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Hunters and trappers missing out on flooding compensation: MLA

Some hunters and trappers impacted by flooding this year may be missing out on much-needed compensation, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler says.Semmler says...
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Yellowknife

Downtown automatic recycling depot could come to Yellowknife in 2022

A downtown bottle recycling depot could be coming to Yellowknife, after MLA Rylund Johnson voiced concerns about residents struggling to access the current facility.The...

YKDFN and feds meet for second time on Giant Mine

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation have met with representatives from the federal government for the second time in a month about the Giant Mine...

Vaccine now available for Hay River, Inuvik residents; YK residents 50+

All eligible residents in Inuvik and Hay River will now be offered the Moderna vaccine.Residents 50 years of age and older in Yellowknife can...
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Hay River

Hay River resident applies for lease for new agriculture venture

Hay River council is weighing up a land application that would see a new agricultural project start up in town.The town received an application...

NWT Legions receiving over $32k in federal funding

Three Royal Canadian Legion branches in the NWT received $32,547 in federal funding through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund.Legions in Fort Smith, Hay...

MLA calls for Indigenous residents to be added in priority groups

Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler is asking why Indigenous residents were not among the extended priority populations announced by the GNWT to receive...
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GNWT needs to address systemic racism in hiring, health system: MLA

While ministers outlined plans for anti bias training for employees in the GNWT, one MLA says the territorial governments needs to address systemic racism...

People in 27 communities without dental services for a year

Some rural residents have gone a year without dental services, according to one MLA.Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson says 27 communities are currently without dental...

Four NWT residents receive volunteer awards; nominations open for next year

The GNWT has announced the four winners of the 2020 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Award.All recipients received $1,000 to donate to an organization of their...

Fort Simpson, Norman Wells residents able to isolate in home communities

As of 5 p.m. on March 4th, residents of Fort Simpson and Norman Wells can now self-isolate in their home communities following travel outside...

New initiative aims to boost Black northerners involvement in federal politics

An initiative encouraging Black people in Northern and Western Canada to run for office is taking place throughout March.This event series will feature Black...
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PM designates the first year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic a National Day of Observance

March 11th will be a National Day of Observance for those who have died from COVID-19.It was March 11th, 2020 when the World Health...

Health Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada is giving the green light to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.The federal regulator says it has determined the single dose vaccine is...

Walter Gretzky dead at 82

Walter Gretzky has died at the age of 82.Wayne's father, Walter was seen by many as the ultimate Canadian hockey dad who taught and...

“The Snowcastle” tells story of iconic icy structure

The Snowking Winter Festival has released a new book ahead of this year’s festival, telling the story of the Snowcastle.The aptly named book, The...

Stanton’s sterilization issues could continue

Despite surgeries resuming, sterilization issues may continue into the future at Stanton Territorial Hospital.While issues with wet packs — when humidity causes moisture to...

City acquires electric vehicle for its fleet

The city has acquired an electric vehicle to be part of its fleet of cars.One of the charging stations at Somba Ke’e Civic Park...

Yellowknife resident wins $75,000 off scratch ticket

Yellowknifer Roland Yendo won the $75,000 when he scratched his $4 Candy Cane Crossword Zing! ticket.Yendo said he was so surprised when he discovered...

Price Philip has successful heart procedure

Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital.Officials at Buckingham Palace say he’s expected to remain there for several days...

Minimum wage top-up extended until August 31

The territorial government has extended its pandemic wage top-up program to August 31.The funding boost for businesses pays eligible employees $18 an hour opposed...

Income check means seniors miss out on public housing: MLA

MLA for Thebacha Frieda Martselos says factors other than income should be considered when deciding whether seniors should be granted public housing, according to...

2022 Arctic Winter Games postponed

The 2022 Arctic Winter Games has been postponed in a ‘planned and proactive response to COVID-19’.The Games, originally scheduled to take place in Wood...

MLA says lack of washrooms on Highway 3 is dangerous

The lack of public washrooms along Highway 3, which stretches between Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀ is a danger to travellers, according to one MLA.MLA for...

Indigenous knowledge to be included in Species at Risk Assessments

Indigenous knowledge is set to be included in assessments in Species at Risk assessments in the NWT.The assessments decide whether an animal species should...

Feds extend wage and rent subsidies until June

Ottawa is extending federal wage and rent subsidies at their current levels until June.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will...

Record high water levels in Great Slave Lake could take years to drop

Water levels on Great Slave Lake reached the highest level recorded since monitoring began in the 1930s this past summer.New research by a team...

Snowbuddy’s Winter Garden opening today

Things are happening quite differently this year at Snowking’s Winter Festival.Since there is no Snowcastle due to COVID restrictions, Snowbuddy’s Winter Garden, the outdoor,...

Ambulance services in Hay River have calmer February after busy January

Ambulance services have been busy in Hay River since the turn of the year.Hay River ambulances answered 66 calls in January. Calls for local...

More than 4,500 NWT residents fully vaccinated

The GNWT says as of March 1st, 4,558 residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Lutsel K’e, Dettah, N’Dilo, Whati, Gameti, Fort McPherson and Aklavik...
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Speeding incidents increasing, as Hay River proposes changes to ticketing bylaw

Town staff says the number of people speeding in school zones is “unbelievable” as Hay RIver councillors try to pass a bylaw that would...

Public Health Emergency extended through March 16th

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

CRA says some incorrect tax slips mailed out

Some taxpayers who repaid COVID-19 related benefits in 2020 are getting incorrect tax slips.That’s according to the Canada Revenue Agency.The CRA says people who...