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Four food trucks will be setting up in the downtown core. The draw for the spots was held May 15. Courtesy of City of Yellowknife.

Food truck vendors finalize downtown locations

Today, the city held the annual food truck lottery to determine where vendors will be setting up shop this summer. The first name drawn was Fish on the Bay, which will set up in front of the Greenstone Building. Second was Chingnon Taco’s, which will be serving food near IceBlink on Franklin Avenue. Booster Juice...

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...

EDITORIAL: Women are leaders too

Women have been working harder, stronger, faster and smarter in business and politics for quite a long time. When we wonder why women are absent from politics, boards of directors or leading Fortune 500 companies...

City holds Trailblazers Symposium on International Women’s Day

The city of Yellowknife and Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce held the Trailblazers Symposium on March 8, in honour of International Women’s Day. The full-day conference was the third Trailblazers event of its kind and featured speakers, networking and a business panel about diversity in Yellowknife.  Maureen Van Overliw of Momentum Training gave a talk titled...

Naka festival launches in Yellowknife

The city’s newest festival kicked off at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre this afternoon. Yellowknifers and visitors alike packed into the lobby of the museum to mark the beginning of Naka, a week-long celebration of the aurora borealis and Dene culture. Naka, pronounced nah-kah, is the Wiiliideh word for the Northern lights. “Welcome...
Northland Utilities crews work to replace streetlights along a median on Franklin Avenue. Re-lighting the street is one of the final steps of a two year construction project. James O'Connor/NNSL photo

Finishing Franklin!

After a summer that saw major detours and changing lane closures through the center of the city, the construction project on Franklin Avenue is coming to a close. “Overall it was a large success,” said Chris Greencorn, director of public works. “I know it may have seemed like it was kind of dragging out at...

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 deal with 30 recommendations from a consultant’s report from last fall that found pressing issues to be addressed at the...

Millions of dollars of water, sewer and paving projects set to start in Yellowknife

Get ready to idle. Construction season is about to start on multiple streets throughout the city. Wendy Alexander, the city’s manager of public works, said a “very busy” construction season will include road closures, detours and longer commutes. Millions of dollars of water, sewer and paving projects are expected to get underway over the next...
The Northern Frontier Visitors Centre has served as a tourism hub for the city but structural issues have led to broken windows, cracked walls and sections of the building closing. Now the association that owns it. Shane Magee/NNSL photo

Tourism hub shuttered after Northern Frontier Visitors’ Centre found unsafe

An engineer deemed more of the Northern Frontier Visitors’ Centre unsafe this week, prompting the building to close for more than a day. The popular tourism hub near Frame Lake closed 5 p.m. on Tuesday and didn’t reopen Wednesday. “The engineer has defined an even smaller space at the very front of the building that...