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Beware phone fraudsters posing as police, CRA: NWT RCMP

NWT RCMP has issued a warning after they say fraudsters posed as police and federal officials in an effort to scam a resident out of money. A complaint was filed with NWT RCMP after the...

Sports talk: Is it over for Bill Peters, Mike Babcock and Marc Crawford? Not...

Oh, look … someone else gave Donald Trump and his supporters more ammunition. Jessica Kwong, formerly of Newsweek – I say formerly because she lost her job because of this – decided to regale us...

Waiting for the grocery store?

Transparency in government is a two-way street. Governments have to be willing to give the public a say in the decision-making process. And just as importantly, people have to be willing to say something. On Dec....

Women’s hockey tourney in Hay River attracts nine teams

Women's hockey took the spotlight this month in Hay River with a tournament featuring nine teams. "There were seven out-of-town teams and two Hay River teams actually, which was really good, I thought," said Lisa...

Ulukhaktok votes for new liquor restrictions in Beaufort Delta elections

Voters in Ulukhaktok elected a new board of education, board of directors, council and voted to replace the current liquor restriction system with a new one after 62 votes were cast in favour to...

Northern Games coming home for 50th anniversary

  They've been all across the country and even made a display at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but for their 50th anniversary the Northern Games are coming home to Inuvik. Still in the very early planning...

Mountain View: How self IS self-government?

Friends, the novelty of self-government is a perfect example of how colonialism really works. The teacher has left the room, so someone from the class is now in charge. To properly understand the process one go-to...

East Three Secondary School drives up food bank donations

Students at East Three Secondary School are competing for a good cause this holiday season as they ramp up their annual food bank donation drive this month. Students began bringing food in at the start...

Christmas Bird Count in Hay River to tally species and overall numbers

Once again this year, Hay River and area will be the site of a Christmas Bird Count. The count – part of an international conservation initiative that began 120 years ago – is set for...

Hay River RCMP Detachment gets new accessibility ramp

The Hay River RCMP Detachment has become more accessible for persons with disabilities. The detachment has replaced an old ramp with a new and improved version. "There was a ramp before," said Sgt. Brandon Humbke. "We...

EXCLUSIVE: Why was the Yukon government presenting to Inuvik last week?

Representatives from the Yukon government were at the Midnight Sun Complex on Nov. 30 to discuss their climate change strategy, now in its final public draft form. While officially a Yukon government plan, Inuvik and...

Employment rate dips to 10-year low: GNWT

November saw its lowest employment level across the Northwest Territories since 2009. While seasonal employment patterns usually dip in November, they fell by 1.8 per cent this year, according to Statistics Canada data released on...

Almost half of NWT homes have problems: report

A new NWT Bureau of Statistics report paints a worrying picture of the state of housing across the NWT. In 2019, 42.7 per cent (or 6,308) homes across the NWT had at least one housing...

RCMP seek public help after lights stolen from Parks Canada vehicles

Inuvik RCMP are investigating a Dec. 1 vehicle theft on a Parks Canada vehicle. Sometime between the evening of Dec. 1 and the morning of Dec. 2, someone removed the LED Light bars from two...

2020 budget consultations attract one resident in Hay River

The Town of Hay River hosted public consultations on Dec. 4 for its 2020 budgets, but just one community resident showed up. "Part of our strategic plan is to be more transparent, and this was...

Indigenous government and the future of the GNWT

The self in self-government refers to the people in distinct and autonomous communities who have been waiting for their treaty rights to mature like a long-term savings bond. The governing has to come from somewhere...

Two-per-cent tax hike proposed in Hay River; cost of dump fire a financial strain

Members of Hay River town council are scheduled to have their final say and vote on the 2020 operations and maintenance budget, and capital budget, at a special meeting on Dec. 11. The proposed operations...

Northern Wildflower: Walk the path with us, or get out of the way

There is a lot of talk lately about the "rise" of Indigenous governments. But what does that exactly mean? Who are we referring to when we talk about rising? Is it the government that...

Judge slams ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Norman Wells fraud case

“Reprehensible.” “Troubling.” “A miscarriage of justice.” Justice Karan Shaner didn’t hold back in admonishing the Town of Norman Wells for providing incomplete, “sloppy,” and “downright misleading” information in an ongoing lawsuit against ex-mayor Nathan Watson and former...

Hay River Reserve house gets inspected by students

A group of students on the Hay River Reserve recently received a unique lesson on housing. On Nov. 25, the nine youngsters – in Kindergarten to Grade 4 at Chief Sunrise Education Centre – were...

Exclusive: Almost half of NWT homes have problems

A new NWT Bureau of Statistics report paints a worrying picture of the state of housing across the NWT. In 2019, 42.7 per cent (or 6,308) homes across the NWT had at least one housing...

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Subcontractor sues for nearly $10M in Stanton construction dispute

A subcontractor that provided labour and materials during the construction of Yellowknife’s new $750 million hospital is seeking nearly $10 million in unpaid work from its general contractors, NNSL Media has learned. Kelson Mechanical Inc....

Self-government primer: guide to Indigenous agreements in the NWT

If one wants to understand the current state of Indigenous self-governance in the Northwest Territories and the historical development of public government, a good place to start is the fact that Indigenous people in...

Researchers press ahead with carbon capture project at Gahcho Kue

The energy-intensive process of mining expends large volumes of carbon dioxide, and De Beers is seeking a way to put that carbon into processed rock, or tailings, rather than the atmosphere. “Think of it like...

Foster Family Coalition hosts Human Trafficking 101

At a time when British royal Prince Andrew is making headlines for being accused of exploiting teenagers for sex, this week is perhaps as good a time as any for discussions about what human...

‘They weren’t paying their bills’: trucker saw trouble coming for Tlicho-owned company

A trucker with Tlicho Ventures West says nobody is picking up the phone and no one knows if they're getting paid after his employer's parent company, Tlicho Investment Corporation, sought creditor protection last week...

Fishing for a great tourism idea

Of all the public meetings we attend in Hay River, discussions about tourism are among our favourites. We're not quite sure why that is, but we believe the opportunity to come up with ideas that...

Secret Santa to wrap up earlier this year in Hay River

Secret Santa, which once again is asking the community to help ensure that less-fortunate families have a happy Christmas, will be wrapping up earlier than usual this year. That means anyone planning to contribute to...

Vigil to mark 30 years since Montreal Massacre this Friday

It has been 30 years since a lone gunman walked into L’École Polytechnique de Montreal to kill 14 young women. The "Montreal Massacre," as it came to be known, shook the country. Linda Bussey, executive director...