Behchoko RMCP search warrant results in arrests and drug seizures

February 19, 2018 - Behchoko

A search warrant executed during the week of February 12th in Behchoko resulted in 4 arrests, according to the RCMP.

An investigation into drug trafficking in the area led to the search warrant, which led Behchoko RCMP to the finding and seizure of “cash, cannabis-marihuana, crack, cocaine and drug trafficking paraphernalia.”

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Potential child sex offences warning

February 1, 2018

Child sexual exploitation charges have been laid against a Grande Prairie man, and RCMP believe there may be additional victims in northern Alberta, NWT, northern British Columbia and Australia.

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Frame Lake Trail improved

February 1, 2018

The city resurfaced the McMahon Frame Lake Trail and widened it by one metre in 2017 thanks to funding from the federal government.

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Bob McLeod: Fading dreams of a true North, strong and free

February 1, 2018
Andrew Livingstone/NNSL photo
NWT Premier Bob McLeod addresses the Vancouver Board of Trade while in B.C. last month for a mining conference.

Northerners are a quiet, peaceful, and co-operative people. We don’t air our grievances in public. We don’t complain.

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Labour Views: Northerners deserve a living wage

February 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

All three territories are on the slide when it comes to providing support to low-income earners, regardless of the fact that Northerners face some of the highest living costs in the country.

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Under pressure: an icy symphony

February 1, 2018
Wikimedia Commons/Angelo DeSantis photo

I remember the first time I walked out on the ice of a big lake, it was a little nerve wracking and I was acutely aware that I was walking on ice that was but a few centimeters thick and below that was a whole lot of really cold water. I also remember being out on lake ice the first time I heard the sonic boom of a pressure crack forming.

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Looking Back: Stanton expansion held up by feds

February 1, 2018

40 years ago

A planned $9-million expansion for Stanton Yellowknife Hospital was being held up because the territorial government hadn’t reached an agreement in-principle with Health and Welfare Canada.

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The tale of the trails

February 1, 2018
The area zoned nature preservation adjacent to Ragged Ass Road is restricted from snowmobile use. There are several established trails which travel through this area to allow access onto Great Slave Lake, states information from the city. All snowmobilers are asked to stay on these trails so as to protect this natural area and its wildlife. This map shows the boundaries of this area. City of Yellowknife graphic

Some of our members and fellow Yellowknifer’s have been talking about the trails in the city and who has the authority to access or maintain them.

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Snowking’s snowcrete

February 1, 2018

You probably thought: What the heck is snowcrete?

Well, snowcrete is a natural product made of what Yellowknife has plenty of in the winter: snow!

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Montreal Canadiens Alumni returns to Yellowknife

February 1, 2018
photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Steve Shutt, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will be part of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni squad that will hit the ice on Sunday against the Cold Cash Greenbacks oldtimers all in support of the Food First Foundation.

It’s a polarizing world out there. What with all the fussing, fighting and name-calling, you’d think we’d all gone gone mad.

And that’s just the United States congress.

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Team NWT bantams in tough

February 1, 2018
Andrew Carr (in blue) knocks over a Prince George Cougars player during round-robin play on Jan. 4. photo courtesy of April Desjarlais

Playing AAA bantam hockey in western Canada usually means you’ll be up against players who are getting looked at for the Western Hockey League’s annual bantam draft.

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Struggles continue for Kerry Galusha

February 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Suffice it to say that the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts hasn’t been the best for Kerry Galusha and Team NWT.

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A very sad t(o)urn-around

February 1, 2018

It looks like my plans to invade and conquer Fort Providence on the weekend of its rec hockey tournament have to be shelved.

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Child welfare workers to focus on prevention, early-intervention

February 1, 2018 - Ottawa

The federal government is pushing a new approach to child welfare by emphasizing prevention and early intervention instead of social workers seizing children from troubled homes, but the funding to accompany those changes has yet to be committed.

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Accused in murder case showed up at RCMP

February 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A police manhunt for Kevin Mantla ended at the Mounties’ front door, where he appeared shoeless hours after the death of Elvis Lafferty, court heard Wednesday.

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Traditional healing centre gets $1 million boost

February 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A non-profit group’s bid to bring traditional Indigenous healing practices to health care in Yellowknife is $1 million closer to becoming a reality thanks to a prestigious award.

The Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, an initiative founded by Be’sha Blondin and Rassi Nashalik and championed by Yellowknife naturopath Dr. Nicole Redvers, received the 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize during a ceremony in Ottawa.

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Inuvik woman emphasizes healing after inquiry hearing

February 1, 2018 - Inuvik

After Lesa Semmler and her family finished giving their testimony at the national inquiry hearings into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, another family approached her and said after they heard her speak, they felt more comfortable to go up and give their own testimony.

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Don’t slide your ride

February 1, 2018

On Yellowknife roads in wintertime, Paul Simon’s classic tune Slip Slidin’ Away hits a little closer to home.

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Time to close health care gap

February 1, 2018

Having a great smile isn’t just about looking amazing in selfies.

Poor dental health, rooted in an absence of proper dental care as a child, can lead to all sorts of physical and psychological issues for people.

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Inuvik EMS back to 100 per cent

February 1, 2018 - Inuvik

The Inuvik ambulance station received a back-up ambulance Jan. 28 to replace the vehicle
destroyed in a Jan. 20 fire.

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Iqaluit student up for award valued at $100,000

February 1, 2018 - Iqaluit

For the second time since its beginnings in the late 1980s, a Nunavut student is up for a Loran Award, a post-secondary education package worth $100,000 over four years.

Director of programs and operation for the Loran Scholars Foundation Heather Spratt said the foundation would like to see more applicants from Nunavut.

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Editorial: What’s the big secret?

February 1, 2018 - Hay River

Our memory is general pretty good, but we honestly can’t remember the last time town council held a regular meeting or one of its two monthly committee meetings without including a private discussion.

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Developing a knowledge of economic programs in Cape Dorset

February 1, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Maata Jaw has made an uncommon transition from childcare to economic development officer. Eager and ambitious, Jaw dropped off her resume at the Cape Dorset hamlet office, among many other places, last year.

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Woodland Manor expansion behind schedule

February 1, 2018 - Hay RIver

The completion of an expansion project at Woodland Manor will be going well beyond an earlier anticipated completion date of Dec. 31.

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Hall Beach needs houses and a breakwater, new mayor says

February 1, 2018 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

Jaypetee Audlakiak is a newcomer to politics, and he once was a newcomer to Hall Beach, but he says he knows what the community needs.

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Wolves howl in Rankin

February 1, 2018 - Arviat

The Arviat Wolves claimed the first ever Bantam Rock hockey championship with a nerve-wracking 1-0 final win over the Rankin Rock in Rankin Inlet on Jan. 21.

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Thirteen-year- old curling star brings home gold

February 1, 2018

Thirteen-year- old Pearl Gillis brought a gold medal home to Inuvik after winning the Under 21
Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Shawinigan, Que., Sunday, Jan. 21.

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Fourth suspect charged in Hay River homicide investigation

January 31, 2018 - Hay River

A fourth person has been charged in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation in Hay River.

Tyler Cayen, 32, has been charged with murder and robbery related to the Dec. 28 discovery of a deceased male inside a vehicle near the Katl’odeeche Hay River Reserve, according to a release Wednesday from NWT RCMP.

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Accused in murder showed up at RCMP headquarters hours after Lanky Court killing,witnesses testify

January 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A shoeless Kevin Mantla showed up at Yellowknife RCMP headquarters just hours after allegedly killing Elvis Lafferty, bringing a police manhunt to the Mounties’ front door, according to testimony made in NWT Supreme Court Wednesday.

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Editorial: Out on a limb for a winner

January 31, 2018 - Kivalliq

I, for one, am rolling the dice and risking bad luck by starting to celebrate early my belief that the Rankin Rock Hockey Camp will be announced as the winner of the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) for the Youth category this evening, Jan. 31, in Ottawa.

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Hay River councillor explains resignation

January 31, 2018 - Hay River

Roger Candow – the now former town councillor – resigned on Jan. 3 because he foresaw missing over half of council’s meetings this year.

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Wrestling with pride and determination

January 31, 2018 - Arviat

Arviat wrestlers put in a strong showing at the 2018 Nunavut wrestling territorials in Iqaluit earlier this month.

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Correction

January 30, 2018

The 20th annual Territorial Skills Competition is hosted by Skills Canada and was promoted in a newsletter by the Yk Chamber of Commerce.

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Moosemeat & Marmalade showcases local cuisine

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Season three of documentary cooking show Moosemeat & Marmalade will feature two episodes filmed in Yellowknife.

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Pros and cons of aging

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Remember the first time some kid came to the door and called you “Mister” or “Mam”?

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One more Northerner on the roster

January 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

A total of three NWT-born athletes will be heading to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics after Jesse Cockney was named to the men’s cross-country skiing roster on Monday.

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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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