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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Northern Artist: Carmen Braden

For this True North Tale, I sat down and had a chat with Northern artist Carmen Braden and one of the things we talked about was her upcoming album Seed Songs, which doesn't fit...

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...

Skills Canada NWT Virtual Territorial Competition and Career Expo

Skills Canada NWT recently put together their Virtual Territorial competition and Career Expo and I got to sit down with the Executive Director of Skills Canada NWT Blake Moulton. And we talk about both...

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...
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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...

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...

Susan Chaffee — girl guide

Listen here: When Susan Chaffee first travelled to Lutsel’ke, along the east arm of Great Slave Lake, she worked as a dishwasher at a remote tourist camp. But she had grander ambitions. She wanted to be the...

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...

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...

Jim Taylor — True northern artist

Listen here: Speaking before his Folk on the Rocks performance, local music celebrity Jim Taylor reflected on his career in the music industry and the music scene in the north. “Seeing some guys who just spend...
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Wing Freak

For this true north tale, I sat down with Lawrence and Eric, the owners of Wing Freak, one of Yellowknife's, newest eateries. And to start off the chat, Eric tells me about their original...

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...

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...

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...

We All Scream For Ice Cream

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream for this True North Tale I sat down with Chef Robin Wasicuna who has hopes of bringing an ice cream trike to the north....

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...
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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...

The 50-50 Intersection Christmas Tree

The start of the Christmas season varies from person to person. For some it might be when Christmas songs get played in the local stores, others it might be when they start to see...

15th Annual Stuff the Bus

There are many things that make the residents of Yellowknife great, supporting their neighbours in need is certainly one of them. This friendly city is full of charitable organizations and events throughout the year. One...

‘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...

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...

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...

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