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Federal budget 2019 highlights

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2019 federal budget in the House of Commons today. Here are some of the highlights and investments in the...

Cambridge Bay seeks new recreation complex

After a year and a half, the Cambridge Bay arena has finally been cleared to reopen. Even so, the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is...

‘It feels amazing:’ Yellowknife student selected for RCMP training camp

At age four, around the same time he first saw “Cops” on TV, Mathieu D'Aigle knew he wanted to be a police officer. Now 18,...

Frostbite 50 brings out dozens of competitors for annual event

It would be hard to say you got frostbite at this year's Frostbite 50. The Yk Multisport Club's annual event happened on a very warm...

DT Electric Futures U13 and U15 basketball squads win seventh place games at Alberta Basketball Youth Provincials

For the first time, Basketball NWT had teams playing in the Alberta Basketball Youth Provincials. And it wasn't a blowout by any stretch of the...

Jamie Koe skips rink to victory at NWT Mixed Curling Championship

Jamie Koe is all done with curling for this season and he ended off on a winning note. Koe skipped his rink of Kerry Galusha,...

Yellowknife vigil planned in wake of New Zealand mosque attacks

Yellowknife’s Islamic Centre will host a vigil Friday night to commemorate the lives of dozens of Muslims killed last week in terrorist attacks at...

MLAs support more women in office

The legislative assembly passed a series of motions last week aimed at removing barriers that prevent women from running for office. The recommendations came from...

Inuvik Curling Club hosts second annual Mixed Doubles Funspiel

The Inuvik Curling Club hosted its second annual Mixed Doubles Funspiel on March 17, where nine teams came out to the Midnight Sun Complex...

Government drafts new mental wellness and addictions plan

The territorial government is working on a new plan to deal with mental health and addictions issues in the Northwest Territories. The Standing Committee on...

Warm weather causes daytime closure at Snowking’s Winter Festival

Due to warm weather, Snowking's Winter Festival will be closed during the day starting March 19. The castle will now be closed to the general...

Ptarmicon organizers searching for venue

Ptarmicon, the world's northernmost nerd culture convention, is looking for a spot to hold its event this year. Organizers were left scrambling after hotel management at Chateau...

Feds announce Indian Day Schools settlement

The federal government has reached a proposed settlement with former Indian Day Schools students. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya was in Ottawa for the announcement...

SSi Micro founder says he can ease energy woes

Entrepreneur Jeff Philipp is preparing to pitch an innovative power grid that harnesses heat and new battery technology to the hamlet council of Fort Providence. What’s more, he's...

Seeking donations to repair church

The Anglican church in Gjoa Haven is in need of further repair and Leroy Nakoolak is trying to raise $5,000 for the cause. Gjoa Haven’s...

Five family violence shelters launch awareness campaign

Five family violence shelters in the NWT and the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS), are trying to end the cycle of violence...

Chief re-elected in Tsiigehtchic

Phillip Blake was re-elected chief of the Gwichya Gwich’in band in Tsiigehtchic on March 11, according to preliminary results. Blake got 59 votes, followed by...

Dump fire still burning in Hay River

A stubborn fire at the Hay River landfill site was still burning as of this past weekend. The fire was first noticed as smoke from...

Inuvik post secondary education discussion calls for improvements to education system

Before the GNWT develops a vision for a post-secondary institution in the NWT, one Northerner believes that the territorial government should first re-envision the...

Savannah’s Family Restaurant to open on Monday

A new restaurant in town opened its doors for the first time on Monday. Savannah’s Family Restaurant, in the old Cellar location on Franklin Avenue,...

125 people displaced by fire at the highrise in Hay River

The 125 residents of the highrise that caught fire in Hay River on Friday will have to wait until March 20, and possibly longer,...

Police breached Charter rights during drug, weapons seizure

A blue Volkswagen with Alberta plates is pulled over by two Mounties on an October afternoon in Fort Providence. The driver is detained –...

Prison term for ‘violent sexual offender’ convicted of fourth sex crime

When Travis Menacho, a convicted child sex offender from Tulita, was released from North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) in August 2016, Northwest Territories RCMP...

Bring birthing home to communities, say advocates

Nataasha Komakjuak decided to give birth to her third child in her home community of Arviat. “I didn’t want to leave my two younger ones,...

Inuvik protests for climate justice

More than a dozen residents marched through Inuvik’s downtown core to demand action on climate change on March 15. The protest was linked to a...

Children demonstrate for climate future

More than a dozen young children took part in a climate justice demonstration at the NWT legislative assembly, Friday. The gathering was part of a...

Seniors living income study shows singles most vulnerable

If you are a senior and living alone in Yellowknife, there is a higher chance you may not be able to cover your basic...

Traditional Inuit village under construction in Iglulik

Close to 100 people will be involved in creating a traditional Inuit village on the outskirts of Iglulik over the next few weeks. Work began...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Four Corners wins the cover spot, a science fundraiser for Baffin youth, and Apex students get their own rink

This week, the art of Inuk artist Dayle Kubluitok wins her the Nunavut directory cover, the Qikiqtaalummi Science Fair Association asks for help, and...

No serious injuries reported after Hay River highrise fire

An apartment on the 11th floor of the Hay River highrise erupted in flames on the afternoon of March 15. At about 2:30 p.m., smoke...

Opinion & Editorial Articles

Confessions of a ‘Grammar Nazi’

We consider languages to be among the greatest creations in human history. Each language offers something...

Love each other as much as possible

Editor’s note: Columnist Catherine Lafferty is writing a series on the Dene laws. This week’s...

EDITORIAL: The story of Inuit and TB is Canada’s story

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Inuit March 8 acknowledges the human rights abuses visited...

Plumbing matters

In the immortal words of American actress Jenifer Lewis, "You sit in (expletive) too long,...

Go green? Go local

Yellowknife, during its formative years, was not just pulling gold out of the ground but...

Seeing the light on Daylight Savings Time

It's Saturday night and, while sane people are out somewhere having a drink or watching...

EDITORIAL: The case for a name change

Editor's note: Shene Catholique Valpy is the daughter of NNSL publisher Bruce Valpy. Shene Catholique Valpy’s...
The City of Yellowknife is pursuing the acquisition of shoreline properties at the former Con Mine site in an attempt to avoid a crunch for boat launch access with remediation activities expected to shut down the boat lanch at Giant Mine in the coming years. Image courtesy of the City of Yellowknife

EDITORIAL: Launch on with Con

The story of Yellowknife is, at least in part, a story of poor access to...

IN MY VIEW: Define social justice

How would one define or try to understand social justice? This is a very broad and...

COLUMN: The wisdom in learning from elders’ knowledge

I don't usually go out of my way to track down the latest edition of...