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Town deals with problems in Wright Crescent project

The Town of Hay River has faced a number of problems in the water and sewer line replacement project on Wright Crescent. In an update at its Oct. 24 meeting, council received a report on...

Friendship centre sets date for AGM

The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Nov. 18, beginning at noon. The agenda includes the election of board members, along with a review of an annual audit and discussion...

Close encounter of the wolf kind

A Hay River man recently had a close encounter with a pack of wolves that left him shaken for days. Junior Barnes ran into five wolves while hunting for prairie chickens on Oct. 13 just...

Camsell library gets big support

Harry Camsell School garnered $6,100 in credits – the equivalent of about 610 books for its library – in Indigo's Adopt a School program. The fundraising campaign began Sept. 16 and ended Oct. 8 to...

Ski club gets new president

Kathleen Groenewegen is the new president of the Hay River Ski Club. She was chosen to lead the organization at its annual general meeting on Oct. 19. "I feel that the Hay River Nordic Centre is...

Fort Res woman killed in Northern Alberta car crash

A Fort Resolution woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal car crash north of High Level, Alberta on Oct. 20. High Level RCMP stated in an e-mail that 85-year-old Violet Beaulieu was...

Changes afoot at Housing Corp

A slate of new housing programming means social housing tenants may soon have the option to purchase their homes, and homeowners across the NWT will have access to forgivable loans for new fuel tanks,...

Northern Youth Abroad

Friends, it’s good to know the GNWT is doing what it can to ensure our Youth have ways of relating to the outside world. The Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) program, for instance, is specifically...

Wake up and make use of money

Norman Wells is in the news a lot lately. Everything is running fine. Personalities in the town council must be the problem; we still have the best town in the most beautiful spot in...

Review to begin on MLA compensation

Three members have been appointed to an independent commission to review MLAs' compensation and benefits. Norman Yakeleya of Tulita was appointed chair of the commission, while John Hazenberg and Donna Allen, both of Yellowknife, have...

Two statutory officers appointed

The NWT legislative assembly has confirmed appointments for two commissioner roles. According to a news release, David Phillip Jones will again serve as conflict of interest commissioner and Elizabeth Joy Noonan, a mediator and arbitrator...

Stories behind dark names

Some might hesitate to swim in Man Drowned Himself Lake, close to 60 kilometres north of Deline, or walk along Old Lady’s Ghost Creek across from Wrigley’s new town at midnight in October when...

No alliance with Metis Allliance

The president of the North Slave Metis Alliance was grinning ear to ear outside the Yellowknife courthouse. Holding a court decision, Bill Enge said, “This is a huge win for the members of the North...

Economy before everything

Few Northerners are more celebrated than Fred Carmichael, a member of the Order of Canada, former Gwich’in Tribal Council president, the first Indigenous person from Canada’s Arctic with a pilot’s license and recent inductee...

Slow and steady in the NWT

Canada's national aboriginal population has grown by 42.5 per cent since 2006 while the NWT's own growth has been just 1.7 per cent over the same period, according to new results from the 2016...

Pilot recreation program off and running

By the end of May 2018, 25 people from around the North will have done something pretty amazing in recreation training. Recreation North, a joint effort between the recreation and parks associations of the three...

International Kimberlite Conference coming

Yellowknife will host the 12th International Kimberlite Conference in 2021, according to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. The bid was a collaboration between the GNWT, the city of Yellowknife and NWT Tourism,...

Newcomers take to squash

Corinne Cormier hit her first squash ball on Wednesday and was playing in the local tournament that weekend. “It’s actually really great,” she remarked after winning a close 3-2 match. “I think I’m falling in...

Council pleads to keep accused dealer jailed

Town council wants an accused drug dealer kept behind bars until his trial. Talal Khatib, 65, was on bail for trafficking charges laid in January when RCMP raided a residence Oct. 20, seized drugs and...

Fred Carmichael inducted into Order of NWT

Fred Carmichael is a decorated citizen already, inducted into the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals and holding an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University...

Gwich’in say fight far from over

The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution by a vote of 51 to 49 Oct. 20, putting the calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd situated within the coastal plain of the Arctic National...

Slow economy still holds some opportunity

Melissa Bonnetplume had been more than a year out of work when she came by the Inuvik job fair Wednesday, Oct. 18. “It’s been hard looking for jobs that we want,” she said. “It is...

Cooking up a trip

Eight years after he attended the Dreamcatchers Aboriginal Youth Conference, Michael Ciboci was busy finishing some Chinese takeout to help fundraise for a new crop of youth to head to this year’s event. “Now I’m...

Home burns to ground after firefighters leave scene

Inuvik Fire Chief Jim Sawkins is taking full responsibility for making the call to leave the scene of a fire when it was thought to be out, only to have it reignite in the...

Bra Art a surprise hit

A new, unique and, as it turns out, very popular art project at the Hay River Regional Health Centre is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Rhonda Kauhausen, co-ordinator for the health centre's breast...

Review to begin on MLA compensation

Three members have been appointed to an independent commission to review MLAs' compensation and benefits. Norman Yakeleya of Tulita was appointed chair of the commission, while John Hazenberg and Donna Allen, both of Yellowknife, have...

Highrise owner fined $10,000

The company that owns the Mackenzie Place highrise apartment building has been fined $10,000 for failing to fully comply with an order from the Office of the Fire Marshal. The failure involved not repairing deficient...

GNWT to build fish plant in Hay River

The GNWT has decided to proceed with building a new fish plant in Hay River. Speaking in the territorial legislature on Oct. 20, Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann noted that there is $1.4 million in the...

NWT Fishermen’s Federation to meet

The annual fall meeting of the NWT Fishermen's Federation will take place on Nov. 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hay River Metis Government Council. Topics to be discussed include bylaw changes for the...

Lighting on old highway crosswalk to be updated

The Department of Infrastructure plans to upgrade the lights of the crosswalk on the Mackenzie Highway near The Rooster convenience store. In the territorial legislature on Oct. 19, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson pointed...