Liny Lamberink


Liny Lamberink is a reporter for CBC North. She moved to Yellowknife in March 2021, after working as a reporter and newscaster in Ontario for five years. She is a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network. You can reach her at

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Algae have changed dramatically in Great Slave Lake — and what that means for fish is uncertain

A new study says a change in the algae growing in Great Slave Lake is marking a "new ecological regime" in North America's deepest lake. It'll "definitely" have an effect throughout the food web, says one of the study's authors, but we don't know exactly what that'll be yet.

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., sees fire protection work as a biofuel opportunity

The Liard and Mackenzie rivers may offer Fort Simpson some protection from wildfire — but the community is still flanked by dense forest on its western and southern sides, and leaders are thinking about how material from fire breaks can be put to good use.

Fruit flies and bumper crops: Here's what some Yellowknifers have come home to

Jo Pamplin discovered the biggest zucchini she's ever grown in her garden after the evacuation order for Yellowknife was lifted and she was able to return home. "Apparently the trick is to ignore everything for three weeks," she laughed.

No highway fire risk expected as public prepares Yellowknife return

Wildfires are not expected to pose challenges along the route from Alberta up into the N.W.T. as people make their way back to homes in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and along the Ingraham Trail in the coming days, according to the territorial government. 

Fires around Yellowknife to flare up until snowfall: N.W.T. minister

Environment and Climate Change Minister Shane Thompson said fires near Yellowknife will continue to flare up "until probably the first snowfall." They might also hibernate during the winter and reignite in the spring.

Wildfire near Hay River could travel 20 kilometres east tomorrow: N.W.T. Fire

A massive wildfire burning near Hay River, N.W.T. could travel 20 kilometres east because of strong winds blowing from the south and the west on Friday says N.W.T. Fire.

Officials continue to iron out Yellowknife re-entry plans, even though return has been put on hold

Jay Boast, an emergency management organization information officer with the territory’s Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, said residents can expect details in the coming days about registering for flights that’ll return them to the N.W.T. capital.

Yellowknife re-entry paused as winds expected to 'accelerate' fires near highway

The re-entry of most essential workers into Yellowknife is being put on hold because high winds are expected to “accelerate fires” along Highway 1, according to a joint statement from the N.W.T. government and the City of Yellowknife. 

N.W.T. fires have released 97 megatonnes of carbon, says European agency — 277 times what its people emit

Wildfires in the N.W.T have emitted 97 megatonnes of carbon into the air so far this year according to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. That's 277 times more than what was caused by humans in the territory back in 2021.

Arsenic stored at Giant Mine not at risk from wildfire, says remediation director

An official with the Giant Mine remediation project says if wildfire were to reach the site — there's no risk the 237-thousand tonnes of water-soluble arsenic trioxide buried underground would leach into the environment.