Ryan Patrick Jones

Ryan Patrick Jones has worked as a reporter in the local CBC newsrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, and Yellowknife. He is a 2019 Joan Donaldson scholar and a graduate of UBC's Master of Journalism program. You can reach him at ryan.jones@cbc.ca, or follow him on Twitter @helloryanjones

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Dene prepare to discuss its nation's future at off-the-grid assembly in N.W.T. wilderness

The Dene Nation are preparing to hold its 49th national assembly at Midway Lake, N.W.T. in a wooded area with no electricity, no internet and no cell service.

Mining boom to drive economic growth in territories beyond rest of Canada: report

Economic growth in the territories is expected to outpace the rest of Canada over the next two years, driven by the strength of the mining sector in Yukon and Nunavut, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada.

Developer pitches tiny condo for downtown Yellowknife

A developer is planning a 12-unit “micro-condo” building on 54th Street in Yellowknife. The loft-style units would feature rooms about the size of two standard parking spaces, as well as electric cars to be shared among occupants.

Levels of violence against young women in Northern Canada triple rest of country

Young women and girls living in the northern parts of Canada are three times more likely to be victims of violent crimes than women from Southern Canada, according to a new Statistics Canada report released Thursday.

Renovations at Behchoko sports complex raise resident concerns

Some residents of Behchoko, N.W.T., are concerned that ongoing renovations to the community's sports complex will disrupt youth sports programs, while the local government says the changes are needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the building.

Elections NWT hopes to boost young adult turnout in 2019 election

The territory’s elections agency is stepping up efforts to get young people to the polls this October in hopes of improving on a poor showing in the last election.

6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding

Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs.

Ottawa must increase funding for climate science or risk falling behind, scientists say

Inadequate government funding for climate research in Canada is causing highly-qualified climate scientists to leave the country, says a new report released Tuesday.

Suspected toxic leak triggers water licence application for N.W.T. well-site cleanup

The company responsible for cleaning up a defunct natural gas field near Fort Liard says it will apply for a water licence after the territory’s environmental regulator found chloride from the site is causing damage to the surrounding environment.

New Canadians sworn in at citizenship ceremony in Detah

Dozens of Yellowknife residents were sworn in as new Canadians on Thursday at a special ceremony held in Detah, N.W.T.

An 'incredible adventure': MPs calling it quits reflect on their time in office

Dozens of rank-and-file MPs say they won't be running again in the fall election. CBC News talked to three of them to learn more about the demands and rewards of life on the back bench.

Arts and culture should be at the centre of Canadian diplomacy, says Senate committee

The federal government should invest more money and resources in promoting Canadian culture as a tool for diplomacy, the Senate foreign affairs committee says in the first comprehensive report examining the role of arts and culture in Canadian foreign policy in two decades.

'Break the silence': Human rights group urges Ottawa to help free Russian political prisoners

Ottawa should do more to help political prisoners in Russia as President Vladimir Putin’s regime accelerates a crackdown on dissent, says an international coalition of human rights activists.

Toronto man becomes 1st Canadian to swim across world's highest navigable lake

Robert McGlashan became the first Canadian to swim across a portion of Lake Titicaca, the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.

The physical traits that make pro basketball players great

As the NBA’s Toronto Raptors gear up for the Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks, CBC Toronto decided to take a look at some of the physical characteristics that set basketball players apart from the average person.