Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Yellowknifer editorial: Meeting the needs of an aging society

Seniors have been in the news lately. We have read about how a surge in seniors will challenge the health-care system in coming years ("NWT’s aging population a ‘wake up call,’ says expert," Jan. 9...

Gas prices stay stable

Average retail gasoline prices in NWT remained stable in the past week, averaging 121.52 cents per litre, stated GasBuddy's daily survey of 17 gas outlets. This compares with the national average that increased 1.8 cents...

Fighting falls with fitness: Recreation organization offers training for people working with seniors in...

An NWT organization is leading a workshop to trying to mitigate one of the biggest public health threats to seniors in the nation: falls. The Fitness for Falls workshop ran yesterday and continues today to...

Yellowknife couple looks back on global cycling journey

Relaxing inside their home Edith and Norman Mair reminisce about the good times they shared together cycling a combined 27,484 kilometres over 30 years. They started cycling together in their 50's as a way to...

City hard at work for positive change: Yellowknife SAO writes

The city has been in the news lately, and I understand when Yellowknifers tell me they’re concerned, given allegations of past workplace misconduct that has recently come to light. I want to bring some peace...

Six Celebrated Seniors

As part of the Yellowknifer's special full edition on seniors, we reached out to a few prominent folks in their prime to tell us how they arrived here and what they've done to contribute...

Snowbirds no longer flocking out of Yellowknife, statistics suggest

Of the many conversations Yellowknifer had with seniors ahead of Wednesday's special edition, one topic kept coming up: shifting trends for migrating seniors. “You went up North to make money so you could afford to...

NWT incentives aim to keep older adults in the North

“People in Yellowknife are really good to seniors,” Helen Lanson said over coffee at the Baker Community Centre. Lanson and six other seniors, who gather bi-weekly for an informal coffee break, spoke Monday of the...

Territory racing to catch up with needs of an aging population

John Soderberg's 92-year-old mother lives independently in a two-bedroom apartment in southern Ontario. The building is home to other residents around her age. Across the street is a facility that provides seniors who need it...

Clair Littlefair hits the podium with bronze medal performance at Haywood NorAm Western Canadian...

Clair Littlefair may not be racing with the Yellowknife Ski Club's high performance program anymore but the city's loss is Team Telemark's gain. Littlefair, who's in her second year at Okanagan College in B.C., won...

Badminton, squash and pickleball on display as Racquet Club hosts annual Triple Threat tournament

We already knew Devin Madsen was quite the squash player – he's proven it time and again by winning several tournaments at the Racquet Club. Turns out he's also a decent badminton and pickleball...

Yellowknife Darts Association wraps up zone playdowns ahead of territorial championships

While we know several players from Yellowknife are advancing to the NWT Darts Championships in March, we still don't know how many. The Yellowknife Darts Association held its fourth and final round of zone playdowns...

Updated: Missing man found

Yellowknife RCMP have located Arthur Nitsiza, 28, who was reported missing on Jan. 25, according to a news release Friday night.    

‘A lot of blood:’ child witness recounts night of alleged attack in Mantla murder...

The daughter of a woman who survived an alleged attack from the man accused of murdering her mother's boyfriend told court Friday she remembers waking to screams from her mother before finding her laying...

Preserving heritage one signature at a time

A Yellowknife bistro is leaving its signature on the food industry. Bullocks Bistro in Old Town may be well known for its fish and chips but one of the biggest staples according to current owner...

Two vehicle accident closes traffic in downtown Yk

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and 48 St. temporarily shut down traffic on a downtown block Thursday night. Emergency response crews attended the scene around 8:20 p.m., where three occupants, appearing...

It takes an army to build a snow castle

Greetings from the peaceful sunny frozen shores of Great Slave lake. Our 23rd snow castle begins to take shape as we are almost half way through our build season for the Snowking's Winter Festival. I count...

Time to stop cracking up over thin ice

"Oops. There goes another one!" Perhaps we should broadcast that jingle, all over town, whenever someone breaks through the ice in or around town. It doesn’t matter if they are walking, riding a snowmobile...

News briefs

Federal funding for military families The Military Family Services Program will receive $6 million annually from National Defence in a bid to boost support for military families across Canada. The move is part on of a...

‘The North is going to benefit’

“At some point, instead of sitting there and criticizing why we’re down here, I think someone needs to follow us around and see what’s going on here,” said Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Wally...

Digger goes through ice while cleaning up sewage spill

In its haste to clean up a massive sewage spill in Kam Lake, an excavator operated by a Yellowknife contractor plunged through the ice. There were no injuries when the backhoe went through the ice...

Bridging the dental insurance gap, one free cleaning at a time

With the launch of a two-day offering of free dental care for uninsured Northerners, dentist Dr. Nittan Gohil says he hopes to fill a gap – and not of the tooth variety. “We've sort of...

A bad smell at city hall

The good thing about living in a city with a long, cold winter is that poop freezes and doesn't smell. There is always hope that it won't smell in the spring. This month's poetry in...

Inquiry a window into the suffering of families who’ve lost loved ones

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls spent three days in Yellowknife offering Canadians as front row seat to hear heartbreaking testimony from people in the territory who have lost...

Families speak about lack of resources at MMIWG inquiry

Kathy Meyer counts the years in Christmases. Eight have passed since her daughter Angela went missing. Angela was 22 years old. “She was a very loving girl,” her mother, Kathy said Tuesday, then quickly corrected herself....

Governments can act on recommendations now: Commissioner

Hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Yellowknife continued Tuesday with more tearful testimony from loved ones of lost women and girls, and survivors of violence. The day...

News briefs

GNWT ripped by biz group for red tape The 2018 Red Tape Report Card reveals solid progress by several governments in the fight against excessive government regulation, needless paperwork, and redundant rules, stated a news release this week. However, the NWT...

Promising signs at Ptarmigan Mine

TerraX Minerals Inc. fell short of its $10 million exploration goal, but there are promising signs at the old Ptarmigan Mine site, recently purchased by the company. “Through ... sampling we've been able to determine...

The AWG rosters are set

And with that, the 2018 Arctic Winter Games trials are over. The second batch of territorial trials wrapped up this past Saturday with nine more sports finalizing their rosters for the big show in March...

Missing and murdered hearings begin in Yk

"For Indigenous women and girls," said Qajaq Robinson, "Canada is not the safe haven it asserts itself to be." The commissioner's eyes filled with tears as she spoke before a crowd of more than 100...