Laura Busch

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Laura Busch is a reporter and web writer based in Yellowknife.

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NWT Votes 2019

N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod will not seek re-election

Bob McLeod, the N.W.T.'s first two-term premier since the territory's government moved from Ottawa to the North, has confirmed he will not run for re-election.

Starting school on the right foot: Muslim community donates supplies to Ndilo, Detah students

Students in Ndilo and Detah will be starting the new school year Tuesday with fresh supplies thanks to $10K donation from the Yellowknife Islamic Centre.

'It's been a long time coming': N.W.T., Yukon Indigenous groups celebrate Porcupine caribou agreement

The Porcupine Caribou Native User Agreement sets out how Indigenous groups who use the herd will share the harvest when the number of caribou is low, or the herd bypasses a community.

Territorial athletes celebrate successes at Western Canada Summer Games

Athletes from the three territories who competed in the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games earned significantly more medals than their counterparts who competed in the regional competition the last time it was held in 2015. 

Archeologists dive back into Franklin mystery

Parks Canada's new research vessel, the RV David Thompson, is en route to the wrecks of the Franklin Expedition's HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, making community stops in Cambridge Bay and Gjoa Haven along the way.

RCMP looking for dashcam video as N.W.T. fibre line cut investigation continues

Police are asking for the public’s help as it investigates two incidents of suspected vandalism that disrupted communications in Yellowknife and the surrounding territory this summer. 

Almod Diamond factory processes first batch of diamonds in Yellowknife

Almod Diamonds' new facility in Yellowknife has cut and polished its first shipment of rough diamonds from De Beers, the company announced Tuesday. The factory was initially expected to open in 2016, but faced delays.

N.W.T. man who failed to show up to trial acquitted of sexual assault

Alden Joseph Lennie, who triggered a mistrial after failing to show up to his own trial date earlier this year, was acquitted of sexual assault charges Friday.

Yukon First Nation harnesses power of social media to teach local language

With only two fluent Hän language speakers in Dawson City, a new video project aims to break down barriers to the language — one word at a time.

Coming of age: N.W.T. elders host gender-inclusive rite of passage camp

A special rite of passage camp was held for LGBTQ, two-spirited and gender-fluid youth last weekend near Fort Providence. The coming-of-age ceremony broke the norm and sparked conversations what it means to transition into adulthood without enforcing traditional gender roles.

Weaning the world off oil

As the world watches, thousands of barrels of oil continue to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. This ecological nightmare has raised many questions about the safety of oil production and raised the already hot-button issue about whether oil consumption really is the best way for the world to be getting its energy.