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Agnico Eagle eyes hovercraft to look for gold in Nunavut

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:15:18 EST

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A mining company is looking to ship two hovercraft to Nunavut this summer to make it easier to search for gold year-round on the tundra.




Price to rent some government-owned land in N.W.T. could go up by 40%

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:15:38 EST

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Lands Minister Louis Sebert says his department wants to increase the minimum rental fee for Commissioner’s land and territorial land leases to $840, up 40 per cent from the current minimum of $600.




Aurora College board member was asked to quit after criticizing teacher education cut

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

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The college says Lynn Napier-Buckley was in a conflict of interest, while she says her stance made her a black sheep.




'Good fences make good neighbours': N.W.T. justice minister gives update on Yellowknife jail upgrades

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST

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When asked about planned security upgrades at the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife, Minister Louis Sebert quoted poet Robert Frost: 'Good fences make good neighbours.'




Homemade rhubarb vinegar and sunflower-seed soup? Yukon food experiments you have to try

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:00:00 EST

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Rhubarb vinegar fails to sunflower-seed soup successes — Yukon foodie and cookbook author shares local recipes to try.




Ice collapses on part of unofficial ice road to West Dawson City, Yukon

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:00:18 EST

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A break occurred Saturday in the unofficial ice road crossing the Yukon River to West Dawson City.




Black History Month: How a Yukon miner's parents fled the KKK

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST

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Peter Risby, who died in 2011, was a respected Yukon miner and prospector. His family history was rich in drama - his dad was black, his mom was white, and not everybody in 1920s Kansas approved.




Your North: Best reader photos for week of Feb. 20

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:00:27 EST

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An airport proposal, a feisty lynx and a micro-masterpiece headline your best photos of the week sent to us from across Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik.




Finance Canada hiring pollsters to gauge Canadians' gut reactions to budget

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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When Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his next televised budget speech, carefully selected people from across the country will be registering their approval or disapproval of each measure he announces in real time.




Canadian North's owner says airline is now free of NTCL debt

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:45:27 EST

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The owner of Canadian North says the Northern airline is now free of any debt amassed by its former sister company - and the now-dissolved - Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL).




'Luckiest 2 guys in the Arctic' rescued by military plane training for search and rescue

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:59:19 EST

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A Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter crew out for some search-and-rescue training accidentally found, and rescued, two Nunavut hunters.




10 years later: The lasting legacy of the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EST

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The 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse marked the first time the Games were held north of 60; the first time, too, that every province and territory went home with a medal.




N.W.T.'s Foxfire diamond glows brightly on international stage

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:13:29 EST

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The Diavik diamond mine's 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.




Another haul truck rolls off highway near Yellowknife

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:10:07 EST

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It's the third incident this week involving a haul truck in the Yellowknife area.




Iqaluit man sentenced to 2 and a half years for role in shack fire assault

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:34:00 EST

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Peter Sharky was sentenced Friday morning at the Nunavut Court of Justice after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.