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Federal gov't removes poster after online backlash for Indigenous stereotypes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:35:52 EST

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The poster showed three people, including a woman who some say resembles Disney's Pocahontas. Others say the background resembles previous posters about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.




N.W.T. biathlete Brendan Green to compete in Winter Olympics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:06:28 EST

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The Canadian Olympic Committee and Biathlon Canada selected 10 athletes to compete in South Korea, including Hay River's Brendan Green.




Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:02 EST

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The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients.




Woman given 'unfit sentence' because she's a pot smoker, Yukon judge rules

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:12:18 EST

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Lena Josie's original sentencing judge denied her a conditional discharge on an assault conviction, because she admitted to using marijuana daily. A Supreme Court judge has decided that was unfair.




Yellowknife council may take closer look into workplace harassment allegations against Doug Gillard

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:47 EST

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Another former bylaw officer with the City of Yellowknife says he also witnessed inappropriate behaviour by Doug Gillard, the manager of the municipal enforcement division.




Hired hitman sentenced to 3 years for offering to put 'snitch' in a coma

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:50:29 EST

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Ryley Moore was arrested as part of Yellowknife RCMP’s Green Manalishi investigation, which targeted high level drug dealers. Officers intercepted and monitored Moore’s telephone calls and text messages with convicted kingpin Todd Dube.




Former Nunavut politician Jack Anawak gets jail time for impaired driving

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST

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Sentenced for his second impaired driving offence, Jack Anawak will serve 30 days in jail, the minimum amount of time permitted by the Criminal Code.




Wild fur prices on the rebound after 2 year slump, says seller

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST

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Fur Harvesters Inc. expects the value of some northern furs to increase this year.




Plans for a proposed gravel quarry turn to rubble at Whitehorse council meeting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:01:10 EST

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Whitehorse rejected a proposal to develop a gravel quarry near the junction of the Alaska Highway and Robert Service Way. Local First Nations did not approve of the quarry being brought to that location.




Alaska lawmakers go back to work amid sexual misconduct fallout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:43:58 EST

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The Alaska Legislature opens a new session Tuesday amid lingering fallout from the resignation of a House member accused of inappropriate behaviour toward female aides.




Yellowknife stone-carving studio to offer public workshops

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST

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Three well-known northern stone carvers are promoting the historical and cultural significance of their craft with public workshops geared toward tourists.




Whitehorse daycare shuts down on 'extremely short notice'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:29:25 EST

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Parents heard on Friday that the Cheeky Monkeys daycare was closing. 'They told me that effective immediately, the daycare was closing and we no longer had childcare.'




Whitehorse affordable housing units flooded after pipe bursts

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:50:30 EST

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Tenants from four units in a Riverdale affordable housing complex for single-parent families have been temporarily displaced while the Yukon Housing Corporation deals with the damage.




Yukon Cares ups efforts to bring more Syrian refugees to territory

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:47:05 EST

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Three refugee families came to Yukon in the last couple of years, and all have since moved south. That hasn't deterred the enthusiasm for bringing more, says the president of Yukon Cares.




Feds commit to foot the bill to bring waste heat to Iqaluit pool

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:47:24 EST

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The federal government has agreed to cover the entire cost of extending a district heating system to include Iqaluit's aquatic centre, though it's unclear how much the contribution will be, or how much the city will save in heating costs.




Yellowknife RCMP thank public for help in locating missing woman

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:52:11 EST

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Yellowknife RCMP thank the public for their help in locating a woman reported missing on Jan. 14.




Dolls were the 'little friends' that helped this artist through residential school

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:30:17 EST

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For seven-year-old Helen Iguptak, making her dolls was a meaningful way to reclaim her proud Inuk identity while adrift in a powerful sea of whitewashing.




Buildings damaged in Paulatuk after windstorm knocks out power

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:43:43 EST

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Power crews were having trouble getting to Paulatuk, N.W.T., where residents have been without electricity since Sunday.




St. Anne's residential school survivors want mediation, say Ottawa keeps fighting claims

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:24:04 EST

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Survivors from an Indian residential school that used a homemade electric chair for punishment want the federal government to enter into mediation to settle their claims.




Yukon's Dylan Cozens one of the WHL's top rookies after hat trick

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:47:11 EST

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Cozens' big night Saturday helped earn him a Western Hockey League player of week award on Monday, after he recorded nine points over three games last week, including a hat trick.