Territories

  • Canadian miner TMAC Resources plans IPO on TSX Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - TMAC Resources, which is currently developing the Hope Bay gold project in Canada's far north, has begun paperwork on an initial public … More »Canadian miner TMAC Resources plans IPO on TSX

    By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - TMAC Resources, which is currently developing the Hope Bay gold project in Canada's far north, has begun paperwork on an initial public offering and plans to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange soon, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The offering would be the first pure …

  • Family of Allan Waugh, victim of Whitehorse homicide, marches for answers
    Family of Allan Waugh, victim of Whitehorse homicide, marches … CBC - 3 hours ago

    One year after Allan Waugh was murdered in his own home in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation village, his five children still have no clue who killed their 69-year-old father … More »Family of Allan Waugh, victim of Whitehorse homicide, marches …

    Family of Allan Waugh, victim of Whitehorse homicide, marches for answers

    One year after Allan Waugh was murdered in his own home in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation village, his five children still have no clue who killed their 69-year-old father or why. On Friday, Waugh's family led a sombre and emotional march through the village to repeat their plea for help in finding their father's killer. …

  • 2 rifles stolen from Yellowknife Canadian Tire CBC - 5 hours ago

    Two rifles were stolen from a locked case at Yellowknife's Canadian Tire on Monday evening, while the store was open. The stolen rifles are a Rossi Ranch Hand, and a Chiappa Survival … More »2 rifles stolen from Yellowknife Canadian Tire

    Two rifles were stolen from a locked case at Yellowknife's Canadian Tire on Monday evening, while the store was open. The stolen rifles are a Rossi Ranch Hand, and a Chiappa Survival Series. RCMP say the theft was discovered the following day. RCMP won't give any details about suspects, how the display was broken into, …

  • 14-year-old youth charged with indecent acts in Whitehorse CBC - 5 hours ago

    RCMP have charged a 14-year-old male with committing two indecent acts in front of women in Whitehorse. Police say a male followed a 33-year-old woman to her parked … More »14-year-old youth charged with indecent acts in Whitehorse

    RCMP have charged a 14-year-old male with committing two indecent acts in front of women in Whitehorse. Police say a male followed a 33-year-old woman to her parked car near Fifth Avenue and Hawkins Street over the noon hour on Thursday.

  • David Wedawin, 2 Gameti councillors not guilty of meat wasta … CBC - 6 hours ago

    David Wedawin, the chief of Gameti, N.W.T., and brothers Frank and Jimmy Arrowmaker have been found not guilty of on 12 counts of meat wastage. Judge Brian Bruser handed … More »David Wedawin, 2 Gameti councillors not guilty of meat wasta …

    David Wedawin, the chief of Gameti, N.W.T., and brothers Frank and Jimmy Arrowmaker have been found not guilty of on 12 counts of meat wastage. Judge Brian Bruser handed down his decision this morning in Yellowknife, saying that in the aboriginal tradition of sharing meat, the accused handed over responsibility for caribou …

  • Ecuadorian man who came to Yukon gives up fight to stay in Canada
    Ecuadorian man who came to Yukon gives up fight to stay in C … CBC - 6 hours ago

    An Ecuadorian man who tried to find work in the Yukon has decided to leave Canada, at least for now. Juan Carlos Escobar Hernandez came to this country more than eight … More »Ecuadorian man who came to Yukon gives up fight to stay in C …

    Ecuadorian man who came to Yukon gives up fight to stay in Canada

    An Ecuadorian man who tried to find work in the Yukon has decided to leave Canada, at least for now. Juan Carlos Escobar Hernandez came to this country more than eight years ago as a student. "I want to stay in Canada but I can't.

  • N.W.T. fire report: 35 fires burning across the territory CBC - 9 hours ago

    Richard Olsen, the N.W.T.'s manager of fire operations, said the fire burning about 50 kilometres south of Behchoko could have an impact on Yellowknife and transportation … More »N.W.T. fire report: 35 fires burning across the territory

    Richard Olsen, the N.W.T.'s manager of fire operations, said the fire burning about 50 kilometres south of Behchoko could have an impact on Yellowknife and transportation routes south if it's not contained. The forecast suggests a return to more seasonal conditions later this week, Olsen said, "and with that we might get …

  • Whitehorse driver who hit pedestrian sentenced to house arrest
    Whitehorse driver who hit pedestrian sentenced to house arre … CBC - 10 hours ago

    The pedestrian, 69-year-old William Lagimodiere, later died from his injuries. Judge John Faulkner said Ramage had significant medical issues and shouldn't have been … More »Whitehorse driver who hit pedestrian sentenced to house arre …

