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New Northern Affairs minister Dan Vandal visits NWT

Federal Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal got his first taste of the NWT since being named to the cabinet position in November. Vandal travelled to Yellowknife this week as part of a Northern tour to...

Overlander helps hockey-mad Nunavut hamlet stay sharp

The north helps out the even-further north with hockey. It doesn't get much more Canadian than that. Residents of the hamlet of Naujaat in Nunavut are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new ice skate...

Long John Jamboree 2020 announcement to come Monday

The Long John Jamboree festival board will be issuing a public statement on Monday regarding the status of the festival. "We will be putting out a press release on Monday," stated Garett Cochrane, acting board president...

Foster parents vent at childcare ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

GUEST COMMENT: Flag debate a needless distraction

When I read the Yellowknifer headline on the issue of the national flags flying at city hall (“Yk council debates flying national flags,” Jan. 15), I instantly looked over at a colleague and shook...

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EXCLUSIVE: Foster parents vent at child services ‘crisis’

Her 13-year-old foster child was missing. Panicked, the caregiver called a child and family services employee, who told her to contact the RCMP. She did, only to be informed that the missing child report had...

Yk’s Gabriel Darku stars in Netflix series

Gabriel Darku has popped and locked a film career. What started as dance commercial appearance in a 2012 McDonald's commercial has led him to appear in TV series such as American Gods and now the...

Yellowknife Vacations fills the tourist demand for northern adventures

Call them adventurers or gluttons for cold punishment, but either way these travellers seek to fulfill their winter mission desires through Yellowknife Vacations. The travel company offers outings to see the aurora borealis and other...

Man struck by vehicle in downtown parking lot, says witness

A man was struck by a vehicle in a downtown Yellowknife parking lot Wednesday evening, according to a witness at the scene. Paramedics and Yellowknife RCMP rushed to Franklin Avenue’s Lahm Ridge Tower parking lot...

GNWT declares whooping cough outbreak in Yellowknife, Tlicho regions

A whooping cough outbreak has been declared in the Yellowknife and Tlicho regions, the Department of Health and Social Services announced Jan. 15. Whooping cough, clinically known as pertussis, has been identified in 20 "lab-confirmed"...

Timing perfect of Indian Day Schools compensation, Dené chief says

The timing of the compensation claims process for survivors of Indian Day Schools is perfect, said Dene Nation Chief Norman Yakeleya at a press conference on Jan. 14. “This is the perfect time because we...

Mental health phone-in service rolls out next week

The Government of the Northwest Territories is touting a new phone-in mental health service to be rolled-out next Monday. Announced on Wednesday (Jan. 15) at the legislative assembly, the national non-profit Strongest Families will provide...

GNWT resists proposed pay hike for territorial judges 

Compared to their provincial and territorial counterparts, judges in the NWT are among the highest paid in Canada. They’re pushing to keep it that way. Along with proposed tweaks to benefits plans, territorial judges, who earned...

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Yk council debates flying national flags

Rommel Silverio, believed to be the city's first city councillor of Filipino heritage, pushed back against fellow councillors Monday after they advised the city to stop raising foreign national flags. Mayor Rebecca Alty raised the...

NWT to send firefighters to Australia

Four NWT firefighting staff will be bound for Australia on Thursday and Friday from Vancouver. While they are firefighters, they won't be on the front lines. The four will instead be assisting with overhead management...

Researcher explores history of canoeing

With her new book, Jess Dunkin aims to complicate canoeing. In Canoe and Canvas: Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association,1880-1910, she tells the history of an organization that had a large impact...

Community minded student vies for $100K scholarship

There's nothing like a potentially life-changing trip south in January to beat the winter blahs and focus the mind. But rather than going to Mexico for an adventure, Adithi Balaji is flying to Toronto for...

Making, baking and taking items to customers

Uninformed observers can be forgiven for assuming that the woman who runs around Yellowknife selling knitted clothing and baked goods deserves the rest of retirement. In fact, Donna McLeod retired from a career in finance...

NWT chamber gives realistic assessment of Facebook biz survey

The NWT Chamber of Commerce offered a reality check after reviewing a recent business survey posted on social media. An informal survey posted on Jan. 6 to the Official Yellowknife Classifieds and Network Group on...

YKDFN embarks on community housing ownership strategy

With a new year comes a clear view from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) of its plan to assume total control over its housing system. The First Nation aims to manage all aspects of...

2020 Long John Jamboree dates, plans uncertain

The Long John Jamboree is entering its ninth year, but when - or if - it actually takes place this year remains a mystery.  Garett Cochrane, acting president with the jamboree, stated via Facebook that...

Editorial: Hospital problems are a credibility problem

The issue: Issues with new hospital We say: Fix them fast The arrival of Stanton Territorial Hospital in 2019 was eagerly anticipated by medical professionals and the general public alike. Yellowknife's very first Stanton Hospital was built...

Union ‘hopeful’ new contract for Yk city workers will come this year

The combined Public Service Alliance of Canada and Union of Northern Workers bargaining team is still in the midst of reaching a new collective agreement with the City of Yellowknife as the two parties...

Dettah Ice Road opens

The Dettah Ice Road has opened. Vehicles weighing up to 5,000 kilograms now the have the green light to use the key wintertime connection between Yellowknife and Dettah, the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure announced in...

Christmas bird count sees Great Grey Owl, low willow ptarmigan numbers

The 46th annual Ecology North Christmas Bird Count saw many old flying friends and a few new species as hobbyists and amateurs hit the city on Dec. 29. Bob Bromley, who oversaw the event and...

Extreme cold warnings across NWT including Yellowknife

Wind chill factors driving the temperature as low as 55 degrees below zero have triggered extreme cold warnings for some areas in the southern Northwest Territories including Yellowknife. Warnings were also issued for the Fort...

‘We’ll pursue every lead to find Sladjana:’ Few clues in search for missing Yk...

Police in Yellowknife are continuing to investigate the disappearance of 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic, last seen on Boxing Day. Ground Search and Rescue members ended a five-day probe of the downtown area today, but the missing...

GNWT praises Cheetah as lone rare earths project advances

The Government of the Northwest Territories expressed support for the advancing Cheetah Resources Nechalacho project at Thor Lake - the NWT's first and only rare earths elements project. On Dec. 19, the Australian-based company sent...