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The Rotary Park and Boardwalk

This is a True North Tale on the Rotary Park and Boardwalk, to start off the chat, here's the rotary President Wayne Guy with a bit of information on what Rotary isRotary is a...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

April Glaicar: Mixed Media Artist

The NWT is just chock full of interesting artists. And for this True North Tale, I got to sit down with another one. This is a True North Tale on April Glaicar a mixed...

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...

Dr. Pertice Moffitt — teacher, leader, learner

Listen here:When Dr. Pertice Moffitt came to the north to start Aurora College’s nursing program; she thought she would be teaching her students.But she says the best part of her time working in the...
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Totally Arctic Wrestling

What started off In Inuvik as two guys wanting to be Pro-Wrestlers slowly turned into the north's premiere wrestling federation. This is the story of Totally Arctic Wrestling"Totally Arctic Wrestling was an idea...

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...

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...

Leslie Allen on Food Rescue and The Food Rescue How-To Guide

Food Rescue is a nonprofit organization that operates in the NWT and they partner with organizations who donate food to them. And then they distribute that food to the people who need it for...

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....

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...
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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...

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...

Tuktut Nogait National Park celebrates 25 years

On June 5th, Tuktut Nogait National Park will celebrate 25 years since the signing of its establishment agreement.Site manager Stephanie Yuill says the park is special because of the involvement the community had in...

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...

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...

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...

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