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552-carat diamond unearthed at Diavik

December 14, 2018

Dominion Diamond Mines announced it has recovered the largest known gem-quality diamond ever found in North America.

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44th Street traffic light needs more study: council

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

At least one city councillor says the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of 44 Street and Franklin Avenue cannot wait and because of safety, the time for action is now.

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Premier place for city’s homeless

December 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

It should be no surprise that Yellowknife’s amalgamated sobering centre and day shelter and its proponents would be the recipient of a prestigious award.

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Gingerbread women to the rescue

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editor’s Note: This story was written by NNSL staff contributor Laura Whittle.

 

Yellowknife’s own, all women, non- corporate team, The Northern Gingerbread (Wo)men, have entered themselves into the first Engineers Canada #FeatsOfGingerbread competition.

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Pair charged in Yellowknife cab driver’s death back in court in February

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Two men accused of killing an on-the-job Yellowknife taxi driver last month will be back in court in February following brief appearances earlier this week.

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Yellowknife Mounties cleared of wrongdoing after prisoner’s ribs broken

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

More than a year after man suffered broken ribs while in custody at the Yellowknife RCMP detachment, Mounties say they’ve been cleared of any wrongdoing following an external investigation.

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26-month sentence for B.C. cocaine trafficker busted in Yellowknife

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A B.C. man arrested in a high-risk drug raid in Yellowknife over three years ago was handed a 26-month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Thursday.

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Woman pleads guilty in Sushi Cafe crash

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

A Yellowknife woman named by police as the driver who crashed a truck into Sushi Cafe last summer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

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Harley’s liquor licence hearing not until January

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

Nearly two weeks after its proposed opening date, Harley’s Hardrock Saloon has yet to set up shop in its new location.

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Missed opportunities to say ‘We’re sorry …’

December 13, 2018

Images. Volume. Wounds. Pains. Forgiveness. Memories. Hardships. Success. Failings and failure.

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Updated: New NWT senator announced

Margaret Dawn Anderson is the NWT’s new senator, as announced Dec. 12. Photo courtesy of Margaret Dawn Anderson.
December 13, 2018 - Ottawa

With a full career in restorative justice, social work and community governance under her belt, Tuktoyaktuk’s Margaret Dawn Anderson is heading to the senate to represent the Northwest Territories.

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YK Cares raises more than $3,000 at photo fundraiser

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

There’s an additional $3,450 to help feed Yellowknife youth thanks to donations to a YK Cares’ Santa photo fundraiser held at the Co-op on Saturday.

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TALES FROM THE DUMP: Enjoy the winter wonderland

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

In case you hadn’t noticed it: It’s a winter wonderland outside.

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‘It’s a Yellowknife piece made from Yellowknife elements’

December 13, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you watched the TEDxYellowknifeWomen talks on Sunday, you may have noticed an interesting piece decorating the right side of the stage.

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Three-year sentence sought for convicted cocaine trafficker

December 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

Before Hassen Abdul Kerim Mohamed was convicted in September of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, his lawyer and prosecutors squabbled over just how involved the B.C. man was in a “sophisticated” drug operation that led to his arrest.

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What’s going on at the jail?

December 11, 2018

A jailhouse sex scandal may make for good headlines but there is no denying it is poisonous to the institution.

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Man charged with sex assault for allegedly failing to disclose HIV status

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

A man who allegedly failed to disclose his HIV status to a sexual partner, thereby violating the Criminal Code, made a brief court appearance in Yellowknife Tuesday.

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Fish on the Bay plans to take fishing business mobile

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

On a bluebird day in December, Stephanie Vaillancourt is heading out on the Bay with her friend James Sangris to set a gill net.

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Everyone’s Closet puts free hygiene products in schools

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Kids in Yellowknife schools have a new discreet place to access basic hygiene products they can’t get at home, thanks to Yellowknifer Miriame Giroux.

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Wolves Classic a learning experience for Spartans basketball

Jordan Balsillie a member of the spartans drives the lane during during a training camp at St. Pat's Gymnasium earlier this year. NNSL file photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Quite often high performance teams often find mixed results when they travel south for tournaments and the Spartan’s basketball team got just that on the way to a sixth place finish in Grande Prairie.

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Near podium miss Eagles basketball

Taya Straker moves the ball up the court during Wolves classic action last week. photo courtesy of Benji Straker photography
December 11, 2018 - Grande Prairie

It was a heartbreaking finish for the Det’on Cho Logistics Eagles girls basketball team as they lost the bronze medal match in overtime at the Wolves Senior High Basketball Classic in Grande Prairie last weekend.

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Making the first cut

Dylan Harker gets set to serve the ball during a practice at the Western Canada Summer Games trials last weekend. Dylan Short/NNSL photo
December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

The top volleyball players in the city are one step closer to representing the territory at next year’s Western Canada Summer Games after both the men’s and women’s teams held their first set of tryouts last weekend.

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Yellowknife RCMP searching for missing 45-year-old man

December 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 45-year-old man.

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Council passes budget with last-minute amendments

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

After a last-minute series of amendments that cut expenditures and transferred more money into capital reserves, city council unanimously passed a $75.5 million budget with a 1.44 per cent property tax increase, Monday night.

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‘I’m sorry I gave you the wrong one’

A screenshot from the YouTube video shows the moment when a staff member realizes Finance Minister Robert McLeod was reading from the wrong report at a meeting on September 7, 2018.
December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from the territorial government.

A video showing Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod predicting a better financial outlook for the territorial government is being touted as evidence by the Union of Northern Workers that the GNWT has been misleading the public about the true state of government finances.

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All-women TEDx talk held in Yellowknife

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

“Our theme is the strength and power of women and girls.” That was the thrust behind the city’s first TEDxYellowknifeWomen event, said organizer Maureen Van Overliw.

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‘We’re human, too:’ taxi drivers send message with procession for ‘Uncle Ahmed’

December 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Taxi drivers commemorated the life of Ahmed Mahamud Ali, a longtime cab driver killed while on the job last month, by taking to the streets of Yellowknife for a procession on Monday afternoon.

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MLA calls for investigation into jailhouse sex allegations

December 8, 2018 - Yellowknife

An MLA is calling for a formal probe into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between two North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) employees and a former inmate.

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Expect parcel delays leading up to Christmas: Canada Post

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Canada Post is telling the country to be prepared for delayed package deliveries leading up to the holidays due to backlogs from recent worker job action, but local members say they aren’t seeing anything out of the ordinary.

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Updated: Mounties say they had permission to seize arrest video

December 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP have released their account of a “simple arrest” they say turned into a police pursuit, following allegations Mounties forced a filming family to hand over her cellphone.

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