John Van Dusen

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

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N.W.T. wants to transform its commercial fishing industry. It needs the fishers first

This month, the territory’s department of Industry, Tourism and Investment issued a request for proposals for a marketing strategy to “assist in the transformation of the Great Slave Lake commercial fishery to a market-driven fishery.”

Co-accused testifies in Hay River murder trial

A key witness in the murder trial of a Hay River, N.W.T., man says James George Thomas was the one who suggested robbing Alexander Norwegian the night Norwegian died in December 2017.

8 days or 14? Here's what changes to N.W.T.'s self-isolation rules mean for territorial residents

If you’re fully vaccinated against COVD-19, and have travelled outside of the N.W.T. but have not left Canada, you can now potentially shorten your isolation period from 14 to 8 days. Here's how.

Judge issues publication ban in Hay River murder trial

Details of a murder trial involving a Hay River, N.W.T., man will remain under a publication ban for at least the next 10 months, an N.W.T. Supreme Court Justice ordered Monday.

Online Tłı̨chǫ language class sees enrolment rise during pandemic

The students are an eclectic group, including newcomers to Yellowknife, government workers and expectant mothers looking to pass the language on to their children.

Enterprise mayor, councillor resign

The N.W.T. hamlet's mayor resigned last week in a shroud of mystery, just a few months into his mandate and just a month after one of the hamlet's councillors stepped down.

MLAs push N.W.T. premier, cabinet for details on post-pandemic economic recovery plan

Some N.W.T. MLAs called for more details on the territorial government's post-pandemic recovery plan as the legislative assembly resumed sitting on Wednesday.

Yellowknife immigration consultant files defence, countersues former client

A Yellowknife immigration consultant allegedly told his Chinese client that if he purchased $1 million worth of shares of Fortune Minerals Ltd., the mining company would offer him a job and help him immigrate to the Northwest Territories.

Frozen in time: Yellowknife artist preserves snowflakes, repurposes them into jewelry

It wasn’t until Dalhai Vela was in her 30s that she experienced her first snowfall. It started an obsession that led her to come up with a process of capturing and preserving them, then using a single frozen flake to create jewelry.

How 3 friends transformed this frozen Yellowknife lake into a 'winter wonderland'

Range Lake in Yellowknife is home this winter to a skate path, nine hockey rinks and two cross-country ski trails, in part to the work of three friends.