EDITORIAL: Turn 50/50 lot into cultural centre

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the first items the next mayor and city council should deal with this fall is filling the vacant 50/50 lot downtown.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Outdoor experiences help shape young lives

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last Tuesday we hiked to Cameron Falls, located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail, approximately 47 kilometres east of Yellowknife.

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Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time.

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Bothersome beavers removed from city

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Unwanted guests temporarily took up residence at Parker Park last week, but they’ve been evicted.

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COLUMN: Could Ice Pilots take off again?

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

It all comes down to the fans.

There’s a new online petition calling for the return of Ice Pilots NWT, the popular Northern aviation program that made the people and the brand of Buffalo Airways international stars.

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Twice is nice for Blue Jays

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Fire Prevention Blue Jays were the new kids on the fastpitch block and were the hunters.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Think global, buy local

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Jack Bourassa

A trade war is inevitable. It’s happening. An isolated fortress built across the border. And many Canadians are responding by buying Canadian.

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Hit and run at Sushi Cafe could have been on purpose: owners

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A hit and run that took place over the weekend may have been a targeted attack, says the family that runs Sushi Cafe.

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City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate passive income without a business license.

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CORRECTION

July 18, 2018

In a story entitled “Terra X Strikes Several New Gold Zones” in the last edition, the Land Use Permit which could allow drilling near sites of interest is issued by the MacKenzie Valley Land and Water Board. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Friday the 13th lucky for $1M winner

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

A million-dollar lottery ticket was sold in the territory.

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‘Something has to be done’

July 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

After seeing her daughter fall victim to bike theft twice in one year, a Yellowknife mother is frustrated, fed up and calling for change.

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Taco in a Bag is back!

July 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

After taking a hiatus from the 2017 edition of Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) the local vendor behind festival-food favourite Taco in a Bag will be returning in 2018.

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Baseball bat beating and firearms incident in Iglulik

July 17, 2018 - Iglulik

Three people allegedly beating another person with baseball bats turned into a firearms incident in Iglulik on July 16.

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Would an airline merger compel competitors to move in?

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

What sort of ripple effects could a First Air and Canadian North merger have? Will other airlines seize the opportunity to provide competition? Will grocery costs rise or fall at Northern stores and Co-ops? These are the responses that Nunavut News received:

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Combined airline promises improvements, but no guarantees

July 17, 2018 - Nunavut

News of a proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North, the two dominant airlines serving Nunavut, has startled many Nunavummiut since word came on July 6.

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Bail granted for accused in Fort Good Hope murder case

July 16, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

Colten McNeely, a Fort Good Hope man charged with second-degree murder, has been granted bail.

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Kevin Mantla set to be sentenced in November

July 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

After firing his lawyers during a sentencing hearing earlier this month, convicted murderer Kevin Mantla is now set to be sentenced in November.

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Alleged bootlegger nabbed in Ndilo

July 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Ndilo man is facing a number of charges under the Liquor Act following a police investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol.

On Saturday, July 14, Yellowknife RCMP launched a probe into the suspected illegal sale of alcohol from a residence in Ndilo.

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Ell-Kanayuk new president of ICC Canada

July 16, 2018 - Alaska

Former Nunavut deputy premier and cabinet minister Monica Ell-Kanayuk was elected president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada July 15.

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Charges laid in wake of Baffin Correctional Centre riot

July 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

After an investigation into the riot which took place at Baffin Correction Center June 20, RCMP laid charges on 11 current or former prisoners.

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Whale Tail pit north of Baker Lake a go

July 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd received federal ministerial approval July 11 for a Type A water licence, which allows the company to move ahead with the construction and development of the Whale Tail pit at its Amaruq project.

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All-terrain vehicle collision kills two people in Resolute

July 16, 2018

The RCMP released news today of an all-terrain vehicle accident that killed two people from Resolute Bay.

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Inhabit launches online bookstore for Nunavut authors

July 16, 2018 - Nunavut

Made-in-Nunavut books, published by Inhabit Media and Inhabit Education, are now available straight from the source via a new on-line bookstore.

The Iqaluit-based publisher, known for its high-quality book in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French, found its books were not easily accessible for Nunavummiut, said managing partner Neil Christopher.

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COLUMN: Mackenzie Valley Highway economic opportunities could be endless

July 15, 2018 - NWT

by Daniel McNeely, MLA for the Sahtu region

In response to ‘Road to Ruin’ (News/North – July 9).

Long before the concept of a road into the Slave Geological Province and long before the idea of the Whati Road, was the Great Slave to Great Bear Road. This road was part of the original Roads to Resources Program that was initiated by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker back in the 1950’s.

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COLUMN: Smart government infrastructure investments?

July 15, 2018 - NWT

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

I read with interest the recent News/North editorial, “Highway to ruin” to describe the recent government announcements to invest $140 million to advance the Mackenzie Valley Highway.

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LETTER: Time to build a highway through the heart of Denendeh

July 15, 2018 - NWT

Norman Yakeleya,

Tulita/Yellowknife, NT

Dear editor,

The editorial in News/North on July 9th opened with a quote from me back in 2014.

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Truck crashes into Sushi Cafe

July 15, 2018

A white pick-up truck crashed into Sushi Cafe on Franklin Ave. early Sunday morning.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Of Highways and Self-Government

July 15, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one constant in the North are the meetings and workshops always in progress.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Summer strength in Behchoko

July 15, 2018

Behchoko/Rae

The annual sports festival that sees Northwest Territories youth testing their strength and skills in a handful of sports will take place in Behchoko this summer.

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