Charges laid in Wekweeti firearm incident

September 9, 2018

A 23-year-Wekweeti man faces a slew of charges following a firearm incident in the community last week.

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Couples to hit the links for golf tournament

September 9, 2018

Hay River

Grab your golf cart and your significant other for the Couples Best Ball Tournament.

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Local food in Fort Good Hope

September 9, 2018

The results of a pilot project in Fort Good Hope conclude that there is potential for sustainable agriculture in Northern communities if the soil is enriched.

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New operator for potential diamond project

September 9, 2018

Olivut Resources Ltd. has inked an agreement to carry out $1,200,000 worth of work exploring a large magnetic anomaly in the Horton Project, close to 100 kilometres south of Paulatuk, in exchange for a 50-per-cent interest.

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GNWT prepares to return local power to Norman Wells council

September 9, 2018

Canadians love to talk about the weather

September 9, 2018 - Inuvik

Can you believe the weather we’re having?

It snowed on August 31 and all through Labour Day weekend and it was horrifying.

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Cambridge Bay to beef up bylaw enforcement

September 8, 2018

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is reinforcing its bylaw enforcement.

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Community greenhouse coordinator program grows

September 8, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik-based community greenhouse coordinator program for Beaufort Delta communities has grown in its second year to include coordinators from the Sahtu region. Instead of a network of seven communities, now 11 are involved from both regions.

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Time to build Northern blueprint

September 7, 2018

The military has a long history and been a key factor in building infrastructure in the North.

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Getting my vision on record

Norman Yakeleya is the newly elected chief of the Dene Nation.
September 7, 2018

by Norman Yakeleya

As the newly elected Dene National Chief I want to take this opportunity to tell the people of Denedeh something about my vision for the Dene Nation and for the NWT.

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School in Vancouver means no -40 C

September 7, 2018

I recently drove to Vancouver with my younger son Cody and his kids Naz and Charlie. He will be going to Rhodes Wellness College to take six semesters in counselling and coaching – the same training Jean and I got. Woohoo!

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New head of Sahtu Secretariat

September 7, 2018

Charles McNeely was acclaimed as the new chair of the Sahtu Secretariat Inc. at the organization’s annual general meeting on Tuesday in Tulita.

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Territory competing with provinces for teachers

September 7, 2018

As of Sept. 5, 11 teaching positions were vacant in the NWT outside of Yellowknife. Dehcho Divisional Education Council superintendent Philippe Brulot says a surplus of jobs in British Columbia may be partly to blame.

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Columnist says goodbye to Fort Reliance

September 7, 2018

Sometimes rumours are true, and in the case of the rumour that we have sold our property in Reliance, I am very happy to report it is true!

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Pangnirtung hamlet shares Northern challenges with Governor General

September 7, 2018 - Pangnirtung

Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette visited Pangnirtung Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 to meet with community members about challenges and realities facing Nunavummiut.

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Government of Nunavut announces fall education consultations

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut will consult all communities this fall on proposed changes to education and language laws and the role of district education authorities.

The Coalition of Nunavut DEAs (CNDEA), representing regional education authorities was “completely taken by surprise” by the announcement of the eight week consultation, wrote the coalition in a Sept. 6 news release. 

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Firefighters, youth connect at the library

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Stop, Drop and Read, a new program at the Inuvik Centennial Library, is set to foster a positive relationship between youth and the community’s volunteer firefighters.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Looee Arreak announces six Nunavut tour dates

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

Kimmirut residents take Polar Bear Dip

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“Sudden death” at Apex shelter confirmed by RCMP

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

A woman died at the Qimaavik Women’s Shelter last week, said Nunavut RCMP in an email to Nunavut News.

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‘Always helping,’ Fort McPherson hunter remembered as generous, fun-loving

September 7, 2018 - Fort McPherson

A Fort McPherson man who died during a hunting trip over Labour Day weekend is being remembered as a “funny and loving” man who took pride in his traditional way of life.

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Wha’Ti RCMP seize firearm, haul of booze

September 7, 2018

A large haul of alcohol, along with a firearm, was seized from an individual coming from the Wha’Ti boat launch area on Aug. 31, police say.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Returning officer named for election

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has appointed a returning officer for the municipal elections set for this fall.

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Arviat, Naujaat bear attacks deemed ‘isolated incidents’

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

After examining the bodies of the polar bears that killed men in separate incidents in Arviat and near Naujaat recently, the Department of Environment has determined that both attacks were “isolated incidents.”

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COLUMN: More challenges to coexistence

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

The people of Naujaat are not alone when it comes to anger sweeping the community following a hunter’s death from being mauled by a bear this past month.

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Snow caps off cold Inuvik summer

September 7, 2018 - Inuvik

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips dubbed 2018 “the year that summer was cancelled” for Inuvik after a snowy Labour Day long weekend.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Handgun stolen from residence in Fort Smith

September 7, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Fort Smith RCMP received a report on Aug. 27 about the theft of a handgun from a residence in the community.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Successful memorial walk

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

A large crowd came out for the fifth annual Tootoo Memorial Walk in memory of Terence Tootoo in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28 in Rankin Inlet.

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Cyclist rides to conquer cancer

September 7, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River woman has just completed a long-distance bicycle ride – although shortened by smoke – in the fight against cancer.

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Legionnaires claim Rankin softball crown

September 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Legionnaires put an exclamation point on their championship season by taking down the New Era 17-5 to sweep the final three games to none and claim the 2018 Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League (RICSL) title in Rankin on Aug. 22.

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Educators ready for reconciliation

September 6, 2018

Both city school divisions held cultural awareness seminars prior to the school year beginning.

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