Yellowknife News

LETTER: Blazing a new trail

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Hughena Matheson, board member
Project Bookmark Canada

Dear editor,
Canada, well-known as land of beautiful trails, also has a trail that is a one-of-a-kind cultural innovation. Unique in the world, Canada’s literary trail consists of plaques with poems or excerpts from fiction in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set.

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Retailers waiting as pot plans remain hazy

May 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Incoming cannabis legislation will have unwanted side-effects: uncertain reaction time on regulation, short-term confusion about who will supply cannabis and delayed coordination with retailers, says an MLA. The NWT is “far behind” jurisdictions like the Yukon and Ontario, who have secured suppliers, and announced sale prices, said Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart.

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Potential VC wins gold medal at nationals in Edmonton

May 29, 2018

The under-15 Potential Volleyball Club came back from the national tournament in Edmonton with a gold medal on May 23.

The team won five games in three days in the U15 division on their way to bringing the title back to the territory.

The gold-medal game saw the team face-off against the TSAVC Calgary Attack, winning in three sets. (19-25, 25-23, 15-11)

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Sir John Franklin celebrates trio of outstanding athletes

May 29, 2018

When it comes to the relatively new Sir John Franklin High School Hall of Fame one could say there’s a family atmosphere brewing.

Since it was formed in 2016 the hall of fame has inducted Olympian Kevin Koe and his sister Kerry Galusha (nee Koe).

In 2018 the school welcomed the final Koe into its good graces. Decorated curler Jamie Koe was a part of the third class of inductees into the Sir John Franklin High School Hall of Fame last Friday.

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De Beers Canada’s flying bookstore touches down in Ndilo

May 29, 2018

Students at Kalemi Dene School showed enthusiasm as they picked out free books on May 22 at an event designed to increase literacy in the territory.

They were given the opportunity to chose three free books by De Beers Canada, part of the mining company’s flying bookstore.

Kalemi Dene School was one of 14 schools from nine school districts in the South Slave region to receive books from the company.

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Sixth annual YK Grand Prix kicks into gear

May 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

Young Yellowknifers brought their soapboxes – and need for speed – to the sixth annual YK Grand Prix Saturday morning.  From the super hero-inspired to the aerodynamic-attentive, 35 colourful soapboxes and their wee drivers took to the top of the hill on School Draw Avenue –vying for a chance to crowned this year’s winner.

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