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Mapping mother nature’s ‘misunderstood’ mosses

July 28, 2018 - NWT

After traversing tree-lined trails or hiking through wooded wilderlands, few outdoor enthusiasts stop to ask themselves, “how many mosses did I see today?”

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: The communications candidate

July 28, 2018 - NWT

Over three editions News/North will interview each of the three candidates for National Chief of the Dene Nation – Norman Yakeleya, Richard Edjericon and Eileen Marlowe – ahead of the Aug. 22 election. The third candidate, Eileen Marlowe, is originally from Lutsel K’e and now lives in Yellowknife.

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SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

July 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn’t able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the Amazon.

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Yellowknife man acquitted of sexual assault, uttering threats

July 27, 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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Cam Bay fire deemed suspicious; arrest made

July 27, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The RCMP have arrested an individual in relation to a July 26 fire that caused extensive damage to a residence in a Cambridge Bay multi-unit building.

Cambridge Bay Fire Chief Keith Morrison said he’s not aware of any injuries. However, there was substantial fire, smoke and water damage to the unit, where one occupant was forced to flee.

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City strikes task force for water supply issues, bylaw goes to public consultation, no resolution for Nunavut brewery

Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo Nunavut Brewing Company Ltd. general manager Katie Barbour, seen hear next to empty brewing vessels at the company's Iqaluit building, says the company is hoping to come up with creative solution with the city so that it can finally get to work offering made-in-Nunavut beer to Nunavummiut and southern beer buyers.
July 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit council meeting July 24 was long and tense, peaking with Nunavut Brewing Company Ltd. partner Stuart Kennedy stalking out of chambers when the city’s proposed new water and sewer services bylaw failed at second reading.

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Convicted child-sex offenders Dejaeger and Meeko continue on appeal route

July 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger and former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko – both convicted for sex crimes against children – had their day at the Nunavut Court of Appeal July 25.

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Hidden gems at Folk on the Rocks

July 27, 2018

In my years of covering music festivals throughout Western Canada, I have learned to look beyond the main stage and behind the allure of the marquis performers for some true creative treats.
And I found just that at the small CBC Aurora Stage early afternoon last Sunday at Folk on the Rocks.

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NEWS BRIEFS: One step closer to one-way on Courtoreille St.

July 27, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River town council has agreed in principle to convert Courtoreille Street into a one-way thoroughfare.

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Kids learn to be water smart

July 27, 2018 - Hay River

Knowing how to be safe around water is extremely important, especially in place like Hay River.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fundraiser for Arviat hero

July 27, 2018 - Kivalliq

Arviat

An online fundraiser has been set up for the family of Aaron Gibbons, the father of three from Arviat who died protecting his children from a polar bear attack earlier this month.

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GNAF important part of Inuvik

July 27, 2018 - Inuvik

When I walked into the Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) opening ceremony, I could not believe how many people were packed into the recreation centre’s community hall.

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Gym owner preps mountain trek for adventurers for Type 1 diabetes

July 27, 2018 - Hay River

Chris Hawley lifts up his t-shirt to reveal a device about the size of kinder surprise capsule patched to the side of his rib cage.

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Rankin’s first fastball league a hit

July 27, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A new summer sport is taking hold on the baseball diamonds in Rankin Inlet. Rankin has t-ball on offer for young children and softball for adults and youth, but up until this year the community didn’t have the option of playing fastball.

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Stolen boot spurs kids’ book

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

A local author is writing a children’s book based on a story about a fox that stole her boot last year.

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CITY BRIEFS: City considers levelling playing field for BnBs

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is considering how it will fairly regulate short-term rentals, says senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett.

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Just Fitness wraps up inaugural Multi-Sport Fitness Camp

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are some options when it comes to what youth can do over the summer. They can always watch television or putter around on their phones.

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EDITORIAL: More straight talk needed on sobering centre

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Safe Harbour Day Shelter and a sobering centre at the Salvation Army have made a significant impact in addressing issues of homelessness and addictions in the city’s downtown streets.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Invasive plants are a real problem

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The alien invasion has started, and they are already among us.

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SPORTS TALK: The more day camps we have, the merrier – really

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

I never really did the whole day camp thing when I was a kid. I was too busy playing softball to worry about it.

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LOOKING BACK: CIBC celebrates golden anniversary

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Lawrence Cassaway told Yellowknifer about how he received a $50 cheque as a token of gratitude from a man he saved from drowning in Great Slave Lake.

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Hidden gems at Folk on the Rocks

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

In my years of covering music festivals throughout Western Canada, I have learned to look beyond the main stage and behind the allure of the marquis performers for some true creative treats.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Day and sobering centres will open simultaneously

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The new facility for Yellowknife’s day shelter and sobering centre will in fact offer both services together as early as mid-September, the GNWT confirmed on Wednesday.

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Drug kingpin Norman Hache granted day parole with privileges

July 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man serving a three-year sentence for his role as the head of a far-reaching drug enterprise that brought large quantities of cocaine into the territory has been granted day parole with overnight leave privileges.

Norman Hache, 37, will move from a minimum security Alberta prison, where he’s been incarcerated since October of last year, to reside in a community correctional centre in another province.

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COURT BRIEFS: Accused leader of Yellowknife cocaine ring acquitted

July 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

An Edmonton man accused of playing a leading role in a cocaine ring that set up shop in Yellowknife two years ago has been acquitted following a decision in NWT territorial court Thursday.

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Artist completes residency exchange in Inuvik

July 26, 2018 - Inuvik

Jade Nasogaluak-Carpenter, a Calgary-based Inuvialuk artist, is working in Inuvik as part of the TD North/South Artist Exchange program.

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EDITORIAL: Hats off to small businesses

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

Danielle Sachs started dyeing her own yarn with Kool-Aid powders while living in the Hay River highrise.

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Busy summer of road work in Iglulik

July 26, 2018 - Iglulik

Hamlet crews have been busy fixing and building roads in the community. Two weeks of upgrades to Igloo Point Road recently wrapped up, said senior administrative officer Greg Morash.

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GNAF festival sees big increase in sales

July 26, 2018 - Inuvik

The 30th annual Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) nearly doubled its gallery sales from last year, according to executive director Mary Ann Ross.

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Yarn to dye for

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

The typical start-up origin story begins in a California garage.

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