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Inuvik honors MMIWG at second annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

October 10, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik honored and remembered missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) at its second annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil October 4 at the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU).

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KIA president addresses controversy

October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) wrapped up its annual general meeting (AGM) in the middle of a firestorm of controversy on social media aimed at KIA president David Ningeongan this past week in Rankin Inlet.

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Spikes in internet usage anger Iqaluit customers — UPDATED

October 10, 2018 - Iqaluit

Dozens of Iqalungmiut are reporting mindboggling usage spikes with internet service provider Northwestel.

Some customers are reporting the spikes occurred when their modems weren’t connected or they’ve been on holidays.

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ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᓂᒃ

Elder Honore Aglukka of Naujaat sits behind his collection of traditional Inuit tools at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᐃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒍᑎᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕆᑉᓗᑎᒃ 9-ᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 25-ᒥ.

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At Kivalliq Trade Show, artisans show their wares

Rankin craftsperson Kyle Johnston, left, describes his various knives and ulus to a group of Agnico Eagle Mines representatives at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Hundreds of people passed through the arts market and took the time to attend the fashion show during the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25.

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Little wildfire activity in 2018

A helicopter works on a forest fire near Gameti last year as part of a burnout operation that aimed to keep the fire from creeping closer to a lake near the community. NNSL file photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2018 wildfire season was one of the least damaging on record during a cool, damp summer.

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Fire-safing your home: what’s needed, what isn’t and what’s new

Richard Castada, a manager at Canadian Tire in Yellowknife, says basic “tested and proven” battery-powered smoke alarms are the biggest draws for conscious consumers. But new advances to smoke detection, like hardwired systems, offer added protection, says North Fire Systems-owner Steve Prowse. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknfe

“Look. Listen. Learn. Beware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

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SPOTLIGHT ON BOOKS: Picture books are not just for children

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Megan Clark

If I could give one assignment to readers of all abilities it would be to take five or ten minutes each week and read one picture book.

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Rough ride for Sundogs soccer squad

Jenaya Hanninen, left, seen during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games junior girls futsal gold ulu game, was one of the players who went down to Surrey, B.C., with the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club for the Toyota U-17 Cup. NNSL file photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club – the Sundogs – had one of the best showings an outdoor soccer team from the NWT ever had at the Toyota U-15 Cup, which serves as the club nationals for that age group.

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Get renter coverage – it’s worth it, say insurers

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Since its inception, home insurance as a concept and practice has evolved from the basis of one central focus: the threat of house fires. With stoves, ironing boards, drying machines, electrical wires and a whole host of other would-be hazards – all confined to a space covered with combustible materials – it’s no surprise fire coverage comes part and parcel with home insurance.

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SPORTS CHECK: Coaching clinics a-plenty

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s shaping up to be a busy next few days for the Yk Minor Hockey Association and its coaches.

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Contract signed, cannabis to be sold in Yellowknife next Wednesday

Ed Eggenberger, owner of the Liquor Shop and Liquor Store is getting ready to sell cannabis in the uptown store next week. The store is yet to get a business license from the city, but is expected to be processed the day of legalization. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Northern administrators attend panel on marijuana

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

With marijuana legalization coming into effect in one week, administrators across the NWT took special interest in the issue during a recent conference.

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New home for some long-term care residents in Hay River

Christine Simpson, centre, cuts a ribbon – assisted by her grandson, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, second from right – to officially open a new addition to Woodland Manor. Also participating in the ceremony are, left to right, Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli and Mayor Brad Mapes, along with Mike Maher, right, the former public administrator with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

For Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, the official opening of a new addition at Woodland Manor was not just another ribbon-cutting.

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New public administrator named for Hay River health authority

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

A new public administrator has been named for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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New rec director hired in Hay River

Beginning on Dec. 1, Stephane Millette, left, will become the new recreation director with the Town of Hay River, replacing acting recreation director Glenn Smith, who is the assistant senior administrative officer. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

Stephane Millette, currently a teacher at Ecole Boreale, will soon be embarking on a new career.

