GNWT to re-examine rehab followup

December 17, 2017 - NWT

The territorial health minister joined several MLAs for a tour of the addictions facilities with which the GNWT is partnered, to get a better understanding of what NWT residents experience going south for addictions treatment and what they need when they come back home.

Read More

Man injured in RCMP cells wants video made public

October 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

A lawyer representing a man who suffered two fractured ribs after an RCMP officer kneed him in the back while in jail has withdrawn an allegation of police misconduct.

Last week, lawyer Jay Bran asked judge Garth Malakoe to play a video he said would show his client Michael Cotchilly being kneed while handcuffed on the floor by Const. Chris Alward.

Read More

Family violence moves behind closed doors

October 12, 2017 - Inuvik

Ruth Goose remembers that bruises, black eyes and swollen lips were a much more common sight in public years ago.

Read More

Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams capture Sandman Hotel Icebreaker in Richmond, B.C.

October 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Wolfpack bantams are in full swing and just to prove it, they went out and showed why they will likely have a very successful season.

Read More

J.H. Sissons wins Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament

October 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

J.H. Sissons School won the Yellowknife Schools Squash Tournament, held at the Racquet Club on Oct. 6. But they didn’t know that until contacted by Yellowknifer to talk about it on Wednesday. Surprise.

Read More

William McDonald wins grand aggregate and total points banners at NWT Cross-Country Championships

October 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

In cross-country running, it’s survival of the fittest. And William McDonald School is the fittest.

Read More

Life of regret after one chance to speak out

October 12, 2017 - Inuvik

Jerry Lennie missed the chance to intervene when a relative was being abused, and it still burns in his mind.

Read More

Lost bird makes for historic sighting

October 12, 2017 - Inuvik

A quiet Monday morning down by the boat launch turned into a monumental rush for avid birder Ray Suchodolski.

Read More

A mouthwatering tale of Northern treats

October 11, 2017 - Yellowknife

by Walt Humphries

When I was writing about lingon or low bush cranberries, it occurred to me that since Amazon and Ikea are selling them, why isn’t there a market for northern berries at least here in the North?

Read More

Expressive arts therapy practice comes to Yellowknife

October 11, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Natasha Duchene, a multigenre performance artist who has traveled the world before landing in Yellowknife, is opening a new kind of space for people to experiment with the arts.

Read More

Councillors mull excluding themselves from conduct review committee:

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The city’s senior administrative officer will select potential members for a conduct review committee that will investigate complaints lodged against city councillors.

Read More

Missing power generators starting to materialize

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Generators the Northwest Territories Power Corporation ordered to replace aging infrastructure at its Jackfish power plant in 2015 are expected to arrive in Yellowknife soon – nearly two years behind schedule.

Read More

Sixties Scoop settlement met with mixed feelings

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Roy Dahl grew up with a foot in two different worlds, and didn’t feel at home in either.

Read More

An embarrassment of council crises

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Judging by the war of words erupting at city hall between Mayor Mark Heyck and city councillor Niels Konge the two men have decided now is a good time to launch their 2018 municipal election campaigns.

Read More

City ‘beating at the bushes’ for safe ride money

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The city is pushing for more money to continue operating a safe ride vehicle that brings intoxicated individuals to shelters around Yellowknife, but that money won’t be coming from the territorial government.

Read More

Yard sale raises $5,000 for Debogorski family

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

It started with a request for a few helping hands to help build a ramp to Andrew Debogorski’s home, and ended up with a sale of everything from doors to lighting to a $5 toilet.

Read More

Minister opens taps for NWT Brewing

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The NWT Brewing Company will soon be able to sell its beer directly to licensed businesses.

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod made the announcement last Wednesday in the legislative assembly to the applause of MLAs and a smiling Fletcher Stevens, owner of the brewery, who was watching things unfold from the public gallery.

Read More

Kugluktuk man jumps at apprenticeship opportunity, becomes journeyman mechanic

October 10, 2017

Darren Ihumatak doesn’t hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself.

Read More

Art breaks down homelessness walls

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Artist Terry Pamplin made the first brushstrokes Wednesday on a larger-than-life portrait of one of Yellowknife’s most well-known residents.

Read More

“We are not disposable”

October 10, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

 

They walked – some silently, some in tears, some with laughter and hugs – all to remember and honour their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends who have gone missing or had their lives cut short by violence.

Read More

Rankin hearts Toronto

October 10, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The excitement was unmistakeable as more than 30 players from the Rankin Rock atom and peewee hockey teams, their coaches and chaperones left Rankin Inlet on Oct. 6 to begin the first leg of the Experiences Canada Hockey Exchange program with the Mimico Canadiens in Toronto.

Read More

Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club beaten but not bruised at U-15 Cup in Calgary

October 10, 2017 - Yellowknife

There’s an old saying that offence sells tickets but defence wins championships.

Competing at the U-15 Cup in Calgary, part of Canada Soccer’s Toyota Club Nationals, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club’s U15 girls outfit, the Sundogs, found they had plenty of defence but no offence. Turns out there’s an exception to the rule after all.

Read More

Learning the ins and outs of WIMPS

October 10, 2017 - Yellowknife

Ron Hiscock is leaving town and I would like to thank him for his contributions to our league and wish him well for the future.

Read More

Yk Minor Hockey Association joins in on World Girls Hockey Weekend with Girls Long Game

October 10, 2017 - Yellowknife

Girls hockey is seeing a resurgence in Yellowknife.

Need proof? See what happened this past Saturday at the Multiplex.

Read More

Vandals must know the consequences

October 10, 2017 - Kivalliq

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities.

