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Operating room nurses decry 'unsustainable' conditions at Stanton Territorial Hospital

Nurses in the Northwest Territories are again calling for solutions to a staffing crisis that their union claims is creating unsustainable working conditions.

'This is what our communities used to be like': Hide camp returns to N.W.T. after 3-year hiatus

Dene Nahjo, a collective dedicated to creating spaces that help Indigenous people reconnect to cultural knowledge, hosted a hide camp in Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation, the first such camp to run since 2019.

'Always thinking of others': Friends and colleagues remember former N.W.T. MLA Alfred Moses

Friends and former colleagues are remembering Alfred Moses as a passionate community advocate, a leader, a lover of sports and a family man. Many learned of his death Tuesday.

De Beers fined $350,000 for diesel spill at former N.W.T. mine site

About 1,100 litres of oil was released when an employee forgot to turn off a fuel tank valve in December of 2017. The court is recommending that some or all of the fine be paid to an organization seeking funding for an environmental project in the N.W.T.

Yukon issues travel advisory as wildfires, floods stretch already scant resources

Yukon residents and visitors are being asked to "seriously consider" their travel plans in the midst of wildfire and flood related road closures and evacuation alerts.

Climate change intensifying, not triggering, northern heat wave: climatologist

A heat warning is in effect for multiple N.W.T. communities. Senior climatologist Dave Phillips said there are many factors that impact weather conditions but that global warming is intensifying the heat and elongating its duration.

Hay River man sentenced to 11 years for manslaughter in the death of Alex Norwegian

Levi Cayen was sentenced to 11 years for manslaughter and seven years for robbery to be served concurrently. He is the last of four to be sentenced related to the death of Alex Norwegian. Norwegian was robbed, beaten and left to die on a remote road near Hay River, N.W.T., on Dec. 27, 2017.

Focus should be on rehabilitation, says Levi Cayen's lawyer during sentencing hearing

Defence lawyer Alan Regel argued Levi Cayen should be sentenced to time served and 18 months of probation. He said a federal sentence would be "counterproductive," expose Cayen to “bad influences” and further isolate him from his family.

Hay River man should serve 15 years for manslaughter, says Crown; victim's family lays out impact of crime

During the second day of a sentencing hearing for Levi Cayen, Crown prosecutor Duane Praught argued Cayen should be given a 10-year sentence for robbery and 15 years for manslaughter in the death of Alex Norwegian.

N.W.T. woman bails sewage out of her bathtub yearly, doesn't know where to turn for help

Every winter for the past five years, Łutselk'e, N.W.T., resident Mildred Lockhart finds sewage backed up in her bathtub, and her application to the government for funds to fix is was denied. MLA Richard Edjericon said it's an example of excessive barriers.