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Googly eyes serve as safety lesson for school board

A group of Yellowknife students understands the importance of driving home the experience of compromised awareness on the road. Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) demonstrated the use of Fatal Vision Goggles for the...

Mine safety worker reflects on how to save a life

The annual Mine Rescue Competition puts emergency skills on display, and Richard Church knows first hand how that readiness can translate into saving a life. While working for Baffinland Iron Mines several years ago, one...

Police offer snowmobile safety tips as season kicks into gear

As another snowmobile season kicks into gear, Yellowknife RCMP are offering residents tips on how to stay safe while out on the trails. In a news release issued by Mounties Monday, police say there are...

Baffinland faces 16 safety charges

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has levelled 16 charges against Baffinland Iron Mines under the Mine Health and Safety Act. Baffinland Iron Mines is facing 16 charges under the Mine Health and Safety...

Tales from the dump: city steps on a slippery slope

I think every community in the land needs a book of knowledge. One where they can list mistakes, big and small. Then, hopefully people will read the book occasionally and not make the same...

Using smartphone while driving is not that smart

Distracted driving is emerging as a leading killer of Canadians. Nationwide, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 21 per cent of fatal collisions and 27 per cent of collisions resulting in serious injury in...

Transportation Safety Board releases report on fatal 2018 Little Doctor Lake Cessna crash

An August 2018 crash landing has prompted new safety measures from Simpson Air, according to a Transport Safety Board of Canada report Thursday morning. Last year, one of the airline's pilots was touring four passengers...

RCMP remind motorists of school bus safety following Rankin Inlet complaints

Following multiple complaints from the the community’s school bus provider, the Rankin Inlet RCMP is advising motorists that they must stop for schools buses while the flashing red lights are activated. Drivers are legally...

AT YOUR SERVICE: Helmets for Hardy helps – and heals

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Brett McGarry / NNSL photo A relatively new countdown pedestrian crosswalk at Gitzel Rd. And Franklin Ave. Is one of three in the city. They have slowly been phased into the city since 2017.

City slowly phasing in countdown crosswalks

In an effort to make pedestrians more visible and reinforce their right of way, the City of Yellowknife has been phasing in crosswalks with countdown timers. The pedestrian signals tell walkers how much time they...