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A big stereo and a shocked photographer: Yellowknife’s businesses celebrate their best

Wayne Guy remembers his first Yellowknife paycheque. He went to to Roy's Audio Visual and bought the loudest stereo he could find. The owner of Guy Architects is now linked to Roy's in more ways than...

Cambridge Bay’s EDO helps residents get businesses off the ground

Nunavummiut with a dream to start a business have plenty of resources. A common first stop is at the office of the community’s economic development officer. Angela Gerbrandt, economic development officer for the Hamlet of Cambridge...

How to start a business in the NWT

Small-and medium-sized businesses make up about 90 per cent of all businesses in the Northwest Territories. The GNWT states that those businesses provide employment opportunities, provide products and services and help to offset "peaks and...

EDITORIAL: Small business no easy feat in the North

There is no backup generator for the world wide web. An interruption in internet service can't be mitigated with diesel. It hamstrings any small business instantly. It is estimated one day of lost internet service...

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Add street-level retail, hire downtown manager, says consultant

How to revitalize the downtown: a problem that has become almost as daunting as answering which came first, the chicken or the egg. Tate Economic Research Group was commissioned for a $75,000 report on how...

NWTel working on unlimited internet, underwater fibre line – but don’t hold your breath

Yellowknife's internet provider updated city council on a pair of promising proposals this week. An additional fibre optic line could be in the works after a summer of notable outages, said Paul Gillard, Northwestel's vice...

Focus on Business: Yellowknife’s YZF Cosmetics

Dr. Erin Hibbitts always wanted to be a doctor and says she doesn't remember a time when she didn't want to be a doctor. She became a practicing family physician in Alberta but found a...

Making the masters sacrifice: James T. Arreak determined to earn graduate business degree

James T. Arreak is attaining his master of business administration but it’s coming at a price, literally. James T. Arreak, who lives in Iqaluit but was raised in Pond Inlet, stands outside the Ivey School...
Kristine Bourque, who has spent much of her life working with furs, says she loves her work and will continue to craft after retirement. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Just Furs owner looking to sell and retire

Kristine Bourque, founder and owner of Just Furs, is looking to sell her business sometime this year so she can retire. "It's been a good business to run but I am looking to retire later...

Police called after Fort Smith man refuses to pay for windshield repair

A Fort Smith man has a chip on his shoulder – and two on his windshield – after police responded when he refused to pay a $75 fee for a repair job at a...

Focus on Business: Wilf’s Restorations

After the arson of his business's warehouse in 2012, Matt Pond, owner and president of Wilf's Restorations got a first hand experience of what his clients go through. “That fire we had here made me...

Developer wants to build minuscule condos in downtown Yellowknife

Wayne Guy's prognosis for Yellowknife is grim. “It is my belief the downtown is dying,” said the owner of Guy architects at a city council meeting on July 8. The downtown core is dominated by huge...
Kristine Bourque, who has spent much of her life working with furs, says she loves her work and will continue to craft after retirement. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Just Furs

  Decked head to toe in mink and beaver, it's clear the fur trade is a way of life for Kristine Bourque. She was raised on a secluded plot of land over 100 kilometres from Fort...

New York Fries looking to break into Yellowknife

International fast food chain New York Fries is looking to open a location in Yellowknife, but it's still on the hunt for a franchisee. "We know New York Fries would be a great fit for...

Focus on Business: Samantha Stuart Photography

Setting personal boundaries in business, especially as an entrepreneur, can be the crucial difference between burning out and finding success. Samantha Stuart of Samantha Stuart Photography said it took years of working for herself to...
NNSL file photo Fletcher Stevens, founder of the NWT Brewing Company, said the old facility will remain operational during the expansion which will allow for roughly three times the production of their staple beers.

NWT Brewing Company set to expand

The NWT Brewing Company is set to expand its businesses after a motion passed at Yellowknife city council to approve a conditionally permitted industrial use permit at 4001 School Draw Ave. Fletcher Stevens, owner and...

The city wants your input on cannabis stores

The City of Yellowknife is asking residents for their opinions on cannabis stores in the city. In addition to the existing federal and territorial regulations around cannabis retail, the city's role is to decide where...

