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FROM HANSARD: Pushing out the dealers in housing

March 14, 2018

The following is an edited exchange taken from Hansard in the legislative assembly Wednesday, Feb. 28, between Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson and Caroline Cochrane, minister responsible for the Housing Corporation. The topic was public housing policies in the territory regarding drug trafficking and bootlegging. Read More

Action at Pine Point

March 12, 2018

Pine Point’s new owner is signaling an aggressive push towards getting the site’s lead-zinc stores estimated and the financial feasibility of the project defined. Read More

A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The procession of carriages

March 12, 2018

Friends, reading about a recent class-action lawsuit brought to bear on behalf of surviving patients of the segregated Charles Camsell Indian Hospital brings to mind a chapter, The Procession of Carriages, in my upcoming book, From Bear Rock Mountain. Read More

Wired for a trades career

March 11, 2018

Leland Chinna is a three-time competitor at Skills Canada NWT’s territorial competition, and electrical wiring is leading to bigger and better things. Read More

Researchers say mining, not Indigenous hunters, should be focus in caribou management

March 10, 2018

A research article published last Wednesday asserts that Indigenous hunters aren’t to blame for caribou population declines, specifically that of the Bathurst herd, and that the GNWT should be regulating mining, and its impacts on the land, rather than harvest amounts.

“Undermining subsistence: Barren-ground caribou in a ‘tragedy of open access'” was published in Science Advances, authored by three Canadian academics with ties to the North. Read More

UPDATED: Man killed after exiting vehicle on Highway 3

March 9, 2018

A 35-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck near mile marker 311 on Highway 3 early Friday morning.

After exiting his parked northwest-bound vehicle alongside the highway, the man was hit by an oncoming truck travelling towards Yellowknife, RCMP stated in a press release Friday afternoon.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Yellowknifers map ‘little free libraries’ across city

March 8, 2018

Yellowknife is adding its 10 or so “little-free libraries” to the map of 50,000 such structures in a phenomenon that has been spreading to front lawns around the planet.

“In the summer I’ll see kids sitting out on the front lawn with their bikes, just looking at books,” said one little free library custodian, Judith Murdock. Read More

SNOWKING WINTER FESTIVAL: Imagine Snowking’s Snow Castle 2.0

March 8, 2018

by Joel Maillet, a.k.a. Avalanche Kid

Years ago the Snowking gave me a book titled, Ice Palaces. I take it down from time to time when I am searching for inspiration. In the book it describes how, 130 years ago, in places like St Paul, Minnesota and Montreal, Quebec, ice-harvesting ice was a huge industry. Read More

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