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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...

Kyran Alikamik and The Loran Award

The Loran award is an incredible scholarship valued at $100,000. And it's given to people based on the evidence of character, commitment to service in the community and leadership potential. And for this True...

Northern Author: Amber Henry

For this True North Tale, I had a chat with Northern author Amber Henry and during our chat, we talked about what she enjoys most about writing children's books, where she got the inspiration...

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...
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Craig Taggart from the NWT SPCA

For this True North Tale. I sat down with Craig Taggart, the shelter manager, and dog trainer at the end NWT SPCA. And to start off our chat Craig tells me how he came...

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...

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...

Laurie Sarkadi

Laurie Sarkadi is one of the many amazing artists that called the North home. To start off our True North Tale I asked Laurie how her musical journey got started, well I did play piano...

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...

Chris Pedersen — a long return home

For Chris Pedersen, a geologist with Cheetah Resources, coming to work at the Nechalacho Rare earth metals mine felt like returning home. Pedersen was part of the initial crew that made the deposit discovery in...
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John Mutford,The Library Manger of the YKPL

For this True North Tale I sat down with John the Library Manager at the Yellowknife Public Library and to get our chat started I asked John If working with books was something he...

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...

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...

Trevor Sinclair

For This True North Tale I sat down with the drummer of local band The Housemen and president of Music NWT Trevor Sinclair for this True North Tale I'm talking to him about himself,...

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...

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...
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Gabrielle Landrie — Northern storyteller

Listen here: If you were to imagine a fantastical story with a tarot reading heroine facing off against evil in a town with people with wolf heads and snake heads, you probably wouldn't think of...

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...

Caroline Cox — filming Arctic growers

Growing food in the Arctic Circle is not an easy task. But Director Caroline Cox’s new film “Food for the Rest of Us,” tells the story of people who are doing just that. “The High Arctic...

Northern Artist: Andrea Bettger

For this True North Tale, I sat down with another great northern artist, this time I'm speaking with Andrea Bettger. And at the start of our chat, Andrea tells me that a career in...

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...

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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