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Shining bright

It’s a bit of irony that hundreds of people turned out Nov. 4 for Jill Taylor’s service, as those who knew her best agreed that she would never have wanted that much attention.  “I think...

Premier has his ‘isms’ mixed up

Premier Bob McLeod has to come up with a better word. Last week, the premier called for a national debate on the NWT's future, and blasted the federal government for "colonialism" towards Northerners. Hmmm, colonialism? That's an...

Performers needed for Christmas concert

NWT Centennial Library is looking for performers for its annual Christmas concert. The concert, which is for an adult audience, will be held on Dec. 9.

Communications plan for town and authority

A formal communications plan has been established to keep the Town of Hay River up to date on the activities of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Improved communications was discussed when a...

Hay River healthy authority struggling to attract nurses

It's apparently getting more challenging to attract nurses to town. That is the opinion of Leanne Clouthier, a human resources officer with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. Speaking on Nov. 1 at a...

ITI hosts trade show on resources, energy

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is presenting a resources and energy development information trade show at the Legion boardroom on Nov. 9, starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. It will...

KFN members to vote on offer on Treaty 8 promise

Members of K'atlodeeche First Nation will be voting later this month on whether to ratify an agreement with the federal government over agricultural benefits in Treaty 8. The Crown's agricultural commitments in Treaty 8 are...

Late Pat Bobinski inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame

The late Pat Bobinski of Hay River has been inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame. Bobinski, who died in July, was honoured as a builder in the sport of biathlon. Paul Green represented Bobinski...

Banner days for downtown

The first of 72 new banners was raised on a downtown utility pole on Nov. 3. By the middle of this week, all of the banners are expected to be hanging with most displaying images...

New rules for wildlife tourism

An industry association for cruise operators has created a set of guidelines for tourists to help keep them and the animals safe in their interactions. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators released the...

The pen is mightier than the government

It takes a lot to get me down, but lately, this damn isolation has been getting me mad, especially in my writing. I only use a special pen, a Sarasa. It is the best...

Public ceremony for highway opening

A ceremony will be taking place for the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway opening Nov. 15. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the end of Muskrat Road, where the highway begins. From there, a reception will be...

More constables sought

The RCMP is looking for more constables in Hay River. The request for the required additional funding from the GNWT for such positions is with the government and will be considered in the upcoming budgetary...

The North gets new champion

Premier Bob McLeod and his government get taken to task quite often in this space. And generally for good reason. Pickings are lean for anyone to find much of substance with the political talent, or...

Northern woman pioneers research

While studying at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Kalina Newmark was tasked with her final assignment in a social linguistics course, to study a non-English language—and she took a risk in choosing an English...

Gone but not forgotten

Dear editor: A small group of us showed up on Suicide Prevention Awareness Day in Fort McPherson Sept. 29. We started walking from John Tetlichi Building, then through Gwich’in, Tetlichi, Andrew Kunnizzi and William...

New rules for wildlife tourism

An industry association for cruise operators has created a set of guidelines for tourists to help keep them and the animals safe in their interactions. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators released the...

Cross-country results now official

It took a while to get the numbers together, but everything is official when it comes to the NWT Cross-Country Championships. The event was held in Fort Providence in early October and Yellowknife's William McDonald...

More fed road cash on horizon, says MP

Twenty-one road and bridge projects across the territory are just the lead-up to some major investments coming down the pipe, says Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod. Several small highway and bridge improvement projects, as well...

Never too old to skate

A mini-skating-daycare service will result in either learning how to stop or a broken leg by Christmas. After overhearing a cousin telling her daughter she wasn’t available to take her skating, Ruth Wright has begun...

Allen Services pleads guilty in Vinnicombe case

Allen Services & Contracting Limited pleaded guilty to not properly supervising a work site, one of nine charges the company and supervisor Brian McCarthy faced under the NWT Safety Act. The plea took place in...

Inuvik’s smallest faith group

Dozens of chairs were set up but only a handful of people attended a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Bahá'í faith, marked by the birth of its figurehead, Bahá'u'lláh. “Thirty years ago, there were...

Adults should model proper behaviour

We all talk about anti-bullying, but the orange t-shirts and nice slogans don’t mean much if our actions don’t line up with our words. Followers of the Inuvik Facebook pages will often see members of...

Turning hobbies into side hustles

Growing up in Tuktoyaktuk, Debbie Boudreau remembers that the Northern art scene wasn’t as big back then. “There is definitely an increase with the internet (and) Facebook,” said Boudreau, who is now the Beaufort Delta’s...

Cultural workshops fill fast

A series of free cultural workshops filled almost immediately after nearly being cancelled. “I emailed my funding people and said I’m going to have to give the money back, I can’t do it,” said Lise...

The best land claim there is

Duane Smith remembers that he was either just finishing college or starting to pay it off on the oil rigs when the Inuvialuit Final Agreement was signed June 5, 1984. “That’s how I paid my...

Hay River company behind on modular home project for GNWT

A Hay River company is having difficulty fulfilling a contract for modular homes with the GNWT. The issue came up in the territorial legislature on Oct. 19 with questions to Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible...

Summit to focus on concept of physical literacy

A conference on physical literacy is being held in Hay River next week that will bring together representatives of communities in the Mackenzie Recreation Association. The meeting – called the NWT Physical Literacy Champion Summit...

Videogame promoting clean environment scrutinized

An electronic Indigenous bird that prevents oil pipelines from causing havoc on the environment is being labelled an act of eco-terrorism. Thunderbird Strike is a video game developed by Elizabeth Lapensee, an Indigenous artist from...

Report tabled on legalizing cannabis

Justice Minister Louis Sebert announced on Oct. 24 that the Cannabis Legalization in the Northwest Territories What We Heard Report has been tabled in the territorial legislature and is now available to the public....