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‘Every bit counts’ as NWT firefighters head to Australia

Spencer Porter was waiting in Vancouver to board an 11 p.m. red-eye flight bound for Australia to help in the battle against that country's largest wildfire on record.  Porter is one of four NWT firefighters...

EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents vent at child services ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

NWT to send firefighters to Australia

Four NWT firefighting staff will be bound for Australia on Thursday and Friday from Vancouver. While they are firefighters, they won't be on the front lines. The four will instead be assisting with overhead management...

Researcher explores history of canoeing

With her new book, Jess Dunkin aims to complicate canoeing. In Canoe and Canvas: Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association,1880-1910, she tells the history of an organization that had a large impact...

‘We’ll pursue every lead to find Sladjana:’ Few clues in search for missing Yk...

Police in Yellowknife are continuing to investigate the disappearance of 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic, last seen on Boxing Day. Ground Search and Rescue members ended a five-day probe of the downtown area today, but the missing...

More frequent fires weakening forests: study

Shorter breaks between fires could be changing the landscape in some of NWT’s forests, say Natural Resources Canada researchers. That means a longer forest fire season – coupled with more hot, dry and windy days...

Evictions continue to climb, contributing to homelessness

Eviction orders have climbed steadily over the last decade according to the Rental Officer’s annual report tabled in the Legislative Assembly Dec. 10. There were 217 eviction orders in the report’s time frame of April...

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Cold snap expected to oust warmer temps across NWT

A warm spell felt across the territory is set to come to an abrupt end, with temperatures expected to plunge in the coming days and into next week. Environment Canada’s seven-day forecast projects colder temperatures...

‘We love you Sladjana:’ Friends, MLA, make public appeal in search for missing woman

Friends of Sladjana Petrovic, last seen in the downtown area on Boxing Day, joined Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green at a news conference Friday, where they made a public appeal in the hopes of...

What to do on New Year’s Eve across the NWT

No one does New Year's Eve quite like the North. So, whether it's live entertainment, watching a spectacular fireworks show in a spectacular setting or enjoying traditional games 'til the sun comes up, let this...

News/North Dec. 23 edition digital download

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New phone tech can help screen scammers

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking telecom providers to adopt technology that screens suspicious calls. "What we announced today is a protocol called SHAKEN/STIR. It's already coming into force in the U.S....
Fort Mcpherson, 2007. photo courtesy MACA

Fort McPherson to get $5M community hall

The hamlet of Fort McPherson plans to build a $5 million community hall. A request for proposals has been issued for the project and the hamlet hopes construction can begin in May of 2020, said...

Changing Arctic weather monitored at ‘supersites’

The Arctic will experience some of the more dramatic weather changes in Canada in coming years, according to new meteorological research on the North. On the occasion of Arctic Science Month, NNSL Media spoke with...

Lutsel K’e to build new $11.3M diesel power plant

The North Slave community of Lutsel K'e plans to build a new diesel generation power plant. The community has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the $11.3-million project that will have a capacity of...

MP McLeod bypassed by Trudeau for parliamentary secretary position

Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, has been advocating for greater Northern representation in federal cabinet and the halls of power in Ottawa. Once again, though, he was overlooked. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Beware phone fraudsters posing as police, tax officials

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...

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...

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...

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...

NWT needs another log on the fire to keep people warm

Industry is like fire. It can keep you and your family warm. If industry gets out of control, it can burn your house down. Giant Mine is an eternal example of that. At the Geoscience...

Recent hacks highlight gaps in GNWT cyber security

Correction: This story has been updated. The outage of Nov. 29 was not caused by a cyber-attack, as the original version reported, but by a hardware failure, according to GNWT spokesperson Todd Sasaki. News/North...

EXCLUSIVE: De Beers hints at longer life for Gahcho Kue

A manager with De Beers Canada dropped an enticing clue at the close of two days of hearings before the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board this week. He was there to address concerns with...

Editorial: North frozen out of Trudeau’s cabinet

The issue: Justin Trudeau's cabinet We say: North's exclusion is beyond reason Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a made-for-meme moment in 2015 when he mic-dropped his response to a question about why he thought having an...

The North shut out of cabinet, again

If you ever had any doubt where the North stood in the big picture of Canadian politics, you should have an answer now. And that answer – more like confirmation, really – is the North...

NWT’s first ombud will soon open office in Hay River

The Office of the Ombud will be opening its doors in Hay River in early December. "I'm expecting that it will be Dec. 9," said Colette Langlois, the NWT's first ombud. "It might be sooner,...

NWT has no time to waste on addictions

The costs associated with addictions in the Northwest Territories are staggering. Right off the bat this means policing and justice, and health care, but the impact extends to other parts of society that publicly funded...

News North Nov. 18 Edition

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