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We All Scream For Ice Cream

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream for this True North Tale I sat down with Chef Robin Wasicuna who has hopes of bringing an ice cream trike to the north....

Northern Artist: Leela Gilday

For this true north tale, I sat down with another great Northern artist, this time the Juno Award-winning Leela Gilday. We talk about her most recent Juno nominations, as well as what projects she's...

Leslie Allen on Food Rescue and The Food Rescue How-To Guide

Food Rescue is a nonprofit organization that operates in the NWT and they partner with organizations who donate food to them. And then they distribute that food to the people who need it for...

Skills Canada NWT Virtual Territorial Competition and Career Expo

Skills Canada NWT recently put together their Virtual Territorial competition and Career Expo and I got to sit down with the Executive Director of Skills Canada NWT Blake Moulton. And we talk about both...
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Kyle Bayha — more to come

Kyle Bayha has worked at various mines in the NWT. As a Dene man from Deline, he has always been a minority on a mine site. That was until he started working at Nechalacho rare earth...

Caroline Cox — filming Arctic growers

Growing food in the Arctic Circle is not an easy task. But Director Caroline Cox’s new film “Food for the Rest of Us,” tells the story of people who are doing just that. “The High Arctic...

Chris Pedersen — a long return home

For Chris Pedersen, a geologist with Cheetah Resources, coming to work at the Nechalacho Rare earth metals mine felt like returning home. Pedersen was part of the initial crew that made the deposit discovery in...

Kyran Alikamik and The Loran Award

The Loran award is an incredible scholarship valued at $100,000. And it's given to people based on the evidence of character, commitment to service in the community and leadership potential. And for this True...

April Glaicar: Mixed Media Artist

The NWT is just chock full of interesting artists. And for this True North Tale, I got to sit down with another one. This is a True North Tale on April Glaicar a mixed...

Susan Chaffee — girl guide

Listen here: When Susan Chaffee first travelled to Lutsel’ke, along the east arm of Great Slave Lake, she worked as a dishwasher at a remote tourist camp. But she had grander ambitions. She wanted to be the...
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Tinsel town in the NWT?

Is Tinseltown coming to the NWT? The territorial government recently released a new strategy to boost the film industry in the NWT. The goal is to have a nationally competitive film industry by 2026. Supporting film won’t...

Stephen Richardson — headed to the Junos

Listen here: Stephen Richardson says his class was confused when he put on a video announcing the Juno nominees. “So they’re watching as Justin Bieber and the Weeknd and different things and they're like some of...

Susan Chaffee — award winning adult learner

Listen here: Despite being an accomplished guide, sewer and life-long learner, Susan Chaffee was surprised when she won the Inclusion NWT”s Adult Learner Literacy Award. I never expected anything like this to get a reward. That's...

A year of COVID-19

Listen here: Almost a year ago to the day, the NWT reported its first case of COVID-19. The first case was declared on March 21. Since then, 42 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the territory....
Caribou

How is it decided an animal is endangered?

Listen here: How is it decided an animal is endangered? Normally, it is done by referring to biological surveys. This reliance on Western science is the norm, according to Leon Andrew, the Chair of the Northwest Territories...

NNSL sold after decades of printing

Listen here: After being fired from News of the North, Jack Sigvaldason launched the Yellowknifer newspaper in 1972 At the beginning, his office was his kitchen. But soon the operation picked up momentum, and Sigvaldason later...
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Music NWT

The northern art scene has always been a helpful, collaborative space. And for this True North Tale, I sat down with Trevor Sinclair the President of Music NWT, Whose organization really helps foster that...

Ryan McCord and Bill Braden — telling the Snowcastle’s story

Listen here: One of the most iconic buildings in the Yellowknife skyline is only standing in the winter. And a new book, called The Snowcastle, is telling the story of the Snowking Festival’s star attraction. The book...

Blachford Lake Lodge – A serene experience

Blachford Lake Lodge is located in the rugged wilderness of the NWT, in superb Aurora-watching country. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, it is only a half-hour bush-plane from the city of...

Lucas Wick – Trike rider, trike trader

Listen here: Tricycles are no longer just for kids. Local kid Lucas Wick is to trying to keep trikes alive. He started up a website, triketrader.ca, and is buying parts and renovating trikes.  I don’t want the trikes...

Fighting Covid – Big River Service Centre

Ice-road truckers who are supposed to be isolating have been trying to enter the Big River Service Centre. The gas station and restaurant is one of the few service stations on Highway 1 to Alberta.  Usually...

Allan Code — filming a Pandemic at the End of the World

Listen here: Pandemics on the kind of scale seen with COVID-19 seem like a rarity.  But they are all too common for the people of Kitigaaruk. The small northern community, lying on the coast of the Mackenzie...

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