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Skills Canada NWT

A staple of many high school careers are the competitions put on by organizations like Skills Canada NWT, and for this TNT I sat down with Blake Moulton the executive director of Skills Canada...

The United Way NWT’s COVID-19 Committee

2020 has not been easy on anybody, and for this True North Tale I sat down with the chair of The United Way NWT's COVID-19 Committee. A committee whose hard work has already helped...

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...

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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‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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