News Briefs

News Briefs
Eight baseball teams from Fort McPherson, Aklavik and Inuvik joined Tsiigehtchic for the final “snow pitch” game of the season at Tsiigley field last weekend. Above, Donnie Hendrick from Inuvik makes the muddiest catch of the day, tagging out Shawn Firth of Aklavik.Photos: Lawrence Norbert.

Briefs include: Kings sell off business empire, towns turn the page with new libraries, and winter is coming - check your CO detectors.

Kings sell off business empire

The King Family announced Monday morning they sold Kingland Hay River, Kingland Yellowknife, Kingland Freightliner, King Manufacturing, Mining Division, Klassic Autobody and Hay River Esso effective September 30. They retained Kal Tire/Tire North, according to a message posted on Facebook. “We have sold to a future-driven company that is well known in the vehicle industry,” the message read. “Go Auto shares the King Family’s vision of excellent customer service and care for our employees. An important part of the decision was an agreement with the new owners that all employees are retained and have job security. We sincerely appreciate your business over the past 50 years.”

Towns turn the page with new libraries

Bookworms in two Northwest Territories communities have a new place to dig in. Dignitaries including education and culture Minister Jackson Lafferty gathered in Fort Simpson to cut the ribbon on the new John Tsetso Memorial Library Sept. 15. The library has filled its new space with an expanded collection, including iPads with digital language apps. The school library at Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School in Behchoko will celebrate its grand opening as the new community public library Sept. 25.

Winter is coming: check your CO detectors

The NWT Fire Marshal reminds residents that with the beginning of another winter all residents should check their carbon monoxide safety preparedness. As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Office of the Fire Marshal will run a Home Fire Safety contest. Residents and their children are encouraged to fill out an online checklist at www.maca.gov.nt.ca, and all completed checklists will be entered into the contest prize draw. The entry deadline is October 30.

Dinah Blake from Fort McPherson attempts to beat a throw to first base. After several days of drizzly weather with a mix of light snow, Aklavik came out on top, followed by Inuvik then Tsiigehtchic.

Photo: Lawrence Norbert

Dinah Blake from Fort McPherson attempts to beat a throw to first base. After several days of drizzly weather with a mix of light snow, Aklavik came out on top, followed by Inuvik then Tsiigehtchic.

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