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Frame Lake debate focuses on city homelessness

The two candidates vying to represent the Frame Lake constituency in the next legislative assembly concur – homelessness is out of control in downtown Yellowknife. The downtown situation was discussed at a candidates' forum hosted...

NASA visits Yellowknife

Fourteen Sir John Franklin High School students got a science lesson today. The students headed over to the Yellowknife Airport for a tour of Gulfstream jet that is being used in NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment...

58 race for MLA

Fifty-eight candidates will stand for election after the nomination deadline passed Sept. 6. Elections NWT reports that figure includes three electoral districts settled by acclamation (Hay River North, Mackenzie Delta, and Monfwi). In 2015, there were...

Old Town Pond Sailors Regatta marks 10 years of tiny boats

All it took were a handful of Tim Hortons cups, some strips of duct tape, several shish kabob skewers and a bit of luck to make Max Oraas-Ishack the winner of the Old Town...

Union president touches on teaching labour issues in final year

Fraser Oliver, Northwest Territories Teachers Association president will wrap up his leadership role next June on behalf of the NWT's largest teachers' union. Oliver represents 800 members in the territory based on the union's bylaws,...

Osisko Metals begins fall exploration at Pine Point

Osisko Metals has launched a fall exploration drilling program at Pine Point. As opposed to the drilling last year and into early 2019, the new drilling is aiming to grow the resource base rather than...

Housing corporation turns over six long-empty houses to KFN

The ownership of six houses on the Hay River Reserve has been transferred to K'atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) from the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. The official hand-over ceremony took place on Aug. 30. The houses, which...

Why Bruce Valpy won’t be running for MLA

I would make a great premier of the NWT, cabinet minister, even an MLA. It’s a job that comes with respect, good pay, gold-plated pension, lots of travel and free food. You get to...

‘We all fall over but nobody cares’: How a group of Yellowknifers are dealing...

On a Monday night in a beautifully decorated room in downtown Yellowknife, a group of eight women including a mother, a nurse and a manager of financial services were overcoming their physical disabilities through...

Buffalo Joe McBryan receives high honour

Hay River's Joe McBryan is one of two people named as the 2019 inductees to the Order of the Northwest Territories. The order recognizes individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any...

Don Jaque enters race for Thebacha

Former Northern Journal publisher Don Jaque is making another try for Thebacha, four years after finishing third in a three-candidate race. The Fort Smith resident announced his repeat run Saturday, stating on a Facebook post,...

New national park heralded as ‘critical step’ to Lutsel K’e Denesoline’s way of life

It was decades in the making, but the massive Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve – roughly the same size as Great Slave Lake – is a dream come true for the Lutsel K'e Dene...

Minister of education reveals plan for post-secondary

The minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, is looking ahead at the proposed transition of Aurora College to a polytechnic university. The minister released a new strategic framework and shared the government's vision...

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...

Man canoes from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife for veterans

Wearing his iconic birch bark hat and accompanied by his dog Spitzii, trans-Canadian canoeist Mike Ranta hauled his boat onto a Back Bay dock on Aug. 2 after a three-week journey from Fort McMurray. The...

Yellowknife man gets year in jail for campsite assault

A Yellowknife man who left a male victim with life-altering injuries after hitting him in the head with a cast iron cooking appliance was sent to jail Tuesday following “anxious consideration” by an NWT...

GUEST COMMENT: People with disabilities are not the damaged goods of the labour force

Pursuing one's vocational dreams as a person with a disability can be a seriously tough endeavour due to ableism. Ableism is a type of discrimination that is hurled against individuals with disabilities, or differently abled...

Ex-gymnastics coach convicted of child luring shouldn’t get mandatory sentence, argues lawyer

A former Yellowknife gymnastics instructor who sent a sexually explicit image to an underage girl he once coached should not receive the mandatory minimum sentence for child luring, the man’s lawyer argued Monday. Ricky Lee...

Man who jumped from window during police raid handed two-year sentence

A man who jumped from a second-storey window in an effort to evade police only to be arrested with cocaine and cash on the ground below was handed a two-year sentence on Monday. In a...

Police arrest woman after flower beds vandalized in Yk

Where have all the flowers gone? That's what Yellowknifers were asking Friday morning after a number of blooms were uprooted from planters outside the Royal Bank of Canada on Franklin Avenue in an apparent act...

Ottawa spends $3.8 million on clean energy projects

The diamonds of the future could be carbon neutral. That's the hope behind a large chunk of the $3.8 million MP Michael McLeod announced for clean energy projects in Yellowknife on Tuesday, $2 million of...

EDITORIAL: Ice lake rebels’ new landlord

When you can't beat them, make them somebody else's problem. That's what our municipal government is about to do with the city's iconic floating community of houseboats and the inhabitants of Jolliffe Island. These folks could...

LABOUR VIEWS: Stressed Yk nurses need help

I am sure you have also seen the stories in the media recently about the letter from nurses regarding staffing and working conditions at Stanton Territorial Hospital. I have been meeting with members over...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

Developer wants to build minuscule condos in downtown Yellowknife

Wayne Guy's prognosis for Yellowknife is grim. “It is my belief the downtown is dying,” said the owner of Guy architects at a city council meeting on July 8. The downtown core is dominated by huge...

Wildfire season is below average so far

Wildfire season is below average, GNWT’s Manager of Fire Operations, Richard Olsen told reporters Tuesday. Compared to a 10-year average of 76 , this season has only produced 46 wildfires: one in Inuvik, three in...

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is coming to Yk

The leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, is coming to Yellowknife to speak with residents on July 3 and 4. May and the Green Party will be hosting a community town hall...

The eight-year-old Hay River record setter

An eight-year-old girl at Harry Camsell School was the only competitor from Hay River to set a new record at the recent NWT Track & Field Championships. Jersey Ashton set the record in standing long...

New Hay River eatery to offer Japanese cuisine

Hay River is getting a new restaurant, and this one will offer something completely new to the community. The restaurant – called Yuki – will feature Japanese cuisine. Appropriately, 'Yuki' is the Japanese word for snow,...

Hay River celebrates grand opening of Rec Centre

Fourteen months after the facility opened for business, the Town of Hay River has held a grand opening for the Rec Centre. The grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting, speeches, tours of the facility and live...