Forest fires currently raging in Northern Ontario are depending on help from across the country, including the NWT.
Canada’s Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications. Read More
In a July 4 Hay River Hub story, (‘Playschool closes after 25 years’), it was reported that the school closed in part because the Department of Education Culture and Employment (ECE) pulled its funding. ECE disputes this. In an emailed statement, Pam Coulter, an ECE spokesperson, said “ECE continues to fund spaces for children up to and including five-year-olds even with the introduction of JK (Junior Kindergarten) and currently has no plans to change that.” Coulter also said the only funding change for early childcare programs in the past few years was an increase in the rate per space. The Hub apologizes for any confusion or embarrassment this error may have caused.
One of the great sports secrets of Yellowknife is that there is an actual rugby club. Read More
The 2018 Folk on the Rocks festival will feature a lineup that not only includes female performers, but puts an emphasis on having both women and transgender artists play a leading role in the act. Read More
Last Tuesday we hiked to Cameron Falls, located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park, on the Ingraham Trail, approximately 47 kilometres east of Yellowknife. Read More
A hit and run that took place over the weekend may have been a targeted attack, says the family that runs Sushi Cafe.
Colten McNeely, a Fort Good Hope man charged with second-degree murder, has been granted bail.
by Gary Vivian, president, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines
I read with interest the recent News/North editorial, “Highway to ruin” to describe the recent government announcements to invest $140 million to advance the Mackenzie Valley Highway.
The editorial in News/North on July 9th opened with a quote from me back in 2014. Read More
A Behchoko man who kicked and punched an abruptly woken resident during a violent and “cruel” 2016 home invasion will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing next month. Read More
Over the next three editions, News/North will interview each of the three candidates for National Chief of the Dene Nation – Eileen Marlowe, Richard Edjericon and Norman Yakeleya – ahead of the Aug. 22 election. First up is Yakeleya, who has served in the past as the Sahtu MLA, chief of the Tulita Dene Band, a land claim negotiator and a chair of the Sahtu Tribal Council. Read More