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New $42 million terminal coming to Inuvik airport

The Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport will have a new terminal by 2024, funded by the federal and territorial governments.The new terminal will increase the...
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Yellowknife

Geotechnical investigation begins on proposed aquatic centre

A site investigation for the proposed new aquatic centre in Yellowknife is being carried out starting today.Work on the geotechnical investigation is scheduled to...

City seeking feedback on reconciliation plan

The City of Yellowknife is set to release its reconciliation plan for feedback from the public.The plan is an outline on how the city...

Charges laid in historic Yellowknife sexual assault investigation

Yellowknife RCMP General Investigations Section have laid charges of sexual assault and exploitation in a historical investigation.Alberta RCMP received information on a historical sexual...
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Hay River

No records stolen from Hay River health authority

The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority are reassuring residents no client records were stolen during an incident on June 16.HRHSSA says there...

Rainfall warning for Hay River, Fort Smith

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for several regions in the south of the NWT, including Hay River and Fort Smith.The federal agency...

Hay River youth charged after crashing into utility pole

Hay River RCMP are charging a 15 year-old after receiving a report of a vehicle crashing into a utility pole at approximately 7:35 a.m....
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Self-isolation requirements lifted

Self-isolation requirements for NWT residents travelling back into the territory have been cut. The Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola has also taken back...

Booster vaccines not recommended currently: health department

The GNWT is not recommending people sign up to get booster vaccine shots.As some residents pass the six month mark since they received their...

Mon Mine could reopen as exploration starts

Workers are being sent to the old Mon Mine site to start exploration work, in the hopes of restarting the old site.The Mon Mine...

Fort Providence school receives $10k grant to transform school library

The Déh Gah School in Fort Providence has received a $10,000 Literacy Fund grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.The grant is given...

Dene Nation plans to reclaim education

The Dene Nation is planning to reclaim the education system from the territory and implement  teaching that better reflects Dene values and history.“We see...
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Hundreds of burial sites found near former Saskatchewan residential school

Hundreds of unmarked burial sites have been found near a former residential school in Saskatchewan.The Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan issued a media advisory...

House of Commons passes bill banning conversion therapy

Bill C-6, banning conversion therapy in Canada, has passed in the House of Commons this afternoon(Tuesday).The Liberal government’s legislation amends the Criminal Code banning...

More support on the way for Canadians living with disabilities

The federal government is introducing a new Canada Disability Benefit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the new benefit will supplement, not replace, existing supports. Employment Minister...

No more hotel-quarantine for fully vaccinated Canadians as of July 5th

Fully vaccinated Canadians coming to Canada can skip the government-required quarantine in a designated hotel starting July 5th. This exemption will also apply to non-vaccinated...

Canada-U.S. border closure extended until July 21st

You won't be able to head south of the border to go shopping for at least another month.Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair tweeted...

Record $140 million in prizing in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw

There's a never-before seen Canadian lottery record of $140 million in prizing up for grabs in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.The jackpot remains at...

Vaccine Committee recommends “mixing doses” after first shot of AstraZeneca

Canadians who got a first shot of AstraZeneca are now being advised to get a second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, known as an...

GNWT closes Aspen Apartments shelter services due to permit appeal

The GNWT has discontinued its makeshift day shelter service it had been running outside Aspen Apartments, leaving a number of patrons displaced.The temporary day...

Military fitness challenge taking place in YK on June 22nd

A military fitness challenge will be taking place around Frame Lake, Niven Lake and Old Town on June 22nd between 7:30 a.m. and 12:40...

Gold Terra set to start second phase of drilling after successful first phase

Phase 2 drilling is set to begin in July at Gold Terra’s Yellowknife City Gold Project, after positive results during phase 1.Phase 2 will...

Integrity Commissioner calls for outside adjudicator to investigate Steve Norn

The Integrity Commissioner is calling for an outside adjudicator to give the verdict on the complaint filed against Steve Norn.David Phillip Jones, the Legislative...

Applications open for summer vendors

Vendor applications are now open for summer events put on by the City of Yellowknife.Non-profit organizations, NWT artists, and licensed businesses can apply to...

Aklavik RCMP locate man after two days of search and rescue

An Aklavik man who was missing for close to a week was found alive and well.After a search and rescue operation spanning two days,...

Several communities trailing behind as NWT looks to reach vaccination benchmark

Last week, the GNWT released their updated Emerging Wisely plan that featured benchmarks for the territory to hit in order to move forward during...

Yukon travel exemptions suspended as COVID-19 outbreak continues

Travellers from Yukon will no longer be able to get exemptions for isolation, as the COVID-19 case count in Yukon continues to rise.All travellers...

Work on inclusive playground begins

The city is starting work on its new Inclusive Jumpstart Playground.Starting Tuesday, the Somba K’e Playground will be temporarily closed, as the city prepares...

Behchoko RCMP locate overdue man deceased

Behchoko RCMP have found the body of a man who was reported overdue on June 10th at approximately 3 p.m.The man is presumed to...

J&J vaccines to be given back to company

The 300,000 Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines deemed unsafe by Health Canada will be given back to the company that made it. Chief Public Health...
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‘Tis the season for higher employment numbers

NWT’s strong employment and unemployment numbers are boosted by seasonal employment, according to an analyst from the NWT Bureau of Statistics.Jeff Barrichello, economic statistician...

Historic first as two women elected chief in Tłı̨chǫ elections

Two women have been elected as chiefs in the Tłı̨chǫ elections for the first time ever.Doreen Arrowmaker beat out incumbent Chief David Adawin and...

Update: Yellowknife RCMP locate missing 41 year-old female

Yellowknife RCMP have located the missing 41-year-old female, safe and sound.She was reported missing at 10:56 a.m. on June 14th.RCMP thanks the media and...