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All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Ron Lafond chips onto the green at the 17 th hole during action in the Golf NT qualifier for the Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championship at the Yellowknife Golf Club on Saturday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Ron Lafond, Brad Waugh and Andy Couvrette lock up Canadian golf championship spots

Golf Canada's national championships are in full swing around the country and the NWT will be stepping into the spotlight next month. The only chore was to figure out who would wear the colours and...

Katrina Nokleby to run for MLA in Great Slave

Katrina Nokleby, a Yellowknife engineer, is announcing her intent to run for MLA in the riding of Great Slave, according to a Monday news release. Nokleby has been living and working in the North since...

Two Yellowknife men charged in connection with May shooting downtown

Two Yellowknife men, alleged to have been in the same vicinity as a shooting downtown that sent a 25-year-old man to hospital, have been charged in connection with the late May incident. In the early...

18-month sentence sought for man who committed assault with pie iron

Prosecutors are recommending a one-and-half year jail sentence for a Yellowknife man who left a male victim with life-changing injuries after striking him in the head with a cooking appliance two years ago. Daniel Hache,...

Graham Arts named new principal at J.H. Sissons

In a July 5 news release, Yellowknife Educational District No. 1 is announcing that Graham Arts will be the new principal at J.H Sissons School this coming school year. Arts has worked in the education...

Veterans Monument badly damaged; Yellowknife RCMP, military police investigating

A Yellowknife monument dedicated to Canadian veterans has been badly damaged in an apparent act of vandalism. Bronze figures – commemorating the “men and women who have served Canada in time of Peace and War”...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Former Lois Lane grants rare interview

Editor's note: This story was originally published in Yellowknifer on Feb. 6, 2013 On a Sunday cold enough for Superman's Fortress of Solitude to emerge from the Northern ground, Yellowknifer caught up with Lois Lane...

Brother of Lois Lane actress lays ashes at Frame Lake

Margot Kidder is now at peace.  The famous, Yellowknife-born actress, also known as Margie and Margaret, played Lois Lane in the seventies and eighties-era Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeve. She died in May 2018 at...
Caroline Cochrane, the minister of Education, Culture and Employment, has committed to supporting the Growing Together program for young children and their families in Hay River. NNSL file photo

Lagging school attendance continues

Empty desks in the territory's classrooms are nothing new. Questioning Education Minister Caroline Cochrane in legislature on May 30, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli said that in the NWT, the highest scoring attendance is in...

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...
Sanaa Doherty, left, and her dad, Shaun Doherty, cross the finish line together in the 3-km family fun run portion of the Fun Run/Walk Challenge's second event at Somba K'e Park on June 30. photo courtesy of Cameron Twa

New Yellowknife running series proves popular

If you're a marathoner, you train to be able to run 42.2-km. If you're a recreational runner, you train to be able to run a short race of, say, 5-km. Problem is there aren't that...

UPDATE: Yellowknife woman found safe

RCMP are advising residents that the 35-year-old woman from Yellowknife has been found safe. The RCMP is thanking citizens for their help.

EDITORIAL: NWT should lead the way on plastic

If you’ve ever been concerned about plastics in our rivers, lakes and oceans you might be familiar with the infamous statement by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “By 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh...

Robin Greig is the new YKCF president

The Yellowknife Community Foundation (YKCF) is appointing Robin Greig to the position of president, states a Wednesday news release. Greig is a longtime Yellowknife resident of over 41 years. Born and educated in Ontario, he...

Catch of the Week Contest Week #10

Welcome back to the tenth 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...

Elizabeth May in Yk: Canada needs ‘war cabinet’ to fight climate change

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling for nothing less than a unified national response to climate change akin to the actions taken by Britain against Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Yellowknife residents...

Judge orders minister to review child’s rejection at French school

A Yellowknife family has claimed a significant courtroom victory in an ongoing legal battle to have their son enrolled at the city’s only French first language school after a judge struck down two previous...
Gina Michel, left, head coach of the Western Canada Summer Games girls soccer team, talks with her players during a break in the action in Ventura, California on Wednesday. The girls and boys teams are in California for a training camp, which wraps up on Monday. photo courtesy of Don Stewart

Soccer teams ramp it up in California

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., are little more than a month away and the real preparation is starting to begin. For the soccer teams, that means a southern trip to...

Overdue travellers found safe near Terry Lake after search and rescue operation

Five travellers reported overdue Monday night have been located safe thanks to a joint effort between the Yellowknife RCMP and other local agencies. The group of two men, one woman and two youths were located...

Former cabinet minister Dave Ramsay to run in Frame Lake

Former GNWT cabinet minister Dave Ramsay announced plans Wednesday to contest Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly's seat. Ramsay previously served in the NWT Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2015, where he was Minister of Industry,...

EDITORIAL: Hey Google, where are your standards?

On the internet, fibs abound – there are millions of fake Facebook and Twitter followers, fake clicks and fake reviews, fake algorithms pretending to be people but even the people can be fake –...

Young players take over Tommy Forrest

Tommy Forrest Ball park was once again the site of some more tournament softball action but the players this past weekend were a bit younger than those in the Yk Fastball League. Yk Minor Fastball...

GREENING THE NORTH: Watercycle curbs thirst around town

If you think back to Grade 10 biology the water cycle described the movement of water from the atmosphere, to the ground, followed its travels across continents and down rivers to the ocean where...

Snowking opens his own Old Town visitor’s centre

It's not built on solid ground, but it aims to make waves. Anthony Foliot – otherwise known as the Snowking – has taken the octagon-shaped gift shop that was built into the city's iconic snow...

Bailey House celebrates a decade of making a difference

Inuk Charlie was driving a cab in Yellowknife when health problems suddenly put him out of work. Left without a home, he found a new one at Bailey House. Charlie, who moved out of the transitional...

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is coming to Yk

The leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, is coming to Yellowknife to speak with residents on July 3 and 4. May and the Green Party will be hosting a community town hall...

How would a single-use plastic ban affect Yellowknife?

Walt Humphries is sick of plastics. "I think a lot of it we can do away with,” said the prospector, salvager and artist who often rails against the evils of litter and waste in his...

Canada Day Parade rolls through Yellowknife 

Yellowknifers didn’t let a few dark clouds rain on their parade Monday morning. Big crowds braved the bad weather for the city’s annual Canada Day Parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m. Flag-waving parade-watchers donned...

Yellowknife’s Canada Day activities moved to Multiplex, parade still on

Due to wet and rainy weather, a number of Canada Day activities are being moved indoors to the Multiplex. "There will be live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities taking place in the the Ed...

Rylund Johnson runs for Yellowknife North

Lawyer Rylund Johnson intends to run for MLA of Yellowknife North this fall. Johnson plans to run on five campaign themes: diversifying the economy, reducing harm to vulnerable communities, creating equality of opportunity, promoting Northern...