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Travel the world without leaving your community on National Family Literacy Day

This year's celebration of National Family Literacy Day on January 27th from the NWT Literacy Council will look a little different than in years...
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Yellowknife

February 1st Jury Trial at Explorer Hotel cancelled

The Jury Trial that was scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1st at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife has been...

UPDATE: Yellowknife vaccine appointments for elderly residents fill up, more made available

Update 4:04 p.m.: More dates and times have been added to the Yellowknife COVID-19 vaccine clinic, after appointments had filled up.More appointments will be...

Councillor Steve Payne set to be appointed deputy mayor

Councillor Steve Payne is set to become the new deputy mayor of Yellowknife.A new deputy mayor is chosen at the first council meeting of...
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Hay River

Northland Utilities’ appeal dismissed over Hay River electricity equipment sale

The NWT Court of Appeal has rejected Northland Utilities’ appeal that the Town of Hay River should have to pay triple the previously decided...

‘No scenario where there’s an unidentified case in another community’: CPHO

Uncertainty remains about the COVID-19 case in Yellowknife, while the GNWT continues testing in Fort Liard and Hay River.But despite this, with the total...

UPDATED: Wastewater traces of COVID-19 in Hay River may stem from Fort Liard case

Update 10:19 a.m. Monday Jan 18: The traces of COVID-19 found in wastewater sampling conducted in Hay River may stem from the individual diagnosed...
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More businesses providing services for isolation centres

A number of new agreements have been signed for businesses to provide services for the territory’s isolation centres.A total of 76 standing offer agreements...

Policy changes make housing repairs more accessible for seniors

Changes to policies will make housing repairs more accessible for seniors.Housing minister Paulie Chinna made amendments to the existing housing repair for seniors policy,...

Marine Transportation Services to supply and deliver fuel to military radar sites in Western Arctic

The GNWT’s Marine Transportation Services (MTS) has signed a five-year contract to supply and deliver fuel to the North Warning System radar sites in...

UPDATED: Two week shutdown in Fort Liard, five COVID-19 cases reported

Update 9:22 a.m. Wednesday Jan 20: The two additional diagnoses of COVID-19 in Fort Liard have been confirmed, meaning there's five active cases of...

Fort Liard vaccine clinic plans updated

The GNWT is refining it’s plans for a vaccine clinic in Fort Liard later this week, with the community under a shutdown.A COVID-19 vaccine...
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UPDATE: Internet service has been restored

UPDATE - Service has now been restored. If you are still experiencing issues try unplugging your modem and plugging it in again.Northwestel said a...

City offering classes in Introduction to American Sign Language

The City of Yellowknife will be offering two levels of classes in Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) to residents. The classes are for...

Record number of participants take part in 2021 Walk to Tuk

When registration began for the 2021 Walk to Tuk, organizers said they were aiming to get every single community registered. Turns out they almost...

Public Health Emergency extended through February 2nd

Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the...

Inuvik firefighter is recipient of 2020 NWT Fire Service Merit Award

The 2020 recipient of the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards is firefighter David Bernhardt in recognition of his contributions to the NWT Fire Service...

Best holiday drink in Yellowknife belongs to…Birchwood Coffee Kǫ̀

Birchwood Coffee Kǫ̀’s Peppermint Mocha was voted as the best holiday drink in Yellowknife for the #ShopYK Holiday Drink Contest.The Peppermint Mocha drink received...

UPDATED: Positive COVID-19 diagnosis in Yellowknife, no known source

Update 9:46 a.m.: The COVID-19 rapid response team is investigating a lead at Aven Manor retirement home in Yellowknife, as the GNWT continues to...

Dettah COVID-19 vaccine clinic sees good response from elders

The Dettah COVID-19 vaccine clinic received a good response from elders, as the GNWT continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to priority populations.Dettah Chief Edward...

Mine workers should schedule different rotations or wait for vaccine: NWT’s medical director

There are currently no plans to set up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for rotational mine workers who may miss their community’s date to be administered...

Book about Dene culture and northern animals wins storybook contest

The South Slave Divisional Education Council has announced the winner of its annual children storybook contest, Our Northern Rivers by Denise Broomfield Noel.The story...

Statistics Canada helping conduct symptom checks for people self-isolating in NWT

In the first week of January, Statistics Canada began working with the GNWT’s COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat on an initiative where they conduct over-the-phone symptom...

Hay River manufacturer receives inaugural GNWT Investment

Poison Graphics in Hay River has been awarded the GNWT’s inaugural NWT Manufacturing Innovation and Technology contribution.This is the first year that the contribution...

Updated COVID-19 vaccine schedule

The updated COVID-19 vaccine schedule below is being provided to show the latest planning and to set expectations with the caveat that things will...

Funding available for NWT Business through SEED Program

NWT businesses can now apply to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Program for funding.Up to $7,500...

Wolf killing from the air needs to stop: Wek’èezhìi Renewable Resources Board

An Indigenous resources board has recommended the GNWT stop shooting wolves from the air, according to a new report.Wek’èezhìi Renewable Resources Board said more...

Whooping cough outbreak in the Dehcho

An outbreak of whooping cough has been detected in two communities in the Dehcho region.There are seven confirmed cases in total in Jean Marie...

Air Canada suspending passenger operations to Yellowknife Airport starting Jan 23

Air Canada is set to suspend flights on January 23rd to Yellowknife and several more cities across the country amid a lack of demand...

RCMP investigate sudden death in Fort Smith

Fort Smith RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the community.Fort Smith RCMP responded to a call for service regarding a sudden death in...
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What’s Yellowknife’s new aquatic centre going to look like?

Yellowknife city council will vote on a design for the new aquatic centre later this month, but city councillors are still debating the details.City...

Department of Lands’ office space reopens after temporary closure

The Department of Lands’ offices have reopened after they were shut down Monday morning as it was determined that an individual who was supposed...

GNWT reviews progress towards climate change targets

The GNWT released its annual report, assessing its progress towards its goals on climate change it laid out in the GNWT’s 2019-23 Action Plan.According...