Walter Strong

Walter Strong is a CBC reporter and editor in Yellowknife. Reach him at

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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.

Yellowknife RCMP commander on his almost 12 years in the North

After nearly 12 years with Yellowknife RCMP, Insp. Alex Laporte is leaving the North. His most recent posting in Yellowknife was a detachment commander.

Spike in gold prices due to uncertainty, hedge against inflation, says mining economist

After floating around $1,300 USD an ounce for the past few years, gold rose to more than $1,800 an ounce in July, a level not seen since September 2011.

'Everything is connected': Aklavik's beluga whale harvest challenged on multiple fronts

The beluga whale harvest out of Aklavik, in the Northwest Territories, is down but not out. From a high of 35 whales harvested in 1981, it has hit zero twice in the past five years.

Illegal dumping at Yellowknife sandpits sparks citizen cleanup effort

The sandpits past the Yellowknife airport are not a dump, but some people treat them that way.

N.W.T. man convicted of murder to get court-appointed lawyer to consider possible appeal

Kevin Mantla’s application for a court-appointed to lawyer to help with his appeal was approved by the N.W.T. Supreme Court on Friday.