24-hour chance to pump up in uptown on the way

June 14, 2018

A 24-hour fitness centre is coming to Yellowknife, with owners hoping to be breaking a sweat this fall.

The family duo of Safaa Nielsen and stepson Alex Nielsen said people’s busy lifestyle is prompting them to open the doors to Anytime Fitness, which will be located in the Centre Ice Plaza on Old Airport Road.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Junior Canadian Rangers to gather in Res

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

Deninu Ku’e/Fort Resolution

Junior Canadian Rangers from Whati, Behchoko, Fort Providence and Lutsel K’e will gather next month on Mission Island in Fort Resolution.

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Paul Quassa removed from Nunavut premiership

June 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nunavut MLAs voted Thursday to remove Paul Quassa from the premiership, with ministers backing the regular MLA caucus motion in a 16-3 vote.

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EDITORIAL: Dialysis service not a business to be studied

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

Maybe we’re missing something.

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Fire in storage unit at Norseman Apartments

June 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a storage unit on the first floor of Norseman Apartments Wednesday night.

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All aboard for scientific research

June 14, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Amundsen is on a six-week tour of Hudson Bay to study the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

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Two streets up for new names in Hay River

June 14, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has begun the process of renaming a downtown road.

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Arviat hockey guru receives Commissioner’s Award

June 14, 2018 - Arviat

For the past 15 years, Gleason Uppahuak has spent countless hours organizing and overseeing hockey programs in Arviat – and he wasn’t doing it for accolades.

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Iglulik man charged with sex offences against youth

June 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

A 29-year-old Iglulik man faces multiple charges after two youths in Iqaluit were allegedly approached by an individual seeking sexual services in exchange for payment on June 12.

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Hay River Yards in Bloom taking a break

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Yards in Bloom – the popular competition to promote gardening and community beautification – is taking a year’s hiatus.

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Cannabis producer herds The Sheepdogs into city club

June 13, 2018

Aurora Illumination’s Concert Series is coming to The Black Knight Pub on July 4, with this stop of the national tour featuring Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs. 

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Nunavut MLAs will vote Thursday on whether to remove Quassa as Premier

June 13, 2018 - Nunavut

Seven months after being elected premier after one round of votes, Paul Quassa will see MLAs debate and vote on whether he should be stripped of his powers June 14.

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Two-months for most mental health counselling in Hay River

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Aside from emergency situations and cases involving addictions, it takes about two months to see a mental health counsellor in Hay River.

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Naujaat students get mix of traditional and modern

June 13, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School closed out their school year by enjoying the blend of traditional-and-modern programming the school has become well-known for in Naujaat this past month.

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Fort Smith has its say on Aurora College

June 13, 2018 - Hay River

Fort Smith has put up a spirited defence of its role as the centre of post-secondary education in the NWT.

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Strong cast leads huge Arviat theatre production

June 13, 2018 - Arviat

Lovers of the stage were treated to quite a special performance of Inuk and the Sun by the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club this past week in Arviat.

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BUSINESS BITS: Moving time for The Source

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

After months of preparation, The Source in Centre Square Mall is packed up and ready to move to its new location.

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Cannabis may be sold at uptown Liquor Shop

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

If the owner of Yellowknife’s liquor stores were to sell cannabis, he’d do it at the uptown shop.

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Chief electoral officer must re-apply

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The legislative assembly is advertising for the job of chief electoral officer.

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Giant Mine team seeks feedback on revised clean-up plan

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

A cluster of nondescript buildings, fields of broken rock and gravel, crops of curious metal rods shooting out of the ground.

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Speaking truth to power in 2018

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

I used to be left wing. Yup, really left wing. I had a teacher in Grade 7 who gave us almost daily lessons in how great the NDP under Ed Broadbent was for Canada. With the workers’ rights, universal health care, environmental protection and the usual stuff.

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EDITORIAL: Arsenic arrogance

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The federal government will not put up contamination warning signs in Ndilo.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: A new generation of reconciliation advocates

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

On the 10th anniversary of the government of Canada’s apology for the residential school system and its legacy, I would like to share with you how I honour survivors and how I teach my daughters ages 8, 7 and 5 about reconciliation.

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‘I loved him and was afraid of him,’ woman testifies at trial

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The jury trial of a man accused of assault and sexual assault heard from its sole complainant – a woman who tearfully recounted a string of violent incidents she says were carried out by her ex-boyfriend over the span of several years.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Yk in top five for $5M Smart Cities prize

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The City of Yellowknife and its partners have been awarded $250,000 after making the shortlist for the Smart Cities prize, which rewards innovation that makes cities more livable through technology.

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Falcons fly to the top again in track and field

June 12, 2018 - Hay River

Another NWT Track and Field Championships, another year of Sir John Franklin at the top.

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Updated: Youth charged with threatening students considered school shooting, witnesses testify

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 13-year-old accused of threatening students at a Yellowknife school said he’d considered carrying out a school shooting, a counsellor testified Friday.

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Yellowknifer Catch of the Week contest

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Got a fantastic fishing photo? Send it to Yellowknifer at features@nnsl.com for a chance at a fishing trip with Fishin’ Technician Mike W. Bryant. Second and third place get a $150 and $100 gift certificate respectively from Canadian Tire. We just need your name, location of your catch and size of the fish.  

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Woeful weather washes Yellowknife

June 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Record rainfalls caused issues throughout the city as different areas of the capitol felt the pressures of the unprecedented weather in recent days.

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Sea ice frozen for shorter periods, researcher’s data shows

June 12, 2018 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

Sea ice in Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk is lasting for shorter periods, according to research by a university students.

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