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Mental health phone-in service rolls out next week

The Government of the Northwest Territories is touting a new phone-in mental health service to be rolled-out next Monday. Announced on Wednesday (Jan. 15) at the legislative assembly, the national non-profit Strongest Families will provide...

GNWT resists proposed pay hike for territorial judges 

Compared to their provincial and territorial counterparts, judges in the NWT are among the highest paid in Canada. They’re pushing to keep it that way. Along with proposed tweaks to benefits plans, territorial judges, who earned...

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Yk council debates flying national flags

Rommel Silverio, believed to be the city's first city councillor of Filipino heritage, pushed back against fellow councillors Monday after they advised the city to stop raising foreign national flags. Mayor Rebecca Alty raised the...

NWT to send firefighters to Australia

Four NWT firefighting staff will be bound for Australia on Thursday and Friday from Vancouver. While they are firefighters, they won't be on the front lines. The four will instead be assisting with overhead management...

Researcher explores history of canoeing

With her new book, Jess Dunkin aims to complicate canoeing. In Canoe and Canvas: Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association,1880-1910, she tells the history of an organization that had a large impact...

Community minded student vies for $100K scholarship

There's nothing like a potentially life-changing trip south in January to beat the winter blahs and focus the mind. But rather than going to Mexico for an adventure, Adithi Balaji is flying to Toronto for...

Making, baking and taking items to customers

Uninformed observers can be forgiven for assuming that the woman who runs around Yellowknife selling knitted clothing and baked goods deserves the rest of retirement. In fact, Donna McLeod retired from a career in finance...

NWT chamber gives realistic assessment of Facebook biz survey

The NWT Chamber of Commerce offered a reality check after reviewing a recent business survey posted on social media. An informal survey posted on Jan. 6 to the Official Yellowknife Classifieds and Network Group on...

YKDFN embarks on community housing ownership strategy

With a new year comes a clear view from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) of its plan to assume total control over its housing system. The First Nation aims to manage all aspects of...

2020 Long John Jamboree dates, plans uncertain

The Long John Jamboree is entering its ninth year, but when - or if - it actually takes place this year remains a mystery.  Garett Cochrane, acting president with the jamboree, stated via Facebook that...

Editorial: Hospital problems are a credibility problem

The issue: Issues with new hospital We say: Fix them fast The arrival of Stanton Territorial Hospital in 2019 was eagerly anticipated by medical professionals and the general public alike. Yellowknife's very first Stanton Hospital was built...

Union ‘hopeful’ new contract for Yk city workers will come this year

The combined Public Service Alliance of Canada and Union of Northern Workers bargaining team is still in the midst of reaching a new collective agreement with the City of Yellowknife as the two parties...

Dettah Ice Road opens

The Dettah Ice Road has opened. Vehicles weighing up to 5,000 kilograms now the have the green light to use the key wintertime connection between Yellowknife and Dettah, the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure announced in...

Christmas bird count sees Great Grey Owl, low willow ptarmigan numbers

The 46th annual Ecology North Christmas Bird Count saw many old flying friends and a few new species as hobbyists and amateurs hit the city on Dec. 29. Bob Bromley, who oversaw the event and...

Extreme cold warnings across NWT including Yellowknife

Wind chill factors driving the temperature as low as 55 degrees below zero have triggered extreme cold warnings for some areas in the southern Northwest Territories including Yellowknife. Warnings were also issued for the Fort...

‘We’ll pursue every lead to find Sladjana:’ Few clues in search for missing Yk...

Police in Yellowknife are continuing to investigate the disappearance of 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic, last seen on Boxing Day. Ground Search and Rescue members ended a five-day probe of the downtown area today, but the missing...

GNWT praises Cheetah as lone rare earths project advances

The Government of the Northwest Territories expressed support for the advancing Cheetah Resources Nechalacho project at Thor Lake - the NWT's first and only rare earths elements project. On Dec. 19, the Australian-based company sent...

Tales from the Dump: A cocoon of seven blankets at Stanton hospital

Well here it is 2020. That has a nice symmetry and a certain ring to it. Now it is time to get down to work. As some of you may know, in December during the...
North of Yellowknife lies the four most promising sites for drilling and resource development for TerraX named Homer, Barney, Sam Otto and Crestaurum. Courtesy of TerraX

TerraX gears up for winter drilling north of Yellowknife

TerraX Minerals Inc. is preparing for its winter drilling program just north of Yellowknife. The creation of ice roads is currently underway on and around Vee Lake and Walsh Lake, which are located about a...

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Mountie who pointed gun at woman mistaken for suspect followed protocol: RCMP

A Mountie who pointed a gun at a woman mistaken for a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation acted by the book and followed “risk assessment” protocol, say Yellowknife RCMP. CBC North reported Tuesday that...

Three-year sentence for man who led police on volatile manhunt

A Yellowknife man who led police on a days-long manhunt, ending with him ramming a truck into multiple RCMP vehicles during a violent takedown, has been sentenced to three years behind bars. Garry Taylor, 39,...

Evictions continue to climb, contributing to homelessness

Eviction orders have climbed steadily over the last decade according to the Rental Officer’s annual report tabled in the Legislative Assembly Dec. 10. There were 217 eviction orders in the report’s time frame of April...

Yellowknife firefighters respond to vehicle blaze

A vehicle was left damaged by an apparent fire in Yellowknife Wednesday morning. Yellowknife Fire Department (YKFD) responded to a 50A Avenue residence around 8:15 a.m., where a parked SUV had apparently burst into flames. Firefighters...

Retired architect gets granular with beadwork

Beadwork was an escape for Delia Cepoi. Threading the pieces together and creating small works of art was a creative outlet for Cepoi, a former architect, when she was bogged down at her job 15...

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Dead North Film Festival doubles down as film school for year 8

Eight years, and some 230 blood-soaked short horror movies later, Dead North Film Festival is a “film factory.” That’s how Jay Bulckaert describes the festival as it aims to expand its educational opportunities and expand...
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

Stanton boss to leave job at hospital

Kim Riles is leaving her position as the NWT Health and Social Services Authority’s (NTHSSA) chief operating officer at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Riles, who assumed Stanton’s job top in August 2018, will be transferring back...

Yellowknife tattoo artist loses $4,000 worth of equipment

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained a misspelling of Trevor Pelletier's name. NNSL Media apologizes for the error. Tattoo artist Trevor Pelletier was away for the holidays when he lost his livelihood. In early...