Mackenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott is a CBC North reporter based in Inuvik.

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New Indigenous leadership award honours life of Kristine McLeod

The award will recognize Indigenous N.W.T. residents who have shown "outstanding" leadership in honour of the late deputy grand chief of the Gwich’in Tribal Council.

Aboriginal sports scholarship winner turns to coaching to make bigger impact in her community

Davina McLeod was recently awarded a scholarship from the Aboriganl Sports Circle NWT.

Gov't management of Inuvik's warming centre and homeless shelter under criticism

The territory's management of Inuvik's warming centre, and its homeless shelter, is under criticism.

Local MLAs confirm COVID-19 case in Inuvik, 3 days after public notices go up

There was confusion in Inuvik on Monday when no COVID-19 case was announced in the daily update from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO). Aurora College had begun to inform students of a COVID-19 exposure on Saturday.

Global car shortage puts brakes on northern car rentals

There is currently a car shortage around the globe, and it's impacting car rental companies and car dealerships. Driving Force's Pacific region manager Ben Mercier says the root of the shortage is not just because vehicles aren't being produced, it's due to a shortage in computer chips.

Royal Canadian Navy ship completes Northwest Passage journey for first time since 1954

HMCS Harry DeWolf sailed through the Northwest Passage to complete training exercises and strengthen relationships with communities in the Arctic.

N.W.T. father, son travel 2,000 km for cancelled surgery in Edmonton

Tyrone Raddi and his 17-year-old son travelled from Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., to Edmonton to get surgery only for it to be cancelled on the day it was scheduled to take place. They're not the only northerners facing delays in health care due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

How floor repair of Inuvik's 'igloo church' could offer deeper look into North's permafrost

The repair of a cement floor in an iconic church in Inuvik is providing scientists with an opportunity to learn more about permafrost and mitigating the impact of its freeze-thaw cycle on buildings.

'Covid Killer Express' bus hits Inuvik's roads to educate underhoused about vaccines

Inuvik’s "Covid Killer Express," a hospital bus that transported the COVID-19 vaccines to communities in the region, is back on the road and this time it's targeting the town's underhoused population.

Inuvik warming centre reopens as temperatures begin to drop

The housing corporation is now running the warming centre on an interim basis in collaboration with other organizations in town. For the time being, the shelter is staying open from midnight to 8 a.m., with prospects of extending those hours.