News/Canada/North

Did it for his mother: Diamond thief gets 18 months for N.W.T.’s biggest heist

February 6, 2019

The man behind what a judge has described as the largest theft in the history of the Northwest Territories has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for theft over $5,000. Samson Mkhitaryan, 40, stole 29 diamonds worth almost $400,000 from a Diavik Diamond Mine sorting facility in Yellowknife between December 2017 and February 2018. The […]

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Glacier melt exposes plants frozen under Baffin Island ice for 40,000 years

January 30, 2019

Melting ice caps are exposing plants on Baffin Island that have been frozen for more than 40,000 years, according to a new study, leading the head author to believe the last century of warming has been greater than any other over the last 115,000 years. Simon Pendleton, a PhD researcher at the University of Boulder […]

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Expect more extreme hurricanes on the East Coast due to faster ice melts in Greenland, study says

January 21, 2019

Ice is melting in an unexpected region of Greenland at a rate that is unprecedented in the past century, according to a study published Monday, which could lead to rising sea levels and increasingly wild weather on the East Coast. Scientists found that the ice sheet in southwest Greenland was melting nearly four times faster in 2012 […]

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Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans

January 13, 2019

The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protect it.  “Canada is concerned about the potential transboundary impacts of oil and gas exploration and development planned for […]

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How this Alaskan woman is bringing back the art of Inuit tattoos

December 9, 2018

With her gloves, ink, needles and thread around her, Holly Mititquq Nordlum pierces the skin of her subject’s wrist. “Your skin is tough as nails,” she laughs with Madeleine Allakariallak, the host of CBC North’s daily Inuktitut TV news program, Igalaaq, who is getting a new wrist tattoo while at a gathering of Inuit in […]

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Powering the North: $1.6 billion project connects remote communities to grid

December 2, 2018

Reporter Nick Purdon and producer Leonardo Palleja travelled to Kingfisher Lake, a remote community in northwestern Ontario, to find out what the Wataynikaneyap Power Project will change for the people there. “It would mean to me that I am worth something.” That’s why Anthony Begg wants a job on the Wataynikaneyap Power Project. Begg, 24, […]

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Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads, briefly trigger tsunami warning

November 30, 2018

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. No tsunami arrived, and there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries. The U.S. […]

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‘She had this huge smile’: Friends mourn Yukon bear attack victims

November 28, 2018

Friends are remembering Valérie Thé​orêt as a strong and dynamic woman, a nature-lover, and a pillar of Yukon’s francophone community. The 37-year-old was killed by a grizzly bear on Monday, along with her 10-month-old daughter Adele Roesholt. The two were alone at their remote trapping cabin at the time. The baby’s father, Gjermund Roesholt, found their bodies […]

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Woman, 10-month-old daughter killed by bear at remote Yukon cabin

November 27, 2018

A Yukon woman and her 10-month-old daughter are dead after a bear attack at a remote cabin, the territory’s coroner said In a news release, Yukon’s coroner said 37-year-old Valé​rie Thé​orêt, and her daughter Adele Roesholt were found dead by the child’s father at around 3 p.m. on Monday. According to coroner Heather Jones, the two had been alone […]

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Iqaluit residents line up as city’s largest grocery store reopens after fire

November 17, 2018

Iqaluit’s largest grocery store reopened Saturday, just over a week after an early morning fire burned through part of it for 22 hours. “I’ve been waiting a long time and I’m actually excited,” said Jimmy Koolola, one of the many people who stood in line to get into the store Saturday morning. No one expected, truth be […]

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