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Frame Lake debate focuses on city homelessness

The two candidates vying to represent the Frame Lake constituency in the next legislative assembly concur – homelessness is out of control in downtown Yellowknife. The downtown situation was discussed at a candidates' forum hosted...

NASA visits Yellowknife

Fourteen Sir John Franklin High School students got a science lesson today. The students headed over to the Yellowknife Airport for a tour of Gulfstream jet that is being used in NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment...

A plethora of election forums set for Yellowknife area

Want to meet the candidates in the NWT Territorial General Election in the Yellowknife area? There are several opportunities to listen to what the incumbent MLAs and candidates have to say in a variety of...

Fire strikes Crestview Manor apartment

A fire broke out at Crestview Manor on Sunday morning, with billowing smoke seen from across the city. Fire trucks, municipal enforcement officers, RCMP and private security personnel were at the scene at 5001 52...

58 race for MLA

Fifty-eight candidates will stand for election after the nomination deadline passed Sept. 6. Elections NWT reports that figure includes three electoral districts settled by acclamation (Hay River North, Mackenzie Delta, and Monfwi). In 2015, there were...

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,”...
Bruce Valpy, Publisher, NNSL Media, Northern News Services Ltd.

Are you enjoying your white privilege?

The headline above was the greeting I got exiting a store on a busy street in downtown San Francisco earlier this summer. It was late morning, sunny day, and there were lots of people...

Old Town Pond Sailors Regatta marks 10 years of tiny boats

All it took were a handful of Tim Hortons cups, some strips of duct tape, several shish kabob skewers and a bit of luck to make Max Oraas-Ishack the winner of the Old Town...

Taekwondo national coach to workshop in Hay River, Fort Providence and Yellowknife

A head coach of Canada's national taekwondo team will visit Hay River on Sept. 5. Master Seungmin Rim will lead a workshop to introduce the tenets and techniques of taekwondo to everyone who would like...

Union president touches on teaching labour issues in final year

Fraser Oliver, Northwest Territories Teachers Association president will wrap up his leadership role next June on behalf of the NWT's largest teachers' union. Oliver represents 800 members in the territory based on the union's bylaws,...

Territorial Election Forum announced for Sept. 10 to 12

The NWT & NU Chamber of Mines and the NWT Chamber of Commerce will host a Territorial Election Forum at Northern United Place in Yellowknife over three nights later this month. Candidates from seven constituencies...

Why Bruce Valpy won’t be running for MLA

I would make a great premier of the NWT, cabinet minister, even an MLA. It’s a job that comes with respect, good pay, gold-plated pension, lots of travel and free food. You get to...

‘We all fall over but nobody cares’: How a group of Yellowknifers are dealing...

On a Monday night in a beautifully decorated room in downtown Yellowknife, a group of eight women including a mother, a nurse and a manager of financial services were overcoming their physical disabilities through...

Celebration of life for Rene Fumoleau this week

A celebration of life for NWT priest, photographer and writer, Rene Fumoleau will take place  Friday Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Willideh Site on the Yellowknife River. Fumoleau died in the late evening...

Canada Council to arts community: ‘Please apply’ for funding

Simon Brault envisions greater growth in the Northwest Territories arts sector, but he is calling on Northern artists to apply for available funding. The director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts was...

Former visitors centre to be demolished at a cost of $600K

Demolition of the former Northern Frontiers Visitors Centre -- which is slowly sinking into Frame Lake -- will start later this year, with a price tag of $597,000. A document tabled in the legislative assembly...

Good neighbour agreements ‘have no teeth,’ says Coun. Morse

Yellowknife city councillors Julian Morse and Niels Konge expressed frustrations in City Hall Monday that "good neighbour agreements" might not be as useful as first thought. The Aug. 19 special committee meeting featured a presentation...

Eighteen-month jail term sought for ex-gym coach

A former Yellowknife gymnastics instructor who sent a sexually explicit photo to an underage girl he once coached should receive an 18-month jail sentence for betraying a relationship built on trust, a prosecutor argued...

Focus on Business: ReLeaf

With the legalization of cannabis last fall, many enthusiasts were biting at the chance to open their own retail store in Yellowknife. The GNWT has not made the process easy with its highly detailed application...
April Desjarlais, owner of the Finn Hansen building next door to the Yellowknife day shelter and sobering centre on 50 Street.

Good neighbour agreement with sobering centre delayed

After missing a June deadline for a "good neighbour agreement" — which would outline shared responsibilities around the downtown Day Shelter/Sobering Centre and area residents — the territorial government has done nothing but backpedal,...

Ottawa pumps more than $30 million into Northern infrastructure

Ottawa will spend $31 million — with another $14 million from Indigenous governments — on 19 northern infrastructure projects, including roads, waterways, waste management and cultural facilities. NWT MP Michael McLeod made the funding announcement...

Man canoes from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife for veterans

Wearing his iconic birch bark hat and accompanied by his dog Spitzii, trans-Canadian canoeist Mike Ranta hauled his boat onto a Back Bay dock on Aug. 2 after a three-week journey from Fort McMurray. The...

Yellowknife man gets year in jail for campsite assault

A Yellowknife man who left a male victim with life-altering injuries after hitting him in the head with a cast iron cooking appliance was sent to jail Tuesday following “anxious consideration” by an NWT...

GUEST COMMENT: People with disabilities are not the damaged goods of the labour force

Pursuing one's vocational dreams as a person with a disability can be a seriously tough endeavour due to ableism. Ableism is a type of discrimination that is hurled against individuals with disabilities, or differently abled...

Ex-gymnastics coach convicted of child luring shouldn’t get mandatory sentence, argues lawyer

A former Yellowknife gymnastics instructor who sent a sexually explicit image to an underage girl he once coached should not receive the mandatory minimum sentence for child luring, the man’s lawyer argued Monday. Ricky Lee...

Man who jumped from window during police raid handed two-year sentence

A man who jumped from a second-storey window in an effort to evade police only to be arrested with cocaine and cash on the ground below was handed a two-year sentence on Monday. In a...

Police arrest woman after flower beds vandalized in Yk

Where have all the flowers gone? That's what Yellowknifers were asking Friday morning after a number of blooms were uprooted from planters outside the Royal Bank of Canada on Franklin Avenue in an apparent act...

Ottawa spends $3.8 million on clean energy projects

The diamonds of the future could be carbon neutral. That's the hope behind a large chunk of the $3.8 million MP Michael McLeod announced for clean energy projects in Yellowknife on Tuesday, $2 million of...

EDITORIAL: Ice lake rebels’ new landlord

When you can't beat them, make them somebody else's problem. That's what our municipal government is about to do with the city's iconic floating community of houseboats and the inhabitants of Jolliffe Island. These folks could...

Yellowknife women’s team takes slo-pitch title

Yellowknife's Gastown Golden Grills ended up beating the Dirty Divas during an intense and hotly contested final of the women's division during the Hay River Slo-pitch Invitational. The game featured several controversial and saw the...