Territories

  • Makibi Timilak death: Former Nunavut nurse calls on coroner to … CBC - 4 hours ago

    A former Nunavut nurse is calling on the territory's chief coroner to resign, alleging that the investigation into the death of a Cape Dorset baby three years ago was … More »Makibi Timilak death: Former Nunavut nurse calls on coroner to …

    A former Nunavut nurse is calling on the territory's chief coroner to resign, alleging that the investigation into the death of a Cape Dorset baby three years ago was botched. In April 2012, Makibi Timilak's mother called the local health centre because her baby son was not well. Nunavut Chief Coroner Padma Suramala initially …

  • Yellowknife files lawsuit against N.W.T. to get more MLAs
    Yellowknife files lawsuit against N.W.T. to get more MLAs CBC - 5 hours ago

    The City of Yellowknife has some allies in its fight to increase the number of N.W.T. MLAs representing the city. On Monday seven residents officially joined the city … More »Yellowknife files lawsuit against N.W.T. to get more MLAs

    Yellowknife files lawsuit against N.W.T. to get more MLAs

    The City of Yellowknife has some allies in its fight to increase the number of N.W.T. MLAs representing the city. On Monday seven residents officially joined the city in filing an N.W.T. Supreme Court lawsuit against the territorial government. The consortium believes Yellowknife, which accounted for around 46 per cent …

  • Asian food store in Whitehorse closes
    Asian food store in Whitehorse closes CBC - 5 hours ago

    A Whitehorse food store that caters to the Yukon Filipino community is closing down. Ailene Gayangos, owner of the Asian Central Store, says she can't compete with the … More »Asian food store in Whitehorse closes

    Asian food store in Whitehorse closes

    A Whitehorse food store that caters to the Yukon Filipino community is closing down. Ailene Gayangos, owner of the Asian Central Store, says she can't compete with the large chain stores that are expanding their line of Asian foods. "This is the food that we are looking for," says Leo Dowres, who drives from Carmacks to …

  • N.W.T. mineral prospecting claims down so far in 2015
    N.W.T. mineral prospecting claims down so far in 2015 CBC - 6 hours ago

    The Northwest Territories could be on its way to a record low year for mineral prospecting, as only 16 new claims have been recorded so far this year. Rod Thomas, president … More »N.W.T. mineral prospecting claims down so far in 2015

    N.W.T. mineral prospecting claims down so far in 2015

    The Northwest Territories could be on its way to a record low year for mineral prospecting, as only 16 new claims have been recorded so far this year. Rod Thomas, president of the Prospectors and Developers Association, says the global economic downturn has affected exploration spending across the country. Thomas says …

  • Glass-blower first to build on Whitehorse's Motorways land
    Glass-blower first to build on Whitehorse's Motorways la … CBC - 9 hours ago

    Yukon glass-blower Luann Baker-Johnson and her partner Mel are the first to break ground on the city of Whitehorse's 'Motorways' lands. Baker-Johnson says they could … More »Glass-blower first to build on Whitehorse's Motorways la …

    Glass-blower first to build on Whitehorse's Motorways land

    Yukon glass-blower Luann Baker-Johnson and her partner Mel are the first to break ground on the city of Whitehorse's 'Motorways' lands. Baker-Johnson says they could have saved a lot of money by simply expanding their existing studio north of Whitehorse at Little Fox Lake. "But location, location, location," she says …

  • Coral Harbour artist sparks discussion: what is 'Inuit a … CBC - 9 hours ago

    The inclusion of a non-Inuk artist on a list of "Stunning Aboriginal Artworks" has ignited a discussion about cultural appropriation — begging a question as to whether … More »Coral Harbour artist sparks discussion: what is 'Inuit a …

    The inclusion of a non-Inuk artist on a list of "Stunning Aboriginal Artworks" has ignited a discussion about cultural appropriation — begging a question as to whether one needs to be Inuit to create Inuit art. One of the artists included on the list, Fred Degrace, was listed as an "Inuit artist" from Coral Harbour, Nunavut. …

  • Yukon First Nations still considering Bill S-6 lawsuit
    Yukon First Nations still considering Bill S-6 lawsuit CBC - 10 hours ago

    Yukon First Nations say they're still considering whether to launch a legal challenge of Bill S-6. The controversial federal legislation amending the Yukon Environmental … More »Yukon First Nations still considering Bill S-6 lawsuit

