New Iqaluit brew pub sees success in first week

September 5, 2018

The new 58-seat brew pub opened the evening of August 24.

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Actua science camps wrapped up in mid-August

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Beginning in late June, Actua deployed its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camps across Nunavut.

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SSDEC hands out awards in Hay River

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

The South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC) has handed out its annual Excellence in Education Awards, including a new one in remembrance of a Hay River resident who passed away last year.

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Dive team to hunt for Franklin shipwreck artifacts

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Parks Canada dive team will spend up to two weeks this month recovering artifacts from the Franklin shipwreck HMS Erebus, near Gjoa Haven.

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Overdue Fort McPherson hunter found dead

September 5, 2018 - Fort McPherson

A 40-year-old hunter from Fort McPherson has been found dead following an overnight search effort.

The deceased man was located near kilometre 465 of the Dempster Highway Sunday morning, states a news release from the Yukon Coroner’s Service Wednesday.

Family members on social media have identified the man as William James Thompson.

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Festival by the Lake enjoys successful fourth year in Baker

September 5, 2018 - Baker Lake

The fourth annual Festival by the Lake continued the event’s rising popularity among community members and folks across the Kivalliq region in Baker Lake this past month.

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Polar bear shot as it swims into Gjoa Haven

September 5, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

A Gjoa Haven resident shot a young male polar bear that swam into the community on Aug. 28.

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Principal awarded the Polar Medal

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River school principal has been awarded the prestigious Polar Medal.

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Hay River planning pavilion near Fisherman’s Wharf

September 5, 2018 - Hay River

Construction of a new permanent structure – being described as a pavilion – is expected to start soon in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

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Naujaat man mauled to death by polar bear

September 5, 2018 - Naujaat

One man is dead following the second deadly polar bear attack in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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Correction

September 5, 2018

The species of tree was misidentified in a recent article (“Sacred tree toppled during windstorm,” Yellowknifer, Aug. 15).  The tree is in fact a white spruce. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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Copperhouse consultant clarifies fired chef’s status

September 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

A controversial dismissal of a migrant employee at Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge has caused some confusion about how immigration papers are processed and what are the best avenues for protecting newcomers with appropriate status.

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Canada Post needs banking, says union

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

As hundreds lined up for MP Michael McLeod’s community barbecue earlier this month, many may have noticed a union campaign that promises to be the future of the post office.

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Yk hockey player heads to WHL

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

It takes a lot of work to make the roster of any Western Hockey League team.

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New facilities mean more options for active kids

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is high demand in Yellowknife for facilities at which young people can get active.

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Summer of robotics

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

By the time many elementary school students graduate high school, wrist-watches are expected to have more programming power than the average laptop today.

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Jerald Sibbeston running as ‘anti-corruption’ candidate

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Jerald Sibbeston wants to end what he considers brazen abuses of power by those in the city’s upper ranks.

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Girls gather for some shinny

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The group may have been smaller but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a success.

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Family physician closes regular practice

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

After 17 years, Dr. Ewan Affleck has closed his practice with Yellowknife Primary Care Centre.

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EDITORIAL: Bylaw boss has to go

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fall time in the city. Yellow leaves, municipal election campaign signs on neighbourhood lawns, and an ugly problem at city hall that remains unresolved since coming to light in January.

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A summer break for meter scofflaws, but city could be out $120K

September 4, 2018

Where were the parking tickets all summer?

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BRIEFS PACKAGE: City hires new Indigenous relations advisor

September 4, 2018

Maggie Mercredi has assumed the newly established position of Indigenous relations advisor with the city.

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Great Slave Helicopters granted bankruptcy protection

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Great Slave Helicopters, one of three Yellowknife-based subsidiary companies belonging to Discovery Air, is restructuring its operations and selling assets, stated a Canadian News Wire news release yesterday.

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Operation Nanook gathers forces

September 4, 2018 - Iqaluit

When the call came from 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group headquarters in Yellowknife asking Moses Iqqaqsaq of Iglulik if he wanted to head out to a navy ship, the response was simple.

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Kids, parents join creative forces at Old Town Pond Sailors Regatta

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Big crowds and not so big model boats converged at the Government Dock Saturday for a windy ninth annual Old Town Pond Sailors Regatta.

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Fat Fox building demolished over the weekend

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The plot thickens with the future of Range Street as the historical building that housed the Fat Fox was demolished over the weekend.

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Archeology project to dig into Kitikmeot Inuit history

September 4, 2018

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society and the University of Toronto have partnered on a new five-year archeological project.

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Rivals poke holes in Conservative mining royalties policy

September 4, 2018 - Nunavut

The Conservative Party is offering to let Nunavut keep all of its resource royalties, but political adversaries argue such a move wouldn’t provide a windfall for the territorial government.

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Investigators probe cruise ship incident

September 3, 2018 - Kugaaruk/Resolute

Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into what caused a 117-metre cruise ship to temporarily run aground near Kugaaruk on Aug. 24.

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Man in custody following firearm incident in Wekweéti

September 3, 2018 - Wekweéti

A 23-year-old Wekweéti man is in custody after RCMP responded to a complaint about a firearm in the remote community last week.

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