Northwest Territories

Wanted: Female Explorers On 'Hazardous Journey'

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

A Calgary woman's ad promises to bring women to where "no man has gone before."

How This Tiny N.W.T. Town Is Leading The Way On Solar Energy

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Impact

While the rest of Canada talks and talks about reducing reliance on fossil fuels, one town is actually doing it.

N.W.T. Woman Says She Was Forced To Evict 2 Kids To Keep Her Home

CBC | Hilary Bird, CBC News | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada

Formerly homeless mother says N.W.T. Income Support withheld her rental allowance due to overcrowding

Territories Ask Feds To Reconsider Surprise Funding Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Yukon Premier Darren Pasloski says changes to how Statistics Canada calculates territorial spending are having unintended effects.

How A N.W.T. Village Rejected Residential Schools, Built Its Own

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada

As Canadians grapple with the legacy of residential schools, Jean Marie River is trying to commemorate the fact it doesn't have to.

SDGs Put Federal Government on the Hot Seat for Poverty

Megan Hooft | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
 Megan Hooft

When it comes to poverty in this country, there is no question about it: our national government is failing. Latest estimates peg poverty at 4.8 million across the country. While some provinces and territories have stepped up to address poverty in their communities, the lack of political will and leadership in Ottawa has left premiers without adequate funding, guidance and metrics to properly tackle the issue.

Yukon Dancers Sparkle at Panamania

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.

Northwest Territories Braces For Another Bad Fire Season

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada

YELLOWKNIFE - The Northwest Territories is bracing for another hot wildfire season as a new report details last year's record-breaking burns."It's gri...

Member Of N.W.T Legislature Charged With Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Politics

YELLOWKNIFE - A member of the Northwest Territories legislature has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.RCMP say Michael Nadli, who is 50, w...

Feds Appeal Injunction In NWT Resources Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

YELLOWKNIFE - The federal government is appealing an injunction blocking Ottawa's attempt to centralize control over resource development in the North...

NWT Won't Let Mom Register Baby Under Aboriginal Name

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada

Family can't get a health card for daughter, who has a traditional Chipewyan name

How to Recruit Employees to Canada's North

Deborah Nixon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

In interviews conducted by DPRA with Northern professionals, there were four key issues that were common to all situations: housing, access to training and development opportunities, limited access to services (in smaller communities), and social and lifestyle issues. What are some practical solutions for government employers?

Northwest Territory Hunter Dies After Grizzly Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.