Alex Brockman

Alex Brockman is a CBC News reporter, radio newsreader and TV host based in Yellowknife. He's worked in the North since 2016, specializing on stories in the territory's small communities, territorial politics, and northern economies. Follow him on Twitter @BrockmanCBC. Have a story idea? Email him at

Latest from Alex Brockman

What we know, and what we don't, about N.W.T.'s changing travel restrictions

The territory abruptly changed course on its border restrictions this week, admitting its previous order was too broad and could violate the charter rights of Canadians. It set off a firestorm of questions. Here are some clear answers.

Are tourists welcome in the N.W.T.? Premier says yes, health minister says no

After months of preaching the importance of a secure border, competing statements from the Northwest Territories' premier, her health minister, and the government's own website make it unclear to what extent visitors from across Canada are welcome in the territory. 

Another milestone delayed by COVID-19, this time it's the Akaitcho agreement-in-principle

Last year, negotiators for the Akaitcho Dene First Nations expressed hope an agreement-in-principle would be completed by the end of June. But that won't be happening as restrictions on gatherings have limited the negotiators' ability to fully  consult with their people.

N.W.T. MLA says she's 'insulted' by lack of MMIWG action plan

The MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, who is also the daughter of a woman who was murdered by a common-law partner, used a four-minute member's statement to condemn the response so far and call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Behchoko leaders plan to continue alcohol ban for another 30 days

Community leaders in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., have applied for three straight 10-day prohibition orders, effectively continuing alcohol ban for another month.

How has COVID-19 affected the N.W.T. budget? MLAs to push for answers in upcoming session

N.W.T. MLAs return to the Legislative Assembly after COVID-19 forced them to suspend their spring session. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then.

As Mackenzie River breakup continues, some N.W.T. communities watch for flooding

As the Mackenzie River continues its spring breakup through the Northwest Territories, people in the territory's Sahtu and Beaufort Delta regions are eyeing the river for signs of potential flooding.
The Arctic Kitchen

Fried pickerel cheeks, 'one of the jewels of having fish'

We have amazing cooks from all over Canada sharing their recipes on the Arctic Kitchen. This week, we'll head to Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba where Teresa Mekish fries up some delicious pickerel cheeks. 

Union seeks court guarantee Dominion Diamond will honour millions in pension shortfall

Unionized employees at Dominion Diamond could face pension cuts if a multimillion shortfall in the company's defined benefits pension plan is not addressed in the company's court-ordered creditor protection process. 

Diavik official claims Dominion kept partner in the dark about creditor protection bid

Court documents lay out the communication breakdown between Dominion Diamond and Diavik Diamond Mines, partners in the Diavik diamond mine joint venture, as Dominion was running out of money to pay its debts at the end of April.