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NWT minimum wage rising to $16.70 from September 2024

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 12:13

The Northwest Territories' hourly minimum wage will go from $16.05 to $16.70 from September 1, 2024, the GNWT said – a four-percent increase.

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Two children hit by Yellowknife drivers in the space of a week

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 08:21

"If we're looking at street safety, this is a pretty big one." In a matter of days, two children were hit by drivers along the same stretch of Yellowknife road.

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Got morel mushrooms? Try these recipes.

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 08:08

Harvesting wild morel mushrooms is big this year in the NWT, not least because they grow where wildfires recently burned. Here are four recipes to try.

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City of Yellowknife proposes changes to budgeting process

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 07:46

Work to pass Yellowknife's 2025 budget could look different this year. The city wants council to set a property tax increase before the budget is drafted.

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Sahtu team fundraises way to Beaufort Delta slopitch tournament

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 07:38

A group of Sahtu slopitch players turned a years-long dream into a reality by raising enough cash to travel to a tournament in Inuvik.

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NWT-BC highway closes again as wildfire threat returns

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 21:24

The highway connecting British Columbia and the Northwest Territories has closed again on the BC side because of wildfires south of the border.

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In the Nahanni? Brace yourself for a month’s rain in a day

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 19:00

A storm could dump a month's rain over parts of the Nahanni in a day. There's a warning for anyone out on the land and an advisory for Nahanni Butte.

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Hay River RCMP arrest suspect after person struck by vehicle

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 18:26

RCMP say they have arrested a suspect and laid charges following a report that a person was struck by a vehicle in Hay River.

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RCMP charge man accused of wielding knife in Hay River

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 18:16

RCMP say they have charged a 41-year-old and recovered two knives following reports of a man wielding a knife in downtown Hay River on Monday.

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Travellers fed by Tsiigehtchic during days-long ferry wait

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 18:08

"You should see the lineup." After six days out of action, the Tsiigehtchic ferry reopened on Tuesday. Residents had helped to keep waiting travellers fed.

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Young Inuvik designer makes jackets out of liquor store bags

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 16:04

With the northern lights on them, the reusable bags at NWT liquor stores were already eye-catching. Now, Inuvik's Dustin Smith is turning them into clothing.

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Wekweètì without power for a day as gathering begins

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 15:45

Naka Power says it is still trying to understand the cause of an outage that began in Wekweètì on Monday as the community hosts the Tłı̨chǫ Annual Gathering.

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Order of the NWT’s 2023 recipients announced

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:45

Helen Balanoff, Mary Teya and Richard Hardy will be formally inducted into the Order of the Northwest Territories this year, the legislature announced.

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About the 5G symbol showing up on your phone in Yellowknife

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:54

Some Yellowknife residents' phones are occasionally showing a 5G icon – a novelty in a city that doesn't officially have that service. Here's what's happening.

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Six takeaways from KPMG’s review of Yellowknife’s evacuation

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 10:46

These six sets of excerpts illustrate the key findings of a review into the City of Yellowknife's handling of last year's wildfire crisis and evacuation.

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KPMG reaches final conclusions about Yellowknife’s wildfire response

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 08:02

The company tasked with reviewing Yellowknife's handling of 2023's wildfires and evacuation delivered its recommendations to city council. Here's an overview.

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Inuvik’s greenhouse adds a café serving local produce

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 07:59

Inuvik's community greenhouse opened a café with a garden-inspired menu designed to help residents go out without breaking the bank.

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‘A lot of the emotional side of the evacuation was really overlooked’

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 07:56

After last summer's NWT evacuations, Morgan Tsetta is making a documentary to “give a voice to people who were frustrated, run down and disappointed."

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Ben Scott becomes new Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation chair

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 07:51

The Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation appointed a full-time chair and announced a board that includes a Yellowknife city councillor and former diamond mine boss.

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Severe storm generates wild clouds over Fort Simpson

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 22:46

"There were a couple of fluffy tornado-like moments." A storm passing over Fort Simpson had residents gasping at dramatic cloud formations on Monday evening.

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