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Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Learning the ins and outs of WIMPS

Ron Hiscock is leaving town and I would like to thank him for his contributions to our league and wish him well for the future. When I moved here in 1995, I was fortunate to...

Yk Minor Hockey Association joins in on World Girls Hockey Weekend with Girls Long...

Girls hockey is seeing a resurgence in Yellowknife. Need proof? See what happened this past Saturday at the Multiplex. World Girls Hockey Weekend is organized annually by the International Ice Hockey Federation and by extension, Hockey...

Grad student studying KFC closure in Yk

It was big news in Yellowknife in the summer of 2015 when Kentucky Fried Chicken kicked the bucket after 48 years in the city. So big in fact that the iconic restaurant's closure will...

Mayor, Konge battle over conduct complaints

City council appears to be descending into turmoil with two city councillors filing code of conduct complaints against the mayor, the mayor and another city councillor filing a complaint of their own, and the...

Grad student studying Kentucky Fried Chicken closure in Yk

It was big news in Yellowknife in the summer of 2015 when Kentucky Fried Chicken kicked the bucket after 48 years in the city. So big in fact that the iconic restaurant's closure will be...

MLA salary freeze may end next spring

A two-year freeze that temporarily halted cost of living adjustments to MLAs' salaries is set to expire next year. MLAs passed a bill in March 2016 that froze their salaries and benefits at 2015 levels...

‘No’ vote for cabinet minister Louis Sebert

The ballots have been cast and the results show the majority of MLAs do not have confidence in Louis Sebert as a cabinet minister. Those were the results of a secret vote held at the...

Councillor files complaint against Mayor

Yellowknife Mayor Mark Heyck addressed media over the lunch hour to discuss a conduct complaint filed against him by Coun. Niels Konge. The complaint was filed under council's ethical principals and rules of conduct, and...

Clear-cut but not clear communication

  Yellowknife is often described as an island of civilization in a sea of forest. Anyone who has taken a walk around the city outskirts knows this is an apt description. For 400 km north, other...

What is a public editor?

I am going to share a story about a time I was a thorn in a national columnist’s side and ended up being the focus of a column written by the Toronto Star’s public...

The good, bad and ugly of bylaw

This is a tale about the good, the bad and the ugly of bylaw and summer construction. So, I might as well do them in order and start with the the good. The officer who stood...

Construction delays loom on Franklin

Winter is coming, but the end isn't in sight for construction season. In what Dennis Kefalas, direct of public works and engineering for the city, calls a record breaking year for construction, some projects...

Police officer broke man’s ribs in jail, court told

A Yellowknife lawyer is calling for a lighter sentence for his client after an RCMP officer kneed him in the back while in jail, breaking two of his ribs. Jay Bran told territorial court judge...

Yk’ers invited to re-imagine the city

Residents are invited to re-imagine Yellowknife through a collaborative art project at Centre Square Mall this week. Led by community and urban planner Sara Udow and visual artist Jennie Suddick, an empty office in the...

Asbestos found at three schools

Asbestos has been discovered at three Yellowknife public schools, but district officials say the material is contained and poses no risk to students, staff or the public. A Sept. 28 letter to parents from Yellowknife...

Yellowknife painter-turned-sculptor shares his creative process

John Sabourin has been sculpting in soapstone and chlorite for a quarter-century. The Fort Simpson-born artist now lives in Yellowknife and works out of Frozen Rock Studio in Kam Lake. His work is featured in...

Photographer brings the East Arm to Yk

  Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it. These lines, from a poem by Mary Oliver, are part of the inspiration East Arm resident Kristen Gilbertson Olesen took to document 30 years of life on the...

Army reserve wants to expand

The reserves want you. The members C Company, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment opened the doors of their armoury in Kam Lake last weekend to people interested in getting a firsthand look at what they do. This...

Mushing season starts

One dog musher is reminding residents to be aware of dog-sledding teams on Yellowknife roads this fall as training season is getting underway. “Dog mushers have been doing this for quite a number of years,...

Liquor board spills

The NWT Liquor Licensing Board isn't going to allow local businesses to buy beer directly from the NWT Brewing Company, and it doesn't appear anybody can make them. Yellowknifer previously reported the board denied requests...

Yk hosts renowned blues artist

Blues artist and founder of the Powder Blues band, Willie MacCalder played to a full house at the Cellar Bar and Grill Friday. MacCalder was joined by Yellowknife musicians Pat Braden on bass and Norman...

Project Green Manilishi dealer gets two more years in jail

One of the 28 people charged in connection to major drug bust in Yellowknife in April 2016 was sentenced to four years plus a month Tuesday for trafficking in cocaine and for a 2014...

How the cookie crumbles

Grade 4/5 students at Range Lake North School got the change to dig for sweet, sweet cookie gold this week. The Rocks, Minerals and Mining Workshop, put on by Mining Matters and funded by TerraX...

Money could be lost in power generator ‘boondoggle’

Money spent on four new power generators that have failed to appear in the NWT may have to be written off. That's according to Justice Minister Louis Sebert, who faced questions from Yellowknife North MLA...

St. Joseph School bursting at seams

Yellowknife Catholic Schools is once again contemplating how to make more room at St. Joseph School as its capacity to take in new students nears a breaking point. The building is at about 96 per...

Canada’s national men’s futsal team head coach brings high intensity and fun to NWT

If people thought Kyt Selaidopoulos was going to be someone who would take his practices seriously and make sure they got a good workout, they weren't disappointed. The head coach of the Canadian national men's...

Yk Multisport Club wraps up 2017 season with Thrills in the Hills cross-country event

You could say it's all over but the crying for the Yk Multisport Club but there were no tears to be found at its final event for 2017. The annual cross-country Thrills in the Hills...

TerraX extinguishes small wildfire

A group of people are reminding others to be mindful of extinguishing their campfires after they took it upon themselves to put out a small wildfire near Banting Lake Friday. Sarah Campbell, a prospector with...

Council OKs takeover of visitor services

Council has voted unanimously to take over visitor services from Oct. 1 until March 31. The new temporary visitor's centre will be located in the large boardroom in the lower level of city hall. Council...

Sobering Centre location approved

The combined day shelter and sobering centre will be going into 5111 50 St. Council conditionally approved the facility to go into the downtown building next to Northern Lites Motel at Monday's council meeting. Council debated...