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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 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...

Ronan Seeley – Yellowknifer in the NHL

Considering he'd been working towards it for most of his life, draft night for a Yellowknife native Ronan Seeley looked remarkably low key. Ronan wasn't even watching at the time his name was called, he...
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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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....

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...

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...

Bullock’s Bistro – A star Yellowknife attraction

Bullock's Bistro is Yellowknife's most famous restaurant, situated in a historical landmark building in Old Town, and serving up delicious fresh fish from Great Slave Lake. In 2006, Bullocks was voted the best fish...

‘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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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