GNWT answers Snowking claim

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The government department responsible for overseeing fire safety in the territory says no formal demands have been made of the Snowking Winter Festival, contrary to reports from earlier in the week. The festival launched a fundraising campaign last week while issuing a news release stating around $6,000 was needed to cover “costly” measures imposed by NWT fire marshal Chucker Dewar. Kevin Brezinski, director of public safety for the territorial government’s...
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