6 Tuesday September 8 2015 JUSTICE DRUG TRAFFICKING BY CRAIG GILBERT Eight people including seven Yellow- knifers have been charged with traffick- ing cocaine. The charges stem from three separate drug warrants executed in the capital on Sept. 1. Police havent tallied the total amount of cash and drugs seized but said in a press release ofcers found more than 100 indi- vidually packaged rocks of cocaine and tens of thousands of dollars. Police also seized several rearms includ- ing three that - along with an ammunition box and ammunition - were stolen during a recent break-in in Yellowknife. Michael Wesley Lapierre 38 Christopher Matthew Shave 25 Todd Vatcher 24 Michael Peter Beauchamp 40 Lincoln Prescott 24 Aimee Shermet 32 and Matthew Seeton 30 all of Yellowknife were charged with traf- cking cocaine possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafcking or both. OnThursdaytheRCMPsaidtheyhadcharged Lapierrewithpossessionofpropertyobtainedby crimeinrelationtothethreegunsaWinchester 30-30 a Springeld .303 rie and a Mauser. Andrew Robert Hardy 28 of Grande Prai- rie Alta. was also charged with possession with intent to trafc. Shermet was additionally charged with trafcking marijuana. Seeton is the only ac- cused who faces charges of obstructing po- lice and possession of the proceeds of crime. None of the charges against any of the abovementioned individuals have been proven in court. The investigation which targeted a known networkofdrugtrafckerscontinuesandthe Mounties said they expect to lay more drug and weapons charges before theyre through. Today has been the result of many months of investigation and intelligence gathering by the G Division RCMP Sergeant Dean Riou said in the release. Eight charged after Yellowknife cocaine raids RCMP PhotocourtesyoftheRCMP BY CRAIG GILBERT The Sport North Federation is looking for a few good men and women. Actually theyre looking for a whole bevy of qualied sports professionals to help Team NWT at the Arctic Winter Games in Green- land next year. And nominees for the Hall of Fame and the upcoming NWT Soccer Association Awards and players to take part in the soccer develop- ment camps being held Oct. 2-4 in each of the ve NWTSA regions leading up to the AWG. It was a jam-packed newsletter circulated on Sept. 2. If you have some free time during the AWG inNuunGreenlandnextMarch5-12andyoure interestedinvolunteeringasaTeamNWTmis- sionstafferSportNorthwantstohearfromyou. These volunteers should be energetic good communicatorshaveastrongsportbackground andbeabletoworkinahighpacedenvironment as part of a team according to Sport North. Applicants will require a valid passport and have to pass a criminal record check. Applicationformsandmissionstaffrespon- sibilities are available from the Sport North ofce and website www.sportnorth.com. For more information contact chef de mis- sion Doug Rentmeister at 1-800-661-0797 ext. 8335 or drentsportnorth.com. The ap- plication deadline is Nov. 30. Sport North is also looking for basketball coaches for the AWG one each for the juve- nile teams but you only have a week to apply. Email infobwnt.ca before Sept. 16 for more information. A background check is required for these jobs as well. Forinterestedsoccerplayersinformationon which team to try out for and which regional development camp to attend check www. nwtkicks.cateam-nwtarctic-winter-games. Ifyoureinterestedinnominatingaplayeror coach who stood out during this years soccer season you have until Sept. 25 to nominate them for the 2015 NWT Soccer Association Awards and maybe give them a leg up at the development camps a week later. Awards in seven categories including coach ofcial volunteer and male and female play- ers of the year will be handed out at the AGM on Nov. 7. Visit www.nwtkicks.caawards- -amp--recognition-awards for a list of past winners and links to nomination forms which include the criteria for each award. And if theyve really made their mark on the pitch court track or eld why not put your favourite athlete builder or team up for the NWT Sport Hall of Fame The HoF was created to celebrate NWT ath- letes and sport builders who attained a high levelofexcellenceandbroughtrecognitionand honour to the Northwest Territories. Through the NWT Sport Hall of Fame Sport North hopes to recognize and share the sport stories of the territories great athletes builders and teams according to the group. Their stories will be recognized and show- cased to continue to inspire NWT youth to live healthy active lives and set their goals high. Visit httpssportnorth.comour-pro- gramsnwt-sport-hall-fame for your chance to click a giant green button. But hurry nomi- nations for the current years induction class are only accepted until Sept. 15. SPORTSRECREATION ARCTIC WINTER GAMES Coaches mission staff needed for 2016 AWG More than 100 rocks of cocaine were seized by police in Yellowknife last week.