Walter Strong

Walter Strong is a CBC reporter and editor in Yellowknife. Reach him at, or at 867-445-9318.

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Man reported missing after bear 'encounter' near Tulita found dead

RCMP confirm they found the missing man Friday afternoon, and that evidence confirms a 'bear encounter.'

Future of Hay River highrise is Harry Satdeo's to determine

Harry Satdeo, owner of the Mackenzie Place apartment building in Hay River, N.W.T., hopes to have his building open for tenants in September, but it still needs some work.

Nunavut Court of Appeal overturns Pond Inlet man's sentence

The Nunavut Court of Appeal overturned the sentence imposed by Justice Paul Bychok on a Pond Inlet man, saying the trial judge erred in rejecting a joint sentencing submission made by prosecution and defence lawyers.

Rain a welcome reprieve for N.W.T. wildfire firefighters

Firefighting crews from Ontario will give a break to N.W.T. firefighters as they make headway on the two largest fires in the North Slave region.

'I felt very belittled': Yellowknife chaperones removed from Air Canada flight home

Two Yellowknife women denied passage on their Air Canada Express flight from Vancouver to Yellowknife say they weren’t treated with the professionalism they were due.

'Someday you will sit where I am': Elders say youth are the future at Tlicho assembly

Tlicho elders stressed the need for education at the 2019 annual Tlicho gathering and assembly in Gameti, N.W.T.

Tlicho annual gathering begins with travellers' arrival, financial update

The meetings began in Gameti, N.W.T., after dozens of delegates arrived by canoe in the early morning hours of Wednesday. On Tuesday, those assembled heard that the Tlicho government has almost $190 million in financial assets.
Editor's Note

'Talk to me in Inuktut': Old word nothing new, says Inuit language organization

The word Inuktut is not a new word, but it prompts many requests for correction from CBC readers.

New discovery at Gahcho Kué mine could be good news for N.W.T., company bottom line

The discovery of a new diamond bearing kimberlite pipe at the Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the N.W.T. bodes well for the mine's potential, says the company's CEO.

Dene resilience in the life and times of Antoine Mountain

Antoine Mountain’s memoir celebrated Dene resilience and is dedicated to future generations of Dene youth.

Meander River, Alta., under mandatory evacuation order

Meander River, Alta., is under a mandatory evacuation order. Concern is that the Steen River fire may arrive near Meander River Wednesday night.

Take a look inside the new Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife

The new Stanton Territorial Hospital is on time and on budget, and includes many improvements over the old operation, representatives say.

Future Arctic won't look like the Arctic we know now, says report

Indicators of Arctic climate change all point toward one thing: the Arctic is moving into a period of unprecedented change that could remake our image of it.

Nunavut's Mars training ground now available on Google Street View

Google went to Devon Island, Nunavut, with Mars Institute researchers to help bring attention to the work NASA is doing there.

Arctic now locked into devastating temperature rise, UN report says

A new report out today published by the UN Environment Assembly says a damaging rise in Arctic temperatures is now likely inevitable, regardless of whether or not comments made in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change are met.