Walter Strong

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Court amends injunction against striking City of Yellowknife workers

An N.W.T. Supreme Court judge has amended a legal injunction against striking City of Yellowknife workers. There's no longer any limit on the number of workers who can be on picket lines in the city.

Yellowknife gymnastics club to close Saturday after union calls for job action at facility

The president of the Yellowknife gymnastics club says the club will close Saturday after he and others saw a union memo indicating there would be a strike line at the club's location.

Internal memo outlines Yellowknife union demands, including 5% wage increase

An internal memo to striking city of Yellowknife workers obtained by the CBC outlines the union’s demands.

No money to include the North in next international survey of literacy and numeracy

The next international survey of adult literacy and numeracy would have provided a snapshot of the North more than 10 years after the first survey. But there's no money for the North to participate this time.

N.W.T. median household incomes highest in Canada, but numbers vary widely by community

Median household incomes vary widely across the Northwest Territories according to the latest data published by the NWT Bureau of Statistics, but overall they exceed the national average by a wide margin.

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.
In Depth

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.
In Depth

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.