Tax dispute between Metis and GNWT

June 23, 2018 - South Slave

Metis in the NWT shouldn’t have to pay property taxes on cabins in the bush, said Northwest Territory Metis Nation president Garry Bailey, but the GNWT disagrees with the suggestion that these taxes limit Indigenous people’s rights.

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Karis Dekwant brings home gold – again

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Karis Dekwant decorated her special occasion cake for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in 15 minutes and won gold.

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Joe Savikataaq takes over as premier

June 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Joe Savikataaq stepped into unseated Premier Paul Quassa’s shoes after an unprecedented vote of non-confidence June 14.

The Arviat South MLA was pronounced premier after two rounds of voting. Fellow Kivalliq MLAs Patterk Netser and Lorne Kusugak were also in the running.

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GNWT, UNW to enter mediation in October

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) will head into mediation in October with the goal of reaching a collective agreement.

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Investigation into ‘suspicious’ fire on Franklin continues

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A fire that gutted a longstanding, uninhabited home on Franklin Avenue early Monday morning is being treated as suspicious by investigators, the territory’s fire marshal says.

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Inuvik Wind Project discussed at energy trade show

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Wind Project was highlighted as a key example of energy from the Arctic intended to meet Arctic needs at the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference and Trade Show June 12.

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GNWT updates its map of arsenic-impacted lakes, lands

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The government of Northwest Territories has added to its list of lakes with elevated levels of arsenic.

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Jury finds man guilty of sexual assault, assault

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A jury has found a 40-year-old man guilty of committing a number of violent acts against his former girlfriend.

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First class completed at Marine Training Centre

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

The new Marine Training Centre in Hay River has completed offering its first class.

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Inuvik shelter becomes sober drop-in centre for summer

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

The John Wayne Kiktorak Centre (JWKC) has opened its doors for the first time during the day to offer meals and programs to its clients in the summer.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Fishermen’s Wharf set to open June 16

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

The popular Saturday Fisherman’s Wharf outdoor market will open June 16.

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Inuvik track and field athlete brings home silver

June 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Braeden Picek, 16, brought home a silver medal from last week’s track and field meet in Hay River.

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Naujaat students tackle SET Challenge

June 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School were competing to see how far they could fly off the handle in Naujaat this past month.

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Track and Field Championships draws 1,118 athletes

June 15, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River has once again done something that it has proven over the years to be very good at doing.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Top students taken to TASK

June 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Baker Lake

Listed below are the 2018 outstanding students and their disciplines for the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake this past month.

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The best of Irish athletics honoured

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another year, another round of athletes at St. Patrick High School getting recognized for what they do.

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Let the fastpitch begin

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The familiar sounds of fastpitch in Yellowknife were on full display last weekend at Tommy Forrest Ball Park.

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It’s Men’s Health Week. So put down those fries!

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canadian Men’s Health Week runs through June 17. Yeah.

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EDITORIAL: Legal weed requires more choices

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

We’re about to embark on a grand experiment in legalizing recreational pot use with the aim of freeing up courts from prosecuting minor possession charges while fighting illicit drug sales and the violent crime associated with it.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: First the good news

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is good news and not so good news. Seems to be a lot that that going around lately.

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Basketball teams set for nationals

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Canada Basketball U15 Nationals are still two months away but we now know who will be wearing the territory’s colours on the hardcourt in August.

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LOOKING BACK: Dash 7 darted in

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Wardair’s first Dash 7 arrived in Yellowknife. Indications were that there would be considerable work available for the new machine, which was faster and carried double the payload of the Twin Otter.

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Beer Barge marks 10th year with look at history

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Historical Society is expecting close to 400 visitors to gather at the Wardair float base in Old Town tomorrow for the 10th Annual Beer Barge.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Three candidates for Dene Nation chief

June 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Three candidates are officially confirmed in the running for Dene Nation chief, says election officer Lynda Comerford.

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FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN: Lost and found fishin’

June 14, 2018 - North Slave

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – not to make light of grief but I went through all the stages Saturday.

