Jimmy Thomson is a former reporter for CBC North.
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N.W.T. gov't exploring LNG project off Canadian Arctic coast
The N.W.T. government issued a request for proposals in October, seeking bidders who would conduct a feasibility study on developing the region’s gas fields, including building pipelines and two offshore liquefaction and tanker loading platforms.
'You are lovely': Compliment jar at Yellowknife library warming hearts
Librarian Megan Clark has written about 250 compliments and placed them in a jar at the library. Like a fortune cookie, the random compliments take on new meaning when they're read by a particular person at a particular moment.
Vitamin D deficiency linked to recurrent pregnancy loss, says new study
A new study in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology suggests a lack of the vitamin could prevent a mother's immune system from adapting to the baby.
Canadian Forces eagle staff visits the North for 1st time
The eagle staff incorporates elements from First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, including a replica narwhal tusk — yet it had never previously been to the North.
MLA raises concerns over pellet mill emissions in N.W.T. Legislative Assembly
Shane Thompson wonders 'whether cutting virgin forest in the N.W.T and then burning it as wood pellets is an environmentally sound thing to do.'
Dozens march in Yellowknife in support of Indigenous youth
The march was one of many that took place across Canada and the United States on Thursday.
It may not be finished, but the Canadian High Arctic Research Station is ahead of schedule
While the federal government hasn't set a date for a grand opening, the CHARS main research facility is weeks away from completion.
British explorers train in Yellowknife area for winter expedition to North Pole
A trio of British explorers is setting out next fall to reach the North Pole during winter, which would be a North Pole exploration first.
New NWT Mental Health Act aims to expand patients' rights
The territory has finished writing the regulations for the 2015 law, which is expected to come into effect this year.
Ice age steppe bison skull found near Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.
The skull was reportedly found by a construction worker on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway. It belonged to a much larger Ice age relative of the modern bison currently found in North America.