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

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.

Polar bears in North are getting into more garbage

The N.W.T. Department of Natural Resources says will now track the contents of bear stomachs after reports of growing amounts of plastic.

Last year's surprise champ returns to defend title at Underdog 100 sled dog race

A young upstart musher is aiming to defend his title at this year's sled dog race near Behchoko, where mushers are limited to just 5 dogs.

After meeting with local photographers, NWT Tourism says more work coming

Photographer Pat Kane says NWT Tourism admitted at the meeting in late 2018 that the non-profit wasn't 'doing the best job of of reaching out to northerners' for work. He says the meeting was productive.

N.W.T. Liberal MP laments loss of Wilson-Raybould from cabinet

MP Michael McLeod said the former federal minister 'stood up for the North and stood up on Indigenous issues.'

Crown stays sex assault charges against HIV-positive man in Yellowknife

Bobby Kaotalok had been accused of failing to disclose his HIV-positive status. Then, lawyers got new guidelines about what poses a genuine risk of HIV transmission.

First Words: Eli Langley speaks Koasati

At 20 years old, Eli Langley is the youngest person in his tribe to speak Koasati fluently, a language native to the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. In this episode, he'll teach you how to say brother, clan and god.

N.W.T. Mineral Resources Act to require benefit agreements with Indigenous gov'ts

Industry minister Wally Schumann said the act would allow government to 'regulate minerals effectively, efficiently, and transparently.'

Northerners question why Arctic search and rescue roundtable meeting stopped

The Northern Search and Rescue Roundtable brought together volunteers, military, and the Coast Guard. But it's been two years since the last meeting and some want to know why.

After tumultuous few years, new SAO in Norman Wells ready to get to work

The N.W.T. government previously dissolved the town council and placed the town under administration. Cathy Clarke takes over the role after serving as chief administrative officer in Haines Junction, Yukon.