Win Your Space YK contest closes next week

The third annual Win Your Space YK contest closes next week. The business incubation competition offers the winner a free one-year lease in downtown Yellowknife as well as business development workshops and other prizes. Past competition...
Matt Vincent often donates supplies, medics and vehicles to various events around Yellowknife, as seen here at Folk on the Rocks 2018. From the left, Geraldine Maloney (EMT) Betty Anne Nickerson (EMR) Matt Vincent (Ceo/EMT-P) Carolyn Ridgley (RN BN). Courtesy of Matt Vincent

Focus on business: 62 Degrees North

Starting as a fly-in paramedic, Matt Vincent worked in the medical field for several years in the North until he decided he was up for a new challenge, starting his own business. “I needed to...
Amy Maund, right, founder of Laughing Lichen and Courtney Davison, operations supervisor, next to a sample of the wide range of wildcraft products made in Maund's off-grid home outside of Yellowknife. Maund has been using her lifetime or foraging skills and knowledge to build her company from once being at a farmers market to selling products across Canada. Brett McGarry NNSL/Photo

Focus on Business: Laughing Lichen

  Living off the land has always been an important part of life for Amy Maund. She spent her childhood out in the wilderness near her parents' cabin by Great Slave Lake. As she got...
Matthew Grogono shows off a freshly cut glass that will be ground down and polished on his one of a kind custom 1955 Hoover washing machine he built with Gary Vaillancourt. He's been using the machine since he started Old Town Glassworks in 1994. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on Business: Old Town Glassworks

In the early 90s then Mayor, Pat McMahon, once told Matthew Grogono that recycling was not something that would be done in the Northwest Territories. “We're a mining town. We make it, we break it,...

Controversial figure speaks at NWT Chamber of Commerce

In the public debate over climate change, Vivian Krause is a controversial figure. The Vancouver-based blogger has written critically about how American environmental organizations are funding the Canadian anti-pipeline movement. On April 11, she was the keynote...

Iqaluit chamber membership drive offers benefits to local business

The Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce, resurrected in early 2017 after an inactive phase, is seeking to up its membership from 42 to 55 in 2019. That’s a far cry from the 18 members – eight...
The new board of directors and executive of the Hay River Chamber of Commerce include, front row, left to right, director Eileen Teng Gross, director Jennifer Grandguillot, president Joe Melanson, holding the declarations of the new board members, and director Anna Crosman, and back row, left to right, first vice-president Terry Rowe, treasurer Steve Anderson, director Joey Jung and director Donna Lee Jungkind. Missing from photo are directors Jane Groenewegen, Leah McFarlane and Jerine George. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Hay River Chamber of Commerce selects executive and board of directors

The Hay River Chamber of Commerce has selected a new executive and board of directors. And this year's executive is much the same as last year. Joe Melanson remains as president. Terry Rowe is also back as...
Brett McGarry/NNSL photo Alyssa Mosher, owner of A-List Organizers, says she's been fascinated with organization her whole life and living here in Yellowknife decided to open her own business doing just that.

Focus on business: A-List Organizing

As children, some people play house with dolls. Others may play army. Some may even play doctor. But when Alyssa Mosher was growing up, she was playing as an organizer. Her life-long obsession with keeping...

Focus on business: SunDog Adventures

Started by husband and wife team of Christine Wenman and Richard McIntosh, SunDog Adventures opened their doors on Jan.23, bringing a unique blend of adventure tourism and kick sledding to Yellowknife. A popular pastime in...
Joey Sutton, right, who recently purchased Polar Tech Recreation from Gord Olson, left, writes that media focus on Yellowknife's future doesn't point out enough positives. NNSL file photo

Yellowknife’s Polar Tech changes hands

After 25 years in business, Polar Tech is changing hands. Owner and founder Gord Olson has turned the business over to the store’s manager Joey Sutton. “I started Polar Tech 25 years ago in 1994, so...

After 30 looks good for Det’on Cho Corporation

The Det'on Cho Corporation is looking to expand their portfolio as they celebrate 30 years of business in the North. The corporation celebrated 30 years of service at the G and G Expediting airport hangar...