Sidney Cohen


Sidney Cohen is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife.

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Critics lay into N.W.T.'s shifting approach to shelter, isolation during Yellowknife outbreak

A former shelter worker says an outbreak among Yellowknife’s shelter clients may have played out differently had the government stuck to its earlier plans.
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N.W.T. gov't absent, yet enabling, as Northview grew

Nearly 46 per cent of Northview's base commercial revenues come from leases with the N.W.T., Nunavut and federal governments, but when the company was acquired by two Toronto real estate giants last fall, government leaders barely said a word.

N.W.T.'s Liberal MP to seek re-election, no other candidates have officially announced yet

Michael McLeod's campaign team confirmed that the MP from Fort Providence will run for a third term. He's the only candidate to officially announce a bid in N.W.T. so far.

'Hope is not a plan': Northerners call for action after harrowing UN climate report

After a summer of record-breaking temperatures and floods in the North, findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are unsurprising for some northerners. Now they're renewing calls for drastic climate action.

New Dehcho First Nations grand chief vows to amplify voices, enhance transparency

West Point First Nation Chief Kenny Cayen was elected grand chief of the Dehcho First Nations by acclamation on Thursday at the 28th Dehcho Annual General Assembly.

N.W.T. integrity commissioner calls for inquiry into complaint against Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA

In his 137-page report, Integrity Commissioner David Phillip Jones concludes that Norn's alleged actions were neither trivial nor inadvertent. 

N.W.T. bishops apologize after Kamloops residential school discovery. Some say it's not enough

In the absence of a papal apology, the bishops of the Catholic Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese and Anglican Arctic Diocese offer their own apologies. But some say 'sorry' isn't enough.

'We're going to survive this': 100s take to Yellowknife streets to honour children found in Kamloops

The march started off at the Akaitcho Hall site, a former residential school in the city, and ended with a feeding the fire ceremony in Somba K'e Park.

Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce wants more from N.W.T.'s economic recovery plan

'There's not a whole lot that's new, and there's not a whole lot that's very specific,' says the chamber's president.

Picnic tables in a parking lot: N.W.T. gov't's response to Yellowknife's shuttered day shelter

People can visit the encampment beside the vacant Aspen Apartments to grab a bite to eat, store their belongings, and use the portable toilets, but they can’t nap comfortably or do laundry inside the building.