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News Briefs
Members of the Tlicho community converged by air and water upon Behchoko on Aug. 6 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tlicho Agreement, which established the Tlicho Government. Festivities included a feast, treaty payments, a tea dance and fireworks. At top, Chief Clifford Daniels of Behchoko greets attendees arriving by canoe; at bottom, drummers accompany a prayer song at the beginning of the feast. Photos courtesy of the Tlicho Government.

Briefs include: Charges pending in back-to-back Hay River firearms cases, AER investigating the deaths of blue herons found dead near Mildred Lake oilsands.

Members of the Tlicho community converged by air and water upon Behchoko on Aug. 6 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tlicho Agreement, which established the Tlicho Government. Festivities included a feast, treaty payments, a tea dance and fireworks. At top, Chief Clifford Daniels of Behchoko greets attendees arriving by canoe; at bottom, drummers accompany a prayer song at the beginning of the feast.

Photo: Photos courtesy of the Tlicho Government

Drummers accompany a prayer song at the beginning of the feast.

Charges pending in back-to-back Hay River firearms cases

Police in Hay River responded to two separate high-risk calls for service involving firearms on Aug. 2. The first took place around 10:35 a.m., when RCMP were called to an assault in progress. A suspect was arrested without incident and a shotgun was seized by police. Soon after, around 11:11 a.m., police were once again called to a residence, in response to a distraught individual with a firearm. The individual was safely taken into custody and two firearms were seized. Charges are pending in both cases.

AER investigating the deaths of blue herons found dead near Mildred Lake oilsands

Alberta’s Energy Regulator (AER) has announced it is conducting investigations into the deaths of about 30 blue herons. The bodies of the birds were found last week at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake facility, an oil sands mine, located about 40 km north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Investigators will be looking to uncover the cause of the deaths and to see whether wildlife deterrent programs at the site are in place and working properly.

Yellowknife RCMP asking for help in search of missing patient

Police in Yellowknife are reaching out for the public’s assistance in locating a missing male. Allan Aklok, 25, a patient at Stanton Territorial Hospital, was last seen shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Aug. 9. He fled while out on an escorted leave and is required to return for treatment. Aklok is described as an Inuit man, 5’6” in height and 155 lbs. Members of the public are advised not to approach Aklok if they see him, but are encouraged to contact the RCMP.

 

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