Baking and teaching
Sir John Franklin High School graduate and national Skills Canada champ Aimee Yurris shared her baking skills with four students in Ulukhaktok earlier this month.
Yurris gave the Helan Kalvak School students tips on making garlic bread, cinnamon buns and pastries during workshops held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
Skills Canada NWT executive director Jan Fullerton said she was thrilled at the opportunity to bring a recent champion to meet with current students.
Yurris earned fourth-place at the 2013 Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver in June, shortly before graduating high school a year early.
According to data released this month by Statistics Canada, 22,100 people were employed in the NWT last month. The figure represents an employment rate of just above 69 per cent, slightly below the national average.
In October, the territory's employment rate stood a bit higher at just under 71 per cent, which was above the national average of just above 62 per cent.
In November 2012, Statistics Canada estimated 23,000 people were employed in the territory, representing a little below a 72 per cent employment rate.
City puts a ho ho hold on parking tickets
Municipal enforcement officers will hold off on issuing parking tickets for expired meters in the downtown business district from Dec. 20 until Jan. 1.
The City of Yellowknife is giving the gift of free parking to encourage residents to shop at downtown businesses. Workers who commute downtown are being encouraged not to park in front of storefronts.
Other regular parking regulations will be enforced, such as handicap stalls, loading zones, fire lanes and Franklin Avenue parking restrictions from 3 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.