NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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The agony of forced adoption

July 11, 2018 - Nunavut

Editor’s note: A mother who was forced to surrender her first two children to adoption wanted to share her excruciating experience with Nunavut News, in hopes that it prevents similar occurrences. She requested anonymity. These are her words, edited for length and clarity.

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Hay River senior asks: where was home care?

July 11, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River senior citizen says she was unable to access home care after undergoing major surgery, even though her doctor had requested it.

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RCMP eye Hay River for Musical Ride

July 11, 2018 - Hay River

The RCMP is interested in bringing its marquee equestrian spectacle, the Musical Ride, to Hay River.

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Arviat man hailed as hero

July 11, 2018 - Arviat

An Arviat man is being hailed as a hero after he died protecting his children from a polar bear attack.

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‘Relief’ as King found guilty of murder, aggravated assault

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

A packed Yellowknife courtroom erupted in cheers and cries last week as a Supreme Court justice found Denecho King guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault for a 2014 sword attack that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another.

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NEWS BRIEFS: No charges after SUV slammed into convenience store

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man who made an unexpected entrance at an uptown convenience store after his vehicle slammed into the front of the building won’t face criminal charges, say police.

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No pot plebiscite for Yellowknife

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Councillors were cool to the idea of a plebiscite on pot sales this week, but several voiced support for private sales.

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Bernie Bennett back on top in tennis

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

You haven’t seen him at the top for a while but Bernie Bennett is always lurking when it comes to men’s tennis in the NWT.

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EDITORIAL: It’s the airfares, stupid!

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

There’s a big hullabaloo going on down south.

It all started with a broken guitar.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Reality hits home after day at the beach

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Shelley Wiart

I am writing this column while on the beach at Fred Henne Territorial Park – my office for the next three weeks in Yellowknife!

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An empowering weekend of hoops

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Most sports camps in Yellowknife offer up the standard on-surface and in-class teaching to everyone who registers to take part.

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COLUMN: A fish out of water at legendary tourney

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

“You bring a fly rod?”

That’s what I was asked by a guide as the camp was chowing down in the lodge on bacon and pancakes, getting ready to head out early Saturday morning.

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Updated: NWT Coroner identifies man killed in apparent workplace incident

July 10, 2018 - Inuvik

The sudden death of a 35-year-old man in Inuvik has prompted a police investigation.

After responding to a call for service just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Inuvik RCMP, along with Inuvik Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department, located the deceased man on the “premises of a business/work site,” stated a news release Monday.

RCMP are investigating alongside the NWT Coroner Service and the Worker’s Safety & Compensation Commission.

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Yellowknife coast guard rescue 10 after 8.5 hour ordeal

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two boats carrying a total of 10 people onboard were rescued by the Yellowknife Coast Guard after an eight and-a-half hour ordeal Friday night.

Coast guard auxiliary were dispatched to the Beniah Islands on Great Slave Lake at 8:15 p.m. after a distress signal was received by RCMP.

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Yellowknife coast guard rescue 10 after 8.5 hour ordeal

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two boats carrying a total of 10 people onboard were rescued by the Yellowknife Coast Guard after an eight and-a-half hour ordeal Friday night.

Coast guard auxiliary were dispatched to the Beniah Islands on Great Slave Lake at 8:15 p.m. after a distress signal was received by RCMP.

One of the vessels blew out an engine and drifted less than a kilometer from the spot from where it had originally signalled RCMP, said Const. Heather Cosenzo.

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Nunavut cruise ship passenger numbers could hold steady despite absence of 1,000-guest Crystal Serenity

July 10, 2018 - Nunavut

Even without the Crystal Serenity, which won’t sail through the Northwest Passage again this summer, there’s potential for the number of Nunavut cruise ship passenger to reach near record highs.

