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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...

Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation

Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation. Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11. The new chief...

Health authority team honoured with Premier’s Award

A team from the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority was recognized for helping people displaced by the March 15 fire at the Mackenzie Place highrise. The team received a Premier's Award for Excellence...

As Indian Cabins residents evacuate, GNWT could close southbound traffic on Highway 1

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for residents of Indian Cabins and its surrounding areas Monday as out-of-control wildfires continue to burn in northern Alberta. Residents were ordered to leave immediately and travel north, to...

MMIWG inquiry’s report should change the way we police in communities, says Native Women’s...

There are 231 actions that must be taken to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls, according to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Of...

Eight teachers welcomed into the NWT Education Hall of Fame

  On June 5, Education Minister Caroline Cochrane welcomed eight individuals into the NWT Education Hall of Fame. The educators – hailing from Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River – were recognized for their...

New York Fries looking to break into Yellowknife

International fast food chain New York Fries is looking to open a location in Yellowknife, but it's still on the hunt for a franchisee. "We know New York Fries would be a great fit for...

Arctic Development Expo feature: Arctic Energy Alliance

For the past 20 years, the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) has been helping Northerners implement a number of different energy-efficient systems, products and practices into their homes and businesses. They’re a non-profit organization that has...

Yellowknife city council briefs: Francophone federation hopes city will host games

Yellowknife city council  held a governance and priorities meeting and a regular meeting on May 28. Here are the highlights: Francophone federation hopes city will host games Linda Bussey, executive director of La Federation Franco-Tenoise, is...

Highway from Alberta to NWT reopened

The main highway connecting the NWT and Alberta has been reopened. Highway 35 from High Level, Alta. to the Northwest Territories border is open at this time, announced 511 Alberta on May 31. The Department of...

Taking the bite out of bug season

  There will soon be a familiar buzz in the air as mosquito season returns to the North. While swarms of the bloodthirsty bugs, itchy bites and spray-on repellents are all part of venturing outdoors during...

New parliamentary group model discussed at NWT legislature

MLAs on the Special Committee on Transition Matters held a long discussion about the possible merits and drawbacks of introducing parliamentary groups to the Northwest Territories’ consensus government system on Friday. Kieron Testart, MLA for...

Norm Glowach dives into family history for new show

Lifetime Yellowknifer and musician Norm Glowach will take the NACC stage as a new character named Johnny Cole on Saturday evening. Through a multimedia performance and music, Johnny Cole – Meet Me at the Rex...

Study finds arsenic poses no immediate health risk to Yellowknifers

A long-awaited study shows there is virtually no difference between the average arsenic levels of people living in the Yellowknife area and ordinary Canadians. "We conclude that there is minimal immediate health risk to the...

NWT Tourism turns to Mexico

As part of ongoing efforts to attract foreign visitors, NWT Tourism will be heading down Mexico way. “Just as much as we Northerners are fascinated about those sunny locations, Mexicans are actually quite interested in...

Thousands visit Yellowknife Spring Trade Show

The Spring Trade Show crammed crowds and 185 vendors into the Multiplex this Saturday. While the fair offered up free bouquets for Mother's Day, businesses, non-profits and governmental organizations shared their services with visitors perusing...

‘The liquor commission needs to step up its game,’ says MLA

Ten days before the Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) ended its contract with the liquor warehouse on April 1, it warned businesses in the city there would be a “modest price increase”...

Implementation of 911 to include bilingual dispatchers

People of the NWT can rejoice as 911 moves one step closer to completion. But not everyone was happy about the languages aspect of the implementation. During a public discussion of Bill 31 on April...
The Wyss foundation is committing $750,000 to the Dehcho First Nation to help protect the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area. Courtesy of Ducks Unlimited

Wyss foundation commits $750k to protect Edéhzhíe lands

The Wyss Foundation, founded by Swiss entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss, has announced it will commit $750,000 over three years to help protect the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area. The 3.5 million acre plot of land is protected by the...

We spoke to Yellowknifers about climate change, here’s what they said

France Benoit is a farmer on the Ingraham Trail, and explains how she sees the effects of climate change on her daily work. "I have been here almost 30 years and I have seen a...

Lone goose arrives early in Yellowknife

    A lonesome goose has been causing a stir in Yellowknife. Many residents have reported seeing the bird in recent weeks, including former NWT commissioner Tony Whitford, who said he first saw it in front of...

Climate change has mental health risks, says Yellowknife doctor

In 2014, the Northwest Territories saw its worst wildfire season since the 1990s, with three million hectares of land burned in one summer. While the dry conditions that caused the fires have been linked to...

Controversial figure speaks at NWT Chamber of Commerce

In the public debate over climate change, Vivian Krause is a controversial figure. The Vancouver-based blogger has written critically about how American environmental organizations are funding the Canadian anti-pipeline movement. On April 11, she was the keynote...

Gwich’in designer featured in British Vogue

The work of Gwich’in jewelry designer Tania Larsson is featured in the May issue of British Vogue. Larsson got an email from British Vogue in early March saying they came across her company online and...