Tulita RCMP display the loot of mickeys and marijuana smuggled into the community earlier this month.

Sahtu yet to limit regional liquor sales

Nearly a year after MLAs voted to give the Sahtu a voice on liquor sales in Norman Wells, cases of alcohol purchased in the regional centre continue to make their way illegally into the small communities without a collective plan to stop the trade. RCMP intercepted 52 mickeys and five 40-oz bottles of vodka on their way into Tulita by […]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Leona Aglukkaq join the Parks Canada crew in celebrating the discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships on the ocean floor in the Northwest Passage.

Discovery dredges up Franklin’s violent legacy in Deline

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper and people across Canada celebrate the successful discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships in the Northwest Passage last week, a few are hoping to remind Canadians about the dark colonial legacy the British explorer had on places in the North. Morris Neyelle, a resident of Deline, said the explorer and his men […]

Moccasin uppers by artists Melissa Hammell, Alexandrea Inglangasuk and Helen Knott, left to right, are three of the approximately 1,800 sets of unfinished slippers featured in the  traveling Walking With Our Sisters exhibit, which honours missing and murdered Aboriginal women and children in North America.

Walking With Our Sisters coming to Yellowknife

The art exhibit honouring missing and murdered indigenous women will stop in Yellowknife in the New Year as it makes its way steadily across the country. Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation initiated by Métis artist Christi Belcourt, will be featured at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Jan. 9-26, 2015. The massive, collaborative exhibit features over […]

Children plant seeds at the first-ever community garden in Gameti. At over 2,000 square metres, the plot is the largest community garden in the Northwest Territories.

Gameti gardeners sowing seeds of self-sufficiency

Loads of plump tomatoes, hardy potatoes, crisp cabbage and rows of crunchy carrots were not the only things to grow from Gameti’s community garden this year, where a dream of being entirely self-sufficient by 2019 has taken root. Residents of the small Tlicho community reaped a great sense of satisfaction from the harvest of their first-ever garden – the largest […]

The evening’s headliner Howie Miller makes the theatre roar with laughter over his antics.

Ko K’e Storytelling Festival ignites NWT communities

Theatre-goers in Yellowknife got to travel the countryside without leaving their seats this weekend as performers from near and far shared their tales in this year’s edition of the Ko K’e Storytelling Festival. The annual event, run by the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in partnership with CKLB Radio, kicked off in the capital city on Sept. 13 before […]

Tyler Hawkins of Hay River will be performing on his lute for the first time at next week’s eighth annual NWT International Lute Festival.

Lute festival takes on French flair in eighth year

Northern voices will join in harmony with internationally renowned baroque musicians next week during the eighth annual NWT International Lute Festival, which will focus its spotlight on the French lute scene for the first time. Lutenist and scholar Benjamin Narvey will be joining the festival from Paris, bringing with him a breadth of compositions and historical knowledge on the musical […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 8:56 PM / in Education, Uncategorized

Passing down Tlicho tradition in Whati

Students at Mezi Community School in Whati celebrated back to school by learning how to prepare dry fish during Culture Week last week. The kids went berry picking, cut wood, had a drum dance and went boating on the lake with elders and instructors.

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 8:37 PM / in Transportation

Wrecks in Fort McMurray remind drivers to stay safe

Commuters at a Fort McMurray Tim Horton’s drive-through got a wake-up call last week as they drove past a mangled car while waiting for their double-doubles and doughnuts. The wrecked car was adorned with a yellow band with the haunting message,“Pledge to not make a kid an orphan.” The stunt took place on Sept. 9 as part of a larger […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM / in Crime

RCMP making major drug busts in Yellowknife

Drugs, weapons and cash were rounded up by Yellowknife RCMP last month when a long-term investigation led to the arrest of 14 people, with a total of 44 charges. Officers from the “G” Division Federal Investigation Unit executed four search warrants at residences in Yellowknife on Aug. 12 and 13, nailing seven of their eight targets. Seven others were arrested […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 8:09 PM / in Education

Aurora college welcomes students back to campus

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 6:31 PM / in Uncategorized

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Missing boaters found safe and sound in Deline Two Deline men were found safe after their 18-foot Alaskan Lund boat went missing on Sept. 6. The men were part of a group traveling from McGill Bay to Ekka Island on Great Bear Lake in search of caribou during a period of high winds and rough conditions. Local RCMP, working with […]

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by / on September 8, 2014 at 6:58 PM / in Justice

NWT groups consider own inquiry into missing women

Representatives from across the territory put the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women at the forefront of discussions during the Northwest Territories Native Women’s Association’s (NWA) 36th annual general meeting, held on Sept. 6 in Yellowknife. Amid talks of revitalizing the association and increasing its outreach efforts, delegates repeatedly returned to the topic of violence in communities and how […]

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