LOOKING BACK: CIBC celebrates golden anniversary

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Lawrence Cassaway told Yellowknifer about how he received a $50 cheque as a token of gratitude from a man he saved from drowning in Great Slave Lake.

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Hidden gems at Folk on the Rocks

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

In my years of covering music festivals throughout Western Canada, I have learned to look beyond the main stage and behind the allure of the marquis performers for some true creative treats.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Day and sobering centres will open simultaneously

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

The new facility for Yellowknife’s day shelter and sobering centre will in fact offer both services together as early as mid-September, the GNWT confirmed on Wednesday.

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Drug kingpin Norman Hache granted day parole with privileges

July 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man serving a three-year sentence for his role as the head of a far-reaching drug enterprise that brought large quantities of cocaine into the territory has been granted day parole with overnight leave privileges.

Norman Hache, 37, will move from a minimum security Alberta prison, where he’s been incarcerated since October of last year, to reside in a community correctional centre in another province.

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COURT BRIEFS: Accused leader of Yellowknife cocaine ring acquitted

July 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

An Edmonton man accused of playing a leading role in a cocaine ring that set up shop in Yellowknife two years ago has been acquitted following a decision in NWT territorial court Thursday.

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Artist completes residency exchange in Inuvik

July 26, 2018 - Inuvik

Jade Nasogaluak-Carpenter, a Calgary-based Inuvialuk artist, is working in Inuvik as part of the TD North/South Artist Exchange program.

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EDITORIAL: Hats off to small businesses

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

Danielle Sachs started dyeing her own yarn with Kool-Aid powders while living in the Hay River highrise.

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Busy summer of road work in Iglulik

July 26, 2018 - Iglulik

Hamlet crews have been busy fixing and building roads in the community. Two weeks of upgrades to Igloo Point Road recently wrapped up, said senior administrative officer Greg Morash.

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GNAF festival sees big increase in sales

July 26, 2018 - Inuvik

The 30th annual Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) nearly doubled its gallery sales from last year, according to executive director Mary Ann Ross.

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Yarn to dye for

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

The typical start-up origin story begins in a California garage.

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EDITORIAL: Kivalliq caribou: what do you have to lose?

Kivalliq News
July 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

What do Northern Quebec, Southern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Baffin Island have in common?

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Visitor Centre visits spike in June

July 26, 2018 - Hay River

Visits to the Hay River’s tourism information centre skyrocketed this June.

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Tattoo artist joins pipeline protest

July 26, 2018 - Kivalliq

Ever since Ippiksaut Friesen started learning how to do traditional Inuit tattoos a year ago, she has travelled around Canada to share her practice with people.

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IRC holds free literacy camp

July 25, 2018 - Inuvik

More than 100 youth in Inuvik, Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk are spending three weeks this summer making slime, cooking pizza bannock and choreographing dances.

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Story of Cosmos 954 continues

July 25, 2018 - Hay River

On the morning of January 24, 1978, a ball of fire was seen ripping through the early morning sky above Northern Canada.

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Fatal hit and run occurs in Arviat

July 25, 2018 - Arviat

The RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male on an Arviat roadway in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

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Inuvik celebrates 60th anniversary

July 25, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik celebrated its 60th anniversary with a weekend full of events, games, and dancing.

Denise McDonald, chair of the planning committee, said the theme of the celebrations was “bringing friends together.”

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GN piecing together driver exam services

July 25, 2018 - Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut is working on a schedule to send driver examiners on tours of communities to fill the gap left when RCMP stopped testing drivers as of July 1.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Boy meets legend at hockey camp

July 25, 2018 - NWT

Deh Gah Got’ie Koe/Fort Providence

If asked what kind of summer he is having, Zander Bartlett might say, “a great one.”

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Riverside Growers pesto recalled over botulism risk

July 25, 2018 - Hay River

The territory’s chief public health officer is warning anyone who bought ready-to-eat pesto from Riverside Growers NT not to eat it because it carries a risk of botulism.

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Three vie for ITK presidency: Obed, Ittinuar and Williamson

July 25, 2018 - Inuit Nunangat

Delegates to the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami  (ITK) 2018 annual general assembly are set to elect a president from a field of three Aug. 16.

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Fighter jets sent to Yellowknife

July 25, 2018

Multiple CF-18 Hornet fighter jets pierced the skies over Yellowknife over the weekend, capturing the attention of city residents.

The aircraft were a temporary distraction for some Folk on the Rocks concert-goers, curious why the military planes were patrolling the skies.

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Author’s latest treat for Arctic history buffs

July 25, 2018 - Nunavut

Arctic history enthusiasts will have a new book to feast on come Aug. 4 – Kenn Harper’s third volume of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Tales of Arctic Whalers.

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She Takes the Cake looks for new, loving owner

July 25, 2018 - Hay River

The owner of She Takes the Cake is putting the beloved Hay River cafe up for sale.

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MLA calls for Kivalliq Inuit to take action on caribou

July 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

A Kivalliq MLA is calling on Inuit in the region come up with a plan to protect the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd from a continued population decline.

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NWT woman found dead near Merritt, BC

July 24, 2018 - NWT

Mounties in Merritt, BC confirmed today that a woman found dead on Sunday, July 22 on Highway 5 neat Merritt, BC is from the NWT. 

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Folk on the Rocks ‘seamless,’ says organizer

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 38th edition of Folk on the Rocks has come and gone after the festival wrapped after a weekend that organizers have characterized as “seamless.”

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COURT BRIEFS: Man accused of dealing fentanyl denied bail

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man accused of importing a deadly opioid onto the streets of Yellowknife was denied bail in NWT Supreme Court Friday.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Territory’s credit rating stable

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT received confirmation of its Aa1 credit rating with a stable outlook from Moody’s Investor Services, stated a news release yesterday.

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Downtown sobering shelter to open mid-September

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) will open a sobering shelter in downtown Yellowknife, adjacent to the Northern Lites Motel on 50th St. in mid-September.

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