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University ship plotting course

A speaker series has been launched with dates set across the Northwest Territories and already contradictory messages have been shared in public. Perhaps the territorial government’s open panel discussions are the place to air out any and all ideas from all factions in the territory earlier rather than later, however, like with any ship set...
Petra Schulz gives a TEDx talk on the loss of her son to an oipiod overdose over five years ago. She will be speaking at the Baker Centre on Friday evening to stimulate conversation in the community about dealing with catastrophic loss. photo courtesy of Petra Schulz

NGO holds grief talks

Dealing with grief and loss can be a hard to talk about so a grassroots non-profit group, Northern Conversations, is hosting an event March 22 to air these topics in the open. Petra Schulz, co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm from Edmonton and TEDx guest, will be speaking about the loss of her son to...
Mary Kelly plays a new piano she able to buy to help outfit her new business. It is one of several instruments she has available at Music Space. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Focus on business: Music Space

The recent winner of the YK Win your Space contest Mary Kelly was able to take her growing home based business to the next level and provide a real community space for music education. Kelly, who holds a masters degree in community music, said that her business Music Interchange was to facilitate music education, especially...
Four members of the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club came home from the University of Calgary International Cup competition last weekend with some new neckware. They are, from left, Emma Leathem, Jade Ko, Ty Leathem and Noel Barrichello. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Yk gymnasts win big at University of Calgary International Cup

If you were to ask the Yellowknife Gymnastics Club, it was worth the trip to Calgary last weekend. A total of 12 gymnasts from the club competed at the University of Calgary International Cup and for four of them, it was a very successful trip as between them, they won eight medals. Emma Leathem was...
Jiah Dzentu, left, with Charlotte Overvold, right, and her child Oceane Snow Overvold-Ryan with some pieces of art created with the bones and scales of fish, materials often discarded. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Fish camp hooks visitors with art

On the eastern side of Jolliffe Island, the Rainbow Coalition is putting on a free and open fish camp to provide inclusive access to teach about food security. Indigenous language and LGBTQ2S+ program coordinator Jiah Dzentu, who is running the camp, said the goal is to teach participants every aspect of processing fish including setting...

Warm weather causes daytime closure at Snowking’s Winter Festival

Due to warm weather, Snowking’s Winter Festival will be closed during the day starting March 19. The castle will now be closed to the general public until 5 p.m. but will continue to remain open in the evenings. Kids’ Night will be Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Cabin Fever Reliever music show...

Savannah’s Family Restaurant to open on Monday

A new restaurant in town opened its doors for the first time on Monday. Savannah’s Family Restaurant, in the old Cellar location on Franklin Avenue, serves East African and Middle Eastern cuisine. The family restaurant is owned and operated by husband and wife team Savannah Perna and Mohamed Mohamed. “We have goat, lamb, chicken dishes,...
The new logo for the Yellowknife Cabs Ltd. Company that hopes to get on the road by April 1, should the company be able to install soft meters in their vehicles. They currently have 30 vehicles in waiting. Photo courtesy of Sibhat Berhane

New cab company hits metering speed bump

Yellow Cabs Ltd., the newest addition to the Yellowknife cab community plans on opening its doors April 1, but the new business has already hit a snag on the way to its grand opening. Sibhat Berhane, president of Yellowknife Cabs Limited, said the business began after being fired from a competing cab company for helping...

City granted federal funding for aging water line

A long-awaited federal decision on the city’s aging water intake line was made this week as the Government of Canada announced $26 million in funding, Wednesday. Bernadette Jordan, federal minister of Rural Economic Development was in Yellowknife to announce $25.8 million toward the water pipeline to replace the city’s current aging pipe between the Yellowknife...
Jordan Harker, the man proposing to build a cannabis facility in Yellowknife, stood before city council Monday to answer questions about how the venture would operate. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Council supports proposed cannabis ‘green’ house

Several councillors are praising a proposed cannabis production facility in the Engle business district at a Governance and Priories Committee meeting March 11. Jordan Harker, the developer behind the project, said the facility will produce competitively priced products and would create roughly 12 full-time jobs and 20 to 25 part-time positions. Specifically, council and administration...

On the Dead Carpet: Film Reviews

Top Dead North films as selected by a news zombie By Brett McGarry The Unloving – A true psychological thriller from Ben McGregor, the film slowly exposes a terrible incident between a father and son on a hunting trip. The film is told through the twisted perspective of the father, revealing the story scene by...
Curtis German tries to elude the stick-check of a Hay River Huskies player during action at the Northern Hockey Challenge in Hay River on March 2. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Yellowknife Flyers and Hay River Huskies renew the Battle of the Big Lake in...

The new rink in Hay River has been up and running for close to a year now and there was only one thing missing from the ice. It was the Northern Hockey Challenge – the Battle of the Big Lake, if you will – and it made a triumphant return to the town on March...

Photo feature: Monster Makeup

The on-screen monsters weren’t the only ones at Dead North this weekend. Yellowknife-based makeup artist Veronica Speers, who recently worked on feature film Elijah and the Rock Creature, led a special effects workshop at Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) on Saturday. Twenty people showed up to learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of...

Dead North Film Festival 2019: Zombear Award Winners

Last weekend was the 2019 Dead North film festival – the world’s only circumpolar genre filmmaking festival. This year’s festival saw 40 original short films produced by Northern filmmakers across the territories. Scroll down for the full list of who won what at this year’s Zombear Awards Ceremony! Best Film – Bearlord Best Screenplay – Bearlord Best...

