Katie Toth


Katie Toth is a reporter for CBC North based in Yellowknife. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School in 2014, Toth's first full-time journalism job was at the historic Village Voice in New York City. She has also contributed to National Public Radio, VICE and Motherboard.

Latest from Katie Toth

Inuvik man who claimed self-defence found guilty of killing polar bear without tag

A judge has ruled that Justin Elias, who killed a polar bear on an isolated island 148 kilometres from Inuvik, N.W.T., cannot claim self-defence because he got himself into the life-or-death situation.

N.W.T. releases plan to protect Bathurst caribou, but some fear it's too late

After years of compromise, discussion and debate, a range plan to protect the dwindling Bathurst caribou herd's lands from overdevelopment was approved by the Northwest Territories government this week.

Greenlanders stay chill as the world reacts to its heatwave

Some Greenlanders say they are aware that climate change is happening, but amidst the dramatic headlines, they’re describing subtler changes to the place they call home. 

Family of Hay River woman who died in B.C. moving forward

It’s been more than a year since Brittany Martel, who was from Hay River, N.W.T., was found dead near Merritt, B.C., and some members of her family are resigned to not having the answers they want.

Russian floating nuclear plant prepares for towing into Arctic seas

Russia’s controversial nuclear barge is ready to travel through the Arctic seas — and observers across the globe are watching.

First Words: Diga speaks Tlicho

Diga, who is from Behchoko, N.W.T. and is the lead singer of the rock band Digawolf, shares some of his favourite words in Tlicho.

Elizabeth May visits Yellowknife, calls for ban on new oil and gas business

The Green Party leader wants Canada to ban new oil and gas development and suggested hooking up the Taltson hydroelectric site to Saskatchewan and the North Slave region.

N.W.T. judge calls out 'he said-she said' approach to sexual assault cases

The sad reality is that sexual assault investigations are often mainly limited to interviewing the complainant and the accused."

First Words: Ziibiins Alexandra Johnson speaks Anishinaabemowin

Ziibiins Alexandra Johnson is Anishinaabe from Red Lake Nation in northwestern Minnesota. She'll teach you a few words in her language, and the phrase for 'the leaves sound nice being blown by the wind' in Anishinaabemowin.

Former councillors feel 'vindication' after Norman Wells audit, manager sued

Two town councillors say that during their tenure they approached the N.W.T. government’s Municipal and Community Affairs Department with their concerns about former town manager Catherine Mallon.

Don't assume gender or sexuality, study tells northern doctors

A new study has found that northerners deal with inaccurate assumptions about their gender and sexual identity at the doctor's office — and that could be bad for their sexual health care.

Doctor shortage hits Hay River, N.W.T.

The town of Hay River has been scrambling to fill a month-long doctor shortage of doctors and nurse practitioners after two locum physicians cancelled their plans to visit.

Report critical of Ottawa's infrastructure spending in the North

A report from the parliamentary budget officer questions the value of a key federal government attempt to stimulate infrastructure spending in Canada, but some Northern politicians say the report doesn’t tell the full story.

Father says he won't stop looking for son missing near Norman Wells

Darren Whiteman was last seen by the family at their cabin on Lennie Lake, just north of Norman Wells, N.W.T., on the night of Sept. 11, 2018.

DFO failing in its mandate to control invasive species, auditors find

Auditors found slow response times and a haphazard approach to problems. The department's main program on invasive species also has no Arctic mandate.