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Yk council debates flying national flags

Rommel Silverio, believed to be the city's first city councillor of Filipino heritage, pushed back against fellow councillors Monday after they advised the city to stop raising foreign national flags. Mayor Rebecca Alty raised the...

Cabbie convicted of assaulting fare loses bid to get back on the road

A former Yellowknife cab driver stripped of his chauffeur’s permit after being convicted of assaulting a teenage passenger has lost his bid to get back on the road. City of Yellowknife council members unanimously moved...

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...

Enterprise councillor banned from entering Community Hall

Bruce Proud, a councillor with the Hamlet of Enterprise, has been banned from entering the municipality's Community Hall for three months over accusations that he "harassed, threatened and intimidated" an employee working there. Proud vehemently...

Yellowknife budget threatens 8.4 per cent tax hike

Yellowknifers could pay hundreds more in property taxes next year. The first draft of the city's 2020 budget was made public Monday and features an 8.4 per cent property tax spike. It's now up to councillors...

Outgoing Iqaluit mayor and city council get praise from MLA George Hickes

George Hickes, speaking in his capacity as MLA for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, used his statement in the legislative assembly on Oct. 22 to applaud outgoing Mayor Madeleine Redfern and Iqaluit city council for their accomplishments during...

Candidates finalized for Nunavut municipal elections

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that the nomination period for mayor will not be extended in Cape Dorset as that is not permitted under the Nunavut Elections Act.  Nominations closed Friday for...

Yellowknifer Weekender – Sept. 27 Edition

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Arnica Inn transition hits roadblock

The plan to turn the Arnica Inn on Franklin Avenue into transitional housing units to help those affected by homelessness is currently stalled due to a lack of funding commitments. The initiative to convert the...

Dog trotters call for ownership of land as act of reconciliation

After decades of being moved around within city limits and leasing Kam Lake property from the municipality, the Yellowknife Dog Trotters Association (YKDTA) is refusing to move again and wants full ownership of the...

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...

What’s next for Hay River council?

It didn't take much time, but council decided it will continue for the rest of the its current term down a member. The decision was made during last week's council meeting with four members...

Hay River council votes to leave seat empty

Hay River's council will be one member short for the rest of the current term after it was decided to leave a vacant seat empty during the July 16 council meeting. The decision was...

Filling vacant council seat a democratic conundrum

Earlier this year, Hay River's council dropped from eight members to seven. As it stands, council is divided on how to deal with the vacant seat, with three in favour of filling it, three...
Candidates for council at an Oct. 10 all-candidates' forum – at which the legalization of cannabis was a prominent topic. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.

Hay River council mulls what to do with vacant seat

Council is currently considering what it should do with the council seat which has been vacant since earlier this year. The issue was raised at the end of the last council meeting on July 9....

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...
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...

Yellowknife’s Arnica Inn eyed for transitional housing

The Yellowknife Women's Society is proposing to turn the Arnica Inn into a transitional housing complex. Transitional housing is meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision and support. On...
If the city adopts a 100 metre buffer zone between cannabis retailers and sensitive locations, all there would a prohibition of cannabis retailers in the blue highlighted zone. Courtesy of City of Yellowknife

City to consider ‘buffer zones’ on cannabis retail

City council will soon consider what kind of regulatory framework will surround private sales of cannabis in the city. At a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on May 6, council and Mayor Rebecca Alty heard...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...