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The fragile life of poppies hits home

This time last year, I was mad about poppies. I kept losing them. Losing them and buying them. You know the ones, the plastic ones with the thin red velour on one side, shiny...

My World, an indoor playground, to open next month in Yellowknife

A new indoor playground in Yellowknife could be opening before Christmas. “I want to provide a special place for little kids to play,” said Fanny Zhong, an educator and businesswoman who is opening My World...

Marching to end family violence in the North

Awareness, then action. Louise Elder, march organizer and executive director of Status of Women Council NWT, wanted both as dozens of residents marched downtown and called to eliminate family violence on Wednesday. That includes ending the...

Fort Smith family resells McDonald’s so son can attend volleyball tournament

Between enrolment, equipment and the need for teams to habitually crisscross the North to play something as routine as a basketball or a volleyball game, the cost of keeping a child in organized sports...

‘People want to live:’ Northern youth connect at mental health summit

Paige Savard grappled with mental health issues during her first year at university. She felt alone, with no one to turn to for help. After overcoming her own struggles, Savard wanted to give hope to...

Vandals damage Mildred Hall School bus

Ryan Nichols, vice principal at Mildred Hall, says he's “disappointed” and “frustrated” after four individuals broke into the school over the weekend and attempted to steal musical instruments before vandalizing the school bus. “It's sad...

Yellowknife budget threatens 8.4 per cent tax hike

Yellowknifers could pay hundreds more in property taxes next year. The first draft of the city's 2020 budget was made public Monday and features an 8.4 per cent property tax spike. It's now up to councillors...

EXCLUSIVE: A woman’s quest to find her grandfather’s grave

Marie Speakman was five years old when her grandfather hugged and kissed her for the last time. After boarding a plane in Deline, 72-year-old Augustine Sewi was flown to Edmonton’s Charles Camsell Hospital for tuberculosis...

EXCLUSIVE: Former manager says Housing Corp ignored rules with Concept contract

A former NWT Housing Corporation construction manager says the government agency bowed to political pressure and ignored numerous red flags when it awarded more than a dozen modular home contracts to an ill-equipped and...

WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: It’s time to rename Franklin Avenue

Have you ever wondered why main street in Yellowknife is called Franklin Avenue? Well, apparently, Sir John Franklin went through this area once almost 200 years ago. Two. Hundred. Years. Ago. This guy did...

Youth study floor of Great Slave Lake aboard research vessel

Five youths hopped aboard the maiden voyage of a research vessel to study the deepest waters in North America last month. Pulling ashore in Yellowknife's government docks on Oct. 22, the youth and crew completed...

Pay It Forward NWT to distribute harvested meat

Renee Sanderson has always been involved in giving back to her community. This has manifested in many ways for Sanderson, but for the past seven years she has been running Pay It Forward NWT. After...

Yellowknifer Nov. 1 edition digital download

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Judge sides with City of Yellowknife in dispute over accessible bus fare payout

A NWT judge has ruled the city does not have to reimburse all Yellowknife Accessible Transit System (YATS) users after taking three months to lower a fare structure that was deemed to be discriminatory. Elizabeth...

A big stereo and a shocked photographer: Yellowknife’s businesses celebrate their best

Wayne Guy remembers his first Yellowknife paycheque. He went to to Roy's Audio Visual and bought the loudest stereo he could find. The owner of Guy Architects is now linked to Roy's in more ways than...

Yellowknife city councillors ‘concerned’ as 9-1-1 set to roll out

Another delay won't snag the territory-wide 9-1-1 service coming online next Monday. That's the message Eleanor Young, deputy minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), told Yellowknife city councillors peppering her with questions over staffing,...

Tips for tourism: NWT Tourism CEO talks business

There is no doubt that tourism has a growing part to play in Yellowknife's economy. Cathie Bolstad, CEO of NWT Tourism industry spoke to the room of about three dozen Chamber members, highlighting the importance...

Trial begins for Fort Good Hope man accused of murder

The second-degree murder trial of a Fort Good Hope man began in Yellowknife Monday. Twenty-six-year-old Colten McNeely is accused of killing Lloyd Edgi, 28, in the early hours of Sept. 3, 2017 in the Sahtu...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Now for the new!

Friends, one of the things you have to keep in mind is that in order to find out what you are good at, you have to at the very least try your hand at...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Trolls, ghosts and a green slime monster

Halloween night was a scary night, in olde Yellowknife town, as rumors began to abound and ricochet around, of many strange and frightening things. One old timer swore that he had see a ghost of...

NWT News/North Oct. 28 Edition

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Yellowknife’s Snowking Winter Festival starts Feb. 29

After an unseasonable meltdown of the Snowking's Castle last spring, Yellowknifers can look forward to the festival opening Feb. 29. This year's Silver Jubilee festival, as it will be the 25th anniversary, will feature a...

Yellowknifer Oct. 25 edition

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Caroline Cochrane becomes Canada’s only female premier

Caroline Cochrane was voted premier of the Northwest Territories Thursday. "Together we make a stronger government," the Range Lake MLA said. "We will make this next four years the most progressive in the NWT." Cochrane's selection...

New mosque site breaks ground with hope to break barriers, unite community

Studying an unfurled blueprint, Nazim Awan circles an unassuming construction site on the edge of Old Town. Apart from some building materials that sit on the freshly-broken, snow-covered ground, the site is mostly bare, a...

Yellowknife RCMP say patrols are up downtown

Yellowknife RCMP officers conducted 74 downtown patrols in September. Of those patrols, 19 were focused at or around the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter, and 55 bottles of liquor were seized and destroyed downtown throughout September, Insp....

Judge ignored alternatives to unlimited prison sentence: Bobby Zoe lawyer

After breaking into a Yellowknife home in the middle of the night, Bobby Zoe sexually assaulted a woman as she slept. He fled with stolen cash. The February 2015 attack, Zoe’s fourth conviction for a sexual...

Yellowknifer Oct. 23 edition

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City workers, car-share co-op to use electric vehicle

The city will be adding an electric vehicle to its fleet sometime in the near future. The city has also entered into a contract with the Yellowknife Car Share Co-op, a group that allows subscribers...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Collecting my two cents

Find a penny on the ground. Pick it up and put it in your pocket and you will have good luck all day long. If that is true, then I am going to have...