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

Scientists discover new chlamydia cousin deep under Arctic Ocean

Scientists have discovered a new kind of chlamydia-related bacteria deep under the Arctic Ocean — but they say it’s not a cause for concern. 

Reflecting on Yellowknife's 1st Indigenous relations advisor

The city of Yellowknife made history in September 2018 when it hired its first ever Indigenous relations advisor — but a year and a half later, the job has been eliminated. Now people are reflecting on the short-lived position. 

New power plant approved for Arctic Bay

The minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation has approved a new Arctic Bay power plant project in Nunavut, something the corporation says is sorely needed.
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Yellowknife hotel with 'slave' in name stokes conversation on reclaiming Indigenous names

The name of a new hotel in Yellowknife is highlighting an ongoing conversation about name reclamation in the North.

Some N.W.T. day home operators say they won't take in foster children amid concerns with system

Some day home workers in the Northwest Territories say they’re hesitant to take in foster children after their experiences with the territory’s beleaguered child welfare system.

Joy, love and the Grand River: How gourmet Nigerian chocolate made it to Hagersville

Shola Ekperigin is making Nigerian chocolate with a message in Hagersville.

'We're not getting the support we need': N.W.T. foster care employees speak out

Child protection workers in the Northwest Territories say they’re overworked and not getting the support they need as they face fierce public criticism from foster families.

Why some Indigenous people see themselves in Star Wars icon Baby Yoda

Indigneous fans in particular are claiming Baby Yoda as one of their own from memes and jewelry to artwork and clothing. 

From Norway to New Zealand: Woman maps spots Yellowknifers rang in 2020

A woman who moderates a Facebook group where people post memories about Yellowknife has created a world map with members' locations in over 160 communities worldwide.

'My work is not finished': François Paulette named officer of Order of Canada

Denesuline Elder François Paulette is being recognized for his longtime contributions to treaty and Indigenous rights and his promotion of circumpolar health research. 

From orphaned moose to a feisty swan: CBC North's top animal stories of 2019

Every year, many of CBC North's most widely read and shared stories involve animal encounters, capers and captures. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of our favourites from 2019.

Small streams play critical role in survival of brown bears, study finds

A new stud says while small streams are home to only about 20 per cent of the salmon in the Wood River basin watershed, they account for half of the salmon brown bears eat.

Canadian Arctic once home to vibrant forests, ancient fossils show

Ancient plant fossils are helping scientists predict what the Arctic could look like as the climate rapidly warms, according to a new study.

Yellowknife students urge government to declare climate emergency

Students and residents gathered in front of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Friday to compel the government to declare a climate change emergency.

De Beers defends Snap Lake mine closure and reclamation plan

De Beers Canada is defending its plan to close and reclaim its Snap Lake diamond mine following questions about the science behind its proposal.