Walter Strong

Walter Strong is an assignment producer with CBC News in Yellowknife. Reach him at

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In choosing whether to expel one of their own, N.W.T. MLAs face unprecedented decision

N.W.T. legislators face an unprecedented decision in whether to remove a fellow MLA from his election position, writes the CBC's Walter Strong.
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Climate change puts North Water Polynya, a source of Arctic life, in imminent danger

A keystone structure in Canada's High Arctic is under threat of collapse, and it would take with it a globally unique and fertile piece of the Arctic ecosystem, according to a new report published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Should the N.W.T. gov't build a $6M sobering centre in downtown Yellowknife?

The Northwest Territories government wants to commit an estimated $6 million to a new permanent day shelter and sobering centre in downtown Yellowknife. One nearby business owner says it's a bad idea.

Setting the (temperature) record straight in the Northwest Territories

During the heatwave at the end of June, Fort Smith recorded one of the hottest days ever recorded in the N.W.T. But it doesn't count as an official record.

Fort Smith had its hottest day in 80 years: preliminary data

Preliminary data from Environment Canada shows Fort Smith, N.W.T., hit 39.9 C on Wednesday, breaking 1941 record.

Federal court judge rules in favour of Acho Dene Koe First Nation member's complaint about election delay

Floyd Bertrand's complaint that the Acho Dene Koe First Nation chief and council did not have the right to postpone an election during the pandemic has won support from a federal court judge.

Ottawa blocks Chinese takeover of Nunavut gold mine project after national security review

TMAC Resources Inc. says that the Government of Canada has rejected a proposal for it to sell its Hope Bay gold project in Nunavut to Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd., a Chinese company.

Community radio and TV stations in Hay River temporarily off air

Community radio and TV stations in Hay River are temporarily off the air after the societies that run them learned power to the building they broadcast out of was to be cut .

Yellowknife pool reopening plan could be approved by end of next week

The City of Yellowknife's proposed plan to reopen the Ruth Inch Memorial Poll, which includes reduced capacity and specific time limits, is being reviewed by the territorial department of Health.

Crown calls for jail time for former girls' basketball coach in sexual assault of minor

Stephen Freake pleaded guilty earlier this year to a sex crime involving in minor. In N.W.T. Territorial Court Friday, a judge considered Freake's sentence.