Friday, December 6, 2013
No-show for sentencing
A Behchoko woman failed to appear in court on Wednesday in Yellowknife to receive her sentence.
Donna Camsell was convicted of impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident from an incident in July, 2012.
Judge Christine Gagnon issued a warrant for her arrest, but will hold it until Dec. 10, when the courts reconvene in Behchoko.
Camsell's lawyer, Jay Bran felt she might show up to receive her sentence then.
- Daniel Campbell
Ragged Ass among Canada's top 20 streets
Ragged Ass Road has been ranked the 20th coolest street in Canada recently by Vacay, a Canadian-focused travel publication.
"We were looking for streets that were very unique and special," said the publication's deputy editor Rod Charles. "Ragged Ass has just as much going for it as College Street in Toronto, in terms of history and stories."
Rue du Petit-Champlain in Quebec City topped the list of Top 20 Streets in Canada, while Yellowknife was the only Northern city to make the cut.
- Laura Busch
Lights for the trail
The City of Yellowknife is asking for donations of unwanted LED Christmas lights to help them in their plan to light up the McMahon Frame Lake Trail on Dec. 10. Donations should be made by that date if possible, but will be accepted into January for future events. The lights can be dropped off at any city facility, or donors can call the city if they'd prefer the lights picked up. The lights will start at the trail access at the end of Matonabee Street and will continue south along the trail.
- Candace Thomson
Outdoor rinks open
The City of Yellowknife currently has three outdoor ice rinks in operation; one at Tommy Forrest Ball Park, one at Forrest Drive Park, and another at Jeske Crescent. There is a speedskating oval at Tommy Forrest Ball Park, as well as a hockey rink. Residents are encouraged to do some laps and log their kilometres with the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club, in support of Yellowknife Olympic athlete Michael Gilday.
The city will be building rinks at Olexin Park, Frame Lake, and School Draw Park later this winter.
- Cody Punter