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Wildfires continue near Yellowknife, Canada

The wildfires that have been plaguing the Northern Territories in Canada and have sent smoke drifting down to the Great Lakes in the US continue on.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBC News

Cow attack at B.C. farm kills N.W.T. man

Attacks by cattle are more common than we think, says Gord Molendyk of Vernon RCMP.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Victim identified in Cherryville farm death

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died on a Cherryville farm July 1. Allen Donald Powder, 49, was from Yellowknife, N.W.T., but who was working on the farm when the incident occurred.

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CBC News

2nd man sentenced in relation to Yellowknife drug raids

On Friday, Stan Cochrane was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking cocaine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

CBC News

Behchoko, N.W.T., no longer on back-up diesel power

An aerial view of a forest fire near the high-voltage power transmission line between Behchoko and the Snare hydroelectric plant that caused outages in Yellowknife, Behchoko and Dettah on Tuesday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Williams Creek Gold Announces Appointment of Interim CEO

Williams Creek Gold would like to thank Mr. Wyant for agreeing to step back in as Interim CEO in the short term.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Saskatchewan firefighters headed to Northwest Territories

A group of about 40 firefighters gathered at the Provincial Wildfire Centre, located north of Prince Albert, to get packed and ready to fly out.

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Brandon Sun

Keeping power on in Yellowknife proves difficult during season's many wildfires

Keeping Yellowknife's electricity on is proving to be a challenge during what Northwest Territories Power Corp. calls one of the worst years for wildfires in 30 years.

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Related Topix: Canada, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The Northern Miner

Kennady Diamonds expands drill program at Kennady North

Encouraging results from its Kennady North diamond project in the Northwest Territories have Kennady Diamonds doubling its summer drill program, adding a third drill, and rethinking the potential size of the project.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Diamond, Canada

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBC News

Fire suspected as cause of North Slave power outages

Smoke from forest fires in the North Slave region of the N.W.T. drifts eastward in this image taken July 22 by NASA's Aqua satellite.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba crews heading west to fight forest fires

Firefighters tackle a flare up at the Smith Creek fire located on a hillside in West Kelowna, B.C., Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

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CNews

Smoke chokes Yellowknife as forest fires continue to burn

Flames engulf trees in the North West Territories as more then 160 fires burn across the territory in mid July, 2014.

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CBC News

Yellowknife air quality exceeds 10, highest level on risk scale

Smoke from over 200 forest fires lingers in the air in downtown Yellowknife around 6:30 MT July 22. The city has gone past 10 out of 10 on the Air Quality Health Index published by a coalition of government monitoring agencies.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

AccuWeather.com

Smoke From Western Fires Reach Far to the East

It has been a very hot month in the interior Northwest. Temperatures east of the Cascades are running 8 to 10 degrees above normal so far in July.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada

Wed Jul 16, 2014

CNews

Forest fires continue to rage in N.W.T., evacuation orders issued in B.C.

Spreading Creek wildfire burns along Highway 11 that boarders the Banff National Park border in Alberta is seen from an aircraft.

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CBC News

A narrow escape for N.W.T.'s oldest fishing lodge

When it came time to evacuate guests and staff from Plummer's Lodge on Great Slave Lake on Saturday, Chummy Plummer says he expected the worst.

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National Post

'Firenadoes' spiral high in Yellowknife: 'When they were...

The blaze erupted in swirling tornadoes of flame a couple of stories high, exploding from the treetops, say two Yellowknife men who witnessed the rare and terrifying phenomenon while battling a bush fire about 80 kilometres east of the Northwest Territories' capital.

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Brandon Sun

Health warning issued as forest fires blanket N.W.T. with heavy smoke

Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Williams Creek Gold Announces Resignation of Interim Ceo

Williams Creek Gold would like to thank Dr. Black for stepping in as Interim CEO to assist with preparation for the Company's upcoming Annual General Meeting.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

GlobalNews

Saskatoon pilot makes emergency landing in Yellowknife

A Saskatchewan pilot had some quick thinking to do as a plane's engine quit mid-air on his way to Yellowknife, N.W.T. Saskatoon's Stefan Trischuk was on his way up north for an airshow in his Pitts special biplane when he noticed a fuel problem.

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