UPDATED: Plane crash in Dehcho leaves three dead

August 17, 2018

A Simpson Air Cessna 206 went down yesterday at 6:35 p.m. mountain time in the Dehcho region by Little Doctor Lake, confirmed a spokesperson from Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

Feds announce $464K for Indigenous women’s prosperity

August 5, 2018 - NWT

The federal government announced nearly half a million dollars in new federal funding today for projects to improve economic security for Indigenous women in the NWT, including a housing partnership with the NWT Native Women’s Association and tourism investments in the Beaufort Delta.

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Coastal erosion study underway

August 5, 2018 - Tuktoyaktuk

Researchers are setting up shop in Tuktoyaktuk to monitor a nearby island that is literally crumbling into the sea as Arctic temperatures warm.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Lights On off for summer

August 4, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

The program that opened Thomas Simpson School every Friday and Saturday Night since October is taking its summer break.

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Judge gets tough on repeat violent offenders

August 4, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

A territorial judge condemned violence in Northern communities during a pair of sentencing hearings that saw hefty jail terms – and tough lectures – handed out to domestic abusers.

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Fort Smith shines on the court

August 4, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

With apologies to Bernie Bennett of Yellowknife, Jerry Wald is probably the best men’s singles tennis player in the NWT right now.

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Digital Inuvialuit artifact map in feasibility stage

August 4, 2018 - Inuvik

Jeff Grieve is in the early stages of making an interactive, digital map that would allow Inuvialuit people to access information and multimedia through the Internet about their cultural heritage.

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THE MUNDANE AND THE HOLY: Eat green babies raw

August 4, 2018 - NWT

After expecting dismal results from my experimental witches potion plant fertilizer, I am so happy to report that all of a sudden my little garden in the wilderness has taken off with an explosion of growth unlike any I have had before.

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NWT youth sailing on the High Arctic seas

August 4, 2018 - NWT

Janelle Pokiak says the Greenland and Nunavut communities she has visited have felt a bit like home – but while the Inuktut and Kalaallisut she’s heard sound like Inuvialuktun, they’re different enough that she can’t understand them.

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Body of missing man found in Tuktoyaktuk after search

August 4, 2018 - Tuktoyaktuk

The body of a missing man was located in Tuktoyaktuk Thursday following a far-reaching search led by police and community volunteers.

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Cannabis saliva testing nears approval for police

August 4, 2018 - NWT

Roadside saliva testing devices that detect cannabis could be in the hands of NWT RCMP officers by next month but questions remain on how effective they will be in the North’s colder climate.

Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould signalled her approval of the German-manufactured device late last month.

The approval comes as Canada prepares for the legalization of cannabis Oct. 17.

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No way out: Women fleeing violence – a hidden crisis

August 4, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut has the highest incidence of intimate partner violence than any other jurisdiction in the country. Shelter use, per capita, is also the highest in the country. At the heart of this territory’s housing crisis lies an even more dangerous crisis: without second-stage housing women seeking to create safe lives for themselves and their children have nowhere to go. Emergency shelters are the last stop. This is the first part of a three-part series.

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Teenager chasing lofty dreams

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

At age 17, Akruthi Balaji is living out one of her dreams of as she pursues a private pilot’s licence through a course on Vancouver Island.

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Ramble and Ride through the long weekend

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Old Town’s marquee street party is back this weekend with art shows, musical performances, tours and pancakes (among other eatable delights).

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EDITORIAL: Sidewalk debate not so great

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

In 2016, the city blithely believed infrastructure upgrades to a 380-metre residential roadway in Frame Lake South would simply “provide an opportune time to improve the road layout of Calder Crescent.”

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COURT BRIEFS: Jail time for man busted in high-risk arrest

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man found guilty of breaching his release conditions following a high-risk arrest in Yellowknife will serve time in jail.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Dane Mason announces council run

August 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

Dane Mason is the latest person to announce his candidacy for the upcoming municipal election.

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‘He loved people and people loved him’: WWII vet Dusty Miller dies at 99

August 3, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

One of NWT’s oldest military veterans, Dusty Miller passed away on Monday.

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Feds look to ease tax reviews

August 3, 2018 - NWT

Every time Paul MacDonald gets the brown, Government of Canada envelope in the mail, he feels something akin to a kick in the gut.

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SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives.

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More community, youth-driven art projects

August 3, 2018 - Inuvik

Whether you like NorthMart’s new mural or not, the project is a great example of how Inuvik’s youth can be engaged and empowered through art.  

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Sushi Cafe re-opens

August 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Sushi Cafe has re-opened after a stolen truck ran into the front of the store two and a half weeks ago.

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City seeks emergency water licence change

August 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

The City of Iqaluit will be requesting an emergency amendment to its water licence, according to an August 3 letter from the Nunavut Water Board to federal minister Dominic LeBlanc.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Gateway Jamboree to celebrate its 20th edition

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

Enterprise

The Enterprise Gateway Jamboree will be back for its 20th edition from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12.

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Lightning strikes cause outages in city

August 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Lightning strikes were the cause of power outages that took place throughout the city Thursday night.

“It was lightning strikes that happened throughout the evening that caused outages,” said an Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) spokesperson.

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Warning signs for rail bed to Pine Point

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

Signs warning of potential environmental hazards will be added this month to an abandoned rail bed stretching from near Hay River to Pine Point.

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Actua camper returns home as instructor

August 3, 2018 - Iglulik

Actua’s summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camps helped plant the seed that will yield a young doctor for Nunavut when Fatima Awan makes her childhood dream come true.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Man killed in hit and run

August 3, 2018 - Kivalliq

Arviat

Arviat is mourning the loss of a young man who was fatally struck by a vehicle last week. James Kupaa Issakiark was identified as the victim by family members who spoke with Kivalliq News.

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Youth-designed mural installed outside Inuvik NorthMart

August 3, 2018 - Inuvik

NorthMart’s storefront is looking brighter after a new mural was installed along the front of the store facing Mackenzie Road.  

What used to be a blank white wall is now bright yellow with pink, purple and white animal and snowmobile cutouts.

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Aiming to grow archery in Hay River

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

A two-day archery clinic was held late last week in Hay River with the goal of growing the traditional sport in the community.

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New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

August 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby.

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