Yellowknifer

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Folk on the Rocks is underway!

July 22, 2018

The biggest musical event of the year is underway in Yellowknife.

Warm the Rocks began this afternoon at Somba K’e Plaza with Edmonton-based Nuela Charles headlining the first part of the afternoon. Once Nuela Charles finished, the interactive “Truth on Turtle Island” took over. Read More

Zach Zorn takes the next step

July 20, 2018

One of Yellowknife’s young hockey guns is off to play post-secondary hockey next season and he’s hoping to use it as a platform to bigger and better things. Read More

No occupant for shuttered visitors centre building

July 20, 2018

Repairs to the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre won’t necessarily spell a return of visitors services to the building, which shut its doors in 2017, in need of tender loving care to remain safely open to the public, say officials. Read More

COLUMN: Is the media being used by unions?

July 19, 2018

Boy, things looked mighty grim in May for some workers at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Named after the Tlicho word meaning “fat lake,” the owners of the holes in the ground east of Yellowknife appeared to be in the process of slimming down the workforce. But not any workforce, the spin given to this tale was steeped in union-busting rhetoric. Read More

LETTER: Why board games are so awesome

July 19, 2018

From: Harry Jacobs
Yellowknife

Dear editor,
In this day and age of technology, board games offer a refreshing respite from staring at our phones and texting each other from across the room. Read More

Corrections

July 19, 2018

Incorrect information appeared in Wednesday’s edition (“Festival will feature a geographic balance”). The 38th edition of Folk on the Rocks features an even split between performers from the north and south. Meanwhile, inaccurate information on contact methods was provided to Yellowknifer for a story in the July 11 edition. Anyone in trouble on the water should contact RCMP directly. Yellowknifer apologizes for the errors and any confusion or embarrassment they may have caused.

Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time. Read More

COLUMN: Could Ice Pilots take off again?

July 18, 2018

It all comes down to the fans.

There’s a new online petition calling for the return of Ice Pilots NWT, the popular Northern aviation program that made the people and the brand of Buffalo Airways international stars. Read More