Northwest Territories

Northwest Territory Hunter Dies After Grizzly Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada

NORMAN WELLS, - A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in the Northwest Territories.RCMP said they received a call Wednesday night about the attac...

Yellowknife Looks Like Beijing Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada

It has a population of around 20,000 people. This weekend it looked as polluted as a sprawling metropolis of millions. Yellowknife was blanketed w...

Hamlet Runs Up Multimillion-Dollar Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Politics

FORT MCPHERSON, N.W.T. - The government of the Northwest Territories has dissolved the council in the community of Fort McPherson and has appointed an...

‘Tornadoes Of Fire' Linked To Climate Change

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada

Climate change is responsible for more frequent and larger forest fires, such as the ones now plaguing the Northwest Territories, says an Edmonton pro...

The Photos From The Fires In The Northwest Territories Are Apocalyptic

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada

The Northwest Territories is suffering through one of the worst summers for forest fires in decades and the photos are otherworldly. (Cr...

Bridging the Gaps in Cancer Care For First Peoples

Lee Fairclough | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Fairclough

So often we hear only about the lack of collaboration that exists across our country, but this is not the case here. These partners have committed to not only working together to address key cancer care issues with and for First Peoples, but also to track and measure the impact of the work together.

Alberta Oil Expertise Heading Up To The N.W.T.

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's energy regulator could be heading north to help the Northwest Territories manage its oilpatch.The territorial government has conf...

Major Game Changer For NWT?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced legislation that would give the Northwest Territories province-like control over its resources and refo...

Follow The 1929 Journey Of Canadian Trapper Bud Murphy.. On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada

Cyril 'Bud' Murphy may be the oldest person on Twitter. Well, he isn't on the social media site himself, as he passed away in 2004, but thanks to ...

Community With Most Pipeline Incidents Reported Is...

CBC | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Business

Norman Wells, a remote town in the Northwest Territories, ranks as the community with the most reported incidents on federally-regulated pipelines in...

Pipeline Battles Harm Everyone

Diane Francis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The Pipeline Bogeyman is the New Baby Seal Hunt -- a cause celebre for environmentalists and their fellow travelers as varied as meddling movie stars or Middle Eastern oil sheikhdoms that finance anti-development, anti-fracking, anti-oil sands efforts.My favourite example of the hidden and cynical geopolitical forces aimed at stifling Canada's economic development was the cinematic flop against natural gas fracking called "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon and financed by Abu Dhabi, the world's third biggest oil exporter.

The Northwest Territories Strikes Oil and Changes Energy Prospects

Diane Francis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This year, something incredible happened and the planets appear to be lining up for the Northwest Territories. A major discovery of oil in shale deposits was made this year near Norman Wells (900 miles north of Edmonton and 300 miles south of Inuvik) and a bidding and drilling frenzy is underway.

North America's Forgotten Frontier: Canadian Arctic

Diane Francis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada's North is unexplored, unmapped and undeveloped making Canada itself a laggard in terms of economic development. The territories are cold and remote and unpopulated but so are Alaska and Siberia and yet jurisdictions are massively wealthy and have large populations and infrastructure.

Stop Paying Broadband Prices for Dial-Up Service in Rural Canada

Awna Besan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Awna Besan

While it's no longer shocking to most that Canadians pay some of the highest prices for some of the worst cell phone service in the industrialized world, what's often less talked about is the internal disparity in pricing and service provision between varying communities within Canada.

Harper Signature May Mean Huge Changes In Northwest Territories

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Politics

YELLOWKNIFE - A stroke of the pen has brought the Northwest Territories closer to control over its own land and resources.Prime Minister Stephen Harpe...

Five Things You Must Know About N.W.T. Deal

CBC | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics

The Northwest Territories is expected to get a final devolution agreement Monday, which will give the territory control over its Crown lands and resou...

Harper To Mark End Of Devolution Talks In Yellowknife

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics

YELLOWKNIFE - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will travel to Yellowknife Monday to mark the end of talks granting province-like powers to the Northwest ...

5 Of Canada's Northern National Parks

CBC | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Travel

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially announced the creation of Canada's 44th national park, Nááts’ihch’oh (pronounced ‘Naats-each-choh’)...

The Feds Should Pony Up For Birth Control, Say Doctors

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Living

Doctors at the Canadian Medical Association's annual general meeting voted today in support of a motion asking the federal government to pay for birth...

Oil Sands: Native Millionaire Sees 'Economic Force' For First Nations

The Globe and Mail | Nathan Vanderklippe | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Business

Dave Tuccaro is driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where he will plan the book tour he will mount after Christmas when his biography is released. ...

Mixed Feelings Over N.W.T. Shale Prospect

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - A potentially enormous new shale oil prospect in the Northwest Territories is giving some communities hope that the resource-driven economic...

Northwest Territories Budget Projects Surplus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics

YELLOWKNIFE - The Northwest Territories is considering a status-quo budget that would deliver a small surplus of money and time."This is a budget, cle...

Bureaucrat Gone Bad: Spree Included Vegas Vacation

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Aboriginal Affairs Department called in an auditor after one of its managers went on a wild, taxpayer-funded shopping spree, new document...

N.W.T. Boasts All-Female Superior Court

CBC | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada

The Northwest Territories is now the only jurisdiction in Canada to have an all-female superior court, following Friday's appointment of S...

Melting Permafrost Could Cost North Millions

CBC | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada

In the Arctic, the ground is melting beneath northerners’ feet. This brings a new and costly infrastructure challenge to a ...