Territories

  • Deh Cho MLA envisions 'homecare units' for isolated  … CBC - 7 hours ago

    The MLA for the Deh Cho region of the Northwest Territories says he would like to see an expansion of homecare services to accommodate isolated communities such as Kakisa,where … More »Deh Cho MLA envisions 'homecare units' for isolated  …

    The MLA for the Deh Cho region of the Northwest Territories says he would like to see an expansion of homecare services to accommodate isolated communities such as Kakisa,where elders are pleading for such help. Many seniors in the territory would rather stay in their communities than go to long-term care facilities, …

  • Facility will have 25 emergency beds, transitional housing
    Facility will have 25 emergency beds, transitional housing CBC - 7 hours ago

    Lt.-Col. Jim Champ of the Salvation Army said the current facility is operating at 200 per cent capacity and said the new one will be much bigger, with 25 emergency shelter … More »Facility will have 25 emergency beds, transitional housing

    Facility will have 25 emergency beds, transitional housing

    Lt.-Col. Jim Champ of the Salvation Army said the current facility is operating at 200 per cent capacity and said the new one will be much bigger, with 25 emergency shelter beds and 22 transitional housing units. Premier Darrell Pasloski said the centre will eventually be able to provide more services than the existing …

  • Fraser border hours reduced for travellers entering Yukon
    Fraser border hours reduced for travellers entering Yukon CBC - 10 hours ago

    The number of people using the Fraser crossing in the wee hours of the morning doesn't warrant funding the border service around-the-clock, Yukon MP Ryan Leef told CBC … More »Fraser border hours reduced for travellers entering Yukon

    Fraser border hours reduced for travellers entering Yukon

    The number of people using the Fraser crossing in the wee hours of the morning doesn't warrant funding the border service around-the-clock, Yukon MP Ryan Leef told CBC News. Buckwheat Donahue at the Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau called the decision to shorten the border hours a disappointment. "I think the folks …

  • Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station
    Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station CBC - 12 hours ago

    RCMP say a  man has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping a woman at the Mac's gas station in Yellowknife. Yellowknife RCMP say the assault happened … More »Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station

    Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station

    RCMP say a  man has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping a woman at the Mac's gas station in Yellowknife. Yellowknife RCMP say the assault happened when 41-year-old Frank James Mannilaq tried to enter the woman's vehicle after asking for a cigarette. He has committed most of his crimes while intoxicated …

  • Retired general Rick Hillier angry at MP no-shows for ISIS vote
    Retired general Rick Hillier angry at MP no-shows for ISIS v … CBC - 13 hours ago

    Former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier took to Facebook Tuesday to blast MPs who were not present at Monday evening's vote to extend Canada's military mission against … More »Retired general Rick Hillier angry at MP no-shows for ISIS v …

    Retired general Rick Hillier angry at MP no-shows for ISIS vote

    Former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier took to Facebook Tuesday to blast MPs who were not present at Monday evening's vote to extend Canada's military mission against ISIS in northern Iraq and now Syria. Thirty-seven of them could not find it a high enough priority to be in the House of Commons when Parliament voted …

  • Polar bears in good shape, Inuvialuit hunters say in study
    Polar bears in good shape, Inuvialuit hunters say in study CBC - 17 hours ago

    Scientists are worried about the survival of western Arctic polar bears, but estimates made according to Inuvialuit traditional knowledge tell a different story, a new … More »Polar bears in good shape, Inuvialuit hunters say in study

    Polar bears in good shape, Inuvialuit hunters say in study

    Scientists are worried about the survival of western Arctic polar bears, but estimates made according to Inuvialuit traditional knowledge tell a different story, a new study suggests. "The new [scientific] estimates for the southern Beaufort is about 900 [bears], but we don't really believe that," said Frank Pokiak, chair …

  • Yukon premier suggests bilateral accord at Bill S-6 hearings
    Yukon premier suggests bilateral accord at Bill S-6 hearings CBC - 17 hours ago

    Contrast typified the scene in Whitehorse yesterday, as a federal government all-party committee heard testimony from the territorial and First Nations governments and … More »Yukon premier suggests bilateral accord at Bill S-6 hearings

    Yukon premier suggests bilateral accord at Bill S-6 hearings

    Contrast typified the scene in Whitehorse yesterday, as a federal government all-party committee heard testimony from the territorial and First Nations governments and local industry on Bill S-6. Bill S-6 contains proposed amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act. Yukon First Nations are …

  • Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station
    Medicine Hat police to investigate woman's injury in Yellowknife … CBC - 18 hours ago

    Two investigators with the Medicine Hat Police Service are expected to arrive in Yellowknife today to investigate how a woman was seriously injured while in an RCMP holding … More »Medicine Hat police to investigate woman's injury in Yellowknife …

    Yellowknife man allegedly groped woman outside gas station

    Two investigators with the Medicine Hat Police Service are expected to arrive in Yellowknife today to investigate how a woman was seriously injured while in an RCMP holding cell. "If it's something that is fairly straightforward, that entire report could be submitted in a couple of weeks," Staff Sgt. Joe West of the Medicine …

  • Disturbing Hay River Facebook page goes dark CBC - 19 hours ago

    A Facebook confessions page about Hay River, N.W.T., is now offline following concerns about anonymous posters and not-so-anonymous commenters outing fellow community … More »Disturbing Hay River Facebook page goes dark

    A Facebook confessions page about Hay River, N.W.T., is now offline following concerns about anonymous posters and not-so-anonymous commenters outing fellow community members and writing in favour of violence against women. Victoria Deegan, the executive director of the Hay River Family Support Centre, says she's relieved …

  • Nunavut leads Canada in childhood respiratory illness: pedia … CBC - 19 hours ago

    Nunavut has a higher rate of young children being admitted to hospital for respiratory illness than the rest of Canada, says an Iqaluit pediatrician. Dr. Amber Miners, … More »Nunavut leads Canada in childhood respiratory illness: pedia …

    Nunavut has a higher rate of young children being admitted to hospital for respiratory illness than the rest of Canada, says an Iqaluit pediatrician. Dr. Amber Miners, the pediatrician at the Qikiqtani General Hospital, says many cases are related to viruses such as the common cold or RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), …

  • North Slave Métis settle Bathurst caribou lawsuit with N.W.T.

    The Northwest Territories government has sent the North Slave Métis Alliance a letter saying that once the current ban on hunting Bathurst caribou is lifted, members will be entitled to a share of tags for the herd, according to president Bill Enge. In recent years, the territorial government has only given Bathurst caribou …

  • The North Pole is hard to get to, but the back door is easy. Canada has long been the gateway to the North Pole for an excruciatingly demanding journey that can take weeks. From Canada, most expeditions ski in for many days, sometimes a month, depending on where the planes drop you to start.

  • Mount Sima draws spring crowd amid shaky ski season down south

    "Christmas break and spring break can make or break a ski hill, and for March break we have had a fantastic two weeks," Cindy Chandler told CBC News.

  • Kwanlin Dun drummers interrupt premier at S-6 hearings

    Committee chair Blake Richards tried to stop the drummers, but they responded by explaining that this is their traditional territory. The committee then heard from the Yukon government and Yukon First Nations on Bill S-6, which proposes amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act (YESAA). The …

  • Nunavut hockey teams win big at southern tournaments

    Young Baffin Island hockey players have been racking up wins at southern hockey tournaments this season, with Iqaluit youth taking home gold medals in two provinces. "It's a big thing for hockey in the North," said Mike Courtney, the team manager of the Baffin Blizzard bantam team, which won the Maritime Hockey North Junior …

  • Man missing from Yellowknife hospital found safe

    Yellowknife RCMP have safely located a man who went missing over the weekend. 

  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association members head to polls for byelection

    People across the Kitikmeot region in Nunavut are heading to the polls today to choose the next president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Assocation.

  • Two resource developments in the Northwest Territories are being asked by regulators to post security deposits, with one coming in far under government estimates and the other saying the cost may force it to shut down. Imperial Oil's licence at their field near Norman Wells was renewed earlier this month by the Sahtu Land …

  • Bill S-6 faces Monday standing committee hearing in Whitehorse

    The standing committee on aboriginal affairs is holding its long awaited hearing on Bill S-6, that would amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act (YESAA), today in Whitehorse. The prospect of S-6 passing into law has alarmed most Yukon First Nations because YESAA arose directly from provisions of …

  • Kakisa elders 'left to fend for themselves' without homecare, residence

    A log cabin in Kakisa, N.W.T., is shared by four siblings in their late 70s and 80s. "They're not being cared for," says Margaret Leishman, who lives in Kakisa and helps out the elders when she can. There are 12 elders living in the tiny community of Kakisa, which boasts a total population of about 50. "Elders in Kakisa …