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Nunavut and Yukon each donate $25K to NWT wildfire fund

mer, 05/17/2023 - 20:22

The Nunavut and Yukon governments are each giving $25,000 to the United Way NWT fund established for wildfire and flood relief.

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Yellowknife implementing fire ban starting Friday

mer, 05/17/2023 - 19:30

The City of Yellowknife joined a range of other NWT communities in implementing a fire ban with an extreme wildfire season apparently beginning.

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Meet some of the Hay River wildfire’s pet evacuees

mer, 05/17/2023 - 17:00

From hedgehogs to actual hogs, evacuees from the Hay River-KFN wildfire had to come up with a plan for their pets. Here's how two families fared.

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‘Many challenges ahead’ for crew of 120 fighting Hay River-KFN fire

mer, 05/17/2023 - 16:56

The latest update on the Hay River-KFN wildfire suggests there's still a long way to go. The fourth day of battling the fire involved around 120 people.

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In Fort McPherson, chief fears time flooded road repairs may take

mer, 05/17/2023 - 10:13

With a helicopter currently the only mode of transport in or out of Fort McPherson, Chief Liz Wright said access to clean water will depend on road repairs.

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Access to 9-1-1 in the Northwest Territories is restored

mer, 05/17/2023 - 09:12

RCMP in the Northwest Territories say the ability to dial 9-1-1 has now been restored after an earlier interruption that lasted through the night.

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Leaky lake sediment is major source of Yellowknife Bay arsenic

mer, 05/17/2023 - 07:58

The bottom of Yellowknife Bay is a bigger arsenic source than you might think, new research suggests. (The study stresses there's no fresh human health concern.)

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New research chair to focus on climate change adaptation

mer, 05/17/2023 - 07:51

Garfield Giff is the Aurora Research Institute's new research chair in climate change adaptation. He told us what he hopes to achieve in the role.

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United Way raises $15K, gives out $25K to help evacuees

mer, 05/17/2023 - 07:44

United Way NWT says it received $15,000 in opening-day donations to help wildfire evacuees, while handing out supports and grants worth $25,000.

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Fort McPherson declares flooding state of emergency

mar, 05/16/2023 - 18:30

The Hamlet of Fort McPherson declared a state of emergency as water from the Peel River poured into low-lying areas of the community.

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KFN offers emergency funds to members affected by the wildfire

mar, 05/16/2023 - 16:38

Kátł’odeeche First Nation is offering members and residents who had to evacuate due to the wildfire temporary emergency financial aid.

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Nearly 100 people now fighting Hay River-KFN wildfire

mar, 05/16/2023 - 15:53

A vast effort to contain a wildfire outside Hay River and the Kátł’odeeche First Nation continues. Conditions on Tuesday helped but look set to worsen soon.

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Man passes away in apparent golf cart accident in Enterprise

mar, 05/16/2023 - 10:50

Police say a 31-year-old man passed away in the NWT community of Enterprise on Monday evening. Investigators believe he may have fallen from a golf cart.

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Hockey Indigenous founders look to launch national tournament

mar, 05/16/2023 - 10:15

The two national hockey tournaments for Indigenous players have age rules that leave out some teenagers. A proposed third event could change that.

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Norman Wells wants to hear from you about Canadian North cuts

mar, 05/16/2023 - 08:16

The Town of Norman Wells asked residents to describe how they will be affected by Canadian North's cuts to its schedule, as talks with the airline continue.

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At the multiplex, again, Hay River and KFN evacuees await news

mar, 05/16/2023 - 07:29

Assembling in Yellowknife's multiplex almost a year after a flood alert, wildfire evacuees described panic on the highway and fear for homes and businesses.

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Hay River, KFN enter second night of battle with wildfire

lun, 05/15/2023 - 20:15

Residents must watch nervously from afar as the battle to protect Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation from a wildfire enters night two. Here's the latest.

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RCMP renew call for information about Frank Gruben

lun, 05/15/2023 - 17:19

Fort Smith RCMP are trying to piece together what Frank Gruben was doing in the days leading up to his disappearance in early May.

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Man allegedly tried to avoid police by fleeing down Highway 3

lun, 05/15/2023 - 17:09

A 43-year-old man has been charged after police say he tried to escape from Yellowknife RCMP down Highway 3, nearly causing collisions in the process.

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Nineteen-year-old passes away in Délı̨nę ATV crash

lun, 05/15/2023 - 14:48

A 19-year-old woman passed away and a 22-year-old man was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Délı̨nę on Saturday, RCMP in the community say.

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