Friday, 27 February 2009

CBC News Online - North Evening Digest - 2009-02-27

Friday, February 27, 2009

Top Story:

Yellowknife RCMP search for youth, firearm, as school lockdowns end
Yellowknife RCMP continued to search for a youth possibly carrying a gun in the
Range Lake neighbourhood on Friday after two elementary schools were locked down in
the morning.
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Top Headlines:

Old infrastructure a culprit in power outages: Yukon Energy
Aging hydro infrastructure, paired with Mother Nature, have been responsible for
frequent power outages in the Yukon last year, according to Yukon Energy Corp.
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2 deaths reported in isolated N.W.T. communities
Two deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours in two small, remote communities
in the Northwest Territories, with RCMP taking a man into custody in connection with
one of those deaths.
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Pond Inlet narwhal remains will be dumped in ocean: hunters
The remains of narwahls killed during a mass cull in November near Pond Inlet,
Nunavut, will be dumped into the Arctic Ocean starting next week, according to the
local hunters and trappers organization.
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Alleged U.S. sex offender might have been spotted in Yukon: RCMP
RCMP in the Yukon are asking for the public's help in finding a southern California
man charged with sexually assaulting children who might have been seen in the
territory recently.
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Not lobbying for First Air, says former Nunavut cabinet minister
Ed Picco is now handling government relations for northern airline First Air, but
the former Nunavut MLA and cabinet minister says he is not lobbying for lucrative
territorial government contracts in his new role.
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Russia denies plane approached Canadian airspace
Russia is denying that one of its aircraft approached Canadian airspace shortly
before U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ottawa, depite allegations by Canada's
defence minister that the incident prompted Canadian fighter jets to scamble to
intercept the plane.
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Court clears Yukon outfitters on Wildlife Act charges
Two Yukon outfitters, including a former RCMP officer and a former Yukon
conservation officer, were cleared Thursday of any wrongdoing in connection with a
sheep hunt in the fall of 2007.
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High Arctic mayors meet to discuss high living, transportation costs
Mayors from Nunavut's three High Arctic communities met with government officials
and the airline industry Thursday to talk about the high costs of travelling in
their region.
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N.W.T. MLAs seek audit of $34M loan to Discovery Air
Members on a Northwest Territories legislative committee have asked federal Auditor
General Sheila Fraser's office to review a $34-million government loan to northern
airline Discovery Air.
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Yukon set to serve up new liquor regulations in April
Long-awaited changes to the Yukon's Liquor Act will take effect April 1, allowing
neighbourhood pubs to set up shop and restaurant patrons to order alcohol without
having to order a meal as well.
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