Yellowknifer

All the stories that appear in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

An ill-fated trip with Hip’s Gord Downie and Yellowknifer’s Fishin’ Technician

  Editor's note: This column originally appeared in Yellowknifer on Aug. 1, 2001. It follows a visit to Yellowknife by the Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, who performed at Folk on the Rocks, filmed a music...

Justice Minister remains in power

Minister Louis Sebert can rest a little easier after a majority of MLAs voted down a motion to remove him from cabinet Wednesday. “I’m relieved by the outcome of this vote. Very relieved,” Sebert told...

Tim Hortons restaurant to reopen by Christmas

Tim Hortons lovers, do not despair: you should have a place to sit down and enjoy your double-double, other than your vehicle, by the end of the year. So said Suzanne Desfosses, co-owner and...

Yellowknife mourns passing of Gord Downie

Yellowknife residents are mourning the death of Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie. The lead singer of the iconic Canadian band, the Tragically Hip, Downie, 53, passed away Tuesday, of terminal brain cancer. Downie...

A successful failure – yes, they do exist

Once upon a time, a rather well-known member of the NWT sport community told me my columns were usually angry rants from an angry individual. I know where she's coming from because all I do...

GO Ball hosts annual McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3 Tournament

GO Ball, the city's girls-only basketball program, has seen its participation numbers rise over the years. Last weekend, more than five dozen girls hit the hardcourt for the association's annual McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3...

Investors Group Season Opener kicks off tournament squash campaign at Racquet Club

In Yellowknife sport, there are certain athletes and teams you can always count on to be at or near the top. Devin Madsen is becoming that person in squash. Madsen started the tournament season at the...

Plenty of tails and tales at the Yellowknife Public Library

Saturday was a tail wagging good time judging by the kids who came in to read aloud with a furry friend at the Yellowknife Public Library’s TAILS program Saturday. Nevaeh Hicks, who came to the...

Safe ride cut hours as shelters fill up

The safe ride outreach van cut its hours on Yellowknife streets because there is nowhere to take men in need after 11 p.m. Since the sobering centre closed on Sept. 15, late-night shelter for men...

Yk school board briefs: Mildred Hall traffic study in works after child struck by...

A study intended to improve the flow of traffic and safety of students at Mildred Hall is in the works. Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) is working on the project with the Department of...

Red tape a roadblock for Safe Ride

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy seems to want us to think he deserves a pat on the back for funding the day shelter and sobering centre. To this we say that is only...

Motion to oust Sebert coming Wednesday

Justice Minister Louis Sebert is on the chopping block after an MLA gave notice in the legislative assembly that he will introduce a motion on Wednesday to remove Sebert from his role in cabinet. “I...

Houseboater appealing sex assault conviction denied bail

A Yellowknife houseboat bed and breakfast operator has been denied bail pending an appeal of his conviction in May for sexual assault.   Daniel Gillis, 51, was returned to custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex...

Coat drive keeps kids warm

With the snow looking like it’s here to stay, Yellowknifers are starting to bundle up to stay warm outside. But not everyone has the luxury of a fluffy winter jacket to keep them cozy on...

Yk composer takes Toronto

Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden keeps reaching new heights and reaching across Canada with her work. Most recently, her composition Blood Echo was performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Oct. 7. Braden was one of 40...

‘Drug kingpin’ gets no further prison time

A Yellowknife man, sentenced last Thursday to nine years in prison for drug trafficking, will not have to serve any more time after being convicted of several other, less serious drug-related offences. Todd Dube,...

Groups appeal for funding out of 2018 budget

Food security strategy brought to the table The Yellowknife Food Charter Coalition is asking the city to support the creation of a local food strategy. The idea is to promote locally-sourced foods and sustainability, and support...

Downtown gets curbside compost collection

Single-family homes in the downtown core will get curbside compost collection this month. The City of Yellowknife will deliver green carts to nearly 900 houses, completing the four-year roll-out of its compost collection program. “With the...

Coat drive keeps kids warm

With the snow looking like it’s here to stay, Yellowknifers are starting to bundle up to stay warm outside. But not everyone has the luxury of a fluffy winter jacket to keep them cozy on...

Safety and fun at Yellowknife fire hall open house

A three year old driving a fire truck is not something you see everyday. This was just one of the dreams children got to fulfill at the annual Yellowknife Fire Services open house. Hundreds of...

Arsenic could be encased in glass

  The most promising method for permanently storing the 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust underground at Giant Mine could be putting it under glass. A report on storage and treatment of arsenic trioxide dust was...

Main Street’s storied past on the NACC stage

The Tale of a Town brought Yellowknife stories to the NACC stage Saturday and asked big questions about the future of communities forever changed by big box stores and development. The performance was the culmination...

Education department studying class space at Yk schools

  The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is taking a hard look at how best to utilize space at Yellowknife schools, as some buildings are reaching capacity while others have room to spare. The department...

Justice minister’s fate in question

Whether MLAs will agree to introduce a motion of revocation to remove Minister Louis Sebert from cabinet when the third session of the 18th assembly begins Tuesday remains uncertain. What is clear is MLAs have...

Mildred Hall traffic study in works after child struck by vehicle in June

A study intended to improve the flow of traffic and safety of students at Mildred Hall is in the works. Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk1) is working on the project with the Department of...
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...

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