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Former Inuvik mayor celebrates ice road's final season with memorial journey

The walk's format has allowed Clarkson to invite locals to take part in sections of the walk — territorial minister Alfred Moses has expressed interest...

NWT parents and MLAs blast education department over reducing instructional hours

Alfred Moses, minister of Education, doesn't see it that way. He said the pilot project can still go ahead at the elementary school level without...

After 23 years, NWT's Deh Cho Drum newspaper suspends publication

Even MLA Michael Nadli said the paper helps him keep informed of what is happening in his riding, a large geographical area made up of...

Former MLA Kevin Menicoche gets extension for NWT retraining assistance fund

Another former Northwest Territories MLA from the 17th assembly has signaled he wants retraining assistance from the legislative assembly. Former Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche has...

Former NWT MLAs get $70K for retraining, 'wealth planning' on top of 1 year's salary

A two-day trip to Los Angeles to watch a man who bills himself as the world's leading motivational speaker. A one-week crash course in Toronto...

Stats show glaring gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment rates in the NWT

There's a major gap in employment rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents in the Northwest Territories, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. Last...

Nunavut, NWT premiers slam Arctic drilling moratorium

The decision to ban oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters could cripple Nunavut's future financial independence, says the territory's premier. Peter Taptuna says the...

Both sides dug in on GNWT collective bargaining

A government official said the Minister of Human Resources, Robert C. McLeod, was on vacation. The government's lead negotiator was out of town and also...

RCMP members get a place to stay overnight in Tsiigehtchic, NWT

Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr., who has long advocated for the change in the legislative assembly, shared the news Friday on Facebook. "It took...

Robert Hawkins named new executive director of Yellowknife's John Howard Society

Rick Alexander, the chair of the local chapter, said Hawkins started work last week. "We have been looking into hiring somebody who can help this...

1 new mayor, 2 recounts in Monday's NWT hamlet council elections

Former Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson was among the others who won seats on Tuktoyaktuk's hamlet council. There was also an automatic recount required for Fort...

NWT will go into carbon pricing 'with eyes wide open' says Premier Bob McLeod

After signing a historic pan-Canadian climate change framework Friday, N.W.T.'s Premier Bob McLeod, who was once wary of the cost of a carbon tax, says...

Anti-overdose drug naloxone still not widely available in the North

After eight suspected fentanyl overdoses in Yellowknife last week, pharmacist and former N.W.T. MLA Daryl Dolynny says the Northwest Territories needs to get with the...

A New Day healing program made a difference for MLA jailed for spousal assault

Without a rehabilitation program like A New Day, the only option for perpetrators of domestic violence is jail, says Michael Nadli. The Deh Cho MLA...

ENR to Robert C. McLeod, MACA to Caroline Cochrane in NWT cabinet shuffle

Schumann will remain Minister of Transportation, but will pass over the reins of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA...

Cree doctor to lead external investigation into Hugh Papik's death

Two days after Papik's story came to light, Health Minister Glen Abernethy announced there would be an external review into the elder's death. In a...

'Serious nature of the concerns' prompted Hugh Papik investigation: minister

Glen Abernethy spoke with Juanita Taylor of CBC Radio's The Trailbreaker Thursday about what the investigation could yield, as well as the prevalence and impact...

Inuvialuit woman says uncle's stroke mistaken for drunkenness

"We can assure you that we take these concerns seriously," Healy said. But Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. is calling for the health department...

Abrupt end to Robertson headframe talks surprises Miramar

3, Robert C. McLeod, the minister of Lands, revealed that cabinet was concerned about passing the liability for the structure onto future governments. He estimated...

​Last-ditch effort to save Robertson headframe too risky for NWT government

​Last-ditch effort to save Robertson headframe too risky for NWT governmentThe Northwest Territories government decided against preserving the Robertson headframe, an iconic Yellowknife landmark, due...

NWT legal aid's refusal to help human rights complainants 'systematically discriminating'

The N.W.T. government's legal aid office was wrong to refuse a disabled Yellowknife woman a lawyer to help her argue human rights complaints, an adjudicator...

Buyer beware: Opticians not regulated in NWT, Nunavut, Yukon

The owner of Family Vision says they no longer work for the company. Polar Vision is the only optical centre in Yellowknife recognized by the...

Buildings in downtown Hay River evacuated due to ammonia leak

"The fire department's going around and telling people to leave buildings downtown," said Jane Groenewegen, a former MLA who owns the local Driftwood Diner. "I...

NWT seniors have highest rate of narcotics poisoning, teens 2nd

There's a higher risk for seniors due to changes in how the body metabolizes narcotics with aging, says Daryl Dolynny, a pharmacist and former MLA.

NWT government spent $90M on sole sourcing contracts in 2014-15

Some of the businesses Northwest Territories government officials turn to most when they award consulting contracts without putting them out to competition are former government...

