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Baker Lake SAO speaks out after GN demolishes playground

August 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The SAO of Baker Lake is speaking out against government waste after the community’s playground was bulldozed by Government of Nunavut contractors.

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Kam Lake at a crossroads

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Flanked by a labyrinth of kennels and surrounded by a chorus of canine calls, Jordee Reid wades into a lush, narrow corridor, its tall grass kneeling to the hot July sun.

The path is one she knows well – it’s just around the corner from the doghouses she would crawl into as a young girl on her family’s Curry Drive lot – “dog mush central,” as she calls it.

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Councillors vote down Energy Efficiency working group

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city of Yellowknife is facing delays in its building bylaw review that could see years-long delays before any energy efficiency standard is brought into force again.

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Man slashed twice in head

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

An Inuvik man appeared in NWT Territorial court on Tuesday following a July 27 stabbing at one of the city’s busiest intersections.

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A bike ride like no other

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Cycling close to 500 kilometres to Hay River isn’t something you wake up one morning and decide to do out-of-the-blue.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Detox, rehab facility needed in the city

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last spring I answered my alcohol dependent brother’s desperate plea to save him from the consequences of his addiction. His employment insurance had run out, he was about to be evicted from his downtown Vancouver condo, and thrown on the street.

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Unwelcome guests: City should regulate Airbnbs

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s tough finding a hotel room in Yellowknife these days.

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Gender inclusive washrooms now at pool

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A decade ago, many public pools across Canada posted signs stating that guests must use the bathroom codified by one’s birth sex – either men’s or women’s.

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Yellowknife man acquitted of sexual assault, uttering threats

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she slept in his apartment last fall has been acquitted of all charges.

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Territorial champs served up

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The biggest tennis tournament of the season is over and with it came some surprise results and some rather entertaining action.

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Record numbers attend 2018 Ptarmicon

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The sixth annual Ptarmicon saw a record turnout as the festival turned the third floor of the Chateau Nova Hotel into a destination for ‘nerd and geek culture’.

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LABOUR VIEWS: The struggle for a collective agreement

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Todd Parsons

It is no secret that collective bargaining negotiations with some major employers have been taking many months and even years to reach completion.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Chamber of commerce offers scholarship for business student

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a business student from Yellowknife.

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Ice breaks up, char break loose

July 31, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

The Arctic Ocean ice let go around Gjoa Haven on July 24. With the water now open, many residents in the community will quickly get their boats in the water and head out to snag some tasty Arctic char, according to James Qitsualik, chair of the community’s hunters and trappers association.

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Pangnirtung man dies following collision

July 31, 2018 - Ottawa

A Pangnirtung man died after being struck by a vehicle in Ottawa the evening of Aug. 29.

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11-year-old donates hair for cancer wigs

July 31, 2018

“Jakob, are you ready?” asks his mother Julie Ross.

The 11-year-old looks at her with soft eyes, takes a deep breath and reluctantly takes his seat in the barber’s chair.

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Frigid water awaits fundraising polar bear dippers

July 31, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The money raised from the annual Polar Bear Dip in Cambridge Bay, to be held Aug. 10, is going to be put toward a future recreation complex, and the more dollars that pour in, the more community leaders who will take the plunge.

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UPDATE : One suspect in custody after stabbing in downtown Yellowknife

July 30, 2018

One man is in custody following a July 27 stabbing in downtown Yellowknife.

34-year-old Kurtis Thrasher is charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking.

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RCMP seek Inuit recruits in ‘extremely competitive market’

July 30, 2018 - Nunavut

The commanding officer of Nunavut’s RCMP is acutely aware of the numbers: only four Inuit police officers remain on his staff of 128 Mounties. There is also one Inuk special constable.

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Pond Inlet man accused of pointing rifle at police, domestic assault

July 30, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

While responding to a complaint of domestic violence, RCMP say they wound up staring down the barrel of a rifle at a Pond Inlet home on July 27.

The police state that they found the complainant in the case on a road where she alleged that her spouse had assaulted her.

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Permafrost study coming North

July 29, 2018 - NWT

A research team out of the University of Lethbridge is headed to the Northwest Territories to study the impacts of forest fires on the northern environment.

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Transportation industry unlikely to see rebates

July 29, 2018 - NWT

The GNWT has released it’s proposal for implementing carbon pricing across the territory.

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Freshwater floods triggered cooling 13,000 years ago

July 29, 2018 - Beaufort Delta

An American research team found the fingerprint of a massive flood of freshwater in the western Arctic that they say likely caused an ancient cold snap 13,000 years ago.

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Cocaine courier gets 3.5 years

July 29, 2018 - NWT

Eight months after staff at an Inuvik hotel discovered a box filled with thousands of dollars worth of cocaine, the “trusted” courier who left it there was handed a 40 month prison sentence.

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Nunavut hockey warms up for the big show

July 29, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont.

Nunavut will make history at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this coming March when the territory’s boys hockey team hits the ice for the first time ever.

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AROUND THE NORTH: How to prevent drowning

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

There were a few extra eyes on the banks of the Mackenzie River July 20.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Summertime culture

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Friends, the good weather brings out one and all to the goings on in the North.

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Five more medals for Veronica McDonald

July 28, 2018 - Fairbanks, Alaska

You had to know that Veronica McDonald of Fort Smith was going to be successful when she decided to enter the 2018 edition of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Deline elects first council since ratification of self-government agreement

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Deline/Fort Franklin

The Deline Got’ine government has held its first election since ratifying its self-government agreement on Sept 1, 2016.

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EDITORIAL: Campaigns underway for Dene Nation chief

July 28, 2018 - NWT

There will be a change at the top of the Dene Nation on Aug. 22 as National Chief Bill Erasmus steps down from his tenure of close to 30 years.

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