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Notes from the trail: A cycle of violence against the planet

For the life of me, I do not understand why policy makers cannot see the link between various resource sector operations and the people they are supposed to be supporting; and intimate partner violence. This...

Employment rate dips to 10-year low: GNWT

November saw its lowest employment level across the Northwest Territories since 2009. While seasonal employment patterns usually dip in November, they fell by 1.8 per cent this year, according to Statistics Canada data released on...

Cochrane emerges from first-ever first ministers meeting

Fractious federal politics greeted the country’s lone woman premier as she joined her 12 counterparts for a meeting in Ontario Monday. Northern priorities emerged as one of the touchstones of the meeting, along with the...

Thornton’s closing its doors for good

After 12 years in operation Yellowknife restaurant Thornton's will be closing its doors for good. The announcement was made in a post on social media by owner Graham Shishkov on Thursday morning. "After much thought...

Opportunities needed for small communities

If time flies when you're having fun, it grinds, sparks flying, as you're waiting for a group of politicians to flesh out a vague statement of intent. Direct your attention to the ninth of 22...

The tourism train is coming

Visitors will be travelling the NWT over the next two weeks asking for people's wish lists. No, they aren't Santa's elves – they're GNWT bureaucrats working on the territory's next five-year tourism plan. "We're really...

Almost a dozen NWT employers offer certified living wage: Alternatives North

Just under a dozen of NWT's employers credit themselves with paying staff a living wage, according to an Alternatives North news release last Wednesday. The release of the list was timed with small business week...

Tips for tourism: NWT Tourism CEO talks business

There is no doubt that tourism has a growing part to play in Yellowknife's economy. Cathie Bolstad, CEO of NWT Tourism industry spoke to the room of about three dozen Chamber members, highlighting the importance...

Local businesses more a labour of love for Inuvik entrepreneurs

High costs of supplies and shipping limit growth for a number of Inuvik businesses, but some local businesspersons do not seem to mind keeping their operations small. Inuvik is host to a number of local...

EDITORIAL: Housing remains a top challenge

Heading into two elections this fall, there is much anxiety over where the territory is heading. Residents are right to be concerned about the health of the main economic drivers in the NWT -- government...

Open passage of prosperity

It was a bit more than a couple of years ago when I found myself in a little hot water with some others in this up-and-down industry for suggesting climate change may not necessarily...

Qaggiavuut takes on the world, hoping to bring the world to Nunavut

With $500,000 from the federal government, Qaggiavuut is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of a performing arts centre in Nunavut. The Qaggiq Hub, an Inuit performing arts and cultural learning centre, as conceived...

Nunavut’s economy will see very high growth in coming years, says GN economist

The territory’s immediate economic forecast is looking good, with very high growth in the next four years, though it must overcome challenges in the longer term, such as graduating more students from high school...