Curtis Mandeville

Curtis Mandeville is a reporter for CBC North based in Yellowknife. He is from Fort Resolution, N.W.T.

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Revamped men's healing program draws criticism from advocates

The future of a crucial men’s healing program remains unclear as the Government of the Northwest Territories tries to figure out how to keep it going.

'With a heavy heart,' Yellowknife's Lenny Burger to close barely 5 months after opening

Yellowknife's Lenny Burger was the much anticipated replacement for the former KFC. Now, after only five months, the business has announced it will shut down on June 10.

Discomfort, 'real feelings' felt by Yellowknifers during exercise about history of Indigenous North Americans

Participants of the 'blanket exercise' stand on blankets that represent North America. As the exercise goes on, the blankets are separated, as are the people - similar to what happened to Indigenous people when the European settlers came to the continent.

NWT Métis Nation seeks $120M in compensation for 80 years of lost hunting rights in nat'l park

Citing lost hunting rights in Wood Buffalo National Park dating back to 1922, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation is seeking $120 million in compensation; it also wants the story of how their rights were extinguished included in the park's history.

N.W.T. health dept. didn't know Kam Lake is being regularly tested for arsenic

'For some reason it wasn't mentioned, or if it was, we didn't pay attention to it,' said Dr. Andre Corriveau, who issued a public health advisory based on newly unearthed data from 1989 last week.

Yellowknife child in stable condition in Edmonton after fall

A young Yellowknife boy is in stable condition after the Yellowknife fire department responded to "a medical concern of a child falling from a specific height" on Sunday.

Yellowknife athlete sets 5 territorial track records

A Yellowknife athlete pulled off a rare feat earlier this month, winning the Alberta provincial track and field championships - and setting five N.W.T. records in the process.

Yellowknife city council debates employment program for homeless

On Monday, city council debated how to use $50,000 set aside in the 2017 budget for a new Homelessness Employment Program.
In Depth

'I'm not a bad person:' Recognizing impacts of childhood trauma in the justice system

Michael Abel says childhood abuse fuelled his anger and rage in adulthood. He is now in a detox program and says 'It’s very important I start speaking the truth and seeking help.'

Unusual warm February weather hits most of the N.W.T

It is not uncommon in the Northwest Territories to have a few days of warmer weather here and there throughout the winter season. However, this winter seems to have had a few more warmer days, and more frequently than normal.

New campaign urges N.W.T. residents to drop bottled water

A new campaign by a local environmental group is encouraging Northwest Territories residents to turn on their taps and stop buying bottled water.

N.W.T. offender Beverley Villeneuve to serve manslaughter sentence in Edmonton

Despite an N.W.T. Supreme Court judge’s recommendation that Beverley Villeneuve serve her sentence for manslaughter in the Northwest Territories, she will be sent to the Edmonton Institution for Women because the territory does not provide federal corrections programming for women.

9-year-old N.W.T. artist follows father's footsteps, one brush stroke at a time

Joshua Wedzin has watched his father, well-known Tlicho artist James Wedzin, paint the northern landscape. Now the youngster is creating — and selling — his own works of art.

Stats show glaring gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment rates in the N.W.T.

A major gap in employment remains between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents in the Northwest Territories, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada.

Yellowknife woman encourages accessible transit users to demand money back from City Hall

The City of Yellowknife lowered fares for accessible and agreed to pay people the difference they paid from September to January. However, Elizabeth Portman would like for everyone to be compensated prior to September.