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Weekend Yellowknifer Feb. 21 edition digital download

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Teck mine protest at legislative assembly Feb. 25

Chief Gerry Cheezie of Smith's Landing First Nation plans to lead a demonstration at the NWT Legislative Assembly building on Feb. 25 against the proposed Teck Resources' Frontier oilsands mine project in Alberta. "I'm a bit dismayed that...

Musician Leela Gilday on mid-career success

Mid-level artists can face a fraught landscape. No longer considered emerging or lavished with awards targeted to their newer peers, a career can begin to resemble a long grind. That’s not the case for Leela...

NWT pays highest power rates in the country: report

Northwest Territories residents are paying the most for electricity in Canada, according to an Energy Hub report released on Feb. 14.  That means residents pay about $387 per month, assuming an average monthly usage of...

Notes from the trail: The menace of micro-plastics

It wasn't until I came North that I learned the environmental costs of bottled water; whether flown in from overseas or trucked half-way across the country. It was standard fare at any conference despite...

Yellowknifer editorial: Seniors could be the future

The issue: Age-friendly city We say: Much work to be done Yellowknife isn't the rough-and-tumble mining town it was born as. Like the increasing number of senior citizens choosing to remain or relocate to the city after...

Yellowknifer Feb. 19 edition digital download

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St. Patrick High School student beats 5,159 others to win $100,000 award

Adithi Balaji has been selected as a Loran Scholar and awarded $100,000 toward her undergraduate studies. “(I'm in) disbelief! I'm so shocked I got it,” the Ecole St. Patrick High School student told Yellowknifer on...

Yellowknife home cook a winner in Airbnb Experiences contest

In an age when celebrity chefs are all the rage, Trevor Sinclair is showing that down-to-earth passion and culinary skills can be just as much of a winner as high-budget cooking shows. The musician and...

SENIORS EDITION: ‘There is just nobody:’ Aurora College works to keep up with staffing...

The Aurora College Bachelor of Science of Nursing and personal support worker programs and their relationship in providing elder care will be key in the coming years as  as the NWT population ages. Both programs...

A new bridge to the past at Back Bay Cemetery

A new bridge that will better help people access Back Bay Cemetery is nearer to completion after several pieces of donated construction materials were lifted in by helicopter on Saturday. The bridge, which has been...

SENIORS EDITION: Avens moves forward with affordable housing project

Affordable housing is one of the biggest pressures on seniors living in Yellowknife and that is why Avens is expected to be moving forward with a major construction project this year. Daryl Dolynny, CEO of...

City updates council on Giant Mine participation

City administration presented a general overview to council on the municipality's involvement with the Giant Mine Remediation project during last Monday's government priorities committee meeting. The presentation was the first update since the city's participation...

Botched budgeting increases final cost of new hospital

A multi-million dollar bump to property taxes owed on Stanton Territorial Hospital by GWNT doesn’t mean a break on residents’ tax bills, Mayor Rebecca Alty said Monday. “Residents won’t see a change. What we passed...

NWT MP McLeod only Liberal to support Green New Deal motion

NWT MP Michael McLeod is the only federal Liberal supporting a Green New Deal. McLeod had pledged to support NDP MP Peter Julian’s motion calling for huge public measures to tackle climate and social issues,...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Behchoko stabbing

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of Archie Wedzin in Behchoko last year. Alecus Quitte, of Gameti, was originally charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Wedzin. He pleaded...

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...

Weekend Yellowknifer Feb. 14 edition digital download

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Explorer launches naming contest for lobby polar bear

Growly? Fuzz Face? Big Tooth Sachs? The naming possibilities for a stuffed, eight-foot-tall polar bear from Sachs Harbour are almost endless. It's now up to past and present guests of the Explorer Hotel to...

Rapper Crook the Kid grabs a guitar for Feb. 15 NACC show

Don’t expect to know every song when rapper Crook the Kid, also known as Dylan Jones, takes the stage Saturday. That’s because his Northern Arts and Cultural Centre performance is split between his signature hip...

WEDDINGS SPECIAL REPORT: Love in the outdoors

The Northern outdoors may be a great place to find solitude but it’s arguably just as good for getting together in matrimony – if you can live with a few wildcards. Stories abound of couples...

YK1 efforts to go green with pellet boilers picks up steam

Things are heating up with efforts to go green while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for Mildred Hall and Range Lake North schools. The two facilities could get pellet boiler stoves if a planned federal...

Update: 45-year-old man killed in early morning vehicle collision

A 45-year-old man from Yellowknife was killed in an early morning vehicle collision Wednesday on Highway 3. Police received a call for service around 2 a.m. about the accident that took place 45 kilometres west...

Snowfall, cold warnings across the Northwest Territories

Warnings of heavy snowfall or extreme cold are in effect across the Northwest Territories. Environment Canada warns of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in regions including Fort Liard and Fort Simpson/Jean Marie River, Fort...

Nursing shortages still plague Stanton; structural issues on mend

Structural issues at the $350 million Stanton Territorial Hospital-- such as leaks, overflowing toilets and cold inside temperatures -- have all been addressed, NWT Health and Social Services Authority officials said this week. However, concerns...

One killed, several injured in Highway 3 vehicle accident

One person was killed and a number of others injured in an early morning vehicle collision on Wednesday, RCMP reported. Police attended to the fatal crash that happened around 2 a.m. on Highway 3 between...

Yellowknifer Feb. 12 edition digital download

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Updated: “At no time have I broken the law’: Premier Cochrane

Premier Caroline Cochrane was again under fire Monday for the dismissal of former Aurora College president Tom Weegar. Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty characterized the dismissal of Weegar – who was also assistant deputy minister responsible...

Ecology North’s new project officer happy to be in the North

Caleb Dickey is green to Yellowknife and to his role as the new project officer with environmental organization Ecology North. The experience he brings to the job is green as well, but in a different...

Yellowknifers demonstrate in solidarity with Wetʼsuwetʼen Nation

As members of B.C.’s Wetʼsuwetʼen Nation continue to resist the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project amid intensifying police action on traditional, unceded Wetʼsuwetʼen land, demonstrators took to the streets of Yellowknife Friday...