Mackenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott is a CBC North reporter based in Inuvik.

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Inuvik man fined $1.5K for unlawfully killing a polar bear

Justin Elias, 31, was found guilty in N.W.T. Territorial Court in August of killing the animal without a bear tag, a violation of the Wildlife Act, and for unlawfully keeping the bear's pelt.

MLA apologizes after Dempster hunting trip provokes highway closure confusion

Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. said confusion over what section of the highway was closed led to criticism.

'Certainly alarming': N.W.T.'s Beaufort Delta region sees unusually warm weather

It's unusually warm in some Arctic communities in the Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories.

Meet Bobby Ross: Homeless just 3 years ago, he's about to start his 2nd business

Three years ago, Bobby Ross was homeless and struggling with alcohol addiction. Now, he's about to start his second business.

Town of Inuvik is asking: Should the Inuvik warming centre relocate?

The John Wayne Kiktorak Centre is in a town-owned building. Its lease will expire in December.

New scholarship program to help kids access daycare in Inuvik

Inuvik’s Children First Society is hoping to have even more kids at its daycare by launching a new scholarship program.

Couple stranded in Yellowknife wasn't allowed to vote — until a candidate stepped in

On their way home to Inuvik after a vacation, Wally Ballas and Anne Margret White found themselves stuck in Yellowknife on voting day. To their surprise, they were told that meant they weren't able to cast a ballot.

Catching the warning signs: N.W.T. workshops promote suicide prevention

Recognizing the signs of suicidal ideation and knowing how to help are teachable skills, says Alyssa Carpenter, the N.W.T.'s only certified safeTALK counsellor.

Meet Mary Beckett, NDP candidate for the Northwest Territories

Mary Beckett has a long history in Inuvik, N.W.T. Now she wants to be the territory's representative in Ottawa.

Indigenous mapping conference giving attendees new on-the-land skills

About 75 people are in Inuvik, N.W.T., to attend an Indigenous mapping workshop. They're learning technological skills that will advance their local and traditional knowledge to use for hunting, tracking the effects of climate change, and more.

Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference

The teenagers made their own 20-minute documentary on the effects climate change is having on their community. Now they'll share it in Chile at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

'It's now or never': Youth speak up on climate change in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Youth in Inuvik and Tuktoykatuk, N.W.T., want the next federal government to focus on fixing climate change.

New approach to Gwich'in self-government will give more control to communities

A new, community-based model of self-government was discussed at this year’s Gwich’in Tribal Council annual general assembly in Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T.

The case of Inuvik's touching buildings: who's leaning on who?

Engineering firm is examining touching buildings in downtown Inuvik to determine which is touching, and which is being touched.

Unusable jet fuel sent to 3 N.W.T. communities on Arctic coast

Fuel that did not meet specification was sent to Paulatuk, Ulukhaktok and Sachs Harbour. Now, the communities have enough jet fuel for emergencies and medevacs.