John Van Dusen

John Van Dusen is a journalist with CBC North based in Yellowknife. Find him on Twitter @jvdCBC.

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'It brings you strength': non-profit offers supports for Northern medical travellers in Edmonton

Goba Care, a non-profit that supports Northwest Territories and Nunavut residents who have to travel to Edmonton for medical appointments, held a couple of events earlier this month.

Dehcho First Nations to draft its own land code after decades of talks with federal, territorial gov'ts

Dehcho First Nations says it's tired of waiting for the federal and territorial governments to recognize the Dehcho people's authority over their land and resources — so it's creating its own rules laying out how they can be used.

'The opportunities are endless': Tłı̨chǫ Highway opens, marking a new chapter for Whatì, N.W.T.

The Chief of Whatì, Northwest Territories will do something he’s never been able to do until today – get in a car and drive to Yellowknife on a road that’s open year-round.

The future of the Ekati diamond mine may be underwater

With the years ticking down on the future of two of the Northwest Territories's biggest mines, one owner says the life expectancy may be increased through the use of a new technology to the North - underwater remote mining.

More closures likely at Stanton, says union rep, as N.W.T. health minister responds to nurses' letter

On Monday, the Northwest Territories’ health authority announced the hospital’s obstetrics unit will be temporarily shutting down due to staffing challenges. Tina Drew, the president of Local 11 North Great Slave Region of the Union of Northern Workers, expects others will follow.

School buses return to Inuvik after more than 2 decades

The Nihtat Gwich’in Council recently purchased two school buses after it received funding back in March through two federal funds. They start operating Monday, as students return to in-person learning at Inuvik's East Three Elementary and Secondary schools.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Diavik Diamond Mine

Rio Tinto announced Thursday it has completed a transaction to acquire Dominion Diamond Mine’s 40 per cent share of Diavik Diamond Mine, located about 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.

What it costs to live above the poverty line in Yukon and N.W.T.

A proposed tool to measure the poverty line in the Yukon and Northwest Territories shows large discrepancies between regions in the two territories and the rest of Canada.

Where's the money? N.W.T. nurses lay out demands in letter to MLAs

N.W.T. nurses say they have not been properly compensated during the pandemic and want the territorial government to do something about it — but it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Former N.W.T. civil servant says he told Jean Chrétien about abuse in residential schools in 1972

A former civil servant in the Northwest Territories says he personally told former prime minister Jean Chrétien about abuses in residential schools during a trip by the then-minister of Indian Affairs to the N.W.T. in 1972.

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