Sara Minogue

Sara Minogue has been reporting in the North since 2004. She is based in Yellowknife.

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Evening classes — COVID-19 fix — a hit at Colville Lake high school

For high school students in Colville Lake, school runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. ‘It’s better than waking up in the morning for me,’ says Logan Orlias, 16.

Hunting restrictions imposed after another Nunavut caribou herd dwindles

The Nunavut government has imposed a total allowable harvest on the Dolphin and Union caribou herd after a survey showed the population had plummeted from 18,000 to 4,000.

'Kids are itching to get back on the ice': Yellowknife minor hockey starts up again

'I don’t even want to think about what life would be like without hockey here this winter,' says longtime hockey volunteer Brad Anstey. 

NWT SPCA halts dog intake, makes plea for cash

‘We are overwhelmed, short-staffed and running low on funds,’ president Nicole Spencer wrote in a public post on Facebook Sunday. 

5 1/2 years for man convicted in beating death of Mark Poodlat 

A Nunavut man who spent much of his adult life in Yellowknife is heading to prison for an assault that led to the death of his cousin. Some of the details in this story may be disturbing for some readers.

N.W.T. university students heading back to school — both at home and away

Diana Rockwell starts her second year of voice and performance studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton next week. ‘It’s like the exact wrong program to be in right now,’ she says. 

Should the Yellowknife fire department still respond to fires along the Ingraham Trail?

The City of Yellowknife is proposing to stop taking fire calls outside of city limits starting April 1.

Yellowknifer recognized for excellence in painting

Shawna Lampi-Legaree started painting at age 49. She's now the first artist from the N.W.T. to gain ‘senior signature status’ with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

What happens to a government-based economy in a global pandemic? 

Without growth and development, ‘the territory will experience a major setback where the disadvantaged among us will suffer most,’ says one Yellowknife-based economist. 

Where have old men been drinking coffee?

This article ought to provoke some good laughs down at the coffee shop. And it just might, now that restaurants and diners are slowly beginning to reopen. 

Big game outfitter denied COVID-19 exemption decries 'unreasonable' health restrictions

‘It was a flat no,’ says Harold Grinde, who’s also on the territory’s new business advisory council. ‘To me it’s unacceptable.’

Frustration grows among N.W.T. businesses facing 'calamitous' side effects of the pandemic

The private sector has been laying people off and taking pay cuts and the government of the N.W.T. has not, says Tim Syer, president of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

N.W.T. doctors call for end to 'harmful' COVID-19 social restrictions

‘The detrimental health, social and financial effects of social distancing are mounting, while the damage done by the COVID virus itself has been nil,’ the head of the N.W.T. Medical Association wrote in a letter to Dr. Kami Kandola.

Yellowknife restaurateurs open doors, thank supporters, fear future

Restaurants in Yellowknife may be reopening their dining rooms now, but the absence of tourists is hurting their bottom line.

Inuvik wildfire almost under control, 4 new fires sparked by lightning

Fire danger is currently high to extreme across the N.W.T., with the exception of the area around Enterprise and Kakisa, where it is moderate. 

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