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Kristine Bourque, who has spent much of her life working with furs, says she loves her work and will continue to craft after retirement. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Just Furs

  Decked head to toe in mink and beaver, it's clear the fur trade is a way of life for Kristine Bourque. She was raised on a secluded plot of land over 100 kilometres from Fort...

Focus on Business: Samantha Stuart Photography

Setting personal boundaries in business, especially as an entrepreneur, can be the crucial difference between burning out and finding success. Samantha Stuart of Samantha Stuart Photography said it took years of working for herself to...

Focus on Business: Overlander Sports

Chances are if you've ever needed a canoe paddle, a pair of skis or a tent, you've been told to check out Overlander Sports. The go-to place for outdoor gear in Yellowknife has been serving...
Dennis Althouse and Annette Althouse outside their 325 Old Airport Rd. office and warehouse for Tundra Transfer. Dennis said having a large sign and up to date advertising is very important to let the often transient population of Yellowknife know they are open for business. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Tundra Transfer

Tundra Transfer in it's infancy may have started on April Fool's Day in 1996, but the work ethic of founder and long time employee Annette Althouse is no joke. With just a few jugs of...
Blair Weatherby, who started Weatherby Trucking LTD, with his wife and kids, all of whom work in family businesses. Blair started his company with one truck and has now expanded his fleet into dozens of trucks and heavy construction vehicles. From the left, Aven Tremblett, Kelly Weatherby, Blair Weatherby and Dustin Philippon. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Weatherby Trucking LTD

The Weatherby family has long worked to establish a name for themselves in Yellowknife as the top trucking company with deep roots in the community. Growing up in Yellowknife with ties to the mining and...
Chris Ferris, COO of Outcrop Communications, left, and Jen Hayward, CEO, say their communication firm separates themselves from the crowd by having a widely diverse range of creative and strategic talent that allows them to take a holistic approach to providing for their clients communication needs. Brett McGarry/ NNSL photo

Focus on business: Outcrop Communications

It's not easy – and perhaps even impossible – to stay in the communications business without evolving with the times. But that is exactly what Outcrop Communications has excelled at. Not simply specializing in one...
Matt Vincent often donates supplies, medics and vehicles to various events around Yellowknife, as seen here at Folk on the Rocks 2018. From the left, Geraldine Maloney (EMT) Betty Anne Nickerson (EMR) Matt Vincent (Ceo/EMT-P) Carolyn Ridgley (RN BN). Courtesy of Matt Vincent

Focus on business: 62 Degrees North

Starting as a fly-in paramedic, Matt Vincent worked in the medical field for several years in the North until he decided he was up for a new challenge, starting his own business. “I needed to...
Amy Maund, right, founder of Laughing Lichen and Courtney Davison, operations supervisor, next to a sample of the wide range of wildcraft products made in Maund's off-grid home outside of Yellowknife. Maund has been using her lifetime or foraging skills and knowledge to build her company from once being at a farmers market to selling products across Canada. Brett McGarry NNSL/Photo

Focus on Business: Laughing Lichen

  Living off the land has always been an important part of life for Amy Maund. She spent her childhood out in the wilderness near her parents' cabin by Great Slave Lake. As she got...
Matthew Grogono shows off a freshly cut glass that will be ground down and polished on his one of a kind custom 1955 Hoover washing machine he built with Gary Vaillancourt. He's been using the machine since he started Old Town Glassworks in 1994. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on Business: Old Town Glassworks

In the early 90s then Mayor, Pat McMahon, once told Matthew Grogono that recycling was not something that would be done in the Northwest Territories. “We're a mining town. We make it, we break it,...
Pablo Saravanja, left, and Jay Bulckaert with their Inspire 2 drone they use for their media production company Aerials North. Bulckaert is the certified pilot who operates the drone while Saravanja works the camera.

Focus on business: Aerials North

Jay Bulckaert and Pablo Saravanja, better known as the founders of the Artless Collective production company and the Dead North Film Festival, have spent the past few years branching out into the world of...
Rob Warburton, one of two partners who own and operate CloudWorks, says he's “hot to trot” for Yellowknife and provides a unique “turnkey” real estate service. He's seen here in one of his CloudWorks boardrooms available for booking for any of his clients.

Focus on Business: CloudWorks

Rob Warburton has always been passionate about real estate. From drawing floor plans as a child to owning his first house at 18, he always had his finger on the pulse of the real...
Mary Kelly plays a new piano she able to buy to help outfit her new business. It is one of several instruments she has available at Music Space. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on business: Music Space

The recent winner of the YK Win your Space contest Mary Kelly was able to take her growing home based business to the next level and provide a real community space for music education. Kelly,...

Focus on business: Dash Event Designs and Rentals

Cynthia Mufandaedza never had any intention of becoming an event designer, but four years ago she seized on an opportunity to purchase the inventory of another event design business whose owner was leaving town. Mufandaedza...

Focus on Business: Ogre’s Lair

In the lower level of the Centre Square Shopping Mall, tucked away amid empty retail spaces is a bustling hub of gaming activity known as the Ogre's Lair. At first glace the store looks a...

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...