GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

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Justice department silent on security

April 28, 2017

The Department of Justice is shedding little light on what measures it is taking to improve security at the North Slave Correctional Complex after an inmate used fentanyl at the jail late last year.

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Maker space students share creativity

Students Elizabeth Gillard, left, Ann Huynh and Kate Burt met with Yellowknife Catholic Schools board members last Wednesday night to talk about what they've learned in a new maker space classroom. - Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo
April 28, 2017

Three Yellowknife students got a chance to showcase to their school board last week what they’ve been learning in a new type of classroom at Weledeh Catholic School.

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Jack Works takes the next step up

Jack Works will be plying his trade with the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League next season after signing with the team earlier this week. - photo courtesy of Greg Works
April 28, 2017

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) has seen its share of Yellowknife players go through its ranks in recent years.

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NWT Soccer heads south for camp

Huw Morris, seen during the Soccer For Life camp at the Fieldhouse this past weekend, took his Canada Summer Games boys soccer team to Ventura, California for a training camp in preparation for the Games in Winnipeg this July. - photo courtesy of NWT Soccer
April 28, 2017

The weather lately in Yellowknife hasn’t exactly lent itself to outdoor training.

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‘Ready to kill’ before regaining pride

Sarah Jerome, a Gwich’in elder, spent a lifetime working through and reconciling her experience at residential school. Now she advises youth on how to become proud to be Gwich’in. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

The first day I walked into that residential school is when the anger started,” said Sarah Jerome, a Gwich’in elder from Fort McPherson who was taken from her home at the age of seven to attend residential school in Aklavik.

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Leaders share stores at land claims anniversary event

Jordan Peterson, vice-president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, left, cuts the cake with Willard Hagen, former president of GTC, and Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, current president of GTC. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

Bobbi Jo Greenland-Morgan, president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, said Gwich’in are known as caribou people.

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The best of the worst awarded

Mike Harlow, left, presents a Can’t Skate Excellence Award to Gene Jenks for “most likely to hit the boards to stop.” The Inuvik Can’t Skate League held a year-end awards night Friday, April 21. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

Gene Jenks proudly held up his “most likely to hit the boards to stop” award during a year-end event for the Inuvik Can’t Skate League Friday, April 21.

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Girl Guides teach confidence

Kendra Bulldog, Nathalie Bullock and Reese Wainman snowshoe their way around the Children First Centre Sunday, April 23. They had just been involved in a Girl Guides sleepover at the centre the night before. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

Kendra Bulldog, a brownie in the Inuvik Girls Guides, stayed up until 10 p.m. at the group’s sleepover at the Children First Centre last weekend.

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Health fair features fun and helpful resources

April 26, 2017

What it means exactly to promote health and wellness in a one-day fair is difficult to answer.

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Swimming great lengths for funds

Coaches and parents keep count as swimmers complete as many lengths of the pool as they can during a fundraiser Wednesday, April 19. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

Tessa Jenks spent almost two hours swimming from one side of the pool to the other 200 times to raise money for the Mackenzie Muskrat Swim Club.

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Back in action

Executive member-at-large Darrin Nichol, left, and interim vice-president Mark Wyatt saw a lot of hard work and determination finally pay off when the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet officially received its club license this past week. - Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

You couldn’t have blamed the handful of executive members still remaining at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet if they had become their own best customers for an evening after the Legion was finally granted its club license this past week after a two-year-long struggle.

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Arviat preps for fishing derby

Arviat fishers will start looking for the big ones on May 12, trying to match the skills of 2016 Pike and Trout Fishing Derby winners, from left, Lakeisha Flynn (1st place trout), Janet Ishalook (2nd pike), Joy Suluk (2nd trout), Pierre Ikakhik (3rd pike), Daniel Kablutsiak (3rd trout) and Norma-Jean Kablutsiak (1st pike). - NNSL file photo
April 26, 2017

The excitement is building for what many regard as the most popular community event of the year in Arviat.

