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Three city councillors are UNW members, complicating their role

mar, 02/07/2023 - 19:16

Three Yellowknife councillors who are also UNW members said unions had sent them a "letter of intimidation" with industrial action at City Hall set to begin.

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Mayor says unions ‘categorically wrong’ with lockout looming

mar, 02/07/2023 - 14:20

A lockout or strike seem almost certain in Yellowknife from Wednesday onward, though the city's mayor hit back at unions' suggestion that mediation had failed.

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GNWT ‘extends timeline’ of Indigenous languages action plan

mar, 02/07/2023 - 12:17

The NWT government says an Indigenous languages action plan previously expected to expire in 2022 will now run until 2025.

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Even focused on coaching, Veronica McDonald dominates Arctic Sports

mar, 02/07/2023 - 07:28

Veronica McDonald may now stand alone in terms of Arctic Winter Games success after another big medal haul in Wood Buffalo – but her focus is changing.

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Yellowknife’s council approves funding for Aspen Apartments

mar, 02/07/2023 - 06:52

Yellowknife's council unanimously approved a recommendation to spend more than $1 million in federal funding turning Aspen Apartments into public housing.

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NWT to release 2023-24 budget as legislature reconvenes

mar, 02/07/2023 - 06:43

NWT finance minister Caroline Wawzonek will on Wednesday release the territory's proposed budget for 2023-24 as MLAs resume sitting at the legislature.

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NWT premier and provinces, territories to meet Trudeau over healthcare

mar, 02/07/2023 - 06:42

As Canada's premiers seek more federal health funding, Caroline Cochrane said the existing per-capita payment plan cannot meet the NWT's "extraordinary" needs.

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Yellowknife’s Mainstreet Pizza ‘sold to new owner’

lun, 02/06/2023 - 18:57

The owner of Yellowknife's Mainstreet Pizza says he has sold the business and will focus on his remaining donair outlet on Franklin Avenue.

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YWCA NWT launches Welcome Home campaign to furnish units

lun, 02/06/2023 - 15:52

YWCA NWT is launching a campaign to raise funds that will help furnish a 21-unit family housing building under construction in downtown Yellowknife.

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Three kids, same family, same team at the Arctic Winter Games

lun, 02/06/2023 - 15:06

"It's a new experience and it's been really fun." The Arctic Winter Games offer some sets of siblings the rare opportunity to appear together on one team.

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Young YK musicians await anniversary concert and a student’s return

lun, 02/06/2023 - 08:18

The Yellowknife Music Festival will showcase the city's music students on Saturday before St Pat's alumnus Johnathan Raine performs at NACC on Sunday.

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Indigenous energy advisor training begins in Yellowknife

lun, 02/06/2023 - 07:58

"They said we can get a job anywhere." A dozen people met for the first in-person segment of an NWT program preparing them to be energy efficiency experts.

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City and unions issue conflicting messages over strike

dim, 02/05/2023 - 10:08

The City of Yellowknife says unionized workers have declared they'll strike on Wednesday. The unions say the city is preparing to lock those workers out.

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NWT defeats Alberta North in overtime for U16 male hockey gold

sam, 02/04/2023 - 16:58

Callum MacLean scored the game-winning overtime goal as the NWT's U16 male hockey team upset hosts Alberta North to win Arctic Winter Games gold.

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NWT archer wins silver ulu despite mid-match food poisoning

sam, 02/04/2023 - 10:08

Em Gilmour, 12, delivered a heroic performance for Team NT on Friday to win a silver archery ulu despite persistent bouts of food poisoning.

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Sage Acorn to carry NWT flag at Arctic Winter Games closing ceremony

sam, 02/04/2023 - 09:44

Speed skater Sage Acorn will carry the NWT flag into Saturday's Arctic Winter Games closing ceremony after winning four individual gold ulus this week.

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Eugene Hope elected chief of Acho Dene Koe First Nation

ven, 02/03/2023 - 17:15

Eugene Hope will once more become chief of the Acho Dene Koe Nation after receiving 149 of 318 votes in an election on Thursday, 59 more than his nearest rival.

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City and unions to enter fresh mediation next week

ven, 02/03/2023 - 11:44

The City of Yellowknife and unions representing its workers will hold new talks early next week with the possibility of strike action if no deal is reached.

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Ottawa drops firearms bill amendments after NWT meeting

ven, 02/03/2023 - 10:40

The federal government abandoned amendments to proposed gun legislation that Indigenous groups had opposed. The move followed a meeting with NWT leaders.

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Loutitt, with Gwich’in roots, is new ski jump junior world champion

ven, 02/03/2023 - 09:59

Alexandria Loutitt, a Nihtat Gwich’in member, is the new women's ski jump junior world champion after victory in Whistler on Thursday.

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