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 for its northernmost production yet. The one-man show is written entirely...
Jeremy Dutcher, a composer and vocal artist from the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, played his first show in Inuvik on Feb. 2 at the Our Lady of Victory Church. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Jeremy Dutcher brings music to the North

In an effort to showcase more art to smaller communities in the North, Jeremy Dutcher, a composer and vocal artist from the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, teamed up with the Northern Arts...

Film details human impacts on Earth

The NWT chapter of the Council of Canadians (COC) is bringing an award-winning film to Yellowknife for a screening this week. ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch bills itself as “a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering...

VALPY: Our schools are failing to adapt to the evolution of education

Last week in this space, the grim accusation was made that our education system is failing our Northern students and we parents are to blame. How can that be so? Teachers are well paid, have...
Wesley Hardisty, now 25, has taken on a leadership role in promoting a teaching fiddle in the north after many years of touring Canada and living in BC. Photo courtesy of Wesley Hardisty

Fort Simpson’s Wesley Hardisty comes full circle

After spending over 11 years away from the NWT touring and recording music, Wesley Hardisty has returned home in his continuing pursuit of being a career fiddler. Only 25, Wesley Hardisty has made large strides...

Sasha Cayen won’t serve prison time for role in fatal robbery of Hay River...

Sasha Cayen, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2017 death of 25-year-old Alexander Norwegian, won’t serve prison time for her role in the fatal robbery plot that shook the town of Hay River. Sasha,...

Micro-manufacturing centre gets $196,500 in federal funding

In a joint announcement on Friday, Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod announced two new initiatives will receive $734,000 of federal funding in Inuvik. Over $500,000 of that investment will go toward a new solar project...

Inuvik man charged after cocaine, cash – and bear spray seized, say RCMP

One man is in custody facing charges after Inuvik RCMP say a search warrant at a home in the community turned up cocaine, cash and bear spray. Mounties executed a search warrant at a residence...

Aurora Fiddle Society connects with community at family dance

Jan. 18, the Aurora Fiddle society held a family dance in the basement of Yellowknife's Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The society holds family dances a few times a year but always hosts a handful...

Colin Ford, of Yellowknife, no longer considered missing person: RCMP

A Yellowknife man who triggered an RCMP investigation after being reported missing more than a month ago is no longer considered a missing person, state Mounties in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. Colin Ford,...
Ava Applejohn, left, and Kaitlyn Stewart each won gold in their respective divisions at the Northern Lights Tournament in Grande Prairie, Alta., over the weekend. photo courtesy of Don Reid

Yk wrestlers top the podium at Northern Lights Tournament in Grande Prairie, Alta.

It's a new calendar year for NWT Wrestling and it got off on perhaps the best foot possible this past weekend in Grande Prairie, Alta. Seven grapplers from Yellowknife made the trip south for the...

Folk singer Craig Cardiff puts on workshop for Yellowknife students

Folk singer/songwriter Craig Cardiff came to Yellowknife Jan. 10 to perform for two consecutive nights at the Top Knight Pub. Friday, Cardiff made a point of taking time out of his schedule to put...
While still in its early stages, the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Center’s art on wheels project will eventually be able to be pulled and parked around town in an effort to display the wide variety of local artistic talent. Photo courtesy of Sarah Swan

Mobile art gallery to hit the road this summer

An art gallery on wheels is slated to be making its way around Yellowknife this summer, which will exhibit the talents of local artists in the region. The mobile art gallery, a project created by...

Qaleidoscope takes QTBIPOC film on tour

An annual festival that boasts a stacked line up of Canadian filmmakers exploring identity, sexuality, gender and race is making a tour stop in Yellowknife. The namesake Qaleidoscope contends that the tour showcases a broad...

911, access-to-information legislation will bring new costs: city

The city is looking to the GNWT to support any associated costs with the implementation of a 911 calling service in the territory. “We anticipate or hope that the GNWT will have detailed consultation and...

Arts Numeriques brings digital art North

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) will be showing the work of three Montreal-based multimedia artists next week. NACC reopened after the holidays on Wednesday, and is kicking off the new year with Arts...

GNWT seeking public feedback on arts strategy

The territorial government is collecting the public’s feedback to help create a new arts strategy. The survey is available on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center’s (PWNHC) website and the department of Education, Culture...

Yellowknife RCMP searching for missing 10-year-old boy

Yellowknife RCMP are continuing to search for a missing 10-year-old boy last seen on Friday. The youth was last seen in the Walmart area in Yellowknife on Friday, Dec. 14. Police say he was wearing...

2020 city taxes could rise 5 per cent, pending pool referendum

By some estimates, city taxes could rise up to five per cent in 2020 pending voter approval of major borrowing for the proposed aquatic centre. The City of Yellowknife scraped away at its largest budget...

‘It’s a Yellowknife piece made from Yellowknife elements’

If you watched the TEDxYellowknifeWomen talks on Sunday, you may have noticed an interesting piece decorating the right side of the stage. That piece was designed and created in just four days by local florist...
Taya Straker moves the ball up the court during Wolves classic action last week. photo courtesy of Benji Straker photography

Near podium miss Eagles basketball

It was a heartbreaking finish for the Det'on Cho Logistics Eagles girls basketball team as they lost the bronze medal match in overtime at the Wolves Senior High Basketball Classic in Grande Prairie last...

Mounties intercept booze bound for Fort Liard

Three vehicles loaded with alcohol-bound for Fort Liard were intercepted by Mounties during a traffic blitz, say RCMP. As part of National Safe Driving Week and Operation Gingerbread, the latter of which extends to New...

Child welfare systems set to change in 2019

While details are still scant, the federal government announced on Nov. 30 that it will overhaul the way child and family services are delivered to Indigenous peoples across the country early next year.   The Gwich’in...

Northern journalist launches new book

Veteran journalist Patti-Kay Hamilton launched her new book in Yellowknife this past weekend. Titled Trapline to Deadline: Trading a Skinning Knife for a CBC North Microphone, the book published by Cascade Publishing in Fort Smith...

NACC turns to GoFundMe to support programs

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is turning to GoFundMe after a $30,000 budget cut. With added expenses from programming, the campaign will fund programs for youth, including art workshops. This fall NACC supported a...

COLUMN: Performing arts hold plenty of potential

If we may step outside the traditional boundaries for a moment, one thing that has always somewhat befuddled me during the past two decades is why we don't see more of a push for...
Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green questioned whether cheaper pot prices are enough to expel pot's criminal element once legalization takes effect. NNSL file photo.

Yk MLA criticizes arts centre for postponing fire victims fundraiser

Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green is criticizing the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre after the organization postponed a fundraising concert for victims of the Rockhill Apartments fire. The concert was supposed to take place Dec....
The aftermath of the Rockhill fire earlier this year. Residents of the destroyed building are now questioning where money raised to help them have gone. Dylan Short/NNSL photo

Where’s the money? — Asks Rockhill tenant

People donated $238,103 to the YWCA NWT after its main transitional housing facility and offices were destroyed in a fire in October. In the aftermath of a fire that displaced 87 people, some of...
Raymond Pidzamecky is a social worker with First Nations and Inuit in the NWT and Nunavut.

GUEST COMMENT: A response to National Addictions Awareness Week

by Raymond Pidzamecky, provides mental health support in NWT and Nunavut Today marks the start of National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. To write this column I asked myself: what would...
Headshot of Black provided by RCMP

RCMP asks for help locating Yellowknife Woman

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating Tina Black. Black, 39, is described as 5’4”, 180 lbs, medium build, long black hair with bangs and brown eyes. She was last seen...
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