Opinion

EDITORIAL: Grain shipping an idea that floats

May 5, 2018

A “grim” outlook for the territory, according to the Conference Board of Canada, should have politicians and government departments actively seeking out bigger picture, viable revenue generators that will keep the NWT moving upward and not spiralling downward where industry is concerned. Read More

The importance of preserving history

May 5, 2018

Life being the strange thing it is, I took my Grade nine at Monkmoor School for Girls in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The building is a beautiful Tudor black and white timbered structure made up of two large court yards surrounded by gardens. Read More

COLUMN: Dear Ottawa: looking for some traditional Federal vision

May 5, 2018

by Gary Vivian, President, NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

“It is inconceivable that all lands north of the 60th parallel, representing 35 per cent of Canada’s land area, which we believe contain a great resource potential, will remain as an undeveloped portion of Canada.” Read More

A story of unrequited love

May 1, 2018

Last week I received a last-minute invite from my dad, North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) president Bill Enge, to attend a two-day Indigenous law conference in Vancouver. Read More

SPORTS TALK: The ice man leaveth – sadly

April 27, 2018

We’ve all made ice, haven’t we?

Grab a tray, pour some water in it, let it freeze and you have frozen dihydrogen oxide. H2O as we call it because we’ve all forgotten Grade 9 chemistry and I’m not about to pull out my periodic table. Helium is still the second-lightest in terms of atomic weight, right? Read More

Amnesty for pot users

April 26, 2018

With marijuana scheduled to be legalized this summer, the federal government is looking at the possibility of amnesty for people with convictions for simple pot possession. Read More

PUCK DROPPINGS: Wade Hamer Hockey League closed for the season

April 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Jon Howe bids farewell to the Wade Hamer Hockey League season, better known as WIMPS. As he does every season, he gave us some laughs about the goings-on within the mediocre section of the hockey-playing universe in Yellowknife and is in need of a well-deserved summer off.

Pay special attention to the final two paragraphs – you may find something you like. Read More

Privacy law is a sham

April 19, 2018

Last year, the City of Yellowknife was caught with its pants down when an apparently disgruntled employee stole hundreds of emails from former senior administrative officer Dennis Kefalas, which were then leaked to the press. Read More

Letter to the editor: Environmentalists get things done

April 17, 2018

From: France Benoit,

Yellowknife

Dear editor,

In the April 13 Yellowknifer column by city editor James O’Connor, he writes that in the midst of putting together the Earth Week edition of your paper, “Someone asked: What ever happened to acid rain? And what about the huge hole in the ozone that was supposed to fry us all? Read More

Social media spring detox

April 17, 2018

Last August, I undertook my first social media detox and removed all my social media apps – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and Pinterest – from my phone for two weeks while I was on family vacation with my three girls in Calgary. Read More

COLUMN: Mary Jane at the door

April 12, 2018

Despite the growing evidence debunking the long-held stance (by some) that marijuana is a gateway drug leading to the use of much heavier drugs, those who bought into the flawed theory decades ago stubbornly hang onto a time-proven weapon to perpetuate belief in the myth – fearmongering! Read More

Trail trash needs amnesty

April 10, 2018

Environmental eyesores and illegal dumping in and around Yellowknife continue to reveal the truly ugly nature of some people. Read More