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Feds float plan to build new boat launch at Great Slave Sailing Club site

Amid concerns about how the Giant Mine Remediation Project will impact water access in Yellowknife, the federal government is proposing to build a new boat launch at the current Great Slave Sailing Club site,...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Operating outside the comfort zone

I am so excited to hear that an astounding amount of women are now representing the NWT for the first time in history. Not only in the Legislative Assembly but in Town Councils and...

RCMP ask for public’s help in locating missing 63-year-old man

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 63-year-old man. Glenn Harold Field, according to a news release issued by police, is known to spend the majority of his time on...

EDITORIAL: NWT premier is not the pope

The way MLAs select the premier in the NWT is bananas. It is an exercise defined by secrecy, opportunism and blind luck. Unlike provincial premiers, who earn their positions based on their leadership of the winning...

Two of five federal candidates attend environment debate

Only two out of five candidates seeking election for the NWT seat later this month showed up to a debate in Yellowknife on Oct. 3 called 100 Debates on the Environment. The event, sponsored by...

Yellowknifer – Oct. 11 edition

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Summer 2019 drier, cooler than previous year in Yellowknife

Yellowknife's summer and early fall were cooler and wetter than average, but compared to 2018, saw much less rainfall. Armel Castellen, meteorologist with the federal department of Environment and Climate Change Canada said the past...

Add street-level retail, hire downtown manager, says consultant

How to revitalize the downtown: a problem that has become almost as daunting as answering which came first, the chicken or the egg. Tate Economic Research Group was commissioned for a $75,000 report on how...

Craig Yeo retires as assistant for Yk MLAs Green, O’Reilly

A campaign assistant to Julie Green is retiring from politics after he was caught tampering with election signs. In a 17-word email to Yellowknifer, Craig Yeo stated that at age 65, this was his "last...

‘We can’t fool around anymore’: MLAs lay out their priorities

Editor's Note: The following story looked at Yellowknife MLAS-elect for our Yellowknifer publication. Please see Monday's News/North for priority views on MLAs from outside the capital city.  Julie Green, Yellowknife Centre MLA-elect, came out swinging...

Dangerous offender Bobby Zoe gets appeal hearing for 2015 conviction

Bobby Zoe, a serial sex offender appealing his indeterminate prison sentence after being deemed a danger to the public in 2017, will plead his case to a panel of Court of Appeal judges in...

Federal candidates square off on Indigenous issues and carbon tax at forum

All five federal candidates made a case as to why NWT residents should vote for them in the fast-approaching Oct. 21 election during a forum held in the capital Oct. 9. Incumbent Liberal Member of...

Yk hunter up in arms over Liberal gun plan

A local gun owner is up in arms over a recent proposal from the federal government to ban "military-style assault rifles," saying the pledge unfairly takes aims at law abiding citizens and northern hunters,...

Climate change fuels food security concerns

For as long as anyone can remember, members of the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation have lived on the land, harvesting Muskox from the forest and geese and beaver from the lakes, largely thanks to...

Dene Nation executive meets with incoming MLAs ahead of swearing-in

Optimistic and hopeful is the atmosphere Chief Norman Yakeleya used to describe the relationship between the Dene First Nation and the NWT Legislative Assembly following a historic breakfast between the two groups. All elected MLAs...

NWT RCMP to launch road safety blitz over Thanksgiving long weekend

NWT RCMP will be out in full force this Thanksgiving long weekend as part of a four-day road safety blitz aimed at preventing collisions and saving lives. Dubbed “Operation Impact,” the campaign will focus on...

UPDATE: O’Reilly and Johnson confirmed as MLAs

After a judicial recount in the Frame Lake and  Yellowknife North constituency, it has been confirmed that incumbent Kevin O'Reilly and newcomer Rylund Johnson have won their seats. Elections NWT has confirmed through their Twitter...

Trash talk: Yellowknife, union at ‘impasse’ in negotiations

Contract talks between the City of Yellowknife and a public sector union have reached an "impasse." The two sides can't come to terms on the use of contract workers at the city's solid waste processing...

MLAs prepare for new roles in legislative assembly

The new slate of MLAs return to the legislature on Oct. 25 but in the weeks that lie between now and then, there will be much work to get elected members ready. Danielle Mager, manager...

Yellowknife restaurant Zehabesha wins Trip Advisor award

From the whimsical depictions of East Africa that protrude like museum exhibits from its walls to the mismatched chairs, to the plastic tablecloths, Zehabesha Traditional Ethiopian Restaurant's esthetic is resolutely cheap and cheerful. Then you...

Children’s sweaters recalled for strangulation hazard

Health Canada is recalling children's sweaters sold at Northern Transition in Yellowknife's Centre Square Mall, over concerns they present a strangulation hazard. According to a news release, Health Canada has determined that the Pacapopskidz sweaters...

De Beers diamond sales down 39 per cent

In one year alone, sales of De Beers diamonds have fallen 39 per cent, according to a report in Bloomberg Press. The diamond giant reported sales have slumped to $3.216 billion for 2019 from $4.41 billion...

Yellowknifer – Oct. 9 Edition

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NWTel working on unlimited internet, underwater fibre line – but don’t hold your breath

Yellowknife's internet provider updated city council on a pair of promising proposals this week. An additional fibre optic line could be in the works after a summer of notable outages, said Paul Gillard, Northwestel's vice...

Green Party leader mentions Yellowknife North MLA-elect in debate

Monday night, six federal party leaders debated a wide range of topics important to Canadians ahead of the Oct. 21 election. With moderators taking questions from Canadians, one on cost of living was asked by...

‘Poll’ shows toss-up for NWT seat, but candidates are wary of data

A federal electoral map used by party candidates to get a sense of their popularity shows that the Northwest Territories is a “toss-up” leading up to the Oct. 21 election. 338 Canada, founded by Philippe...

Focus on Business: Yellowknife’s YZF Cosmetics

Dr. Erin Hibbitts always wanted to be a doctor and says she doesn't remember a time when she didn't want to be a doctor. She became a practicing family physician in Alberta but found a...

Juno-nominated choir to perform at NACC

A Juno-nominated choir will perform Oct. 12 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, showcasing local talent and the world premiere of Where Waters Meet —the latest piece from Yellowknife's Carmen Braden. Braden, who was...

Most NWT premier hopefuls keep quiet on intentions

Of the four MLA-elects vying for the premier's chair, all but one are keeping their cards close to their chest. As the only returning minister to the legislative assembly, Range Lake MLA-elect Caroline Cochrane said...