Territories

  • Yellowknife promoter creates N.W.T.'s first MMA fight league
    Yellowknife promoter creates N.W.T.'s first MMA fight le … CBC - 45 minutes ago

    A Yellowknife gym owner has created the Northwest Territories' first mixed martial arts fight league, citing a need for a local promotion to give opportunity to Northern … More »Yellowknife promoter creates N.W.T.'s first MMA fight le …

    Yellowknife promoter creates N.W.T.'s first MMA fight league

    A Yellowknife gym owner has created the Northwest Territories' first mixed martial arts fight league, citing a need for a local promotion to give opportunity to Northern fighters. The new league, named Warrior Strong Fight League, will host its first event on May 16 in Yellowknife. Although Stanley plans to use staff …

  • Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding increased
    Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding inc … CBC - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Before its closure, Raven Recycling had been operating in Whitehorse for 22 years. The Yukon Government and City of Whitehorse responded by offering temporary increases … More »Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding inc …

    Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding increased

    Before its closure, Raven Recycling had been operating in Whitehorse for 22 years. The Yukon Government and City of Whitehorse responded by offering temporary increases in funding to the processors totalling over $500,000, while investigating future options like residential blue bin collection. "It was unfortunate that …

  • k.d. lang advises N.W.T.'s Leela Gilday during Banff recording … CBC - 5 hours ago

    Yellowknife singer-songwriter Leela Gilday got more than she bargained for during a recent trip to the Banff Centre of the Arts, where she brushed shoulders with — and … More »k.d. lang advises N.W.T.'s Leela Gilday during Banff recording …

    Yellowknife singer-songwriter Leela Gilday got more than she bargained for during a recent trip to the Banff Centre of the Arts, where she brushed shoulders with — and received some tips from — a Canadian music legend. Gilday is at the Banff Centre recording eight musical pieces with three other aboriginal artists from …

  • Average Canadian home price is $440K - what will that buy?
    Average Canadian home price is $440K - what will that buy? CBC - 14 hours ago

    The real estate market continues to be hot, with the average price for a home in Canada reaching a record high in March. More »Average Canadian home price is $440K - what will that buy?

    Average Canadian home price is $440K - what will that buy?

    The real estate market continues to be hot, with the average price for a home in Canada reaching a record high in March.

  • Yukon Zinc granted more time, money to restructure
    Yukon Zinc granted more time, money to restructure CBC - 23 hours ago

    Yukon Zinc has been given more time and money to restructure, and maintain the Wolverine mine site. The B.C. Supreme Court granted the company's request on Friday to … More »Yukon Zinc granted more time, money to restructure

    Yukon Zinc granted more time, money to restructure

    Yukon Zinc has been given more time and money to restructure, and maintain the Wolverine mine site. The B.C. Supreme Court granted the company's request on Friday to further extend the relief granted under creditor protection. Yukon Zinc 'temporarily' shut down the Wolverine Mine in December, citing low metal prices and …

  • Whitehorse man faces child pornography charges CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    Curt Butler, 45, has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, as well as arranging to commit sexual exploitation of a child. Whitehorse RCMP … More »Whitehorse man faces child pornography charges

    Curt Butler, 45, has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, as well as arranging to commit sexual exploitation of a child. Whitehorse RCMP say they were tipped off earlier this month by B.C.'s Integrated Child Exploitation Unit. A police investigation in Yukon then led to Butler's arrest on …

  • Yukon hunters take record number of bison CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    A mild winter may be one of the reasons for this year's record harvest of bison in Yukon. Environment Yukon says there were 173 reported kills this year — 26 more than … More »Yukon hunters take record number of bison

    A mild winter may be one of the reasons for this year's record harvest of bison in Yukon. Environment Yukon says there were 173 reported kills this year — 26 more than the annual average. "One of the things definitely was a warmer winter," says Tom Jung, senior wildlife biologist with the Yukon government.

