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  • Norman Wells air quality at high risk, Yellowknife just below
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    Due to wildfires in the territory and the smoke that comes as a result, air quality in several Northwest Territory-based communities, such as Yellowknife and Norman Wells, are at levels of ‘moderate risk’ to ‘high risk’ (according to the Government of Canada’s Air Quality Health Index). The post Norman Wells air quality at high risk, Yellowknife just below appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • NWT Chamber responds to GNWT’s minimum wage change
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 18, 2022 at 7:15 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    ‘Why is the GNWT taking this step at this time? It just doesn’t make sense’ The post NWT Chamber responds to GNWT’s minimum wage change appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Small wildland fire at Range Lake
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    On August, 17, 2022, just after 2:00 p.m., the Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) received a call to service for a small wildland fire at Range Lake off of Butler Road and in behind the Center Ice Plaza. The post Small wildland fire at Range Lake appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • At least two Yellowknife councilors won’t seek re-election in the fall
    by Ian Down on August 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    At least two incumbent City of Yellowknife councilors will not be seeking another term in the fall, while only one has officially announced her intent to run again. The post At least two Yellowknife councilors won’t seek re-election in the fall appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Yellowknife Public Health Clinic to close temporarily for training workshop
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    A notice from the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is advising residents that the Public Health Clinic in Yellowknife will be closed on Friday, August 19, 2022. The post Yellowknife Public Health Clinic to close temporarily for training workshop appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • City reminds residents of requirements for municipal election
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    The City of Yellowknife has sent out a reminder to residents that nominations for candidates for the 2022 Municipal Election open will be opening on Tuesday, September 6. The post City reminds residents of requirements for municipal election appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Yellowknifers get up-close and personal with NASA, German Aerospace Centre climate research projects
    by Ian Down on August 17, 2022 at 11:45 am in News, Yellowknifer

    Yellowknifers got up-close and personal with two international climate research projects and the scientists behind them on Tuesday, August 16. The post Yellowknifers get up-close and personal with NASA, German Aerospace Centre climate research projects appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Yellowknife Historical Society receives $1.2 million
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 17, 2022 at 11:15 am in News, Yellowknifer

    The funding will go towards the development of the society’s ‘Community Museum and Interpretive Centre’ The post Yellowknife Historical Society receives $1.2 million appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Total wildfires in 2022 season forecasted to more than double five-year average
    by Ian Down on August 17, 2022 at 10:15 am in News, Yellowknifer

    The number of wildfires in the 2022 season is on track to more than double the five-year average, and is on the cusp of surpassing the ten-year average, according to forecasting by NWT Fire. The post Total wildfires in 2022 season forecasted to more than double five-year average appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • City announces launch of new parking meter app
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    The City of Yellowknife has announced that, effective Tuesday August 16, Passport Parking Canada will be available for residents as the City’s new parking meter app. The post City announces launch of new parking meter app appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Overnight liquor store break and enter leads to one arrest, one being sought by RCMP
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    During the early morning, at 1:08 a.m. on August 10, Yellowknife RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Downtown Liquor Store in Yellowknife. The post Overnight liquor store break and enter leads to one arrest, one being sought by RCMP appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • 29-year-old man travelling to Fort Good Hope arrested for possessing crack cocaine
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    Following a report received by Yellowknife RCMP on August 5, an air passenger travelling from Yellowknife to Fort Good Hope was arrested for carrying crack cocaine on their person. The post 29-year-old man travelling to Fort Good Hope arrested for possessing crack cocaine appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Various NWT communities continue to see reduction in health services
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Association (NTHSSA) has issued a public notice, updating various community members to the reduction of certain related services in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The post Various NWT communities continue to see reduction in health services appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Bear sightings reported in and outside of Yellowknife
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    ‘Officers are patrolling daily and live capture traps are being deployed’: ENR The post Bear sightings reported in and outside of Yellowknife appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • What I have to say about the GNWT’s covid response
    by Mike Bryant on August 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm in Opinion, Yellowknifer

    Was a long, frustrating two years but it’s difficult to see how the government could’ve done much better The post What I have to say about the GNWT’s covid response appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • City council discusses incentive program for downtown revitalization
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    City council, during its Governance and Priorities Meeting on August 8, discussed on whether administration should bring forward an development incentive program to facilitate development in the downtown to be funded by the Downtown Improvement Reserve. The post City council discusses incentive program for downtown revitalization appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • GoFundMe campagin set up to support 8-year-old hero and mother
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 10, 2022 at 11:10 am in News, Yellowknifer

    A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help assist a mother and her hero daughter who are currently dealing with extreme living conditions. The post GoFundMe campagin set up to support 8-year-old hero and mother appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • ‘She was like a bulldog’: Loved ones remember Elaine Keenan Bengts, first NWT privacy commissioner
    by Ian Down on August 10, 2022 at 10:30 am in News, Yellowknifer

    Friends, family and former colleagues are paying tribute to the NWT and Nunavut’s “fearless and dogged” first information and privacy commissioner. The post ‘She was like a bulldog’: Loved ones remember Elaine Keenan Bengts, first NWT privacy commissioner appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • NTHSSA to continue shelter operations following no bids
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is continuing its operation of day and sobering services in Yellowknife following no bids to take over the centre. The post NTHSSA to continue shelter operations following no bids appeared first on NNSL Media.

  • Inuit sisters featured in Vogue
    by Ethan Butterfield on August 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm in News, Yellowknifer

    Though Linda and Evangeline Charlie assumed nothing had come of their Vogue shoot in March of 2021, they were both pleasantly surprised to find out that they were going to be featured in the prestigious fashion magazine. The post Inuit sisters featured in Vogue appeared first on NNSL Media.