It’s all in the game
The public library is starting something new with a traditional form of entertainment – board games.Read More
Christmas classic returns to airwaves
After a successful series of performances prior to last Christmas, the radio play It’s a Wonderful Life is returning to the Hay River Heritage Centre.Read More
Craftspeople seek GNWT support
A call is being raised on the Hay River Reserve for more support for craftspeople and artists.Read More
Violent week in Kivalliq
It was a violent week in at least two Kivalliq communities earlier this month.
In Rankin Inlet, a woman was brought to the local health centre with multiple non-life threatening stab wounds on Nov. 10.Read More
Remembering Archie Beaulieu
For many Northerners, the work of Archie Beaulieau is instantly recognizable. It’s bright, bold, enchanting – and unmistakably rooted in a land that seems to live and breath through the canvas.
Beaulieu, who died recently at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer, achieved world-wide acclaim for his distinct depictions of Northern life, namely through his portrayals of Dene tradition, culture and folklore. Drawing influences from his roots as a member of the Tlicho First Nations, Beaulieu developed a unique brand of art that played with colour and married the abstract and the familiar.Read More
A life filled with learning ahead
Performer and actor Christine Tootoo, at 22, wields an impressive resume, with credits on circumpolar and national stages, the latest as part of the Kiviuq Returns ensemble cast.Read More
RCMP locate overdue person
RCMP responded to a search and rescue approximately 40 km outside of Inuvik and successfully located the overdue hunter and returned him to Inuvik Tuesday, Nov. 7.
A family member had notified the RCMP the previous Monday that the hunter had not been heard from and was suspected to have headed toward Husky Lakes, between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk.Read More
Upcoming events in Yellowknife for month of November
Check out what’s happening this month.
Mondays in November
— 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Looking for some peace of mind? Visit the Public Library’s meeting room and join the Shambhala Yellowknife group in meditation and conversation. Beginners are welcome and instruction is provided at the free event.
Psssst … have you heard of the four C’s?
Hey…National Addictions Awareness Week is November 12 – 18. It caused me to remember how I gave my poor mother a lot to worry about for many years because of my addiction to alcohol, but thankfully, I was able to stop drinking and she saw me sober for quite a while before her passing.Read More
Oil towns talk back
I was going through some old newspapers and found some clippings I had written about Esso. So what a surprise when I went to the store today.Read More
Hometown hero producer dies
Roman Bittman, who was raised in poverty in Hay River but went on to find success as a noted television and movie producer, has passed away.Read More
Pantomime premieres next week
An old British tradition is making a return to Yellowknife.Read More
Housing contract falls apart
Ulukhaktok Mayor Laverna Klengenberg says people in the community are “making due” with the housing they’ve got, but the community could use more social housing and some upgrades to the old homes that are currently there.
Meanwhile, three NWT Housing Corp. modular homes—which she believes are not for social housing but for market sale, as some of the corp.’s properties are—sit unfinished in the community as winter begins to set in.Read More
NWT Sport Hall of Fame welcomes class of 2017
An Olympic speedskater, an award-winning cross-country skier and one of the best biathlon coaches there ever was.
Those are the kind of people who are part of the NWT Sport Hall of Fame’s class of 2017.Read More
Ten colourful years
Like watercolours on a canvas, the community blended together to show support for the Yellowknife Watercolour Society’s 10-year anniversary this weekend.Read More
Bra Art a surprise hit
A new, unique and, as it turns out, very popular art project at the Hay River Regional Health Centre is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.Read More
Kerry Galusha and company and her rink nab few wins but show great promise at Kamloops Crown of Curling
For a team that has had virtually no ice to practice on in Yellowknife, Kerry Galusha and her rink have done pretty well at the HUB International Kamloops Crown of Curling.Read More
Northern magic on display
In a unique show launching this weekend, Canadians will get to see the cultural, artistic and athletic talents of the North up close. The From the North showcase is making its way first to the capitals of the North – Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit – and then the southern cities of Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.Read More
Something new in the way of exercising is being introduced to the area.
It’s called DANCEPL3Y, which is receiving glowing reviews after its first appearance in the area in September.Read More
Giving the kids a scare
Ghosts and ghouls will soon be making the rounds across Nunavut and the spirits have possessed residents of Cambridge Bay and Hall Beach.Read More
Tanya Tagaq documentary on the way
Cambridge Bay musical artist and activist Tanya Tagaq will be featured in a National Film Board documentary titled Throat, due for release in winter 2019.