  • Northwestel customer information accidentally made public CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    Northwestel has contacted 25 people to apologize after information from customer requests for digital TV was inadvertently made available on its corporate website. More »Northwestel customer information accidentally made public

    Northwestel has contacted 25 people to apologize after information from customer requests for digital TV was inadvertently made available on its corporate website.

  • OxyContin, cocaine, cash seized, 5 arrested in Yellowknife CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    "I think we basically hit the head of the network," said Sgt. Dean Riou of the G Division Federal Investigations Unit, who also said that police have noted the continuing … More »OxyContin, cocaine, cash seized, 5 arrested in Yellowknife

    "I think we basically hit the head of the network," said Sgt. Dean Riou of the G Division Federal Investigations Unit, who also said that police have noted the continuing trend of people temporarily setting up residence in Yellowknife to sell drugs. A search of a residence in the Frame Lake area and a storage facility turned …

  • Erebus found: Inside the first tour of the Franklin Expedition wreck
    Erebus found: Inside the first tour of the Franklin Expedition … Maclean's - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    When Ryan Harris first saw HMS Erebus, one of two Franklin Expedition ships that many figured were lost to history until its discovery last September, he equated it to … More »Erebus found: Inside the first tour of the Franklin Expedition …

    Erebus found: Inside the first tour of the Franklin Expedition wreck

    When Ryan Harris first saw HMS Erebus, one of two Franklin Expedition ships that many figured were lost to history until its discovery last September, he equated it to winning the Stanley Cup. So when the underwater archaeologist gave the first tour of the wreckage via a live video on Thursday—swimming around the ship that …

  • N.W.T. communities' meeting moved to K'atl'odeehche reserve

    The Northwest Territories Association of Communities has decided to move its annual general meeting to the K'atl'odeeche First Nation reserve due to the ongoing strike by municipal workers in Hay River. The association represents the municipal governments of the N.W.T.'s 33 communities. The annual general meeting, and …

  • The Crown prosecutor has stayed a charge of theft against an employee of the Yellowknife Royal Canadian Legion.

  • The World Naked Bike Ride is set to streak through the streets of Edmonton on June 13. "If a small place like that can support it, and we can look at other ways to transport ourselves, why not Edmonton?" Enman said. The World Naked Bike Ride is an international movement. This will be the first for Edmonton.

  • A picturesque hill overlooking Great Slave Lake may be the site of Yellowknife's next major housing development. City council is now considering a proposal to build 126 condominium units atop Twin Pine Hill, near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and 44th Street in downtown Yellowknife. To go ahead with the project, …

  • Fuel spill near garden part of Whitehorse's illegal dumping problem

    A fuel spill reported this week near the Whitehorse Community Garden is just one example of the city's growing problem of illegal dumping, says a city official. He estimates illegal dumping inside city limits is costing taxpayers up to $50,000 a year.

  • Co-pilot Kevin Wang, killed in B.C. crash, left Yellowknife's Air Tindi last month

    Kevin Wang, one of two pilots killed in a plane crash in B.C. on Monday, was a Yellowknife resident and pilot at N.W.T.'s Air Tindi until he left last month to take the job with Vancouver-based Carson Air. Wang, 32, was originally from Vancouver, but had worked at Air Tindi for the past five years. He was co-piloting a twin-engine …

  • The non-profit society that oversees the troubled CKLB radio is holding its annual general meeting in Yellowknife today. Since then, CKLB has broadcast a steady stream of pre-programmed country music. The Native Communications Society has received more than half a million dollars in funding for the radio station since …

  • OTTAWA - Canada's national inflation rate was 1.2 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets):

  • A Northwest Territories Supreme Court judge has dismissed former N.W.T. nurse Madeline Heffel's appeal of her licence suspension for allegedly covered the mouth and nose of a combative patient. Heffel had her nursing licence suspended in 2014 and was fined $10,000 after the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest …

  • Last week, the planning commission said the use of icebreakers would result in harm to wildlife and wildlife habitat and damage to community travel routes, violating Nunavut's land use plan.