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EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents vent at child services ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

Man struck by vehicle in downtown parking lot, says witness

A man was struck by a vehicle in a downtown Yellowknife parking lot Wednesday evening, according to a witness at the scene. Paramedics and Yellowknife RCMP rushed to Franklin Avenue’s Lahm Ridge Tower parking lot...

Dettah Ice Road opens

The Dettah Ice Road has opened. Vehicles weighing up to 5,000 kilograms now the have the green light to use the key wintertime connection between Yellowknife and Dettah, the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure announced in...

‘We’ll pursue every lead to find Sladjana:’ Few clues in search for missing Yk...

Police in Yellowknife are continuing to investigate the disappearance of 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic, last seen on Boxing Day. Ground Search and Rescue members ended a five-day probe of the downtown area today, but the missing...

Childcare now available for MLAs in bid to attract parents, women

A policy aimed at attracting more mothers and fathers to run for MLA has received universal support at the NWT Legislative Assembly. Kam Lake MLA Caitlin Cleveland introduced a bill providing childcare benefits to assembly...

Mountie who pointed gun at woman mistaken for suspect followed protocol: RCMP

A Mountie who pointed a gun at a woman mistaken for a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation acted by the book and followed “risk assessment” protocol, say Yellowknife RCMP. CBC North reported Tuesday that...

Yellowknife firefighters respond to vehicle blaze

A vehicle was left damaged by an apparent fire in Yellowknife Wednesday morning. Yellowknife Fire Department (YKFD) responded to a 50A Avenue residence around 8:15 a.m., where a parked SUV had apparently burst into flames. Firefighters...

Yellowknife artist selected for Indigenous filmmakers course

Miranda Currie knows a thing or two about resilience. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2011, the Yellowknife artist’s life was changed forever. Depressed, facing a long and complicated recovery, Currie found comfort in creating...

Cabbie convicted of assaulting fare loses bid to get back on the road

A former Yellowknife cab driver stripped of his chauffeur’s permit after being convicted of assaulting a teenage passenger has lost his bid to get back on the road. City of Yellowknife council members unanimously moved...

‘We love you Sladjana:’ Friends, MLA, make public appeal in search for missing woman

Friends of Sladjana Petrovic, last seen in the downtown area on Boxing Day, joined Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green at a news conference Friday, where they made a public appeal in the hopes of...

Friends of missing Yellowknife woman launch poster campaign

Sixty-year-old Sladjana Petrovic has been missing for more than a week. A small group of Yellowknifers are doing everything they can to find their “quiet and gentle” friend. Valerie Braden, a longtime resident who befriended Serbian-speaking...

Search for missing woman, 60, continues in Yellowknife

Police in Yellowknife are again issuing a public appeal in the hopes of locating a missing 60-year-old woman last seen on Boxing Day. Sladjana Petrovic was last seen in the downtown area on Thursday, Dec....

Former Stanton building on pace to house long-term care by 2022: health authority

The old Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, which the territorial government now calls Legacy Stanton, is on pace to begin providing long-term care to patients by 2022, the territory’s health authority says. The former hospital...

Police seek public’s help in locating missing woman, 60

Police in Yellowknife are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 60-year-old woman last seen on Boxing Day. Sladjana Petrovic was reported missing on Dec. 27, states a news release from Yellowknife RCMP...

Still no sign of missing 63-year-old man

Police in Yellowknife say there’s still no sign of a 63-year-old man reported missing more than two months ago. RCMP issued a public appeal on Oct. 11, followed by a second on Oct. 18, in...

Caught-on-tape jailhouse attack raises security questions

Warning: this video contains graphic images that may be offensive/alarming to viewers. The territorial government’s justice department won’t say if security procedures have changed at the NWT's largest jail after an inmate brutally beat a...

Police offer snowmobile safety tips as season kicks into gear

As another snowmobile season kicks into gear, Yellowknife RCMP are offering residents tips on how to stay safe while out on the trails. In a news release issued by Mounties Monday, police say there are...

Regular hours resume at Yk RCMP detachment as repairs continue

Regular administrative service hours have resumed at the city’s RCMP detachment following water and sewer system repairs. A “structural integrity issue with the main water pipe system," at the headquarters’ the Henry Larsen Building, located...

Suspect sought in armed gas station robbery: Yellowknife RCMP

Police in Yellowknife are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say robbed an uptown gas station Friday night. Just before midnight, the man, donning a black balaclava, entered the Shell gas...

Donations sought for free Christmas feast

Robin Wasicuna has had some not-so-great Christmases. The acclaimed Yellowknife-based chef, formerly of Twin Pine Diner, wants to make sure his own experiences aren’t shared by other community members. That’s why Wasicuna is planning second annual...

UPDATED: Two-vehicle collision snarls rush-hour traffic uptown

Police say there are no known injuries following a two-vehicle collision snarled rush-hour traffic in uptown Yellowknife Wednesday evening. RCMP, paramedics, MED officers and members of the Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) rushed to the intersection...

Yellowknife budget update: fare thee well, Freddy the Firetruck

Two days into budget deliberations, the 8.5-per-cent tax increase in the first draft of the document has been cut significantly. Councillors head back into talks at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. The debate is live streamed on...

Breaking: YK1 school board releases final JH Sissons displacement plan

Parents of some YK 1 school students have a choice to make. The school board released its final accommodation plan for the students that will be displaced by construction at École JH Sissons School. Demolition of...

Downtown Yellowknife building evacuated following suspected propane tank leak

Employees at a downtown building have been forced to evacuate the area due to a suspected propane tank leak, NNSL Media is told. https://youtu.be/xO_MLoGw80w Firefighters, arriving at 50 Street’s Finn Hansen building just after 1:15 p.m.,...

Editorial: Don’t drag feet on dragon of economy

When you're talking about the economy, tourism is the one per cent of the Northwest Territories. That is, at about $50 million per year, tourism represents less than one one-hundredth of the economic impact of...

Tales from the trail: New mega-mine could affect caribou

Last weekend (Nov. 24), the deadline closed for public submissions on the Teck Frontier Mine in northeastern Alberta, which, if approved will be the largest oil sands development in North America. If created as planned,...

Council cans proposal to save Indigenous relations post

Yellowknife city council has voted down a proposal from Coun. Stacie Smith to save the embattled Indigenous relations adviser post. Couns. Rommel Silverio and Cynthia Mufandaedza joined Smith in a dissenting vote at budget readings...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m going to keep fighting’

Christmas is going to be different in the city this year. Dozens of the most vulnerable Yellowknifers are now without access to a vital support, the Day Centre, due to a policy change that went...

Council takes the shears to slated 8.5 per cent tax

Yellowknife city council's 2020 budget deliberations saw its first casualties Monday night. Facing a possible 8.5 per cent tax increase, council is doing a line-by-line review of the city budget, cutting as they go. At...

City loses planning director

Nalini Naidoo, a longtime Yellowknifer and the city’s director of planning and development, is bound for the East Coast. Naidoo's last day is Jan. 29. She has previously served the city as director of communications...