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History, science, and the 'Year of Two Winters': uncovering the secrets of Dene migration

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT


The recent Dene Migration Symposium in Tsuut’ina Nation, a Dene community near Calgary, highlighted some of the current understanding of Dene history in the N.W.T., including theories on how people may have first come to the Mackenzie Valley.

Fall is here, but this Whitehorse man's garden is going strong. Here's why.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:00:00 EDT


A retirement project that’s growing roots — this Whitehorse man wants to help gardeners in the North beat frosty conditions.

Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of September 11, 18

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:01 EDT


Fall has officially arrived, and a super-sized edition of your best photos from across the North showcases the colours of the seasons: sunsets, rainbows, beautiful lakes, and frozen-over ice.

Yukoner off to Abu Dhabi for WorldSkills Competition

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:00:00 EDT


David Lister is the only Yukoner, and northerner, to be selected for Team Canada to compete at the WorldSkills Competition in October.

'We're sharing culture': Whitehorse's Elijah Smith School celebrates 25 years

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT


A Whitehorse school celebrated its silver anniversary this week, as Elijah Smith Elementary opened its 25th year with its annual start-of-school feast.

Gwich'in fiddler fulfills childhood dream as Air Canada pilot

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT


This Gwich'in fiddler will now have his dream career, flying for a national airline.

'It's very scary': Whitehorse residents rattled after fifth homicide in 2017

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:56:40 EDT


Whitehorse residents are expressing their concern after a recent shooting police are treating as a homicide — the fifth in the city so far this year.

Whitehorse moms offer support to others raising 'quirky kids'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:00:00 EDT


'Raising children is not easy,' says Nicole Beaudry, 'but when you raise a child who has challenges, it’s very difficult and isolating.'

New fresh food delivery services in Nunavut seek to combat territory's high grocery prices

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:28:08 EDT


Nunavut is seeing its grocery options diversify, as at least three new fresh food delivery services cropped up in the territory over the summer.

'Where kids can come express themselves': Yukon's Shakat Journal rises again

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT


The Shakat Journal re-launched this week in Whitehorse, 26 years after its original version stopped publication. The new Shakat is put together by young people, for young people.

Inuvik students bag two moose as part of on-the-land program

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT


Elementary and secondary school students in Inuvik, N.W.T. took in a unique experience as part of the community's on-the-land programming: bagging a moose, learning how to butcher it, and, ultimately, sharing the meat with their classmates.

Climate change scientists fight for funding to save High Arctic lab

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT


Scientists say if they can't get more funding, they will have to pull the plug on Canada's northernmost research station in May of 2018.

'I didn't realize I could have such a big impact': Katimavik focuses on reconciliation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Its budget was cut in 2012, but Katimavik is back with a pilot project that sees youth from the Tlicho region of the Northwest Territories and Eeyou Istchee, Que., engaging with other communities and volunteering for organizations.

David Mikkigak surrenders to police after nearly 3 months in hiding

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:09:36 EDT


RCMP arrested the Cape Dorset man just before 2 p.m. ET on Friday, nearly three months after he became wanted by the police.

Can't stop dogs barking, says Yukon kennel owner being sued by neighbours

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:42:42 EDT


Shelley Cuthbert told Yukon Territorial Court the noise at her Tagish kennel is far from constant, and is often provoked by the neighbours themselves. 'If there's stranger danger near the property, they let me know.'

Alaska officials: Budget error could shut down ferry system

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:58:31 EDT


The Alaska Marine Highway lost its allocated $30 million for the year due to an unforeseen error in the state's supplemental budget, the Juneau Empire reported.

Come talk to us about tax changes, Yukon businesses ask Bill Morneau

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT


'We haven't been asked for our input, businesses haven't had a chance to provide their input, and that really leaves small business owners feeling like they're being punitively treated,' said the chair of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

N.W.T. government outlines familiar game plan for 2nd half of term

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:40:21 EDT


The Northwest Territories government plans to stay the course for the second half of its term, outlining a revised mandate this week that reads a lot like the original released in March 2016.

'They were scared': Family of Whitehorse man shaken by Mexican earthquake

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:28 EDT


Fabian Glyka of Whitehorse was sitting at his desk at work, Tuesday, when he heard the news of another earthquake at home.

'Things haven't changed': NTI to fund Inuit training programs with federal lawsuit money

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:30:00 EDT


Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is making its first public call for funding applications for Inuit training programs since receiving the $255 million settlement.