Sidney Cohen


Sidney Cohen is a reporter with CBC North in Yellowknife.

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Widening the social safety net: N.W.T. candidates pitch 2 big ideas

A handful of candidates are touting two big ideas that would greatly expand the territory’s social safety net: a guaranteed basic income and universal childcare. CBC News looked into how they might work in the N.W.T.

N.W.T. candidates listen up: Yellowknife teens have something to say

Ahead of the Oct. 1 Northwest Territories election, CBC News spoke to high school students in Yellowknife about the issues that matter to them, and what adults don’t understand about their cohort.

Eight ridings to watch in the Northwest Territories' election

Nominations have closed in the 2019 N.W.T. territorial election — here are the races we think you should watch.

'Passionate' outgoing premier Bob McLeod leaves behind complicated legacy

Current and former political leaders say McLeod offered a steady hand during turbulent times, but his critics say the premier just kept the territory afloat.
NWT Votes 2019

Why they run: Candidates on why N.W.T. politics needs more women

As of Wednesday, 20 women had stated they'd be seeking a seat and 15 of them had filed nomination papers. This is a major leap from the 2015 territorial election, when 10 women ran. In 2011, just nine women sought seats.

New MLAs need new vision to advance self-gov't in N.W.T., leaders say

The territorial government has earned a reputation for hindering negotiations. Could a new assembly be any better?

N.W.T. government not yet committing to all relevant MMIWG recommendations

The Northwest Territories government is not yet committing to act on all the recommendations from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls aimed at territorial and provincial governments.

Yellowknife's Northern Frontier Visitors Centre to be demolished

The problem-plagued Northern Frontier Visitors Centre in Yellowknife is scheduled to be demolished this fall or winter. Minister Wally Schumann says this is the 'best value option.'

N.W.T. gov't unveils new plan to improve beleaguered child welfare system

Nearly 10 months after the Auditor General of Canada delivered a scathing rebuke of the Northwest Territories’ child welfare system, the territorial government has released a new plan to improve it.

MLAs expect 'hectic' sitting ahead of territorial election

There are 16 pieces of legislation on the order paper, and only ten working days set for MLAs to debate and vote on all of them.

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo won't seek re-election

Independent Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo says he won't seek re-election in the 2019 federal election. He's decided to leave public life.

Behchoko sex offender back in custody after violating release conditions

Marty Bouvier twice went to a carnival where there were underage girls, which is a breach of his release conditions. On one of those occasions, Bouvier was with another convicted sex offender.

N.W.T. Greens choose Yellowknife lawyer Paul Falvo as candidate

The Liberals, Conservatives, Greens and Maxime Bernier's new People's Party have all named N.W.T. candidates for the upcoming federal election. The NDP have yet to announce its representative.

Yellowknife recyclables have been dumped into landfill for more than a year

Though plastics, glass and tin collected in Yellowknife blue bins are being tossed into the landfill, the city is urging residents to continue sorting their recyclables.

'It's very stressful': Yellowknife nurse says short staffing is impacting patient safety

Nurses at Stanton Territorial Hospital say they are regularly asked to work overtime and come into work on their days off.