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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N.W.T. residents can now get up to $240K in disaster relief

For the first time in more than a decade, the Northwest Territories government has updated its policy for providing financial assistance to residents needing disaster relief, filling “gaps” and “inefficiencies” that came up after last year's flooding in the Dehcho.

Inquest hears differing accounts on who decided Kugluktuk man didn't need immediate medical attention

A coroner’s inquest into the death of a Nunavut man who died while in RCMP custody heard conflicting testimony from an ambulance driver, a bylaw officer and police, about Austin Maniyogena's condition between the time he hit his head on a Kugluktuk street and when he was put in an RCMP cell.

Kugluktuk man died of 'head injury consistent with a fall,' inquest hears

The forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Austin Maniyogena told a coroner’s inquest Tuesday that the 22-year-old would have been left with severe brain damage even if he had received immediate medical attention.

Kugluktuk man jumped out of bylaw vehicle, coroner's inquest hears

Witnesses testifying in front of a coroner’s inquest in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, say they saw Austin Maniyogena jump from a moving bylaw vehicle the day he died of a head injury while in the custody of the community’s RCMP.

Coroner's inquest begins for Kugluktuk man, 22, who died in police custody

Austin Maniyogena died from a head injury after he was arrested for allegedly driving an ATV while intoxicated. His mother said she’s had little information since on what exactly happened to the "young man with an old soul."

N.W.T. judge showed 'disturbing pattern' of misconduct, lawyer alleges

In a complaint filed last year, an N.W.T. lawyer accused Judge Donovan Molloy of misconduct, citing a years-long pattern of "intimidating, insulting and belittling" behaviour often directed against lawyers and defendants in the courtroom.

Judge calls prosecution 'negligent,' finds Behchokǫ̀ man not-guilty in assault case

A Northwest Territories judge has found a Behchokǫ̀ man charged with aggravated assault not guilty, even though he says he believes the man did, in fact, commit the crime. He blamed the "shameful effort" put forth by the Crown prosecutor's office. 

15 people lost their lives on the job in the North last year, the highest number in a decade

Fifteen people lost their lives on the job in the North in 2021, the highest number of work-related deaths the territories have seen in more than a decade. COVID-19 accounts for just four of the deaths.

Paxlovid COVID-19 treatment reaches N.W.T. communities

The N.W.T. has stocked up 200 doses of a treatment that helps the body fight COVID-19, but has still not specified who can get it, and when.

68 calls in 3 months: False alarms from Yellowknife apartment have to stop, city says

The City of Yellowknife says it’s had 68 calls for emergency services to the Norseman Manor apartment building in the last three months. Ninety per cent of those were false alarms.