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Dissent for N.W.T.'s carbon pricing plan heard at public meeting

There was a lot of frustration, a little bit of hope, and a pitch for renewable diesel heard at a public meeting in Yellowknife this week about upcoming changes to the N.W.T.'s carbon taxes. The...

It's warmer than normal in many parts of the North — and it's going to stay that way for awhile

During the first week of January, Charles Auger was walking in downtown Yellowknife wearing a baseball cap. "It's been so warm," he said. "Haven't seen it like in years." The average low in the city...

These plant, fish and bird species all have something in common — aside from the N.W.T.

On a northern N.W.T. coast and nearby island grows a small plant with white flowers that can't be found anywhere else in the world. The hairy braya, known in the botany community as the braya pilosa,...

More N.W.T. athletes trying out for AWG after vaccine policy lifted

A recent decision to lift the vaccination policy for the Arctic Winter Games means six more people in the N.W.T. get to participate in next week's trials, says Sport North.A total of 761 athletes, coaches...

N.W.T. climate change threats include changing landscape — and a big price tag

If we manage to cap global warming at 1.5 C since pre-industrial times, it'll be several degrees warmer in Canada's North. This is the second instalment of a series that looks at what six degrees...

Nuclear power no solution for the N.W.T., some experts suggest

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions — nuclear power is a divisive option. But for Canada's North, two academics on different sides of the debate agree: small modular reactors, called SMRs, are not an economically...

Councillor rails against bail plan that sent woman charged with attempted murder to Colville Lake

A community leader in Colville Lake, N.W.T., wants to know why a young woman charged with attempted murder has been released to his community on bail. Hilah Rose McCauley, who was charged following a shooting...

Digging for green minerals a priority for the North, says federal minister

Speeding up the regulatory process for critical mineral mines in the North is a goal of the federal government, according to Canada's natural resources minister."Critical minerals are essential for us to be able to...

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