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Alt V-Day organizers apologize after alleged blackface incident

An “alternative” Valentines Day party at the Yellowknife Elks Lodge hall encouraged participants to dress up as animals, creatures, and flora and fauna they might find in a jungle. But it was one outfit – the wearer says was a snake – that had people concerned. Dressed in full body paint from the waist and...

Yellowknifers to march for Tina Fontaine, Colten Boushie

Yellowknifers will gather March 1 at noon for a march in memory of two Indigenous youth: 15-year-old Tina Fontaine of Sagkeeng First Nation, found dead in Winnipeg’s Red River, and Colten Boushie, whose shooting death brought calls for justice reform. A jury returned a not-guilty verdict Thursday to Fontaine’s alleged killer Raymond Cormier, 56, ending...

Dance troupe to showcase jazz, bollywood, tap at NACC

The Yellowknife Bella Dance Academy dance troupe’s months of hard work will be on stage for all to see next week for An Evening of Dance. Styles including jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, hip-hop and Bollywood will be performed at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) on Feb. 28. “These dancers worked super hard. They...

YK Food Rescue making fight against hunger a priority

What began as a way to salvage food, has turned into a fight against hunger. The Yellowknife Food Rescue team has been around the community for almost a decade, rescuing food from grocery stores and delivering it to charitable organizations who struggle to feed the hungry. After years of offering the service around Yellowknife, Yellowknife...

Should the newspaper print racist graffiti?

In August, the world saw a truly shocking display of bigotry and violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. That weekend, groups of self-proclaimed white nationalists, white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members took to the streets in the name of white nationalism, which led to clashes with counter-protesters. One counter-protester died...