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MLAs get input on Ombudsperson Act

Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart, the chair of the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Government Operations, makes a point during an Oct. 1 public hearing in Hay River on the Ombudsperson Act. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

A committee of MLAs visited Hay River on Oct. 1 to get feedback on legislation to create an ombudsperson for the GNWT.

In general, the seven people who showed up at the public hearing seemed favourably disposed to the idea.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Committee to host recycling celebration

October 9, 2018

The Hay River Beautification Committee is hosting a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Aurora College’s Hay River Community Learning Centre.

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NEIGHBOURLY NEWS: Fall fair coming up in Enterprise

October 9, 2018 - NWT

Enterprise

The Enterprise Fall Fair will take place this month.

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EDITORIAL: GNWT doesn’t need an ombudsperson

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

We don’t know why, but a lot of the stuff we heard at last week’s hearing by a Legislative Assembly committee on proposed legislation to create an ombudsperson for the GNWT grated on our nerves. It sounded like fingernails scraping on a chalkboard.

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LOOKING BACK: Sod turned for Woodland Manor

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

40 years ago

Archdeacon Turq. McCollum greeted members of the Hay River Volunteer Fire Brigade following Thanksgiving services on Sunday morning. A large number of firemen turned out to join in the special service as part of Fire Prevention Week.

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Hay River and GNWT reach verbal agreement on land development

In this photo from August of last year, Mayor Brad Mapes stands on the land targeted for development just south of the Hay River Regional Health Centre. NNSL file photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River and the GNWT have agreed to work together to develop a large parcel of land – just south of the hospital along the west side of the Mackenzie Highway – to meet projected residential and commercial demand.

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Hay River Hazard Women’s Hockey seeks players

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River Hazard Women’s Hockey is looking for players.

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Former Hay River playschool turns into daycare

The official opening of Setsi'e Frederick Daycare in the former Hay River Playschool building took place on Oct. 2. Wanda Beaulieu, centre, cut the ribbon to open the daycare named in honour of her late husband Frederick Beaulieu. Trevor Beck, left, president of the Hay River Metis Government Council, holds one end of the ribbon, while Kaylee McKinney, right, the former president of the closed Hay River Playschool, holds the other end. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River’s newest – and only – daycare officially opened on Oct. 2.

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Courtoreille Street back in business in Hay River

Members of the Courtoreille family attended the Oct. 2 reopening of the now one-way Courtoreille Street. The family representatives were, left to right, Janice Courtoreille, Roy Courtoreille, Terry Courtoreille (back), Bridget Courtoreille, Cheryl Courtoreille, Chrystal Dumas, Ron Courtoreille and Deseree Dumas. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Hay River

The reopening of Courtoreille Street was given the full treatment on Oct. 2.

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High winds batter South Baffin

A storm that tore through south Baffin Island Thursday night wreaked havoc on roofing and power infrastructure. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.
October 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

Destructive winds hit Baffin Island on Oct. 4, sending sheet metal roofing flying into power infrastructure and causing outages across Iqaluit and Cape Dorset.

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SPORTS CHECK: Blue Jays offer help

October 9, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut

The Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, puts out a call every year for organizations to submit requests to help build and maintain play areas for youth.

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Court voids tax assessment on Mary River Project lands

Despite repeated attempts by the Government of Nunavut to assess the tax value of the Mary River Project, a September court judgment has nullified its 2016 notice of assessment. NNSL file photo.
October 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

A court ruled that the Government of Nunavut failed to properly notify the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and its lessee Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. that the Mary River Project lands were open to tax reassessment.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Outside inside at NACC

October 9, 2018

Yellowknife’s Leela Gilday will join the New North Collective as a guest artist tonight at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre.

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Council candidates pitch to business community

October 9, 2018

Thirteen of sixteen council hopefuls jostled for the spotlight at Northern United Place on Thursday, during a forum hosted by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

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