arctic news

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George McLean
Garry McLean, the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit over abuses endured by students at Indian Day Schools, wants to make it easier for Northerners to file claims. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wayne Smith
The Yukon Theatre could re-open by Friday, the owner says. It was closed after safety inspectors found problems with emergency lighting and faulty exit signs. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Iqaluit's downtown
The City of Iqaluit is exploring the idea of a curfew for kids in the Nunavut capital, at the request of one of its councillors. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Alaska Moose Poached
An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined more than $100,000. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
New senators appointed for Yukon and NWT
After being vacant for over a year, the Yukon and Northwest Territories' Senate seats have been filled, as the Prime Minister's Office announced Margaret Dawn Anderson and Pat Duncan will sit in the upper chamber. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Derek Muir
A Canadian government scientist who has attracted attention for his research in Arctic contaminants was given a lifetime achievement award by a charitable foundation on Wednesday. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Alfred Moses, Tom Williams, Jim Martin, Franklin Carpenter
The N.W.T. Housing Corporation is hoping a new federal pot of $60 million will bring private investments in affordable housing to the territory. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Clayton Thomas
Clayton Thomas says requirement for bonding on a project under $1 million goes against decades long practice of making room for smaller and less established businesses. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yukon court
Lorenzo Gil Morales, a Spanish citizen, will be released into the custody of the Canadian Border Services Agency within the next few days. His lawyer told court she believes he will be deported 'very quickly.' [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whitehorse City Hall
The $81.3 million operating and maintenance budget for 2019 will see increases in residential taxes, solid waste, water and sewer rates, and even cemetery costs. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Twist and Shout restaurant and bar
The 50th Street building, formerly the home of the Twist and Shout restaurant and bar, recently went on the market for $950,000. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Cree territory
The Cree Nation Government has submitted a proposal for conservation under Quebec's Plan Nord development strategy. The proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilometres. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
cell phone emergency testing
Northern company will use the telecom giant's unused wireless spectrum in the North. Spectrum is radio waves, and what SSi has licensed connects mobile phones to cellphone towers. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Batshaw
At least three Quebec group homes and rehabilitation centres for youth have been accused of discouraging Indigenous children from speaking their languages, replicating a harmful practice of residential schools, according to sources. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife City Hall
City councillors have approved a tax increase of 1.44 per cent with Yellowknife's 2019 budget. [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Mida Donnessey
Donnessey died on Saturday at the age of 90. 'What's just amazing about Mida — Auntie Mida — is that she basically represents life, Kaska life, prior to contact.' [...]
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yukon court
The First Nation says its current financial transfer agreement with the federal government is outdated and inadequate, and that Ottawa has failed to negotiate a new agreement. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: CBC North
Aklavik housing complex
A new supportive housing complex in Aklavik is aiming to address homelessness in the N.W.T. community — not only by providing a roof for residents, but also addressing the root causes. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: CBC North
Susan Aningmiuq mural
A mural of Susan Aningmiuq has been displayed on the north side of the Navigator Inn since the summer of 2008, but now it needs a new home. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fox pup in Copper Ridge, Whitehorse, Yukon
Although there might not be more foxes in the Northwest Territories' Beaufort Delta region than normal, there appears to be an increase in the number of foxes that are coming into the main areas of Inuvik. [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: CBC North