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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Denecho King murder trial set to begin today

April 9, 2018 - Yellowknife

The trial for accused murderer Denecho King is set to begin in NWT Supreme Court this morning.

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Qaggiavuut in China

April 9, 2018 - Nunavut

The Qaggiavuut Society is travelling to China April 9 to 13 with Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.

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Land use plan, women, and quality of life focus of mining symposium

April 9, 2018 - Nunavut

The 2018 Nunavut Mining Symposium promises to highlight the most topical subjects in the industry today, with emphasis on the Nunavut-wide land use plan, as well as gender, Indigenous and quality of life issues.

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Coast Guard recruits in Nunavut capital

April 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Canadian Coast Guard is offering a three-day workshop to recruit trainees for its Marine Communications and Traffic Services in Iqaluit April 9 to 11.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Arrest made in alleged armed robbery in Inuvik

April 8, 2018 - NWT

Inuvik

A tip received by Inuvik RCMP has led to the arrest of an alleged armed robber.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The Pope’s Non-Apology

April 8, 2018 - NWT

Friends, “that’s the strangest language you’ve heard in a long time.”

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Women’s shelters enter a new era

April 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

After a tumultuous year, YWCA Agvvik Nunavut has completed its reboot with a new board of directors elected March 22 at the organization’s annual general meeting.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Muskox shared with community

April 8, 2018 - NWT

Deline/Fort Franklin

It was first-hand learning with a side of deliciousness in Deline on March 27 when participants of a community workshop were treated to fresh muskox.

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SPORTS TALK: A championship banner reveal…what could go wrong?

April 8, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You ever see the movie Finding Dory? I have because I have kids.

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NWT on pace to break last year’s tourism spending record

April 8, 2018 - NWT

The territory is on pace to set a new tourism spending record in 2017-2018.

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COLUMN: The jenny and the camper counters lack of accommodations

April 7, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

The generator (the jenny) has run consistently since mid-October. The sputtering and coughing hack starts demonstrated the jenny needed a new spark plug shortly after the New Year turned.

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Communities hit the top in Yk hockey tournament

April 7, 2018 - NWT

For the first time in a long time, the community teams outnumbered Yellowknife at their own tournament.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: The changing planet

April 7, 2018 - NWT

A great truth I came to understand in a deeper way this winter is that all life is changing and trying to stop time or hold on to the past is impossible. Daily I remind myself that planet Earth (with us aboard) is speeding through space, the womb-like magnetic shield of the sun protecting us from the black matter of the universe.

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RCMP officer dies off duty near Kugluktuk

April 7, 2018 - Kugluktuk

RCMP are investigating the off-duty death of a Mountie near Kugluktuk.

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TAX TALK: Cryptocurrency taxation

April 7, 2018 - NWT

Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ripple or Ethereum, are digital currencies, which is – what? Let’s start with what a cryptocurrency isn’t.

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Deline Got’ine strikes deal with Chinese tour company

April 7, 2018 - NWT

Deline could soon see something of an employment boom thanks to a deal with Chinese tourism operator Beijing Best Tour Company.

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NWT infrastructure spending phase complete

April 6, 2018 - NWT

While it’s being reported the federal government has only spent half of its new infrastructure budget, NWT MP Michael McLeod says the territory has got its full share of the money.

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EDITORIAL: Non-apology weakens church

April 6, 2018 - NWT

It is said that church and politics don’t mix but what happens when church politics prevents the pope of the Roman Catholic Church from doing what’s right?

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Bennett visits capital for consultations with Inuit

April 6, 2018 - Iqaluit

With little fanfare, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett  visited Iqaluit April 5 and 6 for consultations with Inuit.

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Five-year sentence for Hache associate who sold fentanyl, cocaine

April 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman who sold fentanyl and cocaine under the direction of drug-ring kingpin Norman Hache was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

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Inuvik RCMP make arrest in alleged convenience store robbery

April 6, 2018 - Inuvik

A tip received by Inuvik RCMP has led to the arrest of an alleged armed robber.

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Darby departs position of Hay River rec director

April 6, 2018 - Hay River

A change is underway in the management of recreation with the Town of Hay River.

