Hilary Bird


Hilary Bird is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife. She has been reporting on Indigenous issues and politics for almost a decade and has won several national awards for her work. Hilary can be reached at hilary.bird@cbc.ca

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Highway from Alberta to N.W.T. reopened

Alberta 511, which is responsible for the Alberta government's official road reports, announced that Highway 35 between High Level, Alta., and the N.W.T. border had reopened Friday morning.

Bill to scrap plan for N.W.T. 'superboard' one step closer to becoming law

A bill scrapping the previous federal government’s move to replace regional land and water boards in the Northwest Territories with a so-called superboard is one step closer to becoming law.

N.W.T.'s barge season to get an 'early start' to make up for cancelled shipments

Officials with the N.W.T.’s Marine Transportation Services say they will be getting an 'early start' this shipping season to ensure delivery of hundreds of tonnes of overdue cargo to Paulaktuk, Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay.

First Nations, lawyers fight day school agreement, say process is being rushed

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and a group of law firms from across Canada are fighting to overhaul the proposed Indian Day School Settlement Agreement. They're applying for intervener status to argue against the proposed agreement in Federal Court.

New report gives thumbs up to Indigenous employment in Nunavut mines

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says employers looking to hire — and keep — northern Indigenous employees could learn from Canadian gold mining company, Agnico Eagle.

Lutselk'e sues former town official for $22K in 'unauthorized payments'

The Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation claims it discovered an unauthorized payment made by senior administrative officer Murtaza Gurmani to an unknown business for just over $17,500 and he charged $5,000 worth of furniture to the band without permission.

What 5 northerners remember about Indian day school

Some have fond memories of Indian day school, while others remember taunting, a strange language and abuse. After news of a settlement with the federal government, five northerners shared their stories with CBC.

What you need to know about the Indian Day School settlement

After the federal government's announcement about a settlement in the case, CBC spoke to lawyer Bob Winogron about who's eligible, how they apply, and how long it will take.

Killing wolves won't save caribou herds, experts say

Wildlife researchers are calling the Government of the Northwest Territories incentive for wolf hunters a political 'distraction.'

$2K fine for woman who drove truck into Yellowknife's Sushi Café

A woman who crashed a pickup truck into a Yellowknife restaurant last summer has been fined $2,000 and is prohibited from driving for two years.

N.W.T. gov't never asked for more security lines at Yellowknife airport: CATSA

Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann was questioned in the legislature Wednesday about long lines at the Yellowknife Airport.

Members call for change in UNW leadership, others applaud executives

Weeks of a tense labour dispute between the Union of Northern Workers and the government of the Northwest Territories has union members divided on the conduct and future of the UNW’s leadership.

No strike on Monday for N.W.T. gov't workers

The government of the Northwest Territories and the Union did not reach a tentative agreement after two days of mediation, but there won't be a strike on Monday.

Internal UNW strike plan targets MLAs who voted against binding arbitration

An Union of Northern Workers internal document obtained by CBC says the union plans to target MLAs who voted down a motion calling for the Northwest Territories government to agree to binding arbitration.

Did it for his mother: Diamond thief gets 18 months for N.W.T.'s biggest heist

The man behind what a judge has described as the largest theft in the history of the Northwest Territories has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for theft over $5,000.