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
Inspired by Sweden’s work to become carbon-neutral by 2045, environmental advocacy groups like Ecology North are investigating the feasibility and carbon footprints of “waste to energy” systems. Read More
I would like to dedicate this column to Cece Hodgson McCauley, for all the work she has done in and for the North. And for her decades of writing a newspaper column in Yellowknifer’s sister paper, News/North. Read More
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
This week I spoke with a woman who brought forth her idea to incorporate Indigenous-planned programming to the offerings that the charitable organization she works for in Whitehorse provides.
Jasmine Keogak won gold in the hairstyling competition at the Regional Skills Competition held in Inuvik March 1.
Tseada Gebeyhu, a Grade 5 student at East Three Elementary School, participated in the 2018 regional learning fair with a project about her home country, Ethiopia.
This year, nine-year-old Paige Loreen of Inuvik was the youngest-ever director to participate in the Dead North Film Festival (DNFF).
Mayor Brad Mapes says the new rec centre will soon be open, although he is not giving any target date. Read More
Hay River’s Brendan Green says last month’s Olympic Winter Games may have been the end of his Olympic career.
“That was quite likely my last Olympic Games,” said the biathlete in an e-mail exchange with The Hub, although he added he is not certain. “I’ll re-evaluate and reflect when the season is over in April and decide from there.” Read More
There I was sitting on my couch reading some news on my phone on March 3, my youngest daughter listening to the Finger Family song on YouTube for the umpteen-millionth time. Read More
A band of brave adventurers combines their skills to escape a maze of deadly traps and dangerous creatures. Meanwhile, golden-armored warriors face a horde of robotic foes. Elsewhere, wizards duel with spells and try to guess their opponent’s next move. Read More
Horror fans and filmmakers united this past weekend at the Dead North Film Festival to watch and premiere 48 indie movies. Read More
An error appeared in an article in Friday’s Yellowknifer (“Barbs exchanged at rental board hearing,” March 2). Aya Burshan’s name was misspelled. Yellowknifer regrets the error and any embarrassment or confusion it may have caused.
With the GNWT Campaign Schools for Women taking place in Yellowknife this weekend, I’ll review some thoughts from cabinet minister Caroline Cochrane, who I spoke to for my podcast about on women running for political office. Read More
“Shockingly high” crime rates continue to plague the territories, the publishers of an annual criminal justice system report card that hands NWT a “C” grade say. Read More
Friends, the question of the GNWT coming up with its new Mental Health Act brings up some topics, or rather, directions, which needs addressing. Read More
After four youth died by suicide last year, Fort Simpson is turning to its own wealth of community knowledge and resources in schools to improve mental health outcomes. Read More
It’s amazing what a generation can do.
Back when I played youth sports, all we wanted to do was get out there, win the game, make fun of the other team because we beat them and then pile back pizza/fries/hot dogs/insert any other sort of junk food kids eat after a game. Read More
I grew up with a reputation for being strange and even crazy and not in the good way, though true to form, I never managed to get my qualification papers. The last few years out here in the silent wilderness have helped me understand how my life was affected by an undiagnosed childhood mental illness which had devastating lifelong consequences. Read More
Unless the federal government gets its act together, it’s looking more and more like space won’t be the final frontier for a satellite array in Inuvik. Read More
You can claim a disability tax credit (DTC) of $8,113 for 2017 if you have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment. You can claim another $4,773 if you are under age 18 in the year. Read More