UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

Setting the record straight

August 14, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

Dear editor,

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Fort Smith RCMP investigating death of 48-year-old man

August 14, 2018 - Fort Smith

Fort Smith RCMP are investigating the sudden death of a 48-year-old man.

The man was found deceased Monday evening after police received a call for service around 11 p.m., stated an RCMP news release Tuesday.

Police haven’t yet said where the deceased man was located.

The sudden death is being investigated by members of the NWT RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Services, who have traveled to the community.

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Late sealift, teaching vacancies pose challenges for new Cape Dorset school

August 14, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Excitement has been growing for Cape Dorset’s new high school, but the school’s opening date has been thrown into question due to the late arrival of sealift.

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Pipeline opponents grill MP at community barbecue

August 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT MP Michael McLeod hosted a summer barbecue at Somba K’e Park, Tuesday, but found himself politely grilled when local social justice organizations showed up.

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All-terrain vehicle accident kills two men

August 13, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Two men died when an all-terrain vehicle overturned on Aug. 11 on the outskirts of Gjoa Haven, according to RCMP.

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Huge char tip the scales and stretch measuring tapes at Nunavut derbies

August 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Fishing derbies took place in several Nunavut communities during the first week of August, and top competitors reeled in big prize money.

In Kugluktuk, some large char were pulled from the water. The heaviest specimen was 31.8 lb., which earned Jorgen Anablak $2,000.

Norman Kadlun equalled that weight in the cod category.

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Junior Rangers get out on the land

August 13, 2018 - Taloyoak

Junior Canadian Rangers from Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk and Resolute Bay recently joined their counterparts in Taloyoak for an enhanced training session.

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Baffinland production increase proposal low on info

August 13, 2018 - Mary River

Lack of information is the message most commenters noted in their submissions to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s production increase proposal for its Mary River Iron Mine. The deadline was July 26.

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UPDATED: Firefighters battle blaze off Kam Lake Road

August 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A structure fire that prompted a full group alert from Yellowknife Fire Division Thursday originated at the Ace Enterprises’ quarry on Curry Drive, the city says.

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Gearing up for back to school

August 13, 2018

Hello from Cambridge Bay.

The summer is flying by very fast. Everyone is busy and the weather is different this year.

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FROM THE DOCKET: Man sentenced for violent and ‘cruel’ Behchoko home invasion

August 12, 2018 - NWT

Behchoko

A Behchoko man who left a resident bloodied and beaten following a violent 2016 home invasion was handed an 18-month sentence in NWT Supreme Court last week.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Change brings loss and grief

August 12, 2018 - NWT

Last week I went to another friend’s funeral. That’s quite a few in the last several years. This time it was Joey Desjarlais, who was born and raised here but moved to Vancouver as a young man.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Learning to read

August 12, 2018 - NWT

Friends, the matter of education is not only about finding out information, or things you need to know. The main – and most valuable part – is to learn to read in between the lines, to what a story is really saying.

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SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

August 12, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.

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The year Fort Smith changed forever

August 12, 2018 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

A float plane was taxiing before takeoff on the Slave River. A group of men and boys were fishing from the shore. A dog, strangely, raced up and down the steps of a house overlooking the river from a ridge above—and then, with a deep thud, the house was gone.

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Iqalungmiut don’t like changes to water and sewer bylaw

August 12, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqalungmiut don’t like the draft amendments to the City of Iqaluit’s water and sewer bylaw, the city heard at a public consultation the evening of Aug. 9.

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Inuvialuit Living History Project provides more complete, accessible history lessons

August 11, 2018 - Inuvik

This week, I spoke with Rebecca Goodwin, a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario about her research into historical gender roles of Inuvialuit men and women.

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Rowdy Roses go on great playoff run in Alberta

August 11, 2018 - NWT

It’s rare to see Cinderella-type stories of a team coming from the depths of the bottom to shock and awe everyone with their amazing play.

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Sacred Dene tree toppled during windstorm

August 11, 2018

A symbolic Dene tree dedicated to the Dene legend of Yamozha was ripped from its base during a windstorm on Aug. 10.

According to environment Canada wind gusts reached up to 70 k.m. an hour during the storm.

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Students are dropping the pop

August 11, 2018 - NWT

The Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) announced 14 schools have won this year’s Drop the Pop NWT contest.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Public hearing set on GNWT bill

August 11, 2018 - NWT

Enterprise

The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Government Operations will hold a public review in Enterprise of Bill 8: The Emergency Management Act. The review will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Community Centre.

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Martel family angry after RCMP rule no foul play

August 11, 2018 - NWT

A Hay River woman who was found dead on the side of a highway south of Merritt, B.C. last month was described by her aunt as a loving and compassionate person who had long aspired to be an artist.

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EDITORIAL: Dodgy device doesn’t bode well for NWT drivers

August 11, 2018 - NWT

It has become cliché to say the rules around legal pot are hazy but it is safe to contend that a cloud of smoke surrounds how governments are preparing to manage cannabis once recreational use of the drug is legalized Oct. 17, especially with regards to drug-impaired drivers.

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Man who triggered police standoff sentenced

August 11, 2018 - Inuvik

An Inuvik man who triggered an hours-long standoff with police after firing three rifle shots during a domestic dispute was handed a 10-month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Tuesday.

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Arviat hosts roller hockey camp

August 11, 2018 - Arviat

Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it.

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PhD student examines historical Inuvialuit gender roles

August 11, 2018 - Inuvik

Rebecca Goodwin, an anthropology PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, is looking at historical differences between the roles of Inuvialuit men and women as part of the Inuvialuit Living History Project.

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No way out: Women fleeing violence – a life-threatening cycle

August 11, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence compared to any other jurisdiction in the country. Shelter use, per capita, is also the highest in the country. At the heart of this territory’s housing crisis lies an even more dangerous crisis: without second-stage housing women seeking to create safe lives for themselves and their children have nowhere to go. Emergency shelters are the last stop. This is the second part of a three-part series.

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Northern media pioneer remembered

August 10, 2018

Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week.

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Man who sexually assaulted sleeping victim while on bail sentenced

August 10, 2018 - Behchoko

A Behchoko man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping victim in her early teens while out on bail for another sexual assault received a 4-year, nine month sentence in NWT Supreme Court.

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Brett Kissel tour to stop in Inuvik – at last

August 10, 2018 - Inuvik

When Canadian country artist Brett Kissel plays a show in Inuvik this fall, it will be his first time ever in the Northwest Territories.

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