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All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Niels Konge: Councillor happy complaints policy at city now in the work

More complaints against city councillor Konge

Complaints against Yellowknife city councillor Niels Konge are numerous and more egregious than previously reported, according to one city councillor. Coun. Shauna Morgan, who co-signed a request for a code of conduct review toward Konge...
UNW president Todd Parsons, left, and first vice-president Gayla Thunstrom. NNSL/ File Photo

Power corp. employees voting on issue, as collective bargaining for three different unionized groups...

A strike vote is underway among NWT Power Corp. employees represented by the Union of Northern Workers, as negotiations for a new collective agreement remains deadlocked nearly three years after the last agreement expired. “The...

Wage freezes are for little people

There is something about the legislative assembly's Board of Management that seems to give its members a uniquely different perspective on reality. What some might call a luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver with a spa...

Drug kingpin gets nine years

A Yellowknife man has been sentenced to nine years in jail after he pleaded guilty to being what the prosecutor described as the kingpin of a sophisticated illegal drug ring in the city. Todd...

Subzero fishin’ for Fishin’ Technician

I learned an interesting thing about myself last weekend. If my forehead gets cold my feet feel colder. The pseudo-physiological revelation came to light as I and my comrades jetted across a large, icy...

Show allows Yk artists to ‘come out of the closet’

Every year Rosalind Mercredi continues to marvel over the amount of creativity that can fit onto a six by six inch canvas. Sitting at the back of the Down to Earth Gallery in her studio...

Man injured in RCMP cells wants video made public

A lawyer representing a man who suffered two fractured ribs after an RCMP officer kneed him in the back while in jail has withdrawn an allegation of police misconduct. Last week, lawyer Jay Bran asked...

Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams capture Sandman Hotel Icebreaker in Richmond, B.C.

The Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams are in full swing and just to prove it, they went out and showed why they will likely have a very successful season. The team made the trip to Richmond, B.C....

J.H. Sissons wins Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament

J.H. Sissons School won the Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament, held at the Racquet Club on Oct. 6. But they didn't know that until contacted by Yellowknifer to talk about it on Wednesday. Surprise. The school...

William McDonald wins grand aggregate and total points banners at NWT Cross-Country Championships

In cross-country running, it's survival of the fittest. And William McDonald School is the fittest. The Wildcats are once again the overall champions of the NWT Cross-Country Championships, which were held in Fort Providence on...

Expressive arts therapy practice comes to Yellowknife

Natasha Duchene, a multigenre performance artist who has traveled the world before landing in Yellowknife, is opening a new kind of space for people to experiment with the arts. Trained in Vancouver as an expressive...

Councillors mull excluding themselves from conduct review committee:

The city's senior administrative officer will select potential members for a conduct review committee that will investigate complaints lodged against city councillors. Sheila Bassi-Kellet said she would draft a list of names for the conduct...

Missing power generators starting to materialize

Generators the Northwest Territories Power Corporation ordered to replace aging infrastructure at its Jackfish power plant in 2015 are expected to arrive in Yellowknife soon – nearly two years behind schedule. At least, some of...

An embarrassment of council crises

Judging by the war of words erupting at city hall between Mayor Mark Heyck and city councillor Niels Konge the two men have decided now is a good time to launch their 2018 municipal...

City ‘beating at the bushes’ for safe ride money

The city is pushing for more money to continue operating a safe ride vehicle that brings intoxicated individuals to shelters around Yellowknife, but that money won’t be coming from the territorial government. While there is...

Yard sale raises $5,000 for Debogorski family

It started with a request for a few helping hands to help build a ramp to Andrew Debogorski's home, and ended up with a sale of everything from doors to lighting to a $5...

Minister opens taps for NWT Brewing

The NWT Brewing Company will soon be able to sell its beer directly to licensed businesses. Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod made the announcement last Wednesday in the legislative assembly to the applause of MLAs...

Art breaks down homelessness walls

Artist Terry Pamplin made the first brushstrokes Wednesday on a larger-than-life portrait of one of Yellowknife’s most well-known residents. Criss-crossed lines of grey, white and black form the hair. Lines have been sketched onto a...

“We are not disposable”

  They walked – some silently, some in tears, some with laughter and hugs – all to remember and honour their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends who have gone missing or had their lives...

Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club beaten but not bruised at U-15 Cup in Calgary

There's an old saying that offence sells tickets but defence wins championships. Competing at the U-15 Cup in Calgary, part of Canada Soccer's Toyota Club Nationals, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club's U15 girls outfit, the...

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...