Walter Strong

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

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North-Wright Air cancels Deline flights, cites substandard runway conditions

The airline's operations manager expects repairs to the gravel runway will take at least two days.

'Wrecked forever': Unique geological formation near Yellowknife almost gone

The sandpits by the Yellowknife airport have been excavated for decades, and may be nearing the end of their commercial use.

N.W.T. health officials using dating apps to combat syphilis outbreak

A 'dramatic increase' in syphilis rates since the beginning of 2019 has led to the N.W.T.'s chief public health officer to declare an outbreak of the STI in the territory.

2 bears killed to determine if either involved in fatal attack in N.W.T.

Officials with the territorial Department of Environment and Natural Resources killed a black bear and a grizzly bear Friday near Tulita, N.W.T., where a man is believed to have had a fatal encounter with a bear.

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.