Man rescued after he is trapped under vehicle
Updated Oct 23
A man was rushed to hospital by ambulance in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning following a dramatic rescue after a pickup truck rolled down a steep embankment on the Ingraham Trail, trapping the man underneath it.Read More
Drug kingpin gets nine years
A Yellowknife man has been sentenced to nine years in jail after he pleaded guilty to being what the prosecutor described as the kingpin of a sophisticated illegal drug ring in the city.Read More
Cambridge Bay geese died of natural causes
More than 1,000 starving geese couldn’t overcome fog and strong winds near Cambridge Bay in August, according to veterinarians who examined the remains of some of the birds.Read More
GNWT to build fish plant in Hay River
The GNWT has decided to proceed with building a new fish plant in Hay River.Read More
Man rescued after falling through ice
Rescue personnel responded to the entrance to the Dettah Ice Road of Yellowknife Bay Friday afternoon after a report of a person had fallen through the ice into the freezing water near the houseboats at Jolliffe Island.
Officials confirmed a man was pulled from the water by people nearby before responders arrived. The man wasn’t seriously injured. Police advise people to stay off the thin ice that’s forming on bodies of water around the city.Read More
Accused in murder case to be tried by judge alone
Yellowknife residents won’t be tapped to serve in what could have been one of the largest jury pools in NWT history for a murder trial scheduled to begin next April.
Denecho King, 25, changed his election to be tried by a judge and jury in Supreme Court on Monday.Read More
Cooking up a trip
Eight years after he attended the Dreamcatchers Aboriginal Youth Conference, Michael Ciboci was busy finishing some Chinese takeout to help fundraise for a new crop of youth to head to this year’s event.Read More
After an exhilarating year and a half at the helm of Yellowknifer, editor Randi Beers is moving on – here’s what she’s learned
Crazy Cookie Lady provides a remedy for anyone ailing from a sweet tooth
Managing a sweet-tooth craving is a traditional part of Halloween.
While many of those tasty treats come in the form of chocolate bars or candy corns one Yellowknifer is doing things a little bit differently.Read More
Medical emergency at Remembrance Day ceremony
A Yellowknife man is stable in hospital following a medical emergency.
The episode occurred Saturday morning during the Remembrance Day observation at St. Patrick High School.
Don Asher, second vice-president of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164, was seated in the right-middle section alongside military members. He was about to present the legion’s wreath before he collapsed. Asher was then promptly rushed to the hospital.Read More
Parsons back in as UNW president
Todd Parsons has been re-elected as president of the Union of Northern Workers following a vote Sunday, marking the beginning of his sixth term as top brass.Read More
Reporter witnesses drug sting at hotel
The Inuvik Drum had a ringside seat to a dramatic scene Nov. 6 as an apparent undercover drug investigation unfolded at the Nova Inn.
Two criminal events appeared to take place in one day but it wasn’t clear at press time if they were related.
Around 1 a.m., a hotel guest asked the one Nova staff member on duty for help using the laundry machines, a source told the Drum.Read More
Man dies in single vehicle crash
A 25-year-old Yellowknife man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on the Dettah Rd. about 8:30 Thursday morning.Read More
More complaints against city councillor Konge
Complaints against Yellowknife city councillor Niels Konge are numerous and more egregious than previously reported, according to one city councillor.Read More
Tricks and treats postponed in Nunavut capital
Mother Nature is providing all the chills and thrills today.
With the announcement from the City of Iqaluit that it was shutting down the morning of Oct. 31, all human Halloween activities and celebrations were officially rescheduled to Nov. 1 in the capital.Read More
Aklavik study makes medical impact
The North American medical community is changing the way it treats a stomach bacteria with the potential to cause cancer thanks, in part, to residents of Aklavik.
After a study of 376 people in Aklavik, along with participants from Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk and Old Crow, Yukon, researchers have changed the types and duration of antibiotics courses they prescribe for Helicobacter pylori.Read More
Police officer broke man’s ribs in jail, court told
A Yellowknife lawyer is calling for a lighter sentence for his client after an RCMP officer kneed him in the back while in jail, breaking two of his ribs.Read More
The last plank’s finally in place for Yk’s Rotary Park
After nearly a decade of persistence, a service club’s “legacy project” has been completed.
The Rotary Club of Yellowknife has officially completed the Rotary Club Boardwalk, located at the entrance to the Dettah ice road in Old Town.
The boardwalk has been under construction since 2007. During the almost decade long process, members of the rotary club have been adding to the project every fall to ensure it stays unique and up-to-date with the community.Read More
Apartment tenants express anger over ‘disgusting’ neighbours
A number of tenants at Crestview Apartment building are frustrated with what they see as deteriorating conditions since residents from Housing First moved in last year.
Kimberly Paul and her 11-year-old son Dylan Picard reside in one of the building’s units on 52 Avenue near 49 Street. Paul said she fully supports the program which houses people who would otherwise be homeless.
