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Indigenous Games leaves lasting impact on all who participated

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


On the field, court, pitch or pool, there was no shortage of athletic triumphs as competitors from 22 teams battled for medals in 14 sports at the North American Indigenous Games. But for many, the event was more about the spirit of competition than reaching the podium.

Hummingbird moths spotted in Yellowknife gardens

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EDT


The moths hover in the air like hummingbirds, rapidly flapping their wings as they move from flower to flower, feeding on the nectar — and they've been seen in Yellowknife.

Nunavut judge orders inmate who attacked two jail guards to see a psychiatrist

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:42:05 EDT


Despite multiple psychiatric assessments, an inmate at the Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit, has not been treated consistently for his mental illness.

Dusty, noisy days and nights for people in Yellowknife's Lakeshore Developments

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:24:19 EDT


Construction on Kam Lake Road means traffic that previously flowed along the industrial boulevard has now been routed through a small residential neighbourhood.

Yukon swim team makes big splash at 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:10:48 EDT


Yukon swimmers at the North American Indigenous Games have won a slew of medals. "I think it's just our team has a fighting spirit," says 16-year-old Cassis Lindsay who won two silver and two bronze Thursday.

Fire on Long Lake Road near Whitehorse extinguished quickly by fire department

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:36:47 EDT


Smoke was visible on the horizon in Whitehorse Friday morning.

North American Indigenous Games, in pictures

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:27:28 EDT


Photo highlights from the North American Indigenous Games, a week of competition and cultural events in the Toronto and Hamilton regions that wraps up July 23.

Canada child benefit not being collected by many Indigenous families

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Many Indigenous families on reserves and in the North have not been applying for the Canada child benefit because they are either unaware of the program or they are not filing their income taxes — a requirement for eligibility.

'We don't talk about it enough,' says Fort Resolution wellness worker after 2 suicide attempts

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:21:50 EDT


Two youth were medevaced out of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., within the last month after they tried to take their own lives, and Wilfred Simon believes there are more in need of help.

Nunavut boy uses Children's Wish to fly grandparents 3,400 km for a visit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Four-year-old Jake Amarualik, who is being treated for leukemia in Ottawa, made 'one of the most heartwarming wishes ever.'

The North at the Indigenous Games: Catch athletes from Nunavut, N.W.T., Yukon in action

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:46:06 EDT


Team N.W.T. won 19 medals and Team Yukon snagged 14 so far at the North American Indigenous Games.

Hammock used by autistic child stolen in Yellowknife, but community response restores faith

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:18:33 EDT


'It was really just quite sad and devastating,' says Gracie Cameron who had her family's hammock stolen from the backyard.

Food for thought: Northerners asked to inform national food policy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:56:25 EDT


A northern policy group wants Yukoners' voices to be loud and clear as the federal government consults on food policy.

Father of Yellowknife teen at centre of coroner's report offers support for parents navigating health system

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The father of a young teen who died from self-inflicted injuries is warning parents that the Northwest Territories’ health system may not be providing adequate care to young adults with mental illness.

Mining properties in Yukon's White Gold district changing hands

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT


Taku Gold Corporation purchased four Yukon properties from Golden Predator Mining Corporation this week near Dawson City.

It's gold on the green for Yellowknife's Deanne Whenham at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:13:00 EDT


Yellowknife’s Deanne Whenham has won golfing gold at the 2107 North American Indigenous Games.

Nunavut inmate who attacked 2 prison guards with breakfast tray, hot jug of tea, pleads guilty

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:18:34 EDT


A Nunavut inmate who violently attacked two prison guards with items on a breakfast cart pleaded guilty Wednesday.

3 rescued after 2 float plane crashes near Lutselk'e, N.W.T.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:52:51 EDT


Yellowknife RCMP brought two pilots and one passenger home safe after responding to calls about two downed float planes on the same day.

Toy gun arrest prompts warning about fake firearms from Iqaluit RCMP

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:47:36 EDT


RCMP say charges are being considered after they responded to calls about a masked gunman, who turned out to be carrying a realistic replica of a rifle.

Together since Grade 6: Team N.W.T.'s '3 amigos' to play last volleyball games at Indigenous Games

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:28:31 EDT


They've stuck together since Grade 6; now their time competing together is coming to a close after NAIG.