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Fort Mcpherson, 2007. photo courtesy MACA

Fort McPherson to get $5M community hall

The hamlet of Fort McPherson plans to build a $5 million community hall. A request for proposals has been issued for the project and the hamlet hopes construction can begin in May of 2020, said...

Yellowknifer editorial: New pool now

The issue: Ruth Inch Memorial Pool We say: Must be replaced, and remain open Two years is too long. The suggestion that the city go 24 months without any sort of indoor aquatic centre while the old...

Water pipe woes shake up service hours at RCMP detachment

Administrative service hours at the Yellowknife RCMP Detachment are being scaled back in the wake of a “structural integrity issue with the main water pipe system,” that will require major repairs, say police. The “temporarily...

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...

Opinion: Public deserves more data on Taltson expansion

Last Tuesday, the first day of the Geoscience conference, I was asked to spend $200 to listen to a GNWT expert talk about its plans for the expansion of the Taltson Dam even though...

Yellowknife budget threatens 8.4 per cent tax hike

Yellowknifers could pay hundreds more in property taxes next year. The first draft of the city's 2020 budget was made public Monday and features an 8.4 per cent property tax spike. It's now up to councillors...

Feds should hammer mine roads through North: Manning

With a new territorial government being sworn and a new federal government on its way in, resource infrastructure projects have been a large topic of discussion for Northerners casting their ballots. Prominent conservative Preston Manning...

NWTel working on unlimited internet, underwater fibre line – but don’t hold your breath

Yellowknife's internet provider updated city council on a pair of promising proposals this week. An additional fibre optic line could be in the works after a summer of notable outages, said Paul Gillard, Northwestel's vice...

Ottawa pumps more than $30 million into Northern infrastructure

Ottawa will spend $31 million — with another $14 million from Indigenous governments — on 19 northern infrastructure projects, including roads, waterways, waste management and cultural facilities. NWT MP Michael McLeod made the funding announcement...

Feds lobbied for road network to connect four Kivalliq communities

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal to fund a survey outlining the case for potential routes linking the four communities through the federal government’s National Trade Corridors Fund. The...

GNWT to spend $75 million on infrastructure this summer

As it spends $75 million on infrastructure this summer, the GNWT is asking residents and visitors to factor highway projects into their travel plans. Construction will take place on eight highways, two bridges, five access...

Yellowknife set to kick off construction season

It’s good news for Yellowknife drivers as city employee Wendy Alexander says this year's spring and summer construction season will be quieter than usual. "In general we are not expecting huge traffic detours," said Alexander,...

Fuel plan in place

There is enough fuel stored in the NWT’s remote communities that they will be able to handle shortened or disrupted shipping and ice road seasons, according to the Department of Infrastructure. “The big message is...