Police offer theory on '856' gang The gang allegedly responsible for supplying crack-cocaine to Yellowknife started as a group of violent, disruptive high school kids in rural B.C., according to an RCMP gang expert from the area.
GNWT renews power expansion efforts The territorial government is moving ahead with its plan to build a $500-million to $700-million transmission line to connect the North and South Slave power grids - a connection it says should be complete in five years.
Staff shortage slows mail delivery There may be a little extra space under the Christmas tree this winter thanks to another staff shortage at Canada Post.
RCMP crack down on drunk drivers A dozen people showed up in court on Tuesday for charges of impaired driving.
Northwestel improvement plan approved Northwestel must now file the service rates it charges its Internet customers with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission, the regulator ruled Wednesday.
Early Christmas for Habitat families There were smiles and tears of joy on Wednesday afternoon as two families finally moved into their homes just in time for Christmas.
SAD times for Northerners Short winter days can take their toll on even the hardiest of Yellowknifers and that's because the drastically varying light levels both in summer and winter months can play havoc on a person's brain chemistry.
Student wins $10,000 for charity Lauren Seabrook, a Grade 8 student at William McDonald School, has wanted to change the world for years, and last weekend she won $10,000 to put toward that dream.
Take 'em away, toys RCMP officers and JTFN personnel were making their lists and checking them twice as they prepared to send Christmas presents to more than 100 underprivileged children across the North.
Inhalers no longer under lock and key Schools with Yellowknife Education District No. 1 no longer lock up asthma inhalers in the principal's office, and EpiPens for allergy attacks are kept in the classroom with the teacher.
Deck the halls in Dettah Dettah was alive with Christmas cheer on Thursday morning as Santa made a special visit to Kaw Tay Whee School.
Deh Cho Drum - Inuvik Drum: Thursday, December 19, 2013
MLAs look at goals for the new year
Working to secure funding for infrastructure development in their respective constituencies is one of the goals for 2014 that two MLAs have in common.
Boreal caribou in the spotlight
The Northwest Territories is among the provinces and territories that the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) says is lagging in its efforts to meet the responsibility to protect boreal caribou.
Christmas race returns
A Christmas tradition that was revived in Fort Providence last year will be returning to the hamlet on Saturday.
Students join in on season of giving
Students in a number of Deh Cho schools are showing that giving is as important as receiving this holiday season.
Two basketball players Alaska-bound
Two basketball players from Fort Simpson will be going to the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska in March.
Deh Cho brings home badminton glory
Badminton players from the Deh Cho won a number of medals during the recent Scott McAdam Badminton Championships.
Warming centre opens its doors
Inuvik's new Emergency Warming Centre opened its doors on the evening of Dec. 15.
Cross-country ski season starts
The Inuvik Ski Club welcomed the winter season Dec. 15 on a day that was almost too cold to ski.
Elders visit with Santa
Last week was the time for Inuvik elders to indulge themselves in a little Christmas cheer.
Relationships, sex focus of workshop
If the popular television show The Voice comes to the Arctic Circle any time soon, there's at least one candidate that should be a lock.
Joyful sounds at concert
The famous Igloo Church was the place to be Dec. 15 as the Inuvik Community Christmas Concert raised the roof.
Yellowknifer - Kivalliq News: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Winter arrives a week early What does it mean when temperatures dip below -40 C on Friday, Dec. 13 - a full week before the winter solstice?
Thin ice still out there Yellowknife snowmobilers are warning each other of thin ice areas around the city.
Crowe MacKay brings international resources to the North MacKay LLP accounting firm is changing its name to Crowe MacKay as of Jan. 1, recognizing its new membership in the Crowe Horwath International business network.
Arsenic waste tarped for the winter Contrary to the approved plan to dismantle the Giant Mine roaster complex - the most arsenic-contaminated above-ground buildings at the mine site - arsenic-contaminated material is being stored under tarps at the Giant Mine site for the winter.
City councillor concerned taxes are outpacing population growth One city councillor is concerned that the city's budget has grown at a much faster rate than Yellowknife's population over the past decade.
Four years for child molester A Yellowknife carver who molested the five-year-old daughter of an acquaintance - while living as an invited guest in their home - has been handed a four-year prison sentence.
Jonesville - a Christmas town What started with a single home has turned into a community of almost 100 buildings.
Building bilingual relationships in Europe Immigration and investment in the NWT were touted in Europe by members of the Yellowknife business community at a string of job fairs and trade shows in Europe earlier this month.
No bids on Suburban from Sir John A 1995 Chevrolet Suburban C1500 that was repaired by Sir John Franklin High School students last year is still up for auction through Yellowknife Education District No. 1.
Hundreds attend bishop's ordination Hundreds of Catholics from Yellowknife, across the NWT and nationwide gathered at Weledeh Catholic School on Sunday to witness the ordination of a new bishop.
Fire chief says new dispatch service is long overdue Yellowknife's fire chief says recently-approved upgrades to the city's emergency dispatch services are long overdue.
