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German activists team up with Gwich'in youth to paddle Peel watershed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:00 EDT

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A group of 11 German activists and six local members of the Gwich'in First Nation recently returned from a trip up the Snake River on the Peel watershed, in an attempt to raise awareness of the watershed in advance of a pending Supreme Court decision.




'Tony was very instrumental in my healing journey': Friends remember Tony Callihoo, healer, sundancer

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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People across borders are remembering Tony Callihoo, a respected healer and Sundancer who was raised on the Blood Reserve in Alberta and has family in Hay River, N.W.T.




Southern sponsors help Northern families celebrate by sending birthday boxes across Canada

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:08:00 EDT

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The Facebook group is called the Northern Birthday Box Project. The groups goal is to connect a sponsor from southern Canada to a family in the North who's in need, and help a child have a birthday party.




How art and spirituality are defining the 'water protectors'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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Lenard Monkman, one of two recipients of the 2017 CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, reports from the Great Water Gathering that took place in Manitoba's Whiteshell region in July.




Architect with career in Nunavut gets honorary degree from OCAD university

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Harriet Burdett-Moulton designed more than 200 buildings in Nunavut during her career as architect and now she is being recognized for her work.




How to make a pinhole camera to watch the solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:17:32 EDT

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You don't need fancy glasses or expensive equipment to watch the solar eclipse. With a few, everyday household items, you can make a pinhole camera and watch it safely that way.




Has Yellowknife become 'a harder place to live?' 2 crime victims think so

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Shiloh Frost was walking home late last Friday night in the Northlands trailer park when he was punched in the face without warning.




Learning how to sail: it's a breeze say young Yukoners

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:13 EDT

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A few Yukoners got to learn the basics of sailing this weekend as a mobile course visited Whitehorse. The territory doesn't yet have a certified sailing instructor but at least one Yukoner is hoping to become one.




Lloyd Thrasher sentenced to 11 months for threatening RCMP officer, breaking and entering

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:29:15 EDT

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Thrasher has a lengthy criminal record, including a conviction for stabbing a woman’s pet pug to death in 2011.




'We will help you,' sister pleads to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, man on the run since June

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:33:37 EDT

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David Mikkigak was charged with offences including assault and forcible confinement in June. After he allegedly fired a high-powered rifle at boaters on Monday, he has also been charged with firearms-related offences.




City of Yellowknife will move fast to remove symbols of hate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:02:23 EDT

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'It's really important that we take a stand on this because there is this level of hatred in the world which, frankly, in Yellowknife does not reflect who we are as a community,' says Sheila Bassi-Kellett.




'Wash 'em, bag 'em, drop 'em off': Whitehorse firefighters launch clothing recycling program

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:03:46 EDT

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After local free stores and a thrift store were overwhelmed with used clothing, there's a new program in the city that accepts donated clothing.




N.W.T. gov't steps in to cover expenses for double lung transplant

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:15:16 EDT

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It took 10 years for Hay River’s Dawn Loutit to get her name on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant; two weeks ago she learned she was eligible for the operation, but couldn’t afford to go.




Feds, Inuit sign unprecedented working arrangement to negotiate Lancaster Sound benefits deal

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:30:00 EDT

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'It allows us to be able to work with the different departments that have different programs,' says P.J. Akeeagok, president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.




'The boss' in Yellowknife 'dial-a-dope' drug operation reaches plea deal with Crown

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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A Yellowknife man who ran a drug-selling operation in the Northwest Territories and Calgary has pleaded guilty to two related charges, including possessing and conspiring to traffic cocaine.




Victoria Gold to mark start of mine construction with ceremony today

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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Company president John McConnell says the amount of ore and waste rock moved every day will dwarf any other open pit mine in Yukon's history, including the Faro lead-zinc mine.




After slow start to its visit, MMIWG hears from families in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The staff of the national inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is leaving Rankin Inlet Friday, until December 11, when they’ll return for the public hearing.




YESAB recommends Kluane wind project approval, despite concerns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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The Kluane First Nation is proposing three 50-metre tall wind turbines near Kluane Lake. The site is in 'a major migration corridor for migratory birds' says the Canadian Wildlife Service. Despite these concerns, Yukon's environmental screening agency says the project should go ahead.




Judge rejects request to dismiss 18-year-old, $25 million N.W.T. government lawsuit

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:01:00 EDT

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FSC engineers and architects had asked the court to dismiss a government lawsuit against it saying it’s taken too long to come to trial, but a judge rejected the request saying FSC only has itself to blame for the delay.




The Breathing Hole, Reneltta Arluk's directorial debut at Stratford, opens tonight

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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'Oh my God, I'm so nervous,' says Reneltta Arluk, the first Inuit director to take the reins at the famed theatre festival in Stratford, Ont.