Carla Ulrich

Video journalist

Carla Ulrich is a video journalist with CBC North in Fort Smith, N.W.T. Reach her at

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In Depth

Conflicting information from officials fuels anxiety among those who fled N.W.T. wildfires

Evacuees fleeing wildfires in the southern Northwest Territories say mixed messages from officials are adding more stress to already exhausted displaced residents.
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N.W.T. man recounts nightmarish escape from wildfire — and how a Hay River man saved his life

A Fort Smith, N.W.T., man is recounting his terrifying effort to flee a wildfire with his wife a couple of weeks ago — and crediting a Hay River man for steering them out of danger.  

Yellowknife evacuees say N.W.T. gov't should have been quicker with evacuation order

N.W.T. evacuees are finding their way to safety in Alberta. Some are also asking whether the N.W.T government should have waited until late Wednesday to issue evacuation orders that left many scrambling.

Giant helicopter helps fight fires in Fort Smith, N.W.T.

The Vertol helicopter has a water bucket capacity of 4921 Litres or 1300 gallons which is 6.5 times more water than the more commonly used bucketing helicopters can carry.

'It just shows you how capable you can be,' say women fighting fires in Wood Buffalo National Park

Sophia Xhekaj fell in love with wildland firefighting. She's one of dozens of women fighting the fires burning in Wood Buffalo National Park.

Fort Smith, N.W.T., rallies for 5-year-old boy after leukemia diagnosis

People in Fort Smith, N.W.T., have stepped up to help a local family after their five-year-old son Liam Heron was diagnosed with leukemia.

1st recipient named in scholarship honouring 2022 shooting victim in Fort Smith, N.W.T.

Matthew Walsh, a fourth-year heavy equipment technician, is the first recipient of the Jordan Tourangeau Scholarship Fund. Tourangeau was killed last year in a shooting in the community.

Fort Smith man says all Wood Buffalo fires should be fought. Parks Canada says it's more complicated

Victor Marie has fought fires in Wood Buffalo Park in the past, and says Fire 7 should have been actioned from the beginning. "The fire's not far," he said. "It would be so devastating to see our community in that situation and to lose houses and families."

Longtime N.W.T. fisher rejects concerns over Hay River's new fish plant

A longtime fisher on Great Slave Lake is rejecting criticisms of Hay River's long-anticipated new fish plant, which is set to open soon.

Fishers in Hay River, N.W.T., question plans for new fish plant

A new fish plant in Hay River, N.W.T., is set to open soon. But local fishers are not happy with how it's expected to be run.