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Hospital bed
Issues with Stanton Territorial Hospital's CT scanner and sterilizer units that led to the cancellation of surgeries and other medical procedures appear to have been resolved for the time being. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
school, Ross River, yukon
The Yukon government is facing a big decision with the Ross River School: repair the current school year after year or build a new one? [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
CherylandJordan2
Addiction must be addressed as a health issue. Our systems are ass-backwards. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Chris Dryneck and Sharon Nadary
Chris Dryneck was charged with sexual assault more than three years ago. His first trial ended in a mistrial because he was not provided with a Tlicho interpreter. On Tuesday his lawyer submitted letters from two doctors saying Dryneck is suffering from severe anxiety. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Giant mine 2018
The $1-billion cleanup of Giant Mine will be one of the largest economic projects in the Northwest Territories, but northerners aren't ready to take advantage of it, according to the latest report from the board overseeing the project. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Rescue helicopter
Most helicopters don't have the power to climb in the lower-density air found at higher altitudes. But a new high-tech helicopter is up to the challenge. [...]
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Earlier
Yukon Court building
Billy Vaneltsi, 29, was arrested in connection with a Dec. 31 break-in and attempted assault at a Porter Creek home. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
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In a press release issued Tuesday, RCMP say they were called at about 10 a.m. Sunday to a man that appeared to be injured on Bonnetplume Road. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Kate White
Nominations to replace outgoing leader Liz Hanson closed on Friday, and White was the only nominee. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Nurse Stanton Hospital
The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Fire Yellowknife
There's a fire at a trailer in Yellowknife on Tuesday afternoon. The fire department is on the scene on Larocque Crescent. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Russia Polar Bear's Journey
A polar bear that was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of kilometres away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Pauline Frost
Minister Pauline Frost issued a statement in response to an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in Yukon group homes, saying that her government will implement all the recommendations made by the territory's Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Dale Shewchuck
A man in Yellowknife says he's disappointed with how the city responded to his complaint about a confrontation with a Municipal Enforcement Division officer last month. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
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A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Chris Dryneck and Sharon Nadary
The second trial of a man accused of sexual assault begins on Tuesday in Behchoko, N.W.T. Chris Dryneck, 46, was charged more than three years ago. His first trial ended in a mistrial because he had requested an interpreter and did not get one. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Glen Abernethy NWT Health Minister
Violence outside of Yellowknife's joint sobering and day centre downtown has been the topic of debate recently. CBC spoke with Health Minister Glen Abernethy about the issues of violence, the centre's location and what's next. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Therese Estacion
Therese Estacion, who became an amputee in 2016, writes that Yellowknife is tricky to navigate. 'The rights of people with disabilities will continue to take a backseat until accessibility legislation is enacted here in the Northwest Territories.' [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Musicians of the Midnight Sun: John Sigvaldason
In the final episode of this season of Musicians of the Midnight Sun, Pat Braden speaks with John Sigvaldason, who played guitar and bass for the bands of the thriving Yellowknife scene of the '70s. [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: CBC North