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Newsbriefs: Friday, June 2, 2017
RCMP seize drugs, cash in raid

RCMP seized large amounts of cocaine, marijuana, cash and a gun in a series of raids Wednesday.

Six men are facing charges of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, careless storage of a firearm and possession of the proceeds of crime exceeding $5000. The RCMP's federal investigations unit confiscated a total of 170 grams of cocaine, 445 grams of marijuana, $20,000 and a shotgun in their search of a downtown apartment, two vehicles and a campsite at Fred Henne Territorial Park. A court date for all of the accused is set for June 5.

- Emelie Peacock

RCMP probes assault with a weapon

RCMP is investigating after a man told them he had been attacked by a man with a knife near Stanton Plaza at about midnight on Wednesday. According to a news release from the Mounties, the victim was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital for treatment. Police did not describe his injuries. RCMP stated they have no suspect description and no weapon was recovered.

- John McFadden

Man charged in crash in custody

A man charged with impaired driving causing death in a Victoria Day long weekend car crash remains in custody.

Joshua Moore, 29, made a brief appearance via video in justice of the peace court Wednesday. His lawyer Ryan Clements told the court Moore was consenting to his custody and reserving his right to a bail hearing.

Moore will be back in court via video next Wednesday.

- John McFadden

Lightning causes power outage

A lightning strike on the power line somewhere between the Jackfish plant in Yellowknife and the Snare complex north of Behchoko is getting the blame for a blackout early Wednesday morning.

The city was plunged into darkness at about 12:40 a.m. according to Pam Coulter, spokesperson for the Northwest Territorial Power Corporation (NTPC). She stated in an e-mail that Yellowknife, Dettah and Behchoko were all affected. Coulter added the power was out for 17 minutes.

- John McFadden

Newsbriefs: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Four impaired driving charges

Inuvik RCMP charged four people with impaired driving offences in April, after responding to 10 calls for service involving impaired driving complaints.

For two of the charges, a member of the public had contacted the RCMP about concern over someone's driving.

Meanwhile, the detachment also laid charges in all four incidents of domestic violence officers responded to in the month.

The RCMP also charged one person for aggravated assault.

And the fire at an abandoned residence on Kugmallit Road was deemed arson after investigation. Due to the age of the youth involved, the person cannot be charged.

Water slide should be good to go soon

The waterslide in the pool at the Midnight Sun Complex should be open again soon.

Repeated issues with water leakage into the squash court hallway required repair.

Lise Saumur, Inuvik director of community services, told council last week that the problem is with the water catchment basin at the bottom of the slide.

She said the special epoxy needed to fix it has arrived but was missing for two weeks after ending up at the town's water plant by accident.

"Hopefully this holds," said Saumur, adding she expects the slide to be fixed soon.

East Three student up for geography challenge

Grade 8 student Kaylin Harder won the Northwest Territories' geography competition, meaning she will be on her way to Ottawa this weekend to compete in the Canadian Geographic Challenge.

When she arrives in Ottawa, Harder will have one day of testing before she finds out if she made it to the Monday finals.

That's when all the contestants will meet with Canadian astronaut David Saint Jacques, who will moderate the final quiz.

The top prize is an East Coast adventure cruise.

$10.6M for Aurora College, solar for ARI

The federal and territorial governments announced last week a $10,595,046 investment in Aurora College, with $6.3 million coming from the territorial government and the rest from the federal government.

An additional $200,000 in funding, equally split between the two levels of government, will go to the rooftop solar photovoltaic project for the Aurora Research Institute in Inuvik. This is for a 25-kilowatt solar array to be installed on the roof of the institute. It is predicted it would provide up to 25 per cent of the building's annual electrical needs.

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