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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,...
An image of Planet Labs’ Inuvik ground station site, located at the Canadian Satellite Ground Station Inuvik (CSGSI). Photo courtesy of Planet Labs

Satellite receivers in Inuvik finally being used

After receiving a long-awaited full operating license for their ground station site in Inuvik, Planet Labs is ready to put their satellite receivers to use at last. The San Francisco-based Earth imaging company was granted...

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...