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Fort Liard residents warned to take care on the land near wildfire

ven, 05/24/2024 - 07:51

As an evacuation notice lifts in Fort Liard, NWT Fire urged residents to take extreme care if they head out onto the land with a fire still burning nearby.

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‘Very aggressive’ wildfire hops NWT-Alberta border near Highway 1

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 20:09

A wildfire menacing the highway along the NWT-Alberta border became "very aggressive" on Thursday afternoon, triggering road closures.

The post ‘Very aggressive’ wildfire hops NWT-Alberta border near Highway 1 first appeared on Cabin Radio.

Man who murdered Breanna Menacho is sentenced

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 19:12

For Breanna Menacho's murder, Devon Larabie will serve a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years. He has already served four years in custody.

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GNWT cancels Tulita and Norman Wells summer barges

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 13:37

The GNWT scrapped summer resupply barges to Tulita and Norman Wells over record low water levels, an outcome the communities had said was inevitable.

The post GNWT cancels Tulita and Norman Wells summer barges first appeared on Cabin Radio.

What to know as YK health services begin move to new building

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 12:43

Various Yellowknife health services are starting their move into the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building (the old Stanton hospital). This is how it might affect you.

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Ralph Beaulieu search continues with a focus on footprints

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 12:23

A relative of Ralph Beaulieu said a sighting of footprints had given fresh impetus to the search for the missing 54-year-old between Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀.

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RJ Simpson’s government to reveal its four-year mandate on Thursday

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 08:43

Premier RJ Simpson and his cabinet will publish a key document on Thursday that sets out a four-year vision of what the GNWT aims to achieve by late 2027.

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Storm could bring up to 15 cm of snow to Mackenzie Delta

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 08:31

Aklavik, Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic residents are being told to brace for a spring storm on Friday that's expected to bring freezing rain and heavy snow.

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‘The most beautiful spirit.’ Friends, family remember Breanna Menacho

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 08:01

Friends and relatives shared their memories of Breanna Menacho, murdered in Yellowknife four years ago, as the man responsible awaits a mandatory life sentence.

The post ‘The most beautiful spirit.’ Friends, family remember Breanna Menacho first appeared on Cabin Radio.

How some Sahtu communities are preparing for 2024’s fire season

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 07:55

In the Sahtu, leaders found their communities having to be self-reliant last summer as Yellowknife shut down. Lessons are being learned for this year.

The post How some Sahtu communities are preparing for 2024’s fire season first appeared on Cabin Radio.

Giant Mine team rejects criticism of evacuation planning

jeu, 05/23/2024 - 07:52

After a watchdog criticized the abandonment of Giant Mine during last year's evacuation, the remediation project said it wouldn't change how that was handled.

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Risk of Fort McPherson flood ‘minimal,’ says SAO

mer, 05/22/2024 - 18:12

Fort McPherson's senior administrator says the risk of a second consecutive year of flooding is passing. Instead, residents are eager to get out on the water.

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Fort Liard lifts evacuation notice after rain helps firefighters

mer, 05/22/2024 - 17:48

Fort Liard is no longer under an evacuation notice, the NWT government said on Wednesday as the risk from a nearby wildfire diminished.

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In pictures: A taxidermist’s collection of fantastical creatures

mer, 05/22/2024 - 16:34

This is the closest you'll get to a real woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger or minotaur. They're all the product of Yellowknife taxidermist Dean Robertson.

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RCMP say search operation for missing Ralph Beaulieu is ending

mer, 05/22/2024 - 11:52

Police in Behchokǫ̀ say the search and rescue operation to find missing 54-year-old Ralph Beaulieu has concluded without success.

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Ten months with yellow water in Fort Simpson public housing

mer, 05/22/2024 - 08:00

Your water's yellow, you're trying to stay sober and raise kids, and the options look bleak. To some people, this is how public housing can "feel like a trap."

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Watch: Yellowknife program introduces new Canadians to squash

mer, 05/22/2024 - 07:58

New Canadians are getting a taste of the "hyper, energy-consuming game" that is squash. The city's squash club is holding dedicated sessions each Saturday.

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Yellowknife cadet program says it needs financial help

mer, 05/22/2024 - 07:51

"It's starting to get real, real tight." A Yellowknife army cadet program is looking for more sponsors after a previous funding arrangement fell through.

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Evidence query ahead of child sexual abuse material sentencing

mar, 05/21/2024 - 18:24

Sentencing is beginning for a Yellowknife man guilty of possessing child pornography. A judge must first rule on the admissibility of some evidence.

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GNWT has no comment over future of jails ahead of budget

mar, 05/21/2024 - 15:55

As residents speculate about the future of half-empty jails, the GNWT declined to comment – but suggested an announcement may come in this week's budget.

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