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

Latest from Hilary Bird

Yellowknife RCMP under internal investigation after alleged mistreatment of Whatı̀ woman

RCMP in Alberta are investigating Yellowknife RCMP officers and their role in an incident that allegedly took place in cells in October 2020.

Birthing tubs at Yellowknife's Stanton hospital still not operational

It's been a year and nine months since the grand opening of the new Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, and the birthing tubs in the hospital’s highly-anticipated birthing suites are still not operational.

Sister of N.W.T. man killed in collision calls for cell service along Highway 3

The death of a Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., man in a New Year's Eve collision on Highway 3 has his sister calling for cellphone service to be established along that stretch of road.

Fort Good Hope to get greater control over its housing

The community of Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. will soon have full control over care and maintenance of its housing.

Not your average taxidermist: One Yellowknife woman finds 'beauty in death'

For years, Jessie Olson of Yellowknife has worked to keep her animal patients alive. Now she's trying to transform them after death, as a taxidermist.

Sahtu leaders respond to criticisms on purchase of Canol Outfitters

A three-year controversy surrounding the purchase of an outfitting company in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories came to a head last week at the Sahtu Assembly.

Scientists urge federal government to ramp up conservation efforts in eastern Arctic

A team of Canadian scientists is urging the federal government to step up its conservation efforts in the eastern Arctic to try and save some of the last remaining year-round sea ice and the undiscovered organisms that live within it. 

Birthing tubs at Stanton Territorial Hospital to become operational by end of December

Bathtubs in the birthing suites of Yellowknife’s Stanton Territorial Hospital will soon be available for people in labour after more than a year and a half of going unused.

N.W.T. has some of the most strict gathering and self-isolation restrictions in the country

As the nation's two largest provinces clamp down on gathering limits amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Northwest Territories remains one of the most restricted provinces and territories in Canada.  

N.W.T. begins 'preliminary study' of a bridge across Liard River

The government of the Northwest Territories is looking at potential sites for a bridge across the Liard River near Fort Simpson.