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Geologists love the dump. Here’s why

Last week the documentary Salvage was shown. It deals with our city dump. After the film, there was a question and answer period and I was one of the people answering questions. One of the...

Staying safe in the cyber world

Don't click on that! A recent ransomware attack that knocked out the Government of Nunavut's computers and prompted the GNWT to block all emails coming from our neighbour to the east has underscored the dangers...

Doug Gillard replacement at Yk bylaw leaves job

Jason Card, the man hired in the spring to replace Doug Gillard, the City of Yellowknife's once embattled manager of municipal enforcement, is no longer with the city, NNSL Media has learned. In a Nov....

Exclusive: Leaders weigh in on Frankin Avenue renaming

It would be a feat of logistics and an act of reconciliation. Other voices have joined the discussion about Roy Erasmus Sr.'s suggestion that it's time for Franklin Avenue, the main drag in Yellowknife, to...

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Council weighs pitfalls as Airbnb rules move ahead

City council is concerned Airbnb operations could become defacto hotels. Draft regulations for short-term rentals moved ahead Tuesday for a council vote next — with some caveats. Business operations under Airbnb allow residents to rent...

National Francophone Immigration Week wraps up with potluck supper

La Federation Franco-Tenoise marked the end of National Francophone Immigration Week (Nov. 3 to 9) at a community potluck supper last Saturday night. The event, called Festin de la Francophone - also involved Reseau en...

Scrooge musical ready to hit NACC stage next week

The finals days to showtime are quickly approaching for the cast of Scrooge as actors young and old were spotted putting finishing touches on dress rehearsals this week. The musical rendition, based on the 1970...

Veteran sound, film producer wins legacy award at gala

A longtime media professional who has mentored the industry and provided sound and film production for decades received special attention during the second annual NWT Film and Media Awards Gala, on Saturday night. The event...

GNWT blocks Government of Nunavut emails after cyber attack

The Government of the Northwest Territories has blocked all emails from the Government of Nunavut after a recent ransomware attack knocked out the latter's services. "The GNWT has blocked all @gov.nu.ca emails on the advice...

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Councillors vote down changes to Kam Lake South plan

City council knocked down a proposed amendment to the city’s community plan that would keep the status quo in Kam Lake. Proposed by Coun. Niels Konge, the amendment would effectively leave Curry Drive with existing...

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day marked in Yellowknife

Hundreds packed the St. Patrick High School/Weledeh Catholic School gymnasium Monday to pay tribute to service people who have died or who are still serving in Canada's armed forces. The Remembrance Day ceremony was hosted...

Yk’s oldest veteran recalls Cold War service, brother’s death in Korea

This Remembrance Day, Yellowknife's oldest living veteran will be among those reflecting on the highs and lows that come with a life of military service. Joseph (Albert) Ouellette, 85, has been living in Yellowknife since...

Damaged veterans monument to be replaced next year 

Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Yellownknife Branch 164 are taking a bit more time to replace a bronze sculpture that was damaged by vandalism in July. Richard Jalbert, acting president, Tammy Roberts, public communications,...

Mountain Province Diamonds reports 27 per cent drop in third-quarter revenue

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is reporting its third-quarter net revenue fell 27 per cent to $54.8 million, compared with $74.9 million in the same period of 2018. The company owns 49 per cent of the...

Cupcakes, crochet, crafts and Christmas

If there was any sign this weekend that Yellowknifers are ready for Christmas, it could be found at the NJ Macpherson Christmas Craft Show at the school gymnasium Saturday. Crowds poured into the first of...

The fragile life of poppies hits home

This time last year, I was mad about poppies. I kept losing them. Losing them and buying them. You know the ones, the plastic ones with the thin red velour on one side, shiny...
David Aho, left, and Jamie Koe, seen during the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, teamed with Kerry Galusha and Megan Koehler to win bronze at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Saguenay, Que., on Saturday afternoon. Michael Burns/Curling Canada photo

Bronze for NWT at Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

The NWT was back on the podium at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship for the first time since the 2015 event but they were an eyelash away from playing for gold once again. Jamie Koe...

My World, an indoor playground, to open next month in Yellowknife

A new 2,800-square-foot indoor playground in Yellowknife could be opening before Christmas. “I want to provide a special place for little kids to play,” said Fannie Zhong, an educator and businesswoman who is opening My...

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NWT Disabilities Council stands by controversial policy change

The NWT Disabilities Council is standing behind a controversial policy that would restrict day shelter access to people with homes. On Oct. 30, the disabilities council began informing clients and community harm reduction partners that...

Council hears complaints about Kam Lake South zoning

Proposed zoning in a new area of the city called Kam Lake South is raising the hackles of some residents concerned over the placement of new lots for sled dogs. The district, which encompasses parts of...

Patrick Scott accuses former health minister of campaign sabotage

Unsuccessful Great Slave candidate Patrick Scott is accusing former health minister Glen Abernethy of disclosing private medical information that was used to undermine his campaign. The accusation comes in the form of a letter, which...

Cheetah set for low-impact pounce on rare earth minerals

Picture a jar of marbles. The white ones are waste minerals — the rocks that aren't being mined for. The red marbles are rare earths — the kind that sits in cellphones and solar...

Marching to end family violence in the North

Awareness, then action. Louise Elder, march organizer and executive director of Status of Women Council NWT, wanted both as dozens of residents marched downtown and called to eliminate family violence on Wednesday. That includes ending the...

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Scott accuses former health minister of campaign sabotage

Failed Great Slave candidate Patrick Scott is accusing former health minister Glen Abernethy of disclosing private medical information that was used to undermine his campaign. The accusation comes in the form of a letter, which...

Yellowknifer Nov. 6 edition digital download

Correction: The front page and story headlines on the city’s proposed property tax increase have been changed to correct an inaccuracy. The proposed increase has yet to be approved by city council. Yellowknifer apologizes for any confusion caused by the error. 
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‘People want to live:’ Northern youth connect at mental health summit

Paige Savard grappled with mental health issues during her first year at university. She felt alone, with no one to turn to for help. After overcoming her own struggles, Savard wanted to give hope to...

Vandals damage Mildred Hall School bus

Ryan Nichols, vice principal at Mildred Hall, says he's “disappointed” and “frustrated” after four individuals broke into the school over the weekend and attempted to steal musical instruments before vandalizing the school bus. “It's sad...