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Traditional Inuit views in Texas

A group of Grade 10 to Grade 12 students from Victor Sammurtok School are enthusiastic about their traditional learning out on the land near Chesterfield Inlet. - photo courtesy of Glen Brocklebank
April 26, 2017

A teacher from Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet is off to San Antonio, Texas, this week, where he will present his views on indigenous teaching to the academics attending the American Educational Research Association conference, the largest educational conference in North America.

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Hip hop comes to Naujaat

Grade 9 student Jenna Alaralak, left, and Grade 8 student Victoria Alakannuar, right, enjoy listening to Eugene (GeNie) Baffoe, centre, of the Winnipeg Ballet Club instruct during the hip hop dance program he was delivering at Naujaat's two schools earlier this semester. - photo courtesy of Jonathan Bungay
April 26, 2017

The halls of Tusarvik Elementary and Tuugaalik High School were rocking to the beat of hip hop in Naujaat earlier this school semester, when Eugene Baffoe returned to Naujaat.

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Easter Eggstravaganza cracks on

Event volunteers, clockwise from left, Cates Bayabay, Katie Bell, David Lowe, Austin Rogers and Maria Friesen, enjoy a little conversation around the bonfire during the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS Easter Eggstravaganza on Williamson Lake in Rankin on Saturday, April 15. - photo courtesy of Mark Wyatt
April 26, 2017

Hundreds of kids had a blast searching for hidden Easter eggs and enjoying hotdogs and other tasty treats on Williamson Lake during the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15, in Rankin Inlet.

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Team North prepares for battle

Team North's boys squad will be looking to defend or better their silver-medal performance from one years ago at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which begin on May 1 in Cowichan, B.C. Last year's team consisted of, front row from left, Seth Ningeongan, Tyler Akeeagok, River Ross, Austin Caza, Qarqitaq Kusugak-Clark, Kaine Comin and Josh Tetlichi; back row, Alex Skinner (injured), assistant coach Neco Towtongie, head coach Les Skinner, Drake Giroux, Liam Wong, Jaden Sigurdson, Ben McClelland, Johnny Elias, Jonas Leas, Stephane Nukapiak, Kaidan McDonald, Tyler Sabourin, Tanner Mandeville (injured), Ryan Skinner, team manager Derek Squirrel and assistant coach Tim Gordon. - photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT
April 26, 2017

For Team North’s girls, it’s a year where the future will get a chance to show what they can do.

For Team North’s boys, it’s a year where they have a new-found reputation to uphold.

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Unpaid 911 money goes to Stanton charity

Sandra MacKenzie, chair of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation, left stands in front of a mockup of the new donor tree, with foundation founding member Gordon Van Tighem and current executive director Linda Bussey on Thursday at the foundation's 20th anniversary celebration. The foundation received a $123,044.70 cheque from Bell Mobility Inc. -- leftover money from payment owed to Bell customers who were charged for a non-existent 911 service. - Jessica Davey-Quantick/NNSL file photo
April 26, 2017

The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation is proving to be one of the bigger winners following a lawsuit settlement that saw cellphone provider Bell Mobility pay out more than $1 million after charging customers a fee for a non-existent 911 emergency phone service.

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More than answering phone calls

Wendy Malkin, left, and Andrea Pellerin say students at Sir John Franklin High School are what keep them coming back to work each morning as administrative assistants. - Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

If you’ve ever walked through Sir John Franklin High School, you’ve likely seen Wendy Malkin and Andrea Pellerin holding down the fort at the front office.

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Residents weigh in on health study

An aerial view of Giant Mine in 2015. Dr. Laurie Chan wants to hear residents’ feedback on a health study that will be used to monitor people’s exposure to contaminants like arsenic during the remediation of Giant Mine. - NNSL file photo
April 26, 2017

The researcher heading up a human-health study during the remediation of Giant Mine is seeking input from residents this week on the study’s

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‘I’m still upset about the way they handled it’

Above are the charred remnants of Namushka Lodge the day after a wildfire raged through last summer. There were 21 guests at the lodge at the time who fled by boat. photo courtesy of Bryan Chorostkowski
April 26, 2017

A lodge owner who was not warned to flee before a fire destroyed his business remains skeptical the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has learned from the experience.

