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MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST: Northwyne’s entry in Music NWT’s Radio Ad Writing Contest

  Music NWT has launched a Radio Ad Writing Contest in collaboration with GNWT and NWTAC! A great opportunity to get creative and make music, while helping us spread the message of keeping our loved ones...
Humphry Snowbird // Cody Fennell entry in Music NWT's Radio Ad Writing Contest in collaboration with GNWT and NWTACvideo

MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST: Humphry Snowbird /Cody Fennell’s entry in Music NWT’s Radio Ad Writing...

  Music NWT has launched a Radio Ad Writing Contest in collaboration with GNWT and NWTAC! A great opportunity to get creative and make music, while helping us spread the message of keeping our loved ones...
The Shut-ins // Norman Glowach entry in Music NWT's Radio Ad Writing Contest in collaboration with GNWT and NWTACvideo

MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST: The Shut-ins/Norman Glowach’s entry in Music NWT’s Radio Ad Writing Contest

  Music NWT has launched a Radio Ad Writing Contest in collaboration with the GNWT and NWTAC! A great opportunity to get creative and make music, while helping us spread the message of keeping our loved...

Many complaints sent to ‘ProtectNWT’ line turning out to be false, says top doctor

NWT residents submitting self-isolation plans are effectively on the honour system to comply with public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but many of the allegations submitted to the "ProtectNWT" complaint lines...

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Nunakput MLA blasts GNWT, calls for ‘drastic steps’ to help small communities

Jackie Jacobson, MLA for Nunakput, called on the Government of the Northwest Territories to help small communities in his region attain stricter measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Self-isolation must be done outside of NWT, says Tuktoyaktuk mayor

Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Erwin Elias is calling for the government of the Northwest Territories to stop allowing people who have left the territory back until they have completed a period of self-isolation in wake of...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Violent offenders could be roaming Norman Wells, mayor says

Residents of Norman Wells are concerned that the territorial government didn’t notify them about at least one violent offender possibly present in the community.  “A couple of days ago somebody was parachuted into here. We...

Inuvik men facing charges after crack-cocaine bust

Inuvik RCMP have charged two men in relation to an April 1 drug bust that started as a public disturbance complaint. At roughly 1:54 a.m. April 1, police received a complaint about a disturbance at...

Frustrated with lack of check stops, Deninu Kue chief says Covid-19 has hit community

Frustrated and concerned, Deninu Kue First Nation leadership is taking to Facebook claiming a Covid-19 case has been confirmed in the community. The chief is Louis Balsillie. Later, Chief Balsillie made it clear that entry...

Special Olympics NWT still waiting on volunteers in Hay River

After a second successful Try-It Day in Hay River on Feb. 29, Special Olympics NWT is still waiting for word from potential volunteers who may be interested in helping to offer some programming in...

More than 80 caribou killed illegally in Bathurst zone: GNWT

North Slave leaders collectively condemned the illegal killing of scores of caribou in the last two weeks. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), Shane Thompson, together with Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief George Mackenzie, Łutsel Kʼe...

Delta musicians take to live streaming to beat the COVID-19 blues

Residents of the Beaufort Delta are turning to music to help beat the COVID-19 blues, with a youth concert to be broadcast this Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Part of a larger movement of...

Degrees of Success: Scholarship opportunities abound

Expenses related to post-secondary education can be substantial: tuition, room and board, textbooks, among them. Scholarships and grants can make the difference for promising students who desire a college or university education. Below is...

3D printed head braces give health care workers some relief

While anxieties rise over reports of a low supply of ventilators and masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, one Yellowknife man is trying to make things easier for people on the frontlines of the shortages. In...

Delays in health card renewals at Inuvik centre; expired NWT cards will be honoured

Delays in processing health card renewal forms has prompted the GNWT to notify residents they won't lose access to physician or hospital services due to an expired card. The notice indicated the Health Services Administration...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Jean Marie River in lockdown; preparing for on-the-land distancing

In the Designated Authority of the Jean Marie River First Nation, Chief Stanley Sanguez was thrilled this week that his members will have the opportunity to go out on the land during the pandemic. Earlier...

