Northern News Services and Canarctic Graphics, which prints our newspapers, made the difficult decision this weekend to suspend print publication until further notice. To do so on the week of our 48th anniversary makes the decision even harder.
But our number one concern at the moment, as with all businesses facing similarly tough decisions, is for the well-being of our staff and the public. Just too many people are required to be in one place to put together a newspaper. Now that COVID-19 has been detected in the Northwest Territories, continuing with print operations is simply not possible. Additionally, newsprint is becoming increasingly difficult to get into Yellowknife as shipping priorities turn to food and medical supplies.
That said, we still have stories to write and advertisers to feature, which is why ALL our newspapers will continue in a PDF format on this website free of charge for all readers. Look for your copy of News/North, Nunavut News, Hay River Hub, Inuvik Drum, Kivalliq News and Yellowknifer at its usual time at the top of our homepage. And please visit our contact page if you have a story people need to know about, you need an advertisement or just want to tell us what you think or how we’re doing.
In the meantime, be safe and check out old.nnsl.com for the latest news!