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7 hrs ago | CBC News

Melvin Mitchell given two life sentences for gruesome murders

Melvin Mitchell was given back-to-back life sentences in the murders of two men in Edmonton last year.

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Related Topix: Canada

18 hrs ago | QST

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, while average daily solar flux increased 25.7 points to 138.8. Average daily estimated planetary A index dropped from 7.4 to 4.3. This compares the August 14-20 period against the previous seven days.

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Related Topix: Canada

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Canada.com

Canadian military plans support 'hubs' in Arctic to speed response

Both ships are part of Operation NANOOK. Operation NANOOK is a Canada Command sovereignty operation, taking place in Canada's arctic waters.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, Stephen Harper

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Great Places in Canada contest open for voting on 32 locations across country

Inglewood in Calgary, St. Boniface in Winnipeg and Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ont., are among neighbourhoods in the running in the fourth annual Great Places in Canada contest.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Travel

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sys-Con Media

TerraX Assays 6.61 g/t Au, 357 g/t Ag, 1.51% Cu, 7.02% Zn and Greater ...

Assay results are still pending or being interpreted from the remaining samples taken from prospective gold and base metal targets at the YCGP, as well as from drilling recently completed at the Crestaurum and Barney mesothermal gold targets in the southern portion of the property, and will be announced when available.

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Related Topix: Canada, Geology, Science

CBC News

Pullin' a Hank: Songs for your goodbye party

Allison Devereaux is the host of Trail's End on CBC North Radio 1 in Yellowknife.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CBC News

42 new N.W.T. firefighters training near Yellowknife

Forty-two people from Yellowknife, Behchoko and Lutsel'ke are training to become type-3 firefighters this week outside Dettah, N.W.T. The intensity of the territory's fire season means more bodies are needed to extinguish the blazes that are under control.

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Related Topix: Canada

CBC News

Yellowknife RCMP charge pair with trafficking fentanyl

In the third drug raid in Yellowknife this week, RCMP have seized narcotic pills from a home in the School Draw Avenue area.

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Related Topix: Canada, Drugs, Marijuana

Tue Aug 12, 2014

CBC News

Feds promise N.W.T. $163M over 10 years in gas tax money

N.W.T. Deputy Premier Jackson Lafferty and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt sit together in Yellowknife at the announcement of 10 years of federal gas tax funding for the territory.

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Journal of Commerce

Gas Tax Fund to be used to fund NWT infrastructure

The federal government of Canada is making funds available for public infrastructure in the Northwest Territories through the Gas Tax Fund Administrative Agreement.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Sask. crews help fight wildfires in Northwest Territories

Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment firefighters disembark from their plane at Prince Albert Municipal Airport on Friday after two weeks of fighting wildfires in the Northwest Territories.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Canada

Thu Aug 07, 2014

CBC News

Smoke won't have lasting health effects: NWT health official

N.W.T.'s chief medical official says healthy people whose lungs get irritated by forest fire smoke will recover a few days after the smoke clears.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Canada

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Canada.com

Chamberfest: A premiere evening for Gryphon Trio

Two world premieres, the Ottawa premiere of a work by R. Murray Schafer and a trio by Tchaikovsky, were all played by one of Canada's most eminent ensembles, the Gryphon Trio.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Symphony, Arts

The Southtown Star

Science-meets-symphony in 'Northern Lights'

Summer in Chicago is an odd time to see the northern lights. We're thousands of miles from the frigid northern lands where those dazzling, color-filled displays, also known as the aurora borealis, periodically light up the skies.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Canada, Entertainment

EurekAlert!

Pyrocumulonibus cloud rises up from Canadian wildfires

The Northern Territories in Canada is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons in history.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Fire,

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Canada.com

Lots of lunches and other nuggets from Senate Liberal expense disclosures

Changes to the Senate Liberal expense disclosure forms reveal more about the Senate Liberals than the 14 who fly their spouses to Ottawa from other parts of the country.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

CBC News

Northwestel expanding solar power at remote sites

The McEvoy solar panels near Ross River are helping Northwestel reduce diesel use at remote microwave sites in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Canada

EurekAlert!

Fires not slowing around Yellowknife

Fires and the resultant smoke that comes from them are both just as widespread and heavy as they were in the month of July.

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Related Topix: Canada, Fire

CBC News

We're on fire: Here's a playlist for summer in N.W.T.

Allison Devereaux is the host of Trail's End on CBC North Radio 1 in Yellowknife.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada, North America, World News

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The London Free Press

Special air quality statement issued for Yellowknife as fires rage

The smoke-filled sky turned orange just before a huge thunderstorm hit Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Wednesday night.

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