GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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Kevin Koe one win away from PyeongChang

December 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

by Martin Gavin, special to Northern News Services

Kevin Koe has now positioned himself one win from for a front row seat at the lighting of the Olympic flame in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.

“We actually haven’t been playing as well as we can play, we can play better but we are finding a way to win,” said Koe upon clinching the finals berth on Dec. 7. “There is still a lot of work to do (and) we haven’t won anything yet.”

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Community’s donations pay off

December 8, 2017 - Inuvik

Fundraising is a big part of life in Inuvik.

Rarely a day goes by when you can’t find someone fundraising for something, whether it’s to cover recurring program costs, helping a youth sports team travel south for a tournament or supporting a family in grief.

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Editorial: He said/she said at Santa Claus Parade

December 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

What exactly happened between a municipal enforcement officer and a woman driving with her 10-year-old daughter late last month as they were leaving the Santa Claus Parade?

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News briefs

December 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

Bobby Zoe to be sentenced today

A dangerous/long-term offender hearing for repeat sexual offender Bobby Zoe is expected to conclude today.

Zoe, 36, who was convicted of break and enter and sexual assault in 2016 for an attack in 2015, appeared in NWT Supreme Court yesterday.

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GNWT answers Snowking claim

December 8, 2017 - Yellowknife

The government department responsible for overseeing fire safety in the territory says no formal demands have been made of the Snowking Winter Festival, contrary to reports from earlier in the week.

The festival launched a fundraising campaign last week while issuing a news release stating around $6,000 was needed to cover “costly” measures imposed by NWT fire marshal Chucker Dewar.

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All the more reason to sing

December 8, 2017 - Inuvik

For Miki O’Kane, the community Christmas concert makes her holidays.

“Just to look around when we’re singing together and see everyone singing together is hard to explain,” said O’Kane, who has been helping lead the concert’s organization for the last number of years.

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Not enough pool to go around

December 7, 2017 - Inuvik

A mock meet for the Mackenzie Muskrats Swim Club last week was a chance for many of the new swimmers to the club to see what a real meet will be like.

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“Grief haunts our every moment”

December 7, 2017 - Inuvik

A time of celebration turned to endless sorrow for the parents of Australian teen David Vinnicombe, who died far from home on a job site in Inuvik in June 2016.

“Grief haunts our every moment of every miserable day,” his father, Robbie Vinnicombe, appearing by webcam, told territorial court Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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First human trafficking charge laid in Yellowknife

December 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

Five men are charged in what is believed to be the first charge for human trafficking laid in Yellowknife.

As a result of information received from the Saskatoon Police Service’s vice unit on Nov. 30, RCMP here launched an investigation into the exploitation of an adult female as well as cocaine trafficking.

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Peel decision restores faith in democracy

December 7, 2017 - Inuvik

Gwich’in Tribal Council president Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court of Canada quashed the Yukon government’s approval of its own land use plan in the Peel Watershed case.

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Hall Beach goaltender welcomes higher-level challenges

December 7, 2017 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

If you’re looking for Waylon Arnaqjuaq during the winter, there’s a decent chance you’ll find him at the arena, but you may not instantly recognize him.

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Local teen shines in international pageant

December 7, 2017 - Inuvik

Savannah Elias-Beaulieu didn’t hear her name being called at first.

“They speak Spanish,” recalls Elias-Beaulieu, who was named Miss Teen Maja of the World 2017 at a beauty pageant in the Dominican Republic in late November.

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Cash headed to worthy Rankin orgs

December 7, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Four organizations were selected to receive a donation of $10,000 this past weekend by the hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Agnico Eagle Mines.

The donations were presented during the second annual Christmas fundraiser in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 2.

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Naujaat named top cadet corps

December 7, 2017 - Naujaat

The year is closing out with a bang for the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat, with the corps being named best in its region for the second consecutive year.

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Secret Santa ready for action

December 6, 2017 - Hay River

Secret Santa is back for another year helping needy families in Hay River and on the Hay River Reserve.

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Yellowknife resident earns top grade

December 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

When John Wark’s bosses called him to meet for coffee a few weeks ago, the senior staff accountant at Crowe Mackay had an inkling they wanted to talk about something big.

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Seniors’ services evaluation on horizon

December 6, 2017 - Yellowknife

The NWT Seniors’ Society and the GNWT have come to a compromise over the society’s wish to develop a territorial strategy for the older population.

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RCMP to focus on impaired driving

December 6, 2017 - Hay River

The RCMP’s Traffic Services, along with detachments throughout the NWT, launched their Christmastime traffic enforcement patrols and check stops on Dec. 1.

The annual campaign – called Operation Gingerbread – targets impaired driving and will run to Jan. 1.

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Channel 19 back on air in Arviat

December 6, 2017 - Arviat

Community cable Channel 19 is back on the air, and that’s a good thing for the community of Arviat.

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Halifax Explosion 100 years later

December 6, 2017 - yellowknife

December 6, 1917. The day began like any other for John Henry McVittie, a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve stationed aboard the HMCS Margaret. Stoking coal, McVittie fuelled the ship as it patrolled the coastline, searching for enemy vessels and submarines.

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Kivalliq election day lineup

December 6, 2017 - Kivalliq

Listed below are the candidates in each Kivalliq community for the Dec. 11 municipal election, plus the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections.

