Webcam would show tourists and potential residents what Yellowknife looks like, says online enthusiast... The link recently stopped working, however, and a commenter on her blog this past week stated that, "Yellowknife seems like the only community in Canada without a working webcam, so I guess I have to ask what kind of a backwater place is it?"
"It made me mad," Rosvold said. "Then I thought, wait a minute, he's right."
Web browsers can peer into cities all over the world. On the website EarthCam, people can watch what's happening on the streets of New Orleans, Times Square in New York City, Dublin and many more. For a time, people were watching Yellowknife as well from Rosvold's blog.
The blog was first made for family and friends to see what her new home was like. But other people started viewing it. There have been 30,000 views over two years by people from all over the world who are interested in Canada's North.
"I don't know how they found it. There's obviously interest in the North and in Yellowknife," she said.
Rosvold said a city-owned webcam would help promote the region.