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NWT Physicians and GNWT finalize new five-year deal

July 10, 2018

Five-year contracts for four new physicians have been finalized, stated a release from the GNWT Department of Finance. The DOF and Northwest Territories Medical Association agreed to a salary increase of 3.5 per cent over the next five-years.

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‘Wake up call’ for privacy after health file breach, says NWT privacy commissioner

July 10, 2018

A breach of patient information in May should be a wake-up call to improve privacy within the Department of Health and Social Services, said the NWT’s privacy commissioner.

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Airshow grounded in Yellowknife

July 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

There will be no airshow in Yellowknife this year, according to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure 

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Iqaluit Humane Society receives grant

July 10, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Iqaluit Humane Society will be able to renovate its animal shelter in the capital thanks to an $11,900 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada.

The society is in dire need of more and better organized space.

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Cambridge Bay’s first same-sex marriage getting ‘incredible’ support

July 10, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

It will be a colourful and historic occasion when Jason Koblogina and Kyle Mercer recite their vows in Cambridge Bay on Aug. 8. Theirs will be the community’s first gay marriage.

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Edmonton Eskimos visit Inuvik to discuss team name

July 10, 2018 - Inuvik

Representatives for the Edmonton Eskimos franchise travelled to Inuvik last week to talk with locals about what they think about the team’s name.

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Keeping our traditions alive

July 9, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

UBLUKKUT IKALUTUUTIAMIN. INUIN NAMAINNAKTUT. IKALIKIYUT KUVYALIKIYUTLU AUDLATTIYUTLU AKOLAILGOMILU PIFFILIUKTUT. AKHAYONNUAK KUVYALIKIYUK KOANA. NAMAINNAKTUK. HIKUILIKTUK HAMNA. NIPALIPAKMAN KAYAKTUGIAMI. NAMAINNAKTUT INUIN. NAMAKLUHI. TITIGAKNIAKPUNGA ILANI.

Good day from the island of the ice and dusty roads of Cambridge Bay.

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Iglulik’s Bart Hanna chosen to create House of Commons sculpture

July 9, 2018 - Ottawa

The House of Commons has selected Iglulik’s Bart Hanna to create a sculpture in honour of Nunavut’s 20th anniversary as a territory in 2019.

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Translate Facebook app adds Inuktut on Nunavut Day

July 9, 2018 - Nunavut

Facebook in Inuktut? Yes, please.

The social media giant joined up with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and Nunavut’s Inuit language authority Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit (IUT) to launch the new translation app in time for Nunavut Day July 9.

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Dreamliner grounded in Yellowknife

July 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Airport had an unexpected visitor this weekend.

Air Canada confirmed through an emailed statement that  flight AC845 flying from Frankfurt to Calgary was medically diverted to land in the Capitol Saturday evening.

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Tsiigehtchic to redo chief election

July 8, 2018 - Tsiigehtchic/Arctic Red River

Tsiigehtchic’s June 18 chief election was overturned last weekend due to mail-in ballots being sent to out-of-town Gwichya Gwich’in members far too late.

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Representative workforce on the way, premier says

July 8, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut News approached Nunavut Agreement negotiator and former premier Paul Quassa, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and newly elected premier Joe Savikataaq to pinpoint a specific area where the implementation of Nunavut Agreement has benefitted Inuit and, where there have been challenges to implementation, how have Inuit been affected.

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Working toward Nunavut Agreement fulfillment

July 8, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut News approached Nunavut Agreement negotiator and former premier Paul Quassa, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and newly elected premier Joe Savikataaq to pinpoint a specific area where the implementation of Nunavut Agreement has benefitted Inuit and, where there have been challenges to implementation, how have Inuit been affected.

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Article 23 must be the great focus

July 8, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut News approached Nunavut Agreement negotiator and former premier Paul Quassa, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and newly elected premier Joe Savikataaq to pinpoint a specific area where the implementation of Nunavut Agreement has benefitted Inuit and, where there have been challenges to implementation, how have Inuit been affected.

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