Break-and-enters have been a far bigger problem over the past two decades than vandalism.

Read More

Hockey camp

October 10, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Season Opener hockey camp will get underway in Rankin Inlet this coming week, running from Oct. 17 to 21.

The camp is open to all registered minor hockey players and offers both on-ice and off-ice instruction, as well as an excellent literacy component.

Read More

Pride and commitment

October 10, 2017 - Naujaat

A promotion can mean many things to many people, but, in the cadet program, one thing you can count on is that it’s well-deserved.

Read More

Whooping cough

October 10, 2017 - Kivalliq

Nunavut’s Department of Health has asked everyone to ensure their immunization records are up to date after confirming cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in Arviat and Rankin Inlet.

Whooping cough is preventable with a vaccine, yet a May 2016 outbreak of the contagious disease in Nunavut saw 154 cases confirmed in 11 communities. The outbreak lasted until April of 2017 before being brought under control by an intense campaign that saw more than 6,000 people vaccinated.

The most severe cases of the disease strike children under the age of 12 months.

Read More

Thanksgiving Photo Feature: Turkey and all the fixings at the Salvation Army

October 9, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The dining hall at the Salvation Army Yellowknife was bustling Monday, with volunteers dishing up a feast and community members lining up for a popular meal. The organization usually serves around 200 people each year, executive director Byron Hardy says.

Read More

Missing Indigenous women and girls remembered on walk

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

A Sisters In Spirit Vigil Walk – to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada – took place in Hay River on Oct. 4.

Read More

Grad student studying KFC closure in Yk

October 9, 2017 - Yellowknife

It was big news in Yellowknife in the summer of 2015 when Kentucky Fried Chicken kicked the bucket after 48 years in the city.

So big in fact that the iconic restaurant’s closure will be the topic of a report by a University of Ottawa professor and one of her students.

Read More

GNWT honours long-service employees

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The GNWT has recognized some of its long-service employees in the Hay River area.

At an annual ceremony on Oct. 4, workers who had reached five-year milestones – up to 30 years of service – were honoured.

Read More

Culture camp in walking distance

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Students in Hay River now don’t have far to go for a culture camp.

It’s just a short walk away at the back of Harry Camsell School.

Read More

Hay River woman closer to double lung transplant

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Dawn Loutit of Hay River expects to be added in November to a waiting list for a double lung transplant while the question of who pays for her flight is still being worked out.

Read More

Editorial: The faces of Canada

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Maybe we shouldn’t admit it, but we watch a lot of television.

And television can be – depending on what you are watching, of course – educational or just a complete waste of time. But that is just taking into account the TV programs you are watching.

Read More

Behchoko dangerous driver gets 10 months in jail

October 9, 2017 - Yellowknife

A Behchoko man has been sentenced to 10 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing bodily harm following a hit and run crash in July 2016. Samuel Simpson smiled at supporters and appeared relieved after he was sentenced by judge Karan Shaner in Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Oct. 11.

Read More

Health minister says about 60 jobs at proposed long-term care facility

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The minister of Health and Social Services has provided an estimate of how many jobs might be created in Hay River from a proposed 48-bed long-term care facility.

Read More

Dene welcome governor general

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The Dene Nation has welcomed Canada’s new Governor General.

The Dene Nation extends its wholehearted congratulations to Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette for taking the formal oath of office as Canada’s 29th Governor General. We wish Her Excellency every success in representing the Queen,” stated Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus in an Oct. 2 news release, adding Dene leaders look forward to meeting Payette to discuss treaty and Aboriginal rights.

Read More

Soup Kitchen plans fundraiser

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The Hay River Soup Kitchen is planning a fundraiser called A Taste of Soup on Oct. 28.

The event will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church, beginning at 6 p.m.

It will feature homemade soup and sandwiches, along with a silent auction, entertainment and door prizes.

Read More

One step at a time

October 9, 2017 - Baker Lake

The final public hearings on the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-owned Whale Tail Pit project were held in front of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker Lake from Sept. 19-22.

Read More

Schumann says first season of GNWT barging a success

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Wally Schumann says the GNWT is nearing the “successful completion” of its first season operating Marine Transportation Services for communities on the Mackenzie River and the Arctic coast.

Read More

Open house by fire department

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The Hay River Fire Department will hold an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Community residents are being invited to check out the department’s equipment – including the pumpers, tankers, ambulances and rescue units – and visit with firefighters.

The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 8 to 14.

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.

Read More

Scholarship winner

October 9, 2017 - Scholarship winner

Art Sateana, 21, of Rankin Inlet was announced as the 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Qulliq Energy Corp’s Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier Scholarship this past month.

The scholarship is presented each year to a student pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Sateana, a straight A student, is enrolled in the third year of working toward his bachelor of science degree at the University of Manitoba’s Health Careers Access Program in Winnipeg.

Sateana plans on eventually earning his medical degree and working in Nunavut as a doctor.

Read More

Fallen RCMP constable honoured 10 years later

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Ten years later, the memory of Const. Christopher Worden remains as strong as ever in Hay River, where he fell in the line of duty in 2007.

Read More

No ice, no problem

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

Even the lack of ice could not stop a group of young hockey enthusiasts in Hay River from celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend.

Read More

Taltson hydro shutdown set

October 9, 2017 - Hay River

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced a shutdown of the Taltson hydro power plant.

According the power corp., the shutdown is planned to begin at 8 a.m. on Oct. 12 and end at 6 p.m. that day so maintenance can be carried out on a transmission line.

During the shutdown, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Resolution and Buffalo Junction will be run on diesel power.

Oct. 13 is an alternate day for the shutdown in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Read More
1 14 15 16 17 18 38