Category Opinion

Short-Term Rentals Key to YK’s Future Growth

Airbnbs and traditional B&Bs need less regulation, not more, for Yellowknife to meet its hype as a tourist and conference destination. The first of a new Northern Economics series by SAM GAMBLE

Category Culture

YK Books: An Excerpt from Northern Wildflower, a Dene Memoir

Northern Wildflower is CATHERINE LAFFERTY’s courageous story about growing up in Yellowknife, struggling with discrimination, poverty, addiction, love and loss. Determined to build a better life for her and her children, Lafferty’s illumination of the real issues facing Indigenous women is raw, honest and inspiring

Category Culture


Squeezing every last bit of fun from a wet squib of a summer. Photos by ANGELA GZOWSKI

Category Culture

Danger! Danger!

Frans Barnard helps find peaceful solutions to death threats, riots and unrest in some of the world’s most imperiled places. He’s experienced some harrowing events, but still believes life isn’t as dangerous as people may think. Laurie Sarkadi sat down with him earlier this year for a conversation about what we’re so afraid of. Story by  LAURIE SARKADI | Photo by ANGELA GZOWSKI

Category Culture

A Perilous Paddle into Hidden Lake

Two parents, a toddler, pre-teen, husky and gear galore venture off together in a laiden canoe for their first backcountry trip together. What could possibly go wrong, asks MICHELLE SWALLOW

Category Culture

Dear Family: The Jill Kidder Letters

Correspondence from the mother of the late Margot Kidder – the YK-born actress famous for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman movies – shows Yellowknife at its dawn: a raw, rough place, with some surprising similarities to today’s city

Category Culture

The Toll of Pounding the Pavement

YK’s volunteer foot-washing program brings respite to the tired and tender toes of the homeless, finds SARAH SWAN. Photo by ANGELA GZWOSKI

Category Culture

Market Forces

Where you buy groceries in this city says a lot about you. MATTHEW MALLON mean-spiritedly reinforces some YK stereotypes

Category Culture

The Birth of a Throat Singer

The soundtrack to TANYA SNOW’s angsty teen years included Sum 41, Linkin Park and Evanescence, played loudly. Then a much older, more intimate musical form quietly took hold of her, she writes

Category Profile

Eat, Move, Learn, Heal

Jennie Vandermeer started the Everrrr Sexy online health and wellness program to motivate her own recovery from alcohol addiction. Now, MICHELLE SWALLOW writes, she’s helping other women become the best they can be

Category Analysis

Reefer Gladness?

There are still many unanswered questions around the impacts of cannabis, but Tim Edwards rolls out what we know so far about buying and selling weed in YK – legally.

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