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NWT Disabilities Council stands by controversial policy change

The NWT Disabilities Council is standing behind a controversial policy that would restrict day shelter access to people with homes. On Oct. 30, the disabilities council began informing clients and community harm reduction partners that...

Downtown Yk police patrols need to be more visible

Nine years ago my wife and I honeymooned in Costa Rica. Our travel agent accidentally booked our seats at opposite ends of the plane but one thing that did do us well was the chartered...

‘It’s going to hurt a lot of people:’ New shelter policy sparks anger, concern

Robert Washie is furious. He’s been upset since Wednesday, when staff at Yellowknife’s day shelter informed clients that a new policy would take effect at the end of the week. Starting Friday, residents who have a...

Kind, funny — a peacemaker: victim of fatal downtown assault remembered 

Mark Poodlat was a peacemaker.  If there was a dispute on the streets of Yellowknife, he would be there to mediate.  “If we had a problem, he’d come and find a solution to figure it out,”...