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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Dettah ice road opens

The ice road to Dettah is now open to cars and trucks under 4,000 kg. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT) website, the road opened around noon last Saturday. Construction of the road had been delayed by mild temperatures and significant snowfall, according to Michael Conway, regional superintendent.

- John McFadden

Fire department warns of thin ice

Following a number of incidents involving vehicles becoming stuck or breaking through ice on lakes and rivers surrounding the city, the Yellowknife Fire Division is reminding residents to use caution when venturing out.

There are areas of Great Slave Lake near the Yellowknife River and Con Mine which often do not completely freeze over due to water currents and shallow areas. Above average temperatures make this worse.

The division is reminding the public to tell someone before leaving home for two hours or more and to provide an idea of the area of travel.

The warning follows an incident where two visitors got their car stuck in the snow 10 km south of Dettah.

- Meagan Leonard

Indigenous affairs minister in Yellowknife on Friday

Carolyn Bennett, the federal minister of indigenous affairs and northern development, will be in Yellowknife on Friday. Bennett will be meeting with families of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls ahead of a planned national inquiry into the problem, according to her office.

She is expected to ask the families exactly what they want to see covered in the inquiry. The sessions will be closed to the public and the media.

- John McFadden

Police seize Nunavut-bound booze

Police seized bottles of Nunavut-bound vodka found in a passenger's luggage by Yellowknife airport officials last week, according to an RCMP news release.

Officers were called to the airport around 9 a.m. on Dec. 30 and seized 26 375-ml bottles and two 1.75-litre bottles. The news release stated the traveler was about to board a plane to Kugaaruk - a dry community - and the individual was carrying more than the personal limit of alcohol allowed for transport on a passenger plane. Charges are being investigated, stated the news release.

- Evan Kiyoshi French

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