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Guest comment: We are all (eco)warriors now

I would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Yellowknife on Monday; both those in the parade and the many that came to watch or join the...

GN expands wolf sample program to Kivalliq and Qikiqtaaluk regions

After what Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq described as a successful first year in the Kitikmeot region, he announced on Thursday the expansion of the territorial government’s wolf sample collection program to the Kivalliq and...

TMAC official insists mining company ‘did not pollute’

From Alex Buchan, director of community and external relations for TMAC Resources Inc.: Alex Buchan, director of community and external relations for Kitikmeot gold miner TMAC Resources. photo courtesy of Alex Buchan TMAC Resources would like to...

Trudeau promises to eliminate diesel during Iqaluit visit

Prime Minister Trudeau, accompanied by Nunavut’s Liberal candidate Megan Pizzo-Lyall, told Nunavumiut his party is the best choice for voters in the fight against climate change during a campaign stop in Iqaluit,. Oct. 8....

Inuvik-trained youth to reach thousands on climate change action

Gwich’in youth from across Canada flew into Inuvik for a three-day session this week. Their mission: bring climate change leadership back to their home communities. FutureXChange, which kicked off Thursday and wraps later today, is...
Amy Elliott, director of Salvage, the documentary film about Yellowknife's dump, said the film is expected to be shown at film festivals in the new year. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.

Do your part to save the planet

Last year, when I was out picking berries I lost my watch. This year, I was once again picking in the same area and I spotted something silvery and metallic. I picked it up...

Residents remain ‘disappointed,’ disillusioned with city’s recycling program

Two months after it was revealed that plastics, tin, and cardboard were being dumped at Yellowknife’s landfill – a practice that has been going on for well over a year – the city says...

Iqaluit high school students walk out for the environment

Inuksuk High School students walked out of their school June 5, spilling onto the streets of Iqaluit. Students Angela Austria, Cassidy Ann Netser and Mac Pavia organized the walk-out for the environment. More than 50 Grade...

Jimmy Noble Jr. named deputy minister of environment

Jimmy Noble Jr. will become deputy minister of environment as of May 13. Jimmy Noble Jr. will serve as deputy minister of environment as of May 13. photo courtesy of Jimmy Noble Jr. The announcement came on...

Public feedback needed for territorial 2020 Environmental Audit

Work is already underway for the Northwest Territories 2020 Environmental Audit. Independent auditors and employees from the GNWT's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) held a public open house at Northern United Place on...

Dene Nation critical of proposed Forest Act

The GNWT's proposed Forest Act undermines land claims, self government and inherent treaty rights, said the Dene Nation in a March 1 news release. The Dene Nation criticized the conduct of the Department of Environment...