Racquet Club 2.0 gets big reveal

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kelli Hinchey had been thinking about the grand reveal that occured on April 28 10 years ago.

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High busing costs kick kids to curb

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Some young children could be missing out on junior kindergarten because of a lack of transportation, says an educator.

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FROM HANSARD: ‘We’ve had to change how we think’

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 6. Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne is questioning Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann about balancing climate change initiatives with the need to grow the economy.

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‘She had a big heart,’ say friends of late Sophie Thrasher

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Family and friends of the late Sophie Thrasher are mourning her passing, and remembering her as a caring woman who never cursed and was always willing to help others.

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NEWS BRIEFS: NWT economy grew 5.2 per cent in 2017

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territory’s gross domestic product rose 5.2 per cent between 2016 and 2017, according to data from the NWT Bureau of Statistics.

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Street outreach a ‘stopgap’ measure

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s Street Outreach Program served 629 users since last July, but is a “stopgap measure” to addressing the systemic problems that leave people vulnerable, says a women’s advocate.

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GNWT drafts hotel tax levy to back city tourism

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT has drafted its legislation to allow an accommodation levy in cities including Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and Inuvik.

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Miriam Lewis is China-bound

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Miriam Lewis has always had that dream of going to the Olympics.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Tomfoolery, shenanigans and skulduggery

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

How much do you believe in coincidences?

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Correction:

May 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The story and headlines in Wednesday’s Yellowknifer concerning the murder trial of Denecho King incorrectly states that no DNA evidence to date has been presented linking him to the crime (“Third man’s DNA on killer sword,” May 2). Yellowknifer regrets the mistake and apologizes for any embarrassment or confusion it my have caused.

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EDITORIAL: 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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Marching to the beat of culture and community

May 3, 2018 - Hay River

Last year, Hay Riverite Anna Crosman and fellow immigrants to the North asked a question: how can we marry our Filipino traditions with our love of Canada? Two snare drums, one symbol, 50 marchers and a Canada Day parade later – they had their answer.

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Health and Social Service fees take a hike

May 3, 2018

Medical professionals are expected to see an increase in registration fees starting May, 15.

The changes are being made by the Department of Health and Social Services, which renews fees every five years to coincide with the consumer price index, stated a news release.

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New legion location opens its doors

May 3, 2018

After an extensive two day process the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Vincent Massey 164 is officially open at its new location on Franklin Avenue underneath Coyote’s Bistro.

The legion bought the building after an increase in membership demanded a larger space.

The new location has a capacity of 100 people – almost double the amount of the old space on the corner of 48 Street and Franklin Avenue.

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Territorial gold for Inuvik baker Karis Dekwant

May 3, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s 17-year-old Karis Dekwant brought home a gold medal from the Skills Canada territorial baking competition in Yellowknife last weekend.

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Economic challenges not insurmountable: minister

May 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite a “grim” prediction from the Conference Board of Canada, observers remain optimistic about the NWT’s economic potential.

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Household debt worrisome, says Poloz

May 3, 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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Inuvik hires director of protective services

May 3, 2018 - Inuvik

The Town of Inuvik announced that Cynthia (Cyndy) Hammond will join the town as director of protective services as of May 28.

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EDITORIAL: Why park when you can plant?

May 3, 2018 - Hay River

“It looked good on paper.” “It was a nice idea.”

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Students finding their passion at Weledeh Catholic School

May 3, 2018

Henry Ford didn’t invent the Model T until he was 45-years-old, which is nearly four-times older than the Grade 7 students at Weledeh Catholic School.

One student in particular is channelling his inner Ford by turning curriculum mandated free-learning time into a passion for auto-mechanics.

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COLUMN: Singing the proud Leafs blues

May 3, 2018

With the conclusion of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the friendly – and sometimes not so friendly – taunts were everywhere over social media, with, as always, a disproportionate number of them aimed at fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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King’s DNA on swords likely left by direct contact, key witness testifies

May 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

A day after testifying that a large amount of Denecho King’s DNA was found on the handles of swords allegedly used in a deadly attack in 2014, an expert witness testified Wednesday the deposits were most likely left by direct contact.

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Huskies bag bronze in rec centre homecoming

May 3, 2018 - Hay River

After a prolonged road trip, Hay River hockey squads were back on home ice from April 20 to April 23.

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AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Pakallak Tyme is a go

May 3, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

The community of Rankin Inlet is in full party mode as the 2018 edition of Pakallak Tyme got underway this past weekend and will run until May 6.

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RCMP investigating sudden death in Norman Wells

May 2, 2018 - Norman Wells

A sudden death in the town of Norman Wells is being investigated by RCMP.

Norman Wells RCMP responded to a call for service about a sudden death just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, a news release stated.

Norman Wells Mounties, along with the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Investigation Services, are “on scene,” to probe the death, stated the release.

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Town looks for Fisherman’s Wharf takeover

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

Town Hall administration will soon go public in its pursuit to secure new operators for Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Polar bears and CATS

May 2, 2018 - Kugaaruk

As of April 24 there were only two polar bear hunting tags still outstanding out of the original 24 issued in late October, said Mark Jr. Karlik, manager of the Kurtairujuark Hunters & Trappers Association. The last bear harvested, around April 19, was reportedly around nine feet long, said Karlik.

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Planned rec centre parking area to become short-term greenspace

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River is moving ahead with plans to convert a would-be parking area in front of the rebuilt rec centre into a temporary greenspace.

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New youth centre schedule ready to roll

May 2, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset’s youth centre will host more than youth over the coming months. There are a number of activities for youth, of course, but adults and elders will be invited to play pool, darts and board games during an evening each week or two, said recreation director Will Sandoval.

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Coral player one series away from back-to-back championships

May 2, 2018 - Coral Harbour

Daniel McKitrick, 20, formerly of Coral Harbour, added another championship to his hockey resume as the Steinbach Pistons captured the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) title with a 2-1 victory over the Virden Oil Capitals in Virden, Man., on April 21.

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