EDITORIAL: Resale royalty long overdue for Inuit artists

December 4, 2018

Kenojuak Ashevak continues to bestow Nunavut – and Canada – with the gift of her artistry. Last month’s auction of her famous 1960 stone cut print The Enchanted Owl garnered $180,000 plus fees for a total of $216,000. The sale set a new Canadian record for a print sold at auction.

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NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Violence towards Indigenous women

December 4, 2018

Racial violence towards Indigenous women still runs rampant in this country despite efforts to raise awareness.

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Involve First Nations in child care

December 4, 2018

It is true. The GNWT is guilty of failing children.

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Temperatures, precipitation expected to remain average over winter

December 4, 2018

The month of November proved to be an average one for Yellowknife’s historical trends in temperature and precipitation according to the federal department of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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Only ‘handful’ of NWT jobs cut: Great Slave Helicopters

At least one NWT employee of Great Slave Helicopters was laid off last week. Many others at the company's Calgary base were also let go. NNSL file photo
December 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Contrary to reports that Great Slave Helicopters will not be laying off Northern workers after a Saskatchewan-based owner purchased a number of its assets, at least one NWT employee has indeed been laid off.

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Huge haul of alcohol seized by Fort McPherson RCMP

December 4, 2018 - Fort McPherson

Fort McPherson RCMP have seized a huge haul of alcohol following “targeted” traffic stops along the Dempster Highway, states a news release issued by Mounties Tuesday evening.

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New safety measures coming to City Cab in wake of driver’s death

December 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

New safety measures are coming to City Cab taxis following the on-duty death of a longtime driver earlier this month.

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Yellowknife man convicted of assault with pie iron

December 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 22-year-old Yellowknife man who struck another man in the head with a pie iron during a dispute on Prelude Lake was convicted of assault causing bodily harm in NWT Supreme Court Monday.

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Familiar faces take home Volleyball Championships

Ron Chiasson, left of YK Blue sets the ball for Phil Youngblut during the NWT Open Territorial Championship. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
December 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Familiar faces took home gold this weekend at the NWT Volleyball Territorial Open Championships.

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Foundation to help Sixties Scoop survivors file settlement claims

December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Sixties Scoop settlement agreement is now open for claims from survivors adopted into non-indigenous foster homes between Jan. 1, 1951 and Dec. 31, 1991 resulting in a loss of their cultural identity.

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YWCA searching for new building, funding after fire

The aftermath of the Rockhill fire earlier this year. Residents of the destroyed building are now questioning where money raised to help them have gone. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

The YWCA NWT is still recovering after a fire decimated Rockhill Apartments containing its transitional housing facility and offices on October 2.

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Northern journalist launches new book

December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Veteran journalist Patti-Kay Hamilton launched her new book in Yellowknife this past weekend.

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KidSport announces first NWT Ambassador

Kerry Galusha, left, stands with the rest of her teamSarah Koltun, Brittany Tran and Shona Barbour during a world cup tour event earlier this year. photo courtesy of Team Galusha
December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

KidSport NWT has appointed the first ambassador for the Northwest Territories.

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15 people charged after year-long investigation into cocaine trafficking in Yellowknife

December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fifteen people suspected to be involved in cocaine trafficking in Yellowknife have been charged following a year-long investigation that netted over 1,400 grams of cocaine and firearms, say RCMP.

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WSCC assessment rates climb again

December 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Employers operating in the territory will have to cough up 5 cents more in Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC)  average assessment rates in the new year.

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District education authorities confronted with drastic changes

December 3, 2018 - Nunavut

The future of district education authorities (DEAs) will be shaped over the next several months.

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Dog in Cambridge Bay suspected to have rabies, GN warns

December 3, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

A dog in Cambridge Bay that is thought to be infected with rabies has prompted an advisory from the Department of Health 

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NACC turns to GoFundMe to support programs

December 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is turning to GoFundMe after a $30,000 budget cut.

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Qulliq will expand renewable energy in 2019

December 2, 2018 - Nunavut

By next spring, Qulliq Energy Corporation expects to begin purchasing renewable energy from commercial and institutional customers.

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Lawyer preparing lawsuit over jailhouse sex allegations

December 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A lawyer is expected to launch a lawsuit against the Government of the Northwest Territories following allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between North Slave Correctional Complex staff and an inmate, News/North has learned.

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Dozens gather in downtown Yellowknife in support of postal workers

December 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

AROUND NUNAVUT: workshops and Christmas hampers, a library fundraiser, and professional Inuit theatre

December 1, 2018 - Nunavut

Curious about what’s going on in the Baffin region? Here are a few activities taking place in three communities.

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One more million-dollar year for Naujaat Co-op members

December 1, 2018 - Naujaat

Outgoing Naujaat Co-op president Pio Kopak had excellent news for members at the annual general meeting held Nov. 24 – $1 million is returning to members’ accounts by way of dividends.

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Proposed 600 per cent expansion at Mary River triggers concern

December 1, 2018 - Mary River

The process leading to a public hearing scheduled for May 2019 on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Phase 2 development proposal for the Mary River mine continues, as public engagement sessions in communities are scheduled to take place in January.

Meanwhile, the period of time for commenters to submit technical questions to the company on its Final Environmental Impact Statement closed Nov. 23, following the release of the final draft for review Oct. 12.

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Attitude change needed to address dog problem

November 30, 2018 - Inuvik

The North has a dog problem. The dog problem stems from an attitude problem towards dogs.

The saddest part about the problem is that the suffering dogs experience as a result of the problem is completely avoidable.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Record temps

A pedestrian crosses a snowy intersection in Rankin Inlet. Rankin's recent cold snap set a number of recordr low temperatures. NNSL file photo
November 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

The community of Rankin Inlet hit a week of record low temperatures from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21.

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Kugluktuk care home delays could doom project

November 30, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Time may be running out on the Hamlet of Kugluktuk’s efforts to build a 24-bed continuing care centre.

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Six-month sentence for Norman Wells cocaine trafficker

November 30, 2018 - Norman Wells

A 26-year-old man who sold cocaine to an undercover Mountie in Norman Wells received a six-month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Wednesday.

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COLUMN: Performing arts hold plenty of potential

November 30, 2018 - Kivalliq

If we may step outside the traditional boundaries for a moment, one thing that has always somewhat befuddled me during the past two decades is why we don’t see more of a push for the performing arts in our region.

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Iqaluit council passes $66 million budget for 2019

November 30, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit city council passed a 2019 budget of more than $66 million, with $23 million set aside for operations and more than $43 million in capital spending.

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