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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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BACK TO BUSINESS: Tourism shortfall leads Bayside Bed & Breakfast to promote culinary creations

Back to Business is a business news series by NNSL Media. It focuses on local businesses in Yellowknife NT. The Covid-19 pandemic took away almost all of the tourist guests of Bayside Bed & Breakfast, but it also helped Yellowknifers eat cake. Bayside has only had a handful of bookings since March, some of which included people …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Focus on Northern anglers a great catch for Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures

Back to Business is a business news series by NNSL Media. It focuses on local businesses in Yellowknife NT. The business fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic left Andrew Moore with no choice but to cast north, a bid that helped Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures hook a stronger-than-expected summer. Since Moore launched the company in 2017, he has come …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: Covid hands Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge a chance to cater more to Northern tourists

Back to Business is a business news series by NNSL Media. It focuses on local businesses in Yellowknife NT. After a summer of no tourists, for a lodge that depends on tourists, the owners of Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge look back at the season without blinking, while they look to the future with eyes on Northern tourists. …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: New focus guides Jackpine Paddle to calm waters

Back to Business is a business news series by NNSL Media. It focuses on local businesses in Yellowknife NT. Some businesses have found themselves adapting to the circumstances of the pandemic just to survive, but some, like Jackpine Paddle have found a way to thrive. Like other tourism operators, the canoe adventure company’s traditional reliance on international …

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BACK TO BUSINESS: North Star Adventures pivots to local clientele for showcasing NWT beauties

Back to Business is a business news series by NNSL Media. It focuses on local businesses in Yellowknife NT. With borders closed for the busiest tourism months of the year, North Star Adventures is pivoting to staycationers to share the gems of the NWT.  Joe Bailey launched North Star in 2007 to share his love …

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Keep all receipts from summer ‘Northern Staycation’ trips, tax experts advise

With many Northerners forced to plan “staycations,” or vacations close to home, next year should be a little unusual when it comes to filing personal income taxes. Each member of a household can claim up to two trips per member of the household on a northern resident deduction, provided you have the Box 32 travel document information …

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