Friday, October 2, 2015
One dead in crash near Behchoko
A single-vehicle accident near Behchoko has left one person dead and another seriously injured. At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday a member of the RCMP encountered an accident at an intersection along the access road to Behchoko, which police are describing as a "roll-over collision." Two people were found outside the vehicle, both with injuries. Both victims were transported to the Behchoko Health Centre where one was pronounced dead. The other was transported by medevac to Yellowknife that same day.
- James Goldie
Charges laid after bank robbery
Debbie Anne Ailanak, 42, of Yellowknife is facing charges of robbery and breaching court conditions after an alleged robbery of the TD Bank downtown Tuesday morning. According to RCMP, she walked into the bank and demanded money while claiming to have a firearm, making off with around $700, some of which has been recovered. Ailanak had been scheduled to be in court several hours after the alleged robbery for sentencing on other charges, but wasn't present. She was expected to be back in court on the new charges Thursday.
- Shane Magee
School board candidate forums slated
The Yellowknife Catholic School is holding a forum at St. Joseph School, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cathy Zenko, executive assistant with the board said an agenda is prepared where candidates will have five minutes to speak, a half hour of questions and three minutes for closing remarks. Yk Education District No. 1 will also hold a forum at Range Lake North School, Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Simon Whitehouse
Chamber sets date for city candidates forum
Candidates vying for municipal office will test their platforms in public debate. The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is hosting a municipal all-candidates public forum Oct. 9 at Northern United Place, according to chamber executive director Deneen Everett. A council candidates forum will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. before a forum for mayoral candidates - Mayor Mark Heyck and the challenger, John Himmelman - from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Evan Kiyoshi French