Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Baby Friendly Initiative to help young mothers with infant feeding

New mothers sometimes lack the support or proper information when it comes to feeding their newborns. An international certification course introduced to the Aurora College Bachelor of  Science in Nursing (BSN) program this school...

NWT’s first rare earths mine one step closer

This year will likely see another step forward for NWT's mineral resource sector after the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board approved the transfer of land use permits and a water licence for the...

Yellowknife artist selected for Indigenous filmmakers course

Miranda Currie knows a thing or two about resilience. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2011, the Yellowknife artist’s life was changed forever. Depressed, facing a long and complicated recovery, Currie found comfort in creating...

Still no sign of missing Yk woman as police seek dash cam, security footage

Police in Yellowknife are renewing their plea for the public’s help in locating missing 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic. https://youtu.be/0PN1tmJq6No Petrovic was last seen leaving her 53 Street apartment towards Franklin Avenue on Boxing Day - Thursday, Dec....
Annie King, right, was part of Team Canada at the Women's World U-18 Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, earlier this month. She posed for this photo prior to the start of the tournament with teammate Ashley Messier. photo courtesy of Lori-Ann King

Annie King settles for silver at Women’s World U-18 Hockey Championship

Team Canada lost just one game at the Women's World U-18 Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. Problem was it was the one game they didn't want to lose. The Canadians dropped the gold medal game on...
Some members of the Yk Skating Club got the chance to rub shoulders with Tessa Virtue on Sunday at the Multiplex during a practice. In the photo are, front row from left, Tessa Virtue, Janica Silviero, Julia Reid, Myah Harris, Natalie Power, Peyton Koe, Jariah Silviero, Courtney Dalton and coach Lisette Kaip; back row from left, Emily Hazenberg, coach Brenda Dalton, Victoria Hamm, Niobe Clinton, Keira Clinton and coach Tara Kaip. photo courtesy of Tara Kaip

Tessa Virtue drops in on Yk Skating Club

You had to know the Yk Skating Club would do what it could to get one of the greatest figure skaters of all time to drop in for a visit. And that's exactly what Tessa...

Cabbie convicted of assaulting fare loses bid to get back on the road

A former Yellowknife cab driver stripped of his chauffeur’s permit after being convicted of assaulting a teenage passenger has lost his bid to get back on the road. City of Yellowknife council members unanimously moved...

Editorial: From change to action

The issue: The year that was What we say: Lots of questions for 2020 Not to sound clichéd but if we're looking back at the year that's been, 2019 had all the hallmarks of what people...

Yellowknife’s Walt Humphries exhibit a peek into outlier art

Alien visitations. Post-apocalyptic riots. Prospecting. Artist and prospector Walt Humphries’ work runs the gamut. “I get bored easily,” he said, explaining he aims to challenge himself with new ideas while depicting daily observations. His exhibit at...

Dominion looks to expand Ekati exploration

Dominion Diamond Mines is pushing to expand exploration east of Ekati Diamond Mine, according to its Dec. 24 application to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.  If successful,the application would amend Dominion’s permissions, allowing...

De Beers plans Gahcho Kue exploration

De Beers is moving to expand exploration at its Gahcho Kue diamond mine. In a Dec. 31 submission to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, the miner indicated it would be exploring 11 targets...

‘We love you Sladjana:’ Friends, MLA, make public appeal in search for missing woman

Friends of Sladjana Petrovic, last seen in the downtown area on Boxing Day, joined Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green at a news conference Friday, where they made a public appeal in the hopes of...

Axel Akkak, Stanton’s first baby of the 2020s

The Northwest Territories has delivered its first baby of the 2020s. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority confirmed in an email on Friday that Axel Akkak, was born in Stanton Territorial Hospital at...

Friends of missing Yellowknife woman launch poster campaign

Sixty-year-old Sladjana Petrovic has been missing for more than a week. A small group of Yellowknifers are doing everything they can to find their “quiet and gentle” friend. Valerie Braden, a longtime resident who befriended Serbian-speaking...

BREAKING: MLA Julie Green to hold 1 p.m. news conference on missing Yellowknife woman

Julie Green, MLA for Yellowknife Centre will be hosting a news conference this afternoon to update the public and appeal for assistance in locating Sladjana Petrovic. The conference will be held at the PSAV room...

Northern affairs minister to travel to Yellowknife

New Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal is to scheduled to visit Yellowknife on Jan. 14 and 15 as part of his first trip North. Brian Kaufmann, chief of staff with Minister Vandal’s office, confirmed the...

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Dettah ice crossing to open next week

The ice crossing to Dettah should be open by late next week. Jennifer Lukas, a Department of Infrastructure spokesperson, said that according to measurements taken Thursday, the ice was thick enough to begin construction on...

Vehicle accident snarls traffic near Yellowknife airport

A motor vehicle accident snarled traffic near the Yellowknife Airport Wednesday morning. A single vehicle was towed away from the site of the apparent accident, near the Fred Henne day use area entrance on Highway...

Search for missing woman, 60, continues in Yellowknife

Police in Yellowknife are again issuing a public appeal in the hopes of locating a missing 60-year-old woman last seen on Boxing Day. Sladjana Petrovic was last seen in the downtown area on Thursday, Dec....

Yellowknifers win $10,000 on Family Feud Canada

Yellowknife's Hernandez Family won $10,000 on Family Feud Canada Monday evening. Watching themselves on television with packed room of supporters in the Top Knight, Aaron “Godson” Hernandez and his family — Anneluzelia, Melissa, Noel, and...

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Yellowknife

Nothing passes a decade quite like a night out in Yellowknife.  This year residents have their pick of live entertainment and fireworks, festive dinners and all-night parties to ring in the new roaring twenties.  Frame Lake...

Former Stanton building on pace to house long-term care by 2022: health authority

The old Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, which the territorial government now calls Legacy Stanton, is on pace to begin providing long-term care to patients by 2022, the territory’s health authority says. The former hospital...

Police seek public’s help in locating missing woman, 60

Police in Yellowknife are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 60-year-old woman last seen on Boxing Day. Sladjana Petrovic was reported missing on Dec. 27, states a news release from Yellowknife RCMP...

Googly eyes serve as safety lesson for school board

A group of Yellowknife students understands the importance of driving home the experience of compromised awareness on the road. Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) demonstrated the use of Fatal Vision Goggles for the...

Notes from the trail: Raise price on plastic bags

It is time for all retail stores in Yellowknife, and across Canada, to increase the cost of plastic bags from 25 cents to 50. This needs to happen immediately. And if consumer habits do not...

A pretty good flow or very, very slow: mixed reaction to holiday sales downtown

Businesses in Yellowknife's downtown appear to have mixed reactions on how busy it was during the holiday season.  At the Yk Centre, Cassandra Bernardo, a salesperson with For Men’s Only, the city’s main men’s clothing...

City probes two-vehicle accident on Ingraham Trail following fire at Prelude Lake

The City of Yellowknife is investigating a two-vehicle accident on the Ingraham Trail, Tuesday when they slid off the highway after reportedly encountering fresh ice on the road. The accident occurred about nine hours after...

Christmas Day break and enter in Yellowknife

Police are asking for the public's assistance after a suspect pulled a Grinch act and stole a large amount of cash from a house in Yellowknife on Dec. 25. Around 6:15 p.m. on Christmas Day,...

Salvation Army exceeds holiday fundraising goal

The Salvation Army is hoping it can help provide a merry Christmas for Yellowknifers in need after it exceeded its holiday fundraising goal. It aimed to raise $42,000 but actually raised more than $43,000, as...