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Headlines: Monday, July 15, 2013

Territorial treatment centre funding cut
The territory's sole residential addictions treatment facility is shutting down after the Department of Health and Social Services announced it is cutting funding to the centre.
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Fearing for their lives
Violence against women is nine times more prevalent in the Northwest Territories than the rest of Canada, according to recent data from Statistics Canada.
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Yk air traffic volume not so bad
A recent Statistics Canada report on air movements for May 2013 put the Yellowknife's airport at a 23 per cent drop in air movement from May 2012.
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Arson a problem in Fort Liard: fire chief
The Hamlet of Fort Liard's fire chief is concerned about the escalating number of arson cases in the community and what could be next.
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Need for dialysis rising
An increasing demand for haemodialysis services remains a concern for H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital, according to a report presented at the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority's annual general meeting on June 26, but there is still room for expansion in the program.
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Small communities need bigger services, say residents
Tsiigehtchic residents want health and RCMP services improved in their community, says the president of the Gwich'in Tribal Council.
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National chief says Dene 'concerned about the future'
Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus's message was clear at the 43rd Dene National Assembly - the Dene Nation must work together to ensure things are done right when it comes to devolution and land agreements.
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YWCA back on board with Betty House
Homeless women requiring transitional housing are one step closer to receiving much needed assistance, after the Yellowknife YWCA and the City of Yellowknife signed an agreement Thursday to build a social housing facility for women.
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Fort Smith beats out Whitehorse for TSN glory
As it turns out, the vote wasn't even close as Fort Smith became the first of 10 winning communities in a high-profile national contest. Fort Smith claimed victory with a whopping 253,022 votes, while Whitehorse amassed 35,566 votes.
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Offshore drilling liability hike alleviates community concerns
Merven Gruben, mayor of Tuktoyaktuk, said an increase in liability costs for companies drilling in the Beaufort Sea is welcome news, although it still mostly likely would not be sufficient to clean up a major spill.
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Power corp. proposes electrical grid expansion
An energy company is considering connecting two NWT hydroelectric systems through a transmission line west of Great Slave Lake.
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A shift of focus
Cynthia White recently changed the focus of her work. She came to Fort Smith just over a year ago as an occupational therapist with the community's health authority.
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Teaching the language of money
The NWT Literacy Council is about halfway through its Financial Literacy Workshop program, which kicked off in October.
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Lutsel K'e plans big competitions
Lutsel K'e is hosting what organizers are calling the community's largest fishing derby and handgames tournament ever and they said they hope events will attract participants from across the territory and Canada.
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Murder charge laid in death of Lutsel K'e woman
Yellowknife RCMP have arrested and charged David Harrison, 28, with first-degree murder in the death Yvonne Desjarlais, 63, of Lutsel K'e in December 2012.
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Confidence boost makes the mark
Skylynn Cook says she's proof that sometimes, all you need is a little encouragement.
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