Mitch Wiles

Mitch Wiles is a reporter and videographer in CBC North's Yellowknife newsroom.

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N.W.T. has highest median personal income in Canada

The median income for non-Indigenous people in the territory is more than twice that of the Indigenous population. Norman Wells has the highest median household income in the N.W.T. at $154,624.

RCMP detain senior in Hay River selling legal cannabis oil at town market

RCMP in Hay River, N.W.T., barged in on a senior citizen selling cannabis oil at the Fisherman’s Wharf Market on Saturday, however, it turned out the oil is legal to sell.

Father of Yellowknife teen at centre of coroner's report offers support for parents navigating health system

The father of a young teen who died from self-inflicted injuries is warning parents that the Northwest Territories’ health system may not be providing adequate care to young adults with mental illness.

Teacher to paddle the Nahanni to raise money for suicide prevention in Fort Simpson

A high school teacher from Ontario plans to paddle solo down the Nahanni River this summer in an effort to raise money for suicide prevention in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

Staff member mauled by dog at NWT SPCA

'I heard a person screaming for help,' says a construction worker who intervened at the scene. 'I will never forget that sound.'

Child struck by car in Yellowknife released from hospital

The child was struck by a vehicle in a school parking lot and medevaced to a hospital in Edmonton. Now he's on his way home.

YK Dene want contractor replaced after failures at mine cleanup project

The Yellowknives Dene First Nations wants Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to fire the contractor cleaning up a group of mine sites east of Yellowknife after inspectors discovered a slew of non-compliance issues in May.

At least 4 feared dead after tsunami in Greenland

Four people are feared dead after tsunami waves struck the coast of Greenland on Saturday night.

Snow cancels Yukon-Alaska bike race for 1,300 riders

For the first time in 25 years, the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay has been cancelled - unexpectedly due to snow, 'black ice and slushy sections.'

'Extremely disappointed': Inspectors not happy with remediation project east of Yellowknife

Inspectors with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada are 'extremely disappointed' with its remediation team working east of Yellowknife — it has failed to comply with 18 conditions of a land use permit and associated management plan.

Boater gets stuck in ice blocks on Mackenzie River, uses 2x4s to signal help

An elder from Inuvik, N.W.T., used his bush skills and some ingenuity to survive after being stranded on the Mackenzie River for three days.

Yellowknife's 15-year-old 'fighting girl' competes at judo nationals

This 15-year-old girl from Yellowknife says she hopes to compete for Canada on the world stage one day.

Sophie the 19-year-old python missing from Yellowknife school

A Yellowknife teacher is worried the school's pet snake may die from the stress of the ordeal.

N.W.T. fishing lodge seeks $3.2 million for power corp.'s impacts on lake

A family who runs a fishing lodge east of Lutselk'e, NT. is fighting for $3.2 million in compensation for adverse effects caused by the operations of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation — but the corporation is denying it has done anything wrong.

Bouwa Whee, Teamsters reach settlement in union dispute

​Bouwa Whee Catering and Teamsters have settled a labour dispute at the Gahcho Kué diamond mine. The new deal will have former unionized staff hired back as positions become available.