Sidney Cohen


Sidney Cohen is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife.

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Why is Yellowknife having a vote-by-mail election?

Some residents say that rather than making voting easier, the changes to Yellowknife's electoral process are complicating a voting system that worked just fine.

Yellowknife school board elections draw few candidates

Nominations for the Yellowknife Catholic Schools and Yellowknife Education District No. 1 trustees were meant to close Monday, but when the list of nominees was released, the Catholic school board had only five candidates for seven trustee positions.

Rebecca Alty set to serve 2nd term as Yellowknife mayor

Nominations for Yellowknife mayor and city council closed at 3 p.m. on Monday, and no one stepped up to challenge Rebecca Alty in the race for mayor.

Sahtu leaders sign housing agreement with N.W.T. on final day of 2022 annual general meeting

Delegates at the three-day meeting in Norman Wells, N.W.T., discussed the need to support Sahtu students, to create job and travel opportunities for young people, to improve health care for their members, and to extend the Mackenzie Valley Highway.

Developer plans to convert Yellowknife's Bellanca Building into rental apartments

Borealis Development Inc. proposes converting the former federal government office building into a 72-unit apartment building, complete with a penthouse suite, gym and retail space at the ground level.

The Canol Trail cleanup is over — was it good enough?

Norman Yak'eula says more debris should be removed from the World War II-era route through the Mackenzie Mountains. The federal government says some objects on the trail aren't dangerous, and others have heritage value.

A boost to federal health transfers wouldn't be enough for N.W.T., says Premier Cochrane

How much would it cost to make Northwest Territories' health-care system comparable to systems in southern Canada? More than an extra $32 million, says Premier Caroline Cochrane.

'A very challenging time': What 2-plus years under a pandemic meant for N.W.T. student progress

For many students graduating in the Northwest Territories this year, more than half of their time in high school was spent under the dark cloud of COVID-19. What did it mean for their progress?

Water services restored as premier, MLAs set to visit Hay River, Kátł'odeeche First Nation

Water services are being restored in Hay River, N.W.T., as the premier, minister of municipal and community affairs, and MLAs for Hay River and the Dehcho region prepare to visit the flood-stricken community on Monday.

West Point First Nation in Hay River considering relocation, says band office employee

'This is going to be happening every year, and we can't be living like this anymore. We need change,' said Wendy Ross, who works for West Point First Nation’s band office and Finance department.