    Yukon First Nations still considering Bill S-6 lawsuit

    Yukon First Nations say they're still considering whether to launch a legal challenge of Bill S-6. The controversial federal legislation amending the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act was passed earlier this month. First Nations have said it also undermines the integrity of the final land claims agreements, …

  • Mark Jeffrey found dead in Ontario prison cell CBC - 11 hours ago

    Mark King Jeffrey, a man convicted of murdering a 13-year-old Iqaluit girl in 2002, was found dead last night in his Ontario prison cell. Jeffrey, 34, was serving a … More »Mark Jeffrey found dead in Ontario prison cell

    Mark King Jeffrey, a man convicted of murdering a 13-year-old Iqaluit girl in 2002, was found dead last night in his Ontario prison cell. Jeffrey, 34, was serving a life sentence at medium-security Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ontario. In 2007, Jeffrey pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of …

  • 2 Iqaluit men charged with cocaine trafficking CBC - 11 hours ago

    Two Iqaluit residents have been charged with cocaine trafficking following an investigation by Nunavut RCMP. The two men, ages 21 and 22, were arrested and charged on … More »2 Iqaluit men charged with cocaine trafficking

    Two Iqaluit residents have been charged with cocaine trafficking following an investigation by Nunavut RCMP. The two men, ages 21 and 22, were arrested and charged on Sunday with trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

  • Whitehorse man charged with drunk driving after crash injures … CBC - 11 hours ago

    A 30-year-old man in Whitehorse has been charged with impaired driving after crashing a vehicle carrying two passengers, one of them a four-year-old child. A 25-year-old … More »Whitehorse man charged with drunk driving after crash injures …

    A 30-year-old man in Whitehorse has been charged with impaired driving after crashing a vehicle carrying two passengers, one of them a four-year-old child. A 25-year-old female passenger was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital and later medevaced to Vancouver. Police say the four-year-old passenger was reportedly un …

  • Saskatchewan smoke expected to stay for days, says Environment Canada

    Most of Saskatchewan can expect smoky skies, the result of forest fires in the province and other parts of the country, to continue for the next few days. Upper winds are blowing smoky air towards Saskatchewan. The fires are burning in northern Saskatchewan, northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

  • Air North's president had good news for shareholders Monday night, as he announced the company is projecting an operating profit following years of losses. Joe Sparling says Air North is projecting an operating profit of $1.5 million this year, compared to an operating loss of $2.2 million two years ago, and that this …

  • NWT Pride festival makes changes to welcome younger members

    Organizers of this year's NWT Pride event next month in Yellowknife are making changes to be more welcoming to youth, including holding more events that are alcohol-free, in an effort to focus efforts on catering to a growing youth demographic. Iman Kassam, an event co-ordinator with NWT Pride, says a lot of the organization's members …

  • The Chinese-backed company has been under court ordered creditor protection since closing the Wolverine Mine, located north of Watson Lake, in January. PricewaterhouseCoopers say "the company appears to have deliberately concealed from the monitor the existence of the funds, and its efforts to return the money to Shaanix Zinc," …

  • Another hazy day is expected in southern Manitoba, due to drifting forest fire smoke from Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

  • Country music artist Paul Brandt arrives on the red carpet during the Juno Awards in Calgary Sunday, April 6, 2008. Brandt and Dean Brody won't be touring Canada for the first time when they team up for a September headlining trek. Ahead of Canada Day, the two country artists shared some of their favourite places in the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry Macdougal

    Dean Brody was his own guide during his first tour of Canada. It was back in 2009 and the earnest country troubadour was opening for Terri Clark. Raised in Jaffray, B.C., Brody had at the time taken up residence in Nashville and it was his first time back on familiar soil in a couple of years.

  • The fire chief of Hay River, N.W.T., says residents in the corridor south of the town are being asked to prepare for an evacuation if "things go for the worse" with nearby fires in the coming days. Chief Ross Potter told radio station CJCD on Monday that the problem area could be Paradise Valley. The Department of Transportation …

  • Ndilo, N.W.T., bush fire caused by children, say officials

    Firefighting personnel responded to a bush fire in Ndilo, N.W.T., Sunday night, which officials say was caused by children playing with matches.

  • VICTORIA - British Columbia has approved a construction permit for a proposed $50-million silver, lead and zinc mine just south of the Yukon border after the project's economic and environmental plans ...

  • RCMP in Pangnirtung are investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday in the community.