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Iqaluit council passes 2020 budget with three per cent property tax increase; focus on...

Iqaluit City council approved a three per cent property tax hike as part of the 2020 budget at a special meeting on Dec. 13. Mayor Kenny Bell says a three per cent property tax increase...

Yellowknifer editorial: New pool now

The issue: Ruth Inch Memorial Pool We say: Must be replaced, and remain open Two years is too long. The suggestion that the city go 24 months without any sort of indoor aquatic centre while the old...

Budget talks wraps up with 1.63 per cent tax increase

Proposed tax increases entered with a bang, and left with a whimper as city budget talks closed Wednesday evening. Sticker shock originally accompanied a projected 8.48 per cent tax but after three days of discussion...

Yellowknife budget update: fare thee well, Freddy the Firetruck

Two days into budget deliberations, the 8.5-per-cent tax increase in the first draft of the document has been cut significantly. Councillors head back into talks at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. The debate is live streamed on...

Council takes the shears to slated 8.5 per cent tax

Yellowknife city council's 2020 budget deliberations saw its first casualties Monday night. Facing a possible 8.5 per cent tax increase, council is doing a line-by-line review of the city budget, cutting as they go. At...

Tales from the dump: city steps on a slippery slope

I think every community in the land needs a book of knowledge. One where they can list mistakes, big and small. Then, hopefully people will read the book occasionally and not make the same...

Yellowknife budget threatens 8.4 per cent tax hike

Yellowknifers could pay hundreds more in property taxes next year. The first draft of the city's 2020 budget was made public Monday and features an 8.4 per cent property tax spike. It's now up to councillors...

MLAs chastise minister over lack of funds for community learning centres

Repairs and replacements for community learning centres need to be a higher priority, several MLAs reinforced to Patterk Netser, minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, on Monday. “When the government is making capital estimates, there’s usually...

Main upset as cost of fibre optic project balloons to nearly $210 million

A fibre optic “mega-project” that will bring high-speed internet to Iqaluit and Kimmirut by 2023 has skyrocketed in price to $209 million from an estimated $126 million when it was first announced. In August, then-federal...
Construction workers open crates of supplies to build new homes in Arviat in October. Twenty units are scheduled to go up during the 2019-2020 construction season. photo courtesy of Nunavut Housing Corporation

Money for Nunavut housing drops 16 percent in 2019

With a $55-million construction budget, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is planning to build 79 new residential units in communities outside Iqaluit in 2019-20. That's down from 2018-19 when the housing corporation had $65.7 million earmarked...

Hickes has the boots, so time to get working

Last week, we reported that Finance Minister George Hickes was instructed by his father, former Manitoba MLA George Hickes Sr., not to follow in his footprints, but to leave his own – and they...
Dylan Short/NNSL photo Carly Bradley, Folk on the Rocks executive producer, presents to council asking for renovations to the festival’s main stage to be funded in this year’s budget.

Public pitches on budget

A number of user groups lobbied City Council Monday evening to persuade them that they deserved funding in the 2019 budget. A total of four groups spent close to two hours asking for a number...