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YEAR IN REVIEW: Dark clouds loom but Yk is strong

January 2, 2019

Looking back on the news in 2018 it’s easy to feel discouraged.

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Union warning of ‘high risk’ of strike in Hay River

January 1, 2019

The president of the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) is warning there may be a strike next month against the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

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Challenges and prosperity coming to Kivalliq

January 1, 2019

Looking back at 2018 with hopes of a successful year waiting ahead in 2019; a bright economic outlook for the foreseeable future in the Kivalliq comes courtesy of Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM).

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UPDATED: Anonymous postcard alludes to GNWT information breach

January 1, 2019 - Yellowknife

Northern News Services received a mysterious postcard at its Yellowknife office yesterday morning.

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UPDATED: Woman released from hospital after New Year’s Eve stabbing, say relatives

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fed up and concerned family members are speaking out after they say their sister was “brutally” stabbed by her estranged partner, who they say has been ordered not to contact her, on New Year’s Eve.

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Heavy police presence as paramedics attend Williams Ave home

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

A person was carried on a stretcher from residence on Williams Avenue in Yellowknife, Monday evening as Mounties surrounded the residential area.

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Two overdue travellers from Wekweeti found safe following search

December 31, 2018 - Wekweéti

RCMP are reminding residents to take precautions when out of the land this winter after two overdue travellers were found safe following an hours-long search.

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‘He never gave up hope:’ family remembers Andrew Debogorski following fatal fire

December 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Andrew Debogorski, the victim of Friday’s fatal house fire who was battling a debilitating illness at the time of his death, is being remembered as a dedicated family man with an unbreakable spirit.

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Yk mayor responds to editorial: letter to the editor

December 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dear editor,

Thanks to the Yellowknifer for reporting so thoroughly on city issues, including 2019’s balanced budget of $88.51 million which city council passed on Dec. 10.

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RCMP investigating ‘sudden death’ in Tulita

December 29, 2018 - Tulita

RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the community of Tulita.

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Updated: One dead in house fire near Sissons elementary school

December 28, 2018

A well known Yellowknifer died Friday night after a fire consumed a home near J.H. Sissons Elementary School.

Alex Debogorksi posted the news on his public facebook page that it was his son who perished in the fire.

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Kaapittiaq will infuse caffeine into the Kitikmeot

December 28, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

A business venture that’s been brewing for over a year could reach Nunavummiut taste buds by February or March. Kaapittiaq will become the first Inuit-owned java enterprise.

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Former Nunavut Premier named to Order of Canada

December 27, 2018 - Ottawa

A former Premier of Nunavut was named to the Order of Canada on Thursday

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‘They will always be welcome at our fire house’

December 27, 2018 - Iqaluit/Pangnirtung/Cape Dorset

When the Iqaluit NorthMart warehouse went up in flames in November, threatening the adjoining store, it taxed the full resources of the Iqaluit Fire Department to control of the intense blaze.

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Canada Games hockey heads west

Leo Kaludjak tries to control the puck in the corner and avoid the check of the NWT's Liam Carroll. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
December 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s not often teams from the North are able to get together as they prepare for the Canada Winter Games and it’s rarer still to get to play against your competition before the games begin, but that is exactly what Team Nunavut’s men’s hockey team did last weekend.

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Deh Gah races kick off dog race season

Anthony Beck rounds a corner during the first day of races. photo courtesy of Ron Bonnetrouge
December 26, 2018 - Fort Providence

The dog sled racing season unofficially got underway with the seventh annual Deh Gah Christmas Sled Dog Races.

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Speed skater competes at Canadian Junior Nationals

Wren Acorn jumps in front of her competition at during a race earlier this year. Acorn recently competed at the junior short track national championships. photo courtesy of Kerry Egen
December 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s a difficult task to compete with the top athletes in the country at their chosen field, especially when they are three years your elder.

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New mediation talks expected for early February

December 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government and its union will be heading back to the bargaining table in February, confirmed Todd Parsons, president of the Union of Northern Workers.

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CBC North celebrates 60 years

December 25, 2018
photo courtesy of CBC Media Management and Preservation
A scene from the CBC North television control room in Yellowknife in 1989.

A lot has changed at CBC North since it was formally set up in late 1968, but one key thing hasn’t: people still love their radio.

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Fort Smith man killed in Northern Alberta car crash

December 25, 2018

OPINION: Masters of our own destiny

December 24, 2018 - Inuvik

From: Bernice Lavoie, Inuvik

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EDITORIAL: Lighten a student’s load this year

December 24, 2018

If you want to increase turnout to a community event in Nunavut, there are few rewards that can do the trick quite like a free flight voucher.

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Sweeping reforms planned for territory’s child services

December 24, 2018
Avery Zingel/NNSL photo
Deputy minister of Health and Social Services Bruce Cooper responds to a scathing audit of child and family services in the NWT.

Despite being given just one day to look over the territorial government’s plan to improve child and family services, MLAs agreed to push forward with a review because of significant public interest following a scathing auditor general report.

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Cash only at NWT liquor stores on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018

On one of the busiest days of the years for liquor sales in the NWT, stores in the territory are being forced to only accept cash. 

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MLA urges action on caribou ‘crisis’

Sahtu MLA Daniel McNeely pushed for decisive action on dwindling caribou numbers during a Dec. 7 committee meeting on Bathurst and Boreal caribou range plans in Yellowknife. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo
December 24, 2018 - Sahtu

After the NWT posted dismal numbers for the 2018 caribou count, the territorial government is planning to limit disturbance of caribou habitat to save shrinking Bathurst and Boreal caribou herds.

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Updated: RCMP respond to weekend incident in Yellowknife

December 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The RCMP G Division responded to an ‘incident’ leaving one person needing medical attention over the weekend. 

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An air of the ghetto

December 23, 2018

Hack, cough, mumble, grumble; morning, breakfast and night. All of us together as one happy family!

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Iqaluit active shooter standoff leads to man in custody

December 23, 2018 - Iqaluit

A second standoff in a just a few days resulted in a 25-year-old male being taken into custody after three hours in what police called an active shooter event.

The man now faces numerous firearm charges.

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Credibility in the dumps

December 22, 2018

Your medical records are not safe, and we are a bunch of buffoons: that is the message the territorial government offered its citizens last week after a man found stacks of confidential health records at the dump.

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NT top of the pack at Arctic Showcase

December 22, 2018 - Yellowknife

The top boys hockey players from across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut met in Yellowknife last weekend for a number of tune up games at the Arctic Showcase.

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