Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Alt V-Day organizers apologize after alleged blackface incident

An "alternative" Valentines Day party at the Yellowknife Elks Lodge hall encouraged participants to dress up as animals, creatures, and flora and fauna they might find in a jungle. But it was one outfit...

NWT medical record system doesn’t pass muster: privacy commissioner

The MLA for Yellowknife Centre wants to know what the government is doing to ensure patients' medical information is kept private. Julie Green said in 2015, investigations revealed a culture of “snooping” at the Inuvik...

Dramatic downtown citizen’s arrest

An RCMP-led manhunt in downtown Yellowknife Friday ended with a dramatic citizen's arrest at the hands of a shopper who says he just wanted to “make some peace.” The search, initiated around 4:30 p.m. after...

Feature: Constable, lifesaver and mom

Name: Heather Cosenzo Occupation: Community policing and victim services constable Year joined RCMP: 2007 1.What is your idea of perfect happiness? This is a tough question! I am very happy when I am with my family, but I...

Justice briefs

Inmate beats fellow prisoner – while on the phone A man who punched and kicked a fellow inmate at North Slave Correctional Complex was handed a four month sentence last week. Michael Taylor, 28, was sentenced...

Protest against Phoenix pay system

The union representing federal government workers will hold a rally on Wednesday to voice frustrations with the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. The Public Service Alliance of Canada says that for more than two years, the...

Coldest Night of the Year draws a crowd

Some 50 people gathered at the Salvation Army on Sunday night for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk. The 4th annual walk brought out newcomers, regulars, and both individuals and groups. The event...

Elementary students cooking for a cause

Students as young as five years old in Yellowknife Catholic Schools are being taught how they can help the community by performing acts of kindness. At St. Joseph School students from grades 3 to 6...

Tamarack Titans capture Yk Arena Football League championship over Monkey Tree Regulators

They won the Ice Bowl earlier this season and now, the Tamarack Titans have done the double. The Titans are your 2018 Yk Arena Football League champions after defeating the Monkey Tree Regulators in the...

Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams fall in final of Presidents Day Invitational Tournament in Arizona

For much of the Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams, this was the last time they would get to play together this season in tournament action. And it almost turned into a winning finish. The bantams made the trip...

Diamonds junior high performance girls basketball team wins consolation title at Wolves Junior High...

Playing a team with absolutely no pressure and nothing to lose can be one of the most dangerous things to do. That's how the Diamonds junior high performance girls basketball team approached the Wolves Junior...
Doug Gillard: Staff defend embattled bylaw manager in letter to Yellowknifer.

App setup in January led to lax parking enforcement

The main reason far fewer parking tickets were handed out in January, says the city, is because the bylaw officers responsible for parking enforcement were busy setting up the new parking app. The MacKay Pay...

Yellowknifers to march for Tina Fontaine, Colten Boushie

Yellowknifers will gather March 1 at noon for a march in memory of two Indigenous youth: 15-year-old Tina Fontaine of Sagkeeng First Nation, found dead in Winnipeg’s Red River, and Colten Boushie, whose shooting...

YK NEWS BRIEFS: Giant Mine remediation, flu cases decreasing

U.S.-based firm to oversee Giant mine remediation A California-based firm will oversee the Giant Mine's remediation project after being named construction manger by the federal government, according to the Canadian Institute of Mining Magazine. Parsons Corporation,...
The Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife during a recent rennovation. Tourists in the city could soon pay a 4 per cent levy on accomodations. NNSL file photo.

Tourism continues to fill hotels, despite new rooms in town

A new hotel opening since last year has not stopped the city from being consistently booked solid this peak season. The tourism season is known to peak twice throughout the year – once in August...

SPORTS TALK: Even if it’s a fourth-place finish, Kevin Koe is still a winner

And so tonight is the night. We find out whether Kevin Koe comes home with a medal or not. Naturally, we all want him to. Heck, even I'll put aside my objectivity and cheer for...

Bronze or bust for Koe

Kevin Koe will be playing for a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Unfortunately, it will not be for gold. He finished the round-robin in second place thanks to an 8-3...

SNOW TRAIL TALES: Watch for hazards and some rough trails

I am happy to report that the Seismic Loop is in excellent condition and so too the groomed trails around town. The ungroomed connector between Finlayson North and Range Lake south is rough and...

Ladies hockey squad claims title

If it's their only tournament of the season, the Yk Women's Hockey Association made it worth the trip. The ladies squad hit the highway to play in the annual Moosehide Mammas Women's Tournament in Fort...

TALES FROM THE DUMP: Signs tell the wrong tale

People's overall impression of a place is usually based on a whole lot of things. Some big, some small, some obvious and others that are much more subtle or subliminal. It could be something...

Health Authority’s deficit is growing: legislative assembly briefs

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority says its $76-million accumulated deficit continues to grow. The minister of Health and Social Services said Wednesday that the deficit has been growing by a couple million...

Tibbitt to Contwoyto winter road coming along

Tibbitt to Contwoyto winter road traffic is going well and catching back up to schedule after storms in January delayed construction. “We’ve never had severe winter storms that early in the project that lasted as...

Not all covered for abortion pill

The following is an edited exchange taken from a transcript of Hansard on Wednesday. In the legislative assembly, Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green is questioning Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy on birth...

Land transfer tax another grab on Yk

In his budget speech a couple of weeks ago, Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod said: "Affordable housing is a priority for this assembly." On Yellowknife retail listings, a typical single-wide trailer is selling for more...

Dance troupe to showcase jazz, bollywood, tap at NACC

The Yellowknife Bella Dance Academy dance troupe's months of hard work will be on stage for all to see next week for An Evening of Dance. Styles including jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, hip-hop and Bollywood...

Overseeing 140,000 lawyers – through a Northern lens

As the leader of a body that oversees nearly 140,000 lawyers in 14 jurisdictions across the country, newly elected president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada Sheila MacPherson has had a busy...

Proposed land transfer tax ‘unfair’ to Yellowknife buyers: Critics

A proposed land transfer tax would be “really unfair” to home buyers in Yellowknife, says the president of the Yellowknife Real Estate Board. “Yellowknife has half of the population base in the territory, and the...

Con Mine bone fragments match DNA of woman missing since 1990

Nate Keadjuk was four years old when his mother Mary Rose disappeared without a trace. In her room at the Gold Range Hotel in Yellowknife, her belongings, including her reading glasses, remained. But Mary...

Federal government gives $6 million to NWT for health and long-term care

A bilateral agreement between the GNWT and federal government will give $6 million over the next five years in order to create an adapative approach to mental health and long-term care services in the...

Con Mine bone fragments match DNA of woman missing since 1990

RCMP have confirmed bone fragments found near Con Mine 14 years ago belonged to Mary Rose Keadjuk, a woman who went missing in Yellowknife in 1990. The fragments were submitted for forensic examination in 2003, but...