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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 program called ‘TechSperts’ helped run sessions for over 700 of their peers, with two days full of tech-based learning activities...

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...

Study finds arsenic poses no immediate health risk to Yellowknifers

A long-awaited study shows there is virtually no difference between the average arsenic levels of people living in the Yellowknife area and ordinary Canadians. “We conclude that there is minimal immediate health risk to the participants, but we continue to follow up,” said Dr. Laurie Chan, the University of Ottawa specialist who is leading the...
Blair Weatherby, who started Weatherby Trucking LTD, with his wife and kids, all of whom work in family businesses. Blair started his company with one truck and has now expanded his fleet into dozens of trucks and heavy construction vehicles. From the left, Aven Tremblett, Kelly Weatherby, Blair Weatherby and Dustin Philippon. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Focus on Business: Weatherby Trucking LTD

The Weatherby family has long worked to establish a name for themselves in Yellowknife as the top trucking company with deep roots in the community. Growing up in Yellowknife with ties to the mining and trucking community, Blair Weatherby was surrounded by characters who would have a great influence on winter road work and trucking....

Yellowknife Food Bank “desperately in need of donations”

The Yellowknife Food Bank is in desperate need of donations after its shelves were emptied this weekend. In a Facebook post on Saturday the food bank asked residents for help in meeting the needs of...

The city wants your input on cannabis stores

The City of Yellowknife is asking residents for their opinions on cannabis stores in the city. In addition to the existing federal and territorial regulations around cannabis retail, the city's role is to decide where...

Yellowknife set to kick off construction season

It’s good news for Yellowknife drivers as city employee Wendy Alexander says this year’s spring and summer construction season will be quieter than usual. “In general we are not expecting huge traffic detours,” said Alexander, engineering manager with the department of public works. “There may be some congestion points but there’s no major detours expected....

NWT Tourism turns to Mexico

As part of ongoing efforts to attract foreign visitors, NWT Tourism will be heading down Mexico way. “Just as much as we Northerners are fascinated about those sunny locations, Mexicans are actually quite interested in the Rockies and touring the North, Banff and seeing auroras,” said Cathie Bolstad, CEO of NWT Tourism. While NWT Tourism...

New book bridges the scientific and the sacred

  Nicole Redvers aims to find connections. On Saturday at the Yellowknife Public Library, the Indigenous naturopathic doctor and chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation launched her new book, The Science of the Sacred. The book attempts to bridge the gaps between Indigenous healing systems from around the world and Western medicine. “I had...

Win Your Space YK contest closes next week

The third annual Win Your Space YK contest closes next week. The business incubation competition offers the winner a free one-year lease in downtown Yellowknife as well as business development workshops and other prizes. Past competition winners include businesses like Ja-pain Bakery, MusicSpace and Let Me Knot. Interested applicants must make a two to five-minute...

New music festival coming to Yellowknife

  Yellowknife’s newest festival is set to kick off next month. The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will run from June 14 to 16, organized by local musician Carmen Braden. The festival will celebrate contemporary music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on percussion and big-band jazz for its first year. So...

Thousands visit Yellowknife Spring Trade Show

The Spring Trade Show crammed crowds and 185 vendors into the Multiplex this Saturday. While the fair offered up free bouquets for Mother’s Day, businesses, non-profits and governmental organizations shared their services with visitors perusing the exhibitions. The event featured a range of family-friendly entertainment, complete with a boat show and volunteers dressed as Disney...

Youth MLAs debate mental health resources in the NWT

Young people from across the Northwest Territories got a taste of political life during Youth Parliament 2019. The week-long program is an opportunity for high school students to walk in the shoes of the elected officials who represent them and learn about the daily workings of the legislative assembly. During a mock session on Thursday,...

Grammy-winning jazz oboist to play in Yk

Tomorrow evening the sounds of a highly orchestrated, dramatic and interesting kind of jazz with strong components of funk, Latin and traditional swing will fill the NACC auditorium. That’s according to John Krosnick, the drummer for Charged Particles, a San Francisco Bay-based jazz trio which will be performing here along with Grammy-winning oboist Paul McCandless...
Chris Ferris, COO of Outcrop Communications, left, and Jen Hayward, CEO, say their communication firm separates themselves from the crowd by having a widely diverse range of creative and strategic talent that allows them to take a holistic approach to providing for their clients communication needs. Brett McGarry/ NNSL photo

Focus on business: Outcrop Communications

It’s not easy – and perhaps even impossible – to stay in the communications business without evolving with the times. But that is exactly what Outcrop Communications has excelled at. Not simply specializing in one aspect of the communication business, Outcrop focuses on helping clients find creative solutions to their communication problems through designing and...
If the city adopts a 100 metre buffer zone between cannabis retailers and sensitive locations, all there would a prohibition of cannabis retailers in the blue highlighted zone. Courtesy of City of Yellowknife

City to consider ‘buffer zones’ on cannabis retail

City council will soon consider what kind of regulatory framework will surround private sales of cannabis in the city. At a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on May 6, council and Mayor Rebecca Alty heard administration’s recommendations on a buffer zone between retailers and sensitive areas such as schools, daycares and hospitals. The territorial government’s...

