Sidney Cohen


Sidney Cohen is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife.

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No residential addictions treatment centre in N.W.T.'s new mental health plan

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy says new 2-year plan aims to expand supports available to people in their communities.

'Just shoot him': Witness describes alleged assault and robbery of Yellowknife cabbie

A Yellowknife cab driver was allegedly robbed in a violent incident Wednesday morning. Police have suspects in custody.

Keepers of the Language: Chipewyan host says it's never too late to learn

As host of CBC North's Denesuline Yatia radio program, Marlene Grooms says she is constantly learning more about her language. CBC is profiling language keepers to acknowledge the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Dawson City group plans to scatter gold to trigger second gold rush

The Klondike Visitors' Association hopes to raise $100,000 for gold that it will spread along Bonanza Creek. The goal is to lure tourists to the town to pan for gold themselves.

For curling world champion Kevin Koe, life is a 'juggling act'

The curler whose team won the inaugural Curling World Cup earlier this month says sponsorships and an accommodating workplace help make curling around the world possible.

A totalled Camaro, 2 dead bison in Wood Buffalo National Park but where's the driver?

It's not clear who was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro, nor what condition the driver was in after a deadly collision with two bison near Fort Smith, N.W.T.

Drivers beware: No gas for 600 km south of Hay River due to wildfire

The N.W.T.'s infrastructure department is warning drivers not to travel through northern Alberta unless they are able to carry enough fuel to carry them 600 kilometres.

Debris found in search for missing travellers to Lutselk'e

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton could not say what the debris was or where it was found, but did say it prompted RCMP to send out a helicopter.

Yellowknife Food Bank sees more clients, fewer donations

Shelves were bare for a time this month at the Yellowknife food bank.

Former chief of Smith's Landing taking First Nation to court

The ousted chief of Smith’s Landing First Nation says council's disciplinary actions against him were made in a 'procedurally unfair manner' and is asking the federal court to intervene.

Hockey Day in Canada 2020 could be in Yellowknife

A producer who visited in January suggested the city is an ideal location for the nationally-broadcast TV special.

N.W.T. gov't and former employee settle case over alleged privacy breach

A former manager in the N.W.T. Justice Department has been ordered to destroy all records he has about his old colleagues, putting an end to a months-long skirmish over employee privacy between him and the territorial government.

Former Ontario watchdog warns N.W.T.'s first ombud of possible pushback

Ontario's former ombudsman says people in government may be 'leery' of her recommendations at first, because they aren't used to an ombud's oversight.

6 new N.W.T. acts you need to know about

MLAs moved 14 bills forward this session — here are six you should care about.

Yellowknife Co-op to sell homegrown greens

The grocery store is growing leafy greens and herbs in a hydroponic greenhouse made out of an upgraded shipping container.