‘They are caring for us and someone needs to care of them:’ Shell offers...

Yellowknife’s Shell gas station is offering up free coffee and sandwiches to healthcare workers and other frontline workers amid the COVID-19 crisis. “They are caring for us and someone needs to take care of them,”...

COVID-19: Health minister extends public emergency

Diane Thom, minister of health and social services, has extended the public health emergency as part of the territorial government's battle against COVID-19. The GNWT stated in a news release Thursday that the territory-wide public...

Adjusting to the world of COVID-19

We would like to be able to write something light and cheerful this week as a break from COVID-19. However, writing about anything else but COVID-19 would seem frivolous and irresponsible at this time. So once...

GNWT details changes to income assistance program

The territorial government provided new details Thursday about its income assistance modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek announced a one-time emergency payout of $500 to individuals and $1000 to families...

Hong Kong tourists did not bring virus to Yellowknife: Chief public health officer

A group of tourists from Hong Kong to Yellowknife, who later tested positive for COVID-19, did not bring the virus into the city during their tour of the America, the Department of Health and...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Chief Darryl Marlowe protecting a worried Lutsel K’e

Chief Darryl Marlowe of the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation serves his community proudly but the coronavirus pandemic is something he and his members are deeply worried about. "It is scary over here in Lutsel...

VIDEO: COVID-19: Kids ask, experts answer

To field the long list of burning and often confusing questions surrounding COVID-19, Kam Lake MLA Caitlin Cleveland has teamed up with  Dr. Sarah Cook, Territorial Medical Director and Physician, and Caroline Wawzonek, minister...
Jamie Koe and his rink of Kerry Galusha, David Aho and Megan Koehler scored the bronze medal at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Saguenay, Que., this past November. Valerie Simard/Curling Canada photo

Another national curling medal for NWT (from 2019)

Editor's note: This team is the most recent one to have won a national medal, the second one won by Koe, Galusha and Koehler as a team. They may be the bottom seeds at...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Colville Lake seeks sanctuary on the land

Apart from the odd essential worker, you won’t see many people around Colville Lake. That’s because most residents have grabbed their gear, stocked up on essentials, and headed out on the land — part of...
The 2014 edition of the NWT Rebels women's broomball team won the World Women's Broomball Championship that year and are the top seeds for the Greatest Of All Time bracket tournament. The champs are, front row from left, Denise Pyke, Grace Lau-a, Kyra Powder, Sarah Elsasser, Danielle Hawes and Terri-Lynn Locke-Setter; back row from left, Aki Iwase, Angela Love, Janelle James, Adriana Zibolenova, Orla Tobin, Jenny Crawford, Martha Goodman, Brenda Tittlemier and Tina Locke-Setter. photo courtesy of NWT Rebels

NWT Rebels shock the world in 2014

Editor's note: The NWT Rebels are the no. 1 seed in the quest to find the Greatest Of All Time in terms of teams from the NWT. Here's a look back at how they...
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

COVID-19: ‘We’re in a war right now, it could last a long while:’ new...

Local 11 of the Union of Northern Workers, which represents health care workers at Stanton Territorial Hospital, has a new president and he's not mincing words regarding COVID-19. "We're in a war right now, it...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Sambaa K’e – In dark times, silver linings connect youth with roots

There are bright spots in dark times, and the resourceful, close-knit people of Sambaa K’e are finding them ⁠– on the land with a chainsaw in hand. With schools closed, youth have returned home to...

Mackenzie Muskrats swim to podium at territorial championships

Inuvik's swim team, the Mackenzie Muskrats, ended their season with quite the splash in Yellowknife, bringing home 51 pieces of hardware after the Feb 21-23 NWT 2020 Territorial Championships wrapped up last month. Overall through...