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Student charged with making threats to go to trial

April 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A student charged with making threats at a Yellowknife school will head to trial after pleading not guilty in court Thursday

Appearing before Judge Garth Malakoe in NWT territorial court, the student, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, entered not guilty pleas to three counts of uttering threats.

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COLUMN: Hidden musical gems

April 6, 2018 - Kivalliq

Let’s take quick stroll down music lane for this week’s opinion piece, valued readers, and I’d like to start by thanking everyone who has dropped me a line on previous music columns in this space, especially those asking if I can write more in the future.

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Preliminary hearing for Fort Good Hope man charged with murder underway

April 6, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

The first stage of a three-part preliminary hearing for a Fort Good Hope man charged with murder wrapped up in NWT territorial court this week.

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Facebook users fuming … over what?

April 6, 2018

Maybe I just don’t get it.

What is all the uproar all about over a data-mining firm accessing information from Facebook users’ accounts to inform ad buys and other propaganda for political campaigns?

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Hay River Seniors’ Society to hold AGM

April 6, 2018 - Hay River

The Hay River Seniors’ Society will hold its annual general meeting on April 7.

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Dogs are divisive in Inuvik

April 6, 2018 - Inuvik

One thing I love about Inuvik is that there is always at least one dog at any given party I go to, if not two or three.

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The number one priority Alex Buchan hears about mining is job creation

April 6, 2018

There were only a few constants at the Hope Bay gold property over the past 12 years.

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Hay River renews lease for municipal offices

April 6, 2018

Town council has decided to renew its lease of space in the Wright Centre for municipal offices.

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Naujaat cadet successfully completes regional expedition

April 6, 2018 - Naujaat

3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp (RCACC) Warrant Officer Jack Kopak successfully completed the Northwest Region Alpine Tour in the Rocky Mountains near Canmore, Alta., this past month.

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Aodhan Mooney – lifesaver extraordinaire

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you’ve followed swimming in recent years, you’ll know Aodhan Mooney is one of the city’s best and now does her thing at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).

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Mens and womens curlers nearly make championship round

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

You know those times where you look back at one game and think to yourself had you won it, things could have gone differently?

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Correction

April 5, 2018

An error was made in the Mar. 30 edition of Yellowknifer. In the article Northern artist to be featured in showcase the name of the artist in the photo is Shawna Lampi-Legaree. Yellowknife apologizes for any embarrassment the mistake may have caused.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Student charged with making threats to go to trial

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A student charged with making threats at a Yellowknife school will head to trial after pleading not guilty in court yesterday.

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City of Yellowknife counting number of homeless people

April 5, 2018

The City of Yellowknife will try to count the number of homeless people in its boundaries.

The survey will run on April 22 and 23. Trained volunteers and staff will be counting the number of people in shelters, short-term housing and on the street, stated a release from director of community services Grant White.

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Tyhee Gold leaves behind trove of goods

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Tyhee Gold Corp. walked away from its gold exploration project north of Yellowknife, it left behind a veritable jackpot of equipment and vehicles.

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RCMP looking for missing man last seen in Hay River

April 5, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

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Yellowknife Historical Society looks to future with new museum

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

With a new name and look, a non-profit collective dedicated to preserving Yellowknife’s past is forging ahead with an ambitious plan to breathe new life into a once-bustling community hub.

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Margaret Nazon creates celestial beadwork from Hubble telescope images

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The art of Margaret Nazon blends traditional beadwork with celestial images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

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Aklavik holds 75th annual jamboree

April 5, 2018 - Inuvik

Aklavik welcomed spring last weekend with its 75th annual Mad Trapper Rendezvous, also known as its spring carnival or jamboree.

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Travis Rusk tames the giant machines

April 5, 2018 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Travis Rusk admits to being intimidated when he was introduced to the enormous haul trucks at the Meadowbank gold mine several years ago.

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EDITORIAL: The post-Arctic Winter Games blues

April 5, 2018 - Hay River

We thought it was only us having a case of post-Arctic Winter Games blues.

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Unpleasant smell in Niven Lake a headache

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

City councillors are asking the city to share more public information and to bring in experts to monitor a noxious smell in the Niven Lake area.

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Court briefs: Commercial fisher awaits sentencing for fisheries violations

April 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A commercial fisher facing multiple charges under federal and territorial laws made a court appearance earlier this week.

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