NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Huskies bag bronze in rec centre homecoming

May 3, 2018 - Hay River

After a prolonged road trip, Hay River hockey squads were back on home ice from April 20 to April 23.

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Pakallak Tyme is a go

May 3, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

The community of Rankin Inlet is in full party mode as the 2018 edition of Pakallak Tyme got underway this past weekend and will run until May 6.

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RCMP investigating sudden death in Norman Wells

May 2, 2018 - Norman Wells

A sudden death in the town of Norman Wells is being investigated by RCMP.

Norman Wells RCMP responded to a call for service about a sudden death just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, a news release stated.

Norman Wells Mounties, along with the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Investigation Services, are “on scene,” to probe the death, stated the release.

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Town looks for Fisherman’s Wharf takeover

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

Town Hall administration will soon go public in its pursuit to secure new operators for Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Polar bears and CATS

May 2, 2018 - Kugaaruk

As of April 24 there were only two polar bear hunting tags still outstanding out of the original 24 issued in late October, said Mark Jr. Karlik, manager of the Kurtairujuark Hunters & Trappers Association. The last bear harvested, around April 19, was reportedly around nine feet long, said Karlik.

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Planned rec centre parking area to become short-term greenspace

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is moving ahead with plans to convert a would-be parking area in front of the rebuilt rec centre into a temporary greenspace.

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New youth centre schedule ready to roll

May 2, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset’s youth centre will host more than youth over the coming months. There are a number of activities for youth, of course, but adults and elders will be invited to play pool, darts and board games during an evening each week or two, said recreation director Will Sandoval.

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Coral player one series away from back-to-back championships

May 2, 2018 - Coral Harbour

Daniel McKitrick, 20, formerly of Coral Harbour, added another championship to his hockey resume as the Steinbach Pistons captured the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) title with a 2-1 victory over the Virden Oil Capitals in Virden, Man., on April 21.

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MLAs talk pot at KFN as legalization looms

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

As the legalization of marijuana looms, a K’atlodeeche First Nation resident says new legislation presents potential economic benefits for the reserve.

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Qik youth up for a challenge

May 2, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

A group of courageous youth forged a path in the deep snow on the land on the Easter long weekend, skiing a 30-km loop from home and back by way of Bubble Lake.

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Rankin hunter found safe

May 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Chesterfield Inlet

A search-and-rescue (SAR) mission ended in success when a young man from Rankin Inlet was found after being lost on the land for three days this past month.

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LOOKING BACK: Stanton wins $63,105 water bill fight with city

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A.McQuatt

40 years ago

Bob Olexin, owner of the Mini-Vegas Arcade reported to RCMP that approximately $170 was stolen from his business, most of it in coin.

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An alternative road to graduation

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite changes, a Yellowknife Education District No. 1 program is continuing to help at-risk youth graduate, says Sir John Franklin High School principal Dean MacInnis.

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NEWS BRIEFS: GNWT Releases 2030 Energy Strategy

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT released their long-awaited 2030 Energy Plan Tuesday afternoon.

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A look at the Arctic Winter Games future

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games are two years away but there are auditions to be had and spots to be earned for the bantam boys team.

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Balding for bravery was no easy process

May 1, 2018

I have to admit, when my editor handed me a news release and said he wanted me to write a report for an event at a local bar, I wasn’t excited.

“Shave For The Brave,” stated the release, which included a phone number for a woman named Barbara Bell.

But reporting is my job; what choice did I have? So I picked up the phone and called her and am I ever glad I did.

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Friends forever overcome challenges

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Laurie McLean, special to Northern News Services

Melanie Dumont and Kristina Gardiner have a bond of friendship that not even the most challenging times or long distances have been able to break.

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GNWT Releases 2030 Energy Strategy

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT released their long-awaited 2030 Energy Plan Tuesday afternoon.

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Yk councillor Rebecca Alty announces mayoral run

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Four months before nominations officially open, Coun. Rebecca Alty has announced her mayoral run – and several councillors have announced their bids for re-election.

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Familiar face wins carpentry gold

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a three-peat for Luke Heal at the Skills Canada NWT territorial carpentry competition last weekend.

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Council Briefs: City could appoint integrity commissioner

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A governance review of the City of Yellowknife produced recommendations for a revised code of conduct and the appointment of an integrity commissioner, council heard Monday.

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Family and friends Shave for the Brave

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The friends and family of a Yellowknife man recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer buzzed up funds at Shave for the Brave on Saturday evening.

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A story of unrequited love

May 1, 2018 - Vancouver

Last week I received a last-minute invite from my dad, North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) president Bill Enge, to attend a two-day Indigenous law conference in Vancouver.

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City hall entering ‘new era,’ says senior official

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

In a matter of one week at city hall, two senior officials announced their resignation and an inquiry into allegations of workplace misconduct expanded to include whether the manager of bylaw improperly used city cameras.

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NWT mining on shaky ground

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a mining workforce that built Yellowknife and it’s mining that continues to power the economy.

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As possible UNW strike looms, MLAs get a raise

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the union representing territorial government workers threatens to strike over stagnant wages, MLAs received a raise.

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Sexual assault victims not guaranteed any money

May 1, 2018 - Iglulik

Longtime Nunavut business leader Ike Haulli’s sexual assault victims were awarded $1.2 million, collectively, in a recent civil court case but now those victims must wait and see whether they get to collect any of that judgment.

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Helping Americans in the Arctic

May 1, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

What happens if a cruise ship arrives in a Canadian Arctic community and one or more of the many American passengers on board encounters difficulties, such as a lost passport, serious illness or trouble with the law?

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William McDonald roars again in Junior Super Soccer

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, William McDonald School very nearly swept the board in Junior Super Soccer, winning five of the six banners up for grabs.

They didn’t win five this time around but they were still the dominant school at this year’s tournament.

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Ready for the Frolics Fever

April 30, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

KAIYUKNAIKTUK IKALUKTUTIAMI. UPINGNALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KULVALIKPAKTUK ALINAKHIYUK HILAKPUT. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI.

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