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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:04:24 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:10:01 GMT


CN NT: Few Fans For Marijuana Legalization At Meeting

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Hub, 05 Oct 2017 - Judging by a Sept. 19 public meeting, it appears many people in Hay River are less than enthusiastic about the coming legislation of the recreational use of cannabis. "I just think that this whole initiative is regressive," said Jane Groenewegen, former Hay River South MLA and a former minister of Health and Social Services.

CN NT: Combating Drugs And Alcohol

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Northwest Territories News North, 29 Mar 2010 - In 2008, some students at a Hay River high school approached administration with concerns that drug and alcohol abuse had gotten out of control among their friends. One felt a couple of his friends had dropped out of school because of it.

CN NT: Drug Gear Not Welcome: Mayor

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Northwest Territories News North, 22 Mar 2010 - Hay River Ponders New Way To Halt Vendors Of Drug Paraphernalia HAY RIVER - The Town of Hay River is considering a new approach in its attempt to stop roadside vendors of drug-related paraphernalia from coming to the community. Originally, town council had wondered if there was some way to ban just those particular travelling salespeople from the town.

CN NT: Drugs Suspected In Teen's Hospitalization

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:00:00 GMT

Deh Cho Drum, 25 Feb 2010 - Drugs Suspected In Teen's Hospitalization Drugs Suspected In Teen's Hospitalization SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Drug use is suspected in the case of a thirteen-year-old Yellowknife girl found unresponsive in her home on Feb. 20.

CN NT: Hay River Looks To Ban Drug Trinkets

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:00:00 GMT

Northwest Territories News North, 15 Feb 2010 - HAY RIVER - The Town of Hay River is considering seeking a legal opinion on whether it can ban roadside vendors selling drug-related paraphernalia. Mayor Kelly Schofield suggested the town look into whether it can legally pass such a bylaw.

CN NT: Town Takes Aim At 'Immoral' Businesses With Bylaw Review

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 08:00:00 GMT

The Hub, 17 Feb 2010 - The Town Of Hay River Is Examining Whether It Can Lawfully Regulate What Can Be Sold Within The Town Limits. Hay River Mayor Kelly Schofield said the Town's lawyers were contacted earlier this month to examine the matter. The Town's current business license bylaw regulates the licensing of businesses in Hay River, but not the type of business or the merchandise sold by the business. Schofield said he is taking direct aim at vendors who sell knives, marijuana flags and pipes, and other drug paraphernalia. Schofield said he knows there are potential human rights issues with the plan.

CN NT: PUB LTE: Drug Sentences Too Harsh

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:00:00 GMT

Yellowknifer, 12 Feb 2010 - In the article "Judge cracks down on dope dealers" in the Jan. 27 issue of Yellowknifer, in sentencing two people convicted of trafficking in marijuana Judge Bernadette Schmaltz stated that she had to render a serious sentence that would discourage others from taking part in the drug trade. As common as this fallacious reasoning is, it becomes no more sensible today than it was during the time of alcohol prohibition in the 1920s or in Ottoman Turkey when coffee was prohibited. There has always been a ready supply of any consumer product that is made illegal by a government willing to give a moral judgement the force of law.

CN NT: Judge Cracks Down On Dope Dealers

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:00:00 GMT

Yellowknifer, 27 Jan 2010 - SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Two young men will spend several months in jail after unrelated convictions for possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking, which one lawyer says reflects a move toward longer drug sentences. "We're seeing the beginning of a trend on the part of the court to impose harsher sentences for trafficking-type offences, including marijuana," said defence lawyer Stephen Shabala, who represented one of the convicted men. "Harsh sentences will deter some people, but at the end of the day, we'll still have some individuals still willing to take the risk and engage in the trade."

CN NT: Thirteen Now Have The Facts To Fight Drugs

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 08:00:00 GMT

The Hub, 15 Dec 2009 - Thirteen Aboriginal students now have the tools to stand up against addictions, thanks to a successfully-completed DARE program at Chief Sunrise Education Centre. DARE, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a program used to educate school-aged children about the risks of drugs, alcohol, and other addictions. Taught by the RCMP, the program offers the facts about these vices and provides children with tools that will help them make educated choices when in the face of peer pressure.