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Author visits Yk to research book about Canada’s cab drivers

  Marcello Di Cintio is writing a book about the secret lives of Canada's cab drivers. The award-winning Calgary author visited Yellowknife last month for the last stop of a country-wide research tour. He has also...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

Developer wants to build minuscule condos in downtown Yellowknife

Wayne Guy's prognosis for Yellowknife is grim. “It is my belief the downtown is dying,” said the owner of Guy architects at a city council meeting on July 8. The downtown core is dominated by huge...

Graham Arts named new principal at J.H. Sissons

In a July 5 news release, Yellowknife Educational District No. 1 is announcing that Graham Arts will be the new principal at J.H Sissons School this coming school year. Arts has worked in the education...

UPDATE: Yellowknife woman found safe

RCMP are advising residents that the 35-year-old woman from Yellowknife has been found safe. The RCMP is thanking citizens for their help.

Robin Greig is the new YKCF president

The Yellowknife Community Foundation (YKCF) is appointing Robin Greig to the position of president, states a Wednesday news release. Greig is a longtime Yellowknife resident of over 41 years. Born and educated in Ontario, he...

Judge orders minister to review child’s rejection at French school

A Yellowknife family has claimed a significant courtroom victory in an ongoing legal battle to have their son enrolled at the city’s only French first language school after a judge struck down two previous...

Yellowknife’s Canada Day activities moved to Multiplex, parade still on

Due to wet and rainy weather, a number of Canada Day activities are being moved indoors to the Multiplex. "There will be live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities taking place in the the Ed...

Rylund Johnson runs for Yellowknife North

Lawyer Rylund Johnson intends to run for MLA of Yellowknife North this fall. Johnson plans to run on five campaign themes: diversifying the economy, reducing harm to vulnerable communities, creating equality of opportunity, promoting Northern...
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

Lack of nurses delays Stanton Hospital endoscopy service

A shortage of nurses has delayed the return of endoscopy services to Stanton Territorial Hospital, and will force some patients to travel to out-of-town hospitals. Endoscopy services have been unavailable since the new hospital opened...

A different approach to liquor laws: debate at city council

City council entered a fulsome debate Monday on the possibility of restricting liquor store hours in Yellowknife to reduce alcohol-related harm. "It's been raised in discussion when we talk about the downtown about moving the...

City staff obligated to report camera misuse: SAO

City employees now have an updated code of ethics around workplace conduct and tighter rules around using closed circuit cameras that requires them to report misuse to their supervisors. According to administration it was the...

MLA Julie Green to run for second term

Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green will be vying for a second term this fall. "Since my election on November 23, 2015, I have worked hard for my constituents, all Yellowknifers and residents of the Northwest...

Mystery canine near Rotary Park identified

They breed prolifically, eat almost anything and live just about anywhere. You can find them in grasslands, forests, deserts and even in Yellowknife's Rotary Park, apparently. Yellowknife resident Alf Silke snapped a few photos of...

Missing teen found safe

The 14 year-old female who went missing June 18 has been found and is safe as of Thursday morning, according to an RCMP news release. The RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.  

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Let the gas pass

If thou farteth in public and people mock you or pretend disdain, hold your head proudly and loudly proclaim that you are just exercising your constitutional right. And if its not a constitutional right,...

Lighting strike causes fire at Prelude Lake

  A group of citizens banded together to fight a fire near Prelude Lake on June 13. Dan Hosfeld, who's family lives near a NorthwesTel tower in the Prelude Lake area, said he noticed the fire...

Beer Barge floats back to Yellowknife for 11th year

  Although Yellowknife isn't exactly close to any other major city, it would be hard to imagine what life would be like without a road connecting it with the rest of the world. But those who...

MMIWG inquiry’s report should change the way we police in communities, says Native Women’s...

There are 231 actions that must be taken to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls, according to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Of...

New York Fries looking to break into Yellowknife

International fast food chain New York Fries is looking to open a location in Yellowknife, but it's still on the hunt for a franchisee. "We know New York Fries would be a great fit for...

Yellowknife city council briefs: Francophone federation hopes city will host games

Yellowknife city council  held a governance and priorities meeting and a regular meeting on May 28. Here are the highlights: Francophone federation hopes city will host games Linda Bussey, executive director of La Federation Franco-Tenoise, is...

Taking the bite out of bug season

  There will soon be a familiar buzz in the air as mosquito season returns to the North. While swarms of the bloodthirsty bugs, itchy bites and spray-on repellents are all part of venturing outdoors during...

Jaslynn Menton turns up the heat at Skills Canada

Competing at Skills Canada nationals on Canada's East Coast, Yellowknife's Jaslynn Menton welded a metal lighthouse on Tuesday. "There's a few things I messed up, but practice makes perfect," Menton said Wednesday morning. Her Wednesday task...

Yk’s Reece Pineo learns new tricks at Skills Canada nationals

Skills Canada nationals is designed to stretch competitors' abilities. That's exactly what happened to Yellowknife's Reece Pineo on Tuesday morning. Working on an Audi sedan, he was tasked with removing a rear shock and a...

Norm Glowach dives into family history for new show

Lifetime Yellowknifer and musician Norm Glowach will take the NACC stage as a new character named Johnny Cole on Saturday evening. Through a multimedia performance and music, Johnny Cole – Meet Me at the Rex...

The Honky Tonk Psychiatrist comes to NACC

Yellowknife musician ‘Baby’ Brian Weadick will hit the NACC stage with a fresh set of twangy tunes on Friday night. Weadick, along with a five-piece band, will be playing some of the singer-songwriter’s well-known and...

Green building planned for downtown Yellowknife

Yellowknife could be home to Canada’s most sustainable building by 2020. The Northern Centre for Sustainability, an initiative by Ecology North and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), has been in the works for about...
On Monday, City Council voted unanimously to use the Yellowknife River as the city's source or drinking water and to pursue funding for replacing the submarine water line. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo.

From the river to your tap: council votes to replace aging water line

On May 13, council unanimously decided to continue using the Yellowknife River as the city's main source of drinking water and began the process of acquiring nearly $26 million in federal funding to replace...

Yellowknife students take on tech

Earlier this week students at Weledeh Catholic School, St. Joseph School and St. Patrick High School took part in a student summit on technology and innovation. Students in the Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) technology leadership...

Yellowknife Food Bank holding food drive on Sunday

The Yellowknife Food Bank will be holding a mobile food drive on Sunday after its shelves were left nearly empty last weekend. Cherish Winsor, president of the food bank, posted a photo of the bare...