Mackenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott is a CBC North reporter based in Inuvik.

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Inuvik warming centre director worried for clients after it moves back to small building

At the end of April, the Inuvik Emergency Warming Centre temporarily moved from its original location on Berger Street to the Aurora College student residence to brace for the pandemic. Residents were supposed to stay there until the end of August.

Northern artists' masks selected to be part of national exhibit

Forty-five masks, incorporating everything from tufted caribou hair to walrus tusks, will be exhibited as artwork at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff this October.

No excuses: Boaters can now borrow life jackets in Inuvik and Dawson City

The Town of Inuvik has launched a new "loaner station" to provide boaters with life jackets they can borrow for free. A similar initiative also began recently in Dawson City.

Gwich'in elder has close encounter with polar bear at cabin near Tsiigehtchic

George Niditchie Sr. says he was at his cabin across the Arctic Red River from Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., on Tuesday morning when he was greeted with an unusual visitor about six metres away.

4 new barges headed for Tuktoyaktuk from China

The COVID-19 pandemic may be delaying deliveries across Canada, but it’s not stopping four new barges from travelling from China to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., this summer.

Northern national parks will be a different experience for visitors this year

In the Western and Eastern Arctic, all of the national parks except for the Pingo Canadian Landmark have been closed to the public for the summer, partly due to search and rescue capacity. Meanwhile, more southern parks remain open.

High water levels and COVID-19 causing stressful barge season

Marine Transportation Services expect to deliver goods to 12 communities in the N.W.T. and Nunavut this season. But it's been a rocky start.

Eggsellent! Inuvik greenhouse welcomes 22 new chickens

The birds are part of a pilot project that the greenhouse has wanted to try for a while. The plan is for the hens to become a source of home-grown food.

'It was an old relic': Inuvik resident remembers boat that burned down at Boot Lake Park

Vince Sharpe said he remembers when the old boat broke down near Boot Lake in the 1970s. He said it was near the shore and was half sunk for about a year, before it was brought up to land. 

Hamlet's creative public health idea criticized, but N.W.T. top doctor encourages innovation

Businesses and hamlet offices in Aklavik, N.W.T., are starting to reopen but there are still concerns about whether all organizations are able to maintain physical distancing.

You can't dance, but The Mad Trapper bar is reopening in Inuvik

It’s the longest the famous bar in Inuvik, N.W.T., has ever been closed, but it opens its doors again Tuesday at 10 a.m.

After backlash over new sign, town hopeful Inuvik artists will get involved in future projects

The Town of Inuvik is questioning how it can get more local artists involved in projects, after none applied to help design the community’s new welcome sign.

Donation from COVID-19 mask sale profits helped Inuvik's food bank afford a new freezer

The nearly $1,000 donation to the Inuvik Food Bank couldn’t have come at a better time.

All 6 of the N.W.T.'s wildfires this year are suspected to be human caused, says government

All the wildfires in the Northwest Territories so far this year have been suspected to be human caused. The territorial government says campers should be vigilant and practice fire safety.

It's going to be a busy construction year, says N.W.T. Housing Corp.

The N.W.T. has about $43 million in its capital plan for housing across the N.W.T. for new construction or retrofits of existing units.