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Northwest Territories News

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Alaska state ferries to cut bar service this summer The Alaska Marine Highway System says the bars lose money every year and the move will save $750,000. | 8 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Obama signals opening up Atlantic Ocean to drilling for 1st time The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas of the state of Alaska. | 10 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mobile Bathurst caribou no-hunting zone set up using radio collars The N.W.T. government has established a mobile conservation area around the the core of the Bathurst caribou herd where hunting is banned, effective this week. | 12 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
N.W.T. group calls for fracking moratorium, review Fracking Action North, an N.W.T. group opposed to hydraulic fracturing, is rallying support for a moratorium in the territory until all of the controversial practice's potential impacts are reviewed. | 13 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
N.W.T. Days in Ottawa to cost an estimated $622K The Northwest Territories government has again sent a group of cabinet ministers, regular MLAs, businesspeople, artists and youth to Ottawa to stoke political discussion and promote the territory as a tourism destination. | 14 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Whitehorse to use electronic counters in fall municipal election The city of Whitehorse says election night results will come in much faster with electronic voting. | 17 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
N.W.T. health superboard legislation to be introduced next week Minister Glen Abernethy will propose legislation to amalgamate the N.W.T.'s eight health authorities into one, promising the change will provide streamlined services and give regions more say on territorial health issues. | 18 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Yukon First Nations, mineral executives pledge to work together at Roundup Mineral industry executives are calling on federal and territorial governments to avoid litigation with First Nations after meetings in Vancouver at the Mineral Exploration Roundup. | 19 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Whitehorse animal shelter spruced up thanks to volunteers The Mae Bachur Animal Shelter has finished renovations that include new outdoor pens paid for by a bequest from a long time volunteer. | 20 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Stop buying reptiles as pets: Yellowknife vet Yellowknife veterinarian Dr. Tom Pisz is discouraging people from buying reptiles as pets after three snakes and a lizard have wound up at the Great Slave Animal Hospital's shelter in recent months. | 21 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend