Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi was a CBC reporter based in Yellowknife. She worked in newsrooms in Toronto, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yellowknife for two years before joining CBC North in April 2017. Her coverage focused on Yellowknife city council, and goings-on in the city.

Latest from Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

Yellowknife students for sober driving celebrate 25 years of service

For nearly 25 years, teachers, parents, and a slew of volunteers with St. Patrick High School have been helping curb drunk driving in Yellowknife by giving party goers a ride home.

Dog lots, tourism, and the city's future: Yellowknifers weigh in on community plan

A plan on how to shape the City of Yellowknife over the next two decades is slowly getting closer to approval — but even after 18 months, some residents are still struggling to get on board. 

Yellowknife approves 1.6% tax hike, sunsets Indigenous relations advisor job

The city of Yellowknife’s budget for 2020-2021 comes with an increased tax rate of 1.63 per cent - far from the 8.5 per cent jump city officials initially pitched. 

Yellowknife's move to re-examine building a new pool 'a step backwards,' says swim club

A move by Yellowknife city council to re-examine whether to build a new aquatic centre or to renovate and expand on the existing one is a move in the wrong direction, according to the Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club. 

This N.W.T.-built home could cut energy bills by almost half, says not-for-profit

Bruce Elliott is building and selling energy efficient homes that have thicker walls and insulation throughout the whole structure to keep in the heat during frigid N.W.T. winters.

Tsiigehtchic to vote on lifting ban on booze again

In a case of deja vu for some residents in Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., the community is gearing up for a plebiscite on whether to scrap its prohibition on alcohol – after already voting in favour of lifting the ban back in 2018.

Niece says aunt assaulted in attempted Yellowknife robbery

A woman in Yellowknife said her aunt was sprayed twice with what appeared to be bear spray during an attempted robbery at her family’s store downtown Friday night. 

Beluga still 'healthy source of nutrition' despite presence of microplastics

A new study by Vancouver environmental group Ocean Wise says they've been found in Beluga whales in the Northwest Territories, near Tuktoyaktuk. For people who eat Beluga, this raises questions about what they're putting in their body.

New program to train 25 Indigenous people from the N.W.T. to be counsellors

The Dene Wellness Warriors are partnering with a school in Vancouver on a program that will train 25 Indigenous people from the Northwest Territories to be counsellors.

'She's not alone': Yellowknifers march to raise awareness about family violence

Around 30 people joined Yellowknife’s first Family Violence Awareness Month Solidarity March downtown Wednesday.

School bus, musical instruments damaged in Yellowknife school break-in

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating after Mildred Hall Elementary School was broken into over the weekend, causing thousands of dollars in damages to the school’s bus and some musical instruments. 

What to do if your pup gets quilled by a porcupine

More porcupine sightings have been reported in Yellowknife this year compared to previous years. What should you do if your furry friend meets a porcupine?

Northwestel looking to build fibre line under Great Slave Lake, offer unlimited internet

Northwestel is looking to build a fibre line under Great Slave Lake, following several telecommunication outages that left Yellowknife residents and businesses without internet for hours this summer. 

Yellowknife middle-schoolers surprised with trip to Edmonton for WE Day

Some students at William MacDonald Middle School in Yellowknife got a surprise on Thursday.

CRTC asks Northwestel to detail service outages across the North

There have been 40 outages, including five deemed 'major,' in the North since July of last year, according to information Northwestel sent to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 

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