Steve Silva

Video journalist

Steve Silva is a video journalist for CBC News based in Iqaluit. He has journalism degrees from Ryerson University and Columbia University. He has reported in five provinces and three territories in Canada. He can be reached at:

Latest from Steve Silva

Thicken sea ice by trickling water on it? Company plans to test machine for that in Nunavut

A Welsh company plans to test a wind-powered machine in Nunavut next winter that, if successful, will thicken sea ice as part of an effort to keep it around longer.

Place name with Indigenous slur near Iqaluit needs to be replaced, women's advocacy group says

A Nunavut women’s advocacy group says the official name of a group of islands containing an Indigenous slur relatively close to Iqaluit needs to be replaced.

Iqaluit says boil water advisory likely to last several days

Iqaluit is under a city-wide boil-water advisory, the latest in a series of water issues in the Nunavut capital over the past six months.

Iqaluit studio, TV show with unprecedented budget for Nunavut in the works

A new studio in Iqaluit and the most expensive TV production ever in Nunavut are in the works for 2023, co-owners of a production company told a municipal government committee last month.

Key vacant position in Nunavut gov't holding up making traditional place names official

Thousands of traditional place names in Nunavut that have been used for generations won't become official any time soon because the key government position that determines them — the toponymist — is still vacant after more than a year.

Nunavut woman makes COVID-19 diagnosis public to help protect others

A woman who moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, last month and tested positive for COVID-19 said she made her diagnosis public on social media to help protect others.

How Yukon gained more COVID-19 vaccine doses than it wasted in first leg of rollout

Of the 48,791 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered or meant to be administered in Yukon between January and April, 137 were wasted — 0.28 per cent.

2021 Dawson City Music Festival postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

A 'bite-sized' version of the 43rd annual event was originally scheduled for July 16-18, but was postponed by the board after a direct appeal from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Chief and Council earlier this week.

2021 Yukon River Quest cancelled due to rising water levels, safety concerns

This year's Yukon River Quest — a 715-kilometre journey from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon — was cancelled Tuesday, hours before it was scheduled to start on Wednesday.

Yukon reports 3rd COVID-19 death, announces new case at elementary school

The Yukon government reported on Monday that an unvaccinated Yukoner with COVID-19 has died, and that a student at Elijah Smith Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.