Inuvik wind project to offer high source of energy

November 16, 2018 - Inuvik

The Town of Inuvik has the highest dependency on diesel fuel in the NWT but the Inuvik Wind Generation Project is now well on the way to providing an alternative.

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Caribou facing multiple threats across Canada

November 16, 2018 - Ottawa

Logging and climate change present more of a threat to woodland caribou than mineral and petroleum development say both federal government scientists and industry, but seismic lines, or “highways for wolves”, remain a pervasive threat.

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Nuclear reactors for the North?

November 16, 2018

Economics, geography and “unknown” regulatory complexities makes proliferation of small modular reactors (SMRs) very unlikely in the Northwest Territories says the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA).

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Record-breaking prices at auction

November 16, 2018

On the cusp of Christie’s Foxfire diamond auction in New York City, a Canadian diamond dealer is bullish on the value of real stones, even with the emergence of De Beers’ lab-grown diamonds.

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Denecho King speaks at sentencing hearing, Crown calls for 17-year sentence

November 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Convicted killer Denecho King fought back tears as he asked a NWT Supreme Court judge to impose the minimum sentence for second-degree murder during a sentencing hearing Friday.

“Nothing I say or do will change the past,” said King, standing to address Justice Andrew Mahar in a Yellowknife courtroom.

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IRC launches IFA 101 eLearning Program

November 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvialuit, Canadians, and people around the world now have access to a new way to learn about the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA).

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The artistry of creating art

Instructor Rob Saley gives a few pointers on the eyes of a subject to Anthym Kadjuk of Baker Lake during the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
November 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

Concentration, creativity and beauty were all on full display when one entered the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Barriers to abortion pill remain: advocate

November 16, 2018 - NWT

NWT residents who have their own supplementary health insurance still face barriers to access for the Mifegymiso abortion pill, say sexual health experts pushing for universal coverage.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Class act at fair

Basil Tiktaalaaq, right, presented his brother, Peter Tiktaalaaq, with the new rifle he won during a draw at the Men's Fair in Baker Lake on Nov. 5, 2018. The rifle was an anniversary gift to Peter from Basil. Photo courtesy Joan Killulark
November 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

A Men’s Fair was the scene of a touching act of family when Basil Tiktaalaaq presented the new Remington 783 bolt-action rifle with scope he had just won in a raffle draw to his brother, Peter Tiktaalaaq, as an anniversary gift in Baker Lake on Nov. 5.

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Resting in peace not an option in most Nunavut communities

November 16, 2018 - Nunavut

GUEST COMMENT: Yk deserves more from MLA O’Reilly

November 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

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

Mining continues to provide significant benefits to the Northwest Territories, its residents, businesses and public and Indigenous governments.

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YCS donates money to local charities

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Catholic Schools board provided cheque donations to community organizations Wednesday night.

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Five Catholic students receive minister’s medals

November 15, 2018

Five students were announced as recipients of Minister’s Medals during the Nov. 15 Yellowknife Catholic Schools board meeting.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Budget time in the city

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s budget time at city hall and administration is advising the city that if it goes ahead with the pool and a new water line from Yellowknife River to the water treatment plant, the city will be carrying a lot of debt.

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Former trustee Allan Shortt recognized

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yk1 board and staff honoured longtime trustee and former chair Allan Shortt with a plaque and Ipad for his service as trustee since 2008.

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Bridging the North’s digital divide

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Across much of the city at this time of the year, as winter tightens its icy grip with darkness and cold, finding an organic tomato at an affordable price can be like digging for gold.

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Yk 1, Catholic board trustees hold first meetings

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Board trustees from both the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 and Yellowknife Catholic Schools held their first meetings this week since the Oct. 15 election.

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Nanook School in Apex takes education to the land

November 15, 2018 - Apex

Land-based education has been a dream at Nanook School for years, and this past September that dream became reality.

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Deh Gah School hosts physical literacy exercises as part of phys-ed classes

It's all excitement for this group of students from Deh Gah School in Fort Providence as they take part in an exercise run by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence from Vancouver earlier this month. They are, from left, Phoenix Krutko, Gitta Causa, Hailey Bonnetrouge and Calin Landry. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl
November 15, 2018 - Fort Providence

Youth are told to be active at least 60 minutes per day and adults are supposed to make sure they get that physical activity.

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Fort Good Hope man arrested after cocaine found in box of Timbits

November 15, 2018 - Fort Good Hope

A Fort Good Hope man has been arrested after RCMP say they found more than just donuts inside a box of Tim Horton’s Timbits.

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QEC needs more money to further geothermal studies

November 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Geothermal prospects in Nunavut are generally not well understood due to a lack of drilling data and, based on what little is currently known, the potential is generally low.

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Nunavut Badminton Championships crown territorial champions and identify 2019 Canada Winter Games team

Davidee Kudluarok of Sanikiluaq, seen during the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, was one of the stars of the show at the Nunavut Badminton Championships in Iqaluit earlier this month. NNSL file photo
November 15, 2018 - Iqaluit

The territory’s badminton community convened on the capital earlier this month for the Nunavut Badminton Championships with more than just territorial titles on their minds.

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Yk1, French board enrolment increases

November 15, 2018

The three school boards received their official enrolment numbers from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) recently and the numbers by and large are up.

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“Further mediation talks should be scheduled,” says UNW, GNWT mediator

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

The territorial government and the Union of Northern Workers should head back to the bargaining table, said mediator Vince Ready in a report.

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Inuvik champions girls’ hockey

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Girls’ hockey in Inuvik is growing – and fast. This year’s World Girls’ Hockey event in Inuvik drew twice as many participants as in previous years.

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Bylaw officer cut from draft budget

The number of bylaw officers will go down to five from six if city council approves this portion of the 2019 budget. NNSL file photo
November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

City hall will be cutting a municipal enforcement officer position if the 2019 budget for the Public Safety department is approved by city council.

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Federal, territorial governments sign new 10-year housing agreement

November 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Students learn the art of the bow

Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
November 15, 2018 - Naujaat

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat.

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Inuvik hosts Northernmost GIS Day event

November 15, 2018 - Inuvik

Though many people have never heard of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), they likely use the technology or are impacted by its use in some way, according to Celtie Ferguson, GIS technician intern with Aurora Research Institute (ARI). That’s why she thinks its important to be hosting the world’s Northernmost GIS Day event.

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COLUMN: GN needs to get it together

November 15, 2018 - Kivalliq

Well, here we go again.

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