However, she says what she’s experienced in the past year in the building has her questioning how the program is being run.Read More
Yellowknife city boss emails detail ‘poisoned environment’
Hundreds of leaked emails from city hall reveal a deteriorating relationship between the city’s top bureaucrat and city council in 2014.Read More
Passengers describe hellish flight
It was a harrowing flight for about 70 Yellowknife-bound passengers Monday night after an extreme air-rage incident forced their WestJet flight from Calgary to be diverted to Fort McMurray.Read More
Sharpe foils suspected dope dealer
Vince Sharpe’s curiosity and sense of duty helped foil a presumed drug dealer in town.Read More
Justice Minister remains in power
Minister Louis Sebert can rest a little easier after a majority of MLAs voted down a motion to remove him from cabinet Wednesday.Read More
NWT sees stake claims double
New data out of the Slave Geological Province led to small staking surge this year.
At 184 claims (totalling 1,390 square kilometres) staked in the Northwest Territories, the number has more than doubled that of 2016, according to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.Read More
An ill-fated trip with Hip’s Gord Downie and Yellowknifer’s Fishin’ Technician
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in Yellowknifer on Aug. 1, 2001. It follows a visit to Yellowknife by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, who performed at Folk on the Rocks, filmed a music video for his solo album Coke Machine Glow and found time to hit the water with Yellowknifer’s Fishin’ Technician who had just returned to civilization after a lengthy canoe trip. Downie died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.Read More
Yellowknife getting its first pot paraphernalia shop
As the countdown to marijuana legalization continues, a new paraphernalia store is looking to help Yellowknifers who want to imbibe, do so in style.
Premium MJ, a shop aimed toward the sale of marijuana accessories and goodies, is planning to open its doors to the public next month.
Sara Murphy, 28, came across the idea of opening Premium MJ after the Government of Canada announced the legalization of marijuana. The owner of Yellowknife Tattoos and Harleys Hard Rock Saloon said she just wanted to make sure residents had the proper tools necessary to prepare for the anticipated July 2018 legalization date.Read More
Yellowknife gets set to remember
Canadian soldiers who paid the ultimate price as well as other military members, past and present, are to be honoured this weekend with a number of events to mark Remembrance Day.Read More
Luxury hotel on hold
A planned luxury lodge on the Dettah Road may have a hard time accepting reservations this winter.Read More
North Slave Metis Alliance wins court battle
The president of the North Slave Metis Alliance (NSMA) could not contain his excitement last week after winning a federal court case that pitted the two NWT Metis organizations against each other.Read More
NSCC inmates start letter writing campaign
As many as 80 inmates, more than half the men in custody at the North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) have put pen to paper writing open letters to MLAs and the minister of justice.
The letters outline grievances about how things are run at the facility such as a lack of quality programming, the removal of the recreation director and the inability to access exams for educational upgrading. That is according to inmate Daniel Gillis who said he not only wrote one of the letters, but encouraged other inmates to do the same.Read More
Councillor files complaint against Mayor
Yellowknife Mayor Mark Heyck addressed media over the lunch hour to discuss a conduct complaint filed against him by Coun. Niels Konge.Read More
Houseboater appealing sex assault conviction denied bail
A Yellowknife houseboat bed and breakfast operator has been denied bail pending an appeal of his conviction in May for sexual assault.Read More
Hay River healthy authority struggling to attract nurses
It’s apparently getting more challenging to attract nurses to town.Read More
Aging like a fine … oil
An up-scale product is taking over the Yellowknife food market.Read More
MP Michael McLeod responds to Premier Bob McLeod’s ‘red alert’
After premier Bob McLeod issued a surprise statement last week calling for an emergency national debate on how Ottawa treats the North, his brother and NWT MP Michael McLeod fired back yesterday.Read More
In Yellowknife’s Old Town, a new take on coffee is brewing
Eric Binion is a coffee connoisseur.
He loves it — and drinks a lot of it. But when Binion first relocated to Yellowknife five years ago, something was missing from his morning cup of joe.Read More
Everything’s popping up artists
The richness of the territory’s art and culture was on display at a pop-up gallery in Yellowknife last week.Read More
Major tourism players honoured
Four awards were given out in Inuvik at an NWT Tourism gala at the beginning of November to recognize some of the major figures in one of the territory’s few recent economic success stories.Read More
Safe ride cut hours as shelters fill up
The safe ride outreach van cut its hours on Yellowknife streets because there is nowhere to take men in need after 11 p.m.Read More
Close encounter of the wolf kind
A Hay River man recently had a close encounter with a pack of wolves that left him shaken for days.Read More
Changes afoot at Housing Corp.
A slate of new housing programming means social housing tenants may soon have the option to purchase their homes and homeowners across the NWT will have access to forgivable loans for new fuel tanks, among other programs, according to an Oct. 17 announcement.Read More
Tuk highway builder breathes sigh of relief
Hauling the last load of crush signified the end of a project that consumed Kurt Wainman’s life for the past five years.Read More
The North gets new champion
Premier Bob McLeod and his government get taken to task quite often in this space.
And generally for good reason. Pickings are lean for anyone to find much of substance with the political talent, or the public policies, of the 18th Legislative Assembly.Read More
Fort Res woman killed in Northern Alberta car crash
A Fort Resolution woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal car crash north of High Level, Alberta on Oct. 20.Read More
Three arrested after drug raid
RCMP has seized a .40 calibre handgun, two ounces of cocaine and cash following an Oct. 17 raid at a downtown residence as part of an investigation into illegal drug trafficking.Read More