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A different approach to liquor laws: debate at city council

City council entered a fulsome debate Monday on the possibility of restricting liquor store hours in Yellowknife to reduce alcohol-related harm. "It's been raised in discussion when we talk about the downtown about moving the...

City staff obligated to report camera misuse: SAO

City employees now have an updated code of ethics around workplace conduct and tighter rules around using closed circuit cameras that requires them to report misuse to their supervisors. According to administration it was the...

Yellowknife city council briefs: Francophone federation hopes city will host games

Yellowknife city council  held a governance and priorities meeting and a regular meeting on May 28. Here are the highlights: Francophone federation hopes city will host games Linda Bussey, executive director of La Federation Franco-Tenoise, is...

Yellowknife set to kick off construction season

It’s good news for Yellowknife drivers as city employee Wendy Alexander says this year's spring and summer construction season will be quieter than usual. "In general we are not expecting huge traffic detours," said Alexander,...

Day shelter neighbour uses Facebook to expose violence

April Desjarlais has taken to Facebook to raise awareness of the homelessness crisis that is unfolding outside her business. Desjarlais is the owner of the Finn Hansen building on 50 Street, which is right next...
Nathalie Nadeau, left, and Denise McKee, executive director of NWT Disability Council, made their case for the positive impact the sobering centre and day shelter is having on the community. Brett McGarry/ NNSL Photo

Police, health officials defend shelter at city council meeting

Police, health and emergency services providers came to city hall Monday to tout the benefits of the day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street while warning city council of what could be lost...

Yellowknife looks to host Hockey Day in Canada 2020

The national broadcasting event Hockey Day in Canada may be on its way to Yellowknife in February 2020, if city council approves it. Councillors were given a presentation on Monday with a memo from Johanna...
April Desjarlais, owner of the Finn Hansen building next door to the Yellowknife day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street.

Day shelter neighbour ‘exasperated’ with abuse and chaos

Five months after the government-operated day shelter and sobering centre on 50 street opened in September of 2018, a neighbouring property owner says the area has been thrown into chaos. April Desjarlais, owner of the...

Union hopes for speedy fire department changes in Yellowknife

The union representing city firefighters is worried that work to deal with workload and burnout issues will be slow to move forward. City council has been asked to approve an implementation plan setting timelines to...

Council briefs: City shaves tax increase

The city's property tax rate increase this year will be smaller than originally predicted. The city had originally budgeted to increase the property tax rate by 1.24 per cent. “I am pleased to confirm that it...