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Youth take in target practice Jordan Dayman takes aim during target shooting practice last week at the Inuvik Youth Centre. Target shooting is held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the youth centre. Other weekly activities include jigging, fiddling lessons and knitting.Photo: Nathalie Heiberg-Harrison.

Briefs include: GNWT launches beach safety campaign for territorial parks, Deline woman charged in connection with RCMP liquor bust, and Yellowknife RCMP investigating death of 2 year-old run over by truck.

GNWT launches beach safety campaign for territorial parks

The GNWT department of Industry, Tourism and Investment has unveiled a new public awareness campaign that aims to increase people’s understanding of beach safety at territorial parks. The campaign will focus on four messages that include keeping children under 12 within arm’s reach, swimming with a buddy, wearing a lifejacket and keeping an eye on youth. The campaign will target newspapers, radio and social media throughout the summer. The campaign is based on recommendations made by the Lifesaving Society of Alberta/NWT in a report released late last year on safety at Fred Henne and Hay River Territorial Park beaches.

Deline woman charged in connection with RCMP liquor bust

A woman has been charged with excessive possession of liquor by RCMP in Deline where liquor restrictions have been in place since 2008. The 45 year-old was charged on May 16 after an investigation by police found 16 cans of beer, six 375-ml bottles of vodka, two 375-ml bottles of rum and a bottle of red wine. Deline’s liquor restrictions prohibit individuals to possess more than specific quantities of spirits, beer and wine at a given time. The woman is scheduled to appear in Justice of the Peace Court on Nov. 5.

Yellowknife RCMP investigating death of 2 year-old run over by truck

Police in Yellowknife are not expecting to lay charges, but are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 2 year-old boy who was run over by a truck in the city on May 17. RCMP were called to a business property in Kam Lake after receiving a call for service shortly after 2:00 p.m. The young boy was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The RCMP officers are currently assisting the Office of the Chief Coroner in its investigation of the incident.

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