Eric Binion is a coffee connoisseur.
He loves it — and drinks a lot of it. But when Binion first relocated to Yellowknife five years ago, something was missing from his morning cup of joe. Read More
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
The Town of Hay River has faced a number of problems in the water and sewer line replacement project on Wright Crescent. Read More
Managing a sweet-tooth craving is a traditional part of Halloween.
While many of those tasty treats come in the form of chocolate bars or candy corns one Yellowknifer is doing things a little bit differently. Read More
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
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
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
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
For people travelling to Iqaluit for medical travel, the news that Nova Hotels has bought the Discovery Boutique Hotel may be of interest.
Nova Hotels officially announced Oct. 16 that it has purchased the hotel. Read More
An agriculture conference focusing on food growers and producers – believed to be the first of its kind ever in the NWT – was held at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre last weekend. Read More
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
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility. Read More
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
A chef – famous in Quebec and well-known in food circles across Canada and around the world – made a stop in Hay River on Sept. 19 to help promote the whitefish of Great Slave Lake. Read More
Five people summoned the courage and the money to take the plunge and launch an eatery in Cambridge Bay almost six months ago.
Earlier this month, Bell Canada announced its customer information was illegally accessed by an anonymous hacker. Read More
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
The signs are looking encouraging that Pine Point may emerge sometime in the coming years as a working mine. Read More