Richard Gleeson

Richard Gleeson is a reporter for CBC in Yellowknife. He covers a wide variety of issues, including politics, the justice system and the environment.

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Services ramping up for return of thousands of Yellowknifers

When thousands of Yellowknife evacuees begin returning home Wednesday afternoon, many basic services will be available but others they have become accustomed to will take a bit longer to get up and running again.

Forensic audit to be focus of Gwich'in assembly

Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik of the Gwich’in Tribal Council says he’s not deterred by criticism about a forensic audit. He says the audit shows some officials with Gwich’in organizations have used their authority to improperly enrich themselves financially.

Confusion in Inuvik, N.W.T., over wildfire evacuation notice

There was a lot of confusion about how close Inuvik, N.W.T., was to evacuating Thursday as winds pushed a nearby wildfire closer, choking the town with smoke.

Toll of senseless violence reviewed in Fort Good Hope sentencing

The terrible aftermath of a fatal stabbing in Fort Good Hope was laid bare in court there last week. Thadeus McNeely was sentenced to nine years in prison for manslaughter.

Some charges against Yellowknife residents in drug raid dropped

Some of the charges against two Yellowknife residents arrested after police seized a significant amount of crack cocaine have been dropped. Police say they seized 650 grams of crack cocaine, cash and other items associated with drug use in a search of a 48th Street home last September.

N.W.T.'s Great Bear River bridge construction delayed a year

One of the biggest and most remote bridge projects ever undertaken in the Northwest Territories is going to take longer to build and cost more than anticipated.

Yellowknife man accused of fatal drunk driving crash charged with impaired driving the day before

The Yellowknife man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident near High Level, Alta., on June 24 was charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving the day before in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T.

Trove of electronic records seized in lawsuit against Denesoline CEO

A receiver has hundreds of thousands of documents, emails and texts from the computers and electronic devices of a man accused of bilking Łutsel K'e Dene First Nation businesses out of millions of dollars.

Man who murdered N.W.T. RCMP officer permitted 3 escorted outings

Emrah Bulatci, who murdered an RCMP officer in Hay River, N.W.T., almost 16 years ago, has been permitted to make three escorted trips outside of prison.

Wellness workers helping Hay River and Kátł'odeeche evacuees make the best of a bad situation

For most people who experience emotionally difficult or shocking situations, the most important thing is to have someone to talk to, says a Yellowknife-based psychologist. Counsellors were made available to evacuees as soon as they arrived in Yellowknife.