Amy Tucker


Amy Tucker is a reported based in Calgary. She can be reached at

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North sees 34% drop in international students due to COVID-19

Northern institutions, specifically in Yukon, had been successful in growing the number of students coming from abroad in recent years. But the COVID-19 pandemic changed all that.

Albertans should expect a baby bust — not boom — and fewer people tying the knot, statistics reveal

Experts say there’s evidence the number of people getting married or having kids could be declining Canada-wide, and according to statistics from the province's registry, that is definitely the case for Alberta.

N.W.T. chief public health officer 'optimistic' she can lift containment order in Fort Liard

The N.W.T. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola said at a news conference Wednesday that she hopes to end the containment order on Saturday when it expires. She also said Yellowknife may have dodged a bullet with its mystery COVID-19 case.

Yellowknife trapper says he's finding new ways to sell furs as January auction gets pushed to April

The fur industry is seemingly off to a dismal start as the planned January Fur Harvesters Auction, based in North Bay, Ont., has been postponed to the spring due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Top 6 self care tips to help cope with an unusual holiday season

Andrea Brown, from the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority, and N.W.T. registered psychologist Jodi Kapicki share ways people can take care of themselves even though the holidays look a little different.

19th-century gospel written in Inuktitut syllabics added to UNESCO register

A small piece of history documenting early contact between Inuit and European settlers was added to Canada Memory of the World Register, maintained by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Nunavut minister says rapid testing, isolation at home can't replace isolation in southern hotels

Nunavut's health minister says the government is looking at other ways Nunavummiut can quarantine besides having to stay in hotels in the South, but rapid testing isn’t going to be enough to replace isolation.

N.W.T. lost 4,000 jobs this year, public sector helped stave off further loss, says finance minister

The Northwest Territories lost approximately 4,000 jobs this year due to COVID-19. But jobs are expected to get back to almost pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.

Greenland is losing ice faster this century than any previous one in last 12,000 years, says study

New research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature says the rate of the ice loss in Greenland this century will likely outpace that of any other century over the past 12,000 years.

Rise in sea level from ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica match worst-case scenario: study

A recent study says melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are the main contributor to sea level rise around the world and the rate of their melt matches the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenarios.