UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

EDITORIAL: Feds should admit defeat

August 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

They say that good things come to those who wait. But the world of the Canadian justice system can take a long time to deliver.

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Hay River council approves search for more space for town workers

August 9, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has decided to seek more office space for municipal workers since the existing Town Hall is fully occupied.

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Baker Lake gets new playground

August 9, 2018 - Baker Lake

Baker Lake didn’t go long without a playground at the school. The Department of Education installed a new play structure last week just a few days after the community’s SAO Sheldon Dorey raised concerns that the previous one had been demolished with no attempt to salvage it.

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UPDATE : 19-year-old Nicole Amautinuar found in Yellowknife

August 8, 2018

RCMP have located a missing woman in Yellowknife.

19-year-old Nicole Amautinuar was reported missing to RCMP on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.

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Members sworn in for KFN section of Canadian Rangers

August 8, 2018 - Hay River

On July 30, six residents of the Hay River Dene Reserve were sworn in as the first members of a newly-formed K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) section of the Hay River Canadian Ranger Patrol.

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RCMP says nothing suspicious in death of Hay River woman in B.C.

August 8, 2018 - Hay River

The RCMP is saying there is nothing suspicious about the death of a Hay River woman whose body was discovered just off a highway in British Columbia on July 22.

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Air Canada introduces direct flights between Yellowknife and Vancouver

August 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

People traveling in and out of the capitol will have a new flight plan to consider this fall.

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Correction

August 8, 2018 - Hay River

For the story ‘Aiming to grow archery’ in the Aug. 1 edition of The Hub, a person was incorrectly identified in the caption accompanying the article. The person’s correct name is Cynthia White. The Hub regrets the error and apologizes for any inconvenience it may have caused.

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Contaminated waste to be cleaned up in Resolute

August 8, 2018 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

Transport Canada has contracted out contaminated landfill cleanups at the Resolute airport starting later this month, work that has been been neglected for decades.

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Arviat polar bear slaughter sparks debate

August 8, 2018 - Arviat

The killing of five polar bears around Arviat in recent weeks has sparked a debate over how the population should be managed.

The animals were left unharvested and hunters had already used up all the tags allocated for the Kivalliq region earlier this year, which means the bears were shot illegally.

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Nunavut Court of Appeal rules Kivalliq Hall was a residential school

August 8, 2018 - Kivalliq

Former Kivalliq Hall students scored a major victory last week after the Nunavut Court of Appeal upheld a ruling requiring the federal government to pay out compensation for its role in running the school.

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Man who sexually assaulted sleeping victim while on bail awaits sentencing

August 7, 2018 - Behchoko

A Behchoko man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping victim in her early teens while out on bail for another sexual assault will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing Friday.

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Rain dampens Ramble and Ride

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a tale of two days at the 12th annual Old Town Ramble and Ride, as the weather changed over the long weekend.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: The healing properties of Great Slave Lake

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the past month in Yellowknife, I rose early in the morning, sat on the balcony of my condo in Northern Heights and inhaled the fresh air and spectacular view of the Great Slave Lake. I felt at peace watching the pink glow of sunrise, and the calm waters.

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Life lessons from a hockey legend

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

By all accounts, Reggie Leach has made his name.

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Sushi Cafe reopens after crash

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Sushi Cafe has reopened after a stolen truck ran into the front of the business in mid-July.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Cannabis testing devices on the way

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Roadside saliva testing devices that detect cannabis could be in the hands of NWT RCMP officers by next month but questions remain on how effective they will be in the North’s colder climate.

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Midnight Light to shine into shadowy places

August 7, 2018

This fall promises to be an enlightening experience for Yellowknifers, especially those of us who work at Yellowknifer.
(I get a kick out of putting those two words together in one sentence, as our style instructs us to italicize the title of recurring publications. So it looks a bit odd. I know, small things amuse …)

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Yellowknife Historical Society’s $1.5M museum slowly takes shape

August 7, 2018

A non-profit heritage group’s long-running dream of turning a piece of the city’s past into a multi-use museum is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Territory must increase its hydro potential if NWT economy is to remain viable

August 7, 2018

A critical element in reducing the NWT’s carbon footprint – and indeed, ensuring its very survival — is, and always has been, ensuring the territory can expand its hydro energy capacity.

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NWT gas prices shoot up this week

August 7, 2018

Northwest Territories gas prices shot upwards in the past week 24.3 cents to an average of 145.8 cents per litre, according to national gasoline price tracker, Gas Buddy.

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Arena mould cleanup contract awarded

August 7, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The contract to address the mould that led to the shutdown of the Cambridge Bay arena in 2017-18 has been awarded.

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Documentary on Kugluktuk elder goes viral

August 7, 2018 - Kugluktuk

Adine Atatahak and Tabitha Stirrett have broken into the world of short documentaries in a monumental way.

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Operation Nanook swings into high gear; Rangers will play key role

August 6, 2018 - Nunavut

Sgt. Roger Hitkolok plans to lead seven other Kugluktuk Rangers on a boat trip to Victoria Island this week to help track activity in the Northwest Passage.

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National and regional honours for Nunavut News

August 6, 2018

Nunavut News was a top achiever in the national and regional newspaper awards competitions this year, earning nine top-three Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNAs) and eight top-three awards from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (Nunavut News is the only non-Ontario newspaper in the OCNA).

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Bringing new, meaningful colour to Cape Dorset

August 6, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of artistic and cultural programming for Cape Dorset youth was set to wrap up with the Quviana Parade on Saturday. Art, dancing hunting were to be among the concepts highlighted as parade participants march through the streets.

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GNWT studies marine cable

August 5, 2018 - NWT

The territorial government is taking another look at connecting hydro facilities powering Yellowknife and other North Slave communities with the Taltson River hydroelectric facility near Fort Smith.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Body of missing Behchoko man found

August 5, 2018 - NWT

Behchoko/Rae

The body of missing 21-year-old Jermaine Camsell was found Wednesday near Behchoko, bringing a tragic end to an exhaustive search effort carried out by law enforcement and community volunteers.

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Finding strength in illness

August 5, 2018 - NWT

Diabetes is now recognized as an epidemic in Canada. The chronic disease affects many in the North and Hay River’s Chris Hawley is among them.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Cancer research in Radilih Koe

August 5, 2018 - NWT

Friends, one of the ongoing things with PhD study is research, gathering information for future use.

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