Yellowknife getting its first pot paraphernalia shop

November 2, 2017

As the countdown to marijuana legalization continues, a new paraphernalia store is looking to help Yellowknifers who want to imbibe, do so in style.

Premium MJ, a shop aimed toward the sale of marijuana accessories and goodies, is planning to open its doors to the public next month.

Sara Murphy, 28, came across the idea of opening Premium MJ after the Government of Canada announced the legalization of marijuana. The owner of Yellowknife Tattoos and Harleys Hard Rock Saloon said she just wanted to make sure residents had the proper tools necessary to prepare for the anticipated July 2018 legalization date. Read More

Learning the financial ropes

October 31, 2017

A group of students have a better idea of the cost of doing business in the Kivalliq after participating in a business module at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat this past month. Read More

Town website gets major overhaul

October 31, 2017

A major improvement is underway for the website of the Town of Hay River.

Judy Goucher, the senior administrative officer for the town, said it is still a work in progress. Read More

Mine tour

October 31, 2017

Martin Plante, general manager of Agnico Eagle Mine’s (AEM) Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet, will be on hand when bus loads of Rankin residents head out to tour the Meliadine camp and mine on Saturday, Nov. 4. Read More

Small business tax changes bad for Nunavummiut

October 28, 2017

While the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) is busy collecting input from business owners in the region, the federal government – responding to public pressure – has scaled back some of its proposed tax reforms related to small businesses. Read More

Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

October 22, 2017

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut’s court costs, a judge has ruled. Taloyoak-based Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd. – a partnership between Aqsaqniq Ltd. and Yellowknife-based Discovery Air subsidiary Air Tindi – won the contract instead. Read More

Hello? Can you hear me?

October 22, 2017

Many recent long-distance calls to and from Cambridge Bay have involved some degree of crackling and sometimes the line temporarily cuts out.

The problem has persisted for almost a month, varying between a nuisance and an obstacle to getting work done. Read More

10,000 hours leads to success

October 21, 2017

Once a student support assistant, Gabriel Ulayok, on the urging of his brother and a friend, signed up at Meadowbank Gold Mine as a haul truck driver in 2012. Read More

Baffinland sets Canadian Arctic shipping record

October 21, 2017

Baffinland Iron Mines shipped 4.1 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffin Island to markets overseas between Aug. 2 and Oct. 17, the company announced on Oct. 18. Baffinland proclaimed that 56 Panamax cargo vessels, carrying an average of 72,600 tonnes of iron ore apiece over 75 days of open-water season, “marked the largest shipping program by volume ever executed in the Canadian High Arctic.”

No health and safety or environmental incidents occurred during transport, according to Baffinland. Read More

Farewell to Hwy 5 gravel

October 17, 2017

Highway 5’s final gravel section – which was completely chipsealed as of last month – was given a ceremonial farewell on Oct. 13. Read More

Working to help entrepreneurs

October 14, 2017

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week. The week-long event, scheduled for Sept 16 to 21, takes place across the country. Read More

First Air gets a makeover

October 13, 2017

First Air has cleared a new look for takeoff.

After 71 years in business, the arctic’s flagship airline has retired its multi-coloured sun logo and replaced it with a grey inuksuk graphic over a red background. Read More

Outstanding SAO recognized

October 13, 2017

Sambaa K’e’s Ruby Jumbo was named 2017’s Outstanding SAO of the Year by the Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT) at the organization’s annual general meeting on Oct. 5 in Yellowknife. Read More

Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

October 8, 2017

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to “engaging” with various agencies, organizations and governments to minimize the risk for caribou, according to Julie Leroux, communications adviser with Transport Canada. Read More

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

October 1, 2017

Qaggiavuut’s dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Read More

Large barge takes to the highway

September 26, 2017

A large barge made its way through Hay River on Sept. 20 in the final part of a highway journey all the way from Edmonton to the Great Slave Lake, and later up the Mackenzie River to Norman Wells. Read More

Cam Bay hires cruise ship coordinator

August 2, 2017


Cathryn Epp is the cruise ship coordinator and economic development officer for the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay.

Cruise ship passengers from around the world coming to Cambridge Bay this summer don’t know it, but Cathryn Epp is racing to ensure they have a most memorable experience.
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Yk chamber spring trade show draws 8,300 visitors

May 25, 2017
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo
Tiffany Thiem-Pennell, left, chats with Al Matesic at Good Times Soap Company booth at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Trade show on the weekend of May 13. In the back left, business owner Karen Wood also chats with a visitor. Robin Grant/NNSL photo

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North West Company buys airline

May 6, 2017

The North West Company (NWC), which owns and operates Northern and Northmart stores across Nunavut, announced April 28 it has purchased an air carrier and is terminating its cargo contracts with the Kivalliq- and Manitoba-servicing carrier Calm Air. Read More

Dollar store opens doors

May 2, 2017

If the crowd of people gathered waiting for the doors to open on April 29 is any indication, the new Great Canadian Dollar Store at the Wright Centre is off to a good start. Read More

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