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Aiming to grow archery in Hay River

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

A two-day archery clinic was held late last week in Hay River with the goal of growing the traditional sport in the community.

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New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

August 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby.

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Community and playtime at YK Pop-Up Park launch

August 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers of all ages popped into the official launch of the YK Pop-Up Park, a former empty lot that’s been cultivated into a community space in the city’s core, Thursday evening.

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Body of missing tourist John Holliday found in Tuktoyaktuk

August 2, 2018

The body of missing tourist John Holliday, the subject of an exhaustive search in Tuktoyaktuk after he was reported missing on Wednesday, has been found.

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Feds announce $464K for Indigenous women’s prosperity

August 2, 2018

The federal government announced nearly half a million dollars in new federal funding today for projects to improve economic security for Indigenous women in the NWT, including a housing partnership with the NWT Native Women’s Association and tourism investments in the Beaufort Delta.

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Rusty tussock moth outbreak in Inuvik

August 2, 2018 - Inuvik

When Peggy Jay went berry picking last weekend, she was surprised to find the akpik and blueberry patches covered in caterpillars.

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GNWT, city respond to editorial on sobering centre

August 2, 2018

Guest comment by Sheila Bassi-Kellet, SAO of Yellowknife; Bruce Cooper, deputy minister of Health and Social Services; and Sue Cullen, CEO of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

We are writing to provide additional information in response to your July 27 editorial, “Straight talk needed on sobering centre.”

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17-year-old Yellowknife teen chasing pilot’s licence

August 2, 2018

At age 17, Akruthi Balaji is living out one of her dreams of as she pursues a private pilot’s licence through a course on Vancouver Island.

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Blaze at abandoned building being investigated

August 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

A blaze that broke out inside an abandoned downtown building Tuesday night is being investigated by the territory’s fire marshal.

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Taltson to Yk power line back on the table

August 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government is taking another look at connecting hydro facilities powering Yellowknife and other North Slave communities with the Taltson River hydroelectric facility near Fort Smith.

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Ramble and Ride through the long weekend

August 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

Old Town’s marquee street party is back this weekend with art shows, musical performances, tours and pancakes (among other eatable delights).

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Northerners have their taxes reassessed more often than southerners

August 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

Every time Paul MacDonald gets the brown, Government of Canada envelope in the mail, he feels something akin to a kick in the gut.

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Body of missing Behchoko man found

August 2, 2018 - Behchoko

The body of missing 21-year-old Jermaine Camsell has been found near Behchoko.

After an exhaustive search effort from law enforcement and community volunteers alike, Camsell’s body was located and recovered in Marion Lake near Behchoko, states an RCMP news release Thursday.

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Iqaluit council appeals for more airline competition

August 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

With First Air and Canadian North proposing to merge and alarmed by some recommendations in the GN’s Airline Procurement Strategy, Iqaluit city council has passed two resolutions encouraging more airline competition.

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Police search for missing man last seen in Tuktoyaktuk

August 2, 2018 - Tuktoyaktuk

A search effort is underway in Tuktoyaktuk as police look for a missing man last seen in the community in early Wednesday morning.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Hay River man wins with lottery ticket

August 2, 2018 - NWT

A Hay River resident recently won $25,000 on a Set for Life scratch-‘n’-win ticket.

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Inuvik’s annual Camp Kivuni a hit

August 2, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik youth are making crafts, learning about fire safety and preparing for a talent show at this year’s Camp Kivuni.

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First beluga tagging program since 2005 a success

August 2, 2018 - Inuvik

Fourteen beluga whales were tagged in the first beluga tagging program in the eastern Beaufort Sea since 2005 wrapped up July 13.

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EDITORIAL: Welcome back to bumpy Highway 1

August 2, 2018 - Hay River

Anyone from the NWT who went on a southern road trip this summer may have been taken aback upon crossing the 60th Parallel on the way home.

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EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

Kivalliq News
August 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports in Rankin Inlet, hockey is king. With enough players to make up several teams across several age groups the people playing another sport are a distinct minority. But what other sports lack in numbers they more than make up for in passion and dedication.

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The Grizzlies film to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

August 2, 2018 - Toronto/Kugluktuk

A movie inspired by the emergence of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program as a tool to combat suicide will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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KFN’s prohibition bylaw already covers cannabis

August 2, 2018 - Hay River

Nothing needs to change to officially keep cannabis off the Hay River Reserve once the substance becomes legal across Canada on Oct. 17.

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Kivalliq traffic crackdown gets results

August 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A crackdown on motorists breaking the rules of the road is achieving results in Rankin Inlet.

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Summer drilling accelerates at Pine Point

August 1, 2018 - Hay River

Osisko Metals Incorporated has resumed drilling at Pine Point after a halt for spring break-up.

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July fun in Baker Lake

August 1, 2018 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Youth have been able to indulge in a wide variety of activities through a summer camp made possible by the Hamlet of Baker Lake. Close to 130 children registered for summer camp and about 80 of them show up daily for events organized by age group, according to camp supervisor Alysa Ookowt. The program wrapped up at the end of July.

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Dusty Miller, one of the NWT’s oldest veterans, passes at 99

August 1, 2018

One of the NWT’s oldest veterans, Dusty Miller died on Monday at the age of 99.

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Indigenous cinema tour to make stop in Hay River

August 1, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River will be the next stop on a countrywide tour featuring Indigenous films.

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Body of young Hay River woman discovered near B.C. highway

August 1, 2018 - Hay River

A young woman from Hay River was discovered deceased off the side of a British Columbia highway on July 22.

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Search underway for man last seen in Behchoko

August 1, 2018 - Behchoko

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 21-year-old man last seen in Behchoko.

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Shelter gets new beginning

August 1, 2018 - Hay River

The Family Support Centre (FSC) is about to begin demolition of the building that formerly housed its women’s shelter on Riverview Drive.

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