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Man calls for better cleanup after fire

November 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife man is calling for the owner of a Franklin Avenue property destroyed by a summer fire to do a better cleanup on the remains of the building.

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Karen Kabloona to join Nunavut Tunngavik as CEO

November 13, 2018 - Iqaluit

Karen Kabloona has been hired as CEO of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. 

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Fun for the girls as Yk Minor Hockey Association hosts Esso Fun Days

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Getting more girls and women involved in hockey is an ongoing process but it’s one that seems to be working.

The Yk Minor Hockey Association did its part on Monday to keep getting more females in on the fun as it hosted Esso Fun Days at the Multiplex on Monday.

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Fatbike group ride kicks off the winter season

From left: Dennis Brumwell, Steve Schwarz, Shannon Jennings, Sophie Mahon and Clarinda Spikjerman at the Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club's first fat bike group ride of the season. Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo
November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club held its first event of the season this weekend.

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Communities come up big at Senior Spike It!

November 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Another season of scholastic volleyball is over in the NWT and with it came some exciting finishes.

And no, it wasn’t a year dominated by Yellowknife.

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Taloyoak remembers

November 12, 2018 - Taloyoak

Staff, students, Rangers, Junior Rangers and community members came together at Netsilik School in Taloyoak on Friday to pay their respects to Canadian soldiers in advance of Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.

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Investment watchdog gets more teeth

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has been granted the authority to take investment advisers to court to collect fines in cases of wrongdoing in the NWT. NNSL file photo
November 12, 2018 - NWT

Investment advisers who don’t serve their NWT clients’ best interests may now be taken to court by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to collect fines.

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Crisis Text Line launches across Canada

November 11, 2018 - NWT

Youth across the territory will now be able to text for help as Kids Help Phone recently launched a crisis text line across the country.

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Northern aviation workers lacking, Ottawa lawmakers told

According to the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace, the entire country faces a shortage of 3,000 commercial pilots by 2025; currently just 1,200 finish commercial aviation training annually and half of those are foreign students. NNSL file photo
November 11, 2018 - Ottawa

More pilots, mechanics, ground personnel and better industry statistics are crucial for the Northern aviation industry, federal lawmakers in Ottawa heard this week.

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Ottawa skipper springs a leak

November 11, 2018 - NWT

When it comes to the feds and the Arctic, getting ducks in a row and talking to people where they live is too often an afterthought.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW: The ol’ press

November 11, 2018 - NWT

Friends, it gladdens a heart to see that our famous Native Press will yet go to print, if only online, but available for people to see what Northern history was all about.

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Canada Winter Games excitement building

November 11, 2018 - Nunavut

Every time you turn around, there seems to be another major Games that the territory will be competing in. That’s the beauty of living in the North – never a dull moment.

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NWT posts 3.7 per cent GDP growth

November 10, 2018 - NWT

Despite plummeting oil and gas exports, the NWT saw its GDP grow 3.7 per cent from 2016 to 2017, thanks to gains in the diamond sector, according to the latest NWT Bureau of Statistics report.

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New bill bringing changes to the North

November 10, 2018 - NWT

A new government bill to amend petroleum and resource management legislation could salvage the NWT devolution deal that a territorial supreme court injunction marooned back in 2015.

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Big fish cull questioned

Tthek'ehdeli/Jean Marie River
November 10, 2018 - Tthek'ehdeli/Jean Marie River

Debate is mounting over a study that will see large predator fish culled in an effort to examine whether fewer large fish will lead to lower overall mercury levels in fish.

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GUEST COMMENT: What’s in an Act? Make sure it makes the North better, not worse!

November 10, 2018 - NWT

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

The proposed NWT Mineral Resources Act has received much attention in the legislative assembly and the media. I’d like to provide some clarity on the act, our position and what is needed in the new legislation.

