Allison Chandler

Intern reporter/editor

Allison Chandler is a reporter for CBC North. She joined the CBC North team in Yellowknife in 2018. She has a background working with vulnerable communities in remote areas and providing political analysis on conflict zones. You can reach her at

Latest from Allison Chandler

Killer whale populations under threat of collapse, says study

A new study reveals that killer whale populations around the world are threatened by high levels of pollutants. More than 40 per cent of the whales studied were in “severe danger of collapse” in the next 3 to 5 decades.

Robots and virtual reality in the Arctic: Tech-focused makerspace opens in Iqaluit

Pinnguaq Makerspace opened in Iqaluit on Monday, offering residents the chance to explore technology like computers, robots, and learn about coding.

Local artist showcases Nunavut-inspired art at Iqaluit museum

Janet Ripley Armstrong works primarily in watercolour, but has been experimenting with monoprints to capture the scenes she sees around Iqaluit and beyond.

New Inuit-specific child care initiative will 'right a wrong,' says Inuit leader

On Sept. 10, Indigenous Services Canada announced it was developing an Inuit-specific Child First Initiative. Child First cuts red tape to make sure Indigenous children have the same access to services as any other children in Canada, yet Inuit families were excluded from the program.

'Get our voices heard': 2 Inuit women make history in Quebec election

Two women are making history as the first female Inuit candidates in a Quebec provincial election.

Kayaking Alexandra Falls disrespectful to traditional land users, Dene man says

Experts and First Nation community members say better education for visitors is key.

N.W.T. doing 'much better than last year' at recruiting teachers, despite national shortage

Efforts to attract and retain teachers in the Northwest Territories are working, but there are still 23 vacant teaching positions ahead of the school year.

Liidlii Kue First Nation gearing up for Aug. 28 election

Four candidates are vying for the position of chief, including current Chief Gerald Antoine, Howard Hardisty, Steven Jose and Herb Norwegian.

Kate Powell, award-winning Fort Resolution principal, dies at 44

Kate Powell was honoured as one of Canada’s 'most outstanding principals' in January, for her contribution at Deninu School in Fort Resolution, N.W.T. She died on Aug. 17 of cancer.

Kayakers criticized in wake of Alexandra Falls accident

Extreme athletes say education and training will be far more important in stopping accidents than government oversight.

Yellowknives Dene canvass traditional knowledge about Whitebeach Point

Whitebeach Point lies within Dinaga Wek’ehodi in the Tlicho language, which, perhaps appropriately, translates to 'to be kept protected.' The original proposal called for a 790-square-kilometre swath of land on the north arm of Great Slave Lake.

Yellowknife will have a new downtown visitor centre … eventually

City councillors voted to adopt a new visitor services strategy, including a downtown visitor centre but it's unclear when it may open.

Behchoko man sentenced to almost 5 years for sexual assaults

Peter John Lafferty was sentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and a 13-year-old girl.

Yellowknife draft budget suggests councillors will face hard choices

Yellowknife's corporate services director says there's not enough money for all the projects the city has planned for 2019.

N.W.T. students voyage across Arctic Ocean to discover importance of the North

Students from around the world are voyaging from Greenland through the eastern Canadian Arctic, learning about the North and visiting remote communities throughout the region.