The table tennis team of Gracie Brennan, left, Nikhilesh Gohil, Conner McKay-Ivanko, David Dragon, Monika Kunderlik and Shannan Bonnetrouge gave Team NT its first win of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Saturday. The boys team of Gohil, McKay-Ivanko and Dragon won their opening encounter over Yukon by a score of 3-1 in matches. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

Team NT table tennis boys get off on right foot at Canada Winter Games

For a team that was simply hoping to score a few points here and there at the Canada Winter Games, this result must have felt like a lump of gold. The boys table tennis squad...
Andrew Carr (39) looks to win a face off against Team Nunavut's Chase Herron during the Arctic Showcase tournament at the Yk Community Arena last month. Carr will be part of the boys team that will suit up for the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., next month. NNSL file photo

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 2

Here are the teams and athletes in action on Saturday for Team NT and Team Nunavut on Day 2 of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. It will be the first official...

Avens marks National Flag of Canada Day

  Avens Community for Seniors celebrated National Day of the Canada Flag on Feb. 15 with a flag rasiing ceremony. The event brought out about 20 people to watch as the Maple Leaf flag was...
From the left, Snowking (Anthoiny Foliot), Mayor Rebecca Alty, MP Micheal McLeod and owner of Jackpine Paddle Adam Wong gather at the Visitor's Centre to announce $250,000 in funding toward three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

CanNor gives $250,000 to three tourism initiatives in Yellowknife

MP Micheal McLeod announced on Feb. 14 that Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will be providing funding to the tune of $250,000 to three tourism initiatives based in Yellowknife. The funding will go towards...
GNWT Local 1 members attend a strike preparation meeting at Mildred Hall School on Saturday. The strike was narrowly avoided later that night after 11th hour negotiations produced an agreement to put outstanding issues to mediator Vince Ready to decide. NNSL file photo

EDITORIAL: Yk a company town and that company is the GNWT

If territorial government workers had an extra spring in their steps Monday morning, they could hardly be blamed. They were going back to work after all. It was a far cry from Saturday afternoon, when...

Precautionary landing “a non-event” says Ahmic Air owner

No one was injured after an Ahmic Air plane made a precautionary landing on Back Bay this afternoon. "It was a pretty non-event," said Ahmic Air owner Stephen Jeffery. The landing was merely precautionary, not an...

Yellowknife jail employees fired following probe in sexual misconduct allegations

Two North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) employees have been fired following a workplace investigation into alleged sexual relationships between an inmate and staff at the Yellowknife jail. Kelly Canadian, 26, spoke out to News/North in...
The Yk Women's Hockey League snagged the top two spots at the Hazardous Women's Hockey Tournament in Hay River this past weekend with Yk White beating Yk Blue in the final. They are, in front, Aurora and Peyton Kotokak; middle row from left, Maureen Hans, Jenna Blanchard, Jennifer Ryden, Melanie Parker, Allison Kincaid, Kate Gamble, Karen Brown, Tehnille Gard, Jeanne Yurris and Janna Graham; back row from left, Kim Bergman, Martha Goodman, Alison Harrower, Chloe Dragon-Smith, Donna Bee, Caitlyn Thompson, Contessa Stead, Heather Cane, Heather Atkins-Desjarlais, Jill Alain, Liz King, Nicole Henkel, Laura Krutko and Tracy Mifflin. Missing from photo is Keri-Ann Loutit. photo courtesy of Jen Ryden

One-two finish for Yellowknife at Hazardous Women’s Hockey Tournament in Hay River

One of the bigger women's hockey tournaments in the NWT made a long-awaited return this past weekend but there was a good reason for why it went away. There was no arena to play in. The...

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera comes to city

After being featured in a slew of festivals in Canada and abroad, Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera will make its way to Yellowknife this weekend for its northernmost production yet. The one-man show is written entirely...
Mali Straker looks to get by a defender from Calgary's Centennial High School during action in the Centennial Howler Tournament in Calgary on Feb. 8. photo courtesy of Benji Straker

Deton Cho Eagles finish Calgary tournament on winning note

There's no better motivation for a team to win a game than losing a game you should have won before. That's what the Deton Cho Eagles girls high performance basketball did at the Centennial Howler...

Yellowknife’s Own Lot in Life

Oh, so that’s what improvements look like. I recall my first memorable view of the downtown 50/50 intersection when I was here for a brief visit in 1992. There was a fenced off hole in...

Ecology North launches climate watch Twitterbot

Ecology North has launched a Twitterbot that will tweet the difference between the daily temperature in Yellowknife and change normals registered between 1971 and 2000.  The @ykclimatewatch bot is a partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University...

Man who failed to appear at sex assault trial arrested: Yellowknife RCMP

A Yellowknife man wanted by police for failing to show up to court for a sex assault jury trial has been located and arrested, say RCMP. An arrest warrant was issued for 35-year-old Alden Joseph...

