Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Darts Association wraps up zone playdowns ahead of territorial championships

While we know several players from Yellowknife are advancing to the NWT Darts Championships in March, we still don't know how many. The Yellowknife Darts Association held its fourth and final round of zone playdowns...

Updated: Missing man found

Yellowknife RCMP have located Arthur Nitsiza, 28, who was reported missing on Jan. 25, according to a news release Friday night.    

‘A lot of blood:’ child witness recounts night of alleged attack in Mantla murder...

The daughter of a woman who survived an alleged attack from the man accused of murdering her mother's boyfriend told court Friday she remembers waking to screams from her mother before finding her laying...

Preserving heritage one signature at a time

A Yellowknife bistro is leaving its signature on the food industry. Bullocks Bistro in Old Town may be well known for its fish and chips but one of the biggest staples according to current owner...

Two vehicle accident closes traffic in downtown Yk

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and 48 St. temporarily shut down traffic on a downtown block Thursday night. Emergency response crews attended the scene around 8:20 p.m., where three occupants, appearing...

It takes an army to build a snow castle

Greetings from the peaceful sunny frozen shores of Great Slave lake. Our 23rd snow castle begins to take shape as we are almost half way through our build season for the Snowking's Winter Festival. I count...

Time to stop cracking up over thin ice

"Oops. There goes another one!" Perhaps we should broadcast that jingle, all over town, whenever someone breaks through the ice in or around town. It doesn’t matter if they are walking, riding a snowmobile...

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Federal funding for military families The Military Family Services Program will receive $6 million annually from National Defence in a bid to boost support for military families across Canada. The move is part on of a...

‘The North is going to benefit’

“At some point, instead of sitting there and criticizing why we’re down here, I think someone needs to follow us around and see what’s going on here,” said Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally...

Digger goes through ice while cleaning up sewage spill

In its haste to clean up a massive sewage spill in Kam Lake, an excavator operated by a Yellowknife contractor plunged through the ice. There were no injuries when the backhoe went through the ice...

Bridging the dental insurance gap, one free cleaning at a time

With the launch of a two-day offering of free dental care for uninsured Northerners, dentist Dr. Nittan Gohil says he hopes to fill a gap – and not of the tooth variety. “We've sort of...

A bad smell at city hall

The good thing about living in a city with a long, cold winter is that poop freezes and doesn't smell. There is always hope that it won't smell in the spring. This month's poetry in...

Inquiry a window into the suffering of families who’ve lost loved ones

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls spent three days in Yellowknife offering Canadians as front row seat to hear heartbreaking testimony from people in the territory who have lost...

Families speak about lack of resources at MMIWG inquiry

Kathy Meyer counts the years in Christmases. Eight have passed since her daughter Angela went missing. Angela was 22 years old. “She was a very loving girl,” her mother, Kathy said Tuesday, then quickly corrected herself....

Governments can act on recommendations now: Commissioner

Hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Yellowknife continued Tuesday with more tearful testimony from loved ones of lost women and girls, and survivors of violence. The day...

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GNWT ripped by biz group for red tape The 2018 Red Tape Report Card reveals solid progress by several governments in the fight against excessive government regulation, needless paperwork, and redundant rules, stated a news release this week. However, the NWT...

Promising signs at Ptarmigan Mine

TerraX Minerals Inc. fell short of its $10 million exploration goal, but there are promising signs at the old Ptarmigan Mine site, recently purchased by the company. “Through ... sampling we've been able to determine...

The AWG rosters are set

And with that, the 2018 Arctic Winter Games trials are over. The second batch of territorial trials wrapped up this past Saturday with nine more sports finalizing their rosters for the big show in March...

Missing and murdered hearings begin in Yk

"For Indigenous women and girls," said Qajaq Robinson, "Canada is not the safe haven it asserts itself to be." The commissioner's eyes filled with tears as she spoke before a crowd of more than 100...

News briefs: Arts groups get funding boost

Three Yellowknife-based arts organizations have received $727,000 in federal funding, NWT MP Michael McLeod announced Monday. The Northern Arts and Culture Centre will receive $570,000 over three years to support its performing arts series and...

City to launch inquiry into misconduct at bylaw division

The city will launch an official inquiry into workplace misconduct in the Municipal Enforcement Division. City council voted unanimously in favour of a motion Monday put forward by deputy mayor Adrian Bell. It calls for...

Federal beer tax hike can take a hike, bar owner says

A Yellowknife bar owner says a looming spike in a federal beer tax will force alcohol-serving businesses to hike their prices, hurting consumers in the long run. “The way these taxes are designed, it's always...

City must lead the way on mall revitalization

Just because you build it, doesn't mean people will come. Or shop. The latest nails in the coffin of Centre Square Mall were made public last week ("Councillor calls for change at mall," Jan. 19),...

Nod to nostalgia takes flight

Take one Kickstarter campaign, add $53,000 and 140,000 LEGO pieces and what do you get? Two hundred custom LEGO airplane replicas – and a dream come true for Mikey McBryan. “It's completely sold out ...which (realizes)...

Unlicensed tattoo artist triggers warning from chief public health officer

A complaint last Friday made to the Environmental Health office describes a rogue tattoo artist who may be using unsanitary needles, putting the public at risk. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Andre Corriveau said upon...

Yellowknifers weigh in on new parking app

Launched in early January, the city's new pay-by-phone parking app is being touted as a quick and easy alternative that saves time and, through ticket avoidance, money. But with a tied-in surcharge and limited...

Editorial: Old hospital gets new life

The Issue: Aging population We Say: Respect our elders Canada will soon be known as the Great White North not for the snow but for the amount of grey hair seen on its residents. The population as a whole is...

Chief commissioner will not attend Yellowknife MMIWG hearings

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will not be present at hearings in Yellowknife next week. The inquiry announced this week commissioners Qajaq Robinson, Michele Audette...

Deputy Mayor calls for change at Yk Centre Square Mall

As a former tenant at the Centre Square Mall, deputy mayor Adrian Bell has seen many stores come and go – but he's finally had enough. With the recent announcement of closures made by retailers Bootlegger...

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More folks lace up for Walk to Tuk The 2018 Walk to Tuk will see an 19 per cent increase in participants over last year, say organizers. More than 4,380 people on 324 teams from 30 communities had registered for...