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AROUND THE NORTH: Sober life skills

October 1, 2018 - NWT

Liidlii Kue/Fort Simpson

A new program in Fort Simpson aims to equip community members with life skills to better navigate the world sober.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The new brutal

October 1, 2018 - NWT

Friends, new numbers from Statistics Canada are the reality we in the North have to wake up to.

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Inuvik grows as destination for vehicle promotion

September 29, 2018 - Inuvik

In the first launch event of its kind, the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado trucks were showcased on a trip up the new Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway last week.

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First Air, Canadian North sign off on merger

A First Air and Canadian North merger signing ceremony was held in Montreal on Friday. From left, Johnny Adams, chair of the First Air board; Duane Smith, president of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation; and Charlie Watt, president of Makivik Corporation. Photo courtesy of Makivik Corporation photo courtesy of Makivik Corporation
September 29, 2018 - Montreal

A signing ceremony to mark the merger of First Air and Canadian North was held in Montreal on Friday afternoon, even though regulatory approval has not yet been granted.

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Cambridge Bay teen dies after being found hypothermic in a cabin

September 28, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Despite a rescue and emergency medical attention, a male teenager from Cambridge Bay died after being found suffering from exposure to the cold.

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Iqaluit woman charged with child abduction

September 28, 2018 - Iqaluit

An Iqaluit woman has been charged with child abduction after being accused of illegally leaving the capital city with two children, according to the RCMP.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Cadet corps gets reprieve

Cadet Chief WarrantOfficer Terance Mapsalak sets up an orienteering course during a cadet expedition on the land near Naujaat on May 12. The corp has received an 11th-hour reprieve and is trying to renew its cadet program this school year. NNSL file photo
September 28, 2018 - Kivalliq

The multi-award-winning 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat may yet find itself back on its feet.

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Rankin man first Nunavut futsal player invited to Team Canada camp

Kris Ukpataujaq, second from left standing, of Rankin Inlet poses with his split-squad team after being one of 20 players invited to a Team Canada national futsal evaluation camp in Gatineau, Que., in September of 2018. photo courtesy Kris Ukpataujaq
September 28, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kris Ukpataujaq of Rankin Inlet was over the moon when he found out he was one of 20 players invited to a Team Canada national futsal evaluation camp in Gatineau, Que., earlier this month.

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Mayor Jim McDonald ready for change after 12 years on council

September 28, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik Mayor Jim McDonald chose not to toss his hat in the ring for the municipal election for the first time in 12 years.

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Yellowknife wins big on the pitch

Sir John Franklin's AA girls Gold squad defeated Paul W. Kaeser for the gold medal at the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River on Sunday. They are, front row from left, Mira Mercer, Mali Straker, Valadee Lockhart, Danica Taylor, Mia McInnis and Brianna Brenton; back row from left, Olga Duru, Wren Acorn, Jenaya Hanninen, Taylor Sorenson, Rae Panayi, Emma duPlessis, Ally Hillier, Marie Carpenter and Ruby Pigott. Photo courtesy of Wendy Malkin.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you’re starting out a brand new school year, you want to get out on the right foot.

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LOOKING BACK: Tom Doornbos livens up city council

Thirty years ago council approved a development permit for the expansion of the Explorer Hotel. NNSL file photo.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

40 years ago

Tom Doornbos livened up a city council meeting and supplied a location to council for a new skating rink – for a price.

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Golfers come through again

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Golf Club is always a good place to hold an event to raise plenty of money for a worthy cause.

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Giant Mine site cleanup start still two years out

Natalie Plato, deputy director of the Giant Mine Remediation Project, centre, leads media on a tour of Giant Mine site. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

The most conspicuous relic of Giant Mine was useless for most of the mine’s roughly 50-year lifespan.

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EDITORIAL: Mr. Mrdjenovich, clean up this lot

Barrels labeled as containing hazardous chemicals and materials tagged for shipment to Snap Lake Mine sit on the lot in front of Chateau Nova on Highway 3. NNSL file photo.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “We don’t need a thinker! We need a doer: someone who’ll act without considering the consequences.”

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Dump movie heading to screens in 2019

Amy Elliott, director of Salvage, the documentary film about Yellowknife's dump, said the film is expected to be shown at film festivals in the new year. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

A film about Yellowknife’s storied city dump is set to hit the film festival circuit in the new year.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Perfectly good hand sanitizer dispenser trashed at dump

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Walt Humphries

Sometimes, when you see something at the dump, it can take a few seconds to recognize what you are seeing. You can quickly go from being startled, to surprised and then it might even tickle your old funny bone.

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SPORTS CHECK: Volleyball coaches announced

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Team NT’s volleyball coaches for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games have now been confirmed.

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CAPSULE COMMENTS: Are you on the organ donor list?

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Aaron La Borde

The very first human-to-human kidney transplant was done in 1953 in Paris. The patient survived only three weeks.

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City adopts new complaints measures ahead of election

City council sat Monday for the final council meeting before the Oct. 15 election. Sidney Cohen/NNSL photo.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Tensions ramped up this week as council prepared to vote on the new ethics bylaw.

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NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: NWT population decreases

September 27, 2018

In its latest figures, Statistics Canada estimates 44,541 people live in the NWT – a decrease of 0.9 per cent from the previous year.

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Victim of deadly Behchoko fire identified

September 27, 2018 - Behchoko

The victim of a deadly fire that broke out in Behchoko over the weekend has been identified as 41-year-old Vivian Wanazah.

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Family services makes ‘preemptive call’ for foster homes

September 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

Nunavut’s Department of Child and Family Services is putting a public call out for foster homes, in anticipation of future need.

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Worm disease parasite detected in Sanikiluaq walrus

September 27, 2018 - Sanikiluaq

The Department of Health is advising residents in Sanikiluaq that a walrus has tested positive for trichinella, a parasite that causes worm disease.

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Auyuittuq National Park map revamped with Inuktitut place names

September 27, 2018 - Nunavut

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

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Family status: is that a fair question?

September 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

 

Family status – what does it mean and why do we ask for it?

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Iqaluit couple makes hidden homelessness public

September 27, 2018 - Iqaluit

After four years without a home Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched their tent outside of the Legislative Assembly to bring awareness to hidden homelessness in Iqaluit.

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Kivalliq Mayors Forum in Naujaat

September 27, 2018 - Kivalliq

The 2018 Kivalliq Mayors Forum is being hailed as a success due to the levels of communication, participation and co-operation evident throughout the gathering in Naujaat from Sept. 11 to 13.

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Economy, cost of living top priorities for mayoral candidate Natasha Kulikowski

September 27, 2018 - Inuvik

Councillor Natasha Kulikowski, one of two mayoral candidates in this year’s municipal election, has three priorities should she be elected mayor: the economy, the cost of living and the price of energy.

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Mayoral candidate Vince Sharpe focused on gas, housing, solar energy

September 27, 2018 - Inuvik

Vince Sharpe has been a town councillor on-and-off since 1978, has lived in Inuvik for 50 years and owns his own local construction company, Just Call Vince – and now he’s running for mayor.

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Six-year sentence sought in sex assault, assault case

September 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Crown prosecutor is calling for a six-year prison sentence for a man convicted of sexually and physically assaulting his former common-law partner.

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