Friday, April 18, 2014
British delegation visits Yellowknife
A group of British MPs, led by the Rt Hon. Anne McGuire (Labour) was in Yellowknife last week as part of a delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
During their visit, McGuire and two Conservative Party MPs spent time learning about some of the political and social issues facing the GNWT and Canada.
They spent April 10 at the legislative assembly listening to presentations on topics such as devolution, climate change and aboriginal rights as well a presentation from acting clerk Collette Langlois on consensus government entitled "inside the sausage maker."
- Cody Punter
Skating season winds down
Outdoor rinks maintained by the city closed down for the rest of the season yesterday, except for the rink outside city hall.
The city maintains six outdoor rinks spread across town at Tommy Forrest Ball Park, Olexin Park, Forrest Drive Park, Jeske Crescent and School Draw Park, as well as the still-open rink and oval on Frame Lake.
- Daniel Campbell
Easter trail open
The city is transforming the McMahon Frame Lake Trail into an Easter wonderland with the help of students from Yellowknife's schools who have contributed eggs and bunnies they designed.
The artwork will remain on the trail until April 22. The Easter Bunny is also expected to make a visit to the trail Sunday morning.
- Cody Punter
Whirlwind for Michael Gilday
Yellowknife's Michael Gilday has been a busy boy this week after coming home April 6.
After taking some time to see his family, the Olympian has been doing plenty of stuff he said he "would've done anyway," such as skiing with young members of the Yellowknife Ski Club on Tuesday, joining a spin class at the Racquet Club on Wednesday, jumping rope with students at J.H. Sissons School yesterday and going out for a skate with the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club yesterday as well.
- James McCarthy