Bison anthrax-free this year

May 20, 2018 - Thebacha/Fort Smith

Anthrax hasn’t been a problem for bison in Wood Buffalo National Park this year, according to the park’s conservation manager.

Rhona Kindopp says it’s important to note the risk to humans of naturally-occurring anthrax throughout soils in western and Northern Canada is “extremely low.”

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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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MLAs talk pot at KFN as legalization looms

May 2, 2018 - Hay River

As the legalization of marijuana looms, a K’atlodeeche First Nation resident says new legislation presents potential economic benefits for the reserve.

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Qik youth up for a challenge

May 2, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

A group of courageous youth forged a path in the deep snow on the land on the Easter long weekend, skiing a 30-km loop from home and back by way of Bubble Lake.

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Rankin hunter found safe

May 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Chesterfield Inlet

A search-and-rescue (SAR) mission ended in success when a young man from Rankin Inlet was found after being lost on the land for three days this past month.

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LOOKING BACK: Stanton wins $63,105 water bill fight with city

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A.McQuatt

40 years ago

Bob Olexin, owner of the Mini-Vegas Arcade reported to RCMP that approximately $170 was stolen from his business, most of it in coin.

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An alternative road to graduation

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Despite changes, a Yellowknife Education District No. 1 program is continuing to help at-risk youth graduate, says Sir John Franklin High School principal Dean MacInnis.

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NEWS BRIEFS: GNWT Releases 2030 Energy Strategy

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT released their long-awaited 2030 Energy Plan Tuesday afternoon.

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A look at the Arctic Winter Games future

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games are two years away but there are auditions to be had and spots to be earned for the bantam boys team.

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Balding for bravery was no easy process

May 1, 2018

I have to admit, when my editor handed me a news release and said he wanted me to write a report for an event at a local bar, I wasn’t excited.

“Shave For The Brave,” stated the release, which included a phone number for a woman named Barbara Bell.

But reporting is my job; what choice did I have? So I picked up the phone and called her and am I ever glad I did.

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Friends forever overcome challenges

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Laurie McLean, special to Northern News Services

Melanie Dumont and Kristina Gardiner have a bond of friendship that not even the most challenging times or long distances have been able to break.

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GNWT Releases 2030 Energy Strategy

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The GNWT released their long-awaited 2030 Energy Plan Tuesday afternoon.

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Yk councillor Rebecca Alty announces mayoral run

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Four months before nominations officially open, Coun. Rebecca Alty has announced her mayoral run – and several councillors have announced their bids for re-election.

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Familiar face wins carpentry gold

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a three-peat for Luke Heal at the Skills Canada NWT territorial carpentry competition last weekend.

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Council Briefs: City could appoint integrity commissioner

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A governance review of the City of Yellowknife produced recommendations for a revised code of conduct and the appointment of an integrity commissioner, council heard Monday.

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Family and friends Shave for the Brave

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

The friends and family of a Yellowknife man recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer buzzed up funds at Shave for the Brave on Saturday evening.

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A story of unrequited love

May 1, 2018 - Vancouver

Last week I received a last-minute invite from my dad, North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) president Bill Enge, to attend a two-day Indigenous law conference in Vancouver.

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City hall entering ‘new era,’ says senior official

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

In a matter of one week at city hall, two senior officials announced their resignation and an inquiry into allegations of workplace misconduct expanded to include whether the manager of bylaw improperly used city cameras.

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NWT mining on shaky ground

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a mining workforce that built Yellowknife and it’s mining that continues to power the economy.

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As possible UNW strike looms, MLAs get a raise

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the union representing territorial government workers threatens to strike over stagnant wages, MLAs received a raise.

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Sexual assault victims not guaranteed any money

May 1, 2018 - Iglulik

Longtime Nunavut business leader Ike Haulli’s sexual assault victims were awarded $1.2 million, collectively, in a recent civil court case but now those victims must wait and see whether they get to collect any of that judgment.

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Helping Americans in the Arctic

May 1, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

What happens if a cruise ship arrives in a Canadian Arctic community and one or more of the many American passengers on board encounters difficulties, such as a lost passport, serious illness or trouble with the law?

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William McDonald roars again in Junior Super Soccer

May 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, William McDonald School very nearly swept the board in Junior Super Soccer, winning five of the six banners up for grabs.

They didn’t win five this time around but they were still the dominant school at this year’s tournament.

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Ready for the Frolics Fever

April 30, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

KAIYUKNAIKTUK IKALUKTUTIAMI. UPINGNALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KULVALIKPAKTUK ALINAKHIYUK HILAKPUT. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI.

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Feds reject five of six Nunavut infrastructure proposals

April 30, 2018 - Nunavut

For the community of Kimmirut, the federal government’s rejection of a Government of Nunavut (GN) proposal to relocate its airport means continued lack of access to basic services most communities receive.

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New souvenir shop opens at airport

April 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Visitors to the city will have a new place to shop as the airport opened the city’s latest souvenir shop this past weekend.

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Lutsel K’e survivors of 2011 plane crash await $8-million settlement

April 29, 2018 - NWT

For close to six hours, two Lutsel K’e residents waited for rescue after Air Tindi flight AT200 crashed into a cliff 40 kilometres outside the community in 2011, killing the pilot and one passenger.

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Team North set for action

April 29, 2018 - NWT

Les Skinner of Inuvik coached Team North to its best result ever at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships two years ago in Ontario, that being a silver medal with the boys team.

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Meeko gets tougher sentence than lawyers requested

April 29, 2018 - Iqaluit

Former Sanikiluaq teacher Johnny Meeko will serve eight years and one month for his sexual crimes against children between 1972 and 2007.

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Boreal forest faces uncertain future

April 29, 2018 - NWT

New research is predicting the effects of major threats to Canada’s boreal forest, in the short and long term and advising governments to get ready for change.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Wellness camp opens in YK

April 29, 2018 - NWT

The other day I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation’s (AIWF) wellness camp. Looks like they’re going to work with lots of Indigenous people from smaller communities who have moved to Yellowknife. Good stuff.

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Vet Clinic visits Fort Simpson

April 29, 2018 - NWT

Residents of Fort Simpson were given a chance to take their pets to see a veterinarian as the NWT SPCA set up shop at the community rec center in late April.

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Ice oddity in the Arctic

April 29, 2018 - NWT

NASA mission scientist John Sonntag was flying over the Beaufort Sea on April 14 as part of Operation IceBridge when he noticed three strange circles in the ice and snapped a quick pic.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Young voices from the territory

April 28, 2018 - NWT

NWT

NWT youth have an opportunity to help shape future climate change projects through one of several newly established Northern committees.

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Pool re-opens in Inuvik

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Inuvik is all set to make a splash once again.

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NORTHERN NOTES: Everyone deserves a decent home

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Editor’s note:
Cece Hodgson McCauley first appeared in News/North 33 years ago. The column below appeared in the June 14, 1985 edition of News/North.

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TAX TALK: Paying your tax bill

April 28, 2018

Spring has finally sprung in the North and with it comes the invigorating long daylight hours. This is also season when some of us dread the mailbox, or that email if you signed up for the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) online service.

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SPORTS CHECK: Seniors take to the floor

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Somba K’e/Yellowknife

With Junior Super Soccer over for another year, the focus turns now to Senior Super Soccer, which gets underway on May 2 in Yellowknife.

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SPORTS TALK: Bruno Sammartino was the American Dream personified

April 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

We say it can’t happen here, right? And then it happens.

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EDITORIAL: Serious crime cases often difficult to solve

April 28, 2018 - NWT

The RCMP has been at receiving end of the hide tanning stick for some time as it relates to policing efforts in Indigenous communities – some of it richly deserved.

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Winning $100,000 Extra remains unclaimed

April 28, 2018 - NWT

A lottery ticket purchased somewhere in the NWT on October 7 last year, has the winning Extra number on it that comes with a $100,000 prize that has yet to be claimed.

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Liquor stores can opt out of pot

April 28, 2018 - NWT

Private liquor stores will have extensive signage warning of the dangers of smoking marijuana – that’s if they choose to sell weed once it’s legalized.

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Is it time to re-examine Northern shipping?

April 28, 2018 - NWT

A columnist and transportation researcher based in Ontario thinks the country is missing out on considerable shipping potential in the Mackenzie River and Beaufort Sea.

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LETTER: Problems with weed in the workplace

April 28, 2018 - NWT

by Norman Yakeleya,

Tulita, NT

Dear editor,

I read in the News/North a story (‘Legal weed and the workplace’, April 23) by reporter Tim Edwards.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Parks and rec association offers grants to organize events

April 28, 2018 - NWT

NWT
The territory’s parks and recreation association is offering grants to promote and encourage the benefits of recreation parks to NWT residents.

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Feds ignoring Nunavut Planning Commission funding concerns

April 28, 2018 - Nunavut

Despite an audit, as well as external reports and reviews, showing the federal government is underfunding the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada says the commission should be able to do its job with the money it has.

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