The film will explore Tagaq’s creative talent and political stances while delivering “a 360-degree sound mix that will whirl around the audience like an immersive cyclone,” according to the National Film Board.Read More
Yk composer takes Toronto
Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden keeps reaching new heights and reaching across Canada with her work.Read More
Safety and fun at Yellowknife fire hall open house
A three year old driving a fire truck is not something you see everyday.Read More
Arsenic could be encased in glass
The most promising method for permanently storing the 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust underground at Giant Mine could be putting it under glass.Read More
Main Street’s storied past on the NACC stage
The Tale of a Town brought Yellowknife stories to the NACC stage Saturday and asked big questions about the future of communities forever changed by big box stores and development.Read More
Arviat joins the circus
Many folks in Arviat were captivated by a world of performance art, skill and fantasy when the Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to the community earlier this month.Read More
NSCC inmates start letter writing campaign
As many as 80 inmates, more than half the men in custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) have put pen to paper writing open letters to MLAs and the minister of justice.
The letters outline grievances about how things are run at the facility such as a lack of quality programming, the removal of the recreation director and the inability to access exams for educational upgrading. That is according to inmate Daniel Gillis who said he not only wrote one of the letters, but encouraged other inmates to do the same.Read More
Festival will mix storytelling with music and film
The second show of the 2017 Northern Arts and Cultural Centre season in Inuvik brings homegrown talent to the Midnight Sun Complex.Read More
Show allows Yk artists to ‘come out of the closet’
Every year Rosalind Mercredi continues to marvel over the amount of creativity that can fit onto a six by six inch canvas.Read More
A mouthwatering tale of Northern treats
by Walt Humphries
When I was writing about lingon or low bush cranberries, it occurred to me that since Amazon and Ikea are selling them, why isn’t there a market for northern berries at least here in the North?Read More
Expressive arts therapy practice comes to Yellowknife
Natasha Duchene, a multigenre performance artist who has traveled the world before landing in Yellowknife, is opening a new kind of space for people to experiment with the arts.Read More
Sixties Scoop settlement met with mixed feelings
Roy Dahl grew up with a foot in two different worlds, and didn’t feel at home in either.Read More
Art breaks down homelessness walls
Artist Terry Pamplin made the first brushstrokes Wednesday on a larger-than-life portrait of one of Yellowknife’s most well-known residents.Read More
Thanksgiving Photo Feature: Turkey and all the fixings at the Salvation Army
The dining hall at the Salvation Army Yellowknife was bustling Monday, with volunteers dishing up a feast and community members lining up for a popular meal. The organization usually serves around 200 people each year, executive director Byron Hardy says.Read More
The magical, thrilling, Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to Arviat this past week.Read More
Isuma showcase in Toronto
Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21.
“This anniversary presents an opportunity to take a look at what has been accomplished over the years. Isuma has contributed a incomparable body of work to contemporary Inuit visual culture,” said curator Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk.Read More
Murder in the high Arctic
Step back in time to a land of extremes, where men toiled to find the Northwest passage and murder in the high Arctic changed a culture forever.Read More
Music and spoken word festival tours the NWT
A traveling music and storytelling show is bringing two inspiring Northern women to the stage this week.Read More
Satellite regulation improvements
Finance Minister Robert McLeod told the legislative assembly last week that the GNWT is lobbying the federal government to improve the satellite regulatory system.
“The potential of growing Inuvik through national and international customers is very positive for our territory’s future,” he stated, referencing completion of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link earlier this year.
“Current federal licensing processes for satellite telecommunications are outdated, but our government will work with Canada to encourage them to modernize their regulatory regime and better support these opportunities for Inuvik.”Read More
Prisoner who suffered fractured ribs in custody is freed
A Yellowknife man, who suffered two ribs fractured while in RCMP custody in July has been released from jail after 70 days in pre-trial custody.Read More
Police officer broke man’s ribs in jail, court told
A Yellowknife lawyer is calling for a lighter sentence for his client after an RCMP officer kneed him in the back while in jail, breaking two of his ribs.Read More
Yk’ers invited to re-imagine the city
Residents are invited to re-imagine Yellowknife through a collaborative art project at Centre Square Mall this week.Read More
Yellowknife painter-turned-sculptor shares his creative process
John Sabourin has been sculpting in soapstone and chlorite for a quarter-century.Read More
Photographer brings the East Arm to Yk
Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.
These lines, from a poem by Mary Oliver, are part of the inspiration East Arm resident Kristen Gilbertson Olesen took to document 30 years of life on the Hoarfrost River. On Saturday, she debuted those photos as part of a collection called Beyond Taltheilei to a crowded room at the Yellowknife Public Library.Read More
Everything’s popping up artists
The richness of the territory’s art and culture was on display at a pop-up gallery in Yellowknife last week.Read More