‘The liquor commission needs to step up its game,’ says MLA

Ten days before the Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) ended its contract with the liquor warehouse on April 1, it warned businesses in the city there would be a “modest price increase” as a result. But in early April, Bob Stewart, owner of the Kilt and Castle Pub, had already seen an 18.3...

Economic benefits of Giant Mine cleanup unclear

After an annual public meeting at Northern United Place last week, it’s still unclear how local workers and companies will benefit from the $1 billion clean up of Giant Mine. The Giant Mine Oversight Board’s (GMOB) 2018 annual report says very little of the remediation project’s economic potential is being realized, especially for Northern and...

Gumboot Rally: May the 4th be with you

The 27th Annual Gumboot Rally kicked off in the YK1 parking lot on Saturday morning. The event is a major fundraiser for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL), which supports people with disabilities and their families. This year’s Star Wars-themed rally saw 13 teams and 65 people compete in various Gumboot games of skill...

Yellowknife students win national video contest

A team of three students from Sir John Franklin High School won first place for their entry in the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety’s (CCOHS) #FocusOnSafety National Youth Video Contest. Video creators Braeden Cordero and Markus Cluff and actor Tamara Jovic won $2,000 for their video entry “Workplace Spook” with a matching prize...
The girls soccer team from East Three Elementary School that represented Inuvik at the 2019 Junior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife from April 26 to 28. Top row, from left to right: Maryssa Camacho, Courtlyn Furlong-Clark, Blaise Mitchell, Casey Gruben, Abygail McDonald, Alexandria Testart, Zoe Hansen, Josie McConnell. Bottom row: Petra Jellema. Photo courtesy of Maryssa Camacho

Inuvik shines at junior soccer tournament

Although they didn’t come away with gold, the coaches for East Three Elementary School’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams both agreed that this year was one of the more successful runs that the school has had in all of their years competing in Yellowknife’s Junior Super Soccer tournament. “This is the best we’ve ever done...
Air Tindi's floatbase on Mitchell Drive. Meaghan Richens/NNSL photo.

‘That aircraft should not have taken off’

An Air Tindi plane that crashed on Jan. 30, killing both pilots, should never have taken off that morning. So says the company's president Al Martin after the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) revealed...
Anusa Sivalingam, right, leads a minute of silence for the hundreds of victims who died in terrorist attacks on churches earlier this month at NUP. Brett McGarry/ NNSL photo

Vigil held for Sri Lanka bombing victims

Yellowknifers gathered for a candlelight vigil to honour victims of the Sri Lanka terror attacks at Northern United place this past Sunday. “We wanted to have something here in Yellowknife, in support and grieving with all of those who are affected,” said one of the event’s many organizers Anusa Sivalingam, a member of Yellowknife’s small...

UPDATED: Delta flight to Seattle makes unscheduled landing in Yellowknife due to medical issue

A Delta Air Lines flight from Amsterdam to Seattle made an unscheduled landing in Yellowknife Friday afternoon due to a medical emergency. Delta flight 145 took off from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Friday afternoon, bound for Seattle. Halfway into the 10-hour flight, the Boeing 767-300 landed in Yellowknife, according to flight tracker FlightAware. It was 3...

Sex ed theatre group coming to NWT

A sex-education theatre troupe is heading north to spread awareness about sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) after the NWT’s chief public health officer issued a warning to youth about skyrocketing transmission rates in the territory. Sex Education by Theater (SExT) began as a doctoral thesis for its founder Shira Taylor of Toronto, Ont. SExT has since toured...

House fire on Larocque Crescent

UPDATED: Fire crews have controlled a fire that broke out at home on Larocque Crescent, off of Range Lake Road, Tuesday afternoon. The Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) deployed three fire trucks to scene of the blaze, which sent thick clouds of smoke billowing into the air, just before 1:30 p.m. The blaze caused significant damage to...

Liquor commission creates rebate program after price increase

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod has instructed the Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) to “undertake a complete review of its current pricing formula,” after the closure of a liquor warehouse increased the price of alcohol. Last month the NTLCC ended its contract with a warehouse near the airport, meaning Yellowknife’s two liquor stores...
MP Micheal McLeod announced the funding on April 18 at the Yellowknife Women's Society. Brett McGarry/NNSL photo

Feds announce $1.6 million for Northern women’s groups

The federal government is giving $1.6 million in multi-year funding to four organizations that serve women in the NWT. The YWCA NWT will get about $600,000, the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning will receive around $360,000, FOXY will receive about $370,000 and the Yellowknife Women’s Society has been granted $268,800. “Our government is demonstrating our...

Folk on the Rocks announces final wave of artists

Friday Folk on the Rocks festival announced the third and final wave of artists hitting the stage this summer. Canadian storyteller Fiver, garage rock band Light Bulb Alley, Lazarus and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be joining...

City facilities will have reduced Easter hours

A number of city facilities will have reduced hours this weekend. City hall will be closed all day today and on Monday. The library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Monday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The dump will be closed Friday and Monday but open...