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Go green? Go local

Yellowknife, during its formative years, was not just pulling gold out of the ground but carrots too. Back in the 1940s and ’50s, many homes had garden patches out back, or out front, or on whatever side of the yard had better sun. At one time, Bevan’s Farm, where the Multiplex and Fieldhouse now exist,...
Jordan Harker, the man proposing to build a cannabis facility in Yellowknife, stood before city council Monday to answer questions about how the venture would operate. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Council supports proposed cannabis ‘green’ house

Several councillors are praising a proposed cannabis production facility in the Engle business district at a Governance and Priories Committee meeting March 11. Jordan Harker, the developer behind the project, said the facility will produce competitively priced products and would create roughly 12 full-time jobs and 20 to 25 part-time positions. Specifically, council and administration...

City takes first step for potential Con Mine boat launch

The city is taking the first steps toward acquiring land along the Con Mine shoreline to put in a new boat launch. Giant Mine remediation, slated to begin sometime in 2021, proposes cutting off access to the current city boat lunch, many have raised concerns about what alternatives the city will pursue. Natalie Plato, deputy...
Inspector Alex LaPorte delivered a list of crime statistics to council from the month of January. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

RCMP provide crime stats for Jan. 2019

Inspector Alex LaPorte came before city council on Feb. 18 to deliver crime stats for the month of January. According to the statistic, thefts are up in Yellowknife from this time last year. Motor vehicle theft is up to 11 instances from two in Jan. 2018. Theft under $5,000 has almost doubled at 47 instances...

Council shows welcome restraint

Council showed some welcome restraint limiting its donation to the Terry Halifax bursary, down from a requested $5,000 to $2,500. Immediately, let’s put aside any comment about the man himself – everyone agrees it is worthy to honour Halifax. But is that the role of the Town of Inuvik? The town gets its money from...

Council worries donation will set precedent

A bursary honouring the late Terry Halifax, a former Inuvik town councillor, caused some discussion about precedent setting at the council meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10. Denny Rodgers had approached council at the previous committee of the whole seeking $5,000 for the bursary, which would pay out yearly to high school students as a way of...