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Tales from the dump: All hail the sun

The SUN IS BACK. All hail the sun. In a number of cultures in the past, the priests or spiritual leaders would get up before dawn, so they could greet the sun's daily return. Some...

Tales from the dump: nature is nature, and it’s a tough place

There is so much that one could write about these days ranging from the good, to the bad, to the ugly. In case you don't recognize that phrase it was the title of a...

Tales from the dump: Pulling teeth in the bush

Monty Python would say: "and now for something completely different." Modern medicine, doctors and nurses do save and prolong a lot of lives and we should all be grateful that we live in a land...

Tales from the Dump: Was Stanton built for the North?

The current GNWT government has inherited a really big white elephant from the previous government, namely the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. It might have looked mighty impressive when it opened but then a number...

Tales from the dump: The Ho, Ho, Ho column arriveth

Here are a few seasonal reflections. Well, we are into December now, so it is what I like to call the Season of Ho Ho Ho. Why? Because there are a number of roly-poly people...

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...
Amy Elliott, director of Salvage, the documentary film about Yellowknife's dump, said the film is expected to be shown at film festivals in the new year. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo.

Do your part to save the planet

Last year, when I was out picking berries I lost my watch. This year, I was once again picking in the same area and I spotted something silvery and metallic. I picked it up...