Letters to the editor help Yellowknifer reflect the city’s broad range of opinions
I wrote my first letter to the editor in high school.
I was in Grade 12 during the 2000 presidential election, when Green Party candidate Ralph Nader was running against Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.Read More
What’s in those rocks?
GNWT has created a monster
Don’t be a slave to the name
Kylik Kisoun Taylor of Tundra North Tours provided the boldest recommendation during a planning meeting for the 2018 Inuvik Sunrise Festival: change the date, away from the actual time the sun rises.Read More
Flawed speakers present as honest role models
Clear in the opening keynotes at the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s YOUth Matter conference this week in Inuvik was the acknowledgement of flawed pasts.Read More
Grounded aviation tour a disappointment
Hundreds of people enjoyed the show when the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour dazzled Inuvik and surrounding communities early this June.Read More
Running? Leave your headphones at home
Opinion – When the Heart Says No by Roy Erasmus
Notice all those people walking, running, or biking while using earphones or earbuds? Well, please don’t do that. And, please tell your kids to leave their headphones at home while walking, running, or biking outside. It’s not safe. Eschia!Read More
Dump Tale: Columnist Walt Humphries discusses how to avoid wildfire disaster
Much ado about arsenic and why are we only getting around to the lake warnings now?
Making carbon pricing work for Northerners – Michael Miltenberger
The national carbon price is coming.
The new, federally mandated levy on greenhouse gas emissions comes into effect next year, setting a minimum $10 per tonne of emissions beginning in 2018 and rising $10 each year to reach $50 per tonne in 2022.Read More
Nothing to see here, move along please
James O’Connor is editor of News/North
It’s a beautiful time of year in the Northwest Territories. Spring is here, the snow is pretty much gone and the ice is melting as fast as a cube in a California cocktail.Read More
Floating an idea of a floating capital
Beware the unnamed source in news stories, warns Yellowknifer editor Randi Beers
Cece McCauley- Elders talk residential schools and why does government meet without the people?
Halfway to hearing the words ‘Doctor Mountain’ – NWT News/North columnist Antoine Mountain
Consensus government in the NWT has run its course
The issue: Consensus government
We say: Doesn’t workRead More
This too shall pass, says NWT News/North Editor James OConnor
Can journalists be activists?
The answer is yes, no – well, it depends
Last week, former Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole announced he’d been given an ultimatum.
“Toronto Star says I can’t be a columnist and an activist at the same time, so I’m giving up my column,” he tweeted last Thursday morning.
He linked to a blog post, which went into the situation in greater detail. That week, Toronto Star’s editorial page editor, Andrew Phillips, took him aside to discuss an April 20 incident in which Cole refused to leave his chair after giving a deputation at a Toronto Police Services board meeting. Cole was there to speak against police carding.Read More