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Savannah’s Family Restaurant to open on Monday

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

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 possible 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,...

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 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...

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...

Deputy premier Robert C. McLeod will not seek re-election in fall

In the legislative assembly today, Robert C. McLeod, deputy premier and MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes announced he will not put his name forward...

City granted federal funding for aging water line

A long-awaited federal decision on the city’s aging water intake line was made this week as the Government of Canada announced $26 million in...

Behchoko man, target of months-long drug trafficking probe, gets 22-months

When Behchoko RCMP stopped a vehicle heading back to the community from Dettah on Valentine’s Day last year, it was anything but a routine...

Canadian Tire YK gets firearms licence; permitted to sell guns, ammo again

Canadian Tire Yellowknife is once again able to sell firearms and ammunition after a permitting issue forced the retail store to shutter its gun...

Hay River approves $13-million capital budget

If all goes well – meaning if all funding that has been applied for is received – just over $13 million will be spent...

New nail salon in Hay River an instant hit

Vietnam is known around the world for having some of the best nail manicurists and artificial nail experts anywhere. And now Hay River has a...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

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...
Aaron Hemens is the editor of the Inuvik Drum.

Vaccinations saves lives

The individual with measles who travelled to Inuvik and sparked a regional scare turned out...

The scandal that rocks the capital

There's really only one thing to write about this week – the scandal rocking Ottawa. For...

Let’s hand out some hardware, shall we?

So a lot of good things happened to Nunavut at the Canada Winter Games. Rocco Canil...