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Ryan Shank – ‘The Colonel Sanders of the North’

Lots of people have taken up new projects during the pandemic.Ryan Shanks' project earned him the nickname ‘The Colonel Sanders of the North.’ “I've lived here in town for about 12 years now before the...

David Lovell: Growing Up In The North In The 1950’s

For this True North Tale I sat down with former Alderman and Mayor David Lovell and he told me what Yellowknife was like when he moved here in the fifties (1950's)"it was sort of...

Big River Service Center

whether its been to fill up your car and check your tires before a long trip,Or to grab some snacks and refresh after a long journey Big River Service Center in Fort Providence"The...

Michael Fatt

Michael Fatt arrived in Yellowknife in 2008.He moved into a tent behind the legislative assembly. Fatt would spend six years living homeless in Yellowknife, moving around between different locations.“I did alcohol and drugs — I...
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Welcome to Pine Point – Gone but not forgotten

Welcome to Pine Point is a documentary made in 2010 by Mike Simons who lived in Yellowknife until the age of 10 and his creative partner Paul Shoebridge, known as The Goggles.Welcome to Pine...

Maggie Carson – Road to recovery

Her road to recovery has not been an easy one, but through the support of her family, her friends and the Yellowknife community, Maggie Carson has overcome every obstacle put in front of her.In...

Tough times in the skies

The pandemic has had devastating impacts on a number of businesses.Especially airlines, who have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, leading to NWT flights being impacted.Air Canada announced they are suspending flights on...

Gourmet Cup Cafe

At its core Yellowknife is a working town, and the fuel for any working town is coffee. And for decades upon decades the Gourmet Cup Cafe has been serving up coffee to yellowknifers every...

Tawna Brown — Globe-trotting photographer

Listen here:COVID-19 has disrupted many things this year.Travel has been one of the aspects of life most heavily impacted by the pandemic, with many countries shutting down their borders for lengthy periods.That threw a...

Marcel Marin – Yellowknife musher

Listen here:Marcel Marin is a local musher who's trying to keep dog sledding going in the territory, even amid COVID-19.Marin is one of the organizers of the Underdog 100, a 100-mile dog race here...
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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center Daring Lake Site

The territory is absolutely of amazing history that you can see, But what it is even more full of is the history you cannot see. And the people that unearth it are the great...

Sarah Kalnay-Watson — Yellowknifer on set

Listen here:If you’re hoping to make it in the movie industry, most people would probably head for the glitz and glamour of New York or Los Angeles.But one Yellowknifer was able to get her...

Séréna Jenna – Poetry…the truest form of language

14-year-old Yellowknife born Séréna Jenna started writing poetry when she was just 8 years old. Unlike every other student in her class, she took to it naturally which led her to continue pursuing it.Since...

Kevin Bolstad (Capturing the North)

There Is never a dull moment for artists here in the north, the scenery is enchanting and the experiences are never ending. For Kevin Bolstad, the northern beauty has inspired his work for more...

Qimmiq Kennels

For this True North Tale I sat down with the owner of Qimmiq Kennels, A lovely local business owner named Jo Kelly and she told me how the whole kennel got started."at one...

Shawn Buckley – Showcasing Great Slave Lake

Shawn Buckley is a third generation fisherman and the owner and operator of Great Slave Lake Tours.He's Been fishing on all of Great Slave Lake for 28 years, but for him it’s more than...
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Deline (The birthplace of hockey in Canada)

To Canadians, hockey is more than just our national sport, for some of us, it is our lifeblood. In Deline, hockey is not just a sport that kids and adults play for fun, for...

Yellowknife – An unmatched beauty

Yellowknife is one of the most beautiful places in the world and its appeal is never lost on both people who’ve lived here their whole lives, and people who’ve always dreamed to one day...

Dettah COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Listen here:“We have a population where housing is an issue, and where families live, very close-knit and in close-quarters. And hence, it is important that, especially those who have a lot of underlying medical...

Wren Acorn (Forged in the North)

For a high end athlete here in the north, you don't get the same advantages as you would elsewhere, training is less geared toward specific individuals, meaning if you want to keep up with...

Diamond Scavenger Hunts Are Forever

For a solid three months every week Yellowknifers would search the city for a chance at winning a free piece of diamond jewelry and for this True North Tale I sat down with one...

Robyn Scott: Northern Artist

For This True North Tale I sat down with local Yellowknife Teacher and Artist Robyn Scott, She talked to me about her art process and what she loves about it, She told me how...

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