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SSi Micro founder says he can ease energy woes

Entrepreneur Jeff Philipp is preparing to pitch an innovative power grid that harnesses heat and new battery technology to the hamlet council of Fort Providence. What’s more, he's...

Seeking donations to repair church

The Anglican church in Gjoa Haven is in need of further repair and Leroy Nakoolak is trying to raise $5,000 for the cause. Gjoa Haven’s...

Five family violence shelters launch awareness campaign

Five family violence shelters in the NWT and the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS), are trying to end the cycle of violence...

Chief re-elected in Tsiigehtchic

Phillip Blake was re-elected chief of the Gwichya Gwich’in band in Tsiigehtchic on March 11, according to preliminary results. Blake got 59 votes, followed by...

Dump fire still burning in Hay River

A stubborn fire at the Hay River landfill site was still burning as of this past weekend. The fire was first noticed as smoke from...

Inuvik post secondary education discussion calls for improvements to education system

Before the GNWT develops a vision for a post-secondary institution in the NWT, one Northerner believes that the territorial government should first re-envision the...

Savannah’s Family Restaurant to open on Monday

A new restaurant in town opened its doors for the first time on Monday. Savannah’s Family Restaurant, in the old Cellar location on Franklin Avenue,...

125 people displaced by fire at the highrise in Hay River

The 125 residents of the highrise that caught fire in Hay River on Friday will have to wait until March 20, and possibly longer,...

Police breached Charter rights during drug, weapons seizure

A blue Volkswagen with Alberta plates is pulled over by two Mounties on an October afternoon in Fort Providence. The driver is detained –...

Prison term for ‘violent sexual offender’ convicted of fourth sex crime

When Travis Menacho, a convicted child sex offender from Tulita, was released from North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) in August 2016, Northwest Territories RCMP...

Bring birthing home to communities, say advocates

Nataasha Komakjuak decided to give birth to her third child in her home community of Arviat. “I didn’t want to leave my two younger ones,...

Inuvik protests for climate justice

More than a dozen residents marched through Inuvik’s downtown core to demand action on climate change on March 15. The protest was linked to a...

Children demonstrate for climate future

More than a dozen young children took part in a climate justice demonstration at the NWT legislative assembly, Friday. The gathering was part of a...

Seniors living income study shows singles most vulnerable

If you are a senior and living alone in Yellowknife, there is a higher chance you may not be able to cover your basic...

Traditional Inuit village under construction in Iglulik

Close to 100 people will be involved in creating a traditional Inuit village on the outskirts of Iglulik over the next few weeks. Work began...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Four Corners wins the cover spot, a science fundraiser for Baffin youth, and Apex students get their own rink

This week, the art of Inuk artist Dayle Kubluitok wins her the Nunavut directory cover, the Qikiqtaalummi Science Fair Association asks for help, and...

No serious injuries reported after Hay River highrise fire

An apartment on the 11th floor of the Hay River highrise erupted in flames on the afternoon of March 15. At about 2:30 p.m., smoke...

Inuvik resident recycling in fashion

Instead of tossing out recyclable items, one Inuvikian has been collecting valuable junk and helping local youth turn the scraps into wearable items. Ruth Wright,...

New cab company hits metering speed bump

Yellow Cabs Ltd., the newest addition to the Yellowknife cab community plans on opening its doors April 1, but the new business has already...

Indigenous rappers give youth sobriety pep talk

Motivational speaker Mike Scott and hip-hop group BrownCanShine combined forces at NACC Tuesday to deliver a message of hope and sobriety to youth from...

Foster Family Coalition of the NWT launches new recruitment campaign

The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT launched a new recruitment strategy at the legislative assembly today. The campaign, in collaboration with the Department of...

Public feedback needed for territorial 2020 Environmental Audit

Work is already underway for the Northwest Territories 2020 Environmental Audit. Independent auditors and employees from the GNWT's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)...

Yellowknife rinks win titles at NWT Seniors Curling Championships

What's old is new again when it comes to seniors curling in the NWT. No pun intended. But the two rinks heading to the Canadian Seniors...

NWT Darts Championships sees men’s and women’s teams selected for Canadian Championships in June

The Canadian National Darts Championships are happening in Saskatoon in June and Team NWT will be right there battling with the rest of the...

Iglulik man who violated caribou hunting ban won’t be convicted

An Iglulik man who breached a caribou hunting ban was ill-informed by someone in a position of trust and therefore won’t be criminally convicted,...

Internationally-renowned choir takes Yellowknife stage

With praise and awards following this 60-men choir from around the world, Chor Leoni is stepping onto a Yellowknife stage for the first time...

Bloodshot Bill promises deadly performance

Musician Bloodshot Bill has always been one for finding simple solutions to difficult problems. When at 13, he found learning guitar too tough on...

Suspects sought following fourth alleged store robbery since January

Yellowknife RCMP are searching for two men suspected of robbing a Franklin Avenue convenience store yesterday – the fourth alleged robbery or robbery attempt...

‘Bridging’ western institutions with on-the-land learning

How Indigenous on-the-land education fits into and shapes a future polytechnical university being planned for Yellowknife is a critical discussion point for Northern post-secondary...

Two people unharmed after industrial explosion rocks Inuvik building

No injuries were reported after a worksite explosion rocked a building in Inuvik yesterday, say RCMP. Mounties responded to the blast at an industrial worksite...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

Love each other as much as possible

Editor’s note: Columnist Catherine Lafferty is writing a series on the Dene laws. This week’s...

EDITORIAL: The story of Inuit and TB is Canada’s story

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Inuit March 8 acknowledges the human rights abuses visited...

Plumbing matters

In the immortal words of American actress Jenifer Lewis, "You sit in (expletive) too long,...

Go green? Go local

Yellowknife, during its formative years, was not just pulling gold out of the ground but...

Seeing the light on Daylight Savings Time

It's Saturday night and, while sane people are out somewhere having a drink or watching...

EDITORIAL: The case for a name change

Editor's note: Shene Catholique Valpy is the daughter of NNSL publisher Bruce Valpy. Shene Catholique Valpy’s...
The City of Yellowknife is pursuing the acquisition of shoreline properties at the former Con Mine site in an attempt to avoid a crunch for boat launch access with remediation activities expected to shut down the boat lanch at Giant Mine in the coming years. Image courtesy of the City of Yellowknife

EDITORIAL: Launch on with Con

The story of Yellowknife is, at least in part, a story of poor access to...

IN MY VIEW: Define social justice

How would one define or try to understand social justice? This is a very broad and...

COLUMN: The wisdom in learning from elders’ knowledge

I don't usually go out of my way to track down the latest edition of...

EDITORIAL: A Liberal wave no more

“It's clear something inappropriate happened,” NWT MP Michael McLeod told Yellowknifer on Friday when asked...