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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MACA hosts youth basketball tournament in Inuvik

June 30, 2018 - Inuvik

Approximately 20 youth spent their Friday evening playing basketball on the courts outside of East Three Secondary School and enjoying a barbecue under the sun June 22.

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Inuit RCMP officer numbers in decline

June 30, 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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B.C. police ask for public’s help in finding missing Hay River woman

June 30, 2018 - Hay River

British Columbia RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Hay River woman.

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SPORTS TALK: Diego Maradona once again uses his hands for ill

June 30, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Stop the presses! We finally have it!

June 21 was a red-letter day in the world of political meetings. Sarah McCammon of National Public Radio got the scoop of a lifetime.

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Mackenzie Valley Highway going ahead

June 30, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The Mackenzie Valley Highway project will see an investment of $102.5 million from the federal government and another $37.5 million from the GNWT, for a total investment of $140 million.

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Jail time for drunk driver who flipped Ski-Doo, narrowly missing Mountie

June 30, 2018 - Tuktoyaktuk

An impaired driver who narrowly missed a Mountie after his wayward ski doo crashed in front of the Tuktoyaktuk RCMP detachment was sentenced last week at a hearing that brought police “vulnerability” into focus.

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Language and culture must be revitalized

June 30, 2018 - NWT

Five years after Jackson Lafferty made the above comment, elders are involved in different capacities in every school in the territory and Indigenous culture is being integrated into the school environment and the lives of youth.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Feds announce increase to labour market funding

June 30, 2018 - NWT

NWT

Four million dollars will be added to the Labour Market Transfer Agreement which translates into $46 million over the next six-years.

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Inuvik music school set to open July 16

June 30, 2018 - Inuvik

The Western Arctic School of Music (WASM) is set to open July 16.

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3.5-year sentence for man busted with coke, sawed-off shotgun

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Montreal-born man busted with guns and drugs during police raids last year was handed a hefty prison sentence in NWT territorial court Friday.

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One arrested after 32-year-old Fort McPherson man found dead

June 29, 2018 - Fort McPherson

One person has been arrested following the sudden death of a 32-year-old man in Fort McPherson.

Early Friday morning, Fort McPherson RCMP responded to a call for service about an unresponsive adult male, a release from the Mounties stated Friday afternoon.

The man was located and pronounced dead by medical personnel.

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Car crashes into uptown Reddi-Mart

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

A gold Chevrolet SUV slammed into the side of the uptown Reddi-Mart on Friday afternoon.

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Sir John Franklin graduation

June 29, 2018

The Class of 2018 at Sir John Franklin had its grad yesterday. Yellowknifer was there and will have plenty of photos – including the ‘Knife Life  social page – in the next print edition on July 4. Here’s the fun hat toss from yesterday afternoon…

Dylan Short/NNSL photo
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EDITORIAL: Happy birthday, Hay River

June 29, 2018 - Hay River

Looks like our great idea from last year didn’t catch on.

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CORRECTION: Canada Day live stage line-up

June 29, 2018

The print edition of today’s Yellowknifer contains some wrong information about the live stage performers scheduled for Canada Day at the Multiplex on Sunday.

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FULL STORY : Over 33K medical records compromised after data breach

June 29, 2018

Approximately 33,661 unique medial records were compromised by an unknown source after a GNWT laptop was stolen from a conference in Ottawa on May 9.

The hard-drive on the laptop was not encrypted, meaning 45,000 references and data tables to medical records on the laptop would be easily accessible to the person who stole the device.

Deputy Health Minister Bruce Cooper said the purpose of notifying the public about the breach is to inform people they may be at risk.

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AROUND THE SOUTH SLAVE: Circus camp planned in Fort Smith

June 29, 2018 - Hay River

Thebacha/Fort Smith

A circus camp for children will be offered in Fort Smith early next month.

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Inuvik Midnight Sun Fun Run draws 120 runners

June 29, 2018 - Inuvik

Quebec City resident Florent Hofer rescheduled his flight home so he could participate in the 2018 Midnight Sun Fun Run June 23.

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COLUMN: Straight As on premier’s Rankin appearance

June 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Nunavut’s new premier, the Kivalliq’s own Joe Savikataaq, did a lot of talking in a relatively short period of time in Rankin Inlet this past week, and it came as no surprise he took the safe route on a number of topics.

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Kindergarten on track

June 29, 2018 - Hay River

Children in kindergarten and junior kindergarten are deemed too young to compete in the NWT Track and Field Championships, held each year in Hay River.

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Tagoona new Kivalliq chamber president

June 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Patrick Tagoona of Rankin Inlet was selected to lead the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce (KCC) during the chamber’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Rankin on June 18 and 19.

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Ferries see spike in use thanks to tourism

June 29, 2018 - Inuvik

The Mackenzie River Ferry and the Peel River Ferry have seen a spike in usage this tourism season, according to Merle Carpenter, regional superintendent for the Department of Infrastructure.

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Yellowknife schools advance tech studies

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

While books still have a role, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 students in Grade 2 and up are experimenting with new ways to learn, including 3-D printing, coding and using stop-motion animation.

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Rainy summer a sports scheduling nightmare

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

There’s nothing wrong with a spot of rain now and then. We need it for the grass to grow and to keep forest fires away.

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Bingo brings home the bacon

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

A total of 100,000 total prize dollars were up for grabs last weekend at the NWT KidSport Super Bingo.

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Yk Beach Volleyball off and running

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another summer staple is back for another year and just like everything else in town in recent days, it too fell victim to the weather.

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GUEST COLUMN: The truth about Highway 3

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kevin McLeod is Assistant deputy minister of asset management with the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure

An article was recently published in the weekend Yellowknifer titled “Surface of Hwy 3 is ‘a disaster’: trucker.” On behalf of the Department of Infrastructure (INF), I want to take this opportunity to respond to the article and highlight some key facts about this important link in our transportation network.

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EDITORIAL: Switching off EnerGuide a mistake

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

On the surface, the city’s decision to scrap the EnerGuide building code it adopted in 2010 is simply a bureaucratic move that has limited public interest and one that really won’t affect the average person.

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YK1 BOARD BRIEFS: Two teachers hired due to increased enrolment

June 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

One kindergarten instructor and one Grade 7-8 teacher have been hired to accommodate increased enrolment at two Yellowknife Education District No.1 schools.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Mackenzie Valley Highway project sees massive investment

June 29, 2018

The Mackenzie Valley Highway project will see an investment of $102.5-million from the federal government and another $37.5-million from the GNWT, for a total investment of $140-million.

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