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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Numbers up as YKACL Prepares for 2018 Gumboot Rally

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL) is expecting a large number of Northerners to don their finest rain boots this weekend as participation and donation numbers for the 26th annual Gumboot Rally is expected to be up from last year’s event.

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Ecology North puts on Earth week clothing swap, silent auction

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

Local environmental group Ecology North put on its annual earth week clothing swap, coffee house and silent auction at Mildred Hall School on Saturday.

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HEALTHY HINTS: Looking at the habit of habits

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

I have always been someone who loves a good routine. During university, I had the same breakfast almost every morning for four years: oatmeal, with a handful of almonds, a banana and a glass of milk.

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WSCC gears up for Safety Week

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) is encouraging Yellowknife businesses to participate in North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) the week of May 6.

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Volleyball boys have strong showing in Alberta

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

Even in missing the top half of the final standings, Jeannie Mathison couldn’t be happier with how her team played.

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SPORTS CHECK: Provincials time for Potential

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Potential Volleyball Club’s 17U girls outfit will be on the road this weekend in Calgary for the Volleyball Alberta provincial championship, which starts tomorrow.

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COLUMN: Outreach van usage is staggering

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

We already knew how much of a positive impact the introduction of a mobile street outreach van has had dealing with intoxicated people in the street downtown.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Life of boots shouldn’t end at dump

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

“These boots were made for walking. And that’s just what they are going to do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.”

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SPORTS TALK: The ice man leaveth – sadly

April 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

We’ve all made ice, haven’t we?

Grab a tray, pour some water in it, let it freeze and you have frozen dihydrogen oxide. H2O as we call it because we’ve all forgotten Grade 9 chemistry and I’m not about to pull out my periodic table. Helium is still the second-lightest in terms of atomic weight, right?

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GNWT fires back at union

April 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

After years of failed negotiations with the GNWT, the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) – representing almost 4,000 GNWT workers – revealed this week 70 per cent of them are in favour of a strike.

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Mines not meeting Northern worker targets

April 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories’ three diamond mine owners are not meeting their northern and Indigenous hiring commitments.

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Amnesty for pot users

April 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

With marijuana scheduled to be legalized this summer, the federal government is looking at the possibility of amnesty for people with convictions for simple pot possession.

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KING MURDER TRIAL: Blood spatter evidence fails to pin crime on accused

April 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

A blood stain spatter analysis expert painted a gruesome picture Wednesday as he described dozens of stains found on furniture and other surfaces in a third-story apartment unit where two men were found bleeding and badly injured in December 2014.

But in all his detailed testimony, evidence linking accused murderer Denecho King to the attack remains elusive.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Occupational Safety and Health Week set

April 26, 2018 - Hay River

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week will be observed from May 6 to May 12.

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Strike mandate reached for union

April 26, 2018

The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) bargaining on behalf of almost 4,000 territorial government employees, says its membership voted 70 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.

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Another top city official leaves

April 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another top city official is calling it quits as the terms of reference into potential misconduct expand to include allegations of improper use of close-circuit cameras by bylaw manager Doug Gillard.

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EDITORIAL: More businesses need to get into the game

April 26, 2018 - Hay River

We hear the same thing every year at about this time.

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Inuvik’s first pride parade draws more than 100 people

April 26, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s first pride parade, organized by East Three Secondary School’s Aurora GSA club, drew more than 100 people to celebrate queer and trans identities.

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Community garden readies for another year of growing

April 26, 2018 - Hay River

As the warm weather approaches, the Hay River Community Garden is looking for people interested in trying their green thumbs.

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COLUMN: Government honesty hard to find

April 26, 2018

It’s a dangerous, deadly drug and it’s all ready in communities near you.

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Church summer camp gets uplifting donation

April 26, 2018 - Inuvik

The First Bible Baptist Church’s summer camp has been five years in the making, but because of several transfers of leadership, the camp was never brought to fruition.

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Town to object again to GNWT underfunding

April 26, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is ready to take another crack at getting proper funding from the GNWT.

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Arviat man views father’s 80-year-old drawings

April 26, 2018 - Arviat

Some things are just worth the wait.

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Readers have role in accuracy of news

April 25, 2018 - Inuvik

Last week, I came across some criticism of the Inuvik Drum posted on social media.

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Public auction date set for Hay River properties in arrears

April 25, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has set June 27 as the date for a public auction of taxable property in arrears to the municipality.

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Journey to journeyperson almost complete for Mike Netser

April 25, 2018 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

There’s a discernible mix of excitement and determination in Mike Netser’s voice when he discusses how eager he is to reach journeyman housing maintainer status.

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Greenhouse to focus on building community

April 25, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik Community Greenhouse will celebrate its 20th year of incorporation by focusing on building community.

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Inuvik homeless shelter clients relocated due to bed bugs

April 25, 2018 - Inuvik

Clients from the Inuvik Homeless Shelter have been temporarily relocated to a vacant group home on Reliance Street after bed bugs were discovered in one of the rooms last week.

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Chamber of commerce selects executive and board of directors

April 25, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce has a new leadership group.

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Merkosak Construction has adapted to a changing business environment

April 25, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Simon Merkosak is a businessman who realizes the value of partnerships. When he got Merkosak Construction off the ground in 1988, purchasing heavy equipment was out of reach, so he struck a deal with the local Co-op to rent their heavy equipment.

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