Patient escorts are abusing NWT's $30M medical travel program, says report

People are misusing and in some cases abusing the N.W.T.'s costly medical travel program, particularly non-medical escorts who fail to remain by the side of...

Something to crow about? Ravens' smaller cousins becoming more common in Yellowknife

Next time you want to blame a raven for a summer power outage in Yellowknife, be fair. It may have been a crow. They're becoming...

New gov't rep to offer 'objective advice' on Dehcho land claim talks, says premier

A new set of eyes will be brought in to help finalize negotiations on a land claim with the Northwest Territories' Dehcho First Nations. The...

After three weeks, NWT gov't reveals plans to reduce positions this year

The figures were confirmed by Robert C. McLeod, the territory's minister of Finance, in a document tabled Thursday, and comes after repeated requests by Kevin...

Trans activist celebrates proposed NWT Vital Statistics changes

Transgender people in the Northwest Territories may soon be able to legally change their gender on territorial documents without proving they've had gender reassignment surgery.

16 to 18 year olds in the NWT can now be placed in foster care

Reading from a review of the act last summer, former Frame Lake MLA Wendy Bisaro quoted a "wearied grandmother who has fostered several grandchildren" who...

Baby named Sahaiʔa prompts changes to Vital Statistics Act

Baby named Sahaiʔa prompts changes to Vital Statistics ActA two-year-old Chipewyan girl in the Northwest Territories may soon be able to have her real name...

NWT doctors volunteer for assisted dying services, as territory releases guidelines

Several doctors in the Northwest Territories have stepped up to provide physician-assisted dying if Bill C-14 passes. The federal government's proposed right to die legislation...

NWT premier orders government departments to hire more summer students

Human resources minister Glen Abernethy said that is not the case. "The premier would like to see us hire as many students as we did...

NWT residents could take legal action over right to purchase leased land

Ordinarily, that policy would apply to both the land leased by Thompson's constituents and the Cassidy Point area. However, Robert C. McLeod, the minister of...

New federal money to substantially close funding gap to NWT communities

On Thursday, Robert C. McLeod — the territory's minister of municipal and community affairs — said an influx of federal funding initiatives will cut that...

'A better financial footing,' says Robert C. McLeod about NWT budget

The Government of the Northwest Territories released its 2016/17 budget on Wednesday. This was the first budget headed by Robert C. McLeod, who was appointed...

'No sacred cows:' NWT budget prepares people for program, staff cuts

"I'm not so sure that the airlines are going to be happy with an increase," said Wendy Bisaro, the former MLA for Frame Lake. "I...

NWT government reins in spending, projects surplus in 2016/17 budget

My Yellowknife NowHaving recently announced a possible 58 layoffs of government workers, many of them working in the Justice department, Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod...

Overwhelmed, underfunded Hay River shelter in 'ever-increasing crisis'

A Hay River MLA is calling on the territory to help the town's family shelter, which he says is in crisis. RJ Simpson, the MLA...

'We were caught off-guard:' Early spring blamed for NWT ferry holdup

Meanwhile, Schumann told Dehcho MLA Michael Nadli the early spring is also to blame for problems on some of the territory's roads. Nadli asked how...

NWT MLAs begin 5-week session with 'budget problem' leading the agenda

Stand by for the Northwest Territories' longest political slog of 2016: MLAs reconvene for a five-week-long marathon session on Tuesday. So what can you expect?...

Guidelines for assisted death in the NWT still in the works

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut are the only two jurisdictions in Canada yet to establish guidelines for assisted death. Guidelines set out a process medical...

Milos Raonic breezes into 3rd round of French Open

... 7-6 (2) in the first round. Canada's Eugenie Bouchard will play her second-round women's match against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday. ... stages last...

1 cabin flooded, more at risk at traditional hunting camp near Tulita, NWT

Willow Lake is a meeting point for hunters in the region, from Tulita, Norman Wells, Deline and Fort Good Hope. "A lot of our people...

Backlog at NWT public guardian's office 'a problem,' says health minister

Minister of Health Glen Abernethy said it's too late in the budget cycle to significantly increase the office's $285,000 annual budget or add additional permanent...

Jail staff unable to get help from public guardian for mentally ill inmate

So far the department has also been unable to state how many people are under the protection of the public guardian, or even how many...

Assisted dying legislation a unique window into Parliament's soul

Speaking in the House of Commons last week on C-14, the Liberal government's bill on medically assisted death, Liberal MP John McKay acknowledged the value...

CBC honoured for reporting excellence at Atlantic Journalism Awards 2015

CBC swept this category with Erin Moore of CBC Nova Scotia taking home silver for her piece on Debra Spencer's deportation to the Caribbean island...

GNWT sending water bombers to Fort McMurray, donates $50K to Red Cross

In a news release, Deputy Premier Robert C. McLeod announced that the territory will be donating $50,000 to the Red Cross to help victims of...