Yellowknife bank robbed at knife-point in broad daylight, say RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man they say robbed a downtown bank in broad daylight Wednesday. Mounties say a knife-wielding man demanded cash after entering the First...
Titan Klengenberg of Mildred Hall School takes flight on his way to winning the senior one-foot high kick during Yellowknife Catholic Schools' Regional Youth Traditional Games Tournament at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Saturday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Yellowknife Catholic Schools’ Regional Youth Traditional Games Tournament features big turnout

The annual Traditional Games Championships don't get going until tomorrow evening but some athletes got themselves a good head start this past weekend. Weledeh and St. Pat's Gymnasiums hosted the annual Yellowknife Catholic Schools' Regional...
Jamie Koe delivers his first stone of the sixth end during the deciding contest of the NWT Men's Curling Championship at the Yellowknife Curling Centre on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Jamie Koe Brandon-bound after winning NWT Men’s Curling Championship

It's lucky no. 13 for Jamie Koe in terms of Tim Hortons Brier appearances and he will get to do it this year with a brand new rink. Koe and his new-look team of David...

New judge to take seat in territorial court next week

A newly-appointed judge with experience in Indigenous communities will take his seat in NWT territorial court next week, filling a position that's been vacant since May. Donovan Frederick Molloy will replace Judge Bernadette Schmaltz, who...
The Yellowknife Education District No. 1 school board met on Feb. 12 for its monthly meeting and passed a motion to recommend extending trustee terms from three years to four. This would keep the board’s election term in sync with Yellowknife city councillors which moved to four years in last year’s municipal election. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

YK public school board votes to extend trustee terms

The Yellowknife Educational District No.1 board of trustees met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 12 and voted on extending the term of trustees to four years instead of three. The motion passed unanimously. Last...
The players from the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewee development team and California Wave gather together for the customary group shot following their joint game at the Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Tournament in Vernon, B.C., on Feb. 10. Both teams split their players into two new outfits with new names after the Wave had to send players back home for a playoff game. photo courtesy of Darren Wicks

A fun finish for Wolfpack peewees at B.C. tournament

For the second year running, the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewee development team was in Vernon, B.C., for the annual Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Tournament, one of the most exclusive tournaments in western Canada. Just...

Focus on business: Dash Event Designs and Rentals

Cynthia Mufandaedza never had any intention of becoming an event designer, but four years ago she seized on an opportunity to purchase the inventory of another event design business whose owner was leaving town. Mufandaedza...
1302diamondrings13.jpg Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo Despite marriages among young people in Canada being at a low and engagement ring sales in the NWT noticeably lower than elsewhere , Patrica Caffet says that those millennials who do buy engagement rings here, want some with a lot of “fire and sparkle.” Feb. 11, 2019

Canadian diamonds hold reign as gem stone of love

When Archduke Maximilian of Austria slipped the first diamond engagement ring on Mary Burgundy in 1447, the history for diamond rings was changed forever. Although diamonds were considered precious or sacred long before, that gesture...

Celebration of life to be held for downed pilots

Air Tindi will be holding a celebration of life for two of their pilots this week. Will Hayworth and Zach McKillop lost their lives in the Air Tindi crash outside of Whati on January 30....

GNWT hit with $1.2M claim for alleged ‘sex assaults’ at Yellowknife jail

A Yellowknife man who spoke out about dozens of alleged sexual encounters between himself and staff as an inmate at North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) is seeking more than $1 million in damages from...

Early planning is essential for weddings

When Breanna Beaudoin and Maxwell Pilling got engaged in late July 2018, Beaudoin started planning their dream wedding right away. “Being in my post-engagement bliss, I went a little crazy and started planning immediately by...

EDITORIAL: Red tape doesn’t pay the bills

What happens when a mining company jumps through all the hoops and still gets shut down? Well, people lose their jobs, that's what happens. It's a simple fact that should be obvious to everybody but...

Charge stayed for HIV-positive man accused of sex assault

A charge has been stayed against a Yellowknife man after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman by failing to disclose his HIV-positive status. Bobby Kaotalok, 33, was charged with aggravated sexual assault –...

Lilies or peonies? A florist’s guide to making your big day bloom

As actor Steve Martin hilariously discovered in 1991’s the Father of the Bride, there's more to a wedding than two rings, a dress and a pair of vows. A lot more. There’s the food –...

Three new CRA Northern Service Centres for the territories

Diane Lebouthillier, minister of National Revenue, was in Yellowknife on Monday to announce the opening of a new Northern Service Centre (NSC) in the city. The centre in Yellowknife – along with others in Whitehorse...

City removes stroller fee after mother complains

A fee to use strollers at the city’s Fieldhouse has been removed after a mother lodged a complaint. Aya Burshan, who had a baby in August and is currently on parental leave, wanted an easy...

Relief, reflection and calls for change as strike avoided

After the long looming threat of a strike was avoided over the weekend, a relieved Union of Northern Workers member is pushing for leadership change at the territory’s largest union, calling internal confusion, a...
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