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GNWT retreats on winter outdoor play equipment ban

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 18:32

The NWT government walked back its request that childcare providers stop allowing children to use outdoor play equipment in winter. There had been an outcry.

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Empty shelves in Yellowknife follow Loblaw dispute in Calgary

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 16:46

You may have seen empty shelves at the Independent grocery stores in Yellowknife. Staff say a fresh produce delivery is on the way as a labour dispute ends.

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NWT releases new energy action plan after first one misses target

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 14:29

A new plan guides how the NWT will cut emissions and adopt greener power. So far, progress toward the territory's 2030 emissions goal is slower than expected.

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$1.7-million ring blends Diavik and Australian diamonds

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:47

Rio Tinto showed off a "one-of-a-kind ring" combining an unusual yellow diamond from the NWT's Diavik mine with pink diamonds from Australia.

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Abandon selection of ministers based on geography, MLA says

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:33

"Stop prioritizing geography over who is best suited for the job." A Yellowknife MLA wants to abandon the practice of selecting cabinet members based on region.

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Gahcho Kué exploring potential for underground expansion

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:28

Owners of the Northwest Territories' Gahcho Kué diamond mine say they are "actively reviewing" the potential of expanding into underground mining.

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‘Major pipe break’ disrupts Behchokǫ̀ water supply

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 18:20

The Tłı̨chǫ Government says a "major pipe break" is affecting water supply to all Behchokǫ̀ residents who receive piped water.

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NWT needs 12 young people for climate advisory group

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 17:20

NWT residents aged 18 to 30 can now apply to join a climate youth advisory group that'll assist a broader council of northern leaders addressing climate change.

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RCMP launch operation to prevent impaired driving over holidays

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 16:16

NWT RCMP’s Operation Gingerbread will resume in December, using traffic stops and roadside checkpoints to ensure people aren't driving under the influence.

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Climate change ‘outpacing North’s capacity to adapt’

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 08:02

The rate of climate change in the North is exceeding communities’ capacity to adapt, according to a federal report.

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RCMP find $133,000 vacuum-sealed in car leaving Hay River

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:55

Police urged Hay River residents to "take back their community" and report drug dealers after officers said they found $133,410 in a car leaving the town.

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GNWT brings back funding program for beaver castors

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:41

The NWT has a beaver glut, and the territorial government is bringing back a program that incentivizes residents to "capitalize on demand for beaver castors."

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Woman, 21, arrested over series of Hay River break-ins

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:38

Police say they have arrested a 21-year-old woman in connection with break-ins at a range of Hay River businesses this month.

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Days after explosion, some Hay River residents are shaken again

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 21:38

Hay River residents with Saturday's explosion still on their minds felt their homes shake again on Tuesday, coinciding with reported earthquakes in Alberta.

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Inuvik to lose power in Wednesday morning planned outage

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:01

The NWT Power Corporation says Inuvik will be without power for three hours early on Wednesday morning so "critical" work can be done.

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Should snow weigh heavily on Yellowknife’s spending plans?

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:54

Yellowknife's "freakish" snow dump finished days before budget deliberations begin. It was a ton of snow – but is it enough for the city to change its spending?

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Yellowknife businesses to open late for ‘downtown shop hop’

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:43

More than a dozen Yellowknife businesses will keep their doors open on Thursday, December 8 for an evening of late-night shopping.

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Yellowknife Women’s Society makes appeal on Giving Tuesday

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:43

The Yellowknife Women's Society wants residents to use "Giving Tuesday" to help it prepare for the winter ahead with donations of food, clothing and cash.

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Don’t use playground equipment in winter, NWT daycares told

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:03

The GNWT told childcare providers to keep children off playground equipment all winter for safety reasons. The request triggered a "risky play" debate.

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Yellowknife RCMP charge 19-year-old with cocaine trafficking

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 14:17

RCMP say a 19-year-old faces charges after a search of his Yellowknife accommodation turned up 84 grams of crack cocaine and more than $20,000 in cash.

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