Laura Busch

Reporter

Laura Busch is a reporter and web writer based in Yellowknife.

Latest from Laura Busch

Almod Diamond factory processes first batch of diamonds in Yellowknife

Almod Diamonds' new facility in Yellowknife has cut and polished its first shipment of rough diamonds from De Beers, the company announced Tuesday. The factory was initially expected to open in 2016, but faced delays.

Yellowknife Northwestel employees struggle for answers as jobs move to Whitehorse

Northwestel is moving technical support staff from Yellowknife to Whitehorse, which has left affected employees wondering for months about their future at the company. 

New leader takes reins of Indigenous health group in Yellowknife

Wilbert Cook, executive director of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, had been on the job for less than two weeks when he spoke with CBC News at the foundation’s Healing Camp last Friday. 

Number of Chinese visitors eclipses other international travellers to N.W.T.

Chinese visitors to the territory surpassed Japanese for the first time in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Last year, that margin widened dramatically. Two-and-a-half times more Chinese visitors arrived in the 2018-19 fiscal year than Japanese visitors. 

Yellowknife bylaw manager no longer on the job

After six months on the job, Yellowknife’s Municipal Enforcement Division manager has left his position. Jason Card started the job April 1, and is “no longer an employee with the City of Yellowknife, effective Oct. 17, 2019."

'He marched to the beat of his own drum': Fort Simpson celebrates life of hard-working artist

A gathering will be held in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., this afternoon to celebrate the life of musician and businessman Lindsay 'Kiwi' Waugh, who died Oct. 9 at 73 years old.

'The status quo is unacceptable': N.W.T. politicians debut priorities

Newly-elected territorial politicians began their first day of orientation in Yellowknife on Tuesday by sitting down to breakfast with Indigenous leadership. They also outlined their priorities in a rare round table before their term begins.

'You never know if you're going to get it': Unpredictable river system a challenge for barge deliveries

As the 2019 barging season winds to a close, a look at how service disruptions are impacting communities and what could be contributing to these disruptions.

'Gut punch' of crashing bird populations no surprise for retired Yellowknife biologist

There has been a dramatic decline of birds across North America since 1970. The largest loss is 3.2 billion migratory songbirds, many of which travel to the North to nest and raise their young. 

Faulty bathroom fan to blame for fire at Yellowknife Catholic School Board office

A fire on March 15, 2018, at the Yellowknife Catholic School Board office originated in a bathroom ceiling fan that had been left on overnight after staff had gone home, according to the N.W.T. fire marshal’s investigation report. 

now