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    It took a 'small lake' of water to put out the Whitehorse dump fire

    It took a 'small lake' of water to put out the Whitehorse dump fire


    Firefighters worked feverishly for several days and nights last month to get the fire under control. The deputy fire chief guessed that it took 500,000 gallons of water to put out the...

    Firefighters worked feverishly for several days and nights last month to get the fire under control. The deputy fire chief guessed that it took 500,000 gallons of water to put out the fire.

    Bear sniffing around Wekweeti homes put down after failed efforts to deter it

    Bear sniffing around Wekweeti homes put down after failed efforts to deter it


    A black bear that was seen rummaging through people’s garbage cans and creeping up to their homes last week in Wekweeti, N.W.T., had to be put down on...

    A black bear that was seen rummaging through people’s garbage cans and creeping up to their homes last week in Wekweeti, N.W.T., had to be put down on Friday.

    Million dollar-winning lottery tickets sold in Yukon and N.W.T.

    Million dollar-winning lottery tickets sold in Yukon and N.W.T.


    A couple of people in the North hit the jackpot, after they bought winning tickets for Friday's Lotto Max 'MaxMillions' draw — but both million-dollar prizes have yet to be...

    A couple of people in the North hit the jackpot, after they bought winning tickets for Friday's Lotto Max 'MaxMillions' draw — but both million-dollar prizes have yet to be claimed.

    Sitka historical park gets benefit of Indigenous knowledge

    Sitka historical park gets benefit of Indigenous knowledge


    Ten positions at the park were created by a new partnership between the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the National Park Service, the first of its kind in the...

    Ten positions at the park were created by a new partnership between the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the National Park Service, the first of its kind in the U.S.

    Beluga whale harvested from Koojesse Inlet

    Beluga whale harvested from Koojesse Inlet


    The whale was towed to a small island just off shore near the Tundra Valley neighbourhood in Iqaluit where a group of nine Inuit harvested it. Meat and muktuk from the whale were then distributed in the...

    The whale was towed to a small island just off shore near the Tundra Valley neighbourhood in Iqaluit where a group of nine Inuit harvested it. Meat and muktuk from the whale were then distributed in the community.

    Balconies remain an eye sore, safety concern for Hay River highrise tenants

    Balconies remain an eye sore, safety concern for Hay River highrise tenants


    In October 2017 the building’s owner was fined $10,000 and ordered to fix the longstanding problem of deteriorating balconies. While many building code violations have been addressed, the balconies are still an...

    In October 2017 the building’s owner was fined $10,000 and ordered to fix the longstanding problem of deteriorating balconies. While many building code violations have been addressed, the balconies are still an issue.

    2 people dead after ATV collision in Resolute Bay

    2 people dead after ATV collision in Resolute Bay


    RCMP say two people have died as the result of an all-terrain vehicle collision near the fuel tank farm in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on July...

    RCMP say two people have died as the result of an all-terrain vehicle collision near the fuel tank farm in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on July 11.

    N.W.T. woman searching for long lost nephews in time for their grandfather's funeral

    N.W.T. woman searching for long lost nephews in time for their grandfather's funeral


    Louisa Black is trying to track down her nephews in time for their grandfather's funeral on Tuesday. The boys were apprehended from their mother a decade ago, and the family has not been able to communicate with...

    Louisa Black is trying to track down her nephews in time for their grandfather's funeral on Tuesday. The boys were apprehended from their mother a decade ago, and the family has not been able to communicate with them.

    Northern Frontier Visitors Centre gets interim fix, could be used again

    Northern Frontier Visitors Centre gets interim fix, could be used again


    The Northwest Territories government is hoping to salvage the damaged Northern Frontier Visitors Centre building in Yellowknife and is looking into whether anyone is interested in using the...

    The Northwest Territories government is hoping to salvage the damaged Northern Frontier Visitors Centre building in Yellowknife and is looking into whether anyone is interested in using the space.

    Whitehorse church blesses all creatures great and small

    Whitehorse church blesses all creatures great and small


    Worshippers brought their animals to Whitehorse United Church on Sunday to be blessed. The animals were also thanked for their...

    Worshippers brought their animals to Whitehorse United Church on Sunday to be blessed. The animals were also thanked for their companionship.

    Dominion offers cost-of-living increases, extra leave in tentative deal

    Dominion offers cost-of-living increases, extra leave in tentative deal


    Workers at the Ekati diamond mine are voting this week on a tentative deal that would offer them cost-of-living wage increases for the next three years, extra leave and a bit more job security than they've had for the last few...

    Workers at the Ekati diamond mine are voting this week on a tentative deal that would offer them cost-of-living wage increases for the next three years, extra leave and a bit more job security than they've had for the last few months.

    Yellowknife's Sushi Café closes temporarily, after truck crashes into restaurant

    Yellowknife's Sushi Café closes temporarily, after truck crashes into restaurant


    The windows and exterior walls of Yellowknife’s Sushi Café have been shattered, and its owner left shocked, after a truck apparently smashed into the business early Sunday morning, forcing it to close for the time...

    The windows and exterior walls of Yellowknife’s Sushi Café have been shattered, and its owner left shocked, after a truck apparently smashed into the business early Sunday morning, forcing it to close for the time being.

    Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of July 2, 9

    Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of July 2, 9


    Rainy days have led to slow summer starts in many parts of the North, but they've also produced some incredible rainbows — the stars of this gallery of your best reader photos from across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, and...

    Rainy days have led to slow summer starts in many parts of the North, but they've also produced some incredible rainbows — the stars of this gallery of your best reader photos from across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, and Nunavik.

    7 things to know about the N.W.T.'s new carbon tax

    7 things to know about the N.W.T.'s new carbon tax


    The territorial government has released its plan for the federally-mandated carbon tax. Here are seven things to know about...

    The territorial government has released its plan for the federally-mandated carbon tax. Here are seven things to know about it.

    Nunavut mom organizes walk for 4-year-old son who needs wheelchair

    Nunavut mom organizes walk for 4-year-old son who needs wheelchair


    On Sunday, people across Nunavut and even as far as England will walk for a young boy from Pangnirtung who is struggling to get a...

    On Sunday, people across Nunavut and even as far as England will walk for a young boy from Pangnirtung who is struggling to get a wheelchair.

    Whitehorse artists get inspired at Miles Canyon

    Whitehorse artists get inspired at Miles Canyon


    It's hard not to be inspired by Miles Canyon, with its aqua blue water and steep, winding cliffs. This weekend, seven artists are walking the trails around the area and creating works of art inspired by...

    It's hard not to be inspired by Miles Canyon, with its aqua blue water and steep, winding cliffs. This weekend, seven artists are walking the trails around the area and creating works of art inspired by it.