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Lunchtime News

Cabin Radio's daily news summary: reports and interviews from across the Northwest Territories, Canada, and the world.

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May 13, 2021 18 min
Cabin Radio heads to Fort Simpson with donations for flooding evacuees, and Fort Good Hope prepares for possible flooding as the Mackenzie River breaks up. Plus, Gwich'in Elder Sarah Jerome is appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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Schools in the North Slave will reopen May 17, nurses at Stanton Territorial Hospital raise workplace concerns, and Flavour Trader closes after five years of business. Plus, the federal government has plans to build two new ice-breakers. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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NWT residents and communities are trying to do their part to help the Dehcho communities affected by severe flooding, new mental health supports aimed to help parents talk to their kids during the pandemic have been released, and the first all-female flight crew board a specific North-Wright Air flight. Also, a pair of Hay River men save two dogs during river breakup. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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May 11, 2021 17 min
Flooding in the Dehcho region has left Jean Marie River and Fort Simpson dealing with the impacts of it, public health officials give an update on Covid-19 and how the NJ Macpherson School outbreak may have started, and the Dene Nation urges people to get vaccinated. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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May 7, 2021 20 min
The 2021 Canadian census is underway, and Behchokǫ̀ is vaccinating as many residents as possible. Plus, the first NWT got his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 shot. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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The US backs an international motion to waive intellectual property regulations on Covid-19 vaccines, Yellowknife businesses make the case for a complete shutdown, and neighbours of the proposed Avens Pavillion have a bone to pick with the development. Plus, a group of Yellowknifers are taking Mother's Day matters into their own hands. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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Health Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech for ages 12 and up, and the principal of NJ Macpherson addresses the outbreak. Plus, the Steve Norn fiasco continues at the Legislature. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is set to be authorized for use in 12 to 15-year-olds in the US, Behchokǫ̀'s chief makes a plea to the community, and a federal minister talks a big game to NWT small businesses. Plus, KFC returns to Yellowknife in style. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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We get the lowdown on the evolving Covid-19 situation in Yellowknife. Plus, volunteers are rushing to lend a helping hand to those in isolation. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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April 30, 2021 11 min
Fort Simpson's mayor, Sean Whelly, discusses a new study that will determine the feasibility of a year-round bridge connecting the village's island to the highway network. Plus Gwich'in Tribal Council Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik discusses the legal bid to prosecute the federal government over the death of Eddie Snowshoe more than a decade ago. Ollie Williams hosts.
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April 29, 2021 15 min
Former Dene national chief Bill Erasmus remembers Thomas Berger, whose Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry gave northern Indigenous peoples an unprecedented voice. Berger has passed away at the age of 88. Plus, on the 10th anniversary of a Yellowknife artists' collective, Meaghan Brackenbury explores the NWT's lack of a territorial art gallery. Ollie Williams hosts.
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April 28, 2021 15 min
Unusually, Yellowknife is being told to watch for flooding this spring. A hydrologist explains why things are different this year. Plus the City of Yellowknife and Yellowknives Dene First Nation "graduate" from an economic development program. Ollie Williams hosts.
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April 28, 2021 17 min
The Ekati diamond mine's new owners plan a new open pit, plus we examine the fate of the NWT's failed Rapid Housing Initiative applications. Sarah Pruys hosts.
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April 28, 2021 20 min
The NWT's chief public health officer holds a news conference over "public concern" regarding a cluster of Covid-19 cases in Yellowknife, plus Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya is on the show. Sarah Pruys hosts.
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MLA Steve Norn has publicly announced he and a family member are the two new cases of Covid-19 in Yellowknife. A three-day public hearing about the Rayrock mine starts next week, and new playing cards have been created for residents in the Beaufort Delta. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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A Yellowknife tax consultant talks about how proposed changes in the federal budget could help northerners, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses changes to Canada's emissions goals, and a new NWT documentary looks at food as a form of activism. Also, a new high resolution map of the Inuvik-Tuk Highway helps to monitor fish habitat. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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The territorial government has announced some changes public health regulations regarding self-isolation and tourism. Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all three charges in connection to the death of George Floyd, Caroline Cochrane reacts to the federal budget, and Ollie Williams fills us in on what's happening at the NWT's newest mine. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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April 20, 2021 19 min
The federal government has released Canada's new budget, while the territorial government is investigating concerns over mismanagement at Yellowknife's day and sobering centre. Also, a program led by Northern Compass is trying to get 20 kids from across the North to attend a college in British Columbia. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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The hamlet of Fort Providence plans to enter the NWT's fishing industry. Closing arguments for Derek Chauvin's murder trial happen today, and a Fort Providence man is trying to make recycling more accessible in his community. Sarah Sibley hosts.
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April 16, 2021 13 min
A shooting in Indianapolis leaves eight dead, unlimited internet is on its way to Whatì, and Dehcho leaders worry about flooding amidst high-water levels. Plus, the Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation is looking to entice northerners to check out the community. Meaghan Brackenbury hosts.
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