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 and international awards for her work. Hilary can be reached at hilary.bird@cbc.ca

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N.W.T. accountant turned 911 operator helps deliver baby over phone

A Yellowknife accountant who took a secondment as a 911 operator during the COVID-19 pandemic helped deliver a baby over the phone last month.

157 N.W.T. businesses receive CanNor's COVID-19 relief funding

Over 150 businesses in the Northwest Territories have received federal relief funding since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RCMP apologize after officer was asked to leave to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., says chief

Chief Danny Masuzumi said an inspector with the RCMP’s G Division travelled to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. Wednesday to apologize after the police force received harsh criticism from the community after it came to light that local officer, Const. Randy McKay, had pleaded guilty to sexual assault five years ago.

NTPC bills delayed, website still down nearly a month after cyberattack

Customers of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) may be getting their monthly power bill for May much later than expected.

RCMP officer 'afforded leave' from N.W.T. community after past sexual assault comes to light

The chief of Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., says an RCMP officer was asked to leave his community earlier this month, after it came to light the constable had pleaded guilty to sexual assault several years ago.

'Love and passion for sports': Lifelong N.W.T. athlete Robin Mercer-Sproule remembered

Robin Mercer-Sproule had a hand in advancing nearly every sport in the North, whether it was on the court or ice or as a coach or volunteer. She died May 16 after her second fight with cancer. She was 56.

'Thank you Yellowknife': Locals give truck-obsessed toddler an epic birthday parade

A group of Yellowknife businesses through an epic birthday parade for truck-obsessed Iiro Armitage's second birthday.

'Northern icon': Yellowknife remembers Les Rocher

Legendary Yellowknife real estate and property developer Les Rocher is being remembered as a 'northern icon.' Over his decades in the North, Rocher owned swathes of land and property across Yellowknife: shacks and cabins in the city’s Old Town, a modular home subdivision on Kam Lake, and several downtown buildings.

Finding isolation tough? One N.W.T. foster mom shares her challenges and tips

Like most parents, Claire's top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is making sure her kids are happy and safe. But that’s a difficult task when you’re a foster mother to five high-needs children under the age of 11.

Demolition of Northern Frontier Visitors Centre begins

Crews are working on tearing down parts of the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre interior this week. Demolition of the outside of the building will begin next week.

Spill at Behchoko sewage lagoon was treated sewage, not raw, chief says

One million litres of sewage that spilled out of the Behchoko sewage lagoon earlier this week was treated not raw, the community's chief says.

Isolation at sobering centre helping people curb alcohol use, organizers say

While MLA’s and advocates have spoken out against the NWT Disabilities Council for closing its day-shelter services, the council says its new quarantine program has helped more than 20 people decrease their alcohol and drug use.

Legendary N.W.T. skiing sisters to star in Molly of Denali episode

After years of work and waiting, Sharon Firth and her late sister Shirley will be immortalised Saturday as cartoons on the latest episode of Molly of Denali.

Territorial senators join fight against federal wage subsidy eligibility requirements

On Tuesday, Nunavut Senator, Dennis Patterson, N.W.T. Senator Margaret Dawn Anderson and Yukon Senator Pat Duncan issued a press release saying they had 'pushed in vain' to get Ottawa to change the program’s eligibility requirements before Bill C-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was passed.

Need a mask? These N.W.T seamstresses have you covered

A group of N.W.T. seamstresses gathered up their leftover materials and have handed out hundreds of homemade fabric masks for free to seniors, the immunocompromised and health and essential workers.