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Northwest Territories News

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The week that was in the North: 5 stories not to miss Two Yukon men are nearly struck by lightning, pre-election jockeying gets underway and why Sergey Ananov is the luckiest man alive.
CBC.ca | 1 hour, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nunavut bagpipers travel to Scotland to play for the Queen Two bagpipers from Nunavut are living out their dream; they are heading to Scotland with the Pipes and Drums of Canada, to perform in a celebration for Sir John A. MacDonalds 200th birthday, and play for a royal audience.
CBC.ca | 4 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Northwestern Air Lease celebrates 5 decades in the sky An N.W.T. airline is celebrating five decades of flying in the north. Northwestern Air Lease is based in Fort Smith. The family-run airline grew from a small scale water bombing operation to transporting thousands of people in the South Slave region.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
George Braden, N.W.T. political trailblazer, remembered in Yellowknfie George Braden, the first government leader of the Northwest Territories, died at his home in Ottawa in May. A memorial service was held in Yellowknife Saturday.
CBC.ca | 19 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New Whitehorse grocery store aims to bring local food home Two Yukon farmers are pooling their life savings to open a new grocery store in Whitehorse. The owners of Farmer Robert's hope to help more people grow more food and stock the shelves with local produce year-round.
CBC.ca | Aug 1, 2015 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Laval University gets $100M from Ottawa to study effects of Arctic climate change Laval University in Quebec City has received a $98 million federal grant its biggest subsidy to date to continue a research project on the North.
CBC.ca | Aug 1, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hunter Tootoo steps down as chair of Nunavut Planning Commission Hunter Tootoo, will be stepping down as chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission. Tootoo, a former Nunavut MLA, territorial cabinet minister and House speaker, was named the Liberal Party's Nunavut candidate this week.
CBC.ca | Jul 31, 2015 11:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dawson City's lady wrestlers ready to rumble A different type of wrestling match will take place in Dawson City this weekend. The town is hosting the third annual League of Lady Wrestlers. The event features local wrestlers, fighting it out in a homemade ring.
CBC.ca | Jul 31, 2015 11:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Federal science, tech announcements home in on Canada's Arctic With the writ expected to drop in just a few days, Canada has been seeing a frenzy of federal government funding and policy announcements this week, squeezed in before the prime minister calls an election. Here's a round-up of science- and technology-rela
CBC.ca | Jul 31, 2015 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hay River workers ratify new contract Town workers in Hay River have voted to ratify a new contract, meaning an end to an acrimonious six-month strike is in sight.
CBC.ca | Jul 31, 2015 8:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend