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Yukon reinforcements arrive to fight Fort Good Hope fire

ven, 06/21/2024 - 13:34

Twenty firefighters from the Yukon arrive in Fort Good Hope on Friday to replace existing crews. The community's evacuation order has been extended.

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Late Fort Smith veteran honoured for historical military role

ven, 06/21/2024 - 08:02

Alexander Kennedy, who joined the 1880s Nile Expedition before moving to Fort Smith, is being honoured and given a new headstone at a ceremony in the town.

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Listen: The song of a Truth and Reconciliation commissioner

ven, 06/21/2024 - 08:00

Listen to a conversation with former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Marie Wilson, a Yellowknifer whose new book "takes people on the journey" of the TRC.

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From toddlers to Elders, a Yellowknife hide camp reaches everyone

ven, 06/21/2024 - 07:58

At a hide camp in front of a Yellowknife school, you can find everything from kids learning traditional games to adult students practising their Tłı̨chǫ.

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Watch: Sharon Firth stars in new video series Shaping Canada

ven, 06/21/2024 - 07:55

The Canadian Museum of History selected NWT four-time Olympian Sharon Firth as one of 11 "influential public figures" for a new nationwide series.

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NWT’s Dehcho region now under fire ban

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 19:15

The Northwest Territories has implemented another region-wide fire ban ahead of the long weekend, this time in the Dehcho.

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Almost every North Slave wildfire this summer? Caused by people.

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 17:29

Humans have caused eight of the summer's nine wildfires in the region around Yellowknife. NWT Fire called that "shocking" and urged more care this long weekend.

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Police arrest three after YK operation over ‘hostage complaint’

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 16:24

A police operation led to the temporary closure of a downtown Yellowknife block on Thursday afternoon. RCMP arrested three people and seized several firearms.

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Wrigley ferry to stay shut for ‘extended period,’ GNWT says

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 16:23

The ferry connecting Wrigley to the rest of Canada could be out of action for a further 10 days, the GNWT said, over "specialized work and parts."

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What’s happening across the NWT for National Indigenous Peoples Day?

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 13:17

Here's a guide to National Indigenous Peoples Day events in the NWT, including fish fries, canoe races, games and ceremonies. Got an event to add? Let us know!

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Fort Good Hope fire ‘responding favourably,’ says NWT Fire

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 13:07

NWT Fire says efforts to contain the fire on the edge of Fort Good Hope, VQ001, have been helped by days of damper weather.

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Watch: ‘Gold boom town’ Yellowknife in 1948

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 08:34

It's 1948 and the gold boom has hit Yellowknife, which has grown from hundreds of people to thousands. Here's a National Film Board documentary shot that year.

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Yellowknife lab changes caused ‘new problems rather than solving one’

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 08:33

Changes have made Yellowknife lab services harder to access rather than easier, some residents say. The health minister says more patients are now being seen.

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Inuvik Hope House mural aims to ‘bridge mental health with art’

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 08:06

Where once there was a tiny sign, Inuvik's Hope House is now home to a large mural that's designed to bring communities together and help people feel pride.

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Aklavik to host 2024 Gwich’in Annual General Assembly

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 07:56

A new Gwich'in Tribal Council grand chief will be elected at the 2024 Gwich'in Annual General Assembly, which has been scheduled for mid-August in Aklavik.

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‘Gothic’ Yellowknife art takes over PEI gallery for the summer

jeu, 06/20/2024 - 07:50

Southern gothic is a literary genre. How about northern gothic? A range of NWT artists contributed to an art show exploring that theme at a PEI gallery.

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NWT population growth is Canada’s lowest, again, in new figures

mer, 06/19/2024 - 17:56

The NWT population rose by 242 people in the 12 months up to April 2024, new figures suggest, a 0.5-percent increase. Canada-wide, that figure was 3.2 percent.

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Northwest Territories switches to trilingual high school diplomas

mer, 06/19/2024 - 17:24

NWT high school graduates will now receive a diploma featuring three languages: English, French and one of the territory's nine official Indigenous languages.

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Co-op donates $10,000 to United Way NWT

mer, 06/19/2024 - 16:40

The Yellowknife Co-op donated $10,000 to United Way NWT. Both organizations say they are seeing increased need after the pandemic and recent wildfires.

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Yellowknife under full fire ban from Thursday afternoon

mer, 06/19/2024 - 16:04

The City of Yellowknife says a full fire ban will come into effect across the city from noon on Thursday, June 20 due to "extremely dry conditions."

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