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3D printed head braces give health care workers some relief

While anxieties rise over reports of a low supply of ventilators and masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, one Yellowknife man is trying to make things easier for people on the frontlines of the shortages. In...

Yellowknifer editorial: Doors finally open for those in need

The issue: our most vulnerable We say: Brava, YWCA The Covid-19 pandemic bears few silver linings. One of them would be that the initially rejected Arnica Inn homelessness project is now advancing because of the heightened health...

Yellowknife school boards work out distance learning

A combination of internet-based learning, family activities and paper studies are expected to start on April 14 for schools in Yellowknife to bring back student education during the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, the Department of...

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Yellowknifers keeping physically fit, virtually connecting

Physical activity buffs in Yellowknife are for the time being avoiding pursuing their passions in groups but still keep themselves moving and connecting remotely.  Following the closure of gyms and sporting venues in March as...

Big Bird cheers up snowy Yellowknife

Yellowknife might be too cold for Bert, Ernie and Elmo but not for Big Bird. Margaret Peterson and her giant feathered friend braved the -17C weather on Thursday to spread some physically distant but socially...

Remote health services growing due to COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic and official advisories to avoid social contact have spurred the growth of remote and touchless health services in Yellowknife. Health care providers in government and in the private sector have found new...

COVID-19 swab tests available in all NWT communities, official says

Swab tests for COVID-19 are ongoing in all communities of the Northwest Territories, a senior medical official confirmed on Wednesday. "About 700 tests have come from Yellowknife. All regions have been tested for COVID-19 if...

Food Rescue Yellowknife to resume deliveries April 6

Food Rescue Yellowknife has resumed operations just over a week after the group decided to close down. "We're excited about it. On Monday (April 6) we'll resume deliveries. And we're picking up (food) from the...

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Online restaurant orders present business lifeline amid economic slump

The COVID-19 pandemic and official advisories to avoid social contact have spurred the growth of more online business in Yellowknife. Advisories from the chief public health officer to avoid social gatherings saw almost all dine-in...

Mixed responses from YK businesses to federal wage subsidy scheme

Yellowknife businesses have mixed reactions to the federal government’s wage subsidy program for companies negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program will offer 75 per cent of the wages for up to three months...

Government, community take extra precautions for seniors during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic could affect anyone, but seniors and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable becoming very ill, several health reports have found.  That vulnerability is a top priority among government and community...

Weekend Yellowknifer March 27 edition digital download

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Food bank closures won’t hurt shelter supplies, council says

The Day Centre and Sobering Centre in Yellowknife has contingency plans and the recent closure of two food support organizations in Yellowknife won’t adversely affect the shelter's supplies. “The Disabilities Council anticipated this possibility and...

Yk YWCA working on child care for parents in essential services

The YWCA in Yellowknife has prioritized providing child care for parents who are working in essential services. "We have not found a place as of yet and still in talks with our licensing department about offering...

All Yellowknife playgrounds closed as COVID safety measure

The City of Yellowknife has closed all City playgrounds effective Thursday afternoon following the advice of chief public health officer Kami Kandola. "Because of the duration of (COVID-19) on metals, it would be wise to...

Salvation Army braces for further pressures on food supply after food bank, food rescue...

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: In order to ease some of the strain on the Salvation Army's food supply service, NNSL Media has launched a fundraising effort. While the newspaper PDFs are free to download on nnsl.com,...

About 100 tests done so far at COVID drive-through clinic

Since opening on Monday, the drive-through COVID-19 test clinic has collected about 100 swabs from the public. “The people that I was able to swab myself have been really receptive to the idea of being...

Yellowknifer editorial: death to overage fees

The issue: Internet access We say: Make overage waivers permanent There was a lovely show of aurora borealis over Yellowknife Monday night. Or maybe that was just the collective sigh of relief from Yellowknifers as Northwestel announced...
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VIDEO: Police block off street in residential area

Part of a residential street near downtown Yellowknife was cordoned off with police tape on Tuesday night. https://youtu.be/wi2O_e-0GAE Six RCMP vehicles were parked outside the Sunridge apartment block near the intersection of 56th St. and 51A...

YK schools to close down

The Yellowknife Education District No. (Yk1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) have moved to close their schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In a teleconference Tuesday morning, a Yk1 motion recommending to close...

Yk food bank, food rescue program suspend operations

Organizations that distribute food to those who need it are feeling the strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With Yellowknife shoppers buying more food and, in some cases, panic-buying, there is less food in circulation,...

Pandemic causes gas price plunge

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused prices at the pump in Yellowknife to plummet as much as 23 cents in the last two weeks. At the Esso Circle K, regular gas is...

COVID-related panic buying spurs Yk Co-Op to ration food

The Yellowknife Co-Op supermarket is rationing basic food items as panic-buying related to the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced its stock. Flour, sugar, bread, rice, milk and ground beef have all been limited to one item...

Rabid husky dog euthanized in Yellowknife

A dog was euthanized in Yellowknife after it tested positive for rabies, the NWT SPCA said in a statement on Facebook on March 20. The shelter had taken in a male husky-cross named Kit from...

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Furry business as usual at SPCA shelter

The NWT SPCA animal shelter plans to continue its programs with some modifications amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We ask those who have travelled outside of the NWT or who have had exposure or symptoms of...

Liquor stores have no plans to close

The two liquor stores in Yellowknife had no plans to close as of Wednesday morning. “We haven't been told to shut down and we're keeping regular business hours,” Brinn Theebe, sales associate at the Liquor...

Yellowknifer editorial: Good Samaritans lead the way in time of crisis

The issue: COVID-19 We say: We can do this together Matt Colvin, the world's newest pariah, knew exactly what he was doing when he sent his brother, Noah, to snap up every bottle of hand sanitizer...