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Inuvik residents notice increase in abandoned harvests

Gordie Kasook was doing a patrol for work at the old armed forces base on Navy Road when he found a moose head, two racks of moose ribs and a moose backbone – someone's...

For those who want to rock

Years ago, thousands had gathered for a concert at what was then called Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton. The lights went way down creating an almost complete dark void in the arena. As thousands waited, the...

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping victim while on bail awaits sentencing

A Behchoko man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping victim in her early teens while out on bail for another sexual assault will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing Friday. Forty-two-year-old Peter John Lafferty,...

No need to panic over Jay suspension: MLAs

The owners of Ekati Diamond Mine have pushed pause on the Jay project, a large expansion of the mine that could have extended its life until 2034. Dominion Diamond Mines, which owns a controlling interest...

‘I felt so bullied:’ Woman alleges Primary Care staff ‘harassed’ her to delete video

An Indigenous woman who recorded an encounter between her elderly father and a Yellowknife Primary Care Centre technician says she faced discrimination and harassment when staff demanded she delete the video. Yellowknifer has agreed to...
Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson has once again raised concern in the Legislative Assembly about the excessive wait times for mental health counselling in Hay River. NNSL file photo

Mental health counselling wait times are ‘ridiculous,’ says MLA

Concerns over excessive wait times to see a mental health counsellor are falling on deaf ears, a Hay River MLA said in the Legislative Assembly. On Feb. 22, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson told...

Scottie Dogs victorious at Super Soccer

It was complete school sweep for NJ Macpherson Elementary school at the Grade 4 and 5 Super Soccer tournament. The youngest edition of the Super Soccer tournament saw 17 teams in the boys division...

NEIGHBOURLY NEWS: Fall fair coming up in Enterprise

Enterprise The Enterprise Fall Fair will take place this month. The annual fair, which includes various items on sale by vendors, is set to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the...

‘Where is Canada?’ territorial politicians ask amid international interest in Arctic

A number of territorial politicians have voiced concerns as the international race for the Arctic heats up. Canada made a competing claim to the North Pole against Russia and Denmark just weeks after Mike...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Hitler’s willing executioners

Friends, this book by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen painstakingly and thoroughly outlines 'ordinary Germans and the Holocaust', how everyday citizens in any country are used to further the ends of evil. The part of this historical...
The Alberta team at the recent Master Men's Canadian Fast Pitch Championship in Nova Scotia had a significant Hay River contingent – left to right, Jeff Boyce, Keith Pettipas and Norm Bassett. Photo courtesy of Norm Bassett.

Hay River ball players help out Alberta

When Alberta took to the field at a recent national fast pitch tournament, Hay River was well-represented on the team. The Hay River contingent at the masters' tournament – for players 40 years of age...

Premiers push Ottawa for lead on local climate change strategy

Premier Bob McLeod called for each province and territory's its own climate change strategy in a joint statement with the country's premiers Thursday. “Climate change is a global threat, with immediate and long-lasting, tangible impacts...

Records smashed in Hay River

Some people were made for the NWT Track and Field Championships, such as Haley Cassie of Norman Wells.The 13-year-old distance specialist, who burst onto the scene two years ago, continued her assault on the...

Inuvik youth take over the house

Three Inuvik youth took part in the 16th Youth Parliament May 17. Mataya Gillis attended, representing the Inuvik Boot Lake constituency and Alfred Moses. Libby Day MacLeod also attended from Inuvik to represent Frederick Blake...

October 2017 – NWT Year in Review

2017 wildfires seventh worst on record At more than one million hectares burned, 2017 was the territory's seventh worst year for forest fires since the NWT began keeping records in 1975, according to Environment Minister...

Correction

The YK Pop-up Park was a project by Ecology North and funded by City of Yellowknife and 13 other sponsors. Jessica Bruhn, whose photo appeared in a photo story in the last edition ("Snap,...

Youth send messages of hope to peers

If Jaylene Delorme-Buggins could tell her younger self something, she would say, “hold on, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel and there's hope for the future.” The 24-year-old member of...

Nihtat, native band will merge to form self-government

As the Inuvik Native Band stakes a larger presence in the community following its election earlier this year, and a newly finished building between Northmart and the Children First Centre, the organization also looks...
Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

Northwestel to bring high-speed Internet to Hay River

Hay River could soon have some of the best Internet service across Canada's three territories. Northwestel, one of the largest Internet providers in the North, is in the process of replacing ageing infrastructure with...

Barbs exchanged at rental board hearing

At a rental board hearing this week, the Yellowknife Housing Authority sought to claw back $42,000 in rent from a woman they say owned an Ontario home and was therefore ineligible for public housing. Over...

MLAs support more women in office

The legislative assembly passed a series of motions last week aimed at removing barriers that prevent women from running for office. The recommendations came from the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in...

Northern artist to be featured in international showcase

A local artist is getting a big break. Shawna Lampi-Legaree said was in shock when she first received word that her work had made it into the 2018 Richeson75 International Arts Competition. “I was slightly and...

FROM HANSARD: Pot pardons a federal issue: Sebert

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly March 13. MLA Tom Beaulieu, who represents Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh constituency, which includes Fort Resolution, Lutselk'e, Dettah, and Ndilo, is questioning Justice...

Town on defensive

The Town of Inuvik made a post earlier this week on its Facebook page backing up the Inuvik Fire Department. "As a result of recent public statements the Town of Inuvik would like to assure...

New national park heralded as ‘critical step’ to Lutsel K’e Denesoline’s way of life

It was decades in the making, but the massive Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve – roughly the same size as Great Slave Lake – is a dream come true for the Lutsel K'e Dene...

Housing Corp. cancels contracts with Hay River company after delays

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has cancelled contracts with a Hay River company to build modular homes for communities around the territory. The move came after Concept Energy Services Ltd. fell far behind on the...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: My fight against alcohol addiction – one year in

I am one year sober this month and I am proud of how far I've come and how much I have been able to accomplish since quitting drinking. For me, alcohol is a waste...

Exchange students explore Ontario

A dozen students from the Hay River Reserve returned home in late May from an exchange trip to Ontario with stories they will be telling for years. Among many other things, they went up the...

New Chase the Ace beginning on Friday

Chase the Ace will be returning this Friday. The beneficiary of this fundraiser? The Arctic Winter Games Host Society. "It's obviously a relief to finally have it secured," said Greg Rowe, president of the host...

Northern photography goes national with ‘Reconcilation’ photo

Thebacha/Fort Smith - For Fort Smith photographer Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon, the name he gave to a photo of tipis rising toward the sky with the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cathedral in the background says something important...