NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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NWT Soccer hosts Western Canada Summer Games selection camp

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask. seem far away, but for NWT Soccer the time is now.

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EDITORIAL: There’s gold in China

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s rise to affluence has traditionally been tied to digging for mineral wealth. And if the city is to continue prospering, it needs to keep digging, all the way to the People’s Republic of China.

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COLUMN: The ‘Dogs to howl in Yk tonight

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of Canada’s hardest working flat-out rock bands is booked into the cosy confines of the Top Knight bar tonight.

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Judo athlete preps for Pan-Am Games

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

Seventeen-year-old judo competitor Wilson Elliott said two losses at last weekend’s national tournament will not deter him from keeping a positive mindset when he travels to Argentina for the Junior Pan-American Games next week.

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NEWS BRIEFS: NWT SPCA receives grant for surgical suite

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

PetSmart Charities of Canada has given a grant to the NWT SPCA to establish a dedicated surgical suite within their existing shelter.

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Man reunited with dog lost on Beaulieu River

July 3, 2018 - NWT

A Yellowknife man has been reunited with his dog, thanks to an extraordinary rescue effort.

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Houseboat revivalist saves vessel on death’s door

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

After members of a sailing collective called for a half-sunken “eyesore” houseboat to be hauled from Back Bay, the unwelcome vessel has been relocated – with the help of a local revivalist.

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A Nunavut pot primer with three-and-a-half months remaining until legalization

July 3, 2018 - Nunavut

In June, the Government of Nunavut passed its cannabis legislation – Bill 7 – and the federal government past its own – Bill C-45 – paving the way for legalized marijuana as of Oct. 17.

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Fort Resolution man charged with first-degree murder following death in community

July 3, 2018 - Fort Resolution

A Fort Resolution man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man in the community, say RMCP.

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Murder victim’s family frustrated after Mantla sentencing stalled

July 3, 2018 - Yellowknife

In a surprising turn, convicted killer Kevin Mantla fired both his lawyers moments before he was to be sentenced for second-degree murder and attempted murder – leaving the slain victim’s family members frustrated and disappointed.

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Cleaner, but still more work to do

July 3, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. HILA ALIANAKHIYUK. MANNIKHIUKTUT INUIN. IKALUKPALLIKMIYUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. KOANA. IKAKHAKTUT AMIGAITUT UNULIKNGAGNAT. NAMAINAKTUT INUIN. HIKUILIKMIYUK KILAMINNUAK.

Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay.

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GN, NTI want to avoid court action on Education Act

July 3, 2018 - Nunavut

Education Minister David Joanasie hopes to present proposed amendments to the Education Act at the 2019 winter session, as the deadline for an Inuit-language and English or French bilingual education looms.

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Inuit RCMP officers in decline

July 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

With Cpl. Henry Coman’s retirement in May, Nunavut RCMP lost an officer with 25 years experience and one-quarter of its Inuit workforce.

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70,000 condoms on the way

July 2, 2018 - Nunavut

The Department of Health is seeking a supplier for 70,000 condoms for the department’s annual resupply.

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Nunavut Arts Festival kicks off with a barbecue

July 2, 2018 - Nunavut

Fourteen artists from across the territory will join artists in Iqaluit for six days developing their skills and sharing their knowledge with each other as the Nunavut Arts Festival gets underway July 4.

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A call for more Inuktitut at school and home

July 2, 2018 - Iqaluit

Knowing how to spell Northwest Territories as a young woman is what led Quaraq Pitseolak to a life-long career in education – and now she’s a key advocate for the Department of Education’s literacy initiative Inuktut Titiqqiriniq, developed with Inhabit Education.

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The land is our book

July 1, 2018 - NWT

Friends, right about this time, as I am making my way back to the North, it is good to know things don’t really change all that much here, ever.

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China trip markets uniqueness of North

July 1, 2018 - NWT

Northwest Territories Tourism has a new partnership with China-based creative agency, Flow Creative, to amplify tourism opportunities to Chinese consumers.

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Feds commit $6.9M to Tlicho skills and employment training

July 1, 2018 - Tlicho

A $6.9-million investment to boost training and employment for Tlicho peoples is on its way.

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Youth program looks ahead

July 1, 2018 - Nunavut

The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) is already off and running with its summer programming but there’s the hope that it will become bigger.

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Fort McPherson youth learn from the best

July 1, 2018 - Whitehorse

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.

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GN, NTI want to avoid court action on Education Act

July 1, 2018 - Nunavut

Education Minister David Joanasie hopes to present proposed amendments to the Education Act at the 2019 winter session, as the deadline for an Inuit-language and English or French bilingual education looms.

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Big win for Behchoko handgames squad

June 30, 2018 - Salt River First Nation

The Salt River First Nation held its Treaty Land Entitlement Celebration late last month, which was a big enough event in its own right.

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More people in jail awaiting trial than convicted: report

June 30, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

More than half of inmates in territorial jails haven’t been tried or sentenced for a crime, new data from Statistics Canada shows.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Cannabis vote defeated

June 30, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

Community members in Fort Simpson will not be voting on whether or not cannabis should be sold in the liquor store.

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Frenzy on Finlayson

June 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

A woman is in custody after driving a van into multiple vehicles and then attempting to flee on foot, according to RCMP.

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Tsiigehtchic chief election appealed

June 30, 2018 - Tsiigehtchic/Arctic Red River

A decision on the appeal of Tsiigehtchic’s chief election is expected to be available today.

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Final tweaks on road to Whati

June 30, 2018 - Whati/Lac La Martre

The GNWT and Tlicho Government seem to be in general agreement about what they want to tweak in the conditions of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board’s approval of the proposed 97-kilometre all-season road linking Highway 3 to Whati.

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Runaway Dawson rings in long weekend at The Black Knight

June 30, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was a packed house as Halifax based band Runaway Dawson got the Canada day weekend started at the Black Knight Pub on Friday evening. 

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