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Winnipeg vets treat 85 animals in Rankin

Registered veterinary technician Jenn Dakin trims some of Qinu's fur and keeps an eye on his vitals as Dr. Jonas Watson (both of Winnipeg's Tuxedo Animal Hospital) checks on his patient's recovery following its surgery at the visiting vet clinic in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 20, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 26, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A three-person team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital made the journey to conduct the annual veterinary pet clinic in Rankin Inlet from Sept. 18 to 22.

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Communities get first look at nine 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 earlier this month. photo courtesy of Parks Canada
September 26, 2018 - Kitikmeot

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

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Winter returns to Cambridge Bay

September 26, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Welcome to beautiful, wintery white snowy Cambridge Bay. Winter has returned, the beautiful white snow on the land is the most beautiful sight this time of year. A lot of the lakes, the rivers, the ocean, are starting to freeze.

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Third annual urban hide tanning camp draws crowds to Somba K’e Park

Deneze Nakehk'o smiles at a station for bone tool making at the Urban Hide Tanning Camp at Somba K'e Park, Sept. 22. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

After a year of preparation, organizers with Dene Nahjo have been enjoying the past week’s weather to expand the annual Urban Hide Tanning Camp a bit further.

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Sobering and day centre officially opens its doors

After the ribbon cuttting on the new Sobering/Day Centre on 50 Street on Monday morning, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann, rear left, chats inside the facility with Homelessness Minister Alfred Moses as clients go about their business. James O'Connor/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Eric and Louisa were two of the first clients at the $1.46 million Sobering/Day Centre.

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Rotary Boardwalk opens at waterfront

Norma Jarvis, president of the Rotary Club, and Linda Bussey, deputy Mayor of Yellowknife cut the ribbon to unveil the Rotary Park boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 22. About 50 people from the community attended, including Rotary Club members, mayoral candidates and former politicians. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s been pretty much completed for a year, but the Rotary Club of Yellowknife officially opened the Rotary Boardwalk on Saturday.

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GUEST COLUMN: Vet clinic on the edge of the Arctic Ocean

Leigh Harris-Carlson getting a ride with Margaret and her little dog River after his surgery. Photo courtesy of Nicole Spencer.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Nicole Spencer

Destination Ulukhaktok.

On the edge of the Arctic Ocean four dedicated women ventured to a remarkable land where they did their best to help local dogs and their owners.

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Junk outside hotel may contain hazardous waste

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 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fuel drums scattered outside Yellowknife’s newest hotel contain potentially hazardous chemicals but it remains unclear how long they will remain there or who will do something about them.

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Northern-based films headline 12th annual festival

The Capitol Theatre will play host to a number of film showing at this year’s Yellowknife International Film Festival. Dylan Short/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The 12th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) begins tonight with the premiere of local flick Elijah and the Rock Creature.

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EDITORIAL: Boost to Rangers good for all

September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Interest in the Arctic has been heating up in recent years, as climate change has turned up the temperature, melting ice in the Northwest Passage.

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Yk Multisport Club’s Cross-Country Run ends 2018 season

Colin Mahon crosses the finish line first to win the tyke boys race as part of the Yk Multisport Club's Cross-Country Run at the Yellowknife Ski Club on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s now autumn. Felt like it for most of the summer, but it’s officially no longer summer.

That means two things: the Yk Multisport Club has wrapped up its business for 2018 and cross-country running is in full swing.

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GUEST COMMENT: Needed – Mold-breaking big-thinking visionaries for council

September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

by David Connelly

Choose your mayor and councillors carefully. Your future in Yellowknife depends on them.

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SPORTS CHECK: Volleyball camp on the horizon

September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Crush Volleyball Club is getting set for its upcoming season and there’s something new in store this time around.

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Northern author debuts memoir at museum

Stephanie Yuill, left, has a copy of the book Northern Wildflower: A Memoir, signed by author Catherine Lafferty. Lafferty held a book launch at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Sept. 22. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Catherine Lafferty, a Dene woman from Yellowknife, reflects not only on her life but on broader issues facing some Indigenous people in her debut book Northern Wildflowers: A Memoir.

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World Religions Conference held for third time in Hay River area

Bashir Islam, left, of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada in Calgary and K'atlodeeche First Nation Chief Roy Fabian, were among the speakers at a Sept. 17 World Religions Conference on the Hay River Reserve. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Hay River

On Sept. 17, a World Religions Conference returned to the Hay River area for the third time.

