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Missing Inuvik woman found: police

July 24, 2018 - Inuvik

 

UPDATE: The woman has been found, “safe and sound,” RCMP stated in a news release last night.

 

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a 22-year-old woman last seen in Inuvik.

Angel Kalinek reported as missing to the police on Sunday, July 22, stated an RCMP news release Monday.

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Grizzly causes a stir in Kugluktuk

July 23, 2018 - Kugluktuk

When a grizzly bear passed right by her house on July 14, Helen Whittaker grabbed her digital camera to record the massive beast ambling by.

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Body of missing Norman Wells man found

July 23, 2018 - Norman Wells

The body of 39-year-old Howard Blondin has been found following an exhaustive search by law enforcement and community volunteers alike.

Blondin’s body was located Saturday night in the Mackenzie River by Norman Wells RCMP outside of the community, stated an RCMP news release Monday.

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Student who talked about school shootings not guilty of uttering threats

July 23, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 13-year-old boy did not utter threats when he told a school counsellor he had considered carrying out a school shooting, a NWT territorial judge ruled Monday.

Judge Christine Gagnon found the boy, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, not guilty on three counts of uttering threats.

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Nunavut’s crime rate climbs two per cent

July 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut’s crime rate rose by two per cent in 2017, according to new Statistics Canada data released Monday morning.

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The case for a road

July 22, 2018 - NWT

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann said a highway up the Mackenzie Valley will have a huge impact on the NWT – as will each step along the way.

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NWT crews battling blaze in Northern Ontario

July 22, 2018 - NWT

Blazes in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT, to put the fire out.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Be bear aware: residents warned

July 22, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

Residents in Fort Simpson are being reminded to not leave things on their properties that may attract bears.

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Folk on the Rocks is underway!

July 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

The biggest musical event of the year is underway in Yellowknife.

Warm the Rocks began this afternoon at Somba K’e Plaza with Edmonton-based Nuela Charles headlining the first part of the afternoon. Once Nuela Charles finished, the interactive “Truth on Turtle Island” took over.

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Second time unlucky for Hay River Heat

July 22, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

One day, the Hay River Heat will figure out how to beat the Fire Prevention Blue Jays of Yellowknife.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Boil water advisory lifted

July 22, 2018 - NWT

Inuvik

A boil water advisory for the town of Inuvik has been lifted, stated a release from the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

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Hay River woman needed help, couldn’t get up

July 22, 2018 - Hay River

An elderly woman in Hay River was deprived of healthcare services after surgery.

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Leadership on the Keele

July 22, 2018 - Hay River

Twelve youth from around the North took to the water at the end of June to spend 11 days learning about paddling and leadership.

The Keele River expedition, was outfitted by Canoe North Adventures and put together by the Ayalik Fund and Northern Youth Leadership, which is a project of Tides Canada.

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The GNWT’s next big ask

July 21, 2018 - NWT

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann says the GNWT is going to push hard for an all-weather road to the Slave Geological Province in the federal government’s next round of National Trade Corridor funding later this year.

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Making snowshoes in summer

July 21, 2018 - NWT

With the wet weather we’ve experienced in recent weeks, you would think a better idea would be making rubber boots.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Never buy salad dressing again!

July 21, 2018 - NWT

The intense Northern summer is passing so quickly, it’s shocking to realize it is getting close to the end of July already.

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LETTER: Mackenzie Valley Highway important to regions

July 21, 2018 - NWT

From: Shane Thompson, MLA Nahendeh

Dear editor,

An NNSL editorial recently described the business case for the Mackenzie Valley Highway project as “all moonbeams and unicorns.” I disagree.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Copenhagen, bike city for over a hundred years

July 21, 2018 - NWT

One of the first things we noticed in Copenhagen was all the people on bikes. Not hundreds, but thousands of them constantly whizzing back and forth. And bike lanes all over. In fact, we had to watch out for the bikes more than the cars. Eschia!

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: Why Richard Edjericon thinks he should be the Dene National Chief

July 21, 2018 - NWT

Over the next two editions, News/North will interview each of the three candidates for National Chief of the Dene Nation – Eileen Marlowe, Richard Edjericon and Norman Yakeleya – ahead of the Aug. 22 election. Richard Edjericon hails from Fort Resolution and currently lives in Ndilo. Edjericon was Yellowknives Dene First Nation Chief from 1999 to 2003 and chairperson of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Review Board.

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Tourism in Nunavut underdeveloped

July 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Cultural tourism continues to be a rising trend in the industry, and it’s a good time for Nunavummiut to get on board.

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Jordan Takkiruq’s eventful summer

July 21, 2018 - Sackville, N.B.

“All days are full.”

That’s how Gjoa Haven’s Jordan Takkiruq described his eventful stay at SHAD, a month-long entrepreneurial program that took him to the Mount Allison University campus in Sackville, N.B. in June.

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EDITORIAL: Driving up the cost of living

July 21, 2018 - NWT

Climate change is a serious problem, but skepticism abounds over carbon taxes as a solution.

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SPORTS TALK: Farewell to the Razor – someone who was his own man

July 21, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’m going to start with something that’s been burning my biscuits ever since I read it.

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Man struck by ambulance outside of Stanton Territorial Hospital

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man was treated for non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a City of Yellowknife ambulance Friday afternoon.

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Three taken to hospital after helicopter makes forced landing south of Norman Wells

July 20, 2018 - Norman Wells

Three people have been taken to hospital after a helicopter made a forced landing in the Mackenzie Mountains south of Norman Wells.

On Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m., police received a report that a Sahtu Helicopter Bell 407 had “gone down” in the mountains near mile 110 Canol Trail, stated a news release Friday afternoon.

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory finds the light in performance

July 20, 2018 - Iqaluit

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s given name was preordained and, it should come as no surprise, it embodies artistry.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Fort Smith remembers landslide

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

The Town of Fort Smith will mark exactly 50 years since the 1968 landslide with a special commemoration on Aug. 9. The ceremony will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and all are welcome.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Softball tournament in Baker

July 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake is hoping to host a U-18 co-ed softball tournament on the August 10 weekend.

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Hay River hockey phenom to play for Olds, Alta.

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

This fall, a Hay River hockey player will lace up her skates in a college arena.

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Hay River farmers’ market pesto recalled over botulism risk

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

The territory’s chief public health officer is warning anyone who bought ready-to-eat pesto from Riverside Growers NT not to eat it because it carries a risk of botulism.

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