Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Chief commissioner will not attend Yellowknife MMIWG hearings

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will not be present at hearings in Yellowknife next week. The inquiry announced this week commissioners Qajaq Robinson, Michele Audette...

Deputy Mayor calls for change at Yk Centre Square Mall

As a former tenant at the Centre Square Mall, deputy mayor Adrian Bell has seen many stores come and go – but he's finally had enough. With the recent announcement of closures made by retailers Bootlegger...

News briefs

More folks lace up for Walk to Tuk The 2018 Walk to Tuk will see an 19 per cent increase in participants over last year, say organizers. More than 4,380 people on 324 teams from 30 communities had registered for...

City shuts off cameras after allegations about bylaw manager

The city temporarily switched off its security cameras Thursday following allegations in the press this week that the head of bylaw enforcement used them to look at women attending city facilities. “Recent media coverage concerning...

Man convicted in drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty sentenced

A Yellowknife man convicted in the drunk driving death of Karen Lafferty will spend another 18.5 months behind bars following a sentencing decision in NWT Supreme Court Joshua Moore, 29, received two and a half...

No timetable set to resume chemo program in Yk

Waking up in the morning is hard enough for anyone with stage-four lung cancer – but what is even tougher now for Christine Marlowe is getting up at 4 a.m and catching a flight...

Yk man makes an organic meat voyage

A local contractor has returned after a quest to find quality organic food and deliver it to 60 residents. Wade Friesen packed up his car and set out Jan. 9 at 6 a.m. for Edmonton,...

Court briefs

Family grieves for Karen Lafferty A Yellowknife woman killed in a drunk driving accident on May Long weekend was remembered as kind and ambitious during a sentencing hearing Friday for Joshua Moore, the man convicted in her death. Family members of Karen...

Bylaw manager still has access to cameras: city boss

Doug Gillard, the embattled manager of municipal enforcement, still has access to closed circuit cameras of city facilities, according to senior administrative officer Sheila Bassi-Kellett. Gillard has been accused by two former bylaw officers of...

Yellowknife city hall’s day of reckoning

To date, Yellowknifer has spoken to 10 former municipal enforcement officers who say their workplace was a toxic environment under manager Doug Gillard. A fully staffed MED department consists of eight officers – six constables...

Yellowknifer correction

There was an error in the photo feature in last Wednesday's Yellowknifer ("A day at the Fieldhouse," Jan. 10). Don Stewart was mis-indentified. He was the organizer of New Year's Kick Off soccer tournament. Joe...
Wilson Elliot, in white, seen during the Judo Canada Elite Nationals in January 2018, is the first medalist from the North as he won bronze in the boys 81-plus kg weight class at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Wednesday. photo courtesy of Judo Canada

Wilson Elliot scores second place finish at Judo Canada Elite Nationals

You know you've hit the big time when you are attending invite-only sporting events. Given that chance in Montreal this past weekend, Wilson Elliot showed everyone why he is the real deal. The young Yellowknife judoka...

Season one of Junior NBA comes to a close in Yellowknife

Whenever a new program starts out, there's always anxiety about how it's going to go. Basketball NWT had that feeling about the Junior NBA program in its inaugural season in Yellowknife but it ended up...

Update: Missing woman found

Yellowknife RCMP have located 35-year-old Jolene Algona, who had been reported missing. Police thanked the public and media for their assistance in a release Monday evening.

UPDATE : Kam Lake Road reopened following Monday sewage spill

All City of Yellowknife Public Works Crews were called to a scene 8:30 a.m. Monday following a burst pipe at 8:30 on Kam Lake Road. In a tweet Tuesday morning, the City of Yellowknife stated the...

Yk bylaw boss under fire

A number of former bylaw officers are making allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying against the manager of the Municipal Enforcement Division. In sworn testimonies made to a lawyer in 2014 and interviews with News/North,...

Deline man who sexually assaulted sleeping victim sentenced

A Deline man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during a 2016 break and enter was handed a 2 year, 8 month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Friday. Calling the incident a “profound” violation...

MLA backs out of costly mining trip

Another MLA has backed out of a high-profile mining conference taking place in Vancouver later this month that’s expected to cost the GNWT well over $200,000 to attend. Kieron Testart, who represents Kam Lake, announced...

Minimum wage hike “nowhere near adequate,” say advocates

A number of advocacy groups call a hike to the NWT’s minimum wage a step in the right direction, but they agree it’s still well below what residents need to make ends meet. Education, Culture...

The Sundogs as the new Wolfpack? Sure, I can see it

So we have a new soccer tournament to call our own in town known as the New Year's Kick-Off. New in the sense that it's the inaugural edition and if the Yellowknife Bay Soccer...

GNWT climate projects get boost from feds

The GWNT’s plan to prepare for climate change will be getting a boost from the federal government. The territorial government, from 2017 to 2019, will see $1.7 million funneled into 13 climate change adaptation projects...

Estimated price tag for 2018 Vancouver mining trip more than $200,000

Cabinet members – with the exception of one minister – and a contingent of GNWT staff, MLAs and Indigenous representatives are again heading to a Vancouver mining conference that last year drew the ire...

NWT minimum wage rising to $13.46 an hour

Minimum wage in the Northwest Territories is about to go up. Employees earning minimum wage will receive $13.46 an hour starting April 1. That’s up from the current $12.50 per hour, which was set in 2015. Education,...

NWT’s aging population a ‘wake up call,’ says expert

New projections for the Northwest Territories' aging population are a stark illustration of what the health care system could face in the coming years, the head of a non-profit senior advocacy groups says. "It is...

A New Year’s goal: accessible city for all

So think for a minute about how you dealt with last weekend's heavy snowfall. Perhaps you had to brush your car off before heading off to the grocery store, or to the rink with your...

Suspect still loose after robbing store at gunpoint

Hoa Pham says she has had more than a few unsettling encounters in her 13 years working as a store clerk at the downtown Reddi Mart but last week was the first time she...

‘No one stopped to help me’

An ordinary commute downtown quickly turned to panic for a mother and her young daughter after an intruder inexplicably opened their van passenger door and sat down while stopped at a traffic light Friday...

Hay River murder suspects make first court appearance

Bail hearings for a trio charged in the murder of a Hay River man were adjourned at the request of the defence Monday morning. James George Thomas, 25, Levi Cayen, 20 and Sasha Cayen, 25...

Yellowknife to Dettah winter road opens

The Dettah ice road officially opened to traffic on Jan. 5 – one day earlier than it did in 2017. Vehicles weighing less than 5,000 kilograms are permitted to travel on the road, the Department...

Update: third arrest in Hay River murder case

A  third suspect has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation in Hay River. RCMP major crimes unit charged 25-year-old Sasha Cayen with murder and robbery, police announced Saturday. Cayen is currently in RCMP custody and...

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