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Yellowknife’s Arnica Inn eyed for transitional housing

The Yellowknife Women's Society is proposing to turn the Arnica Inn into a transitional housing complex. Transitional housing is meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision and support. On...

News in Brief: Habitat for Humanity NWT YKEA ReStore now open

On the tail of debuting its downtown pop-up location, Habitat for Humanity NWT has opened their seasonal ReStore YKEA location Wednesday. All the store's goods are made by donation and sold at a discounted price...
Construction workers open crates of supplies to build new homes in Arviat in October. Twenty units are scheduled to go up during the 2019-2020 construction season. photo courtesy of Nunavut Housing Corporation

Money for Nunavut housing drops 16 percent in 2019

With a $55-million construction budget, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is planning to build 79 new residential units in communities outside Iqaluit in 2019-20. That's down from 2018-19 when the housing corporation had $65.7 million earmarked...
Hay River is still dealing with the aftermath of a March 15 fire on the 11th floor of the Mackenzie Place apartment building. No residents are currently living in the structure and it is uncertain when they may return. NNSL file photo

Owner plans to reopen fire-damaged highrise in Hay River

The owner of the Mackenzie Place highrise – damaged by a fire on March 15 and now empty of tenants as a result – says he plans to repair and reopen the building. "We're starting...

Polytechnic plans create uncertain future for Yk’s Northern United Place

If you've lived in Yellowknife a while, you've probably been to events and meetings at Northern United Place (NUP). Or maybe you attend the Yellowknife United Church or Aurora College, which both call the...