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One new COVID-19 case in YK, one in Diavik

One new COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Yellowknife, with another confirmed case at Diavik Diamond Mine.There’s also one probable COVID-19 case waiting to...

City of YK appoints new directors of public safety and planning

Effective May 17th, Jennifer Hunt-Poitras, will assume the permanent role of Director of Public Safety and Charlsey White will join as Director of Planning...

Two new COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife, 63 cases total

There are two new COVID-19 cases and two new probable ones connected to the N.J Macpherson cluster.This brings the total number of active COVID-19...
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Hay River

Vale Island, West Channel residents evacuation order lifted

The evacuation order for Vale Island and the West Channel has been lifted. After water levels dropped in the past day, the Town of Hay...

Hay River on ‘high alert’ as breakup continues

Hay River residents remain on high alert with ice continuing to flow along the Hay River, as the winter breakup progresses.Some areas are showing...

New fishing plant coming to Hay River, ‘central to rebuilding industry’

A new fish processing plant is coming to Hay River, after the construction project was awarded to Arctic Canada Construction Ltd. (Arcan).Arcan will be...
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PSAC and UNW provide $60K to flood relief in affected communities

$60,000 in emergency relief has been earmarked to support the residents of the flooded communities of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie River.The United Way...

Dene Nation set up flooding command centre

The Dene Nation have set up the Dene National Flood Command Centre to help coordinate support for communities impacted by flooding in the NWT.A...

Over 22k NWT residents fully vaccinated

The GNWT says as of May 10th, 22,501 residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, up over 800 from this time last week.There have...

Update: Phone disruptions fixed

Update May 13 10:25 a.m.: The territorial RCMP says that, the phone systems for local RCMP detachment “1111” numbers are operating normally "to the...

Jean-Marie River residents reckon with impact of flooding

Residents of Jean-Marie River have returned home after flooding hit the community, filling a number of homes with water.Tyrone Sanguez, a Jean-Marie River resident,...
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Feds surpass 20-M COVID-19 vaccines distributed, closely watching UK trial on vaccine mixing

Ottawa has now distributed over 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to provinces and territories.Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo said a...

Greyhound Canada cutting all routes and ending operations

Greyhound Canada is cutting all bus routes across the country.The company says it’s shutting down its intercity operations in Canada after nearly a century...

Trudeau cleared of wrongdoing in WE Charity Scandal, Morneau found in breach, Ethics Commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the WE Charity (WE) scandal but his former Finance Minister has been found...

Most people isolating will be done by Sunday: CPHO

By Sunday, the vast majority of contacts will be able to leave isolation, according to NWT's Chief Public Health Officer.The N.J. Macpherson outbreak has...

Mandatory masking will continue until schools close for summer: CPHO

Masks will be mandatory in indoor spaces in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Behchokǫ̀ until schools are closed for the summer.That is because elementary school...

Masks mandated as schools reopen Monday

Schools will reopen on May 17 in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Behchokǫ̀ with a host of new COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory masks while in...

First blasting happens at Nechalacho, production set to start

The first blasting has happened at the Nechalacho Rare Earth Resources mine, as production gets started.Stage one of the mining will be a demonstration...

Construction on Inuvik pool to last until early fall

Construction is set to begin on the Inuvik pool after they recently received $750k in funding from the Federal Government.A public update on the...

Gasoline prices could rise if hacked pipeline shutdown continues

If the shutdown of a pipeline targeted by hackers continues we will feel it at the pumps in our country.That's according to Roger McKnight,...

Feds invest almost $20 million in airport safety in NWT

Three airports in the territory will be getting some safety upgrades after receiving approximately $20 million from the federal government.$15 million of that will...

51 Street lot could be home of new Yellowknife day shelter

A vacant lot on 51st Street, behind the Tree of Friendship Centre, has been shortlisted as one of the health department’s preferred locations for...

10 new COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife, two new cases at NWT mines

There are ten new COVID-19 cases and six new probable ones connected to the N.J Macpherson cluster.This brings the total number of active COVID-19...

Inuvik Arctic Market returns on June 19th

The 2021 summer season Arctic Market will run every Saturday starting June 19th until September 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the...

New visitor centre in Centre Square Mall moves to next stage

City councillors approved the city moving ahead with leasing a unit to house the Visitor Centre in the Centre Square Mall.The space will be...

Council approves $780,000 in federal funding for COVID-19 relief measures

The city has voted to move ahead with spending a chunk of federal COVID-19 relief funding, despite councillor concerns the targets of the spending...

Grand Chief and Premier urge Tłı̨chǫ residents to vaccinate

Tłı̨chǫ residents are being urged by Grand Chief George Mackenzie and Premier Caroline Cochrane to do their part in protecting Tłı̨chǫ communities against COVID-19...

Public Health Emergency extended through May 25th

The territory-wide Public Health Emergency has been extended by Minister of Health Julie Green under the NWT’s Public Health Act on the advice of...

Prime Minister Trudeau says “one-dose summer” could lead to a “two-dose fall”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine summer could lead to a two-dose fall.Trudeau's comment means most people in Canada would be...
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Two new COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife, no new exposure risks

There are two new COVID-19 cases and three new probable COVID-19 cases connected to the N.J Macpherson cluster.This brings the total number of active...

Pfizer vaccine appointments available in YK

New vaccine clinics for the Pfizer vaccine are available in Yellowknife on Wednesday.The additional clinic comes after appointments filled up for Pfizer vaccines last...

Dene Nation encourages members to get vaccinated

The Dene Nation is urging Dene peoples to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19, with outbreaks and variants of concern on the rise.The statement comes...