Emily Blake

Emily Blake is a reporter for CBC News, based in Yellowknife. She has worked on and off as a journalist for the past 10 years and her work has appeared in a number of Canadian print, radio and online publications. She covers a range of topics including health, gender, justice and climate change. You can reach her at emily.blake@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @BlakeEmily.

Latest from Emily Blake

'Elusive' freshwater Alaska seals one of a kind, says study

New research on the United State’s only known population of freshwater seals has found they’re unique.

Baby muskox found near Gahcho Kué mine reunited with family

A baby muskox found by workers on Gahcho Kué mine property in the N.W.T. was reunited with a group of muskox.

Facebook rejects ads for traditional Inuit knives, calling them 'weapons'

An artist in Yellowknife says Facebook is culturally discriminating against Inuit after the site rejected his ads selling uluit, Inuit tools.

Meet one of the real lacrosse players behind the film The Grizzlies

The film follows a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, depicting their struggles, as they gain a sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse.

'Lies, deceit, and betrayal': Nunavut lawyer pleads guilty to forgery, marrying 2 women

James Morton, who has law offices in Nunavut and Ontario, has pleaded guilty to forging divorce documents and illegally married a second woman when he was already married.

Culinary grad from Cambridge Bay makes hometown proud

Tasha Tologanak is hoping to bring her culinary skills back home to the North after graduating from the culinary arts program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.

NWT Human Rights Commission backs call for accessibility legislation

The NWT Human Rights Commission is supporting the development of accessibility legislation in the territory after a woman has called for the move to make the North barrier-free.

The Radium Franklin to get a new lease on life

An historic tugboat is being restored to its former glory in Hay River, N.W.T.
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Indigenous man overcame homophobia, co-founds first LGBTQ+ group in Squamish, B.C.

When Trevor Blackman-Wulff was growing up in Squamish B.C., he didn’t fit the mould in the small logging town located between Vancouver and Whistler. Blackman-Wulff remembers being five years old and hearing his grandparents joke about “fags and Indians” at the dinner table.

Fossilized 'riot of worms' in N.W.T. rocks make scientists rethink ancient sea life

The discovery of fossilized worm burrows in ancient rocks from the the Northwest Territories is challenging what scientists have long thought about prehistoric life deep under the ocean.

Meet the Yellowknife man who's been raising and racing pigeons for a decade

Norm Pottinger has been raising and breeding pigeons in Yellowknife for the last 10 years. He enters them in racing competitions all over the world.

Next Up up North: 3 Northerners make longlist of CBC Comedy contest

‘It’s a very underrepresented region and I think there’s a lot of awesome funny people that come from here.’

Police escort unruly passenger off Canadian North flight bound for Edmonton

A passenger on a Canadian North flight from Yellowknife was escorted off the plane by police at the Edmonton International Airport Thursday night, after he refused to take his seat prior to landing.

1 year in, Yukon advocates reflect on Gladue report pilot project

Representatives from the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the Yukon Legal Services Society say the pilot program has provided a structured way to get necessary information before the courts.

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage

The 47th annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday, with a number of changes from years past.