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Cops posed as a ball players to catch drug dealer

December 5, 2017 - Hay River

A Hay River man caught dealing cocaine to police officers posing undercover as baseball players at the annual Coors slo-pitch tournament last summer has been sentenced to a year in jail minus time served.

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NFTI in running for $1 million prize

December 5, 2017 - Hay River

A project proposal from the Northern Farm Training Institute is one of two contenders for a $1 million prize.

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Dramatic rescue on Prosperous Lake

December 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

There was a dramatic rescue on Prosperous Lake off the Ingraham Trail after a pickup truck with three people inside plunged through the ice Saturday afternoon.

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Councillors debate new hires during Day 1 of budget talks

December 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

City council sat Monday for the first of three nights of budget deliberations, parsing the 2018 draft line by line and discussing what should be kept and what should be cut.

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Shouting fire in a snow castle

December 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

We’re told the front page headline in Monday’s News/North caused a lot of talk in coffee shops in the city.

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Chase the Ace comes to an end

December 5, 2017 - Hay River

The second Chase the Ace lottery in Hay River came to an end on Dec. 1 after 12 weeks.

Angela Jones drew the ace of spades and won the jackpot in the weekly lottery presented by the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society.

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Sport North sings Rowe’s praises

December 5, 2017 - Hay River

Among the winners of the annual awards handed out by Sport North to athletes, coaches and teams is also the name of a Hay River firm.

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‘Almost unanimous’: KFN approves $28.3-million agricultural settlement

December 5, 2017 - Hay River

Members of K’atlodeeche First Nation have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting a $28.3-million settlement for a promise made in Treaty 8.

In a Nov. 28 referendum, 97 per cent of members voted to accept the agricultural benefits settlement agreement negotiated between the First Nation and the federal government.

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Nothern Arts and Cultural Centre concludes Canada 150 performances

December 5, 2017

The final production for the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre’s Canada 150 performances will take place this weekend.

Yellowknife native Leelay Gilday is one-of-eight musicians with the Northern Arts Orchestra which will be showcasing their talent at NACC marking Canada’s milestone year.

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Naujaat students explore new science challenges

December 5, 2017 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School enjoyed having a new twist on an old science program this past week.

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Kiv programs shortlisted for prize

December 5, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet/Rankin Inlet

Two Kivalliq programs find themselves on the short list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize this month.

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TerraX identifies high-grade mineral zone

December 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

TerraX Minerals Inc. has identified a mineralized zone at Homer Lake with a “strike length” of two kilometres.

The long length could spell big yields for the mining corporation, stated a news release Tuesday.

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Prime Minister’s apology raises questions about school name

December 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

Following an apology to the LGBTQ+2 community by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife believes more can be done – including taking a hard look at the name of a Yellowknife school.

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Firewater is mandatory reading

December 5, 2017 - Kivalliq

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) was formed in 2008 and, until it finished its mandate in 2016, it shone a bright light on the tragedies that took place during the time residential schools operated in this country.

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Man charged after road mayhem

December 4, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man appears in court on Tuesday charged with dangerous driving, possession of property obtained by crime and failing to comply with court conditions after a vehicle crashed into a parked van and a fire hydrant. The collisions occurred on Dagenais Drive uptown.

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Snowking kicks off raffle after costly new measures imposed by fire marshal

December 4, 2017 - Yellowknife

Fire alarms in a snow castle? The odd pairing is just one of the demands organizers of the Snowking Winter Festival will have to meet following a list of orders put forth by NWT Fire Marshal Chucker Dewar.

Creators of the annual castle say they’re now scrambling to comply before construction begins.

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No one hurt in house fire on Jeske Crescent

December 4, 2017 - Yellowknife

All the residents and pets of a home on Jeske Crescent near Borden Dr. escaped unharmed after a house fire last night about 10:30. According to a news release on the city’s website, a new heater placed under the home to warm the water lines was the cause.

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Food banks prepare for holidays

December 4, 2017 - NWT

Food banks across the territory are preparing for the holiday season, and the people running them have some advice for people who are thinking of donating this year: keep it simple.

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Communities get ready to vote in hamlet elections

December 4, 2017 - Nunavut

Nunavummiut across the territory, except in Iqaluit, will soon go to the polls to choose political leaders at the local level.

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Break out the horse and wagon

December 3, 2017 - NWT

In News/North on November 20, 2017, a big headline; Delta Chief Wants land claims settled next year. My goodness, the Northwest Territories joined Canada in 1960.

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Grateful for an apology

December 3, 2017 - Cambridge Bay

HALLU INUIN. KANURITPIHI. NAMAKPIAKTURUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. KUVIAHUGVIK TIKKILIKMAT KILAMINNUAK. IPAKHANINIUVIKTITTIYUT ILIHAKVIKMI.

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Why we cry: looking at decolonization

December 3, 2017 - NWT

Friends, I am just now getting to about the midpoint of my third year of Indigenous PhD Studies at Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Koe gets takes another shot at Olympic dream

December 3, 2017 - Ottawa

Cold mornings tossing stones down the sheets of the Inuvik Curling Club can produce Olympic dreams.

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Milestone of writings

December 3, 2017 - Nunavut

We will begin preparations for the celebration of Christmas in a matter of days. For me, this is a milestone as this is what opened the venue of communicating with readers across Nunavut and beyond through this newspaper, and I want to remind us of what Christmas is all about. In November 2009 it all began.

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