Melinda Trochu

Melinda Trochu is a reporter working with CBC North in Yellowknife.

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NWT Wellness Society will hold reconciliation conference in 2018

Lila Erasmus, the Aboriginal component coordinator for the society, says instead of organizing smaller events throughout the year, they will now focus on one big event in November.

N.W.T. tops Canada for per capita healthcare spending, report says

The territory spent $17,150 per person on healthcare costs, nearly $10,000 more than the national average, the report states. That number is a 7.1 per cent increase compared to 2016.

N.W.T. residents find healing in the South, MLAs to report on follow-up treatment in the North

MLAs from the N.W.T. toured residential addiction treatment facilities in the south to consider how to better care for patients when they return home.

Human trafficking charge in Yellowknife a first in the N.W.T., say RCMP

Last week, police rescued a woman in Yellowknife who was brought to the capital 'to be exploited in the sex-trade industry,' says Sgt. Dean Riou.

Nunavut, N.W.T. and Greenland team up on European politicians to promote Inuit seal skin products

On Wednesday, representatives from Greenland presented the European Parliament in Brussels the idea of a QR barcode to help consumers identify legal seal products. Northern sealing advocates from the N.W.T. and Nunavut were there to support the new initiative.

Yellowknife airport on track to be self-funding by the end of the year

The Yellowknife airport is on track to be financially self-sustaining on its own revenues by the end of 2017. A revolving funding model was put in place in July.

Band excludes 145 members of Salt River First Nation from annual treaty payment

Dave Heron received a letter Wednesday telling him he is one of 145 members the Salt River First Nation elected to exclude from an annual treaty payment.

Deline is recruiting 3 members for its newly formed Justice Council

The Deline Got’ine government expects to have a Justice Council — the Dene K’a Dats’eredi Ke — up and running next month, and is looking for three 'reliable, responsible and qualified' members to form it for a four-year term.

Nurses can't take breaks at Stanton hospital, union says

Nurses are largely unable to take breaks — 'for a coffee or for lunch' — at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, says the president of the Union of Northern Workers.

'Discouraging and humiliating': Victim of sexual assault wants to improve criminal justice system

The woman, who was a victim of sexual assault and domestic violence, says 'the entire process was extremely isolating.'

More volunteers needed in the North to help people with tax returns, says federal gov't

The federal government announced a two-year plan to help northern taxpayers last week.

#Metoo campaign can be triggering for victims, say N.W.T. women

A global campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual harassment has had a triggering effect on some women in the Northwest Territories.

Mikisew Cree vote to accept $136M Treaty 8 settlement from federal gov't

The Mikisew Cree First Nation have said yes to a $136 million agricultural benefits settlement, voting to ratify an agreement with the federal government under Treaty 8, which was originally signed over 100 years ago.

Federal gov't gives $7.4M to Mine Training Society to train Indigenous people

The federal government announced $7.4 million in funding to the Mine Training Society to train Indigenous people in the N.W.T. and Nunavut.

Mikisew Cree First Nation members launch petition to remove chief and council

Concerned members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation have launched a petition to remove their chief and council, citing a lack of consultation with the use of funds from an upcoming treaty settlement.