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Parents, school board call on N.W.T. gov't to foot total junior kindergarten bill

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:39:28 EST

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Parents and the Yellowknife Catholic board are calling on the N.W.T. government to fully fund the territory's junior kindergarten program — or else the board will have to cut other areas of programming for students from kindergarten to Grade 12, they say.




Yukon schools to introduce new curriculum this fall

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:36:50 EST

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Education officials say they're ready to roll out a new curriculum in Yukon schools this fall, with fewer exams and a stronger emphasis on the territory's First Nations culture and heritage.




E-prescribing could help cut down on pharmacist errors: association

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

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The head of the Canadian Pharmacist Association says pharmacists need better support but also need to be more accountable.




Sailivik Society president hopes for 2018 opening for Iqaluit elders' facility

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The Sailivik Society says it's making progress on its new long-term care facility for elders in Iqaluit, despite the discovery of a sewer line running through the proposed building site.




RCMP seek help to find missing Whitehorse man

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:13:13 EST

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Police say the family of Donald Richardson, last seen early Monday morning, is concerned for his wellbeing.




Nunavut communities rally after Bombardier crashes through ice, leaving 3 presumed dead

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:09:22 EST

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Communities across Nunavut are rallying to support the families of three men believed to have died after falling through the ice near Whale Cove.




N.W.T. teachers to experiment with less class time, more prep time

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:58:59 EST

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The N.W.T. Teachers' Association, the Tlicho Community Services Agency and the territorial government are launching a three-year pilot program to reduce class hours by up to 100 hours per year.




'I'm not intimidated. At all': N.W.T's U21 Men's Jr. Curling team believed to be youngest ever

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EST

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N.W.T.'s team for Canada’s U21 Men's Jr. Curling Championships are 'widely believed to be' the youngest team to ever compete at this level, according to Curling Canada.




No injuries after Greyhound bus accident on Alaska Highway

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:41:34 EST

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RCMP say the bus hit a parked backhoe near Rancheria, Yukon, then hit an oncoming truck. Bus service between Whitehorse and Fort Nelson, B.C. is expected to resume Tuesday.




9-year-old N.W.T. artist follows father's footsteps, one brush stroke at a time

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:46:04 EST

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Joshua Wedzin has watched his father, well-known Tlicho artist James Wedzin, paint the northern landscape. Now the youngster is creating — and selling — his own works of art.




Aklavik plans to hold community forum in response to rise in N.W.T. overdoses

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:20:53 EST

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Hamlet council members in Aklavik, N.W.T., are concerned about the rise in opioid overdoses in Yellowknife and Whitehorse, and talked about how to the raise the issue in the community at a meeting last week.




Yukon's Knute Johnsgaard wins world cup bronze, qualifies for Olympics

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:50:31 EST

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Yukon's Knute Johnsgaard won a world cup bronze medal as part of Canada's men's cross-country ski team on Sunday — qualifying him to race in the next Winter Olympics.




Mamisarvik Inuit addictions treatment centre reopens

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:38:17 EST

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After several months of closure, the Mamisarvik Healing Centre in Ottawa has reopened and is taking clients through a referral system, officials with Nunavut’s health department say.




N.W.T. pharmacist gave man medication 10 times the correct dosage

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:05 EST

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A Lutselk'e, N.W.T., man says he's lucky to be alive after a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist in Yellowknife gave him medication that was 10 times the dose he was prescribed, causing side effects.




Raven rips up parking ticket in Yellowknife

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

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A woman who took a video of a raven plucking a parking ticket off the windshield of a car in downtown Yellowknife says she saw "the little monster" shred it. It’s unclear if the raven was disputing the ticket or just hungry.