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No Pants Army Bottle Drive for Relay for Life

Do you have empty bottles & cans?!? Well The NoPants Army wants them!!

We are organizing a bottle drive the next two Saturdays, April 20th and 27th to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Call or text Amy at (867) 445-7705 or email us your address at thenopantsarmy@gmail.com and we will arrange to come pick up your empty bottles & cans!

 

Relay for Life Team - The NoPants Army

Contact Info:

Amy at (867)445-7705

Upcoming conferences announced!

We just sent out an announcement to our tour operators for two upcoming conferences in Yellowknife: The Northern Air Transport Association AGM, Annual Conference and Trade show, from April 8 - 10, 2013, and the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research from Jan 3 - 5, 2014. Local tourism buisnesses are encouraged to read up on these events on their respective websites:

NATA AGM

Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research

Snow King's Castle Nearing Completion!

March is one of the best months to visit Yellowknife, and the Snow King winter festival is an event that both residents and tourists will not want to miss! The Snow King's castle is nearing completion, and the schedule is now available at http://snowking.ca/. Make sure to check out their awesome photos of the castle being built! A huge thank-you is due to Snow King Tony Foliot and his dedicated crew of volunteers for the huge amount of effort they dedicate every year to this amazing community event!

Highway 3 closure between Behchoko and Fort Providence (ROAD NOW OPEN)

Update Feb 21, 11:42 AM - Highway 3 is now open to regular traffic.

 

All travellers planning to use highway 3, please be advised that the highway is closed between Behchoko and Fort Providence due to an accident. This closure is expected to last a minimum of 12 hours, or until midnight of February 20th. Re-opening times will be announced on CJCD radio (100.01 FM) as well as on this website.

Visitor's Centre Acquires Funding

Renovations of the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre will get underway this spring, with the recent announcement from the Canadian Economic Development Agency to provide $200,000 over two years to help stabilize the buildin's structure, repair damage caused by frost heaving, and improving effiency of operations. The total cost of the two year project is estimated to be $410,000, with additional funding currently confirmed from the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and the Northern Frontier Visitors Association.

Dehcho Bridge - A permanent link to the south

The Deh Cho Bridge opened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, marking a major milestone in the transportation history of the NWT. For more information visit the Deh Cho Bridge website (www.dehchobridge.info). A scale model of Pier 4 can be viewed at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in Yellowknife. A scale model of the entire bridge can be viewed at the Yellowknife Airport in the arrivals area.

New Featured Artist: Janet Procure of Tangletree Studio

For the month of August, we are pleased to host textile artist Janet Procure as our Artists’ Corner featured artist. Janet works primarily with silk and felt, and in her short time as a Yellowknife, she has become a fixture at local events and the Old Town community, where her gallery is located. Much of her art is wearable apparel, and is distinctive for its abundance of color and multitude of textures, often portraying nature or reflecting life in the north. Janet may be on hand on certain dates to discuss her artwork with visitors, so be sure to check in frequently!

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