Katie Toth


When Katie Toth isn't hosting CBC North's weekend show, she is a multimedia journalist based in Yellowknife. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School in 2014, Toth's first full-time journalism job was at the historic Village Voice (RIP) in New York City. She has also contributed to National Public Radio, VICE and Motherboard.

Latest from Katie Toth


Take a staycation, but 'stay on our game,' says N.W.T. top doctor

As the sun shines longer and restrictions in place because of COVID-19 ease, Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola says people should enjoy the time with family and friends, but avoid the temptation “to get comfortable.”

Those temporarily housed during COVID-19 pandemic in N.W.T. still need homes

The N.W.T. housing minister says there is no concrete plan in place for those temporarily housed during the COVID-19 crisis.

'Be kind to yourself': Counsellor tells kids it's okay to struggle with change

Sharla Greenland helps students adjust to COVID-19 reality — while going through a "learning curve" of her own.

N.W.T. plan to reopen economy is coming 'very soon,' top doctor says

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola urged the territory to "hang on just a little while longer" and said the territory was considering "friendship bubbles" and business reopenings.
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Troubled polar cruise company says it's $29.5M in debt

Nunavut's tourism association, the hamlets of Pangnirtung and Pond Inlet, and what is now Canadian North are all owed money from One Ocean Expeditions, according to public documents. The cruise company says it can't afford to pay.

Don't like moving? Try relocating your sinking house during a pandemic

As Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., braced for the health threat sweeping the globe, contractors moved four houses at risk of falling into the Arctic Ocean because of an eroding coast. 

N.W.T.'s new enforcement task force introduces itself

The deputy chief public health officer says his team has not yet fined anyone or brought any cases to the courts.

Nunavut baby's death while in mandatory self-isolation in Yellowknife hotel prompts investigation

Jackson Quince Agligoetok and dad Jason Agligoetok had been in Yellowknife for medical care at Stanton Territorial Hospital for weeks. Jackson died last week.

Can't pay rent because of COVID-19? N.W.T. government will let you pay later

Residential tenants in the Northwest Territories who are unable to pay their rent because of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will now be able to defer their payments until a later date — without risking eviction.

Here's what N.W.T. constituents want during the pandemic, in MLAs' own words

As the Northwest Territories races to prepare for COVID-19, phones have been ringing off the hook for many legislators. 'I am busier than I’ve ever been in the four-and-a-half years I’ve been an MLA,' said Yellowknife Centre’s Julie Green. 'And the stakes are really high.'

Unmanned border gate causing concerns for Fort Liard leadership

All that separates the Northwest Territories from one of the country's most active provinces for COVID-19 — British Columbia — is an unmanned gate, and Fort Liard's leaders say that's a problem. 

Fort Liard hamlet and First Nation at odds over COVID-19 communication

The mayor in Fort Liard, N.W.T., and the band manager of the community's First Nation both say that the other side is failing to communicate in the middle of a pandemic. 

N.W.T. mental health workers concerned COVID-19 could limit access to services

Counsellors and social workers in the Northwest Territories are concerned that COVID-19 could drastically change access to mental health services.

This Nunavut mom came to Yellowknife to give birth. Now, her family's stuck and self-isolating

Angela Hogaluk and her family had come to Yellowknife from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, so she could give birth at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

Nunatsiaq News suspending print edition because of COVID-19

A press release from Nunatsiaq also says that while the company was making the decision, the printing plant the newspaper works with announced it was closing.