Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Wednesday briefs

Power restored in "reasonable" time It was lights out for residents after a power outage rolled through the city Monday afternoon. Yellowknifers were without power for nearly half an hour following a sensor failure at Snare...

Loving the land through a lens

Proud proclamations of Northerner's affinity for the Northwest Territories aren't hard to find. The word "spectacular" sprawls across the territory's signature licence plate; the City dubs Yellowknife the "capital of cool;"and brave pun-purveyors occasionally don...

City council hears public feedback on budget draft

Reduce poverty, study the potential for a Northern university, and build a mountain bike park. These are a few of the projects some Yellowknifers hope will get funding out of the 2018 city budget. There weren't...

De Beers hosts lunch for high school girls interested in STEM

Olivia Laureijs shrugs off the notion that a male-dominated industry is one to shy away from. “I want something that challenges me and I think that if you want to be great, you have to...

Concerned parents shed light on “problem” intersection

Concerned parents are sounding the alarm over a busy school-zone intersection in the Frame Lake-South area after reports of near-collisions between motorists and pedestrians. Sharon Dywer, the mother of a kindergarten student at N.J. Macpherson...

New restaurant in old Coyotes won’t open this year

Yellowknifers anxious to know exactly what is going into the old Coyotes building uptown will have to wait a little while longer. Mark Henry, whose family built the establishment and still owns the building...

Wolfpack senior girls outfit claims victory at Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival

Defending a title is always tough. Just ask anyone who's ever done it. The Yellowknife Wolfpack's senior girls outfit had that chore at the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival this past weekend in Calgary and...

Sir John Franklin and St. Pat’s renew the battle in Wade Hamer Challenge Cup

It's inevitable and also a sucker's bet that Sir John Franklin and St. Pat's will meet somewhere down the line in a scholastic sports event of some kind when the banner is on the...

Tribute paid to industry leaders at MAX Awards

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines paid tribute to leaders in mining and exploration at the inaugural Mining and Exploration (MAX) Awards last week. The ceremony recognized people and companies who demonstrated responsible...

Seniors’ society wants new government approach to elders

The NWT Seniors’ Society and the territorial minister aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on how to tackle issues affecting the aging population. The society is lobbying the territorial government to come up with an all-encompassing NWT seniors’...

Court briefs: Man guilty of sexual interference with foot

A man is to be sentenced on Jan. 22 after being found guilty of sexual interference on an 11-year-old girl by using his foot. A 34-year-old man was convicted in territorial court Thursday by judge...

Yk1, education department opt to replace J.H. Sissons

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) and the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) have agreed to look at designs for a new school at J.H. Sissons, following a meeting with architects last...

Friday sports briefs

Let the battle commence The biggest annual sporting event in the city will write its latest, greatest chapter this week at the Multiplex. The Wade Hamer Challenge Cup, which pits Sir John Franklin against St. Pat's...

Team NWT starts playoff phase at Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

Two years ago, Jamie Koe came within an eyelash of skipping the NWT to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship title. This year, he's back and determined to lead his rink to victory. The latest edition of...

Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees roar to victory in Victoria

Seems the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees have that AA thing down pretty good. The team has itself some new neckware thanks to their win at the Juan de Fuca Tier 2 Tournament in Victoria on Sunday....

Yellowknife snowfall smashes record

Yellowknife has been hit with a record snowfall. A unusual wallop dumped 24.2 centimetres of fluffy white stuff on the city, piling powder on cars and sidewalks in a large deposit that far exceeded seasonal...

Payette’s first mission to NWT

Canada’s newest Governor General, Julie Payette, arrived to a flurry of snow and handshakes Tuesday morning as she stepped off the tarmac in Yellowknife for her first official visit to the Northwest Territories in...

Federal ministers hold talks in Yellowknife

A pair of federal ministers held talks with several regional representatives during a stop in Yellowknife Tuesday afternoon. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was joined by Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi...

Michael Gilday set to return to broadcast booth for 2018 Winter Olympics

Michael Gilday is going back to the Olympics. That opening line would be enough to get tongues wagging here in town but no, he's not making a comeback. Gilday will be going to the 2018 Winter...

Polar Bear Swim Club roars in Whitehorse at Ryan Downing Memorial Meet

This could be the season that the Polar Bear Swim Club gets a good look at who's coming through the system. Judging by the latest spate of results, it would appear the system is churning...

A change of scenery was nice … for a change

Whenever there's a big sporting event involving gymnasiums in Yellowknife, there's a good chance you'll see the finals held at St. Pat's and Weledeh Gymnasiums. After all, it's a large venue when you combine both...

Salvation Army gets busy with two charity campaigns

Counc. Julian Morse makes a donation to the Salvation Army's Kettle Fundraising Campaign before shaking hands with Byron Hardy, co-executive director of the Yellowknife Salvation Army while his wife Darlene Hardy, Salvation Army co-executive...

Update: Missing teen found

UPDATE: Missing teen located, RCMP stated Wednesday morning. Yellowknife RCMP is seeking help from the public as they look for a missing teenage female who may be out on our streets without a coat. Caitlin Olsen,...

Aging like a fine … oil

An up-scale product is taking over the Yellowknife food market. The Aurora & Inukshuks olive oil company, created by Mark Bach is aimed toward people who enjoy the flavour of assorted olive oils. The inspiration came...

Pantomime premieres next week

An old British tradition is making a return to Yellowknife. The Parcel of Rouges theatre production group is encouraging the community to attend this year's pantomime adaptation of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs taking...

Down and out could work up a sweat

A healthy body can help lead to a healthy mind. With that credo, the executive director of the Salvation Army is appealing to the generosity of Yellowknifers to help him set up fitness room...

City caterer courts Governor General’s taste buds

A catering business that specializes in exotic spices and gourmet dishes has landed a special client. Flavour Trader, a city shop that invites patrons on a "taste bud journey," will be serving newly-appointed Gov. Gen....

Medical emergency at Remembrance Day ceremony

A Yellowknife man is stable in hospital following a medical emergency. The episode occurred Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day observation at St. Patrick High School. Don Asher, second vice-president of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch...

Inaugural mineral industry awards in Yellowknife next week

The first-ever MAX Awards will recognize excellence in Northwest Territories mining and exploration on Thursday Nov. 16. The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines-hosted gala will hand out awards to worthy recipients who have made...

Canada’s new Governor General to visit Yellowknife

Canada's newly-appointed Governor General is heading North. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette will make a stop in Yellowknife as a part of a her first official visit to the Northwest Territories. Payette, who...