YK Chamber pushes for tax freeze
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The executive director of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce said her organization plans on putting forth a letter advocating there be no property tax increase for the second year in a row. Deneen Everett said her organization has repeatedly heard about the high cost of doing business. While the chamber cannot directly lower the cost of power or utilities, she said it can push to keep taxes at their current rates.
New bar set to open
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Kilt and Castle has scheduled its grand opening for Aug. 1 at 5 p.m.
The new two-level, Irish-themed pub and fine-dining establishment is being opened by first-time restauranteur for former GNWT business analyst Bob Stewart. The location on 49 Street was formerly occupied by Sunny's Bistro.
An event notice on Facebook promises live music, prizes and customer rewards cards, which Stewart said will reward loyalty based on total dollars spent.
Aurora Village on the move
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The operating office of popular tourism destination, Aurora Village has moved to a new location on Franklin Avenue from its old office on 52 Street.
Manager Hideo Nagatani told Yellowknifer the company started the move in May and is scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks.