Territories

  • Federal government announces funding for long-awaited Iqaluit … The Canadian Press - 17 minutes ago

    The federal government has announced funding for a long-awaited small-craft harbour in Iqaluit. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says Ottawa plans to provide up to … More »Federal government announces funding for long-awaited Iqaluit …

    The federal government has announced funding for a long-awaited small-craft harbour in Iqaluit. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says Ottawa plans to provide up to $64 million for the project. Iqaluit has no port and supplies shipped by sea have to be unloaded on the city's beach.

  • Iqaluit shipping delays renew calls for marine infrastructure
    Iqaluit shipping delays renew calls for marine infrastructur … CBC - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Every year the annual spectacle of watching sealift crates brought to Iqaluit's shore prompts calls for more marine infrastructure. But with this year's resupply … More »Iqaluit shipping delays renew calls for marine infrastructur …

    Iqaluit shipping delays renew calls for marine infrastructure

    Every year the annual spectacle of watching sealift crates brought to Iqaluit's shore prompts calls for more marine infrastructure. But with this year's resupply delayed multiple times by ice and weather, those calls are getting louder.

  • Rankin Inlet man, 26, dies, police investigating CBC - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    ​Police in Nunavut are investigating a sudden death in Rankin Inlet after they were called to the scene of a distressed male Thursday morning around 8 a.m. More »Rankin Inlet man, 26, dies, police investigating

    ​Police in Nunavut are investigating a sudden death in Rankin Inlet after they were called to the scene of a distressed male Thursday morning around 8 a.m.

  • Illegal dumping in Whitehorse puts strain on condo residents
    Illegal dumping in Whitehorse puts strain on condo residents CBC - 4 hours ago

    The City of Whitehorse is asking people to take responsibility for their own garbage, in the hopes of curbing illegal dumping in the city. Laura Davidson is no stranger … More »Illegal dumping in Whitehorse puts strain on condo residents

    Illegal dumping in Whitehorse puts strain on condo residents

    The City of Whitehorse is asking people to take responsibility for their own garbage, in the hopes of curbing illegal dumping in the city. Laura Davidson is no stranger to the city's dumping problem. The city is offering solutions to preventing illegal dumping, such as putting locks on dumpsters.

  • Missing Mazda could lead to lawsuit against Northern Properties
    Missing Mazda could lead to lawsuit against Northern Propert … CBC - 5 hours ago

    Yellowknife's Danny Mutua is still looking for his 1992 Mazda LX after his landlord had it towed from his assigned parking space at Shaganappi Apartments while he was … More »Missing Mazda could lead to lawsuit against Northern Propert …

    Missing Mazda could lead to lawsuit against Northern Properties

    Yellowknife's Danny Mutua is still looking for his 1992 Mazda LX after his landlord had it towed from his assigned parking space at Shaganappi Apartments while he was on vacation. In emails between Mutua and Northern Properties, the company said the car was towed because it was "abandoned and unregistered," Mutua said. …

  • QEC workers' housing subsidy will be covered, says union
    QEC workers' housing subsidy will be covered, says union CBC - 5 hours ago

    Qulliq Energy Corp. workers in Nunavut have been on strike for two weeks, and now the pressure is mounting over their housing subsidy. The government of Nunavut says … More »QEC workers' housing subsidy will be covered, says union

    QEC workers' housing subsidy will be covered, says union

    Qulliq Energy Corp. workers in Nunavut have been on strike for two weeks, and now the pressure is mounting over their housing subsidy. The government of Nunavut says it's getting legal advice to find out if it can withdraw the subsidy, which could mean more than doubling workers' rent. Don Davidge has only been with the …

  • Cecil the lion outrage provokes skepticism in northern hunters
    Cecil the lion outrage provokes skepticism in northern hunte … CBC - 6 hours ago

    Some northern hunters are shaking their heads over the global outrage against sport hunting sparked by the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe. Earlier this month, a wealthy … More »Cecil the lion outrage provokes skepticism in northern hunte …

    Cecil the lion outrage provokes skepticism in northern hunters

    Some northern hunters are shaking their heads over the global outrage against sport hunting sparked by the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe. Earlier this month, a wealthy Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, killed a well-known lion named Cecil. For days, people have been lighting up Twitter and Facebook, raging against Palmer …

  • Rankin Inlet walrus meat tests positive for trichinella CBC - 6 hours ago

    Nunavut's health department is warning people in Rankin Inlet who recently ate raw walrus meat, saying some meat has tested positive for trichinella — the parasitic … More »Rankin Inlet walrus meat tests positive for trichinella

    Nunavut's health department is warning people in Rankin Inlet who recently ate raw walrus meat, saying some meat has tested positive for trichinella — the parasitic worm that can give people trichinosis.

  • Thieves rob boy of bike in the middle of the day in Whitehorse
    Thieves rob boy of bike in the middle of the day in Whitehor … CBC - 17 hours ago

    Police say a 15-year-old boy had his BMX bike stolen by two males who approached him near Third Avenue and Black Street, in downtown Whitehorse, early Tuesday afternoon. … More »Thieves rob boy of bike in the middle of the day in Whitehor …

    Thieves rob boy of bike in the middle of the day in Whitehorse

    Police say a 15-year-old boy had his BMX bike stolen by two males who approached him near Third Avenue and Black Street, in downtown Whitehorse, early Tuesday afternoon. Between July 20 and 21, Whitehorse RCMP learned of multiple people having their wallets stolen at Walmart.

  • Searching for Jessie: after 4 years, Yellowknifer's bottled … CBC - 18 hours ago

    A mysterious message in a bottle, retrieved during the clean-up of a stream bed in Prince Edward Island, has a Yellowknife connection. "I am visiting from Yellowknife … More »Searching for Jessie: after 4 years, Yellowknifer's bottled …

    A mysterious message in a bottle, retrieved during the clean-up of a stream bed in Prince Edward Island, has a Yellowknife connection. "I am visiting from Yellowknife to New Brunswick, to visit my wonderful cousins," the note begins. It's dated November 11, 2011 and the writer, Jessie, was nine years old at the time.

  • Michael Nehass was supposed to argue in Yukon Supreme Court today against the Crown's request for him to undergo a psychiatric assessment. If approved, the assessment would be used to determine whether the Crown will seek an application for dangerous and long term offender status. Nehass interrupted the Crown and the …

  • Iqaluit Parents and Tots Association struggles to survive

    Twice a week, the Iqaluit Parents and Tots Association, a popular play group for toddlers, gathers at the Arctic Winter Games Complex to play and let off some steam. The group receives some money through the Nunavut government's Healthy Children's Initiative, but Kimberly Hurley, the association's president, said it's …

  • River water falls over a rock ledge in a forested scene in the Northwest Territories in a handout photo. The likely boundaries of a vast new protected area in the Northwest Territories, called Thaidene Nene, have been revealed.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada-David Murray

    LUTSEL K'E, N.W.T. - The expected boundaries of a vast new protected area in the Northwest Territories have been revealed, along with the unique relationship Parks Canada is to have with the aboriginal people who live there. "This is not your grandfather's national park," said Steve Nitah, head negotiator for the local …

  • Biologists hope chinook salmon's rebound will continue

    This year, 57,000 fish have been counted in the Yukon River at Eagle, Alaska, just above the target of 55,000. Pauline Frost, chair of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, says a ban on salmon harvesting in Alaska has made a difference. Earlier this year, Alaska scientists said they were expecting a low run this season.

  • A Nunavut court judge has rejected a call from two Nunavut lawyers for a review of disciplinary measures taken against a justice of the peace based in Cambridge Bay. Tamara Fairchild filed a complaint against Gordon Bligh in 2012. Clare Henderson filed two complaints against him in 2013. Instead, the Justice of the Peace …

  • N.W.T. fall election will see most MLAs run again

    Most N.W.T. MLAs say they will be running again in this fall's territorial election.

  • Gloria Guns and Christine Aye have represented Nunavut in CBC's Searchlight talent contest for the past two years, making it all the way to the finals in 2015. "A lot of it has come from our experience living in the North," said Aye, who works with Nunavut's Department of Justice in Cambridge Bay.

  • The "Get Happy Summer Day Camp", a pilot project set up by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut in partnership with local communities, has been well received and could expand to 15 communities next summer. More than 500 children age five to 12 from Igloolik, Hall Beach, Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay and Clyde River …

  • Two trucking companies from Yukon and B.C. will ask the B.C. Supreme Court to step aside so their claims against Yukon Zinc can proceed in the Yukon Supreme Court. ​Yukon's Sidhu Trucking and B.C.-based Hy's North Transportation will ask in court on Thursday for the protection to be lifted so they can pursue liens against …

  • Yellowknife city councillor Bob Brooks resigned yesterday after 24 years in office, citing a new position with the territorial government as the reason for his resignation. Brooks, who moved to Yellowknife in 1980 and was first elected in 1991, says that his resignation comes after taking a position as the director of …