    Whitehorse driver who hit pedestrian sentenced to house arrest

    The pedestrian, 69-year-old William Lagimodiere, later died from his injuries. Judge John Faulkner said Ramage had significant medical issues and shouldn't have been driving in the first place. "There is no evidence that Mr. Ramage slowed his vehicle, applied the brakes, or took any evasive action whatever before striking …

  • Schwatka Lake: Joggers, anglers, boaters vie for space
    Schwatka Lake: Joggers, anglers, boaters vie for space CBC - 10 hours ago

    The City of Whitehorse may have difficulty reconciling different user groups at Schwatka Lake. Mayor Dan Curtis expects there won't be heavy development in the area. … More »Schwatka Lake: Joggers, anglers, boaters vie for space

    Schwatka Lake: Joggers, anglers, boaters vie for space

    The City of Whitehorse may have difficulty reconciling different user groups at Schwatka Lake. Mayor Dan Curtis expects there won't be heavy development in the area. Dan Girouard with the Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club said they're not all there for the same reasons.

  • Low water levels could mean higher power costs in N.W.T.
    Low water levels could mean higher power costs in N.W.T. CBC - 11 hours ago

    Low water levels in the Northwest Territories again this year may mean higher costs, either  for taxpayers or on power bills. "We've put in $20 million last year to … More »Low water levels could mean higher power costs in N.W.T.

    Low water levels could mean higher power costs in N.W.T.

    Low water levels in the Northwest Territories again this year may mean higher costs, either  for taxpayers or on power bills. "We've put in $20 million last year to tide us over until June and there hasn't been any rain," says Michael Miltenberger, the minister responsible for the Power Corporation. The water level in …

  • MLAs grill N.W.T. Industry minister David Ramsay over fracking

    Northwest Territories MLAs grilled Industry Minister David RamsayThursday about his department's approach to fracking, with one MLA later calling for a plebiscite on whether to allow the controversial oil and gas drilling process within the territory. Ramsay's department has been seeking the public's input on proposed, …

  • John Amagoalik Journalism Scholarship to offer $5K

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has created a scholarship in honour of a man who played a key role in the creation of Nunavut.

  • Nunavut legislature Day 3: Highlights from the assembly

    Former Nunavut cabinet minister Tom Sammurtok has been appointed to three legislative standing committees by the Assembly. Arviat South MLA Joe Savikataaq is losing patience with the government over its review of a program for hunters. Environment minister Johnny Mike says that review is complete, but he wouldn't say …

  • A highway closure has thrown a wrench into the seventh annual bike ride from Yellowknife to Hay River, but organizer Andy Wong isn't throwing in the towel just yet. Forty-five cyclists are expected to head out of Yellowknife this morning for the three-day, 500-kilometre ride. Instead, due to a planned highway closure …

  • Iqaluit woman has to fly south for Crohn's disease drug

    The IV drug treatment Anushka Nagji needs to treat Crohn's disease could be done locally at Qikiqtani General Hospital, but instead she's forced to fly to Ottawa every six to eight weeks and shoulder part of the travel expense. Nagji says flare-ups of Crohn's disease, a chronic bowel disorder that causes malnourishment, diarrhea, …

  • An Iqaluit couple is nearing the end of their 4,000-kilometre dog sledding adventure around Baffin Island. As of Thursday morning, Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry were just 150 kilometres from Nunavut's capital. Boomer says if snow conditions stay good, they could finish their four-month journey by the end of the …

  • Man injured in Alaska Highway crash medevaced to Vancouver

    The Whitehorse driver seriously injured in a traffic accident Wednesday has been medevaced to Vancouver. The 48 year old man was initially taken to Whitehorse General Hospital after the accident in what police described as "grave" condition. RCMP haven't released the man's name.

  • The Yukon cross-country skier was named Wednesday to the Canadian national senior team. "It was a phone call I'd been hoping for for a long time," Johnsgaard said. Johnsgaard had to move to Canmore, Alta., where he'll train at the Alberta World Cup Academy.

  • By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A Norway-based energy consortium planning to conduct seismic testing in the waters off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic has postponed the fiercely-contested project for this year, one of companies involved said on Thursday. Oil and gas exploration companies Petroleum Geo …

  • N.W.T.'s Department of Transportation has announced the first road closure of the forest fire season. Highway 3 is expected to be closed between Edzo and Fort Providence for 12 hours starting Friday at 10 a.m. for a controlled burn. The controlled burn is expected to create a five kilometre fire break between the highway …