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Northern supermarkets face retail challenges of pandemic

Supermarkets in small communities across the NWT are facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic with their own product policies and safety measures.  Even before...

Small NWT businesses welcome 75 per cent federal wage subsidy

Small business owners in the Northwest Territories strained by collapsing demand amid a global pandemic may see some relief from Ottawa soon. The federal government...

COMMUNITY REPORT — Paulatuk residents look out for each other

Reduced air traffic into Paulatuk has helped ease anxiety in the community over the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents are still not taking any chances. "Generally...

Summit Air announces 45 temporary layoffs due to COVID-19

Summit Air announced today that 45 employees will be "temporarily leaving" the airline due to COVID-19 and the subsequent economic slowdown. The company, which until...

State of emergency declared in Northwest Territories

A state of emergency has been declared for the Northwest Territories. The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Paulie Chinna, declared a territory-wide state of...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Kakisa keeping control of isolated status

The small community of Kakisa, about a half-hour's drive southeast of Fort Providence, has always been isolated and self-dependent. Community members are taking the necessary...

Food bank closures won’t hurt shelter supplies, council says

The Day Centre and Sobering Centre in Yellowknife has contingency plans and the recent closure of two food support organizations in Yellowknife won’t adversely...

All Yellowknife playgrounds closed as COVID safety measure

The City of Yellowknife has closed all City playgrounds effective Thursday afternoon following the advice of chief public health officer Kami Kandola. "Because of the...

COVID-19: expired NWT health cards remain valid

Northwest Territories health card holders needn't worry about their benefits disappearing amidst a global health emergency. The territory is extending expiring and expired health cards,...

City of Iqaluit updates which businesses are open and closed

For Iqalummiut wondering which businesses are still accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit has issued an update. The following businesses are open: Arctic...

Heart-shaped display lights up Yellowknife hotel

Many Yellowknifers have likely spotted an eye-grabbing addition to the city’s skyline in recent days. The Explorer Hotel is lighting up vacant rooms to form...