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Yellowknifer editorial: Doors finally open for those in need

The issue: our most vulnerable We say: Brava, YWCA The Covid-19 pandemic bears few silver linings. One of them would be that the initially rejected Arnica Inn homelessness project is now advancing because of the heightened health...

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Notes from the trail: GNWT contradicted itself with shaming of ‘Pike’ Mike Harrison

Late last week, the public health office, senior government officials and the media, including Yellowknifer's territorial sister paper, News/North, made a spectacle out of long-term NWT resident who drove from B.C. headed toward his...

Yellowknifer editorial: Business remains our lifeblood

The issue: Outbreak economics We say: Keep businesses afloat The federal government's wage subsidy program, a response to the coronavirus outbreak, has grown like a projection of its shadow on a wall since it was first...

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Yellowknifer editorial: online learning is now a necessity

The issue: school closures We say: contingency needed Our world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus COVID-19 over the past few weeks. So much of our lives has been disrupted, including our children's education. Official...

Weekend Yellowknifer March 27 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer editorial: death to overage fees

The issue: Internet access We say: Make overage waivers permanent There was a lovely show of aurora borealis over Yellowknife Monday night. Or maybe that was just the collective sigh of relief from Yellowknifers as Northwestel announced...

Weekend Yellowknifer March 20 edition digital download

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Yellowknifer editorial: Good Samaritans lead the way in time of crisis

The issue: COVID-19 We say: We can do this together Matt Colvin, the world's newest pariah, knew exactly what he was doing when he sent his brother, Noah, to snap up every bottle of hand sanitizer...

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Yellowknifer editorial: hypocrisy trail

The issue: Ranney Hill quarry We say: Reaction a bit rich The Ranney Hill Trail or Martin Lake Trail, whatever you prefer to call it, is a hiker's paradise at the edge of city limits.  It's a...

Yellowknifer March 11 edition digital download

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Weekend Yellowknifer editorial: cannabis comedown

When the city’s only legal cannabis outlet was out of weed for a week recently, it shone a grow light on the problems and missed opportunities that have plagued NWT’s new green day since...

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Guest comment: All governments should support Arnica proposal

Editor's note: David Connelly's letter is referring to a story that appeared in the March 2 issue of News/North, "Cabinet alerted about losing housing project in January." I can not think of a Member of...

Notes from the trail: Eat plants for the planet

I presented at the 100 men who give a damn last week, a benevolent group of 100-plus gentlemen, who collectively donate roughly $10,000 every three months to a local charity. I represented Ecology North hoping...

Yellowknifer editorial: candid Kandola

The issue: Coronavirus comments We say: Keep calm and carry on Is "better safe than sorry" too simple a gem of wisdom? Dr. Kami Kandola prescribed some advice last week when she advised residents of Yellowknife to...

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Notes from the trail: Back to basics on education

At a volunteer orientation late last year, I learned that an estimated one in four adults in Yellowknife is functionally illiterate. That means that 4,000 adults here cannot read this newspaper. That they are only...

Yellowknifer editorial: really bad deja vu

The issue: 11 days in cells We say: Council questioned wrong person Another woman paid the price for the Department of Justice's inability or unwillingness to provide a minimum level of service to women in custody...

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Tales from the dump: All hail the sun

The SUN IS BACK. All hail the sun. In a number of cultures in the past, the priests or spiritual leaders would get up before dawn, so they could greet the sun's daily return. Some...
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

Yellowknifer editorial: No accountability on Stanton Hospital

The issue: More hospital woes We say: Accountability an issue at GNWT There is an often told joke among journalism ranks about how bad reporters are with math. Apparently, this affliction is shared by accountants within...

Weekend Yellowknifer Feb. 21 edition digital download

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Notes from the trail: The menace of micro-plastics

It wasn't until I came North that I learned the environmental costs of bottled water; whether flown in from overseas or trucked half-way across the country. It was standard fare at any conference despite...

Yellowknifer editorial: Seniors could be the future

The issue: Age-friendly city We say: Much work to be done Yellowknife isn't the rough-and-tumble mining town it was born as. Like the increasing number of senior citizens choosing to remain or relocate to the city after...

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