Luke Carroll


Luke Carroll is a journalist with CBC News in Yellowknife who has previously worked in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Luke is originally from Brockville, Ont., and moved to Yellowknife in May 2020. He can be reached at

Latest from Luke Carroll

Ron Barlas takes credit for Denesoline's achievements, applies for lawsuit to be dismissed

The former CEO of Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s economic arm says he grew the operation financially thanks to his ‘efforts, reputation and connections’.

Fort Simpson residents with no access to cash as bank closure stretches weeks

Residents of Fort Simpson, N.W.T. are unable to access any cash as the only bank in town has been closed for over two weeks.

Hay River residents return home after month-long evacuation

After over a month of being away from home, Hay River, N.W.T., residents got the green light to return home starting Saturday morning. 

Hay River businesses prepare for customers to return

Businesses in Hay River, N.W.T., are preparing for when the general public is allowed to return, which could be as early as Sunday.

Northview renters in Yellowknife discover default tenant insurance won't cover evacuation costs

Yellowknife evacuees who were relying on the tenants insurance that is automatically provided to them by their landlord, Northview, were informed that their living expenses during the evacuation will not be covered because their property wasn't damaged.

Fort Smith, N.W.T., mayor says town meeting on Monday will determine possible return date

The mayor of Fort Smith, N.W.T. says the town will be having a meeting on Sept. 11 to discuss the return plan for the community.

Evacuation order lifted for Kakisa, N.W.T.

Residents of the N.W.T.'s smallest community were told they could return home on Saturday, after an evacuation order was downgraded to an alert.

Returning Yellowknife residents forced to get creative with no vacancy in High Level, Alta.

Yellowknife residents planning to head home this week are finding alternative accommodations at a popular pit stop. Hotels in High Level, Alta., are fully booked up.
In Depth

Yellowknife never had a plan for a city-wide evacuation

The City of Yellowknife did not have a concrete, public plan for a full-scale evacuation of the city before it was forced to put one into action last month.

No highway fire risk expected as public prepares Yellowknife return

Wildfires are not expected to pose challenges along the route from Alberta up into the N.W.T. as people make their way back to homes in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and along the Ingraham Trail in the coming days, according to the territorial government.