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Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Yellowknife gets crafty

It must be fall. The leaves on the trees are turning brilliant shades of yellow and orange, there's a chill in the air and the craft fairs have begun. On Saturday, the city's artisans showed off...

De Beers works to get girls into STEM fields

De Beers Group is launching a scholarship program aimed at supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields known collectively as STEM. Two four-year, full-tuition scholarships are being awarded to University of Waterloo students...

NWT sees stake claims double

New data out of the Slave Geological Province led to small staking surge this year. At 184 claims (totalling 1,390 square kilometres) staked in the Northwest Territories, the number has more than doubled that of...

Stockpile of mineral samples opens to the public in Yellowknife

On Friday, the minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment cut the ribbon on a special kind of motherlode. The ceremony marked the opening of the world's largest publicly accessible collection of kimberlite, the main type...

The territory’s artists are popping up in Yellowknife

The richness of the territory's art and culture are on display at a pop-up gallery at the Centre Square Mall this week. Cousins Dora Blondin and Rosemary Elemie from Deline man one table, laden with...

Art show explores abuse and healing

Jessica A. McVicker will be sharing her story of childhood abuse – and how painting helped her heal - for the first time on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre stage Thursday night. The...

J.H. Sissons, William McDonald and St. Pat’s win titles for Yellowknife at Elks Outdoor...

It's the most wonderful time of the year – for student athletes, that is. The school sports season is off and running and the first big territorial championship, the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament, kicked things...

Yk Minor Hockey Association hosts Hockey North Coaches Forum

There was no Yk Minor Hockey Association action at the Multiplex this weekend for good reason. The days were set aside for the association to host Hockey North's second annual Coaches Forum, which wrapped up...

Liquor board to make decisions transparent, MLAs spar over Aurora College, demand for legal...

Liquor board to make decisions transparent As the NWT Liquor Licensing Board starts to make moves towards more transparency, Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne had questions in legislative assembly Tuesday about how far those moves...

Community rallies around Andrew Debogorski, recently diagnosed with ALS

From bathing in beer to tipping his toes into a comedy career, Andrew Debogorski is making a bucket list of things he wants to do before his ALS symptoms worsen. This weekend, Yellowknifers can help...

City of Yellowknife proposes 5.36 per cent tax hike

This year's municipal draft budget proposes a tax increase higher than any the director of corporate services Sharolynn Woodward can remember. At Monday's municipal services committee meeting, Woodward presented a preliminary draft of the 2018...

Nick Sibbeston resigns as NWT Senator

After almost two decades is the upper chamber, the long-serving senator for the NWT is resigning from politics. Nick Sibbeston announced yesterday he has tendered his resignation to Gov. Gen. David Johnston, effective Nov....

Fiddlin’ twins kick off last year in Yk

Yellowknife twins Annie and Issie Thomas and Sophie and Grace Clark are getting together for their final year as fiddling quartet Double Treble. The twins have known each other since playschool. Fiddling entered their lives...

Food Plastic not so fantastic

Fast food has come a long way since the golden age of grease and styrofoam-clad burgers, fries and fried chicken of the previous century. Murray Jones, the owner of Murray's Curbside Treats N' Eats, has...

Bold vision for Hudson Bay warehouse

Bold, ambitious plans continue to move forward to house an arts centre in Old Town's historic Hudson's Bay Warehouse. A group called the Yellowknife Artists Cooperative has been working on a plan to create...

65 lb lake trout catch may be a Great Slave record

In more than three decades fishing the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Michael Briggs has never seen anything like it. A lake trout so large it broke the the three-pronged treble hook used to...

Zen and the art of berry picking

  Last week I wrote an ode to lingon, or low bush, cranberries. This week I thought I would expound profound on zen and the art of berry-picking. A lot of people who come north will make...

Taking it to the streets

There is possibly no more maligned part of any newspaper, especially among those who work in journalism, than the streeter.   For those who aren’t familiar, streeters are what appear on page 9 of every edition...

GNWT seeks $1.8 billion for two all-season roads

  The Northwest Territories has formally asked Ottawa for about $1.8 billion to help fund the construction of two major roadways that have been on the territory's agenda for years. Last week the GNWT announced it...

Yk gets ready to take back the night

The Status of Women Council of the NWT wants Yellowknife to get loud. The council is organizing Yellowknife's 22nd annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday as the venue of choice for the noise. “The...

Habitat for Humanity house gets family

One-year-old Beyla Ouellette-Landry can't wait to move into her new house. Neither can her parents. Beyla, her two siblings, Makoose, 5 and Cambria, 3 and her parents Jean-Claude Ouellette-Landry and Morgan Ranseth are the recipients...

Downtown problem needs downtown solution

The long search for the sobering centre's permanent home is over. The facility will be housed in the former Canarctic Graphics building adjacent to the Northern Lites Motel downtown which is – full disclosure –...

Yellowknifers learn the ins and outs of prospecting

  On Sunday a group of 15 students, geologists and prospectors headed out to the forests around Ranney Hill to learn the ins and outs of a trade that has inspired countless gold-fevered Canadians to...

Meat donation tops 200 pounds

Nazim Awan calls the Islamic Centre's annual meat donation both a societal and religious duty. The over 200 pounds of beef, lamb and goat meat, which will go to the YWCA's Alison McAteer House, the...

Olive oil and vinegar tasting room opens doors this weekend

    Yellowknifers will soon be able to try over 40 different types of oils and vinegars in a new tasting room opening Saturday. A love for the flavour and the health benefits of olive oil and...

From Yukon to Yk

  It was life in the Yukon that inspired Sophie Villeneuve to begin writing songs. Before moving up North, she said she only performed around campfires and wouldn't have thought of performing in a bar, let...

Dirt Digger Duathlon takes over Yellowknife Ski Club

When you think of an event with two different disciplines happening at the Yellowknife Ski Club, you would most likely think biathlon was going on. But with no snow on the ground yet, the Yk...

Yellowknife Tennis Club wraps up busy junior season

Ask anyone involved in organized sport about the best practices in keeping people involved and they will probably have a similar answer: grow the grassroots. The Yellowknife Tennis Club did its best to plant the...

University of Calgary student hopes to promote northern tourism

Danielle Ignacio-Pacunayen is was to enter her final year of marketing at the University of Calgary this fall with a new scholarship in tow, but was held back a few days by Hurricane Irma. She...

Yk1 board sees low demand for junior kindergarten bussing

A decision has yet to be made about whether junior-kindergarten students will ride the bus to school next year. Yellowknife Education District No. 1. surveyed parents on the subject in June and found demand...