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Installation on hold

November 9, 2018 - Naujaat

Plans to have a concrete floor installed at the Naujaat arena had to be put on hold until the spring of 2019 when shipping delays resulted in the materials arriving in the community too late for the project to be done this year.

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German film crew documenting life, teaching youth in Arviat

German cinematographer Fabian Klein, left, watches as Edith Issakiark tries out a state-of-the-art virtual reality viewer during an Arviat Film Society meeting in Arviat on Nov. 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Gord Billard
November 9, 2018 - Arviat

A German film crew is in Arviat to work on a virtual reality (VR) documentary series, Eggs, Rocks, Human Beings.

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COLUMN: A dream that could be realized

November 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Despite what opinions you may, or may not, have about the performance of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) as a regional Inuit association, the cultural centre described by KIA president David Ningeongan in this edition (‘KIA still plugging for cultural centres’) is the multipurpose facility that dreams are made of to every Kivalliq community – and then some.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Map of Canada

Grade 7 students Mike Nanordluk, left, and Kelvin Mablik think about their answers for the Map Activity Station during a Giant Map of Canada Day at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 9, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tuugaalik High School participated in Giant Map of Canada Day activities in Naujaat on Oct. 10.

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Crisis Text Line launches across Canada

November 9, 2018 - Northwest Territories

Youth across the territory will now be able to text for help as Kids Help Phone recently launched a crisis text line across the country.

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RCMP investigating homicide in Pond Inlet; suspect arrested

November 9, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

The RCMP have arrested a suspect as they investigate the killing of a 23-year-old man in Pond Inlet. 

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MLA reveals ‘cracks’ in mental health care system

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone spoke to the need for more coordination within mental health care services. On Nov. 7, Lightstone told of an incident shared with him by a constituent that “illustrates the cracks in our system” and left him “quite shocked.”

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3.5 year sentence sought for Ndilo drug trafficker

November 9, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Crown is seeking a three-and-a-half-year sentence for a 58-year-old Ndilo woman convicted of trafficking cocaine and other drugs.

Mary Anne Lafferty was found guilty of eight drug trafficking and possession charges following a jury trial in September.

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Inuvik declares November Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month

November 9, 2018 - Inuvik

The Town of Inuvik declared November Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month on Oct. 24, following a request from the NWT Disabilities Council to do so.

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UPDATED: One youth charged with arson in relation to Iqaluit NorthMart fire

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

One youth is charged with arson and disregard for human life Nov. 9 following the devastating NorthMart fire which saw a large portion of the store destroyed.

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MLAs slam plan to reduce Inuit hiring quota for new jail construction

November 9, 2018 - Iqaluit

A firestorm blew through the legislative assembly as the government faced the fury of MLAs concerned about the prospect of lowering Inuit employment ratios in the construction of Iqaluit’s new correctional centre.

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Remembrance Day marches on

Don Asher, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Yellowknife Branch, stands at the army cadet hall on Ellesemere Drive, Nov. 7. Asher, who was elected to the role in January, is looking forward to building on public memory and honouring veterans who have sacrificed in foreign conflicts. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo
November 9, 2018 - Yellowknife

Remembering Canadian veterans wounded or killed in past conflicts has always the centre focus of Remembrance Day, but the battle to keep public memory alive will be especially important this year, says Legion president Don Asher.

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Tales from the Dump: Drama at the legislative assembly

November 9, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last week on October 31, which could be called the day leading up to Halloween eve, I decided to turn on the community channel to watch the Machiavellian uprising of some ordinary MLAs against not one, but two cabinet ministers.

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Northern businesses haven’t gone digital

BBE Expediting Ltd. president Heather Stewart and Canadian North president Steve Hankirk at the launch launch of Fetchable, BBE's online Northern shipping website, in February. photo courtesy of Canadian North
November 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fifteen per cent of all businesses in Northern Canada are “advanced” according to a new study on businesses’ use of digital technology, conducted by the Business Development Bank of Canada.

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