Oct 22, 2012 | 11:35The Trailbreaker Nahanni Butte - After the Flood Audio
The Trailbreaker Nahanni Butte - After the Flood Oct 22, 2012 | 11:35We begin our series on Nahanni Butte, four months after flooding covered the community, on the access road. That's the community's only road link to the rest of the Northwest Territories and south into BC. But since the flooding in June, it's been covered by water - so deep that it was impassable. That is, until last week. George Tsetso of Nahanni Butte took us across the Liard river by boat, and then through the access road into town - through about a foot and a half of water. This is our journey.
Oct 23, 2012 | 8:44The Trailbreaker The Flood - Inside and Out Audio
The Trailbreaker The Flood - Inside and Out Oct 23, 2012 | 8:44Not everyone left Nahanni Butte when the community was evacuated in June. About twenty people stayed behind to take care of the homes, the dogs, and try and keep the amount of damage to a minimum. George Tsetso was one of them. Band councillor Jayne Konisenta was one of the people who left. She worried and wondered about what was happening at home the entire time she was gone. Here, they remember what those three weeks were like - during the flood.
Oct 24, 2012 | 6:27The Trailbreaker Six Weeks and Counting Audio
The Trailbreaker Six Weeks and Counting Oct 24, 2012 | 6:27Work on Nahanni Butte's band office and community gym is going on seven weeks. The buildings were badly damaged by flood waters after the Nahanni River overflowed its banks in June. Most of the construction work is being done by a contractor out of Yellowknife that specializes in these kinds of repairs. Joslyn ran into foreman Wilf Pond outside of the community gym.
Oct 24, 2012 | 10:13The Trailbreaker Sifting Through the Silt Audio
The Trailbreaker Sifting Through the Silt Oct 24, 2012 | 10:13The clean-up after the flood in Nahanni Butte this spring has been long and complicated. Everything had a fine layer of silt on it when the waters receded. And residents have spent the last four months, rebuilding, restoring, and recovering. Band Manager Alison de Pelham takes Joslyn on a tour of the community, After the Flood.
Oct 26, 2012 | 9:22The Trailbreaker What Next for Nahanni Butte? Audio
The Trailbreaker What Next for Nahanni Butte? Oct 26, 2012 | 9:22Joslyn asked the Chief of Nahanni Butte, Clayton Konisenta, and acting Band Manager Alison de Pelham about what lies ahead for the community, and whether relocating homes to a less flood-prone area is really an option.
Oct 29, 2012 | 7:58The Trailbreaker Clearing the Access Road Audio
The Trailbreaker Clearing the Access Road Oct 29, 2012 | 7:58The Department of Transportation's Fred Lamb tells Joslyn why pumping out the access road into Nahanni Butte is no easy task - and why draining isn't an option. The department plans to wait until winter when the water covering the road freezes - then chip it out.
Oct 29, 2012 | 4:02The Trailbreaker Inmates Speak Out on Residential School Audio
The Trailbreaker Inmates Speak Out on Residential School Oct 29, 2012 | 4:02Prisoners at the North Slave Correctional Facility in Yellowknife will get a chance to put their residential school experiences on the record this week. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be visiting the jail today, and taking statements until Friday. One former inmate describes his experience and why he thinks people need to start talking.
Oct 30, 2012 | 6:55The Trailbreaker The Next Flood Audio
The Trailbreaker The Next Flood Oct 30, 2012 | 6:55Water Survey's Roger Pilling talks about what caused this spring's high water levels at Nahanni Butte, and whether the community should anticipate more flooding in the future.
Oct 30, 2012 | 4:12The Trailbreaker Higher Ground Audio
The Trailbreaker Higher Ground Oct 30, 2012 | 4:12Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche talks to Trailbreaker host Joslyn Oosenbrug about whether the entire community of Nahanni Butte should be moved across the Liard River, to higher ground. That's after flooding this spring covered most of the community in water, damaging homes, community buildings, and personal belongings.