Drug raid injury investigators in town Two officers with the Medicine Hat Police Service were in Yellowknife last week investigating the RCMP over alleged injuries during the Dec. 6 raids on drug dens.
Chamber mixes business, pleasure "It went really well," said chamber president Jason McEvoy, who estimated about 100 people dropped by during the three-hour mixer held at MacKay LLP on 51 Street. "It was a fantastic event."
Recognizing those who know The inclusion of aboriginal traditional knowledge in an updated declaration to the 1973 international agreement on the conservation of polar bears was an historic moment, said Leona Aglukkaq.
Paying back its members The Kissarvik Co-op was alive with community spirit during two special customer appreciation events this past week in Rankin Inlet, that also saw Co-op members with a little extra in their holiday stockings.
Rankin Inlet women finish with silver The Rankin Inlet players lost their momentum when their star setter went down to injury in the second set of the championship match, and had to settle for silver at the 2013 Yellowknife Open volleyball tournament earlier this month.
What makes us tick An innovative program developed in Canada could help a whole generation become a caring, peaceful and civil society.
NWT and Nunavut News North - Monday, December 16, 2013
Report shows NWT income disparity The Northwest Territories is one of the richest jurisdictions in Canada, but nearly 20 per cent of its population lives in poverty, according to the latest numbers.
Exploration spending dipped in Nunavut, rose in NWT Natural Resources Canada adjusted its 2012 summary of mineral exploration and mining companies' total spending intentions for 2012, causing Nunavut to dip and the NWT to rise in the rankings.
Turbines on the tundra Four wind turbines whirr on the tundra at Diavik Diamond Mine, due in large part to the work of Liezl van Wyk.
Limited resident caribou harvest approved Lutsel K'e residents are disappointed with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' decision to approve a limited harvest of the Beverly and Ahiak barren-ground caribou herds for resident hunters.
Fracking set to start in Sahtu ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corporation plans to begin horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking," this month as two wells near completion.
Four-year Inuvik to Tuk highway project to continue early in 2014 More than 100 workers are completing the first Northern leg of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project this month.
In from the cold There's only so many places a street person in Yellowknife can lay their heads on a given night, but as temperatures drop this season, so do their options.
Incumbent mayors fall It was not a good year to be a mayor running for re-election in the NWT.
Tuk votes for change "I'm still kind of a little bit in shock, but all good things must come to an end," said outgoing Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Merven Gruben on Dec. 11, the day after he lost his seat to challenger Darrel Nasogaluak by 115 votes.
The results are in... Here are the results of the Dec. 9 elections in 10 hamlets in the NWT....
No decision made yet on school swap While the GNWT has presented a concept that would see Harry Camsell School and Ecole Boreale swap buildings, no decision has yet been made, according to Terrance Courtoreille, chair of the Hay River District Education Authority (DEA).
Exchange student looking forward to first Christmas When 16-year-old Lynna Kuo decided to apply for an exchange program from her native Taiwan, she hoped she would be spending the winter on a beach in Brazil.
Grow-op couple's sentence delayed Kim and Craig MacNearney gave emotional statements Friday as they faced sentencing for growing and possessing marijuana.
Setting sights on the Games For Cheyenne Gully, Grade 9 student at Inualthuyak School in Sachs Harbour, spending time playing sports and being creative are the best part of her school day.
Chimney fire forces family out of home An early-morning fire has forced a family of five out of their home in Fort Smith.
Businesses open lines of communication The business sector in Fort Smith has taken the initiative to improve communication with the town council.
A guide to better municipal governance The GNWT is helping communities improve its governance and accountability practices.
A place to stay since 1969 For more than four decades, Angus and Dorothy Beaulieu have owned and operated the only motel in Fort Resolution.
Sharing knowledge through baking Four students in Ulukhaktok are now better bakers after a visit from a Skills Canada national competitor earlier this month.
$7.9 million for power plant Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has filed a major project permit application to replace Nunavut's oldest power plant.
Mayors set priorities for hamlets With new mandates and new members of hamlet councils elected, the acclaimed mayors of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk are setting priorities for the near future.
Canada still preparing Arctic claim After a decade and nearly $200 million worth of work, Canada still has more to do before officially submitting a claim for seabed rights in the Arctic.
Fix up community courtrooms - judge Judge and prisoner suffer the same fate when Nunavut courts go on community ciruits.
Residents angry over Milne Inlet Pond Inlet residents are fuming over changes to the Mary River project that would allow Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (BIM) to use Milne Inlet to ship iron ore for more than 20 years.
Police procedure questioned A side-effect from a recent RCMP initiative to make Iqaluit roads safer sparked a debate at a city council meeting on Dec. 10.
Convenience store chain hits North A new convenience store and pizza counter is scheduled to open in Arviat before Christmas, according to Winnipeg business owner and former Kivalliq resident Jim Ramsay.
Emergence of the energetic Pangnirtung residents showed they had four times as much faith in Tommy Akulukjuk than in any other candidate running to represent the hamlet in the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA).