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Catch of the Week Final Round

Welcome to the final round of this year’s annual Catch of the Week contest! This contest is made possible by our wonderful sponsor, Yellowknife Canadian Tire! Vote for your favorite picture to give them a chance...

Missing 15-year-old girl found dead off Frame Lake Trail

The body of a 15-year-old girl reported missing early this week was found near the Frame Lake Trail Tuesday morning.  Cassidy Giroux was last seen Friday evening in Yellowknife and was reported missing on Monday. The missing...

Downtown assault sent man to hospital with serious injuries

A serious assault, committed near the front steps of the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter on Tuesday evening, was captured by Northern News Services' security surveillance system. The assault sent a man to hospital Tuesday, where he...

The colonel could return to Yellowknife

Tongues have been wagging about the possible return of Kentucky Fried Chicken to the city. Those rumours could be answered as soon as today, when the agenda for Monday's Municipal Services Committee meeting is released....

Yk bylaw boss under fire

A number of former bylaw officers are making allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying against the manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division. In sworn testimonies made to a lawyer in 2014 and interviews with News/North,...

‘We called him Uncle Ahmed,’ cab driver remembered; security changes mulled

“We used to call him Uncle Ahmed.” Fadil Memedi, a former Yellowknife taxi driver, warmly recalls the moniker he and fellow cabbies gave, out of respect, to Ahmed Mahamud Ali, a longtime driver who...
Elvis Beaudoin, left, and Keith Way hoist the champions plaques after winning the mens doubles title at the Adult National Darts Championships in Saskatoon on Tuesday. photo courtesy of Sheh Murillo

Historic win for NWT darts in Saskatoon

For the first time in Canadian darts history, the NWT can call itself a national champion. Elvis Beaudoin and Keith Way of Yellowknife became the first players from the territory to win a title at...

Frenzy on Finlayson

A woman is in custody after driving a van into multiple vehicles and then attempting to flee on foot, according to RCMP. "She was driving a dark brown van up Finlayson, going southbound, looks...

Catch of the Week Contest Week #3

Welcome back to the third round of this year’s annual Catch of the Week contest! This contest is made possible by our wonderful sponsor, Yellowknife Canadian Tire! Vote for your favorite picture to...

Pair charged in cab driver’s death appear in court

Two men charged with murder in connection with the death of a Yellowknife cab driver appeared in court last week, where more than a dozen friends and former colleagues of the deceased offered an...

Yellowknife loses long-time restaurant

  A long-time downtown eatery has closed to the public. L'atitudes restaurant in the Centre Square Mall closed its doors on Nov. 21. A spokesperson for the Quality Inn, the hotel in the mall that...

Ndilo drug trafficker sentenced to 3 years

A 58-year-old Ndilo woman caught with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and other drugs during a 2016 traffic stop was sentenced to three years behind bars Thursday. Mary Anne Lafferty stared at...

GUEST COMMENT: Yk deserves more from MLA O’Reilly

by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines Mining continues to provide significant benefits to the Northwest Territories, its residents, businesses and public and Indigenous governments. Yellowknife, in particular, has seen the bulk of...

Body found near Frame Lake trail; RCMP major crimes unit investigating

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating a sudden death after a body was discovered near the Frame Lake trail this morning. Police, along with Yellowknife Fire Division and Emergency Services responded to the entrance of the Frame...

Car crashes into uptown Reddi-Mart

A gold Chevrolet SUV slammed into the side of the uptown Reddi-Mart on Friday afternoon. "I was eating ice cream outside of Reddi Mart and saw the vehicle speed up and hop the parking...

Victim of Yk sobering centre assault dies

The victim of a brazen daylight assault outside of Yellowknife's downtown sobering centre and day shelter has died. The 36-year-old man has been identified as Mark Poodlat of Edmonton, Alta., police confirmed on Thursday. He died...

Former Tlicho official pleads guilty to stealing $120K from agency, GNWT

A former official with the Tlicho Community Services Agency has pleaded guilty to breach of trust, admitting to “fraudulently stealing” thousands of dollars from the agency and territorial government over a two-year period. Joseph Charles...

Muslim community rallies to cover funeral costs for ‘brother Ahmed’

Yellowknife's Muslim community has rallied to raise $10,000 for the funeral of “brother Ahmed,” a longtime City Cab driver who died last week after being found unconscious inside his taxi. Ahmed Mahamud Ali was pronounced...

Blue bins dumped at Yk landfill

Yellowknifers may believe diverting items from their trash such as cardboard, glass and tin cans and taking them to one of six blue bin locations around town means the material will be shipped south...

‘Boeing bomb’ disgusts Yellowknife family

Excrement rained from the sky Sunday afternoon, landing on a family's home in the Magrum Crescent area and spurring an RCMP investigation. A leisurely day took a turn for the worse around 4 p.m. when...

Inuvik wind project to offer high source of energy

The Town of Inuvik has the highest dependency on diesel fuel in the NWT but the Inuvik Wind Generation Project is now well on the way to providing an alternative. The Government of Canada and...

Cartoonist draws his way to No. 1

A Yellowknife cartoonist has had his recently published book reach number one on Amazon.ca's political humor bestseller's list.John Henderson's You Might Be From the Great White North If ... is a compilation of cartoons...

Yellowknife family fighting cancer after father’s diagnosis

When she received the call her father had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, Debra Smith said her initial reaction was disbelief. Her dad, John, 68, and his wife Linda, were on vacation in Grates...

‘We’ve changed:’ victim impact statements read at Mantla sentencing hearing

It’s been three years since Mary Jane Lafferty’s son Elvis was stabbed to death. When a door opens, she still turns to see if he’ll walk in. “I’ll never be able to see my son...

‘Times are changing:’ Meet the 19-year-old running for Dettah council 

“What about our youth?” It’s a question 19-year-old Kateri Lynn hears all the time — asked by community leaders and elders well beyond her years. For Lynn, it’s become a rhetorical question. Youth are often considered,...

New owner — and new direction — at Harley’s Hard Rock Saloon

Just months after Harley’s Hard Rock Saloon moved locations with ambitious plans to feature diner-style food and adult entertainment under the same roof, the storied strip club is under new ownership — and a...

Square Dance Club pays it forward

After 20 years away from the limelight, the Yellowknife Square Dance Club has resurfaced after a large donation. The club is donating $17,000, which was placed in guaranteed investment certificate, to the Yellowknife Seniors' Society...

Yellowknife man’s drone conviction first-ever in Canada

A Yellowknife man was convicted last week of dangerously operating an aircraft – a drone. It's a first in Canada. Toufic Chamas, 22, was convicted Friday in Yellowknife’s territorial court on one count of dangerous...

Nurses allege poor staffing, work conditions

An anonymous letter obtained by Yellowknifer alleges serious under-staffing, resulting in reduced safety and poor work conditions in the old Stanton Territorial Hospital, and anticipates problems will persist in the new hospital. The letter, dated May...

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