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After eight years, Hay River power franchise sale gets green light

mer, 04/10/2024 - 08:02

In a process that's taken an eternity, NTPC is at last set to take over Hay River's power distribution from Northland. But we're not over the finish line yet.

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Arctic defence means building Mackenzie Valley Highway, Sahtu says

mer, 04/10/2024 - 07:58

Just as Canada pledged to spend big on Arctic security, Sahtu leaders rolled out a campaign to build the Mackenzie Valley Highway on national defence grounds.

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Sheila Bassi-Kellett given musical send-off in final meeting

mer, 04/10/2024 - 07:57

Sheila Bassi-Kellett signed off as Yellowknife's city manager after seven years. Some of the tributes at her last meeting were a little different.

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Salvation Army receives months-long supply of dried goods

mer, 04/10/2024 - 07:54

A charity with the motto "when disaster strikes, we respond" sent food in bulk to Yellowknife, where the Salvation Army reports higher demand post-evacuation.

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Check out photos of Yellowknife’s new accessible bus fleet

mar, 04/09/2024 - 14:28

The City of Yellowknife unveiled its new fleet of buses, boasting improved accessibility. More new features are coming later in the year, like swipe cards.

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MLAs wonder who’ll benefit if NWT makes carbon tax changes

mar, 04/09/2024 - 08:02

MLAs spent Monday discussing a bill opposed by cabinet that would change – but not decrease – the NWT's carbon tax. They asked: what would that actually do?

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Judge blocks Salt River vote to remove chief

mar, 04/09/2024 - 07:57

In an ongoing legal battle between the Salt River First Nation and its elected chief, a federal court blocked a council vote to permanently remove her.

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Food sovereignty film by Fort Nelson man set for Vancouver premiere

mar, 04/09/2024 - 07:50

A documentary directed by Fort Nelson’s Ryan Dickie, titled Tea Creek, explores food sovereignty at a BC farm. It'll screen for the first time next month.

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Multiple fire trucks called to downtown Yellowknife unit

mar, 04/09/2024 - 00:46

Three fire trucks and a range of other emergency vehicles were called to an incident at a commercial unit in downtown Yellowknife late on Monday.

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How Canada says the North will benefit from new defence spending

lun, 04/08/2024 - 15:16

The federal government just announced nearly $73 billion in new national defence spending. Here's how ministers say the North will benefit.

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Dettah ice road will close on Tuesday, GNWT says

lun, 04/08/2024 - 12:39

The ice road between Yellowknife and Dettah will close at 10am on Tuesday, April 9, the NWT government said, describing conditions as "rapidly deteriorating."

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New equipment rental platform for NWT film-making

lun, 04/08/2024 - 12:00

An NWT repository of movie equipment launched an online rental platform, calling it "a game-changer for local filmmakers, pros and artists."

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In pictures: Celebrating spring in Dettah

lun, 04/08/2024 - 08:02

See anyone you know in our photos from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Spring Carnival? Check out shots of everything from log-throwing to the best cakes.

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Should alarm bells be louder for the NWT’s post-diamonds future?

lun, 04/08/2024 - 08:00

"Give us some hope." One northern economist says the NWT urgently needs to understand what's about to happen when diamond mines close – and develop a vision.

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120 singers to ‘fill the stage’ at NACC this weekend

lun, 04/08/2024 - 07:57

Bolstered by 40 singers from Edmonton, a combined choir of more than a hundred people will perform a spring concert in Yellowknife on Saturday.

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Yellowknife fishing derby raises big money for Hay River youth centre

dim, 04/07/2024 - 09:03

Hundreds of people turned out for a weekend of ice fishing on Prelude Lake in glorious weather. The money raised will help the youth centre in Hay River.

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Hitchin’ a Ride raises thousands for Street Outreach

dim, 04/07/2024 - 09:01

Two Hitchin' a Ride musical nights raised thousands of dollars for a service that gives Yellowknife's vulnerable people safe rides. Listen to some highlights.

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Huge haul of missing pins returns to NWT from Memphis

dim, 04/07/2024 - 09:00

A collection of Arctic Winter Games pins spanning more than 50 years will go on display in Yellowknife after returning from a surprise detour to Memphis.

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Minister apologizes for NWT childcare provider funding delay

sam, 04/06/2024 - 09:04

NWT minister Caitlin Cleveland offered a public apology after the territory's licensed childcare providers were left waiting for promised funding to arrive.

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Downtown Yellowknife store Iceblink is for sale

sam, 04/06/2024 - 09:03

Iceblink, the downtown Yellowknife clothing store and coffee shop, has been listed for sale with an asking price of $200,000.

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