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Green carts coming downtown

Mike Auge, the city's manager of sustainability and solid waste, stands beside a pile of relatively fresh compost collected from neighbourhoods in the city. This year, single-family homes in downtown will be added to the green cart compost collection program. Shane Magee/NNSL photo
April 26, 2017

The city’s curbside organics collection program will expand to downtown single-family homes this summer.

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Pot pros, cons yet to be weighed

This painting, by artist Stevie Nande, stood on the main street of Fort Liard near the hamlet office. Some youth in the community fear legalizing marijuana could be as harmful as allowing alcohol. photo courtesy of Sophie Kirby
April 24, 2017

As the federal government moves ahead with plans to legalize marijuana, one youth in Fort Liard says something needs to be done to fizzle out weed culture among teens.

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Feds promise $2.3 million for construction projects

The current public works shop in Behchoko has four bays. The community has been approved for funding under the Small Communities Fund to expand the shop. Photo courtesy of Larry Baran
April 21, 2017
Behchoko public works garage to expand; Sachs Harbour to build new arena
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Drums, dancing and drag races

Trisha Ogina gives a quick pose for the camera prior to her drum dance at a Kugluktuk spring festival April 18. David Ho/NNSL
April 21, 2017

‘This community loves to dance’, committee member says of 40th Nattiq Frolics
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GNWT starts new arsenic testing at Kam Lake

April 20, 2017
Decision comes after public health advisory relied on decades-old arsenic data
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Yker on national arts board

April 20, 2017

Local artist Ben Nind said he is honoured and humbled to be nominated as a board member of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada’s national public arts funder

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Councillors seek pot dollars

April 20, 2017
Portion of tax revenue sought to cover expected regulations, enforcement costs
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Humpty Dumpty found guilty for fall

April 18/17 John McFadden/NNSL photo Mock trial main players gathered for a group photo following Humpty Dumpty's mock trial at the Yellowknife Courthouse on Tuesday. Humpty Dumpty's lawyer, played by Crown prosecutor Gary Wool, back row left, is joined by lawyer for the King Sarah Arngna'naaq, Hayley Fitzgerald who played Squire Fanmoth, Candace Seddon who played Old Lady Haggis, Kelly McLaughlin - Dr. Beaten Eggs, Benjamin Teed who played Humpty Dumpty, Laura Faryna - Sir Warthead and front row Nick Leeson the King of Carol Land.April 18/17 John McFadden/NNSL photo Mock trial main players gathered for a group photo following Humpty Dumpty's mock trial at the Yellowknife Courthouse on Tuesday. Humpty Dumpty's lawyer, played by Crown prosecutor Gary Wool, back row left, is joined by lawyer for the King Sarah Arngna'naaq, Hayley Fitzgerald who played Squire Fanmoth, Candace Seddon who played Old Lady Haggis, Kelly McLaughlin - Dr. Beaten Eggs, Benjamin Teed who played Humpty Dumpty, Laura Faryna - Sir Warthead and front row Nick Leeson the King of Carol Land.
April 19, 2017

In the end, Humpty Dumpty was responsible for his own fall from the king’s wall.

On Tuesday, a jury ruled the King of Carol Land was not negligent nor responsible for Dumpty’s pain and suffering, or his medical and legal bills.

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Planned apartment appears stalled

April 18, 2017
Aug 2/16
Image courtesy of City of Yellowknife
This drawing shows what an apartment building planned for a vacant lot on School Draw Ave. at the foot of Tin Can Hill. It would hold, 26, one, two and three bedroom apartments. City council gave the green light to the developer on Tuesday night. He now has to go through the regulatory process before he can start to build

A developer who planned to build a three-story, 26 unit apartment building on School Draw Avenue has yet to buy the land.

Alberta-based developer Robert Findlay told Yellowknifer last August that in a perfect world he wanted to get construction underway before cold weather set in last winter.

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Love, the Land coming to town

Hay River photographer Adam Hill has an a new exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Easter weekend.
April 14, 2017

Easter weekend marks the opening of a new exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Love, the Land, showcases the work of Hay River photographer Adam Hill. It opens tomorrow and runs until November.

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