Topic: northwest territories

Jail time for Inuvik woman after appeals court overturns light sentence

The judges unanimously agreed that the three years probation Melinda Joe was sentenced to was not enough. They sentenced her to a year in jail on top of what remains of her probation.

Yellowknife River drinking water safest bet, in case of Giant Mine disaster: report

Low arsenic levels in Yellowknife Bay water mean it would be safe water supply, but report recommends choosing the Yellowknife River as continued source of city drinking water.

'It can be frustrating': Problems linger at N.W.T. public guardian's office

Yellowknife MLA Julie Green says the N.W.T. Office of the Public Guardian has a caseload double the size it should be.

Residential school column in News/North draws criticism from N.W.T. elders

In her News/North column Monday, Cece Hodgson McCauley, a former Dene chief, suggests some people lied to cash in on settlement money.

Federal gov't removes poster after online backlash over Indigenous stereotypes

The poster showed three people, including a woman who some say resembles Disney's Pocahontas. Others say the background resembles previous posters about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients.

Yellowknife council may take closer look into workplace harassment allegations against Doug Gillard

Another former bylaw officer with the City of Yellowknife says he also witnessed inappropriate behaviour by Doug Gillard, the manager of the municipal enforcement division.

Hired hitman sentenced to 3 years for offering to put 'snitch' in a coma

Ryley Moore was arrested as part of Yellowknife RCMP’s Green Manalishi investigation, which targeted high level drug dealers. Officers intercepted and monitored Moore’s telephone calls and text messages with convicted kingpin Todd Dube.

Wild fur prices on the rebound after 2 year slump, says seller

Fur Harvesters Inc. expects the value of some northern furs to increase this year.

Yellowknife stone-carving studio to offer public workshops

Three well-known northern stone carvers are promoting the historical and cultural significance of their craft with public workshops geared toward tourists.

Yellowknife RCMP thank public for help in locating missing woman

Yellowknife RCMP thank the public for their help in locating a woman reported missing on Jan. 14.

Buildings damaged in Paulatuk after windstorm knocks out power

Power crews were having trouble getting to Paulatuk, N.W.T., where residents have been without electricity since Sunday.

Hockey lovers in Hay River persevere, despite another delay with new arena

With the Arctic Winter Games coming up, Hay River Minor Hockey Association president Pennie Pokiak describes the triumphs and challenges of training in a town without an arena.

Fish left near Aklavik creeks attracting wolves to community

Renewable resource officer says fish wastage has been an ongoing problem, but this is the first year it's attracted so much wildlife.

Former employee alleges inappropriate behaviour by head of Yellowknife's bylaw

A former municipal enforcement officer says his 2014 complaint about alleged bullying and juvenile behaviour went nowhere; city says 'appropriate steps' were taken.
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