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Stephen Richardson — headed to the Junos

Listen here:Stephen Richardson says his class was confused when he put on a video announcing the Juno nominees.“So they’re watching as Justin Bieber and the Weeknd and different things and they're like some of...

Susan Chaffee — award winning adult learner

Despite being an accomplished guide, sewer and life-long learner, Susan Chaffee was surprised when she won the Inclusion NWT”s Adult Learner Literacy Award.I never expected anything like this to get a reward. That's the...

A year of COVID-19

Listen here:Almost a year ago to the day, the NWT reported its first case of COVID-19.The first case was declared on March 21.Since then, 42 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the territory....
Caribou

How is it decided an animal is endangered?

Listen here:How is it decided an animal is endangered?Normally, it is done by referring to biological surveys.This reliance on Western science is the norm, according to Leon Andrew, the Chair of the Northwest Territories...
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NNSL sold after decades of printing

Listen here:After being fired from News of the North, Jack Sigvaldason launched the Yellowknifer newspaper in 1972At the beginning, his office was his kitchen.But soon the operation picked up momentum, and Sigvaldason later...

Music NWT

The northern art scene has always been a helpful, collaborative space. And for this True North Tale, I sat down with Trevor Sinclair the President of Music NWT, Whose organization really helps foster that...

Ryan McCord and Bill Braden — telling the Snowcastle’s story

Listen here:One of the most iconic buildings in the Yellowknife skyline is only standing in the winter.And a new book, called The Snowcastle, is telling the story of the Snowking Festival’s star attraction.The book...

Blachford Lake Lodge – A serene experience

Blachford Lake Lodge is located in the rugged wilderness of the NWT, in superb Aurora-watching country. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, it is only a half-hour bush-plane from the city of...

Lucas Wick – Trike rider, trike trader

Listen here:Tricycles are no longer just for kids.Local kid Lucas Wick is to trying to keep trikes alive.He started up a website, triketrader.ca, and is buying parts and renovating trikes. I don’t want the trikes...

Fighting Covid – Big River Service Centre

Ice-road truckers who are supposed to be isolating have been trying to enter the Big River Service Centre.The gas station and restaurant is one of the few service stations on Highway 1 to Alberta. Usually...
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Allan Code — filming a Pandemic at the End of the World

Listen here:Pandemics on the kind of scale seen with COVID-19 seem like a rarity. But they are all too common for the people of Kitigaaruk.The small northern community, lying on the coast of the Mackenzie...

Online taxi survey surveys YK residents

Listen here:The Status of Women Council has launched an online survey, asking Yellowknife residents to report incidents of harassment in taxis throughout the territory.The survey was started after several women raised concerns about taxi...

Northern Artists: The Housemen

For This True North Tale I sat down with a local band The Housemen, Their Bassist Allan Yeoman told me how Him, Trevor Sinclaire, and Jeff Sleno came together to form The Housemen"We...

The Dancing Moose Cafe & Bayside Bed & Breakfast

For this True North Tale, I sat down with another amazing northern business owner, This time one of the owners of The Dancing Moose Cafe & Bayside Bed & Breakfast Debra Doody. She told...

Yellowknife Artist: Patrick Jacobson

For this True North Tale, I sat down with Patrick Jacobson a northern artist who has been strumming his guitar north of sixty for a few years now. He sat and told me how...

Yellowknife celebrates Lantern Festival

Listen here:February 12 marks the beginning of festivities for Chinese New Year.There are several events happening in Yellowknife throughout the month. It began with a lantern lighting event at Somba K’e Park. Yellowknife Mayor Rebecca Alty...
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Norm Pottinger: Pigeon Racer

What started off as mere curiosity as a kid soon blossomed into a full hobby as an adult. This is a True North Tale on Norman Pottinger and Pigeon Racing.When i was a kid...

Skills Canada NWT

A staple of many high school careers are the competitions put on by organizations like Skills Canada NWT, and for this TNT I sat down with Blake Moulton the executive director of Skills Canada...

The United Way NWT’s COVID-19 Committee

2020 has not been easy on anybody, and for this True North Tale I sat down with the chair of The United Way NWT's COVID-19 Committee. A committee whose hard work has already helped...

Gastown expanding during a pandemic

Listen here:Most businesses are facing tough times at the moment, making cutbacks or closing all together.Few are expanding their operations.But Gastown in Yellowknife is an exception to that rule.Yellowknife city council recently just approved...

Jamie Bastedo – Changing the climate conversation

Listen here:Climate change? Remember that?2019’s looming world disaster is still a major threat, despite the focus in the news shifting to a another life threatening phenomenon beginning with a C.But Yellowknife-based author and biologist...

‘We have to just hope’: Hawa Dumbaya-Sesay

The NWT YWCA has sounded the alarm about the lack of affordable housing in Yellowknife and elsewhere in the territory.Hawa Dumbaya-Sesay, executive director of the YWCA NWT, says around 50 families are on the...

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