Territories

  • Short-term inmates have less access to treatment: auditor general
    Short-term inmates have less access to treatment: auditor ge … CBC - 8 hours ago

    The auditor general identified numerous major concerns about the N.W.T. corrections system in the report released Tuesday, touching on everything from the availability … More »Short-term inmates have less access to treatment: auditor ge …

    Short-term inmates have less access to treatment: auditor general

    The auditor general identified numerous major concerns about the N.W.T. corrections system in the report released Tuesday, touching on everything from the availability of rehabilitation programs to safety gaps at some facilities. The group serving shorter sentences received no programming targeted at the offence they had …

  • Whitehorse author looks to tell squatters' histories
    Whitehorse author looks to tell squatters' histories CBC - 9 hours ago

    Whiskey Flats was a ramshackle collection of squatters’ shacks and tents that sprang up on the banks of the Yukon river in the 1940s and 50s. ​By the end of the 1950s, … More »Whitehorse author looks to tell squatters' histories

    Whitehorse author looks to tell squatters' histories

    Whiskey Flats was a ramshackle collection of squatters’ shacks and tents that sprang up on the banks of the Yukon river in the 1940s and 50s. ​By the end of the 1950s, there were hundreds of squatters’ cabins scattered around the edges of downtown and on the waterfront. Many squatters had recently arrived in Yukon and …

  • Sir John Franklin High School evacuated due to bomb threat
    Sir John Franklin High School evacuated due to bomb threat CBC - 9 hours ago

    Yellowknife RCMP say no explosive device was found at Sir John Franklin High School this afternoon, following a report of a bomb threat.  More »Sir John Franklin High School evacuated due to bomb threat

    Sir John Franklin High School evacuated due to bomb threat

    Yellowknife RCMP say no explosive device was found at Sir John Franklin High School this afternoon, following a report of a bomb threat. 

  • Site C dam unions won't be blocked by BC Hydro, says Christy … CBC - 11 hours ago

    B.C. Premier Christy Clark says BC Hydro "went too far" with plans to prevent unions from organizing on the Site C dam project. "I believe they should have the right … More »Site C dam unions won't be blocked by BC Hydro, says Christy …

    B.C. Premier Christy Clark says BC Hydro "went too far" with plans to prevent unions from organizing on the Site C dam project. "I believe they should have the right to organize," Clark said. The B.C. and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council filed a lawsuit against the Crown corporation on Monday.

  • Yukon government to review safety of Takhini River bridge CBC - 11 hours ago

    A Whitehorse resident is urging the Yukon government to improve safety on the Takhini River Bridge. The two-lane bridge is part of the North Klondike Highway. "I've … More »Yukon government to review safety of Takhini River bridge

    A Whitehorse resident is urging the Yukon government to improve safety on the Takhini River Bridge. The two-lane bridge is part of the North Klondike Highway. "I've known for some time that's a dangerous intersection," Needham said.

  • Missing Yellowknife girl Saidee Gosselin, 14, says she's … CBC - 13 hours ago

    Missing Yellowknife teen Saidee Gosselin says she's safe and is in Edmonton. Yellowknife RCMP requested assistance from the community earlier Tuesday in locating Gosselin, … More »Missing Yellowknife girl Saidee Gosselin, 14, says she's …

    Missing Yellowknife teen Saidee Gosselin says she's safe and is in Edmonton. Yellowknife RCMP requested assistance from the community earlier Tuesday in locating Gosselin, 14. Gosselin contacted CBC News this afternoon. Gosselin's mother says her daughter also contacted her to say she was safe but that she is still concerned. …

  • Yukon Energy talks water mitigation with Southern Lakes residents
    Yukon Energy talks water mitigation with Southern Lakes resi … CBC - 13 hours ago

    Yukon Energy, the primary generator of electricity for the territory, is planning to meet one on one with residents in the Southern Lakes region about plans to raise … More »Yukon Energy talks water mitigation with Southern Lakes resi …

    Yukon Energy talks water mitigation with Southern Lakes residents

    Yukon Energy, the primary generator of electricity for the territory, is planning to meet one on one with residents in the Southern Lakes region about plans to raise water levels in the area. According to Yukon Energy, the changes would raise water levels by about 30 centimetres for 4 to 6 weeks each year. Many Southern …

  • Sharp decline expected for spending on N.W.T. mining project … CBC - 15 hours ago

    Spending on exploration and mine development will go up this year in Yukon and Nunavut, but not in the N.W.T., according to early estimates released yesterday by Natural … More »Sharp decline expected for spending on N.W.T. mining project …

