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Tired of waiting on gov't, Indigenous groups sign their own agreement to protect Quebec caribou

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:21:22 EDT

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With caribou populations in Quebec in steep decline, seven Inuit and First Nations groups have signed a "historic" cooperative wildlife management plan to try to protect and preserve the two principal herds in the Ungava Peninsula, something they say is a Canadian first.




Yukon getting federal help to study opioid abuse

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:17:26 EDT

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A public health officer is being deployed to the territory, to help local officials get a handle on what's been called an 'opioid crisis'.




Mikisew Cree vote to accept $136M Treaty 8 settlement from federal gov't

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:35 EDT

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The Mikisew Cree First Nation have said yes to a $136 million agricultural benefits settlement, voting to ratify an agreement with the federal government under Treaty 8, which was originally signed over 100 years ago.




Justice minister 'can't tell you' how many sex abuse cases settled against former Yukon principal

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:16:36 EDT

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Yukon's justice minister responded to questions about a former principal and foster parent who was convicted of sexually assaulting children. The reporter who broke the story says he's been overwhelmed by the response so far.




Wiretapped audio gives raw glimpse into illegal drug trafficking in Yellowknife

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Listen to police wiretapped conversations from drug kingpin Todd Dube's phone.




'I don't understand it': Yukon kennel owner vows fight to keep her dogs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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Shelley Cuthbert is baffled by a recent court injunction that effectively shuts down her Tagish facility. 'These dogs are well cared for, and I proved that in court ... Why is the judge determined that I lose my whole business?'




Nunavut coroner investigating death of woman outside medical boarding home

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:25:29 EDT

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Nunavut's chief coroner is investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman in Iqaluit, who was found over the weekend.




Advanced polls for Nunavut's election are now open in half the territory's communities

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:43:59 EDT

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Advanced polls are now open in half of Nunavut's communities for the territorial election.




From target to mentor: N.W.T. woman educates Edmontonians after racist incidents

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:30:00 EDT

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Since Kyra Harris moved from the N.W.T. to Edmonton, the young Indigenous woman says she’s been targeted on social media, called a 'baby factory' online, and had a teepee carved into her car.




Indigenous woman's experience at Val-d'Or hospital recognized as discrimination by Quebec inquiry

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:44:03 EDT

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The treatment of a 39-year-old Indigenous woman recovering from a miscarriage at a Val-d'Or hospital has been recognized as a case of discrimination by the former judge presiding over the inquiry.




MLAs expected to vote on N.W.T. Justice Minister Louis Sebert's spot in cabinet

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Northwest Territories Justice Minister Louis Sebert’s status as a cabinet minister is the main issue as MLAs return to the Legislative Assembly Tuesday.




Adlair Aviation lost gov't medevac contract fair and square, Nunavut judge rules

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Justice Paul Bychok decided against Adlair Aviation in its civil suit alleging the Government of Nunavut improperly awarded an air ambulance contract in 2011 to one of Adlair’s competitors.




Founder of Dominion Diamond to join Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

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The founder of the company now known as Dominion Diamond is being inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.




Yukon chief seeks Trudeau's help to stop U.S. oil drilling in caribou habitat

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:23:24 EDT

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A 40-year battle over oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge in Alaska could become the latest political irritant in a growing list of disagreements between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.




Neighbours win court injunction against noisy Yukon kennel

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:42:16 EDT

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A judge has ruled that Shelley Cuthbert can now keep no more than two dogs on her Tagish property.




3 candidates vie to unseat incumbent Monica Ell-Kanayuk in Iqaluit-Manirajak

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:51:04 EDT

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In Iqaluit-Manirajak, three candidates are looking to unseat two-time incumbent and cabinet minister Monica Ell-Kanayuk.




Yukon nurse shortage compromises 'safe, competent and ethical care,' says nursing association

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:00:10 EDT

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'Sufficient numbers of nurses are required to provide safe, competent and ethical care,' says the Yukon Registered Nurses Association. The health ministry admits it's had trouble filling positions.




Foul play not suspected in death of Haines Junction man

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:17:42 EDT

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Yukon's coroner says the body of Darrell Richard Brown, 44, was found Sunday evening near the Dezadeash River. Relatives has reported him missing on Thursday.




Inmates at Yellowknife jail undertake 'unprecedented' letter-writing campaign pleading for more resources

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Inmates at the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife have mounted an “unprecedented” letter-writing campaign asking for more opportunities to improve themselves while in jail.




New information comes to light in RCMP investigation of Nunavut YWCA

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The RCMP in Nunavut says new information has come to light in its investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement among senior staff at YWCA Agvvik Nunavut.