Setting the record straight
Aug. 7, 2018
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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.
Aug. 7, 2018
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Two men died when an all-terrain vehicle overturned on Aug. 11 on the outskirts of Gjoa Haven, according to RCMP.Read More
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.Read More
Junior Canadian Rangers from Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Kugaaruk, Kugluktuk and Resolute Bay recently joined their counterparts in Taloyoak for an enhanced training session.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Hello from Cambridge Bay.
The summer is flying by very fast. Everyone is busy and the weather is different this year.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) announced 14 schools have won this year’s Drop the Pop NWT contest.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week.Read More
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.Read More
When Canadian country artist Brett Kissel plays a show in Inuvik this fall, it will be his first time ever in the Northwest Territories.Read More