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Whitehorse RCMP
RCMP provided a few more details about the Wednesday night shooting. They said the 25-year-old victim was from B.C. but did not release his name. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Behchoko pot meeting
Behchoko was the final stop on the territorial government's legal cannabis community tour that touched down in 9 communities over the past month to help inform Northerners about the pending cannabis legislation. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Senator Nick Sibbeston
Northwest Territories Senator Nick Sibbeston announced Thursday he will give up his seat effective November 21. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
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The chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says she has assembled a team of forensic investigators who are reviewing the activity of some Canadian police forces. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
The Government of Nunavut is offering its Inuktut-speaking employees a new incentive it hopes will help promote the use of the Inuit language in the public service. The GN, in partnership with Nunavut's language authority, Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit, will on Oct. 2 launch its new Inuit Language Incentive Policy, which will [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Alaska Newspaper Bankuptcy
The new owners of Alaska's largest newspaper have laid off reporters, editors and other employees just days after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale the Alaska Dispatch News. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
A Sept. 15 story, published late in the day on Friday, ended up leading the top five most-read stories of the week that started Sept. 10. Nunatsiaq News readers were keen to learn about how a former Nunavut senior administrative officer received a sentence of house arrest for a $150,000 theft [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
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The president of the Klondike Placer Miners Association likens placer mining operations to the family farm. 'Does a family farm pay a royalty on the wheat they produce?' [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. wants to do more than just dig for gold in Nunavut. The multinational corporation, which operates mine sites in Nunavut's Kivalliq region, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Nunavut Sept. 20, pledging to collaborate with the territory on 10 high-profile “priority areas.” Those areas are: [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Chris Lam
Chris Lam moved to Inuvik in August to be with his fiancee. The next day, word had spread about his skills and he had his first consult. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
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Traditional food will be widely available to patients and part of the menu at the new Stanton Territorial Hospital, expanding on offerings currently only available by request, N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy pledged. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Homeless man
Homelessness has long been an issue in Behchoko, but no one really knows just how widespread it is, or the best way to help. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
More than 100 fires in Nunavut—18 of which were “suspicious” in origin—ran up a bill of about $2.9 million in losses across the territory in 2016. That figure comes from the Office of the Fire Marshal's 2016 Annual Report, tabled Sept. 18 in the Nunavut Legislature, on fire-related statistics for Nunavut. While [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
A made-in-Nunavut Corrections Act bill, meant to replace decades-old legislation grandfathered from the Northwest Territories, will be buried alongside another failed bill amending Nunavut's Education Act, after MLAs quietly dropped the legislation on the final day of their last sitting before government dissolved for elections. “This assembly has simply run out [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Edith and Norm Mair
A Yellowknife couple's love story has endured through cross-country biking and Alzheimer's — and is now immortalized in a unique love song. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Here's what you shouldn't do: smuggle narwhal tusks into the United States. This is why a retired RCMP officer, Gregory Logan, received a sentence of 62 months Sept. 20 in a Bangor, Maine courtroom. “When law enforcers become law breakers, it causes the rest of society to despair,” said U.S. District Judge [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
It's not hard to understand why so many Nunavut MLAs want to seek re-election this Oct. 30. As revealed in a report tabled in the legislative assembly Sept. 19, members of the Nunavut legislature make big bucks — and they rank among the highest paid wage earners in Nunavut. All MLAs fall [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Nunatsiaq News
Dwayton Tonge
Dwayton Tonge's car was still under warranty, but since there isn't a Hyundai dealership anywhere in Nunavut, he has to ship it to Montreal, 2,000 km away. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Iqaluit 8-storey
An Iqaluit couple is suing Nunastar Properties Inc. for wrongful eviction, harassment and slander they say they experienced not only on Nunastar property, but around Iqaluit [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North
Christina Gilpin
The election of Christina Gilpin as chief of Wemindji has moved the leadership of Quebec's Cree communities close to gender parity. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: CBC North