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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Escape report delayed

A report on how accused murderer Denecho King allegedly escaped from the North Slave Correctional Centre last month, expected to be released in mid-September, has been delayed.

The Department of Justice has yet to say when the report will be done. MLAs have said they want the report to be publicly released.

In a Sept. 23 e-mail, department spokesperson Sue Glowach said inmates are still being kept from where King managed to climb onto the roof Aug. 10 until a repair is made.

The restriction continues until temporary or final structural repairs have been made, she stated.

- Shane Magee

Sisters in Spirit walk Tuesday

The Native Women's Association of the NWT will hold its annual Sisters in Spirit walk Tuesday morning honouring missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

The association's promotional posters for the event state those attending should meet at 11:15 a.m. outside the Ndilo community gym with the walk starting 15 minutes later.

The event will include guest speakers, an informal presentation and a vigil following the walk. A hot lunch is also expected to be served.

- Shane Magee

Olympian receives key to the city

Akeem Haynes, who won a bronze medal with the 4x100 metre relay team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, will receive the key to the city at an open house on Thursday at the Fieldhouse, starting at 6 p.m.

Haynes will speak about leadership and his achievements before a demonstration of a 4x100 metre relay race on the Northwestel Field, after which Mayor Heyck will present him with the key to the city.

- Jessica Davey-Quantick

Teen advisory board meets at library tonight

Students in grades eight through 12 are encouraged to come out to a meeting on how the Yellowknife Public Library could be made more enticing to teenagers.

It is the first meeting of TAG - the teen advisory group. In a notice, the library suggests that teens looking to volunteer, pick up community service hours or simply meet new people should show up at the library after class today. The meeting will be held from 3:45 until 5 p.m.

- John McFadden

Territorial champs

Coral Harbour/Whale Cove

The communities of Coral Harbour and Whale Cove came up a lot larger than their sizes would suggest, when the boys from Coral Harbour took the U18 Nunavut territorial soccer banner and the girls from Whale Cove captured the U18 female banner in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

False threat in schools


The bomb scare that had students in Kivalliq schools join their counterparts across Nunavut in being locked down and sent home this past Thursday, Sept. 22, has been described by the RCMP as not credible following a comprehensive threat assessment conducted by the force.

The RCMP were notified at about 9 a.m. that a bomb had been placed in a school in each of Nunavut's three regions.

All elementary schools, high schools and colleges were physically checked by Nunavut RCMP officers and school staff, with no suspicious signs found.

The Nunavut bomb scare is similar to threats received in other parts of Canada and the United States recently which have proven to be hoaxes.

The RCMP also responded to a bomb threat at the Iqaluit airport at about 11:30 a.m. on the same day.

That threat, as well, was determined to be noncredible.

There was no threat to the public and the airport maintained normal operations during this time.

Carver to appear at Winnipeg gallery


Renowned Kivalliq carver Paul Malliki of Naujaat is scheduled to be in Winnipeg this week for the Winnipeg Arts Gallery (WAG) at the Forks inaugural ArtistinResidence program.

The program is being presented by the Canadian Arctic Producers, WAG and the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, and will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.

The Artist-in-Residence program will culminate with an exhibition of Malliki's work from Sept. 30 to Oct. 25.

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