Emily Blake

Emily Blake is a reporter with the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship. She lives in Yellowknife. Reach her at emily.blake@thecanadianpress.com.

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Inuit, environmental groups praise cruises for agreeing to avoid Eclipse Sound

A marine conservation charity and Inuit hunters are praising cruise operators for agreeing to avoid Eclipse Sound, a Nunavut waterway where thousands of narwhal migrate each summer.

Planned production studio in Iqaluit will be 'game changing,' says filmmaker

"The studio is not just going to make this show possible, it's going to make all kinds of things possible," said filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.

Auditor general issues 'urgent call for action' to protect Nunavut children and youth

Canada's auditor general says early findings in a review of child and family services in Nunavut were so alarming that her office immediately raised concerns with the territorial government.

German president wraps up visit to Canada in N.W.T.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Budenbender, were welcomed at the Yellowknife airport Wednesday morning by N.W.T. Commissioner Margaret Thom, Deputy Mayor Stacie Smith and Yellowknives Dene First Nation Chief of Ndilǫ Fred Sangris, among other dignitaries.

COVID-19 pandemic stalled progress on eliminating tuberculosis among Inuit: officials

Nunavut's health minister says the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted efforts to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities, and questions remain over whether targets to stamp out the disease can be met.

National Inuit organization seeking $1.6B for school food program

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is calling for about $1.6 billion in federal funding over 15 years to set up a co-ordinated school food program in the North.    

Father-to-be and 'snow angel': Edmonton police officers killed on duty remembered

One of the police officers killed in Edmonton was about to be a father and the other was called a "snow angel" for going beyond the call of duty to help people.

Housing groups call for state of emergency for Indigenous people in N.W.T.

Two national housing groups are calling on the Northwest Territories to declare a state of emergency for housing Indigenous people, particularly women and girls.

Territories join Ottawa, most provinces in banning TikTok on government devices

Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are the latest jurisdictions in Canada to announce they are banning TikTok on government-issued devices pending a federal threat assessment.

'Ripple effects': Yellowknife sporting clubs on time out during labour dispute

Some sporting clubs in the Northwest Territories capital are on the sidelines as a labour dispute between the city and its unionized employees nears the end of its fourth week.