Tax dispute between Metis and GNWT

June 23, 2018 - South Slave

Metis in the NWT shouldn’t have to pay property taxes on cabins in the bush, said Northwest Territory Metis Nation president Garry Bailey, but the GNWT disagrees with the suggestion that these taxes limit Indigenous people’s rights.

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Yellowknifer editorial: Meeting the needs of an aging society

January 30, 2018

Seniors have been in the news lately.

We have read about how a surge in seniors will challenge the health-care system in coming years (“NWT’s aging population a ‘wake up call,’ says expert,” Jan. 9 Yellowknifer).

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Gas prices stay stable

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Average retail gasoline prices in NWT remained stable in the past week, averaging 121.52 cents per litre, stated GasBuddy’s daily survey of 17 gas outlets.

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Yellowknifer column: Not getting older, just getting crankier

January 30, 2018

“What a drag it is getting old.”
– Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, “Mother’s Little Helper,” 1966.

Am I aging out of being cool?

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Reported armed robbery downtown

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are looking for information about a reported armed robbery in the area of 52 Street and 52 Avenue.

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Fighting falls with fitness: Recreation organization offers training for people working with seniors in the NWT

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife
Juanita Bourque, left, and William Allan, from Inuvik, learn some exercises at a recent Elders in Motion training gathering in Yellowknife. photo courtesy of the NWTRPA

An NWT organization is leading a workshop to trying to mitigate one of the biggest public health threats to seniors in the nation: falls.

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Yellowknife couple looks back on global cycling journey

January 30, 2018

Relaxing inside their home Edith and Norman Mair reminisce about the good times they shared together cycling a combined 27,484 kilometres over 30 years.

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City hard at work for positive change: Yellowknife SAO writes

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city has been in the news lately, and I understand when Yellowknifers tell me they’re concerned, given allegations of past workplace misconduct that has recently come to light.

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Family appeals for help to be together

January 30, 2018 - Iqaluit

Around the time Richard Paton moved from a position at Nunavut Arctic College to taking on the duties of newly-elected Premier Paul Quassa’s executive assistant in late 2017, he felt something was going terribly wrong with his health.

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Six Celebrated Seniors

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

As part of the Yellowknifer’s special full edition on seniors, we reached out to a few prominent folks in their prime to tell us how they arrived here and what they’ve done to contribute to the well-being of the community and themselves.

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Snowbirds no longer flocking out of Yellowknife, statistics suggest

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Of the many conversations Yellowknifer had with seniors ahead of Wednesday’s special edition, one topic kept coming up: shifting trends for migrating seniors.

“You went up North to make money so you could afford to retire in a place where the environment was something you were more used to, where family and friends were,” said John Soderberg, Yellowknife Seniors’ Society president.

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NWT incentives aim to keep older adults in the North

January 30, 2018

“People in Yellowknife are really good to seniors,” Helen Lanson said over coffee at the Baker Community Centre.

Lanson and six other seniors, who gather bi-weekly for an informal coffee break, spoke Monday of the perks of living as a senior in Yellowknife.

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A new sport in Naujaat

January 30, 2018 - Naujaat

Hockey Canada introduced a number of youths to the game of floorball in Naujaat earlier this month.

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Updated: Missing Inuvik man found

January 30, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP have located 26-year-old Trevor Charlie, who was  reported missing on Jan. 30, according to a release Tuesday.

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Metis applicants must re-submit to be beneficiaries

January 30, 2018 - Hay River

Metis with ancestral ties to the South Slave must apply or in some cases – re-apply – to become beneficiaries in an ongoing negotiations process.

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Territory racing to catch up with needs of an aging population

January 30, 2018

John Soderberg’s 92-year-old mother lives independently in a two-bedroom apartment in southern Ontario.

The building is home to other residents around her age. Across the street is a facility that provides seniors who need it more comprehensive, long-term care.

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Hay River makes additions to Team NT

January 30, 2018 - Hay River

Twenty young athletes from Hay River have qualified to represent the NWT in the upcoming 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games.

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Clair Littlefair hits the podium with bronze medal performance at Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Clair Littlefair may not be racing with the Yellowknife Ski Club’s high performance program anymore but the city’s loss is Team Telemark’s gain.

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Badminton, squash and pickleball on display as Racquet Club hosts annual Triple Threat tournament

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

We already knew Devin Madsen was quite the squash player – he’s proven it time and again by winning several tournaments at the Racquet Club. Turns out he’s also a decent badminton and pickleball player as well.

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Yellowknife Darts Association wraps up zone playdowns ahead of territorial championships

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

While we know several players from Yellowknife are advancing to the NWT Darts Championships in March, we still don’t know how many.

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To fee or not to fee

January 30, 2018

It appears no fee will be charged to use the walking track at the new Hay River rec centre when it opens, at least in the beginning.

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Hay River Rec Centre turnover no longer end of January, but opening still mid-February

January 30, 2018

The turnover date for the rec centre is being pushed to mid-February.

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Making plans for the prize

January 29, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Expectations are running high within the Rankin Inlet hockey community for when the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) is announced for the Youth category this evening, Jan. 31, in Ottawa.

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Igloo spectacle in the works for Arctic Winter Games

January 29, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River woman is planning to build something unique for the Arctic Winter Games.

