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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Miners prepare for summer tourney

April 21, 2018 - NWT

Obstacle courses, rope rescue and firefighting – these sorts of heroics aren’t common in the workplace, but Northern miners will be putting their training on display this summer in the annual Mine Rescue competition.

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Workplace accidents, deaths down in 2016

April 21, 2018 - NWT

The trend in workplace injuries and fatalities is going in the right direction in the North – at least, as of 2016.

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EDITORIAL: Workplace safety prevents tragedies and helps pocketbook

April 21, 2018 - NWT

Working in the North can be full of danger. Its immense size alone poses hazards for the worker, whether travelling long distances on winter roads or flying in small bush planes to remote locations – often in inclement weather.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Indigenous music documentary screens

April 21, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

Urgent music documentary – When They Awake! screened April 13 in Fort Simpson at the Open Sky Gallery.

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SPORTS TALK: The Crafty Cockney – the greatest of all time

April 21, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I have very few sporting idols I look up to.

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Wekweeti woman wins $162K Chase the Ace prize

April 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Wekweeti woman is much richer after winning the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club’s Chase the Ace fundraiser in front a large and loud crowd at the Monkey Tree Pub on Friday.

Adeline Football, a community director with the Tlicho government, is walking away with $160,000 after pulling the ace of spades.

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Don’t make assumptions about Inuvik-Tuk highway

April 20, 2018 - Inuvik

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to an acquaintance that I was looking forward to visiting Tuktoyaktuk this summer because I want to see the Arctic Ocean in the summertime.

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EDITORIAL: Groundhog Day for highway rescue

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

Every time we hear there is not enough GNWT funding for highway rescue provided to the Town of Hay River, we think about Groundhog Day.

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Workplace safety prevents tragedies and helps pocketbook

April 20, 2018 - NWT

Working in the North can be full of danger. Its immense size alone poses hazards for the worker, whether travelling long distances on winter roads or flying in small bush planes to remote locations – often in inclement weather.

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‘I am named Appalialuk’ – Part Two of a Two-Part Series

April 20, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence which began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven.

Mike’s braids were shorn and she became one of seven known Inuit children who were collected into a federal government program called The Eskimo Experiment.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Executive chosen for seniors’ society

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

This year’s executive has been chosen for the Hay River Seniors’ Society.

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Protecting youth top priority in pot legalization

April 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Fast-talking former Toronto police chief and Liberal MP Bill Blair visited with Nunavut leadership in the capital April 12 to discuss cannabis legalization, saying decriminalization would be better for youth and would help decimate the criminal underworld’s unregulated control over a $6- to $8-billion industry.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Students show support for Humboldt

April 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tusarvik School in Naujaat were among numerous schools, groups and organizations across the Kivalliq that showed their support for the community of Humboldt, Sask., by wearing a sports jersey or green shirt on April 12.

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East Three hosts first soccer tournament of 2018

April 20, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik kicked off soccer season with its first tournament of 2018 at East Three School April 13-
14.

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Town backs new strategy to get more funding for highway rescue

April 20, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has agreed on a new strategy to try to get more GNWT funding to pay for operation and maintenance expenses for highway rescue and ground ambulance services outside municipal boundaries.

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Yellowknife farmers market calls for more vendors

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Farmers Market is making its second call for purveyors of goods and produce, with the aim of doubling its vendor list, says the market’s president.

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Spring Duathlon closes out snow season

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

In terms of the Yellowknife Ski Club, the business of official on-snow activities is over for the season.

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Air Georgian searching for pilots amidst international shortage

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Toronto-based airline is turning to Yellowknife to solve their personal pilot shortage.

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Loppet sees turnout for the ages

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you’re going to host a ski event, you need to make sure you have enough supplies to ensure a successful running.

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More mapping of permafrost needed for infrastructure planning

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the territory looks to adapt to climate change, it must map out one of its most critical resources — ice, industry experts say.

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City’s public works director steps down

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dennis Kefalas, who handled a complaint in 2014 about alleged workplace misconduct at the Municipal Enforcement Division, has resigned from his high-ranking post at the city.

Kefalas leaves his job as director of Public Works and Engineering right as an independent inquiry into those allegations and how that complaint was dealt with is set to begin.

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FROM HANSARD: Pot pardons a federal issue: Sebert

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 13. MLA Tom Beaulieu, who represents Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh constituency, which includes Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Dettah, and Ndilo, is questioning Justice Minister Louis Sebert on the issue of pardons for marijuana charges once the drug is legalized in Canada.

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‘Indigenous education is more than just trapping,’ says trustee

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Indigenous education curriculum needs to be revamped, says the YK1 board

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Pols can’t have head in clouds on pot issue

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s refreshing to see someone at the legislative assembly has a sneaky sense of humour.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Dettah ice road closed for the season

April 19, 2018

The Dettah ice road closed for the season due to rapidly deteriorating conditions as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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One-in-ten chance for Chase the Ace jackpot

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are only 10 cards remaining in Chase to Ace deck, the same number that was left when an Inuvik woman drew the winning card in Yellowknife last May.

That means if someone draws the ace of hearts tonight, they could walk away with $124,521.

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Are you spectacular? How about extraordinary?

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

I am going to start a new business called Words for Sale or Rent.

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Bent sword found under dying victim, court hears as King trial continues

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A bent sword was found under a bloodied but still-breathing John Wifladt at the scene of a deadly 2014 apartment attack, court heard Thursday in the murder trial of 25-year-old Denecho King.

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Waste? What waste? Commercial fisher responds to Yellowknifer editorial

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A commercial fisher says he has done nothing wrong after a photo of his burned-out truck appeared alongside a recent Yellowknifer editorial that lambasted the ills of illegal dumping, food wastage and environmental eyesores.

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Privacy law is a sham

April 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the City of Yellowknife was caught with its pants down when an apparently disgruntled employee stole hundreds of emails from former senior administrative officer Dennis Kefalas, which were then leaked to the press.

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