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Meet the Green Party candidate: Q+A with Roland Laufer

Michael McLeod is running for the Liberal Party in the upcoming federal election. McLeod is the incumbent, first taking his seat as an MP...
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Yellowknife

UPDATE: Missing 55 year old located safe and sound

Yellowknife RCMP advise that the 55-year-old man who was reported missing in Yellowknife has been located and is safe. Yellowknife RCMP would like to thank...

Yellowknife ski club being turned into temporary isolation centre

The Yellowknife ski club is set to be turned into a temporary isolation centre as the GNWT looks for new locations to accommodate the...

36 new cases in NWT COVID-19 outbreak

There have been 36 new cases of COVID-19 in the territory since September 13, mostly in Yellowknife and Whatì. There are now 121 active cases...
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Hay River

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics being run in Hay River

A couple new pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being run in Hay River, as the health authority tries to get as many people vaccinated...

Kakisa becomes first NWT community to reach full vaccination

Kakisa, the smallest NWT community, has become the first to be fully vaccinated. The community of 36 residents will end the month of August...

Jane Groenewegen running as independent in federal election

After a week or so with only a couple of candidates, the field is becoming crowded in the NWT’s upcoming federal election. Jane Groenewegen, the...
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Scholarships available for early childhood development NWT students

Applications‌ ‌are‌ ‌now‌ ‌being‌ ‌accepted‌ ‌for‌ ‌Early‌ ‌Learning‌ ‌and‌ ‌Child‌ ‌Care‌ ‌scholarships‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌increase‌ ‌the‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌qualified‌ ‌early‌ ‌childhood‌ ‌development‌ ‌professionals‌ ‌in‌...

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Gahcho Kué, testing being done on all workers

One case of COVID-19 was identified in a contractor from Alberta at Gahcho Kué diamond mine on Saturday. De Beers Group Senior Communications Officer Terry...

NDP Indigenous housing strategy within first 100 days in office

The NDP says they will develop an Indigenous led housing strategy within their first 100 days in office if they win the upcoming election. The...

Yellowknife over 100 active COVID-19 cases for first time, isolation order in effect

There have been 59 new cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since September 10th. There are 175 active cases among residents in the territory. 117...

Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief election postponed until November

Due to the covid outbreak in the Tłı̨chǫ region and containment order issued last week in Behchokǫ̀, the Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief election has been...
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Pfizer and Moderna given approval from Health Canada, new names for both

Health Canada has given its stamp of approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  The vaccines were given interim approvals in December that made...

Most doctor appointments cancelled today in YK

If you’re looking for a doctor’s appointment today, you’re probably out of luck. Most appointments for Tuesday, September 14 will be cancelled. Some urgent appointments will...

All schools in Yellowknife, nearby communities closed, move to virtual learning

All schools in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo and have been closed and are moving to virtual learning, as the COVID-19 outbreak in the region...

Last Yellowknife farmer’s market day cancelled

Yellowknifers will miss out on the last farmer’s market day of the year, as the organizers have decided to cancel Tuesday’s event. “Unfortunately, due to...

Containment order issue for Whatì due to community transmission

A 14-day containment order has been issued in Whatì by the Chief Public Health Officer. The CPHO issued the order due to a rapid increase...

Temporary day shelter location in city’s hands: Health Minister Green

Health Minister Julie Green says the GNWT has selected the old Canadian Legion building at 4709 Franklin Avenue as a potential site for a...

Flight exposure notices, Sobering Centre shut down

A long list of exposure notices was issued over the weekend, with a number of flights impacted, as the COVID-19 outbreak that started in...

New cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife, Behchokǫ̀

There are now 97 active cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife, over 70 percent of the current total of 134 active cases among residents in...

Funding to expand, create child care spaces in NWT now available

The GNWT is now accepting applications for a $1 million fund to support the preservation, expansion and creation of child care spaces in communities...

Fort Resolution couple win $50k on scratch ticket

A couple out of Fort Resolution won a $50,000 prize from a $50 scratch ticket. Irene Rymer says she had to check and then double-check...

What was said at the NWT candidates debate?

Only three of the five candidates were speaking at the NWT candidates debate on Thursday, co-hosted by the NWT Chamber of Commerce and NNSL. The...

YK day shelter closing temporarily

The day shelter service that operates as a combined day and sobering centre, located on 50th street, will be closed temporarily. The NWT Health and...

NACI recommends COVID-19 booster shot for more Canadians

More at-risk Canadians can now get a third booster shot of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  The new guidance from the National Advisory Committee...

Two-thirds of COVID-19 cases in Yellowknife, new cases in Behchokǫ̀

There are now 83 active cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife, more than two-thirds of the current total of 121 active cases among residents in...

City presents first draft of new zoning bylaw

The city’s new draft zoning bylaw should boost development by freeing up land and adding more flexibility for residents, according to city administration. The draft...

Stanton Foundation receives $50k estate donation towards ECU beds

An estate donation valued at $50,000.00 has been received by the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Avis "Mavis" Luella Lillegran. Executive Director, Patty...

Legislative Assembly closing its doors once again

The legislative assembly building in Yellowknife will be closed to the public until further notice. All public events and tours will be suspended during this...

Deadline for applying to vote by mail quickly approaching

Time is running out to apply to vote by mail in the federal election. People who want to cast their ballot through the mail have...
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Students hold climate protest on Franklin Avenue

Students from several schools in Yellowknife gathered outside the Canada Post office on Franklin Avenue to protest inaction on climate change. September 8 has been...

Containment order issued for Behchokǫ̀

A containment order is being issued in Behchokǫ̀ to replace the currently in place gathering restrictions.  Travel in and out of Behchokǫ̀ is not recommended...

18 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in YK

There are 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the territory since September, bringing the total number of cases connected to the Sahtu COVID-19 outbreak...