That would be an igloo.

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New sign for Soup Kitchen

January 29, 2018

The Hay River Soup Kitchen is receiving significant funding for improvements to its building.

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Furs: what’s hot, what’s not

January 28, 2018 - NWT

This year looks to see continued success for long-haired furs from the NWT, according to Mark Downey, chief executive officer of Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.

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GNWT says hospital protected as partner files for creditor protection

January 28, 2018

While Carillion Canada’s future is unclear, the GNWT says that if it goes down, construction and operations of the new Stanton Territorial Hospital shouldn’t go with it.

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‘The North is going to benefit’: premier, industry minister defend mining conference

January 28, 2018 - Vancouver, B.C.

“At some point, instead of sitting there and criticizing why we’re down here, I think someone needs to follow us around and see what’s going on here,” said Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann on Wednesday from Vancouver, B.C.

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Kakisa youth gets geared up with the Flames

January 28, 2018 - Calgary, Alta.

A Kakisa youth and his uncle spent a weekend with NHLer Travis Hamonic earlier this month, and came home with new gear and an experience to remember.

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Aboriginal leaders discuss mining roundup

January 28, 2018

Representatives from all regions of the NWT were in Vancouver last week to attend B.C.’s annual mining conference, putting them in touch with industry reps and each other to talk about resource development in the territory.

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Editorial: Prospecting the future

January 28, 2018

A strong economy, in no small part, depends on a strong government strategy.

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Kivalliq MLA wants to examine idea of Churchill as healthcare hub

January 28, 2018

Instead of flying Kivalliq residents almost 1,500 km to Winnipeg for many medical appointments, Manitoba’s NDP leader is proposing that Churchill serve more of the Kivalliq’s health needs.

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Thanks for the warm welcome

January 27, 2018

I arrived in Inuvik for the first time at sunrise on Jan. 12, which is to say, I arrived around 1 p.m. local time.

I had done my research, and I knew daybreak would be in the early afternoon, but I was still in awe of the fuchsia Arctic sky – as I have been every day since.

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Photos of Pond Inlet exhibited in France

January 27, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

A 2003 visit to Pond Inlet yielded photographs that are now being exhibited in Grenoble, France at the Mairie de Seyssins. The show is called Neighborhoods of the World.

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Confronting bleak statistics, minister outlines priorities of new Department of Indigenous Services Canada

January 27, 2018 - Ottawa

If the new federal Department of Indigenous Services Canada succeeds in its mission, the department itself will no longer exist in the coming years and tuberculosis will be eliminated in Nunavut.

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Iglulik duo hit Iqaluit stage

January 26, 2018 - Iqaluit

Despite several other events taking place around Iqaluit, a crowd of about 175 took in an all-Inuktitut concert at Inuksuk High School Jan. 20.

“Just goes to show the hunger for Inuktitut music,” said The Trade-Offs’ Jeff Maurice, who was in attendance.

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Tallurutiup Imanga IIBA work begins

January 26, 2018 - Qikiqtaaluk

The five communities closest to the new Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Protected Area, announced last August, received presentations that will help them contribute to an Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA).

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Updated: Missing man found

January 26, 2018

Yellowknife RCMP have located Arthur Nitsiza, 28, who was reported missing on Jan. 25, according to a news release Friday night.

 

 

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‘A lot of blood:’ child witness recounts night of alleged attack in Mantla murder case

January 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The daughter of a woman who survived an alleged attack from the man accused of murdering her mother’s boyfriend told court Friday she remembers waking to screams from her mother before finding her laying in a nearby hallway on the night of Sept. 27, 2015.

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Culture in science class

January 26, 2018 - Ausuittuq/Grise Fiord

Students at Umimmak School recently learned how to skin foxes expertly.

“Manasie Noah came into the school to show the students from Grade 7 to grade 9 how to skin a fox,” said science teacher Dylan Shaw.

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Preserving heritage one signature at a time

January 26, 2018

A Yellowknife bistro is leaving its signature on the food industry.

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Northern Lights event showcases the best of Nunavut

January 26, 2018 - Nunavut

Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) chairperson Victor Tootoo says the Northern Lights Conference, held every two years in the south, is an opportunity to educate others about Nunavut.

“One of the politicians from Nunavut was listening to the mayor of Carp (Ont.) on transfers to the North,” Tootoo recalls.

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Town council meeting discusses pride parade, RCMP report

January 26, 2018

RCMP reports impaired driving and domestic violence charges, increased youth involvement

Staff Sgt. Dustin Ward of the Inuvik RCMP Detachment presented the monthly mayor’s/chief’s policing report for December 2017.

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Fate of old town hall/fire hall debated

January 26, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has been told that it could sell the old town hall/fire hall if it wishes.

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Two vehicle accident closes traffic in downtown Yk

January 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and 48 St. temporarily shut down traffic on a downtown block Thursday night.

Emergency response crews attended the scene around 8:20 p.m., where three occupants, appearing to be unharmed, walked away from their damaged SUV, which had collided with another car.  Both of the SUV’s airbags were deployed.

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Editorial: Congrats, Brendan

January 26, 2018 - Hay River

Brendan Green has solidified his special place as the greatest athlete ever to originate in Hay River.

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