    Spending on exploration and mine development will go up this year in Yukon and Nunavut, but not in the N.W.T., according to early estimates released yesterday by Natural Resources Canada. The estimates put the value of spending in the N.W.T. this year at $44 million, a sharp decline from the $96 million companies are believed …

  • Will Nunavut’s baby death probe heal feelings of mistrust?
    Will Nunavut’s baby death probe heal feelings of mistrust? CBC - 16 hours ago

    Nearly four months after a CBC investigation raised serious questions about the tragic death of a baby boy in Nunavut from a common viral infection, the territorial government … More »Will Nunavut’s baby death probe heal feelings of mistrust?

    Will Nunavut’s baby death probe heal feelings of mistrust?

    Nearly four months after a CBC investigation raised serious questions about the tragic death of a baby boy in Nunavut from a common viral infection, the territorial government has finally announced the scope of a pending independent investigation. Makibi died hours after a nurse in his hometown of Cape Dorset refused to …

  • Mark McDiarmid found not guilty of attempted murder
    Mark McDiarmid found not guilty of attempted murder CBC - 18 hours ago

    A Dawson City jury has found Mark McDiarmid not guilty on two counts of attempted murder, stemming from an October 2011 confrontation where he attacked an RCMP truck … More »Mark McDiarmid found not guilty of attempted murder

    Mark McDiarmid found not guilty of attempted murder

    A Dawson City jury has found Mark McDiarmid not guilty on two counts of attempted murder, stemming from an October 2011 confrontation where he attacked an RCMP truck with a sledgehammer, was pursued to a Dawson City woodlot, brandished an axe and was shot by police. McDiarmid was found guilty of five lesser charges, including …

  • Nunavut to lose 4 jobs due to CARS stations takeover

    The takeover of air traffic radio operations at small airports across Nunavut by an Ottawa-based company will result in four job losses in the territory. ATS Services Limited currently operates seven sites in Nunavut. As of April 1, it will operate all 22 Community Aerodrome Radio Stations. Community Aerodrome Radio …

  • N.W.T. launches new medevac co-ordination system for communities

    Med Response is a new program, based out of Stanton Territorial Hospital, that plugs community health care workers into both medical support and air ambulance triage over the phone. “Arranging ambulance transport, talking to one physician and that physician needs to call Alberta, and that person needs to call another person,” …

  • Sanikiluaq went without fuel delivery services for two days over the weekend as all three of its fuel delivery trucks were out of service. In Nunavut's legislative assembly Monday, Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt ​said Sanikiluaq's last functioning fuel truck broke down on Friday, which meant no deliveries to homes, government …

  • Computer expert warns Canadians: Watch out for 'Superfish'

    Martin Lehner is a security expert at Orange Technology in Whitehorse. He says users of Lenovo computers should get their computers checked for pre-installed software.

  • Yukon woodcutter Romeo Leduc loses appeal in bear case

    A Yukon man fined for pouring water into a bear den has lost his appeal.

  • A man and a woman have been charged and police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a second man in connection with the assault and robbery of a taxi driver in Yellowknife last Wednesday. RCMP say at about 10:15 p.m. Feb. 25, a taxi driver was assaulted by passengers who robbed him of cash and then fled. The driver …

  • A plan by the federal government to centralize control of resource development in the Northwest Territories has been delayed by a northern court ruling. Justice Karan Shaner of the N.W.T. Supreme Court has granted an injunction that prevents Ottawa from collapsing local oversight boards into one agency led by a federal …

  • A convoy of bulldozers could soon be headed to the proposed site of the Casino mine. The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has recommended the Yukon government approve plans to build a temporary winter road near Carmacks. The proposal does not describe an ice road using a frozen river, but rather …

  • Northerners debate uranium mine and caribou effects The Canadian Press - Mon, 2 Mar, 2015

    Hilu Tagoona was just a girl the first time uranium miners proposed to develop a massive deposit of the radioactive metal near her home town of Baker Lake, Nunavut. French nuclear giant Areva is proposing to build one underground and four open-pit mines just west of Baker Lake, on the edge of the calving grounds of one …

  • Specialist says diabetes tracking would help Yukoners

    Yukon residents would benefit from a system to determine how many people have diabetes, according to Dr. Adeera Levin, a nephrologist at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver who treats patients with chronic kidney disease, one of the serious complications from diabetes. The territory does not have an accurate gauge of the …