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On Monday, City Council voted unanimously to use the Yellowknife River as the city's source or drinking water and to pursue funding for replacing the submarine water line. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo.

From the river to your tap: council votes to replace aging water line

On May 13, council unanimously decided to continue using the Yellowknife River as the city’s main source of drinking water and began the process of acquiring nearly $26 million in federal funding to replace the community’s aging water line. The funding to replace the 50-year-old water line will come from the federal Disaster Mitigation and...
MP Micheal McLeod announced the funding on April 18 at the Yellowknife Women's Society. Brett McGarry/NNSL photo

Feds announce $1.6 million for Northern women’s groups

The federal government is giving $1.6 million in multi-year funding to four organizations that serve women in the NWT. The YWCA NWT will get about $600,000, the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning will receive around $360,000, FOXY will receive about $370,000 and the Yellowknife Women’s Society has been granted $268,800. “Our government is demonstrating our...

Feds invest $2.7M into nine NWT projects

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is investing $2.7 million into nine economic development projects in the Northwest Territories. The benefiting projects range from tourism, film, and Indigenous cultural tourism to support for entrepreneurs, businesses and francophone markets. MP Michael McLeod announced funding for the following projects in Yellowknife today. Tourism research and marketing...

St. Patrick High School awarded funding to build Ranney Hill benches

Many Yellowknifers enjoy immersing themselves in nature along the Ranney Hill trail, which winds its way through three kilometres of pristine wilderness a short drive from Yellowknife. On March 5, the Ranney Hill Geological Interpretive Trail Working Group donated $1,450 for the construction of two commemorative benches for the Ranney Hill trail. Students from St....

City granted federal funding for aging water line

A long-awaited federal decision on the city’s aging water intake line was made this week as the Government of Canada announced $26 million in funding, Wednesday. Bernadette Jordan, federal minister of Rural Economic Development was in Yellowknife to announce $25.8 million toward the water pipeline to replace the city’s current aging pipe between the Yellowknife...
From the left, Snowking (Anthoiny Foliot), Mayor Rebecca Alty, MP Micheal McLeod and owner of Jackpine Paddle Adam Wong gather at the Visitor's Centre to announce $250,000 in funding toward three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

CanNor gives $250,000 to three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife

MP Micheal McLeod announced on Feb. 14 that Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will be providing funding to the tune of $250,000 to three tourism initiatives based in Yellowknife. The funding will go to the city for digital interactive “wayfinding” maps in Yellowknife, Snowking’s Winter Festival and Jackpine Paddle, a Yellowknife based adventure tourism...