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Pilot in deadly crash remembered by spouse as ‘the most positive person’

Audrey Paquette remembers seeing a handsome well-dressed man staring at her at a popular music venue in Toronto called the Modclub in 2006. She...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 2

Here are the teams and athletes in action on Saturday for Team NT and Team Nunavut on Day 2 of the Canada Winter Games...

Max Joy “grateful and excited” to carry Nunavut flag for Canada Winter Games opening ceremony

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are officially underway in Red Deer, Alta., with the opening ceremony having taken place the evening of Feb. 15. Nunavut...

Avens marks National Flag of Canada Day

  Avens Community for Seniors celebrated National Day of the Canada Flag on Feb. 15 with a flag rasiing ceremony. The event brought out about...

CanNor gives $250,000 to three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife

MP Micheal McLeod announced on Feb. 14 that Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will be providing funding to the tune of $250,000 to...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Archeological mapping project

The Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet is taking steps to document sites of archeological value within municipal boundaries via a mapping project. Through an arrangement with...

Two seamstresses share their experience with Canada Goose’s Project Atigi

A secret project, 14 Inuit seamstresses, and a now-fashionable parka company – those are the basic elements of a revelation that wowed Nunavut, New...

Nurse shortage no crisis, says mayor

Nunavut is enduring a shortage of nurses and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health has identified Rankin Inlet as one of the communities...

Iqaluit Taekwondo Society heading down under

If you've been following the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society's exploits in recent years, you will know that whenever they travel to events, good things usually...

The other Nunavut team at the Canada Winter Games

Nunavut will be sending athletes for weeks one and two of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. The week two contingent, though, will...

Precautionary landing “a non-event” says Ahmic Air owner

No one was injured after an Ahmic Air plane made a precautionary landing on Back Bay this afternoon. "It was a pretty non-event," said Ahmic...

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...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Housing and northern allowance for home owners in the NWT

From: Ernest Taylor Pokiak, Tuktoyaktuk Dear editor, This is an opportune time to send a message to...
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...