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Final tweaks on road to Whati

June 30, 2018

The GNWT and Tlicho Government seem to be in general agreement about what they want to tweak in the conditions of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board’s approval of the proposed 97-kilometre all-season road linking Highway 3 to Whati. Read More

Mackenzie Valley Highway going ahead

June 30, 2018

The Mackenzie Valley Highway project will see an investment of $102.5 million from the federal government and another $37.5 million from the GNWT, for a total investment of $140 million. Read More

Language and culture must be revitalized

June 30, 2018

Five years after Jackson Lafferty made the above comment, elders are involved in different capacities in every school in the territory and Indigenous culture is being integrated into the school environment and the lives of youth. Read More

Kindergarten on track

June 29, 2018

Children in kindergarten and junior kindergarten are deemed too young to compete in the NWT Track and Field Championships, held each year in Hay River. Read More

Yellowknife schools advance tech studies

June 29, 2018

While books still have a role, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 students in Grade 2 and up are experimenting with new ways to learn, including 3-D printing, coding and using stop-motion animation. Read More

GUEST COLUMN: The truth about Highway 3

June 29, 2018

Kevin McLeod is Assistant deputy minister of asset management with the GNWT’s Department of Infrastructure

An article was recently published in the weekend Yellowknifer titled “Surface of Hwy 3 is ‘a disaster’: trucker.” On behalf of the Department of Infrastructure (INF), I want to take this opportunity to respond to the article and highlight some key facts about this important link in our transportation network. Read More

EDITORIAL: Switching off EnerGuide a mistake

June 29, 2018

On the surface, the city’s decision to scrap the EnerGuide building code it adopted in 2010 is simply a bureaucratic move that has limited public interest and one that really won’t affect the average person. Read More

TALES FROM THE DUMP: When lightning strikes

June 28, 2018

A week ago today, in the wee hours of Friday, June 22, we had a humdinger of a thunder and lightning storm that lasted for hours. If that storm didn’t wake you up, then you are one mighty sound sleeper. Either that or you were comatose. Although you could have been both. Read More