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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TALES FROM THE DUMP: When lightning strikes

June 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

A week ago today, in the wee hours of Friday, June 22, we had a humdinger of a thunder and lightning storm that lasted for hours. If that storm didn’t wake you up, then you are one mighty sound sleeper. Either that or you were comatose. Although you could have been both.

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All in the softball family

June 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kids and baseball: two things that go together like French fries and ketchup.

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Franklin rebuild on schedule despite record rains, says city

June 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Construction along Franklin Avenue is on schedule despite recent record rainfalls, says the city.

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Three-year sentence for man caught with stolen restricted guns

June 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man found to be in possession of numerous stolen and restricted guns during a traffic stop last year was handed a three-year sentence in NWT Supreme Court Thursday.

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Tsiigehtchic votes to end liquor prohibition

June 28, 2018 - Inuvik

Tsiigehtchic voted to end its liquor prohibition June 11.

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BREAKING : Privacy breach could include NWT medical information

June 28, 2018

Medical records on a laptop stolen in Ottawa on May 9 had sensitive medical information about patients in the NWT.

The Chief Health Privacy Officer concluded her investigation on June 18, 2018, stated a release from the Department of Health and Social Services.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Recreation leader training camp set

June 28, 2018 - Hay River

The Mackenzie Recreation Association will hold a recreation leader training camp early next month on the Hay River Reserve.

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Hay River readies to celebrate Canada Day

June 28, 2018 - Hay River

As with every Canada Day, a big and boisterous parade is expected in Hay River to celebrate the birth of the country.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Visitor Centre opens

June 28, 2018 - Kivalliq

Rankin Inlet

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq helped cut the ribbon to officially open the Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre in Rankin Inlet on June 16.

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Hay River women tackle business training

June 28, 2018 - Hay River

An intense and extensive entrepreneurial training program for women is underway in Hay River.

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Arviat students become tellers of tales

June 28, 2018 - Arviat

What started as a cool year-end writing assignment for Grade 9 English students at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat may eventually become an even cooler published work of original myths entitled, How Did the Ptarmigan Learn to Fly?

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Mackenzie Valley Highway project gets $102M federal investment

June 27, 2018
  1. 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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You Can Play looking for support

June 27, 2018

The Canada Day parade on July 1 will have all sorts of groups marching and promoting their cause, including the You Can Play initiative.

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Seniors’ Society head worries housing survey will be a ‘dismal failure’

June 27, 2018 - NWT

Tom Makepeace, the chairperson of the Hay River Seniors’ Society, doesn’t like the format of a recent survey for the NWT Housing Corporation.

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Pine Point Bridge to be reconstructed

June 27, 2018 - Hay River

A tender call has been issued this month for replacement of the Pine Point Bridge across the Hay River.

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Cambridge Bay men’s shelter to double capacity

June 27, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is aiming to double the capacity at its men’s shelter to 16 beds by late October.

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Jerry Cans rock Solfest

June 27, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The second annual Solfest celebration and fundraiser for the Rankin Inlet Fire Department was a solid success, said Fire Chief Mark Wyatt.

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National table tennis, anyone?

June 27, 2018 - Hay River

Thorsten Gohl, the executive director of Table Tennis North, is hoping to bring next year’s Canadian senior championships in the sport to Hay River.

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Education key to progress, self-reliance, says premier

June 27, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Premier Joe Savikataaq, the first from the Kivalliq region, made his first stop in Rankin Inlet since assuming the territory’s top position this past week.

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LETTER: Death by 130,000 cuts

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following is a letter sent to NWT MP Michael McLeod by Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce president Mike Lalonde and executive director Deneen Everett calling for changes to Canada’s regulatory system, citing a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce entitled, “Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness.”

To Michael McLeod, MP,

Canadian companies are dying a death by 130,000 cuts—or 134,754 to be more specific. That is the total number of federal requirements as reported by the treasury board that impose an administrative burden on businesses.

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Perseverance rewarded for trainees

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

There were hugs, laughs and tears of joy as six women received certificates for completing employment-readiness training through the Native Women’s Association of the NWT.

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Francophone community fetes St. Jean Baptiste

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s francophone community gathered at the Folk on the Rocks beer garden Sunday afternoon to celebrate St Jean Baptiste.

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Game Show Cabaret to raise funds for Queerlesque

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Burlesque, game shows and a doughnut-eating competition will all be featured this Friday at Game Show Cabaret, a fundraiser to help local group Queerlesque build a new stage venue in town.

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WOMEN WARRIORS: Cannabis and tobacco: how they work

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

This past semester I undertook my own research project as part of my research methodologies course through the University of Athabasca. My exploratory study gathered preliminary information on smoking and cannabis behaviours, attitudes about upcoming legalization, opinions on community-driven tobacco interventions, and characteristics of the population, composed of participants from Women Warriors.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Pair found safe after boat capsizes on Prosperous Lake

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two boaters whose vessel capsized on Prosperous Lake have been found safe and unharmed after spending a night on shore.

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COLUMN: Pot is still illegal, right?

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

So pot is legal, right?

Cannabis legalization passed its final vote in Parliament, ending a nearly century-old prohibition on the demon weed and opening the door to a legal multibillion-dollar industry in Canada.

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EDITORIAL: One mean road

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you’re looking to drive south from Yellowknife, your only option is Highway 3.

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JUSTICE BRIEFS: Ex-Yellowknife Mountie one of two leading $1-billion lawsuit against RCMP

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

A former Yellowknife RCMP officer is at the centre of a $1-billion lawsuit filed against Canada’s national police force last week.

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YK bike park planned for summer 2019

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club could see a bike park in the city as early as next summer, if all goes according to plan.

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City replaces exiting administrators

June 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is shaking up its administration with two new directors to replace former director of public safety Dennis Marchiori and Dennis Kefalas, former director of public works who was also once the city senior administrative officer.

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