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Thinking of today or of future generations

October 2, 2018 - Hay River

Even by the standards of Chief Roy Fabian – never a man shy about expressing his opinions – it was a stunning statement.

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Old fire hall put up for sale

Town council has voted to put the old fire hall on Vale Island up for sale. NNSL file photo.
October 2, 2018 - Hay River

Town council – in a divided vote – has opted to put the old fire hall on Vale Island up for sale.

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Hay River-born Teara Fraser launches airline in Vancouver

Teara Fraser, who was born in Hay River, is the founder and CEO of Iskwew Air at Vancouver International Airport. Photo courtesy of Teara Fraser.
October 2, 2018 - Hay River

A woman with ties to Hay River has made aviation history in Canada.

Teara Fraser, who was born in Hay River, is believed to be the first Indigenous woman to launch an airline on her own in the country.

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Waiting for oranges

October 2, 2018

UBLUKKUT IKALUKTUTIAMIT. NAMAINNAKTUGUT. HILAKPUT NIGLALIKMIYUK. ILANI KINITPIAKPAKTUK KANILIGAGNAT. PIHUGIAMI HIVUGANAK. KIKILIKMIYUK TAHIKLU. KUUKGAMILU. NUNALU MAUYAINNAK. IILA HILAKPUT ALANGGNUKPIAKTUK.

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Mayoral candidates make their pitches to the business community

October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

Mayoral candidates answered business-related questions at a forum on Tuesday hosted by the  Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

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Former Yellowknife broadcaster reflects on the North

October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

As a budding broadcast reporter, Whit Fraser had covered his share of court cases by the time he stepped into a Spence Bay (now Taloyoak) courtroom in 1970. But as the bright-eyed newcomer to the North watched a bewildered Inuit hunter named Tootalik stand before a territorial judge, charged with a hunting violation, he found himself asking, “what’s going on here?”

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UPDATED: Massive morning blaze guts apartment, leaves 33 families homeless

October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

“It’s gone. It’s gone.”

Brenda, a Rockhill apartment resident, repeated the words over and over again as she watched her 54 Avenue unit become engulfed in flames early Tuesday morning.

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‘I’m still alive’ – displaced residents try to stay positive following fire

Smoke billows out of the Rockhill apartments. Dylan Short/NNSL
October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

“I’m sorry. We can’t save this building.”

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Gunsmith sets his sight on a career

Joeffrey Kaludjak promotes his passion and part-time business (KAL-SHOT) of gunsmithing and training at the Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Many people dream of one day having their passion in life turn into a profitable business for them and Joeffrey Kaludjak of Rankin Inlet is inching closer to that goal.

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CKLB host and council candidate signs off until after election

Josh Campbell, the host of CKLB's Denendeh Sunrise and candidate for Yellowknife city council announced Monday he would not go on the air again until after the election. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

CKLB radio host and council candidate Josh Campbell is stepping away from the mic until after the municipal election.

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Lawsuit possibility raised as final Kitikmeot barge cancelled

The recent buildup of ice in Kitikmeot waters has made conditions much more challenging for the GNWT's Marine Transportation Services division than when this photo was taken in September 2017. The last barge of the season is unable to get into Kugluktuk or Cambridge Bay, causing a huge headache for businesses, municipal governments and residents who are relying on the delivery of those supplies. photo courtesy of the GNWT
October 2, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Ice is preventing the final sealift barge from reaching Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk and alternative delivery options and compensation measures are being discussed.

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Break the cycle of violence

October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

Violence against women is a persistent and ongoing problem.

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Kivalliq Trade Show plays important role in developing regional economy

Cedric Autut, left, talks with Steve Thompson of the Canadian Coast Guard during the Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show attracted its largest number of participants yet this past week in Rankin Inlet.

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Candidate alleges unfair treatment by bylaw cops

Mayoral candidate Jerald Sibbeston says he was forced to fix his signs because they exceeded the election sign bylaw, but that his competitors' signs have not faced the same scrutiny. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

A mayoral candidate believes his campaign is being targeted by the city because of his election promise to eliminate the Municipal Enforcement Division.

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Greenland shark creates a buzz in Coral Harbour

October 2, 2018 - Salliq/Coral Harbour

In more than 30 years of setting whale nets, Moses Nakoolak has never seen anything like it.

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Getting acquainted with the mining neighbours

A smiling Dustin Kapolak, right, takes a seat next to Sabina employee George Aitaok in a piece of heavy equipment. Sabina is constructing a gold mine in the area and continues to explore for additional sources of the precious metal.
October 2, 2018 - Kitikmeot

Residents of Bathurst Inlet paid a visit to their mining neighbours on July 16. A full site tour, dinner and discussion of the exploration and mining activities ensued.

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Tununirusiq Arena finally gets working Zamboni

Thomas Levi, the recreation co-ordinator in Arctic Bay, drives the new Zamboni the community received on a sealift earlier this month. It's the first working Zamboni the community has had in the 23-year history of the Tununirusiq Arena. Photo courtesy of Thomas Levi.
October 2, 2018 - Ikpiarjuk/Arctic Bay

Imagine having an arena that’s been open for close to a quarter-century and no resurfacing machine to keep the ice in good shape.

