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Det’on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp. contracted as rare earths miner

An Indigenous construction company will oversee the mining operations of the NWT's first rare earths project planned to begin this summer. Cheetah Resources Corporation, which aims to begin a three-year demonstration mining project at the...

Inuvik approves new RCMP housing plan

There were no crowds of protesters filling chambers when town council passed a re-zoning bylaw to allow for new housing for RCMP officers Jan. 15. Councillors voted 6-0, with Coun. Kurt Wainman absent and Coun....

Harry and Meghan good for Canada

This is probably not going to be a popular opinion, but here it is, anyway. We think that our tax dollars would be well invested if the federal government offers security for Prince Harry and...

Whitehorse suspects arrested in Inuvik

A cross-territory manhunt has ended in Inuvik after RCMP arrested two men suspected of two armed robberies and a break and enter in Whitehorse on Jan. 18. Whitehorse RCMP published a news release stating the...

Health minister to hear foster family concerns at Jan. 30 meeting

The territory’s health minister will meet with the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT’s board later this month to address major concerns raised by caregivers who say the child welfare system, broken and in...
Carter Robertson, right, gets set to return a shot as Loic Hipfner tries to avoid getting in his way during the A division final of the NWT Junior Squash Championships at the Racquet Club on Sunday. photo courtesy of Jeff Hipfner

Next generation hits the courts at NWT Junior Squash Championships

The Racquet Club's high performance squad got the weekend off and that meant the next wave of junior squash players coming through got the chance to show their stuff. The NWT Junior Squash Championships wrapped...

Hay River to realign section of road in Paradise Valley

The Town of Hay River is planning to slightly realign a roughly 200-metre section of the road in Paradise Valley. That's because of erosion on the banks of the Hay River. Mike Auge, director of public...

Hay River Hub editorial: Harry and Meghan good for Canada

This is probably not going to be a popular opinion, but here it is, anyway. We think that our tax dollars would be well invested if the federal government offers to help pay for the...

PHOTOS: Aboriginal Games Night at the Multiplex

The City of Yellowknife and Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT hosted an Aboriginal Games Night at the Multiplex, Jan. 17. Many families were in attendance to take part in sports stations that included wrist hangs, stick...

RCMP boss defends officer conduct in December gun pointing incident

A highly publicized drug-trafficking investigation in December involving a Yellowknife RCMP officer holding an innocent bystander at police gunpoint has come to a close. But the RCMP's detachment commander stands behind how his officer handled...

Yellowknifers take part in World Snow Day

The City of Yellowknife was among 342 cities in 45 countries that were registered across the globe to recognize World Snow Day. The international event, which is run by the federation Internationale de Ski aims...

Helping hands head to Australia to fight fires

A member of K'atlodeeche First Nation is off to Australia to help that country battle its fire crisis. Raelene Lamalice is with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), and one of four employees...

Sports Talk: What if you held a World pro Darts Championship and no one...

The second of darts' world championships is over – yes, there are two – and that means Wayne Warren of Wales is atop the darts world when it comes to the British Darts Organization's...

Feds give $500,000 to assist northern resource development

The federal government will grant $500,000 over the next three years to spur resource development in the north, according to a Sunday announcement from the AME mining conference in Vancouver. The money will support Invest...

GUEST COMMENT: Danny McNeely – Mackenzie Valley Highway will help build territory

The GNWT's 18th Legislative Assembly has recently concluded. It is with considerable pride that I wish the incoming assembly representatives wisdom, patience, and perspective as they govern on behalf of the citizens of the...

Beating winter blahs with badminton in Hay RIver

Badminton is experiencing renewed popularity in Hay River. In November, the Town of Hay River started two new programs by offering pickleball and badminton. "Now badminton has taken over," said Amanda Tybring, a recreation programming aide...

Hay River readies for next Chase the Ace lottery

After being absent since October, Chase the Ace could return soon. "We're looking to advertise a call for applications for the next round of Chase the Ace, and we expect that to go out before...
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Mountain View: Ghost beads

Friends, an excerpt from my next book, now well on its way ... "He was rushing to catch up. With older brother ‘Antone’ on his way back north, Kelleroy just wanted to go ahead and leave...

New Northern Affairs minister Dan Vandal visits NWT

Federal Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal got his first taste of the NWT since being named to the cabinet position in November. Vandal travelled to Yellowknife this week as part of a Northern tour to...

New workers’ compensation rates confusing, says business chamber

The rationale behind the new workers compensation rates for 2020 should be clearer, says the NWT Chamber of Commerce. The list of industries published by the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) shows an average...

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Long John Jamboree 2020 announcement to come Monday

The Long John Jamboree festival board will be issuing a public statement on Monday regarding the status of the festival. "We will be putting out a press release on Monday," stated Garett Cochrane, acting board president...

Foster parents vent at childcare ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

Three cabinet ministers, 18 staff to attend AME Roundup Conference

The Government of the Northwest Territories will be sending three cabinet ministers and 18 staff to the AME Mineral Exploration Roundup 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Jan. 20 to 23. The GNWT has typically sent a...

Beaufort landfast ice melted at its earliest recorded date in history in 2019

Landfast ice, where coastal sea ice freezes to the shore, melted at the fastest rate ever recorded in 2019 and an entire month sooner than in 2017. Research conducted by Dustin Whalen through Natural Resources...

‘Every bit counts’ as NWT firefighters head to Australia

Spencer Porter was waiting in Vancouver to board an 11 p.m. red-eye flight bound for Australia to help in the battle against that country's largest wildfire on record.  Porter is one of four NWT firefighters...

Stop faxing, privacy commissioner tells health authority

Privacy Commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts insists the NWT Health Authority needs to cut out faxing private health records. Noting the authority’s “reluctance” to switch, she wrote the technology’s continued use to transfer health records was...

EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents vent at child services ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

From Afghanistan to Inuvik, Red Snow wows audiences across cultures

Inuvik's Sunrise festival was many different things for many different people, but for Mozhdah Jamalzadah one thing stood out among all else. "This is one of the rare communities in the entire world that's matriarchal....

Team Bain aims to sweep away the competition… one last time

It's been a series of deeply emotional ends for Team Bain, who spent the lead up to the Christmas holiday in back-to-back competitions, first vying for a spot at the Arctic Winter Games and...