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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Laura Rose ousted at Soup Kitchen

April 25, 2018 - Hay River

Laura Rose has been ousted from her long-time volunteer position as manager of the Soup Kitchen, which feeds needy people in Hay River.

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Teaming up for outdoor rink in Naujaat

April 25, 2018 - Naujaat

Naujaat youth are having a great old time finishing out hockey-and-skating season in style, thanks to an outdoor rink that was built next to Tusarvik Elementary School this past week.

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A ski race like no other

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

It takes a special kind of person to think that running an ultra marathon would be a good idea.

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PUCK DROPPINGS: Wade Hamer Hockey League closed for the season

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editor’s note: Jon Howe bids farewell to the Wade Hamer Hockey League season, better known as WIMPS. As he does every season, he gave us some laughs about the goings-on within the mediocre section of the hockey-playing universe in Yellowknife and is in need of a well-deserved summer off.

Pay special attention to the final two paragraphs – you may find something you like.

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LOOKING BACK: Council establishes new fire hall site

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

The fire department was called to Giant Mine bunkhouse number seven after someone fell asleep with a burning cigarette and ignited the floor near his bed.

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SPORTS CHECK: Time for some kicks

April 24, 2018

It’s Super Soccer time in the city and the junior edition will kick off this afternoon at the St. Joseph and William McDonald school gymnasiums with the Grade 6 boys and girls divisions starting things out.

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NEWS BRIEFS: St. Joseph School increases capacity

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

St. Joseph School will see the addition of three new modular classrooms and one washroom module for the 2018-19 school year at a cost of $1.5 million, it was announced yesterday.

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Yk volunteers treated to pancake breakfast

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife showed its appreciation at the Multiplex Saturday for volunteers who donate their time to organizations and causes.

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Denecho King’s fingerprints not at the crime scene

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Four fingerprints and one palm print found in room 323 of the Sunridge Place apartments did not belong to Denecho King, foot impression and fingerprint expert Christopher Rand Self testified on Tuesday.

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Liquor stores can opt out of pot sales

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

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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Ptarmigan Ptheatrics prep for spring comedy

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A local theater group is performing a popular Broadway musical comedy for this year’s spring production.

Ptarmigan Ptheatrics will debut A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Thursday, April 26. 

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YK man set to bike across Canada

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man will set out to complete a long time dream of his next week as he begins to bike across across the country with hopes of promoting the NWT.

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WSCC’s proposed fines burden workers: critics

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Some Yellowknifers are concerned that proposed fines for workplace safety violations would disproportionately burden workers.

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No room outdoors

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

NWT Parks bookings online during opening day this year hit a new record, with $101,900 coming from 710 reservations — a 17 per cent increase over 2017.

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Urban On the Land Healing Camp opens in Yellowknife

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Close to 60 people gathered behind the Yellowknife Fieldhouse for the grand opening of the urban on the land healing camp on Tuesday afternoon.

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ATV accident on Ingraham Trail sends one to hospital

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

One man is in hospital following an ATV accident on the Ingraham Trail about one kilometre east of the Highway 3 and Highway 4 junction this afternoon.

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Swords found at crime scene capable of fatal blow: medical examiner

April 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The two decorative swords found at the scene of a bloody attack that left one man dead and another severely injured were capable of striking the fatal blow, court heard Monday in the murder trial of Denecho King.

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KIA vows to keep pursuing Grays Bay project

April 24, 2018 - Kitikmeot

The president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association says his organization will not give up on the $554-million Grays Bay Road and Port (GRBP) project even though Ottawa recently rejected the Government of Nunavut’s request for funding.

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Hundreds involved in carving program

April 24, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Hundreds of residents took part in a three-month carving program that wrapped up in early April.

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Hamlet training program pays off

April 24, 2018 - Iglulik

The Hamlet of Igloolik recently hired two trainees as full-time, permanent employees and there’s a possibility that a third trainee may be offered a job as well.

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Capitalizing on science

April 24, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Three Kitikmeot students will be boarding flights to Ottawa in May to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The pupils earned spots at the national competition by placing in the top three at the Kitikmeot Science Fair in Kugluktuk on April 7.

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GNWT workers vote to strike

April 23, 2018 - NWT

An overwhelming majority of territorial government workers have voted to strike, according to a letter emailed to members this evening by the Union of Northern Workers (UNW).

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“We’re going to be downtown or nowhere,” says Fat Fox Cafe owner

April 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s popular kitschy coffee joint, Fat Fox Cafe, will close May 19 and relocate after operations became untenable due to persistent water leaks in the kitchen.

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Body of missing man believed found: police

April 23, 2018 - Hay River

The body of a man believed to be that of missing Hay River resident Junghwan (David) Park has been located near the community, RCMP stated Monday.

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Burning vehicle wakes Beck Court

April 23, 2018 - Yellowknfie

Residents of Beck Court were woken by a vehicle fire in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Iglulik man gets life in prison for brutal murder

April 23, 2018 - Iglulik

Editor’s note: this article contains graphic details about a murder, which readers may find disturbing.

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Kiah Vail vs. the nation

April 22, 2018 - Bridgewater, N.S.

Kiah Vail has won championships before, such as a gold ulu at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Iqaluit.

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Legal weed and the workplace

April 22, 2018 - NWT

Once cannabis is legal, it will likely be treated much like alcohol in the workplace – but as Canada is one of the first countries to legalize it, employers don’t have many precedents to work off.

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TAX TALK: Tax filing deadline

April 21, 2018 - NWT

Filing my own personal income tax return is an annual chore. I am sure you can attest to that.

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COLUMN: Springtime thoughts from a ‘very liberal conservative’

April 21, 2018 - NWT

A couple of the techniques I am using as a good mental health practice is every night I take magnesium and remind myself that upon awaking in the morning, I will immediately think two positive thoughts.

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