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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Feds reject five of six Nunavut infrastructure proposals

April 30, 2018 - Nunavut

For the community of Kimmirut, the federal government’s rejection of a Government of Nunavut (GN) proposal to relocate its airport means continued lack of access to basic services most communities receive.

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New souvenir shop opens at airport

April 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Visitors to the city will have a new place to shop as the airport opened the city’s latest souvenir shop this past weekend.

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Lutsel K’e survivors of 2011 plane crash await $8-million settlement

April 29, 2018 - NWT

For close to six hours, two Lutsel K’e residents waited for rescue after Air Tindi flight AT200 crashed into a cliff 40 kilometres outside the community in 2011, killing the pilot and one passenger.

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Team North set for action

April 29, 2018 - NWT

Les Skinner of Inuvik coached Team North to its best result ever at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships two years ago in Ontario, that being a silver medal with the boys team.

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Meeko gets tougher sentence than lawyers requested

April 29, 2018 - Iqaluit

Former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko will serve eight years and one month for his sexual crimes against children between 1972 and 2007.

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Boreal forest faces uncertain future

April 29, 2018 - NWT

New research is predicting the effects of major threats to Canada’s boreal forest, in the short and long term and advising governments to get ready for change.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Wellness camp opens in YK

April 29, 2018 - NWT

The other day I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation’s (AIWF) wellness camp. Looks like they’re going to work with lots of Indigenous people from smaller communities who have moved to Yellowknife. Good stuff.

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Vet Clinic visits Fort Simpson

April 29, 2018 - NWT

Residents of Fort Simpson were given a chance to take their pets to see a veterinarian as the NWT SPCA set up shop at the community rec center in late April.

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Ice oddity in the Arctic

April 29, 2018 - NWT

NASA mission scientist John Sonntag was flying over the Beaufort Sea on April 14 as part of Operation IceBridge when he noticed three strange circles in the ice and snapped a quick pic.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Young voices from the territory

April 28, 2018 - NWT

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NWT youth have an opportunity to help shape future climate change projects through one of several newly established Northern committees.

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Pool re-opens in Inuvik

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Inuvik is all set to make a splash once again.

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NORTHERN NOTES: Everyone deserves a decent home

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Editor’s note:
Cece Hodgson McCauley first appeared in News/North 33 years ago. The column below appeared in the June 14, 1985 edition of News/North.

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TAX TALK: Paying your tax bill

April 28, 2018

Spring has finally sprung in the North and with it comes the invigorating long daylight hours. This is also season when some of us dread the mailbox, or that email if you signed up for the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) online service.

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SPORTS CHECK: Seniors take to the floor

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Somba K’e/Yellowknife

With Junior Super Soccer over for another year, the focus turns now to Senior Super Soccer, which gets underway on May 2 in Yellowknife.

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SPORTS TALK: Bruno Sammartino was the American Dream personified

April 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

We say it can’t happen here, right? And then it happens.

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EDITORIAL: Serious crime cases often difficult to solve

April 28, 2018 - NWT

The RCMP has been at receiving end of the hide tanning stick for some time as it relates to policing efforts in Indigenous communities – some of it richly deserved.

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Winning $100,000 Extra remains unclaimed

April 28, 2018 - NWT

A lottery ticket purchased somewhere in the NWT on October 7 last year, has the winning Extra number on it that comes with a $100,000 prize that has yet to be claimed.

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Liquor stores can opt out of pot

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Private liquor stores will have extensive signage warning of the dangers of smoking marijuana – that’s if they choose to sell weed once it’s legalized.

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Is it time to re-examine Northern shipping?

April 28, 2018 - NWT

A columnist and transportation researcher based in Ontario thinks the country is missing out on considerable shipping potential in the Mackenzie River and Beaufort Sea.

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LETTER: Problems with weed in the workplace

April 28, 2018 - NWT

by Norman Yakeleya,

Tulita, NT

Dear editor,

I read in the News/North a story (‘Legal weed and the workplace’, April 23) by reporter Tim Edwards.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Parks and rec association offers grants to organize events

April 28, 2018 - NWT

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The territory’s parks and recreation association is offering grants to promote and encourage the benefits of recreation parks to NWT residents.

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Feds ignoring Nunavut Planning Commission funding concerns

April 28, 2018 - Nunavut

Despite an audit, as well as external reports and reviews, showing the federal government is underfunding the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada says the commission should be able to do its job with the money it has.

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Yellowknife council to discuss four-year terms

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

City council will discuss a recommendation Monday that would see city council terms extended to four years from three.

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NWT showcases its skills

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students from across the territory are showcasing their skills this weekend as Skills Canada NWT hosts their annual territorial competition at the multiplex.

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Volleyball league wraps up season in Hay River

April 27, 2018

The Hay River Volleyball Club held its year-end tournament this past weekend.

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Ecole Boreale has winning ways at soccer tournament

April 27, 2018 - Hay River

Soccer players from Ecole Boreale had a great showing at a recent tournament in Fort Simpson.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: School lends helping hand

April 27, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Students and staff members at Simon Alaittuq School (SAS) raised $600 in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Humboldt, Sask., tragedy during a special Jersey Day at the school in Rankin Inlet on April 13.

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Leak fixed, pool re-opens with free swims

April 27, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik is all set to make a splash once again.

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Info session held on oil and gas laws

April 27, 2018 - Hay River

A public engagement session was held in Hay River on April 12 on proposed changes to oil and gas legislation in the NWT.

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Arviat drama club begins work on mammoth production

April 27, 2018 - Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club in Arviat will be closing out the school year by performing the epic coming of age story Inuk and the Sun in June.

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