Marilyn Robak

Senior Producer

Marilyn Robak is the Senior Producer for CBC North, based in Yellowknife. She's spent most of her working life in big cities, but was able to revive her passion for gardening and foraging when she moved to Yellowknife 11 years ago.

Latest from Marilyn Robak

South Slave drug trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

An N.W.T. judge sentenced a woman from Fort Resolution to three years in prison for drug trafficking, saying she sold enough to be considered a “wholesaler.”

Yellowknife's St Patrick's flea market finds new home after fire

After a serious fire last June, St. Patrick's church in Yellowknife has decided to reclaim the flea market space as a church hall and relocate the flea market to a building at Old Airport Road and the cemetery road.
Point of View

Charlie Furlong, Gwich'in leader, on getting and staying sober

Like many northerners his age, Charlie Furlong started drinking right after residential school. He learned to live sober, and shared his story with CBC for National Addictions Awareness Week.

'We've always been seen as a threat,' says former N.W.T. premier of RCMP surveillance revelations

This week it was revealed that the RCMP have been conducting extensive surveillance of protesters - many of them Indigenous people.
Point of View

How an N.W.T. woman quit drinking and stayed sober, in her own words

Fifteen months ago, Jasmine Hardisty of Fort Simpson got fed up with hangovers. She struggled to find meaningful a substitute for the booze crutch. She found it.

Yellowknife RCMP seek public's help in investigating 4 stabbings

A series of assaults in Yellowknife over the past three weeks have RCMP seeking information from the public, as well as warning people not to intervene if they witness an attack.

Spreading calm in troubled lives: Yoga grows in Nunavut

Kerry Lawson is starting to train new yoga instructors in Iqaluit, hoping it will spread to other communities in Nunavut.

Eat the weeds! You'll thank me later

CBC North's Senior Producer Marilyn Robak has always loved gardening, but like many, resents weeding. That is until she learned some of the peskiest weeds - ahem, those dang dandelions - are actually edible.