Hilary Bird


Hilary Bird is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife. She has been reporting on Indigenous issues and politics for almost a decade and has won several national and international awards for her work. Hilary can be reached at hilary.bird@cbc.ca

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Yellowknife council, workers approve collective agreement ending strike

Yellowknife city council and unionized municipal workers have approved a new collective agreement, ending a five week strike and lockout.

Years of abuse in Cambridge Bay group home went ignored, lawsuit alleges

In a lawsuit filed in 2018, eight plaintiffs allege they were sexually assaulted and beaten for years while in the care of a couple who ran the group foster home in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in the 1970s and ‘80s. They're still waiting for a resolution.

City of Yellowknife and union reach tentative deal after month-long strike

The City of Yellowknife and the union representing the majority of its workers have come to a tentative agreement. Unionized employees went on strike on Feb. 8 after negotiations with a federally appointed mediator between the two parties failed to produce an agreement. 

Yellowknife Women's Society looking for good Samaritan who helped put out daycare fire

Staff at the Yellowknife Women's Society are looking for the identity of a good Samaritan who helped put out a fire at the organization’s daycare Wednesday.

'Fieldhouse is kind of our life' says Yellowknife family forced to close canteen amid strike

Since unionized City of Yellowknife employees walked off the job last week,the Yellowknife Fieldhouse has been closed to the public and Mustafa Sarikaya, who isn’t a city employee, has been forced to shutter his canteen business.

City of Yellowknife staff will strike Wednesday if no deal is reached

The union representing the majority of unionized employees with the City of Yellowknife has given notice that its workers will walk off the job on Feb. 8 if a deal is not reached, the municipality says.

Hospital wedding caps 'true love story' for Nunavut man facing terminal cancer

There was a bittersweet wedding ceremony this week in a Yellowknife hospital chapel. Long-time lovebirds Roy and Sylvia Klengenberg got hitched, though they may not have many days together as husband and wife. 

Former Yellowknife Legion president takes organization to court for over $200K in alleged unpaid rent

A landlord is asking the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories to help him evict the Yellowknife Legion and help him collect more than $235,000 in unpaid rent.

Children's liquid pain meds not available over-the-counter in some N.W.T. communities

A months-long nationwide shortage means liquid children's pain and fever-reducing medications are now unavailable over the counter in some Northwest Territories communities.

$503M Deh Cho Bridge debt on track to be paid off by 2046 despite increasing due to inflation

Back when the territory first issued the bonds that let it finance the bridge, it projected the final cost of those bonds would be about $334.6 million, not including the bond amount of $165.4 million. But inflation was higher this year than the territory anticipated, putting the final cost up to $338 million.