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Frontier Lodge overcomes bureaucratic headaches, readies for summer guests

ITI helped Lodge resolve permit complexities. Frontier Lodge in Lutsel K’e has cut through a bureaucratic snag and is preparing to welcome guests for the summer. The lodge recently acquired its long-sought liquor license, an issue that was part of regulatory struggles with the GNWT that lasted for more than one year, after the Lutsel K’e …

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Bringing good vibes to health-conscious Yellowknifers

New protein shake shop opens under Breakaway Fitness Yellowknife’s newest business wants to bring good vibes and wellness to the community, and healthy eating too. Good Vibes YK opened its doors on Tuesday to customers seeking protein shakes and energy drinks. In addition to energy and body-boosting drinks, the 48 Street cafe-style establishment also serves …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: A year of heavy burdens and rushed hauling for Northbound Contractors

Compressed ice road season pushes Norman Wells trucker to the limit The past year of hauling has been the equivalent of an ice road roller coaster for Wayne Kakfwi. The early months of the Covid-19 pandemic last spring took away much of his work as a hauler with his small operation Northbound Contractors. He formed …

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The chews and bites of a new Filipino-inspired food service

Leilani Alcock’s home-based business grown steadily since February. Years from now, Northern economists might look back on the Covid-19 pandemic as an era that sparked the growth of home-based food businesses. Chews and Bites YK is the latest such business to launch in Yellowknife. Specializing in the cuisine of the Philippines – but not exclusively …

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Tourism company thankful for military contract in year without tourists

Enodah Wilderness Travel Ltd. secured a contract with the Canadian Armed Forces to support annual Northern training drills Yellowknifers may have seen military helicopters and reports of diving exercises as part of Canadian Armed Forces Northern training.  To carry out that training, the military requires local partnerships. Enodah Wilderness Travel Ltd., a Ndilo-based tourism company, …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: ArTech Engraves transforms the commonplace into something personal

Yellowknife couple behind the business take pride in creating products endeared by recipients There is something special about a personalized product that is uniquely your own. For Jane and Gordon Arychuk, creating those things “is an honour.” ArTech Engraves has been in operation since October 2018. In that time, Jane and Gordon have engraved countless …

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Creative touches guide YK Physiotherapy Sport and Rehab Clinic through pandemic

Former LCP Health clinic expands, reorienting to sports physiotherapy. The Covid-19 pandemic knocked the Yellowknife Physiotherapy (YKPT) Sport and Rehab Clinic off balance for a few months, before it regained its footing. Formerly known as LCP Health, the clinic changed its name in February to reflect its expansion. Last month, it hired Grecia Delgadillo, a …

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