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Canadian report finds gaps in U.S. draft plan on coastal oil leases

A Canadian report found the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has information gaps on the risks that oil and gas development in coastal...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Victoria’s Arctic Fashion hits the Paris runways

The design and sewing skills of Inuit will get another burst of recognition on the world stage later this month when Victoria Kakuktinniq unveils...

First Air’s new Iqaluit cargo warehouse still on track for 2020 completion

The GN is currently reviewing First Air's application for a parcel of land in Iqaluit where the company hopes to build its new cargo...

Yellowknife jail employees fired following probe in sexual misconduct allegations

Two North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) employees have been fired following a workplace investigation into alleged sexual relationships between an inmate and staff at...

One-two finish for Yellowknife at Hazardous Women’s Hockey Tournament in Hay River

One of the bigger women's hockey tournaments in the NWT made a long-awaited return this past weekend but there was a good reason for...

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera comes to city

After being featured in a slew of festivals in Canada and abroad, Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera will make its way to Yellowknife this weekend...

Deton Cho Eagles finish Calgary tournament on winning note

There's no better motivation for a team to win a game than losing a game you should have won before. That's what the Deton Cho...

Record-breaking numbers at 18th annual Gwich’in Cup Tournament

The annual Gwich'in Cup Tournament continues to be a huge sporting event for minor league hockey players in the Beaufort Delta region, as a...

Feds announce $20M to reduce diesel reliance in remote Indigenous communities

Today Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced a $20-million initiative to help reduce diesel reliance in remote Indigenous communities. The Generating New Opportunities:...

Music teacher prepares for album release

After two-and-a-half years of reimagining, rewriting and recording, local folk artist Abe Drennan is ready to release his album by the end of April. "I...

Ecology North launches climate watch Twitterbot

Ecology North has launched a Twitterbot that will tweet the difference between the daily temperature in Yellowknife and change normals registered between 1971 and...

Kitikmeot business sprouts from beans

Kaapittiaq Coffee, a product of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society made with beans purchased from Peru, was sampled at a recent community launch celebration. The product...

Free tax clinics headed to Nunavut communities this season

With tax season kicking off, the Canada Revenue agency launched three new northern service centres in Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Whitehorse Feb. 11 in hopes...

Gwich’in Wellness Camp to be converted into a cultural retreat

The Gwich'in Tribal Council is in the early planning stages of converting its Wellness Camp into a "cultural experiential retreat" in order to increase...

Inuvik Ski Club seeks community support

The Inuvik Ski Club is calling on members of the community to step up and help restore the club as it continues to struggle...

Nunavut HTOs to receive training for increased funding access

With a federal infusion of $216,000, the Nunavut Inuit Wildlife Secretariat will be able to develop new governance tools to increase and enhance capacity...

Man who failed to appear at sex assault trial arrested: Yellowknife RCMP

A Yellowknife man wanted by police for failing to show up to court for a sex assault jury trial has been located and arrested,...

Yellowknife bank robbed at knife-point in broad daylight, say RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man they say robbed a downtown bank in broad daylight Wednesday. Mounties...

Talented teens invited to enter writing contest

Are you a young aspiring writer? If so, your creative skills could win you a week-long writing camp in Calgary. NorthWords started the “Youth Writing...

Yellowknife Catholic Schools’ Regional Youth Traditional Games Tournament features big turnout

The annual Traditional Games Championships don't get going until tomorrow evening but some athletes got themselves a good head start this past weekend. Weledeh and...

Jamie Koe Brandon-bound after winning NWT Men’s Curling Championship

It's lucky no. 13 for Jamie Koe in terms of Tim Hortons Brier appearances and he will get to do it this year with...

Cockpit recorder recovered from deadly Air Tindi crash

Investigators probing a plane crash that killed two Air Tindi pilots near Whati late last month have recovered the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder, the...

New judge to take seat in territorial court next week

A newly-appointed judge with experience in Indigenous communities will take his seat in NWT territorial court next week, filling a position that's been vacant...

YK public school board votes to extend trustee terms

The Yellowknife Educational District No.1 board of trustees met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 12 and voted on extending the term of trustees...

A fun finish for Wolfpack peewees at B.C. tournament

For the second year running, the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewee development team was in Vernon, B.C., for the annual Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Tournament,...

Brendan Green retires from competitive biathlon

Hay River's Brendan Green has reached the final finish line in a storied 14-year career as a world-class biathlete. Green officially retired following a World...

News Briefs: Breastfeeding conference set

A breastfeeding conference will be held from Feb. 19 to 21 by the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority. The conference will take place...

Fort Simpson claims old timers’ glory

An old timers' hockey tournament has returned to Hay River after an absence of two years. The Feb. 1 to 3 tournament was hosted by...

Pirurvik preschool program reaps $1 million Arctic Inspiration Prize

An innovative made-in-Nunavut preschool program has $1 million to invest in expansion thanks to the Arctic Inspiration Prize.  The Pirurvik Preschool in Pond Inlet, which...

Focus on business: Dash Event Designs and Rentals

Cynthia Mufandaedza never had any intention of becoming an event designer, but four years ago she seized on an opportunity to purchase the inventory...
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Opinion & Editorial Articles

GNWT Local 1 members attend a strike preparation meeting at Mildred Hall School on Saturday. The strike was narrowly avoided later that night after 11th hour negotiations produced an agreement to put outstanding issues to mediator Vince Ready to decide. NNSL file photo

EDITORIAL: Yk a company town and that company is the GNWT

If territorial government workers had an extra spring in their steps Monday morning, they could...

Yellowknife’s Own Lot in Life

Oh, so that’s what improvements look like. I recall my first memorable view of the downtown...

EDITORIAL: Red tape doesn’t pay the bills

What happens when a mining company jumps through all the hoops and still gets shut...

Brendan Green’s legacy is guaranteed

Maybe it's too early to talk about the legacy of Brendan Green as a world-class...

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Changing it up

Friends, one of the main things you learn to do in higher education is to...
Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally Schumann (second from right) and Health Minister Glen Abernethy sign a socioeconomic agreement with Fortune Minerals, proponents of the NICO project outside of Whati. photo courtesy of Ryan McLeod

EDITORIAL: Mining won’t go without Indigenous consent

The Tlicho government thought it had reached a deal: A significant portion of their land...

COLUMN: Grow the solution from within

I can't say I've gotten to know a lot of people well in the community...
UNW president Todd Parsons, surrounded by union presidents announces a strike notice for Feb, 11, 2019.

EDITORIAL: GNWT will lose even if it wins

Not to be melodramatic but the Northwest Territories stands on the edge of a precipice...

EDITORIAL: Nurse and doctor shortage requires creative solutions

Nunavut is suffering as a result of a medical staffing shortage, and it doesn't appear...