Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Yk wins mining conference

Diamonds are a city's best friend. On Oct. 25, the GNWT announced that Yellowknife will host the 12th International Kimberlite Conference in 2021 - just in time to celebrate 30 years of the precious...

UNW president says corrections officers’ safety at risk

The president of the Union of Northern Workers is sounding an alarm over the safety of corrections officers at North Slave Correctional Centre. Todd Parsons says he's been meeting with guards at the jail, who...

Ruling on Sibbeston houseboat expected Tuesday

The next step in the long, drawn-out legal saga over a houseboat on Yellowknife Bay between the Government of the NWT and a man who says the GNWT has no jurisdiction over him is...

Drug dealer gets four years in jail

A Calgary man was sentenced to four years in jail yesterday in Yellowknife after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine. According to an agreed statement of facts, Dola-Bode Harrison, 35, conspired over the...

Universal daycare promise easy to break in consensus government

Education Minister Alfred Moses needs a time out to think about what he has done. Or more specifically, what he hasn't done -- yet. When Premier Bob McLeod handed him his ministerial mandate letter on...

Booster Juice to open in new year

Booster Juice is coming to town. On Oct. 23, council voted unanimously to speed up the approval process to approve the development permit for the smoothie chain to renovate the former Videoland store on Byrne...

Parsons back in as UNW president

Todd Parsons has been re-elected as president of the Union of Northern Workers following a vote Sunday, marking the beginning of his sixth term as top brass. Parsons, who became the head of the UNW in...

City gas prices suddenly fluctuate

Yellowknife motorists are being encouraged to shop around for gasoline after it was discovered the price per litre across the city can vary by as much as ten cents.   This advice comes from Dan McTeague,...

In Yellowknife’s Old Town, a new take on coffee is brewing

Eric Binion is a coffee connoisseur. He loves it — and drinks a lot of it. But when Binion first relocated to Yellowknife five years ago, something was missing from his morning cup of joe. “It...

Swimmer Madison Penney pulls off podium sweep at Cascade Speed Meet in Calgary

If the early success of Madison Penney is any mark of how the new swim season is going to go for her, it's going to be one heck of a season. The 14-year-old member of...

Soft-tip darts comes to Yellowknife

If you've ever been to Hot Shots Pub and Grub, you'll notice people playing darts. It is, after all, the main venue for tournaments and leagues. The darts you see are of the steel-tip sort,...

Apartment tenants express anger over ‘disgusting’ neighbours

A number of tenants at Crestview Apartment building are frustrated with what they see as deteriorating conditions since residents from Housing First moved in last year. Kimberly Paul and her 11-year-old son Dylan Picard reside...

Yellowknife getting its first pot paraphernalia shop

As the countdown to marijuana legalization continues, a new paraphernalia store is looking to help Yellowknifers who want to imbibe, do so in style. Premium MJ, a shop aimed toward the sale of marijuana accessories...

Counsellor gets national recognition

One Northerner has joined the ranks of the most influential people guiding discussion around mental health in the country. Hiedi Yardley, a “home-grown Northerner” and employee at Northstar Psychological Services in Yellowknife, is being recognized...

After an exhilarating year and a half at the helm of Yellowknifer, editor Randi...

When I first began this project, my goal was to come up with 52 media literacy columns -- a year’s worth of reading. Today’s column -- number 35 -- will be my last. Not because...

Videogame promoting clean environment scrutinized

An electronic Indigenous bird that prevents oil pipelines from causing havoc on the environment is being labelled an act of eco-terrorism. Thunderbird Strike is a video game developed by Elizabeth Lapensee, an Indigenous artist from...

William McDonald and St. Joe’s the big winners in Junior Spike It!

Sweeping the board in terms of banners in a major territorial sporting event is a tough chore. William McDonald School had the chance to do just that in Junior Spike It! over the weekend and...

Council ‘working to navigate’ differences with administration

City council says councillors are working to soothe internal tensions revealed in a major leak of emails from 2014. In a statement issued Monday, council acknowledged that city emails expressing “some perspectives on adversarial council-administration relations...

Polar Bear Swim Club hosts inaugural Polar Pups mini-meet

So about that development thing when it comes to youth sports, it seems it's catching on. The Polar Bear Swim Club gave the youngest portion of its club swimmers a chance to race in a...

Man goes for wings, comes away with funding for TV show

All Jeremy MacDonald wanted to do was go out for chicken wings and a beer. He came away with $3,000 to put towards the production of a television pilot program. Macdonald said he went to...

Temporary sobering centre finds home

The territorial government has found a temporary location for the sobering centre. It’s opening Nov. 1 through April and will be located at the Salvation Army on Franklin Avenue. The Salvation Army will house the...

Luxury hotel on hold

A planned luxury lodge on the Dettah Road may have a hard time accepting reservations this winter. The Skywatch Lodge and Spa was meant to begin booking rooms in January, but has yet to break...

Ten colourful years

Like watercolours on a canvas, the community blended together to show support for the Yellowknife Watercolour Society's 10-year anniversary this weekend. To celebrate, the society organized its ninth-annual art show Saturday inside the Northern...

Yellowknife city hall’s teachable moment

Last week, the public was privy to a peek inside city administration thanks to an email dump totalling more than 700 messages that landed on Yellowknifer's lap. Because municipalities are not currently encompassed under territorial...

Crazy Cookie Lady provides a remedy for anyone ailing from a sweet tooth

Managing a sweet-tooth craving is a traditional part of Halloween. While many of those tasty treats come in the form of chocolate bars or candy corns one Yellowknifer is doing things a little bit differently. Tania...

Two statutory officers appointed

The NWT legislative assembly has confirmed appointments for two commissioner roles. According to a news release, David Phillip Jones will again serve as conflict of interest commissioner and Elizabeth Joy Noonan, a mediator and arbitrator...

Slow and steady in the NWT

Canada's national aboriginal population has grown by 42.5 per cent since 2006 while the NWT's own growth has been just 1.7 per cent over the same period, according to new results from the 2016...

Man faces weapons charges

A Yellowknife man is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief following an altercation between two people Tuesday night in an alley behind 52 St. not...

Passengers describe hellish flight

It was a harrowing flight for about 70 Yellowknife-bound passengers Monday night after an extreme air-rage incident forced their WestJet flight from Calgary to be diverted to Fort McMurray. According to one passenger, a...

Yellowknife city boss emails detail ‘poisoned environment’

Hundreds of leaked emails from city hall reveal a deteriorating relationship between the city's top bureaucrat and city council in 2014. Yellowknifer received more than 700 emails earlier this week belonging to former senior...