Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi is 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 focuses on Yellowknife city council, and goings-on in the city. You can get in touch with Gabriela at or on twitter @GabrielaPanza.

Latest from Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

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. 

Neighbours renew call for 24-hour security at Yellowknife's sobering, day centre

A neighbour of Yellowknife’s downtown sobering and day centre is renewing her call for full-time security at the facility, after a man who was assaulted outside the centre died. 

Summer telecommunication outages cost Yellowknife economy $10M, says chamber

Two telecommunication outages in Yellowknife over the summer have cost the local economy close to $10 million, estimates the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce. 

Yellowknife's sobering, day centre needs more programs, better services, report states

A program evaluation of Yellowknife's joint sobering and day centre in downtown Yellowknife looked at how things are currently done at the centre, the program's strengths and challenges, and how effective it is. 

'He has flown away from us': Northern flying legend Rocky Parsons dies at 92

Northern flying legend Brock 'Rocky' Parsons, whose adventures included flying a Twin Otter to the North Pole 3 times, has died at the age of 92. 

'Nothing was being done': N.W.T. First Nation developing caribou stewardship plan

The Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation wants to take caribou management more fully into their own hands.

Thaidene Nene park final agreement set to be signed, but YKDFN isn't on board

After close to two decades, a final agreement on the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is set to be signed in Lutselk'e, N.W.T., on July 25, but the Yellowknives Dene First Nation chief still has questions.

Treaties, teaching, and reconciliation: What's on the agenda for the Dehcho Assembly

Grand Chief Gladys Norwegian says the Dehcho First Nations have much to discuss in their annual assembly, including Treaty 11.

'It's a desperately needed program': homeless find housing in Behchoko

Four people experiencing homelessness in Behchoko are getting housing through the territorial government’s Northern Pathways to Housing program.

Path to reconciliation considered by Yellowknife city council

The City of Yellowknife is getting close to finishing a document laying out plans for making the city more inclusive and respectful toward Indigenous people.

Gov't program helping disabled people violates Charter of Rights and Freedoms, group says

The N.W.T Autism Society says a territorial government program discriminates against some disabled people and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Akaitcho process expected to be finalized in a year, says negotiator

After 19 years, the Akaitcho land claim and self-government processes may soon be finalized, according to the community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.