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Firefighter training Whitehorse 2019 - 1
The exercise will include a scenario that simulates a major wildfire near the Whitehorse subdivisions of Cowley Creek and Mary Lake. The scenario will also include a mock evacuation, complete with a reception centre for evacuees and a mobile clinic set up at the Canada Games Centre. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Charlene Catholique
RCMP have published a video that recreates Charlene Catholique's final hours. Catholique, from Lutselk'e, N.W.T., has been missing since July 1990. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
BC Wildfires British Columbia state of emergency
Drought forecasts from Agriculture Canada show most of British Columbia is abnormally dry or enduring some level of drought, similar to dry conditions that are being experienced across a swath of Western Canada. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
campbell highway
Yukon's highways minister said a year ago that the government had committed $500,000 for design work to re-build the Campbell Highway between Ross River and Faro. But people in Ross River are now asking, 'where's the beef?' [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Wildfire High Level
The mayor of a northwestern Alberta town is urging the province to get financial aid flowing quickly to evacuees, as firefighters prepare for shifting winds that could push a powerful wildfire toward the community. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Chelsea Thacker and Amanda St. Denis
For the first time, LGBTQ2S+ Inclusive Workplace Awareness Training will be available to NWT government employees in Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Jake Gully
Jake Gully of Fort Good Hope went missing with Samuel and Cammy Boucher. Samuel Boucher's body was found in open water last Monday. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Crack cocaine Inuvik trail
An Inuvik resident came across an unusual find during a recent long weekend walk on a popular trail: four baggies of what is suspected to be crack cocaine. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Alex Beaulieu junkyard Yellowknife
According to court transcripts, Alex Beaulieu had marked about eight vehicles he intended to keep, and the government was instructed to exempt them from the cleanup. Instead, they were taken to Precision Auto to be crushed. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Gladue SCOC
An Ontario trucker accused of killing Cindy Gladue during a night of rough sex will face a new trial for manslaughter in a case that unleashed public outrage over how the Indigenous victim was treated by Canada's criminal justice system. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
RCMP generic
The 40-year-old man faces several charges after an incident early Wednesday morning at his rural property in Watson Lake. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
Yukon fentanyl
The case against 28-year-old Jibril Hosh Jibril, the first man accused of trafficking fentanyl in Yukon, was dismissed Thursday at the request of the Crown prosecution. [...]
Fri, May 24, 2019
Source: CBC North
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Ch'ihilii Chik
The Yukon government and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation have signed a management plan for the Ch'ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area near Old Crow. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
High Level fire
Officials in Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Liard, N.W.T., issued fire bans this week, where conditions remain dry and ripe for a wildfire. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
NWT Legislative Assembly
The Northwest Territories' oft-criticized Forest Act will not be passed during the life of the current Legislative Assembly, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Robert C. McLeod announced in a news release Thursday afternoon. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Inuvik courthouse
The trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the death of his son began Wednesday in an Inuvik courtroom, with the mother of the deceased giving her recollection of events that led to the death of Gary McDonald. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Whistle Bend
The City of Whitehorse has named housing as one of its strategic priorities for this year, and it's focusing on 'attainable' housing, not just affordable housing. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
bottle water boil advisory tap ban
The territory's health department says water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least a full minute. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Heidi Kamookak
Heidi Kamookak, 19, was last seen Wednesday in the area of Yellowknife's Larga Kitikmeot residence. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North
Camaro nwt collision
It's not clear who was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro, nor what condition the driver was in after a deadly collision with two bison near Fort Smith, N.W.T. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: CBC North