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NEIGHBOURLY NEWS: Three in running to be mayor of Fort Smith

September 26, 2018 - South Slave

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Three people are running to be mayor of Fort Smith in the upcoming municipal elections.

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LOOKING BACK: NWT helps Greenland celebrate

September 26, 2018

40 years ago

Hay River was represented at the 250th anniversary of the capital city of Greenland.

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Town approves development permit for egg operation

Kevin Wallington is the manager of marketing and sales for Hay River Poultry Farms. NNSL file photo.
September 26, 2018 - Hay River

Town council has approved a development permit which will see the modernization and expansion of the existing Hay River Poultry Farms facility on Wildrose Drive, on the southern side of the community.

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KFN members reject financial proposals for treaty settlement

Roy Fabian. NNSL file photo.
September 26, 2018 - Hay River

The membership of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) have rejected proposals on how to disperse a $28.3-million settlement for a benefit in Treaty 8.

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Hay River researcher searching for Franklin’s grave

Members of this year's expedition organized by Tom Gross to Nunavut's King William Island in early August included, left to right, Bill Moure (Edmonton), Kevin Gronin (Ireland), Tom Gross, Darcy King (Hay River), Pamela Gross (Hay River), Russell Taichman (Michigan), Jacob Keanik (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut), and Domenico Portillo (Ireland). Photo courtesy of Tom Gross.
September 26, 2018 - Hay River

Tom Gross – a dedicated researcher of the famed and ill-fated Franklin Expedition – thinks he may know where Sir John Franklin is buried, which would be a discovery of international significance.

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Terry Fox Runs in Kivalliq raise $3K

Participants in the annual Terry Fox Run at Victor Sammurtok School are ready to hit the road in Chesterfield Inlet on Sept. 14, 2018. photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank
September 26, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet/Naujaat

In yet another example of Kivalliq spirit and generosity, students at Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat and Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet, raised more than $3,000 for cancer research during their annual Terry Fox Run in the two communities.

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Whati RCMP make ‘significant’ pair of alcohol seizures

September 25, 2018 - Whati

In a span of 48 hours, three people were arrested in two separate incidents involving illegal alcohol in Whati.

On Sunday, Whati RCMP arrested “two individuals” after seizing a large quantity of liquor, according to a news release.

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Yellowknifers take to the streets for Take Back the Night

September 25, 2018 - Yellowknife

NEWS BRIEFS PACKAGE: Trustees kick in more money for soccer field

Weledeh Catholic School assistant principal Seana Stewart, left, Weledeh principal Jenny Reid, St. Patrick High School assistant principals Don Reid and Alicia Larade, and St. Patrick High School principal Todd Stewart stand with the new soccer field located at the Weledeh School and Ecole St. Patrick High School playground. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.
September 25, 2018

Yellowknife Catholic School Board trustees approved additional funding for the new shared soccer field at Weledeh School and St. Patrick High School during September’s board meeting.

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B.C. man busted with cocaine in Yellowknife raid convicted

September 25, 2018 - Yellowknife

A B.C. man was convicted Tuesday of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking – despite his lawyer’s position he’d been an unwitting house guest at a major Yellowknife drug dealer’s home.

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COLUMN: Rankin is lucky to have Tuxedo in its corner

September 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

Hanging around and being a bit of a pest for an hour or two, while the three visiting animal health-care professionals from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital took care of business at Rankin Inlet’s annual veterinary pet clinic this past week, triggered some emotional memories for me.

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Chief Roy Fabian won’t seek re-election

Chief Roy Fabian: not seeking re-election to lead K'atlodeeche First Nation. NNSL file photo.
September 25, 2018 - Hay River

Chief Roy Fabian will not be running for re-election to lead K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN).

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2018 Arctic Winter Games final report released

The host society of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games has released its final report on the event, co-hosted in March by Hay River and Fort Smith. NNSL file photo.
September 25, 2018 - South Slave

The host society of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games has released its final report on the event, co-hosted by Hay River and Fort Smith in March of this year.

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EDITORIAL: Women are the champion volunteers

September 25, 2018 - Hay River

Sometimes it’s good to stop and consider something that might just be taken for granted.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Father Bernie dies at age 80

September 25, 2018 - Hay River

Rev. Bernard (Bernie) Black, who once served as the parish priest at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Hay River, died on Sept. 22.

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