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Climate Action Inuvik marches in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en nation

Environment Canada was issuing extreme cold alerts all week and projecting -40C wind chills, but that didn't stop eight members of Climate Action Inuvik from taking to the streets for their weekly march Feb....

NWT pays highest power rates in the country: report

Northwest Territories residents are paying the most for electricity in Canada, according to an Energy Hub report released on Feb. 14.  That means residents pay about $387 per month, assuming an average monthly usage of...

Inuvik woman attacked person in library

A woman was released on time served and put on twelve months probation for a series of thefts and attacking another woman at the Inuvik library. Appearing in custody before Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 18,...

Hay River Rec Centre getting new names

The Hay River Rec Centre and some of its main interior areas are about to get some names. A recommendation on the names was to be voted on at the town council meeting on Feb....

Drugs, shotguns seized by police in Inuvik hotel room raid

Two people are facing firearm and drug related charges after RCMP executed a search warrant at an Inuvik hotel last week. Acting on information that an Alberta man, released on a recognizance, was breaching release...

Hay River’s community plan on ice pending GNWT approval

Hay River town council is getting frustrated waiting for approval of its Community Plan by the GNWT. The town sent the document to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) in the summer. "The town...

SENIORS EDITION: Avens moves forward with affordable housing project

Affordable housing is one of the biggest pressures on seniors living in Yellowknife and that is why Avens is expected to be moving forward with a major construction project this year. Daryl Dolynny, CEO of...

Hay River council won’t close town hall over lunch hour

Hay River town council has quickly dismissed the idea of closing town hall for an hour over lunch. The recommendation from town administration was discussed at the Feb. 10 standing committee of council, and failed...

NWT MP McLeod only Liberal to support Green New Deal motion

NWT MP Michael McLeod is the only federal Liberal supporting a Green New Deal. McLeod had pledged to support NDP MP Peter Julian’s motion calling for huge public measures to tackle climate and social issues,...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Behchoko stabbing

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of Archie Wedzin in Behchoko last year. Alecus Quitte, of Gameti, was originally charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Wedzin. He pleaded...

Ecole Boreale debating students claim rookie award in Edmonton

A two-student team from Ecole Boreale has made an impression at their first debating competition. The team – 17-year-old Grade 12 students Reegan Jungkind and Victoria Tweedie-Pitre – attended the French-language Sommet des débats in...

Sports Talk: The XFL 2.0 is off to a good start … hope it...

Hockey Day in Canada is all over. Plenty of fun had by all for four days here in Yellowknife and for some of you around the North. If you were in Deline and Norman Wells,...

Chief writes ENR minister over Teck oilsands project

A vocal opponent of Teck Resources' proposed Frontier oil sands project in northern Alberta is calling on the territorial government to support his community's opposition to the $20.6 billion mine. Gerry Cheezie, chief of Smith's...

Northern Wildflower: Standing with the chiefs of Wet’suwet’en

Across Canada Indigenous land protectors and settler allies are standing in solidarity behind the hereditary chiefs of Wet'suwet'en in their refusal to allow coastal gas link's pipeline from crossing their territory to transport natural...

Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races in Hay River attracts 13 teams

Danny Beck is pleased with the second running of the Aurora Ford Classic Dog Races. Beck – the president of the Hay River Dog Mushing Club – said the Feb. 8 and 9 event went...

Editorial: The invisible border

Trans boundary management agreements between provinces and territories exist because the natural world doesn't recognize jurisdiction. There's no good reason why the Northwest Territories-Alberta border should play a role in whether the duty to consult...

Letter: SLFN asks for GNWT support on Teck

This letter was submitted to Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Shane Thompson on behalf of Gerry Cheezie, Chief of Smith's Landing First Nation, Jan. 29. Dear Minister Thompson: I write to express Smith's Landing First...

News/North Feb. 17 edition

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Rock Star festival sweeps kids into the sport of curling

They may be shorter than the brooms themselves, but that didn't stop over 60 of Inuvik's most eager young curlers from giving the game a throw at the third annual Rock Star Festival Feb....

Politicians urge speedy reinstatement of Aurora College board

The education minister wants to have a new Aurora College board of directors in place in two years, but other politicians remain impatient. Education, Culture and Employment Minister RJ Simpson said in the legislature this...

Inuvik man threatened to sodomize cop and blow up gas station

An Inuvik man will serve 69 days behind bars for threatening staff at a gas station and police after his arrest. In Inuvik Territorial Court Feb. 4 the man, who Inuvik Drum has chosen not...

Wolf collar program to aid in caribou recovery

A research team hopes to equip dozens of wolves with satellite collars to help support the recovery of caribou herds. Wildlife biologist Robert Mulders has applied for a permit for the five-year project that would...
Team NT's Arctic Winter Games figure skating team of Brooke Vallis, left, Sarah Campbell, Emily Hazenberg and Victoria Hamm model off the official walk-out uniform that the team will wear during the opening ceremony in Whitehorse when the Games begin on March 15. The uniform was officially unveiled at the Sport North office in Yellowknife on Feb. 13. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Arctic Winter Games walk-out gear officially unveiled

And so we now know what Team NT will look like when the opening ceremony for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse gets underway on March 15. The official walk-out uniform was officially unveiled...

Mining company breached business agreement, says Deninu K’ue First Nation

Deninu K’ue First Nation says the mining company leading the long-awaited Nechalacho rare earths project breached its agreement with the First Nation by signing a deal with a private partner, who went on to...

Singh pitches national pharmacare to Premier Cochrane

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is asking Premier Cochrane to back his party's national pharmacare plan. In a series of letters sent on Thursday to each of Canada’s premiers, Singh aimed to secure the provincial and...

Breaking the stigma of Mental Health, one classroom at a time

Students at East Three School got to join in a teleconference with YouTube personality and mental health writer Joey Kidney Jan. 30 as part of a Canada-wide program called RCMPTalks — a quarterly presentation...

Snowfall, cold warnings across the Northwest Territories

Warnings of heavy snowfall or extreme cold are in effect across the Northwest Territories. Environment Canada warns of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in regions including Fort Liard and Fort Simpson/Jean Marie River, Fort...

Cracks in rental system show in small communities, MLA says

A constituent evicted over a $309 bill in the depths of winter is the price of how NWT public housing sets its rents, according to Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson.  That eviction comes as a result...

Ship’s Bell of H.M.C.S. Inuvik baptized at Legion

Almost a century of history was commemorated at the Inuvik Legion Feb. 8 as a replica ship's bell was baptized and rung out during a ceremony. McInnes Branch 220 will be the home of the...

Woman barred from wheel for a year after caught driving nearly twice the legal...

A woman will pay a four-digit fine and is barred from driving for a year after being caught behind the wheel in Inuvik at nearly twice the legal limit. In Inuvik Territorial Court, the woman,...