Celeste Decaire

CBC Reporter

Celeste Decaire is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. She can be reached at celeste.decaire@cbc.ca and on her Twitter account @celestedecaire.

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N.W.T.'s tourism industry sees signs of recovery

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, tourism operators in communities across the Northwest Territories are starting to see more visitors returning to the territory.

Yellowknife man charged with aggravated assault awaits trial 4 years after incident

Kurt Stewart, formerly of Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., was charged with aggravated assault in connection to an incident in August 2018 that left another man left paralyzed from the neck down.

Front-line staff seeing sharp increase in drug overdose responses

Ottawa Inner City Health and the Somerset West Community Health Centre are stretched thin with the number of overdose responses required both on and off their sites so far this summer.

Beach season 'so far, so good' in Ottawa

Nearly halfway through the summer season, Ottawa's beach water quality is in much better shape than it was last year. The city of Ottawa has issued very few days recommended not to swim at Britannia Beach, Petrie Island East Bay, Petrie Island River Beaches, with Mooney's Bay remaining open since testing began.

Northern-based airline hopes lifted vaccine mandate will reduce burden on staff

On Tuesday, the federal government announced a suspension of vaccine mandates for federal employees and for passengers wishing to board a plane or train in Canada.

More gravel roads, different home designs could help the North withstand climate change, says report

The Canadian Climate Institute has released a new report detailing the impact climate change could have on Northern infrastructure in the years to come.

N.W.T. government releases plan to address health-care staffing shortage

N.W.T. Minister of Health and Social Services Julie Green has released a long-range human resources plan to address challenges to the recruitment and retention of health and social services staff across the territory.

N.W.T. MLAs call for improvements to mental health and addiction services

The Standing Committee on Social Development received a public briefing regarding Community Mental Wellness from the Minister of Health and Social Services, on Thursday.

N.W.T. and Yukon partner with tick monitoring app

A tick tracking app that recently became available to residents in the N.W.T. and Yukom allows residents to report tick sightings. It also helps people identify what type of tick they've found.

Bears awake and roaming in southern N.W.T.

Wildlife biologist Dean Cluff says bears in the southern N.W.T. are up and roaming about after their spring-long hibernation.