Anna Desmarais

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Why the military's response to flooding in Yukon is so different from the N.W.T.

Ninety soldiers dropped out of a Hercules aircraft onto Yukon land late Monday night.They came to fill sandbags, mitigate flood damage and conduct evacuations as the territory grapples with exceedingly high water levels in...

Rapid permafrost thaw expected in N.W.T., Yukon after heat wave, experts warn

The heat wave sweeping through the N.W.T. and Yukon could have a major impact on permafrost thaw in both territories, experts warn. Both territories are at the extremities of a "heat dome" — a mass of...

N.W.T., Yukon break summer temperature records as heat dome lingers

Temperatures in N.W.T. and Yukon have been rising to new heights over the last week, with 20 daily records broken so far.Both territories are at the extremities of a "heat dome," a mass of hot air...

'We're still here': Dene mark 100 years of the first Treaty 11 signing in Fort Providence, N.W.T.

Since time immemorial, Dene would dance and sing on the banks of the Mackenzie River near what is now Fort Providence, N.W.T. Dozens made the point to carry on these traditions on Sunday, on land...

Dene stories, environmental protection focus of new Nahanni National Park action plan

Nahanni National Park Reserve has a new management plan for the first time in a decade. The plan, tabled in the House of Commons last Friday, includes a long list of recommendations for how to...

Fort Smith residents mull legacy of residential school buildings still in use

People in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are debating whether their community's schools need to be rebuilt in order to finally get rid of the pain from the residential school era. Fort Smith's two schools, Joseph Burr...

N.W.T. MLAs want travel exemptions, vaccine incentives in updated reopening plan

N.W.T. MLAs and the public will find out this week what the territory has in its plans for reopening and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Premier Caroline Cochrane said in the Legislative Assembly last Thursday that...

Flood response, COVID-19 restrictions top of mind for short N.W.T. legislative session

Politicians are descending on Yellowknife this week for a short, but busy session of the legislative assembly, their first since passing the territorial budget in March. The assembly is being called back so MLAs can...

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