fbpx
Frontpage Yellowknifer

Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Musician Leela Gilday on mid-career success

Mid-level artists can face a fraught landscape. No longer considered emerging or lavished with awards targeted to their newer peers, a career can begin to resemble a long grind. That’s not the case for Leela...

RCMP to ‘work with partners to find solutions’ after woman spent 11 days in...

Addressing concerns about a woman’s 11-day stay in RCMP cells over the holidays, Yellowknife’s top cop told city councillors Monday the detachment is working with the GNWT to ensure a similar incident doesn’t happen...

Artists, youth join creative forces for new downtown mural

There will be a colourful addition to the city's downtown this summer, thanks to a collaborative mural project that’s bringing young people and city creatives together through art. Five Yellowknife-based artists and seven youths are...

Wet’suwet’en chiefs have right to protect territory, Dene Nation chief says

Members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation should deal with their problems themselves without RCMP involvement, says Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya. The chief spoke to a group of reporters on Wednesday to explain the position of...

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...

Yellowknifer Feb. 19 edition digital download

Get your digital copy of the Yellowknifer HERE
To access this post, you must purchase NNSL Website - Monthly Subscription or NNSL Website - Yearly Subscription or log in.

St. Patrick High School student beats 5,159 others to win $100,000 scholarship

Adithi Balaji has been selected as a Loran Scholar and awarded $100,000 toward her undergraduate studies. “(I'm in) disbelief! I'm so shocked I got it,” the Ecole St. Patrick High School student told Yellowknifer on...

CRIME: Pound of crack cocaine seized near Enterprise

Approximately one pound of crack cocaine was seized from a vehicle near Enterprise on Sunday by the RCMP Federal Investigations Unit (FIU), according to a news release from police. Police say arrests came after a...

SENIORS EDITION: ‘A key time’ for a Seniors Strategy

Number of seniors in the NWT (60 years old and older) 2003 - 2,787 2018 –5,981 2035 - 9,383 (predicted) Source: NWT Senior Society and GNWT Bureau of Statistics As the baby-boomer generation continues to age in...

SENIORS EDITION: What the 19th Legislative Assembly’s mandate means for seniors

The growing population of NWT seniors will bring a quiet, radical change to the graying fabric of the territory. From 2003 to 2018, the seniors population almost doubled – from 2,787 to 5,981 people ages...

Pilot, passenger walk away from emergency landing unharmed after plane loses power

Two people bound for Whati aboard a Cessna 185 aircraft were uninjured after a loss of power forced an emergency landing near the Yellowknife Airport Tuesday morning, an investigator with the Transportation Safety Board...

Annual pancake breakfast returns to Chesterfield Inlet school

Close to 200 people started their day with a full belly and a broad smile thanks to the return of the annual Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet this...

SENIORS EDITION: NWT elder abuse second highest in the country

The Northwest Territories has the second highest rate of police-reported elder abuse in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. In a December report called Family Violence: A Statistical Profile, the Northwest Territories was reported to have...

Plane makes emergency landing near Yellowknife Airport: RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP is assisting the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) following the emergency landing of a plane near the Yellowknife Airport, a police spokesperson says. Attending Highway 3 around 11: 20 a.m. Tuesday, Mounties,...

Yellowknife home cook a winner in Airbnb Experiences contest

In an age when celebrity chefs are all the rage, Trevor Sinclair is showing that down-to-earth passion and culinary skills can be just as much of a winner as high-budget cooking shows. The musician and...

Arviat Young Hunters program praised by federal minister

The Arviat Young Hunters program was recognized last week by Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal as being a leader in community and Inuit-led climate change adaptation. The program, overseen by the Aqqiumavvik Society, brings youth...

SENIORS EDITION: ‘There is just nobody:’ Aurora College works to keep up with staffing...

The Aurora College Bachelor of Science of Nursing and personal support worker programs and their relationship in providing elder care will be key in the coming years as  as the NWT population ages. Both programs...

Rush hour accident on Franklin Avenue

An apparent vehicle accident closed a lane of traffic on Franklin Avenue during rush hour Tuesday morning. Yellowknife Fire Department (YKFD) and MED attended the scene of the accident, across from Avens Manor, just before...

Guilty plea in mid-day bank robbery

A 34-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Yellowknife bank at knife-point. Robin Kelly was charged in July of last year following a months-long police investigation into a brazen, broad daylight bank robbery in...

A new bridge to the past at Back Bay Cemetery

A new bridge that will better help people access Back Bay Cemetery is nearer to completion after several pieces of donated construction materials were lifted in by helicopter on Saturday. The bridge, which has been...

SENIORS EDITION: Avens moves forward with affordable housing project

Affordable housing is one of the biggest pressures on seniors living in Yellowknife and that is why Avens is expected to be moving forward with a major construction project this year. Daryl Dolynny, CEO of...

City updates council on Giant Mine participation

City administration presented a general overview to council on the municipality's involvement with the Giant Mine Remediation project during last Monday's government priorities committee meeting. The presentation was the first update since the city's participation...

Botched budgeting increases final cost of new hospital

A multi-million dollar bump the territorial government will have to pay the City of Yellowknife for property taxes owed on Stanton Territorial Hospital may appear to be a boon to city ratepayers but that...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Behchoko stabbing

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of Archie Wedzin in Behchoko last year. Alecus Quitte, of Gameti, was originally charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Wedzin. He pleaded...

Politicians urge speedy reinstatement of Aurora College board

The education minister wants to have a new Aurora College board of directors in place in two years, but other politicians remain impatient. Education, Culture and Employment Minister RJ Simpson said in the legislature this...

MIKE W. BRYANT: An enfeebled path to glory

I write this as a final word on the Hockey Day in Canada that was – by all accounts I've heard, a highly successful celebration of the Northwest Territories' contribution to Canada's game. My personal...

WEDDINGS SPECIAL REPORT: Military couple shares title, life

Warrant Officers Jenny and Jamie Beck work on opposite sides of town but really they are never that far apart. The two have been serving in Yellowknife since moving North from CFB Petawawa in Ontario...

Yellowknifer editorial: Polytechnic in peril

The issue: Polytechnic university We say: NWT maybe not ready for one A few tough lessons are being learned about the territorial government's limitations as the latest controversy surrounding Aurora College embroils the legislative assembly. Not only...