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Tales from the Dump: Was Stanton built for the North?

The current GNWT government has inherited a really big white elephant from the previous government, namely the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. It might have looked mighty impressive when it opened but then a number...

Yellowknifer editorial: Giant Mine’s shameful legacy toward the Yellowknives

The issue: Reparations for the YKDFN We say: Right the historic wrong The concept of providing financial amends for historic injustices that have negatively impacted people to this day is getting renewed attention. Reparations for American slavery,...

Weekend Yellowknifer Jan. 24 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer editorial: F for 33% progress on foster care

The chance of there being social workers in the NWT working the front lines of childcare and welfare that don't care about children has to be zero, or close to it. Empathy for others and...

Yellowknifer Jan. 22 edition digital download

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Weekend Yellowknifer Jan. 17 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer Jan. 15 edition digital download

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Editorial: Hospital problems are a credibility problem

The issue: Issues with new hospital We say: Fix them fast The arrival of Stanton Territorial Hospital in 2019 was eagerly anticipated by medical professionals and the general public alike. Yellowknife's very first Stanton Hospital was built...

‘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...

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...

Yellowknifer Jan. 8 edition digital download

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Editorial: From change to action

The issue: The year that was What we say: Lots of questions for 2020 Not to sound clichéd but if we're looking back at the year that's been, 2019 had all the hallmarks of what people...

Weekend Yellowknifer Jan. 3 edition digital download

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Notes from the trail: Time for party politics in the NWT

Consensus government is no longer working in the Northwest Territories. It is time for us to move toward a party system where the needs of electors are heard. It is in that system where...

Weekend Yellowknifer editorial: High time for private pot shop

The issue: private pot shops We say: why the delay? The slow roll out of legal cannabis in the NWT has been nothing short of a bummer for many. In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced...

Weekend Yellowknifer Dec. 20 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer Dec. 18 edition digital download

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Christmas feast at École St. Joseph

École St. Joseph School held its annual Christmas feast on Dec. 13. Six hundred students and 65 staff members dined on turkey, vegetables, buns, mashed potatoes and gravy and there was lots of jolly...

Weekend Yellowknifer editorial: This theatre has a ‘NACC’ for the North

The issue: Lively arts We say: Help lift up life The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre opened its doors for an Easter production of Handel's Messiah in 1984. Since then, the plucky non-profit charitable organization known as...

Weekend Yellowknifer Dec. 13 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer editorial: New pool now

The issue: Ruth Inch Memorial Pool We say: Must be replaced, and remain open Two years is too long. The suggestion that the city go 24 months without any sort of indoor aquatic centre while the old...

Notes from the trail: A cycle of violence against the planet

For the life of me, I do not understand why policy makers cannot see the link between various resource sector operations and the people they are supposed to be supporting; and intimate partner violence. This...

Yellowknifer Dec. 11 edition digital download

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Letter: No time left to be afraid of change

From: Adithi Balaji St. Patrick High School Dear editor, We are often afraid of change. Humanity is reluctant to let go of the past, in fear that a changed future might be bleak. However, in recent years, it...

Editorial: ‘You feel like a part of you is gone’

Thirty years after the Ecole Polytechnique massacre and the City of Montreal has changed the memorial sign which marks the Dec. 6 1989 slaughter of 14 women. It used to mention "tragic events" but the...

Tales from the dump: The Ho, Ho, Ho column arriveth

Here are a few seasonal reflections. Well, we are into December now, so it is what I like to call the Season of Ho Ho Ho. Why? Because there are a number of roly-poly people...

Weekend Yellowknifer Dec. 6 edition digital download

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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,...

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...