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Iqaluit couple pitches tent in protest of invisible homelessness

Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched a tent outside of the Nunavut legislative assembly to bring light to their chronic, invisible homelessness. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.
October 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

After four years without a home, Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched their tent outside of the Nunavut legislative assembly to bring awareness to invisible homelessness in Iqaluit.

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North West Company expands in Nunavut

This ATCO trailer in Iglulik is the new model for the North West Company's QuickStop convenience stores. It was the first one scheduled to be in business, as of Sept. 29. In the coming weeks, the North West Company also plans to open convenience stores in Pond Inlet, Naujaat, Gjoa Haven and Cape Dorset. The retailer has also purchased the Kitnuna Pharmacy in Cambridge Bay from the Kitikmeot Corporation. Photo courtesy of the North West Company.
October 2, 2018 - Nunavut

The North West Company is expanding its Nunavut presence, opening convenience stores in five communities and purchasing the Kitnuna Pharmacy in Cambridge Bay from the Kitikmeot Corporation.

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Nunavut needs more foster families

October 2, 2018 - Nunavut

The Department of Family Services is putting a public call out for foster homes, in anticipation of future need.

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EDITORIAL: Liberals need to prove Saganash is wrong

October 2, 2018 - Nunavut

The word of the week was one we can’t publish here.

NDP MP for Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou, Romeo Saganash, used the word, which starts with the letter ‘f’, in apparent frustration over the federal Liberal government’s push to build the Trans Mountain expansion project in the face of opposition by Indigenous groups.

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SPORTS CHECK: Training for the zebras

October 2, 2018 - Nunavut

Iqaluit

It’s getting to that time of year in the North where arenas will be full of games and the officials that oversee them.

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Auyuittuq National Park map to bear Inuktitut place names

Some of the Auyuittuq National Park Place Names Project team members gathered in Qikiqtarjuaq, November 2016. Back row, left to right: Maria Quqsuut, Maryse Mahy, Karen Routledge, Davidee Kooneeliusie, Billy Etooangat, Moe Nowdlak. Middle row left to right: Martha Newkingnak, Meeka Newkingnak, Jukie Nookiguak, Manasa Evic, Levi Nutaralak, Kathy Kuniliusie. Front three, from left to right: Madeleine Qumuatuq, Markosie Audlakiak, Loasie Alikatuktuk. Photo courtesy of Pasha Kooneeliusie.
October 2, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

The newest map of Auyuittuq National Park will have Inuktitut place names after years of consolidating local knowledge and consulting historical records.

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Kitikmeot communities get first look at Franklin artifacts

Charles Dagneau, a member of the Parks Canada Underwater Archeology Team, showcases artifacts to Annie Atighioyak, left, and Mary Avalak, among others, in Cambridge Bay in September. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada.
October 2, 2018 - Nunavut

More than 170 years after the Franklin expedition ships HMS Erebus and Terror sunk, artifacts found resting on the Arctic Ocean floor have been recovered and temporarily displayed for Kitikmeot residents.

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Massive fire engulfs apartment block

Rockhill Apartments englufed in flames. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018

A large apartment block on the edge of the city’s School Draw neighborhood was razed in a pre-dawn blaze today.

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Five-year sentence for man who assaulted ex-partner

October 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

An Inuvik man convicted of sexually and physically assaulting his former common-law partner received a five-year prison sentence in NWT Supreme Court Monday.

The 40-year-old man, who isn’t being named to protect the identity of the victim, was convicted by a jury in June. The jury found the man guilty on two counts of sexual assault, one count of assault and one count of uttering threats.

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Gjoa Haven gets first ambulance

Robert Alice Pootoogo stands alongside an ambulance that Gjoa Haven received via sealift in September, the first ambulance in the community's history, according to Mayor Joanni Sallerina. Tamara Tarasoff photo.
October 1, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Medical patients in Gjoa Haven will rarely have to rely on pickup truck or the fire truck for transport after the community took possession of its first ambulance, which arrived by sealift in September.

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North West Company adds five convenience stores in Nunavut; purchases pharmacy

This ATCO trailer in Iglulik is the new model for the North West Company's QuickStop convenience stores. It was the first one scheduled to be in business, as of Sept. 29. In the coming weeks, the North West Company also plans to open convenience stores in Pond Inlet, Naujaat, Gjoa Haven and Cape Dorset. The retailer has also purchased the Kitnuna Pharmacy in Cambridge Bay from the Kitikmeot Corporation. photo courtesy of the North West Company
October 1, 2018 - Nunavut

The North West Company is expanding its Nunavut presence, opening convenience stores in five communities and purchasing the Kitnuna Pharmacy in Cambridge Bay from the Kitikmeot Corporation.

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Dene novelist begins work at publishing house

Raymond Yakelaya's new novel The Tree By the Woodpile tells stories imparted by elders, including his two grandmothers. Photo courtesy of Lorene Shyba.
October 1, 2018 - NWT

Raymond Yakeleya has been announced as the new consulting editor for Indigenous content at UpRoute, a branch of Durvile Publications.

Among his responsibilities will be acquiring and developing new titles for the publishing house and reviewing other UpRoute titles for Indigenous content and representation.

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Hay River saves the day in soccer tournament

Madison Schaub of Hay River advances the ball while pursued by players from Princess Alexandra School during the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River on Sept. 22. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 1, 2018 - Hay River

Had it not been for the Diamond Jenness Secondary School Panthers, it would have been a Yellowknife sweep.

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