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Yellowknife woman charged in alleged assault with weapon

A Yellowknife woman faces a number of charges following an alleged assault with a weapon. Hilary Catholique, 29, is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and failing to comply with court...

Child care fees put Yellowknife near the middle of the pack nationally, study shows

Yellowknife childcare costs place the city near the middle of the pack compared to other Canadian cities, according to a recent report. In March, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA ) released its sixth...

Prisoner and physicist inspires scholarship

Ice road trucker, prisoner of war and amateur physicist Adolf Duesterhus is now memorialized in a local scholarship. Offered through the Yellowknife Community Foundation, the scholarship grants $2,000 to any student who has spent two...

Arnica Inn housing project moves ahead as shelter for homeless at risk due to...

A scuttled transitional housing project at Arnica Inn is back in business and set to house homeless residents at risk of COVID-19, Yellowknife Women’s Society executive director Bree Denning said. Denning signed a deal with...

Missing man found, police say

A 24 year-old missing Yellowknife man is “safe and sound” after police asked the public for help finding him this week, a Saturday RCMP news release said. Prior to locating him, friends and family hadn’t...

Degrees of Success: School board trustee John Stephenson finds fulfillment as a volunteer

Much of John Stephenson’s life has revolved around children and youth – whether it’s been raising his own or advocating for the education of others. “That's the best thing I ever did in my life...
Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

COVID-19: Who will cover costs for at-home workers’ extra internet use?

Facing soaring internet costs while working at home with her children in tow, a frustrated GNWT employee is seeking more clarity from Northwestel amid uncertainty about whether or not overage charges will be waived...

Dene filmmaker recalls NWT’s first flu outbreak as COVID-19 rears

A steam ship carrying flu almost a century ago was NWT’s first brush with pandemic, according to Dene filmmaker Raymond Yakelaya. Last Thursday, he listened to the radio as he prepared for the April 21...

COVID-19: NWT jails cut most visits, boost health safety measures 

The territory’s jails are suspending inmate visitations in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Visitors will be barred from entering the territory’s three jails, Yellowknife’s North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC), the South Mackenzie...

Virus-related tourism dropoff slams local businesses

Yellowknife businesses connected to tourism are feeling the bite of the COVID-19 pandemic even as of Tuesday morning, the territories have yet to report any positive cases of the virus. The drop in tourist arrivals...

COVID-19: Bracing to protect the city’s homeless

The NWT Disabilities Council says its responding to the “fluid crisis” created by COVID-19 concerns by beefing up health safety measures at Yellowknife’s joint sobering centre and day shelter ⁠— while securing additional spaces...

COVID-19: Locals rally to deliver essentials to elders, people at-risk

As COVID-19 concerns lead to widespread shortages of certain items at city grocery stores, a Yellowknife man is stepping up to deliver essentials to elders and other at-risk members of the community. Adeel Moghal took...

COVID-19: Yk Co-op asks customers to free up shopping time for seniors

With supplies like toilet paper and hand sanitizer flying off shelves in the city amid growing COVID-19 fears, the Yellowknife Co-op is asking customers to free up shopping time for more at-risk residents. Customers are...
Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

COVID-19: Northwestel applies to have internet overages waived until April

With some NWT residents self-isolating or working from home amid ramped up efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, Northwestel says it's applying to have internet overage charges waived for users in...

MLA expelled from chamber for refusing to apologize

Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty was expelled from the house on Wednesday after refusing to apologize and withdraw his statements alleging the premier broke the law. During assembly, speaker Frederick Blake Jr. showed Lafferty the door...

Farmers Market connects community to locally sourced food

Beef from Alberta, cheese from Quebec, apples from Washington state, No Name apricots and canned beans from all over the world. NWT residents are dependent on food trucked into the territory, but the Yellowknife Farmers...

Jailhouse attack prompts safety assessment: justice minister

The North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) will soon undergo a third-party workplace safety assessment, the territory’s justice minister said Tuesday. The review comes after a guard was brutally beaten by an inmate about a year...

Over $100,000 of Yellowknifers’ money sits in unclaimed accounts

More than $100,000 belonging to Yellowknife residents, businesses and organizations is sitting unclaimed in accounts with the central Bank of Canada. When an account has been inactive for 10 years and the owner can't be...

Hand sanitizer, face masks sell out amid coronavirus fears

People looking to stay healthy amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus will be hard pressed to find hand sanitizer in the city: the germ-killing product is flying off shelves and business...

Yellowknife pair charged with murder in Edmonton man’s death

Two people from Yellowknife have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 24-year-old Edmonton man. Winston Derksen, 30, and Deidre Lafferty, 21, were both arrested on March 6, according to a news...

Guilty plea in downtown beating death of Mark Poodlat

A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the downtown beating death of Mark Poodlat. Victor Ugyuk entered the plea in NWT Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Monday. Poodlat, 36, died in an Edmonton hospital...

Rhinestone cowboy Brian Sklar to Texas two-step through Snow Castle

When Brian Sklar dons his rhinestone suit at the Snow Castle this Saturday evening, he’s aiming for 1960s Nashville. He and his band, the Tex Pistols, represent a throwback to the music Sklar discovered in...

Folk on the Rocks rolls out 40th anniversary line-up

Standout artists from years past will return to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Folk on the Rocks this summer. The festival board made the first of line up announcements in a news release on Thursday...

‘Freak accident’ led to Finlayson Drive dog attack, claims Yk man on trial

A Yellowknife man charged under the territory’s Dog Act says a “freak accident” led to the roadside mauling of his neighbour’s Australian Shepherd Poodle mix last summer — an attack that ultimately resulted in...

BUSINESS PROFILE: Global Storm IT makes waves in telecom industry

A Yellowknife IT service provider is taking the world by 'storm' after being nominated for an award at a major Avaya international annual conference recently. Global Storm IT, a Kam Lake-based phone and telecommunications company, ...

City approves first steps on Det’on Cho quarry at Vee Lake

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that city council had completed its vote to create a quarry near Vee Lake. The approval to request Commissioner's Land from the GNWT to sub-lease...

Nathan Knox & The Yard Dogs rock along in city’s music scene

Keeping live music alive in Yellowknife is no easy task, but Nathan Knox is among those in the city nurturing the local scene. Knox has only been in the city for a little more than...

A Tim Hortons employee living with a disability was laid off. The online outcry...

Non-profit Inclusion NWT is seeking to clear the air amid a storm of online outrage after one of its clients recently learned he would be laid off from his Tim Hortons job of more...

Hemispheres brings far-east rhythms to the North

The Hemispheres event last week brought together dozens of people and eight drummers for a taiko show. Taiko is a Japanese form of drumming where groups of drummers play live on taiko drums, which are...

Yk Filipino community rallies for volcano victims

When Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines on Jan. 12, the fallout would eventually reach Yellowknife. This Saturday, the Philippine Cultural Association of Yellowknife rallied to support victims of the natural disaster, holding a spaghetti...