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Through Struggling Times

This is the story of Jeannine a single mother trying to make it in Yellowknife while raising her son. She is the first women in Canada to be a certified Diamond Cutter. For the next 7 years she excelled at her job for a local diamond plant, until the industry took a turn for the worse. Here her story in her own words in this sound slide.

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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

4 Comments

  • And?

    There were approximately 239,700 jobs lost in Canada in 2009. Can’t say I feel any special sympathy for her over the other 239,699 (one of whom was me).

  • And?

    There were approximately 239,700 jobs lost in Canada in 2009. Can’t say I feel any special sympathy for her over the other 239,699 (one of whom was me).

  • Wow Mongoose, one would think that your personal experience of losing a job would equip you to be sympathetic to others who are going through the same thing. Sorry you lost your job. Difficult experiences can make you better… or bitter, it is a choice.

  • Wow Mongoose, one would think that your personal experience of losing a job would equip you to be sympathetic to others who are going through the same thing. Sorry you lost your job. Difficult experiences can make you better… or bitter, it is a choice.

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