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Mountain Province Diamonds reports 27 per cent drop in third-quarter revenue

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is reporting its third-quarter net revenue fell 27 per cent to $54.8 million, compared with $74.9 million in the same period of 2018. The company owns 49 per cent of the...

My World, an indoor playground, to open next month in Yellowknife

A new indoor playground in Yellowknife could be opening before Christmas. “I want to provide a special place for little kids to play,” said Fanny Zhong, an educator and businesswoman who is opening My World...

Fort Smith family resells McDonald’s so son can attend volleyball tournament

Between enrolment, equipment and the need for teams to habitually crisscross the North to play something as routine as a basketball or a volleyball game, the cost of keeping a child in organized sports...

Vandals damage Mildred Hall School bus

Ryan Nichols, vice principal at Mildred Hall, says he's “disappointed” and “frustrated” after four individuals broke into the school over the weekend and attempted to steal musical instruments before vandalizing the school bus. “It's sad...

EXCLUSIVE: A woman’s quest to find her grandfather’s grave

Marie Speakman was five years old when her grandfather hugged and kissed her for the last time. After boarding a plane in Deline, 72-year-old Augustine Sewi was flown to Edmonton’s Charles Camsell Hospital for tuberculosis...

EXCLUSIVE: Former manager says Housing Corp ignored rules with Concept contract

A former NWT Housing Corporation construction manager says the government agency bowed to political pressure and ignored numerous red flags when it awarded more than a dozen modular home contracts to an ill-equipped and...

Pay It Forward NWT to distribute harvested meat

Renee Sanderson has always been involved in giving back to her community. This has manifested in many ways for Sanderson, but for the past seven years she has been running Pay It Forward NWT. After...

Diane Thom looks forward to seeing other side of table in NWT cabinet

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Diane Thom. Fresh off her election as MLA for Inuvik-Boot Lake, Thom was elected to the executive of the legislative assembly Oct 24 following two rounds of...

Judge sides with City of Yellowknife in dispute over accessible bus fare payout

A NWT judge has ruled the city does not have to reimburse all Yellowknife Accessible Transit System (YATS) users after taking three months to lower a fare structure that was deemed to be discriminatory. Elizabeth...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Now for the new!

Friends, one of the things you have to keep in mind is that in order to find out what you are good at, you have to at the very least try your hand at...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Trolls, ghosts and a green slime monster

Halloween night was a scary night, in olde Yellowknife town, as rumors began to abound and ricochet around, of many strange and frightening things. One old timer swore that he had see a ghost of...

Could peat moss save permafrost?

Peat moss, found all over the NWT, could be key to saving infrastructure threatened by thawing permafrost. Researchers at Canada's National Research Council are testing the properties of peat moss to make it into a...

NWT deserves seat in Trudeau’s cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood straight-faced in Iqaluit earlier this month and said the Liberals would, if re-elected, commit to getting all Indigenous communities off diesel by 2030. Well, they have a decade left to...

NWT News/North Oct. 28 Edition

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NWT Supreme Court denies Northland appeal on Hay River power assets

The NWT Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Northland Utilites Ltd over an arbitrator's ruling on the value of the electrical infrastructure in Hay River. In a judgment released Oct. 23, Justice Andrew M....

Judge ignored alternatives to unlimited prison sentence: Bobby Zoe lawyer

After breaking into a Yellowknife home in the middle of the night, Bobby Zoe sexually assaulted a woman as she slept. He fled with stolen cash. The February 2015 attack, Zoe’s fourth conviction for a sexual...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Collecting my two cents

Find a penny on the ground. Pick it up and put it in your pocket and you will have good luck all day long. If that is true, then I am going to have...

Inuvik-area hunters challenged by caribou staying in thick brush

Local populations of barren ground caribou are staying closer to thick bush and moving earlier in the year. At least, that's what hunters who attended the annual meeting between the NWT Wildlife Management Advisory Council...

How to start a business in the NWT

Small-and medium-sized businesses make up about 90 per cent of all businesses in the Northwest Territories. The GNWT states that those businesses provide employment opportunities, provide products and services and help to offset "peaks and...

WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Secret vote for premier is necessary by MLAs

A recent News/North editorial ("Secret vote makes charade of 'consensus' government," Oct. 7) says, "the only logical explanation as to why MLAs decline to openly declare their selections for premier and cabinet is because...

EDITORIAL: Small business no easy feat in the North

There is no backup generator for the world wide web. An interruption in internet service can't be mitigated with diesel. It hamstrings any small business instantly. It is estimated one day of lost internet service...

GUEST COMMENT: Why I’m voting for a Green New Deal

I’ve always thought of myself as an environmentally conscious person. Like most people, my family and I have always done what we can at home to help reduce our impact on the planet – reduce,...

SPORTS TALK: Hey, everyone … Daryl Morey was just uneducated, you see

Of all the ways I want to go out, this is perhaps the way I want. Shay Bradley was laid to rest on Oct. 12 in Kilkenny, Ireland, after succumbing a long-term illness but he...

NWT News/North Oct. 21 Edition

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GUEST COMMENT: A plea for change from repeating the same old sad story –...

In the North, our story is always the same: Every four years we say 'Ottawa has been making all the big decisions for us for too long, it's time we decide for ourselves the...

Fort Simpson schools ditch colonial names

Fort Simpson children and youth are back at school this fall but something's a bit different from previous years – the schools have new names. Liidlii Kue Elementary School and Liidlii Kue Regional High School...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Operating outside the comfort zone

I am so excited to hear that an astounding amount of women are now representing the NWT for the first time in history. Not only in the Legislative Assembly but in Town Councils and...

EDITORIAL: Pay interest – and attention – at Canada’s bank

Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democrats, has said some nice things about the North. He implied a question from a reporter in Kenora about addressing drinking water in Indigenous communities was racist, arguing...

Better housing, health care, Indigenous relations among MLA priorities

It was a busy first week for incoming MLAs getting set for the Oct. 25 opening of the legislative assembly. All 19 were flown in for initial introductory meetings and orientation last week before laying...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Raymond’s modern life an inspiration

Friends, I just want to say a few words here in support of people like Raymond Yakeleya, of Tulita. He is a renowned Dene filmmaker by trade but concerned enough about the issue of community...