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The hip-hop teacher

Pierre Cook combines three seemingly diverse things into one person – teaching, classical music and, perhaps most surprising of all, hip-hop. Cook, who teaches at...

United Way NWT offers financial support

Three non-profit organizations in Hay River have received financial support from United Way NWT. Each organization will be receiving $7,500 – the Hay River Soup...

Books for the taking – and reading

Last week, a peaked-roof box – looking somewhat like a large birdhouse – was installed outside of Growing Together. But it is not a birdhouse....

Team NT gymnasts battle on at Canada Winter Games

They're a bit battered, maybe a bit bruised, but Team NT's gymnasts are still fighting on at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer,...

Focus on business: A-List Organizing

As children, some people play house with dolls. Others may play army. Some may even play doctor. But when Alyssa Mosher was growing up, she...

Search continues for bank robbery suspect

Yellowknife Mounties are continuing their search for a suspect they say robbed a city bank in broad daylight last week. “The investigation remains active and...

Man who failed to attend jury trial opts for new, judge alone trial

A Yellowknife man who forced a mistrial after failing to show up at his sexual assault trial has waived his right to be tried...

Inuvik’s fruit man contemplates retirement

After 33 years of delivering fresh produce and dry goods to Inuvik residents, the town's "fruit man" said his aging body is warning him...

IRC hosts 31st annual Native Hockey Tournament

The 31st annual Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) Native Hockey Tournament wrapped up on Feb. 17, with 190 players from communities across the Beaufort Delta...

Inuvik project wins $500,000 prize

An Inuvik-based project that will create an association of Northern Indigenous artists from across the Beaufort Delta Region to help support their work and...

GN expands raw fur shipment program

Harvesters will soon be able to ship raw, frozen fox and wolverine hides south at no cost. The Government of Nunavut (GN) is expanding its...

Legislation change limits Arctic Market participation

Local food vendors are being forced to limit their Arctic Market appearances after a recent change in the interpretation of a food permit legislation...

Lutsel K’e Dene vote 88 per cent for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation members voted overwhelmingly in favour of signing establishing agreements with the GNWT and Canada for Thaidene Nene as a...

RCMP provide crime stats for Jan. 2019

Inspector Alex LaPorte came before city council on Feb. 18 to deliver crime stats for the month of January. According to the statistic, thefts are...

Yellowknife architects enter global design competition

A team of Yellowknife architects has entered their striking spire into an international design competition. The eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition gives out prestigious awards to...

City looking to land $1.1 million contract with fed government to assist homelessness

With federal funding from the Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS) due to run out at the end of March, city council met on Feb. 18...

Tom Cochrane fans recount their interactions

Garry Beattie jokes that he's not leaving Cambridge Bay to become a "roadie" for Tom Cochrane. For two nights last week, he got to act...

Black History through a futuristic lens

Sci-fi, satire and surrealism aren't words we usually associate with Black History Month every February. But on a Sunday afternoon at the Yellowknife Public Library,...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 5

Here's what Nunavut and Team NT will be up to on Day 5 of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb....

Week one rolls on for Team NT at Canada Winter Games

And we are underway with the largest multi-winter sport gathering of its kind in Canada. The 2019 Canada Winter Games got underway in Red Deer,...

MLA: Improve safety on Dempster Highway

Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake is calling for safety improvements to the Dempster Highway close to Fort McPherson. Blake asked Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann...

Former Yellowknifer makes chemotherapy breakthrough

A former Northerner has found a way to protect heart cells from some negative effects of chemotherapy. Gopinath Sutendra grew up in Inuvik and Yellowknife and...

China trade mission on ‘backburner’: Premier

The GNWT has shelved its trade mission to China following diplomatic tensions and the arrests of Canadian citizens. After Canadian authorities arrested China’s Huawei Technologies...

Wren Acorn to skate for gold in girls 1,500-metre speedskating

Team NT will have its first chance to hit the medal column at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this afternoon thanks...

Addictions and trauma treatment targeted for funding, Hickes says in advance of budget address

The Government of Nunavut's budget for 2019-2020 will include Health funding earmarked for the implementation of in-territory addictions and trauma treatment, based on a...

Choosing Wisely Campaign marks first anniversary

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority celebrated the first anniversary of its Choosing Wisely Northwest Territories campaign on Friday. The NWT campaign is...

Twenty years of trade show progress

On the 20th anniversary of the Kitikmeot Trade Show, some time was devoted to reflection on how far the event, and the region, has...

Supreme Court ruling on environmental liability could warrant NWT legislative changes

The territorial government is analyzing whether the Supreme Court of Canada's Redwater decision, which ruled that companies facing insolvency must pay environmental liabilities before...

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 4

Here's what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 4 at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. All times MST Hockey 9:00...

Still a glimmer of hope for Nunavut speedskaters at Canada Winter Games

Nunavut's speedskating outfit at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., isn't out of it yet in terms of the 500-metre and 1,500-metre...
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Opinion & Editorial Articles

City dodges human rights bullet

There’s no question about it, living in Yellowknife is expensive. There are arguably few who...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Meaningful talks

A meaningful meeting is one that results in well-informed engagement for all parties of interest....

EDITORIAL: Feds lack courage to protect Inuktut

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says Inuktut is Canada's most resilient Indigenous language. Perhaps ITK shouldn't be...

EDITORIAL: Price of internet too darn high

Stephen Hawking once said, “We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Share the caribou stew

Growing up with my grandmother I don’t remember eating very much store-bought meat. We always had...

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: Letter is required reading for all in Nunavut

Sandra Inutiq's open letter to non-Inuit – originally posted to her personal Facebook stream and...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Moving forward

Moving forward has become a common phrase in corporate and general gatherings of interest and...