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BACK TO BUSINESS: Homemade meal sales beat pandemic downturn for Created By Nana

Created By Nana has been busy crafting homemade meals and knitted wares during the pandemic, but the two person outlet has also been creating its own good fortune. The food and knitted clothing maker is among the few Yellowknife businesses that have experienced steady activity and revenue flows while the pandemic forced many others to …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Sundog Adventures get unexpected boost from summer camp programs

Like all Yellowknife businesses tied to tourism, Sundog has trod a rough path over the past few months but found summer camps to be a revenue lifeline. With border closures and pandemic disruptions drastically cutting tourist arrivals after March, the outdoor adventure company was forced to modify and pare down its programming during the summer. …

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Weaver and Devore celebrates 84 uninterrupted years in business

Weaver and Devore Trading has been here for as long as Yellowknife has existed and this week celebrates its 84th anniversary. Throughout a world war, ups and downs in the economy, comings and goings of governments and changes in technology and retail trends the store has kept providing customers with outdoor gear and meeting general …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: YK Gold looks at old, made-in-NWT resources for success

The Covid pandemic has pushed YK Gold and Silver to innovate for its business survival by examining rocks that are much older than gold. In fact, it’s the oldest rocks on Earth that the Yellowknife company is trying to leverage into its new business strategy. Acasta Gneiss, which has been radio carbon dated as 4.03 …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: First 16 months of feeding diners a whirlwind for Savannah’s Restaurant

The past 16 months have been a wild ride for the owners of Savannah’s Family Restaurant, one of the newest eateries in Yellowknife. They opened on March 18, 2019 and wree forced to close because of the Covid-19 pandemic exactly 366 days later. “We were a bit nervous. It was right during tax season,” said …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: A leaner Bullock’s Bistro pulls through pandemic

Bullock’s Bistro is proving that adaptability is necessary if a business is to last 30 years and counting, let alone last through a pandemic. Like numerous businesses in Yellowknife, Bullock’s was laid low by Covid-19 and closed from March 17 until June 13. The situation pushed the iconic restaurant to prove its mettle and it …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Tundra Transfer’s cup gradually refilling after pandemic jitters ease

Water is essential for all of us, and coffee for some of us, but for Tundra Transfer both are its saviours as it recovers from a pandemic downturn. The purified water and coffee supplies company was hit hard by Covid, which dragged down its revenues to less than half of last year’s. As a one-stop …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Napa Auto Parts back in fast lane after pandemic slowdown

The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on NWT businesses has been mostly negative, but Napa Auto Parts has emerged from the lockdown with its motor revving. “We’re selling more of everything. We’re basically back to normal now,” said manager Bill Smith. Like almost all businesses in Yellowknife, activity at Napa slowed down right after the …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Somba K’e Family Dental grins again after months-long lockdown

Hazem Kobaisy uses two words to describe the resumption of business at his dental clinic: “crazy busy.” Somba K’e Family Dental closed in March because of the Covid pandemic, then reopened in mid-June shortly after chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola sent Kobaisy a letter authorizing him to resume services. He has since been …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: M&M Food Market returns with another course for Yellowknife

Where’s the beef? It’s back in Stanton Plaza, almost exactly six months after the beef of M&M Food Market went away when the old shop closed down on Jan. 17. “I just got the a-OK yesterday at noon that we got the business licence,” manager Tabatha Hamer said Wednesday. It will hold its soft opening …

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