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Giant Mine remediation faces public hearings

A week of public hearings kicked off Monday at the Nova Hotel in Yellowknife to weigh the federal government's $1 billion plan to clean up Giant Mine.  The plan up for discussion is the culmination...

Budget talks wraps up with 1.63 per cent tax increase

Proposed tax increases entered with a bang, and left with a whimper as city budget talks closed Wednesday evening. Sticker shock originally accompanied a projected 8.48 per cent tax but after three days of discussion...

City, YKDFN sign agreement amid concerns over cut reconciliation post

As the City of Yellowknife and Yellowknives Dene First Nation signed a fresh mutual agreement Thursday, leaders faced questions over a scrapped Indigenous relations post at city hall.  The Memoranda of Understanding that Mayor Rebecca...

Yellowknife budget update: fare thee well, Freddy the Firetruck

Two days into budget deliberations, the 8.5-per-cent tax increase in the first draft of the document has been cut significantly. Councillors head back into talks at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. The debate is live streamed on...

Council cans proposal to save Indigenous relations post

Yellowknife city council has voted down a proposal from Coun. Stacie Smith to save the embattled Indigenous relations adviser post. Couns. Rommel Silverio and Cynthia Mufandaedza joined Smith in a dissenting vote at budget readings...

Council takes the shears to slated 8.5 per cent tax

Yellowknife city council's 2020 budget deliberations saw its first casualties Monday night. Facing a possible 8.5 per cent tax increase, council is doing a line-by-line review of the city budget, cutting as they go. At...

Plans for pool’s future floated for city council

City councillors were presented with pricey pool proposals Monday. Council had to decide whether to renovate and expand Ruth Inch Memorial Pool, or plow ahead with a new pool, deciding between 52-metre and 25-metre options. At...

Editorial: Indigenous relations position deserves more than one term

The issue: Indigenous relations adviser We say: Why can't other positions be cut? Yellowknife is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene. Those are the words heard from public officials at the...

Ndilo chief ‘baffled’ by City’s cut Indigenous relations position

Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina says he is "baffled" by news that the City of Yellowknife won't be renewing its Indigenous relations post, a position officials announced with fanfare in September 2018. The position, held by...

Leaders weigh in on Franklin Ave name

Sounds familiar: In 1848, Sir John Franklin, his ships frozen in the ice, succumbs to hunger and cold as his crew withers away searching for the Northwest Passage. Less well-known is his history in Yellowknife, which...

A look at the city’s newly drafted plan

The city of Yellowknife is currently receiving feedback from residents as they release their plans on how the city will develop over the next several years. The city is mandated by the GNWT to come...

EDITORIAL: Ice lake rebels’ new landlord

When you can't beat them, make them somebody else's problem. That's what our municipal government is about to do with the city's iconic floating community of houseboats and the inhabitants of Jolliffe Island. These folks could...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...