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Yk bylaw boss under fire

A number of former bylaw officers are making allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying against the manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division.

In sworn testimonies made to a lawyer in 2014 and interviews with News/North, former officers allege Doug Gillard created a toxic work environment in which inappropriate sexual and physical behaviour, and sexual comments, were not only accepted, but promoted.

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Man rescued after falling through ice

Rescue personnel responded to the entrance to the Dettah Ice Road of Yellowknife Bay Friday afternoon after a report of a person had fallen through the ice into the freezing water near the houseboats at Jolliffe Island.

Officials confirmed a man was pulled from the water by people nearby before responders arrived. The man wasn’t seriously injured. Police advise people to stay off the thin ice that’s forming on bodies of water around the city.

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Concerned parents shed light on “problem” intersection

Concerned parents are sounding the alarm over a busy school-zone intersection in the Frame Lake-South area after reports of near-collisions between motorists and pedestrians.

Sharon Dywer, the mother of a kindergarten student at N.J. Macpherson School, said she’s worried about a nearby all-way stop after she and her four-year-old son narrowly avoided an oncoming truck during the pair’s morning walk to school earlier this month.

“I took my boy’s hand once I noticed he was coming toward us … and ran with him just to get out of the way,” said Dywer.

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Accused in murder case to be tried by judge alone

Yellowknife residents won’t be tapped to serve in what could have been one of the largest jury pools in NWT history for a murder trial scheduled to begin next April.

That is because a Yellowknife man, charged with murder and attempted murder, will now be tried by a judge alone.

Denecho King, 25, changed his election to be tried by a judge and jury in Supreme Court on Monday.

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Medical emergency at Remembrance Day ceremony

A Yellowknife man is stable in hospital following a medical emergency.

The episode occurred Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day observation at St. Patrick High School.

Don Asher, second vice-president of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, was seated in the right-middle section alongside military members. He was about to present the legion’s wreath before he collapsed. Asher was then promptly rushed to the hospital.

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Bylaw manager still has access to cameras: city boss

Doug Gillard, the embattled manager of municipal enforcement, still has access to closed circuit cameras of city facilities, according to senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett.

Gillard has been accused by two former bylaw officers of using the cameras to look at women from a screen in his office.

Kerry Nicholson and Jamie Fudge allege in sworn statements recorded by a lawyer in 2014 that Gillard used to show officers footage of women at the library and zoom in on them from his monitor.

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Aklavik study makes medical impact

The North American medical community is changing the way it treats a stomach bacteria with the potential to cause cancer thanks, in part, to residents of Aklavik.

After a study of 376 people in Aklavik, along with participants from Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk and Old Crow, Yukon, researchers have changed the types and duration of antibiotics courses they prescribe for Helicobacter pylori.

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Reporter witnesses drug sting at hotel

The Inuvik Drum had a ringside seat to a dramatic scene Nov. 6 as an apparent undercover drug investigation unfolded at the Nova Inn.

Two criminal events appeared to take place in one day but it wasn’t clear at press time if they were related.

Around 1 a.m., a hotel guest asked the one Nova staff member on duty for help using the laundry machines, a source told the Drum.

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Kevin Koe Olympic-bound in curling

Fourth time’s the charm, as they say.

Maybe that’s not the correct saying but for Kevin Koe, who cares? He finally gets to go to the Winter Olympics.

It’s the only major event left out of his current resume but it’s one that can be filled thanks to a 7-6 win over Manitoba’s Mike McEwen in the Roar of the Rings Olympic qualifying final in Ottawa on Sunday night.

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