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All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

UNW meets with members to discuss nurse shortage at Stanton

The Union of Northern Workers met with nurses Wednesday evening to address allegations of poor working conditions revealed earlier this month in a strongly worded letter to the NWT’s Health and Social Services Authority. Several...

Yellowknife family says campsite burgled during birthday celebrations at Fred Henne

A Yellowknife woman says she and her family's campsite was burgled on a birthday camping trip. Michaelis Harrison said it happened to her sometime before Wednesday morning when she discovered that someone had looted her...

Five-year sentence for man convicted of sexually assaulting underage girls

A Yellowknife man who admitted to having sex with three underage girls received a five-year sentence Friday after being convicted of sexual assault earlier this year. Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Desjarlais was 25 when he had sex...
The new Stanton Territorial Hospital plans to open the doors to emergency services on May 26 at 6 a.m. Brett McGarry / NNSL Photo

Lack of nurses delays Stanton Hospital endoscopy service

A shortage of nurses has delayed the return of endoscopy services to Stanton Territorial Hospital, and will force some patients to travel to out-of-town hospitals. Endoscopy services have been unavailable since the new hospital opened...

Recent rash of power outages blamed on animals, lightning and problems at Bluefish hydro...

When the lights cut out before noon a few weeks ago, Mainstreet Donair and Falafel owner Amana Jaber was preparing for the lunch rush. The outage, however, meant the restaurant had to close: many customers...

EDITORIAL: Downtown booze problem can’t be legislated away

This week, the mayor and council talked about the North's drinking problem. Citing a study from the University of Victoria's Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), that looked at alcohol laws in Canada, Mayor...

FISHIN’ TECHNICIAN FLASHBACK: Sinkholes and tarantulas

Technician recalls: From March 14, 2003. This was one of the strangest experiences of my life – visiting the southwest United States during the era of George W. Bush, right before the invasion of...

Mountie receives Police Partnership Award 

Sgt. Todd Scaplen, a veteran RCMP officer who has served residents in Behchoko, Inuvik, Hay River and Yellowknife, was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Police...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Thoughts on a baffling idiom

“There is more then one way to skin a cat.” This is one of those baffling English expressions that a lot of people use but no one seems sure about. Why you would want to...

Robert Hawkins to run for MLA in Kam Lake

A previous version of this story had an incorrect quote regarding the location of Apex Property Management and Pest Control Robert Hawkins, with 12 years experience as MLA in Yellowknife Centre and three years experience...

Ex-gang leader shares story of resilience, redemption at NWT schools 

Lying beaten and badly injured on a hotel room floor – his leg fractured and his hand shattered after being attacked and left for dead by members of his own criminal gang – Michael...

A look at Yellowknife’s lesser-known police force 

If you’re a Yellowknifer who often drives or walks around the city, you’ve likely spotted an eye-catching addition to the capital’s roadways in recent months. With a red and white paint job and “police” scrawled...

Catch of the Week Contest Week #9

Welcome back to the ninth 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...

Walk-in service added at Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic

Starting July 2, walk-in service will be provided at Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority announced Wednesday afternoon. Clients can continue to make same-day appointments by phone on a...

Adorable video shows litter of foxes in Yk

As the weather warms and fox kits come out of their dens, run-ins with people often become inevitable, but trying to get in close to feed them or snap a photo could come with...

FOOD BANK JOURNAL: Even volunteering a little helps a lot

It’s a pretty common scene in Yellowknife: you meet someone new and get to chatting. At some point in the conversation you learn that your new friend volunteers for Folk on the Rocks, sits...

No, seniors in Yellowknife aren’t facing a rash of attacks

While testing a Google-powered ad program on NNSL Media’s website last week, staff stumbled on an alarming advert disguised as a legitimate news story - one that illustrates how fake news permeates beyond political...

Missing 17-year-old found safe: RCMP

The 17-year-old male who went missing June 23 has been found safe, according to a Tuesday news brief from RCMP. The RCMP thanks the citizens of Yellowknife for their assistance.

Missing Behchoko woman, 23, located safe

Twenty-three-year-old Daphne Apples, also known as Daphne Mantla, has been located safe after being reported missing to RCMP. Police thanked residents in Behchoko and Yellowknife for their assistance in a news release Tuesday, shortly after...

Union will meet with Stanton nurses who sounded alarm over staffing levels

The Union of Northern Workers will meet with nurses Wednesday evening to address allegations of poor working conditions revealed earlier this month in a strongly worded letter to the NWT's Health and Social Services...

Fort McPherson man gets 3 years for manslaughter

A 32-year-old Fort McPherson man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year received a three-year sentence last week. Darcy Brian Nerysoo pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Davey Stewart, 32, in April.  Nerysoo...

Yellowknife man charged with robbing the same store twice

A Yellowknife man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies at the same city convenience store. Joanasie Qumuaqtuq, 20, faces a slew of charges after Yellowknife RCMP say he robbed the Circle K...

Citizenship ceremony welcomes 68 new Canadians in Yk

Sixty-eight new Canadians sang the anthem as citizens for the first time in a downtown conference room on June 20. For the new citizens, it was the end of cross-continental journeys from 26 countries, years...

A different approach to liquor laws: debate at city council

City council entered a fulsome debate Monday on the possibility of restricting liquor store hours in Yellowknife to reduce alcohol-related harm. "It's been raised in discussion when we talk about the downtown about moving the...
Alanna Pellerin puts the ball into play during the minor ball portion of Family Day at the Ballpark at Tommy Forrest Ball Park on June 19. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Family Day at the Ballpark returns for another go-round

By all accounts, softball is alive and well in Yellowknife and one of the big reasons why it's in good shape happened last week at Tommy Forrest Ball Park. The annual Family Day at the...

Former museum director carries Northern ethics in heritage field

Robert Janes has developed a distinguished career in museum studies and the heritage field within Canada, but the approach to his work and the ethics he carries to this day are very much rooted...

Protecting cultural heritage

As climate change threatens communities and historic sites on the Arctic coast, a researcher is using maps to work with communities to identify what should be saved. “There are all kinds of impacts taking place,”...
Recent graduate John Noksana is escorted to the graduation stage by his sister Joce, left, and his mom Glenna during Mangilaluk School’s 2019 graduation ceremony in Tuktoyaktuk on June 20. Noksana was one of the 21 students who received their high school diplomas that day, which made them the largest graduating class in the school’s history. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

AROUND THE NORTH: Mangilaluk School welcomes largest graduating class

Tuktoyaktuk A graduation ceremony for the largest graduating class in the history of Tuktoyaktuk's Mangilaluk School was hosted on June 20. There were a total of 21 students in this year's graduating class, which consisted of...
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Back to the North

Friends, as with many other students I am now back home from the South, this my fourth year of Indigenous PhD Studies. Working with the community presents a special set of circumstances and issues one...

Battle of the McLeods

It probably goes without saying that politics is often a balancing act where politicians must, from time to time, mitigate their personal and emotional ties to issues for the greater good of their constituents. That...