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Community Roundtable on Homelessness

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 06:27 PM

The City of Yellowknife will host a Community Roundtable on Homelessness on June 26, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre. During this event, facilitated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, community members will have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and connect with others around housing solutions. "We are hoping to provide a unique space for residents to openly share their ideas and insights” says City Councillor Ben Hendriksen, the Chair...

Yellowknife Fire Division Open House

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 11:23 AM

Get ready for a fun and educational afternoon at the City of Yellowknife Fire Division's Annual Open House! Join us on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Hall, located at 100 Taylor Road, for a free BBQ and a chance to meet our local firefighters. Residents will also get an opportunity to explore fire trucks up close, and discover the amazing tools and equipment we use to keep our community safe.

Activities include:

  • Live fire demonstration: Showcasing YKDF’s firefighting...

Yellowknife ParticipACTION Community Challenge

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024 05:09 PM

Yellowknife, let’s get active for the chance to win!

The City of Yellowknife invites residents to get active in ParticipACTION’s Community Challenge, presented by Novo Nordisk, help the City win up to $100,000 to use for community recreation initiatives!

The challenge runs from June 1 - 30, 2024, and is open to all residents and visitors. The City encourages Yellowknifers to engage in the following challenges:

Pup Walk – June 1 to 7, 2024: Yellowknife residents and visitors are encouraged to hike...

New City Manager

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024 05:25 PM

Mayor Rebecca Alty and City Council are pleased to announce Stephen Van Dine has been selected as the City of Yellowknife’s next City Manager. Mr. Van Dine will begin August 6, 2024.

“With over 30 years of extensive experience in the North and in the public sector, Mr. Van Dine brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and strategic vision,” said Mayor Rebecca Alty. “With his commitment to reconciliation, collaboration, and transformation, we look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Van Dine began...

Free home and property assessments

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:27 PM

The City of Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) is conducting free home and property assessments for Yellowknife and Ndilo residents. This assessment will highlight areas of risk and provide specific recommendations of actions and upgrades residents can take to increase their property’s resilience to wildfire.

The program’s primary purpose is to engage homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a home assessment with property-specific recommendations. The assessment process...