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New tax law will slice into elected officials’ income

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

In just seven months, the city of Yellowknife’s elected officials will see new CRA rules eliminate a one-third tax exemption on their salaries.

The City of Yellowknife is aware it will have to put any potential wage adjustment before councillors, said Kerry Penney, director of policy, communications and economic development.

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Suspect in custody after reports of shots being fired in Inuvik

June 14, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP have taken a suspect into custody after responding to a report of shots being fired in the community.

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Dominion Diamond rejects proposals to resolve employee issues, says UNW

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dominion Diamond Mines has refused proposals to help solve issues with employees at Ekati Diamond Mine and intends to layoff 150 workers by the end of September, says the Union of Northern Workers (UNW).

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COURT BRIEFS: ‘These are lies,’ man on trial for string of alleged assaults testifies

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 40-year-old man on trial for a string of assaults took the stand Wednesday to emphatically deny allegations leveled against him by his ex-girlfriend.

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Inuvik family buzzing about sweet new hobby

June 14, 2018 - Inuvik

An Inuvik family is buzzing about their sweet new hobby – honeybee farming.

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Sailing collective wants derelict houseboat hauled

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

The stubborn presence of an abandoned and half-sunken houseboat is drawing the ire of some members of a nearby sailing club who say the derelict dwelling is both an eyesore and an environmental hazard.

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24-hour chance to pump up in uptown on the way

June 14, 2018

A 24-hour fitness centre is coming to Yellowknife, with owners hoping to be breaking a sweat this fall.

The family duo of Safaa Nielsen and stepson Alex Nielsen said people’s busy lifestyle is prompting them to open the doors to Anytime Fitness, which will be located in the Centre Ice Plaza on Old Airport Road.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Junior Canadian Rangers to gather in Res

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

Deninu Ku’e/Fort Resolution

Junior Canadian Rangers from Whati, Behchoko, Fort Providence and Lutsel K’e will gather next month on Mission Island in Fort Resolution.

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Paul Quassa removed from Nunavut premiership

June 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nunavut MLAs voted Thursday to remove Paul Quassa from the premiership, with ministers backing the regular MLA caucus motion in a 16-3 vote.

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EDITORIAL: Dialysis service not a business to be studied

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

Maybe we’re missing something.

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Fire in storage unit at Norseman Apartments

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a storage unit on the first floor of Norseman Apartments Wednesday night.

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All aboard for scientific research

June 14, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Amundsen is on a six-week tour of Hudson Bay to study the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

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Two streets up for new names in Hay River

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has begun the process of renaming a downtown road.

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Arviat hockey guru receives Commissioner’s Award

June 14, 2018 - Arviat

For the past 15 years, Gleason Uppahuak has spent countless hours organizing and overseeing hockey programs in Arviat – and he wasn’t doing it for accolades.

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Iglulik man charged with sex offences against youth

June 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

A 29-year-old Iglulik man faces multiple charges after two youths in Iqaluit were allegedly approached by an individual seeking sexual services in exchange for payment on June 12.

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Hay River Yards in Bloom taking a break

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Yards in Bloom – the popular competition to promote gardening and community beautification – is taking a year’s hiatus.

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Cannabis producer herds The Sheepdogs into city club

June 13, 2018

Aurora Illumination’s Concert Series is coming to The Black Knight Pub on July 4, with this stop of the national tour featuring Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs. 

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Nunavut MLAs will vote Thursday on whether to remove Quassa as Premier

June 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Seven months after being elected premier after one round of votes, Paul Quassa will see MLAs debate and vote on whether he should be stripped of his powers June 14.

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Two-months for most mental health counselling in Hay River

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Aside from emergency situations and cases involving addictions, it takes about two months to see a mental health counsellor in Hay River.

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Naujaat students get mix of traditional and modern

June 13, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School closed out their school year by enjoying the blend of traditional-and-modern programming the school has become well-known for in Naujaat this past month.

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Fort Smith has its say on Aurora College

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Fort Smith has put up a spirited defence of its role as the centre of post-secondary education in the NWT.

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