Endangered Butts: What’s your poop telling you?

Sponsored by GNWT Department of Health and Social Services  Do you have a loved one turning 50 this year? Searching for that perfect gift, but nothing comes to mind? Well, look no further – the fecal immunochemical test, more commonly known as the FIT, is just what every 50-74 year old needs. Nothing says “I

How the YK Chamber’s awards help build pride in the local business community

The 2014 YK Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards winners | Sponsored by the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Sometimes hearing something from your peers makes you take a moment and reflect. That’s exactly what the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Fire & Ice Business Awards Gala is all about. Many businesses strive for greatness every day.

What’s New at YK1

Sponsored by Yellowknife Education District No. 1 It’s that time of year again – back to school – which means it’s time to resurface those backpacks, dust off those lunch bags and prepare for another fulfilling (and busy) school year. Whether your child is entering the school system or is on their way out, YK1 wants to let

The Sun at Midnight: a homegrown northern feature film being shot this month

Image from the Sun at Midnight Teaser Trailer/Courtesy Jill and Jackfish Productions Sponsored by the NWT Film Commission Making a feature film — the type of movie you’d see on Netflix or in a theatre — is an impressive feat. But doing it in the Northwest Territories? Even more impressive. And that’s exactly what NWT

Coyote’s: your new home for UFC Pay-per-View

You can officially add UFC Pay-per-View to the long list of reasons to visit Coyote’s lounge. Already one of YK’s favourite neighbourhood spots with great specials every night of the week, owner Ed But’s putting UFC on the lounge’s big screen all fall and winter long. As a sponsor of the recent Red Tape Rumble,

Meet some successful Yellowknife Farmers Market businesses

Since the first 5:15 bell was rung more than two years ago, the Yellowknife Farmers Market has been a huge success. From the health benefits of eating locally grown produce to supporting the economic development of numerous growing small businesses to the sense of community fostered by thousands of smiling faces mingling with their neighbours

Folk on the Rocks: The Official 2015 Schedule

Where to be, when. Below find the best way to plan your music intake for the weekend, from the opening  events (at four different locations) to each of the site’s six stages: we’ve got every melodic moment covered! Still don’t have your tickets? Buy them online here.

Folk on the Rocks: Rock the Folks 2015!

Sponsored by Folk on the Rocks Folk on the Rocks kicks off proceedings this Thursday the 16th with Rock The Folks, a Battle of the Bands event for young musicians and performers in Yellowknife, held at Somba K’e Civic Plaza from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The concert will showcase up-and-coming YK talent and gives young artists the

Why your business should hire a photographer

Sponsored by Angela Gzowski Photography No matter who I’m shooting for, I make sure my images exceed the client’s expectations. With commercial photography, that means shooting pictures that tell the story of the organization and represent its people in a way that supports the brand or image you’ve worked so hard to develop. It also

Roy’s AV Tips: Top 5 portable speakers to get you rocking outside

July’s the one month in Yellowknife you can be sure the beach is hot, the campsites are packed and the lakes are teeming with more than just monster pike. It’s time to get outside, but enjoying the sounds of nature doesn’t have to mean leaving your tunes at home. That’s why I’ve put together a

Acclaimed northern artist’s most creative work found at YK gallery

Over the past decade, jewellery artist Jamie Look has achieved plenty of public milestones. From exhibiting at the 2010 Winter Olympics to being named one of Canada’a “brightest style setters” by the Globe and Mail to Tanya Tagaq showcasing her work on her Polaris Prize-winning evening, Look has plenty to celebrate. The Globe feature even

FOTR: Festival Flirting Guide

Yellowknife can be a tough place to date. No sooner have you found a decent-looking potential suitor, you realize they dated your cousin back in the day, or half the local baseball team. This is a very real issue for Yellowknifers, and totally-reliable-though-completely fabricated statistics show 72 percent of the town’s population has made out

Planning to build? Why you’ll want to know about Energy Wall

The IS3000 (shown above) is designed for renovations. | Sponsored by Energy Wall & Building Products Ltd. Whether you want to build a house, a cabin or an office – or simply renovate an existing structure – the Energy Wall Insulation System is the most efficient and cost-effective way to complete a building envelope. The technology

Simple is Best: The Archie Buckley Story

With the launch of the new Fresh Fish from Great Slave Lake brand, John Colford looks back on one of Yellowknife’s most iconic fishermen.

How to survive Folk on the Rocks (Like a Pro)

Blatantly pilfered from other festival tip sheets (hellooo Glastonbury Guide 2015!) but tailored to suit our northern latitude and unique environment, what you are about to read is a veritable BIBLE of festival dos and don’ts for Folk on the Rocks 2015. You’re welcome. Pack all the festival essentials An air freshener for the washrooms,

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