Avery Zingel


Avery Zingel is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife. She is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism and Political Science. Email her at avery.zingel@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @averyzingel.

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Colville Lake builds 2 shacks on the land to prep for possible 2nd wave of COVID-19

As a possible second wave of COVID-19 looms over Canada, the community of Colville Lake, N.W.T., is prepared to keep people safe by doing what they have always done — live off the land.

New Dene media company puts Indigenous narratives first, founder says

The goal for Dene Media is to put Indigenous narratives at the forefront of storytelling and academia. Founder Tyra Moses wants youth to feel empowered in their nationhood through those histories.

Yellowknife Islamic group helps fundraise for Beirut after deadly explosion

Rami Kassem's nephew narrowly avoided the deadly explosion that killed more than 100 people, and injured and displaced thousands last week — he was home sick from work that day.

Suspending water quality monitoring during pandemic a 'serious oversight,' says expert

'The fact that the federal government has, on the quality side, not done any monitoring during the pandemic, is a serious oversight with huge impact,' says former N.W.T. environment minister Michael Miltenberger.

How the N.W.T. is reducing addictions harm during COVID-19

The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife counsels at least 285 people, but COVID-19 has isolated many of those clients from badly needed in-person services.

Family of young mother who died attends bail hearing of man charged for fatal Behchoko crash

Steven Theriault evaded police for more than a month before he was caught in Edmonton and returned to the N.W.T. where he faces several charges related to an April 22 car crash near Behchokǫ̀.

Lutsel K'e Dene say N.W.T. gov't could destroy long-sought lodge business

Chief Darryl Marlowe says the Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation is now trapped in a "bureaucratic mess of the GNWT’s own creation."

Some COVID-19 restrictions lift in the N.W.T., starting now

Some restrictions have been immediately lifted in the N.W.T. as the territory enters phase one of its COVID-19 recovery plan.

Latest results put Yellowknife City Gold project closer to target gold potential, says Gold Terra

Gold Terra has published the latest results from a winter drill program near Yellowknife. The results show potential but company still a ways away from considering feasibility study.

'She was loved': Relatives gather in Tulita, N.W.T., for Breanna Menacho and for justice

Breanna Menacho was an auntie, a sister, a daughter, and a granddaughter — and she was so loved, says her family.

Indigenous Innovation Initiative will award up to $250K to projects for gender equality

The newly launched Indigenous Innovation Initiative is seeking project proposals that advance gender equality in Indigenous communities, and can award up to $250,000 per project.

Fort Resolution school offers students drive-in internet

Most of the Deninu School's students have limited or no access to the internet, but the Fort Resolution, N.W.T. school has a plan for that.

Qamanirjuaq caribou adapt to early spring: University of Alberta study

University of Alberta research used satellite collar data which shows the Qamanirjuaq herd is migrating earlier, calving earlier, and leaving their calving grounds earlier.

Squatters encroach on traditional life, and Yellowknives Dene is mapping the problem

Yellowknives Dene are turning to GIS mapping to identify hundreds of suspected squatters, which are displacing trappers, hunters and fishers from traditional activities.

COVID-19 is making the N.W.T.'s many problems more urgent, finance minister tells feds

Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek says the social and economic vulnerability of the Northwest Territories is “stark” under COVID-19, and that the federal government must help.