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Yellowknife RCMP say patrols are up downtown

Yellowknife RCMP officers conducted 74 downtown patrols in September. Of those patrols, 19 were focused at or around the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter, and 55 bottles of liquor were seized and destroyed downtown throughout September, Insp....

GNWT renews contract for Yellowknife sobering centre with NWT Disabilities Council

The NWT Disabilities Council has been awarded the contract to operate the Yellowknife Sobering and Day Centre. With the announcement also came news that the long awaited good neighbour agreement has been signed. "I want to...

Add street-level retail, hire downtown manager, says consultant

How to revitalize the downtown: a problem that has become almost as daunting as answering which came first, the chicken or the egg. Tate Economic Research Group was commissioned for a $75,000 report on how...

Where are the RCMP foot patrols?

Few jobs are more thankless, more important or invite more danger on any given workday, than that of a police officer. And here in Yellowknife, we expect a lot from our cops. Courage has long...

‘I’m lucky to be alive’: Man recounts knife attack in downtown Yellowknife

A man who says he was slashed with a knife in downtown Yellowknife Tuesday night is crediting the quick actions of bystanders and first responders in saving his life. “I’m lucky to be alive,” said...

Yellowknife parking meter pay app out of order

Due to some technical difficulties, the City of Yellowknife is advising residents that its McKay Pay app for parking meters is malfunctioning. A Thursday press release states individuals may experience difficulty using the app to...

Women’s shelter temporarily moving downtown

The Yellowknife Women's Society will temporarily house clients at the old Safe Harbour day shelter on 49 Street while its facility on Franklin Avenue undergoes renovations. On July 22, city council passed a motion that...

EDITORIAL: A small solution to a big problem

Our downtown is in trouble. Vacancy rates are high, the number of businesses on Franklin is dwindling and the homelessness problem is out of control. Wayne Guy, founder of Yellowknife-based Guy Architects, is proposing a small...

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...

Downtown lot now up for sale or lease

After years of attempting to find a use for the city owned 50/50 lot next to Centre Square Mall, council passed a by-law Monday to sell or lease the lot at a value of...

Focus on Business: Let Me Knot provides far more than flowers

To say that Sarah Kalnay-Watson, the owner of Let Me Knot on 52 Street, is just a wedding planner would be vastly understating her duties. She acts as a wedding and events planner, but also...