More education, less cannabis use

May 6, 2018 - Inuvik

In 1965, approximately half of Canadians smoked cigarettes. That number dropped to 13 per cent by 2015, according to a report on tobacco use in Canada from the University of Waterloo.

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Inuvik man joins Northern fellowship

May 6, 2018 - Inuvik

An Inuvik man has been accepted into the Gordon Foundation’s Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship Program aimed at creating Northern policy makers.

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TAX BREAK: Tax penalties

May 6, 2018 - NWT

At this time of the year, there are two types of taxpayers. Those who have filed their 2017 tax returns on time, and those who are late. The late group may be hit with a late-filing penalty of up to 50 per cent of taxes owing. Fortunately, there are no late-filing penalties if you late-filed your tax return with a refund because a late-filing penalties is calculated as a percent of taxes owing.

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Updated: Woman charged after bear spray released inside apartment complex

May 6, 2018 - Yellowknife

A 32-year-old woman faces a slew of charges after a can of bear spray was released inside a downtown apartment complex Sunday.

After receiving a report of people damaging a window at Crestview Manor apartments around 11:55 a.m., RCMP arrived at the scene where they discovered an empty can of bear spray in front of the building, a news release from the RCMP stated Monday.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Boine, Sami singer

May 6, 2018 - NWT

Friends, the haunting voice of this Sami singer, Mari Boine, wafts its way gently over the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico, during a recent cultural event I was lucky enough to be a part of, with the help of Francois Rossouw, of Yellowknife.

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No drones, new hunting course

May 6, 2018 - NWT

Several changes to the territory’s Wildlife Act, passed in 2014, as well as the rollout of some aspects of the act are up for public debate until June 30.

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Kiah Vail a national champion

May 6, 2018 - NWT

Calling yourself a national champion is some feat and not too many people can call themselves that.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Fitness classes for fire prep

May 6, 2018 - NWT

Tthek’ehdeli/Jean Marie River

As the weather warms up in the Northwest Territories, the community of Jean Marie River is doing what it can to prepare for another fire season.

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Dog problem in Fort Resolution

May 6, 2018 - Deninu K’ue/Fort Resolution

A property in Fort Resolution has close to 25 dogs living in poor conditions, according to the NWT branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

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‘King is the killer:’ Crown, defence make closing arguments in murder trial

May 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

Denecho King’s quest to continue partying in the early hours of Dec.14, 2014 led him to a Yellowknife apartment where he “viciously” attacked two best friends, the Crown prosecutor told the court Friday during closing arguments after a four-week murder trial.

“On that night, King wanted to party,” said prosecutor Alex Godfrey.

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As bar alcohol sales drop, so do community donations

May 5, 2018 - Iqaluit

The impact of the Government of Nunavut’s Iqaluit beer and wine store’s non-profit business model may end up costing the community, if the effect on the local legion is any indication.

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Fight may be coming over cannabis laws

May 5, 2018 - NWT

A storm may be brewing within the Legislative Assembly over the territory’s proposed cannabis regulations, which are to take effect this summer after passing through the house.

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SPORTS TALK: That time when going to a soccer match in Iran was considered bravery

May 5, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You ever cut into a durian fruit? I haven’t but from all accounts, I’ll take a pass, especially after reading about what happened at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Aklavik death being treated as suspicious

May 5, 2018 - NWT

Aklavik

The death of a 40-year-old man in Aklavik last month is being treated as suspicious, RCMP say.

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EDITORIAL: Grain shipping an idea that floats

May 5, 2018 - NWT

A “grim” outlook for the territory, according to the Conference Board of Canada, should have politicians and government departments actively seeking out bigger picture, viable revenue generators that will keep the NWT moving upward and not spiralling downward where industry is concerned.

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Future stars get chance to shine

May 5, 2018 - NWT

If this was an audition for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, it would appear there are some bright lights in store when it comes time to pick the bantam boys hockey team.

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The importance of preserving history

May 5, 2018 - NWT

Life being the strange thing it is, I took my Grade nine at Monkmoor School for Girls in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The building is a beautiful Tudor black and white timbered structure made up of two large court yards surrounded by gardens.

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COLUMN: Dear Ottawa: looking for some traditional Federal vision

May 5, 2018 - NWT

by Gary Vivian, President, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

“It is inconceivable that all lands north of the 60th parallel, representing 35 per cent of Canada’s land area, which we believe contain a great resource potential, will remain as an undeveloped portion of Canada.”

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Inuvik junior boys head to Super Soccer

May 5, 2018 - Inuvik

The junior boys’ soccer team from East Three Secondary School will be attending the Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife May 2-6.

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Pang makes urgent plea for help

May 5, 2018 - Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

We need help – now.

This was the Hamlet of Pangnirtung’s plea to four Government of Nunavut ministers May 1.

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Slave Geological Province road denied funding

May 5, 2018 - NWT

A proposed all-season road through the resource-rich Slave Geological Province has been denied federal funding.

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First Shift hockey program comes to Inuvik

May 4, 2018 - Inuvik

More than 40 youth have registered for Inuvik’s first year hosting Canadian Tire’s First Shift hockey program.

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Hay River talent tapped for National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

May 4, 2018 - Hay River

A pair of Hay River hockey athletes will be taking their talents east after being selected to play at the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Membertou, N.S.

Chandelle Leonard, 14, and Tyrell Wilgosh, 18, have been named to Team North’s female and male squads respectively.

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Rankin FC has tough run in Kingston

May 4, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet FC has a long way to go to compete on the national stage after being humbled at the Futsal Canadian Championship.

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Inuvik looks for answers on cannabis law enforcement

May 4, 2018 - Inuvik

Enforcement of new cannabis legalization was one of the main issues highlighted at a public meeting held in Inuvik to discuss cannabis legalization April 30.

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Household debt worrisome, says Bank of Canada president

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The governor of the Bank of Canada spoke about Canada’s high household debt on Tuesday during an event hosted by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

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Council term status quo the way to go

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s a funny thing when politicians champion for changes the public has neither asked for nor likely cares about.

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Hay River students learn through a new lens

May 4, 2018 - Hay River

A local educator is bringing Hollywood to Hay River with a unique afterschool program that fuses film with fun – and learning.

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Coral hockey star battles through heartache

May 4, 2018 - Steinbach, Man.

Like so many others across the country, Daniel McKitrick, formerly of Coral Harbour, was shocked and saddened to tears when he heard the devastating news of the crash involving the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 16 people on April 6.

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Strong finish for volleyball girls

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Potential Volleyball Club’s 17U girls squad took to the court in Calgary for the Alberta Volleyball 17U Championships last weekend with heavy hearts.

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