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Taekwondo national coach to workshop in Hay River, Fort Providence and Yellowknife

A head coach of Canada's national taekwondo team will visit Hay River on Sept. 5. Master Seungmin Rim will lead a workshop to introduce the tenets and techniques of taekwondo to everyone who would like...

$1.25M claim filed against GNWT following barge cancellation

A Nunavut-based construction company impacted by last year’s barge cancellation has filed a $1.25 million claim against the Northwest Territories Government and its transportation service, citing damages as a result of negligence on behalf...

Hay River RCMP constable awarded for contributions to education

An RCMP constable in Hay River has been recognized with an award for offering on-the-land camps for youth since 1995 and his other contributions to the educational system. Const. Steve Beck was presented with the...

Union president touches on teaching labour issues in final year

Fraser Oliver, Northwest Territories Teachers Association president will wrap up his leadership role next June on behalf of the NWT's largest teachers' union. Oliver represents 800 members in the territory based on the union's bylaws,...

Getting muddy for good cause in Hay River

Residents of Hay River have a new challenge to face, but this one will be a lot of fun and very muddy. The first-annual Color Me Muddy Mud Run is all set to go Sept....

Osisko Metals begins fall exploration at Pine Point

Osisko Metals has launched a fall exploration drilling program at Pine Point. As opposed to the drilling last year and into early 2019, the new drilling is aiming to grow the resource base rather than...

Housing corporation turns over six long-empty houses to KFN

The ownership of six houses on the Hay River Reserve has been transferred to K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) from the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. The official hand-over ceremony took place on Aug. 30. The houses, which...

Rocky Simpson to run in Hay River South

There will be a race in Hay River South in the upcoming territorial election. Rocky Simpson, a businessman and father of Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson, is going to challenge incumbent Wally Schumann. "My big...

Tlicho all-season road a high-profile P3 project

The $410 million Tlicho All Season Road – that will eventually stretch 97 kilometres from Behchoko to Whati – is a private-public partnership (P3) which means the Government of the Northwest Territories is partnering...

GNWT preps new teachers for life in the North

New friends and early childhood education professional contacts Shelane Stuart and Brittany Plustwa are among the many teachers set to begin a new school year throughout the territory next week. The two were among about...

Ottawa’s pay system still broken

It’s been a long wait for pay stability for Northern employees of the federal government but a replacement system is supposedly coming soon. New pay systems are being tested out by three vendors selected by...

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Willideh, Frostbite and Glen Abernethy’s old drum kit

One of the biggest lessons that students lucky enough to attend Kaw Tay Whee school in Dettah may learn is that the educational experience is not confined within its walls. “The students are connected to...

Why Bruce Valpy won’t be running for MLA

I would make a great premier of the NWT, cabinet minister, even an MLA. It’s a job that comes with respect, good pay, gold-plated pension, lots of travel and free food. You get to...

Three major power projects will receive federal funding

The Government of Canada is contributing $37.8 million to three large infrastructure projects across the territory. The Taltson Hydroelectric Facility will be receiving major renovations, For Simpson will be getting a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)...

Feds announce nearly $1.8 million for seniors program

In another funding announcement from the federal government, a program led by the NWT Seniors' Society is receiving $1,799,076 in funding over five years. The program, which is receiving funding through the federal New Horizons...

RCMP charge 62-year-old man with child pornography offences

A 62-year-old man has been charged with a pair of child pornography related offences following an NWT RCMP investigation. Mario Laplante, who had been residing in Whati, is charged with possessing and making available child...

Overdue travellers bound for Whati found safe 

A group of seven travellers en route to Whati from Behchoko have been located safe following an air search launched Tuesday. Five men and two women, who left Behchoko by boat on Monday, were reported...

Law firms hitting GNWT with health privacy lawsuit

After a decade of private health information breaches, three law firms are slapping the Government of the Northwest Territories with a lawsuit. The representative action, which is similar to a class action suit, follows the...

$1 million is a lot of money for Hay River

Once upon a time – May 24, 2011, to be exact – we learned that a million is a really big number. We owe that to the South Slave Divisional Education Council, which collected one...

BACK TO SCHOOL: Introducing land and place to new teachers

New friends and early childhood education professional contacts Shelane Stuart and Brittany Plustwa are among the many teachers set to begin a new school year throughout the territory next week. The two were among about...

SPORTS TALK: Floyd Daniels was a friend to softball and a friend to me

The glare. That was my first encounter with Floyd Daniels. It was at the 2008 NWT Men's Fastpitch Championship in Hay River. I had just been installed as the umpire-in-chief for NWT Softball the month prior...

Buffalo Joe McBryan receives high honour

Hay River's Joe McBryan is one of two people named as the 2019 inductees to the Order of the Northwest Territories. The order recognizes individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any...

World Religions Conference returning to Hay River

A Muslim organization will once again present a World Religions Conference in Hay River. It will be the fourth year that the Calgary branch of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada will stage the event either in...

Satdeo delays opening of Hay River highrise to early September

Harry Satdeo's prediction that his fire-damaged Mackenzie Place highrise would be re-opened for occupancy by the end of August has not come to pass. However, the owner of the 16-storey apartment building believes it will...

$1 million from feds to fight impaired driving

The federal government has provided $1.4 million to help pump the brakes on drug-impaired driving in the NWT. The funding will come over five years and support law enforcement training for drug recognition and increase...

NACC announces eclectic offering of four shows coming to Hay River

Four performances courtesy of the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre in Yellowknife will be coming to Hay River over the next months. The shows will be part of NACC's 2019-2020 season. Marie Coderre, the executive and...

Fastpitch legend Floyd Daniels passes away

Tributes flowed from many directions upon the passing of Floyd Daniels, a legendary fastball pitcher in the NWT, including many years in Hay River. Daniels passed away on Aug. 18 in Edmonton after a brief...

EDITORIAL: Future success requires educated Northerners

Education, really more than anything, is key to a successful future for NWT communities. Educated Northerners means northern communities can hire their own teachers, nurses and other government workers without having to drag some reluctant...

Don Jaque enters race for Thebacha

Former Northern Journal publisher Don Jaque is making another try for Thebacha, four years after finishing third in a three-candidate race. The Fort Smith resident announced his repeat run Saturday, stating on a Facebook post,...