Randi Beers

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Randi Beers is a reporter for CBC News in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

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Yellowknife dance group organizer questions city's high Chase the Ace lottery fees

As a Yellowknife dance troupe waits for the city to update a bylaw regulating lottery fees, an organizer of that group is wondering why the city's administration won't use a clause, written into the current law, that could improve those fees now.
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Mould cleanup at Yellowknife's new hospital could have put patients at risk, warn staff

Water leaks and mould have plagued Yellowknife’s new Stanton Territorial Hospital since day one, and staff have expressed repeated concerns that vulnerable patients weren’t protected from risks caused by cleaning up these problems, CBC News has learned.

Officials believe bear found dead outside Yellowknife was dragged by dog leash

An official with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources believes a leash was used to drag bear into the bush.

'It will be good TV:' Yellowknifers to appear on Family Feud Canada

'We’re gonna have to watch tons and tons of reruns of Family Feud, and I think we’ll do a couple of mock sessions to get ourselves ready,' says Aaron Hernandez.

First Nation wants N.W.T. gov't to enforce benefits agreement for oil and gas work

A lawyer for the Acho Dene Koe First Nation said he isn't sure what's in the benefit plan. That’s because the plan itself was redacted from the court record, filed under 'privileged information.'

Deline attracts Chinese tourists after tourism agreement fizzles

The manager of Grey Goose Lodge is working on an itinerary for a group of five tourists who happen to be — as far as he knows — the first to visit the community from China.

Persistent raven's visit to Inuvik woman's window serves up a scare

'I was so scared I went to grab a hammer, or my meat hammer, to bang on the wall and I was panicking and I grabbed a potato masher,' says Tanya Gruben.

N.W.T. man found guilty of sexual assaults against 2 women at his Ndilo home

In delivering her verdict, Supreme Court Justice Charbonneau said that overall she had 'serious concerns' about the reliability of key aspects of Peter Tsetta’s testimony, and found the testimonies of the two women to be largely corroborated.

N.W.T. MLA steps back from move toward party politics

'Unfortunately, there was a concerted campaign of disinformation and intimidation launched by supporters of the way things are,' said Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart, who did not name names.
Analysis

From wolves to 'idiots' with backhoes, threats to fibre lines in the North are many

Since its construction in March 2017, the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link has been struck by lightning, snagged and run over by a contractor, and chewed at by wildlife — 'most likely' wolves.

Lack of consultation stalls Athabasca Dene land-claim agreement, says Yellowknives Dene Chief

'We have a responsibility to meaningfully consult with these communities in order to understand and work through the issues they have brought forward,' says a statement from Minister Carolyn Bennett's office.

Tides, glaciers or aliens: What caused Yellowknife's Back Bay to drain?

Water levels in Yellowknife’s Back Bay dropped by approximately 25 centimetres in about the space of an hour Monday night, exposing large swaths of lake bed for about 30 minutes, before shooting back up.

Fortune Minerals mulls use of cyanide at proposed N.W.T. NICO mine

Gold cyanidization is controversial, but it's also extremely common. Many companies — including Agnico Eagle at Meadowbank Mine — use it.

Native Women's Organization paves way forward for N.W.T. in wake of MMIWG report

'It’s a genocide,' said Native Women's Association president Jane Weyallon to members of the public and media gathered at the association’s office Wednesday morning in Yellowknife.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation warns new law could entrench federal authority over Beaufort Sea

As the federal government enters negotiations on how to co-manage oil and gas development in the Beaufort Sea, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is criticizing new laws it says could set federal authority over the area in stone.