Focus on business: YK Rocks

The man behind YK Rocks, the newest concert promotion company in town, is looking to invigorate the music scene by hosting open jam nights and running a concert series at the Black Knight Pub. Patrick Jacobson, life-long musician and founder of YK Rocks, came to Yellowknife a year ago from Whitehorse for a job. When he...

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife takes over Pride planning

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife held its Pride AGM last week. Now that NWT Pride has dissolved, the responsibilities of planning the annual event celebrating the LGBTQ2S+ community have been handed over to the Rainbow Coalition. “We view the responsibilities as being almost like a center point where people can turn to when they’re looking to get...

Fight for traditional names on birth certificate enters fifth year

Five years into Shene Catholique Valpy’s fight to have her daughters’ Chipewyan names Náʔël and Sahᾴí̜ʔᾳ printed on their birth certificates, she is asking MLAs to support her push for the GNWT to register traditional Indigenous names in formal documents. “When we had our daughter we knew we wanted traditional spelling. When we got denied, it...

Northern apiculture symposium comes to Yellowknife

The city’s first Northern Bee Health Symposium was held at Chateau Nova last weekend. The idea for the event was a collaborative effort between various GNWT departments – Industry, Tourism and Investment; Environment and Natural Resources; Health and Social Services – and Ecology North. The groups worked to put on the symposium in the broader...

Yellowknifers walk for Coldest Night of the Year

The Salvation Army held its fifth annual Coldest Night of the Year walk on Saturday night. Around 35 walkers came out for the event, which is a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s shelter and programs, said Jason Brinson, Corps Leader of the church and organization. “The drive behind this event is to raise funds that...
Brett McGarry/NNSL photo. Darrell Chocolate, a local artist was selected to be on the cover of the NorthwesTel phone book. Chocolate painted a landscape of Great Slave lake in the fall.

Sweet success for artist

Darrell Chocolate’s painting, Serene Fall Season, has been selected to be featured on the cover of NorthwesTel’s NWT phone directory for the coming year. Chocolate, originally from Gameti and now Yellowknife resident of 13 years, says winning the phone directory cover is a big deal for him and his work. “This is the most publicity...

Business owners aim to avoid dogsled, vehicle collisions in Kam Lake

Winter is the busiest time of year for mushers in Yellowknife and Kam Lake is home to some of the oldest dogsled tour operators in town. The city’s industrial area is a uniquely Northern patchwork of businesses, where busy truck routes intersect with a network of dogsledding trails. “We hit up a lot of roads...

UPDATE: Public heath advisory issued after passenger with measles flew to Inuvik

The acting chief public health officer has issued an update to the measles public health advisory released on Friday. The laboratory-confirmed case of measles involved an individual who travelled to Inuvik from an international destination by airplane. The Department of Health and Social Services is now warning anyone who visited the following locations during the...

Measles outbreaks have reached B.C., health officials stress vaccination in North

With measles outbreaks in Vancouver this year government health officials are reminding the public that, although there is no immediate outbreak concern in Yellowknife, it is important to get vaccinated. Dr. Andre Corriveau, the territorial medical director, says that vaccination is vitally important to staving off measles. “We’ve lost a lot of ground in preventing...
Brett McGarry/ NNSL Photo Assistant Principal at Range Lake North Darryl Mitchener shows off an engraved coaster made with the schools latest addition to their tech room, a laser cutter.

Range Lake North gets a new laser cutter for their tech room

Range Lake North School has a new addition to their school’s tech room. In January, the school received a new Dremel laser cutter as a new opportunities for students to learn about design and technology. The new $8,000 cutter will allow students to engrave and cut designs in cardboard, wood, felt, acrylic, leather and several...

Straight outta the Sahtu

Northern rapper and artist Dylan Jones, aka Crook the Kid, is bringing his new album to NACC on Friday. “I’m from a small community close to the Arctic Circle on the side of the Mackenzie River called Fort Good Hope or Radilih Koe by its traditional name, meaning ‘place by the rapids,’” said Jones. He...

EDITORIAL: City dodges human rights bullet

There’s no question about it, living in Yelowknife is expensive. There are arguably few who know this reality better than parents raising their children here. One such parent is Aya Burshan, who gave birth to her third child in August and is currently on parental leave. Burshan was looking to get outside the house this...
Brett McGarry/NNSL photo Alyssa Mosher, owner of A-List Organizers, says she's been fascinated with organization her whole life and living here in Yellowknife decided to open her own business doing just that.

Focus on business: A-List Organizing

As children, some people play house with dolls. Others may play army. Some may even play doctor. But when Alyssa Mosher was growing up, she was playing as an organizer. Her life-long obsession with keeping things tidy eventually culminated into her own business, A-List Organizing. “When I was younger and (had) friends over, I’d always...

Yellowknife architects enter global design competition

A team of Yellowknife architects has entered their striking spire into an international design competition. The eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition gives out prestigious awards to entries that “redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies,” according to its website. The first place prize is $5,000 and the winner will also have their design distributed...
City council, in full attendance, came together for their February 18, 2019 governance and priorities committee meeting. Council discussed perusing $1.1 million in federal funding for programs that combat homelessness in Yellowknife.

City looking to land $1.1 million contract with fed government to assist homelessness

With federal funding from the Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS) due to run out at the end of March, city council met on Feb. 18 to discuss landing a one year funding extension of $1,145,590 for homelessness initiatives. The federal government is currently reviewing and reinventing the HPS to create a new program known as Reaching...

Former Yellowknifer makes chemotherapy breakthrough

A former Northerner has found a way to protect heart cells from some negative effects of chemotherapy. Gopinath Sutendra grew up in Inuvik and Yellowknife and is now a researcher and assistant professor in the cardiology division of the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Alberta. “One of the emerging clinical problems we...