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As the warm weather has caused the Snowking castle to melt and the entrance to sink 'Under the Sea', the festival will be closed for the remainder of the year, one week earlier than usual. Brett McGarry/NNSL

EDITORIAL: You can’t predict the weather

Environment and Climate Change Canada released a report Monday and it was no April Fool’s joke. According to the report, Canada is heating up twice as fast as the world, causing irreversible changes to the climate. After March’s heat wave, when record-smashing temperatures turned many of the territory’s winter roads to mud and melted Yellowknife’s...

Jazz band brings southern heat to Northern stage

With its symphonic clash of trumpets, tubas and trombones, The Heavyweights Brass Band is prepared to take Yellowknife to a time and place far different than the one known up North. The six-piece band is performing at the SnowKing Winter Festival this Saturday, playing New Orleans-style brass jazz. “What makes our band unique is it’s...

Bloodshot Bill promises deadly performance

Musician Bloodshot Bill has always been one for finding simple solutions to difficult problems. When at 13, he found learning guitar too tough on his fingers, he decided to learn the drums instead. And when the bands he joined couldn’t create the sounds he had in mind, he decided to become a one-man band. “Bloodshot...