UPDATE: Hit-and-run truck stolen before hitting Sushi Cafe

July 19, 2018

The white Ford 150 which slammed into the Sushi Café last weekend was stolen  stated a release from RCMP.

The truck collided with the front of the building in the early morning hours on July 15 in an apparent hit-and-run.

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Yellowknife’s best kept caffeine secret

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s rarely open and when it is, it’s hard to get to but when it’s open Mario’s Marvelous Movie Emporium is one of Yellowknife’s best kept secrets.

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Zach Zorn takes the next step

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of Yellowknife’s young hockey guns is off to play post-secondary hockey next season and he’s hoping to use it as a platform to bigger and better things.

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No occupant for shuttered visitors centre building

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials.

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Personal bests all around for track athletes

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s easy to forget that softball, tennis and golf aren’t the only outdoor sports happening right now involving Yellowknife’s best athletes.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Shrooms popping up all over

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It might be too early to officially declare this year “The year of the Shrooms” but it is certainly shaping up to be that way.

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COLUMN: How to use the media in a labour dispute

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Boy, things looked mighty grim in May for some workers at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

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Tennis gets a glimpse of the future

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

No time like the present to see what you have coming down the hatch in terms of the future when it comes to tennis.

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LOOKING BACK: Plane cuts Con’s power

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Candace A. McQuatt

40 years ago

Curry Construction was digging away on the old Capitol Theatre site where Bellanca Developments was developing the Scotia Centre Building.

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LETTER: Why board games are so awesome

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Harry Jacobs
Yellowknife

Dear editor,
In this day and age of technology, board games offer a refreshing respite from staring at our phones and texting each other from across the room.

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EDITORIAL: Adrift without tech is no way to go

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife boaters enjoy myriad lakes and vast expanses of shoreline to explore.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Street outreach program marks one year

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Since starting operations in July 2017, the Yellowknife Street Outreach team has provided 11,512 rides to 768 unique individuals (as of June 30, 2018).

The majority of individuals refer themselves for services, by flagging down the van for themselves or their friends, followed by phone calls from the public,” stated a news release.

The top drop-off locations have been shelters in the community, their own home or the home of a friend or family member, and the Sobering Centre.

“These numbers show us that the Yellowknife Street Outreach Program is a vital service in our community,” Stated Mayor Mark Heyck.

“We are pleased to work with the Yellowknife Women’s Society in making this program a success.”

The outreach van has reduced the need for police or ambulance to respond to non-emergency situations.

The van’s number is (867) 445-7202.

– James O’Connor

 

Dowtown pop-up park winners announced

Ecology North and the City of Yellowknife have announced the winners of the YK Pop-Up Park competition.

“The community projects announced today will help bring colour, joy and vibrancy to a once vacant space in Yellowknife’s downtown core,” stated Ecology North in a news release.

The competition winners will be given a space in Yellowknife’s first pop-up park, along with $500 to build their proposals on the vacant 50/50 lot.

The five winners are Aurora Seating by Katharine Thomas, a learning and literacy garden by NWT Literacy Council, Mini-Golf by Jessica Bruhn, an Indigenous languages mural by Jacey Firth-

Hagen of #SpeakGwichinToMe and Tire(d) Garden by Harrison Roberts.

Work to install the designs is already starting, as Ecology North and the city regrade the site and install a pallet deck and plant trees and edible plants.

Once the installations are complete, they will take up half of the lot, leaving the other half for permanent landscaping.

– Avery Zingel

 

 

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Corrections

July 19, 2018

Incorrect information appeared in Wednesday’s edition (“Festival will feature a geographic balance”). The 38th edition of Folk on the Rocks features an even split between performers from the north and south. Meanwhile, inaccurate information on contact methods was provided to Yellowknifer for a story in the July 11 edition. Anyone in trouble on the water should contact RCMP directly. Yellowknifer apologizes for the errors and any confusion or embarrassment they may have caused.

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No occupant on horizion for shuttered visitors centre building

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials.

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Ex-NSCC jailer jailed for drunken face-biting attack on co-worker

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

An ex-North Slave Correctional Complex deputy warden has found himself on the opposite side of the law after receiving jail time for a drunken post-Christmas party bite attack that left his subordinate officer bloodied and bewildered.

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Police searching for missing 39-year-old Norman Wells man

July 19, 2018 - Norman Wells

RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 39-year-old Norman Wells man.

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Yellowknife pop up park winners announced

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Ecology North and the City of Yellowknife have announced the winners of the YK Pop-Up Park competition.

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Accessibility audit recommends $4.9M in city upgrades

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers living with disabilities don’t enjoy the same access to city lands and facilities as able-bodied residents, according to a recent audit on the city’s accessibility.

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Pedestrian sent to hospital after being struck by vehicle

July 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Emergency response crews attended the alleyway behind the Kilt & Castle Pub Wednesday evening after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by vehicle in the parking lot.

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EDITORIAL: Make Courtoreille St. the place to be

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

The town of Hay River is contemplating a redesign of Courtoreille Street that would turn the strip, bordered by Ring’s pharmacy and the highrise, into an outdoor space pedestrians will want to spend time in, and not simply pass through.

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Heavy rain dampens number of wildland fires

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

Heavy rainfall this season has dampened the prevalence of wildfires in the territory.

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EDITORIAL: Nunavut Day: a time for celebration, reflection and inspiration

Kivalliq News
July 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

For the past 19 years July 9 has eclipsed Canada Day as the most important summer holiday for Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic. From Arviat to Kugluktuk, Coral Harbour to Igloolik and beyond, Nunavut Day is a time for Inuit culture and communities and the land they inhabit.

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De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

July 19, 2018

 

Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers.

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No cannabis plebiscite in Hay River

July 19, 2018 - Hay River

Cannabis will be sold legally in Hay River after prohibition of the substance lifts on October 17.

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‘It’s all about empowering people’

July 19, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Last week a group of a dozen women from Rankin Inlet gathered at a cabin by the ocean in the blistering heat to dry some fish.

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Many faces and tastes of the world

July 18, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Embrace Life Council embraced numerous cultures from around the world in Cambridge Bay on June 30.

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NWT crews battling forest fires in Northern Ontario

July 18, 2018

Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.

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Human remains found near Paulatuk

July 18, 2018 - Paulatuk

Paulatuk RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains near the community.

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NEWS BRIEFS: National Drowning Prevention Day

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

Wednesday (July 17) is National Drowning Prevention Day and the Aquatic Centre is holding a special event to spread awareness about safe water practices.

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City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate income without a business license.

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Wanted: Hay River bylaw officer

July 18, 2018 - Hay River

The town of Hay River may have to cast a wider net if it wants to recruit a bylaw enforcement officer.

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