The good and bad of 2018

January 6, 2019

What kind of year was 2018? Like any calendar year, the past one had its ups and downs – starting with the rain.

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MAY 2018 IN REVIEW: Education, kamiik and TV in Inuktitut

January 5, 2019 - Nunavut

Pauktuutit engages men

Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Pauktuutit was headed to Pond Inlet to deliver two days of training May 8 and 9.

The training was part of the Inuit women’s organization’s project called Pilimmaksarniq, Engaging Men and Boys in Reducing Violence against Women and Girls.

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APRIL 2018 IN REVIEW: Qaggiavuut in China, Hall Beach youth found safe, Grays Bay dropped

January 5, 2019 - Nunavut

Agnico Eagle prepares for automation

Kivalliq

Mining company Agnico Eagle said it was researching how to integrate automated technology at its Kivalliq sites.

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Immense support flows in for ailing Iqaluit mom

January 5, 2019 - Iqaluit

While many of us ate, drank and were merry over the holidays, Gabrielle Morin was preparing for the fight of her life against aggressive cancer.

She has overwhelming support in her battle. Her GoFundMe campaign exceeded its $30,000 goal in a single day. That money, along with $25,000 of her family’s savings, helped pay for a three-week stay at a health treatment centre in Mexico, where she’s concentrating on getting healthy.

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MARCH 2018 IN REVIEW: Women build, Nunavut fails at climate change prep, Canada mourns Kamookak

January 5, 2019 - Nunavut

Researchers say mining, not Indigenous hunters, should be focus in caribou management

Nunavut

The notion that Indigenous harvesters are largely responsible for the drastic and rapid decline of barren ground caribou is unsupported, according to a study by university researchers released in March.

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FEBRUARY 2018 IN REVIEW: Cash, gold and Juno nominations

January 4, 2019 - Nunavut

Big cash for inspired winners

Nunavut

Three Nunavut projects received recognition and funding from a total pot of $2.4 million that went to eight teams across the North at the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony in Ottawa, Nunavut News reported Feb. 2.

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School’s replacement to proceed on site

January 4, 2019 - Yellowknife

The GNWT will be proceeding with a replacement for JH Sissons School at its existing site following an announcement, today.

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JANUARY 2018 IN REVIEW: Fire in Iqaluit, young mayor sworn in Kimmirut and Pinnguaq gets $1.7 million

January 4, 2019 - Nunavut

Fire destroys Iqaluit five-plex

Iqaluit

By 4 a.m. on Jan. 2, five hours after responding to the fire at the 2217 five-plex, Iqaluit’s acting fire chief Stephane Dionne knew the fight was over. The building had to come down.

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Savikataaq talks top three priorities: in-territory treatment, Elders’ care, more houses

January 4, 2019 - Nunavut

Premier Joe Savikataaq says he’s always stated Nunavut has three critical needs: a territorial treatment centre, an in-territory Elders’ centre and more money for more houses.

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Giant Mine cleanup will likely force shutdown of boat launch

January 4, 2019

The Giant Mine Remediation Project team is preparing to enter the next phase of the cleanup project and if it goes ahead, it could present major obstacles to recreational use in the vicinity of Giant Mine.

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Editorial: Big bills, big pay

January 3, 2019

If you’re a Yellowknifer you can be forgiven for thinking the cost of living is spiralling out of control.

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Expect bigger pay cheque hit this year: tax consultant

Andy Wong, a Yellowknife Tax consultant, says northerners can expect a small decrease in their paycheques with 2019 tax changes. NNSL file photo
January 3, 2019 - Yellowknife

When it comes to net earnings in 2019, it won’t be a particularly happy new year for northern taxpayers and small businesses.

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Yellowknife’s Polar Tech changes hands

Joey Sutton, right, who recently purchased Polar Tech Recreation from Gord Olson, left, writes that media focus on Yellowknife's future doesn't point out enough positives. NNSL file photo
January 3, 2019 - Yellowknife

After 25 years in business, Polar Tech is changing hands.

Owner and founder Gord Olson has turned the business over to the store’s manager Joey Sutton.

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Over $4k raised for Gold City Court fire victims

January 3, 2019 - Yellowknife

Donors have pitched in almost $5,000 for a Yellowknife family displaced by a house fire over the holidays.

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Two charged after van stolen in Fort Providence, say RCMP

January 3, 2019 - Fort Providence

Two people face motor vehicle theft charges after RCMP say a van was stolen at the Big River gas station in Fort Providence last week.

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Editorial: Looking back at 2018 in Inuvik

January 2, 2019 - Inuvik

This year was one for the books — for Canada and the world in general but also for our tiny (but bustling) town in the Western Arctic.

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Cop saved my life, says victim of New Year’s Eve stabbing

January 2, 2019 - Yellowknife

A woman says her life was saved by the quick action of one RCMP officer who rushed to her aid after she was stabbed multiple times during an attack by her estranged partner on New Year’s Eve.

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Meet Yellowknife’s new year baby

January 2, 2019

One Yellowknife family got their final present of the holidays on the first day of the new year.

Griffin Wesley is officially the 2019 New Years baby of Yellowknife. Born to Krista and Jason Wesley at 4:17 p.m. on New Years Day, Griffin officially became the first child born in the capital city in 2019.

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Arts Numeriques brings digital art North

January 2, 2019 - Yellowknife

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) will be showing the work of three Montreal-based multimedia artists next week.

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UPDATE: Debogorski fire relief fund quickly passes $25K goal

January 2, 2019 - Yellowknife

An online fundraising campaign for the family of Andrew Debogorski, a well-known Yellowknifer who died following a house fire last week, has surpassed its $25,000 goal in just two days.

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Former Inuvik mayor dead at age 87

January 2, 2019

Inuvik’s first female mayor, Cynthia Hill, passed away Dec. 13 at the Cottage Hospice in Vancouver, B.C. She was 87.

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YEAR IN REVIEW: Dark clouds loom but Yk is strong

January 2, 2019

Looking back on the news in 2018 it’s easy to feel discouraged.

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Union warning of ‘high risk’ of strike in Hay River

January 1, 2019

The president of the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) is warning there may be a strike next month against the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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Challenges and prosperity coming to Kivalliq

January 1, 2019

Looking back at 2018 with hopes of a successful year waiting ahead in 2019; a bright economic outlook for the foreseeable future in the Kivalliq comes courtesy of Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM).

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UPDATED: Anonymous postcard alludes to GNWT information breach

January 1, 2019 - Yellowknife

Northern News Services received a mysterious postcard at its Yellowknife office yesterday morning.

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UPDATED: Woman released from hospital after New Year’s Eve stabbing, say relatives

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fed up and concerned family members are speaking out after they say their sister was “brutally” stabbed by her estranged partner, who they say has been ordered not to contact her, on New Year’s Eve.

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Heavy police presence as paramedics attend Williams Ave home

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A person was carried on a stretcher from residence on Williams Avenue in Yellowknife, Monday evening as Mounties surrounded the residential area.

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Two overdue travellers from Wekweeti found safe following search

December 31, 2018 - Wekweéti

RCMP are reminding residents to take precautions when out of the land this winter after two overdue travellers were found safe following an hours-long search.

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‘He never gave up hope:’ family remembers Andrew Debogorski following fatal fire

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Andrew Debogorski, the victim of Friday’s fatal house fire who was battling a debilitating illness at the time of his death, is being remembered as a dedicated family man with an unbreakable spirit.

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