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All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Medical emergency at Remembrance Day ceremony

A Yellowknife man is stable in hospital following a medical emergency. The episode occurred Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day observation at St. Patrick High School. Don Asher, second vice-president of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch...

Inaugural mineral industry awards in Yellowknife next week

The first-ever MAX Awards will recognize excellence in Northwest Territories mining and exploration on Thursday Nov. 16. The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines-hosted gala will hand out awards to worthy recipients who have made...

Canada’s new Governor General to visit Yellowknife

Canada's newly-appointed Governor General is heading North. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette will make a stop in Yellowknife as a part of a her first official visit to the Northwest Territories. Payette, who...

Yellowknife gets set to remember

Canadian soldiers who paid the ultimate price as well as other military members, past and present, are to be honoured this weekend with a number of events to mark Remembrance Day. Ceremonies begin Friday night...

Territorial government spending less and earning more – but net debt jumps

The GNWT's 2016-2017 financial statements was released yesterday. Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod submitted the annual statements to the public ahead of its tabling in the Legislative Assembly. The decision put the public first comes...

Speedskaters Hannah Clark and Wren Acorn play waiting game with national championship qualification

Speedskaters Wren Acorn and Hannah Clark had fine weekends on the ice at the Canadian Open National Qualifier in Calgary last weekend. But was it good enough to get them into bigger and better things?...

Paradise Papers lost but not in Yellowknife

Before you shed a tear over the eye-watering 5.64 per cent municipal tax hike proposed by the city, my hockey experience may help you understand the dynamics at play. Rewind to the late 1990s. I...

Premier changes numbers, but not his tune on energy self-determination

Premier Bob McLeod issued a statement Thursday clarifying remarks he made last week expressing his frustration with the federal government intervention's on energy extraction in the North. Last Wednesday, McLeod issued a "red alert," stressing...

Voyeurism charge after camera found in mine washroom

A Behchoko man is facing charges stemming from an incident at the Misery Camp at Ekati Diamond Mine last summer. Derek Smith, 38, has been charged with one count of voyeurism after a camera was...
Sharolynn Woodward, director of corporate services, delivers a presentation on the proposed 2018 city budget during a meeting of the Municipal Services Committee in 2017. NNSL file photo

City of Yellowknife proposes major tax hike

The city is proposing to raise property taxes 5.64 per cent in 2018, a hike which, if passed, would be the largest since 2010. City council will decide by Dec. 11 whether to accept city...

RCMP investigate purse snatching

RCMP is looking for a suspect after an elderly woman was hurt in a purse snatching on Tuesday evening. Mounties stated in a news release that a male approached the woman from behind while...

Get your flu shot!

Get you flu shot – there is really no good excuse not to. That not too subtle message was delivered emphatically on Wednesday by Glen Abernethy, the territory's health and social services minister, and...

Yk animal shelter bursting at seams

The NWT SPCA could use your support. The shelter is busting at the seams and has temporarily held intakes for animals at the shelter. Dana Martin, NWT SPCA vice president, said with the onset of...

Sir John Franklin wins three banners, St. Pat’s two in Senior Spike It!

There's always a chance Yellowknife will end up with the majority of the banners in a school championship and that was the case again in volleyball. Sir John Franklin and St. Pat's ended up with...

Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT hands out annual awards

Another year, another group of outstanding people recognized for doing great things in the NWT. The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT celebrated a few of these high-achievers on Nov. 2 at its annual awards...

Don’t make Housing First a house of cards

The Yellowknife version of a trendy national strategy to help ease the homelessness crisis is in peril of proving its critics correct. Those who would dismiss a program that injected homeless people into housing alongside...

Remains of houseboat to be removed

The base of a houseboat, moored at the end of the Rotary Park Boardwalk in Yellowknife Bay, is being removed. Supreme Court Justice Shannon Smallwood yesterday granted an injunction to the territorial government to...

Accused in murder case to be tried by judge alone

Yellowknife residents won't be tapped to serve in what could have been one of the largest jury pools in NWT history for a murder trial scheduled to begin next April. That is because a Yellowknife...

Ice too thin to venture out on, says city

Don’t lace up those skates just yet. While plunging temperatures have caused ice to form early this year, the City of Yellowknife is warning residents that lakes and bays still aren't safe for use. Once...

Yellowknife, Fort Smith ski clubs get boost from feds

Lovers of the white stuff in the Northwest Territories can expect something a little different this year at their local trails. Both the Yellowknife Ski Club and the Fort Smith Ski Club will be getting...

Customers to see dip in monthly power bill

Yellowknife residents will be getting a lighter power bill next month, after Northland Utilities netted higher revenues than projected, said the territorial regulator on Monday. "Last year,  they earned 13 per cent and they were...

Yk wins mining conference

Diamonds are a city's best friend. On Oct. 25, the GNWT announced that Yellowknife will host the 12th International Kimberlite Conference in 2021 - just in time to celebrate 30 years of the precious...

UNW president says corrections officers’ safety at risk

The president of the Union of Northern Workers is sounding an alarm over the safety of corrections officers at North Slave Correctional Centre. Todd Parsons says he's been meeting with guards at the jail, who...

Ruling on Sibbeston houseboat expected Tuesday

The next step in the long, drawn-out legal saga over a houseboat on Yellowknife Bay between the Government of the NWT and a man who says the GNWT has no jurisdiction over him is...

Drug dealer gets four years in jail

A Calgary man was sentenced to four years in jail yesterday in Yellowknife after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine. According to an agreed statement of facts, Dola-Bode Harrison, 35, conspired over the...

Universal daycare promise easy to break in consensus government

Education Minister Alfred Moses needs a time out to think about what he has done. Or more specifically, what he hasn't done -- yet. When Premier Bob McLeod handed him his ministerial mandate letter on...

Booster Juice to open in new year

Booster Juice is coming to town. On Oct. 23, council voted unanimously to speed up the approval process to approve the development permit for the smoothie chain to renovate the former Videoland store on Byrne...

Parsons back in as UNW president

Todd Parsons has been re-elected as president of the Union of Northern Workers following a vote Sunday, marking the beginning of his sixth term as top brass. Parsons, who became the head of the UNW in...

City gas prices suddenly fluctuate

Yellowknife motorists are being encouraged to shop around for gasoline after it was discovered the price per litre across the city can vary by as much as ten cents.   This advice comes from Dan McTeague,...

In Yellowknife’s Old Town, a new take on coffee is brewing

Eric Binion is a coffee connoisseur. He loves it — and drinks a lot of it. But when Binion first relocated to Yellowknife five years ago, something was missing from his morning cup of joe. “It...

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