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KFC and Starbucks to be built by December

If all goes well, 2020 will be the year when the new KFC and Starbucks outlets will be built in Yellowknife. After plans to begin building a KFC-Starbucks-Taco Bell plaza didn't come to fruition in...

SPECIAL REPORT: Coronavirus cuts into Yk tourism

One business is down 40 per cent from normal. Another lost reservations for 50 customers just yesterday. The statistics in Blair McBride's story on the impact of the travel restrictions associated with the coronavirus outbreak...

Gahcho Kue partner delists from NASDAQ

Mountain Province Diamonds, 49 per cent owner of Gahcho Kue Mine, is pulling itself off the NASDAQ.  The company wasn’t complying with the stock market's rule of maintaining a minimum bid price of $1 per...

Pellets on Demand in Hay River gets CSA approval

A Hay River inventor is ready to once again begin sales of a new way to conveniently bring wood pellets into homes. Robert Chenard calls the system Pellets On Demand. Chenard had previously sold two systems...

Making, baking and taking items to customers

Uninformed observers can be forgiven for assuming that the woman who runs around Yellowknife selling knitted clothing and baked goods deserves the rest of retirement. In fact, Donna McLeod retired from a career in finance...

NWT chamber gives realistic assessment of Facebook biz survey

The NWT Chamber of Commerce offered a reality check after reviewing a recent business survey posted on social media. An informal survey posted on Jan. 6 to the Official Yellowknife Classifieds and Network Group on...

A pretty good flow or very, very slow: mixed reaction to holiday sales downtown

Businesses in Yellowknife's downtown appear to have mixed reactions on how busy it was during the holiday season.  At the Yk Centre, Cassandra Bernardo, a salesperson with For Men’s Only, the city’s main men’s clothing...

Housing Corp’s revised hardware outlet bid sparks criticism

Reactions are mixed following a statement from the NWT Housing Corporation on a possible bid to open government-supported hardware outlets in small communities. Corporation spokesperson Charles Sanders told NNSL Media on Dec. 16 that potential...

Business chambers react to ‘extremely upsetting’ comment from Housing Corp president

Several chambers of commerce in the territory are reacting negatively to comments in News/North last week by the NWT Housing Corporation's president, who suggested local housing organizations could sell building materials in communities without...

Budding YK pot vendor high on optimism after GNWT okays application

A prospective cannabis retailer in Yellowknife is budding with optimism after the territorial government green lighted the first phase of its application bid. The GNWT informed ReLeaf NT, a cannabis accessories shop on Dec. 11...

Thornton’s closing its doors for good

After 12 years in operation Yellowknife restaurant Thornton's will be closing its doors for good. The announcement was made in a post on social media by owner Graham Shishkov on Thursday morning. "After much thought...

More accolades for Iglulik’s Arctic Fresh

Arctic Fresh captured Startup Canada’s National Social Enterprise Award during a ceremony held in Toronto on Oct. 23. The Iglulik-based online retailer prevailed in the social enterprise category when Startup Canada’s regional level awards were...

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...