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The Joseph Burr Tyrrell Elementary School choir reminds their peers to be kind to each other with a tune about friendship for a Pink Shirt Day assembly on Feb. 24. Every year, students around the country are encouraged to wear pink to put an end to bullying in schools, on the playground and online. The national tradition was started by students in Nova Scotia several years ago after a student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.Photo: Dali Carmichael.

Briefs include: Tuktoyaktuk RCMP investigating sudden death, Dominion Diamond posts increased sales in fourth quarter, and Ice Pilots NWT wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual series.

Tuktoyaktuk RCMP investigating sudden death

RCMP in Tuktoyaktuk are investigating a sudden death in the far Northern community. Police made the announcement on Feb. 24. Officials are working with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories as the investigation continues, and say no further information will be released at this time.

Dominion Diamond posts increased sales in fourth quarter report

Dominion Diamond Corp. released its year-end results last week, and reports show that sales are on the rise. The corporation, which has major ownership shares in the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines, posted Q4 sales of US$240.6 million in 2014, up from $233.2 million in the same quarter last year. In total, the company had $915.7 million in sales over the fiscal year, ending Jan. 31, 2015. As of that start of the 2016 fiscal year, Dominion had rough diamond inventory with an estimated market value of about $270 million.

Ice Pilots NWT wins Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual series

Ice Pilots NWT took home the award for Best Factual Program or Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto the evening of Feb. 24. The show ran for six seasons, featuring Northwest Territories airline Buffalo Airways and its rag-tag crew of Northern employees from Hay River to Yellowknife. Star Buffalo employee Mikey McBryan collected the award at the ceremony. The show ended its run last fall.

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