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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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January 19, 2022 23 min
The Union of Northern Workers is becoming increasingly vocal in its criticism of the territorial government, as the NWT's healthcare staffing crisis shows little sign of ending. We hear from the new union president, Gayla Thunstrom, and the NWT's health minister, Julie Green. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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More than nine million dollars in repairs and upgrades have been allocated for residents living in Yellowknife's Borealis Housing Cooperative. Also on the show, the City of Yellowknife is promising action to improve safety at a crossing where a musher was hit by a truck last month. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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January 17, 2022 15 min
Gold Terra, a company trying to restart gold mining around Yellowknife, is considering reopening the Robertson mine shaft if its project eventually goes ahead. Also on the show, a country-wide collaborative project is looking to celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada — through art. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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January 14, 2022 21 min
The new Canada Research Chair in northern wildlife biology discusses her role, ambitions, and the evolving tools of the job. Plus Mary Rose Sundberg explains why she decided to run for MLA in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh. Ollie Williams hosts.
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January 13, 2022 12 min
The head of the Northern Tornadoes Project describes a rare weather phenomenon that obliterated trees across a 60-kilometre stretch of the Dehcho last summer, plus the NWT's medical director assesses the current strain on the territory's healthcare system. Ollie Williams hosts.
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January 12, 2022 15 min
Is tourism over? The Mayor of Fort Smith thinks so. Also on the show, Ollie Williams brings us the latest on Covid-19 figures in the territory as the NWT reaches more than a thousand active cases. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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January 11, 2022 14 min
The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada’s jails is a longstanding issue that has only intensified in recent years. Reporter Emily Blake speaks about the NWT’s approach — and how legal experts believe things could be improved. Also on the show, Richard Edjericon speaks about his intention to become Tu Nehdé-Wiilideh’s next MLA. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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Eighteen-year-old Milo Martin from Yellowknife is being remembered as an extrovert who touched the lives of many people. Also on the show, Ernest Betsina, the former Chief of Ndilǫ, speaks about his decision to run in the forthcoming Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh by-election, and a fundraiser for a Yellowknife firefighter being treated for a rare form of cancer surpasses $40,000. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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January 7, 2022 13 min
Setting up your own solar panel gets you cheap, renewable energy and you can sell the excess to the NWT's utility companies. But that system threatens to cause some novel problems, and now answers are needed. Ollie Williams hosts.
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January 6, 2022 15 min
Yellowknife's mayor leads a national campaign to solve challenges facing communities, plus can dogs distinguish between different human languages? Ollie Williams hosts.
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January 5, 2022 9 min
The NWT is relying increasingly on rapid Covid-19 tests — but finding them is proving tricky. We hear what the GNWT had to say at yesterday's Covid-19 news conference. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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January 4, 2022 14 min
Yellowknife's Gail Cyr is now a Member of the Order of Canada. Also on the show, Lawrence Neyando is closing down his tour company, Arctic Motorcycle Adventures, almost two years after the pandemic first disrupted the NWT's tourism industry. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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December 23, 2021 18 min
The kids of Colville Lake rewrite the 12 Days of Christmas, plus the Arctic Energy Alliance finds new funding to reopen programs that had run dry mid-pandemic. Ollie Williams hosts.
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December 22, 2021 11 min
Mercedes Rabesca started a sewing group in Behchoko called ‘Come Sew with Auntie.' She speaks about starting the group and the impact it has had on her and her community. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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December 21, 2021 10 min
Yellowknife has welcomed the world's finest snow carvers for years — now the city is exporting them. Niki McKenzie is heading to Sweden next month to take part in a carving contest. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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December 20, 2021 12 min
As the NWT reports its first Omicron exposure, Dr Anthony Fauci discusses the emergence of the variant, what's different this time, and what's next. Ollie Williams hosts.
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December 17, 2021 10 min
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the global supply chain. Sandy Macpherson, the manager of business development for Buffalo Airways, speaks about the impact to northern airlines. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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December 16, 2021 11 min
On Monday, a truck collided with veteran musher Richard Beck and his dog team on the road between Yellowknife's Grace Lake and Kam Lake. Mushers say an accident like this was just a matter of time. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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December 15, 2021 12 min
Mark Patrick Ryan passed away in April of 2020 at a Yellowknife apartment building. It took until last week for anyone to be charged. Mark's mother, Evelyn Bishop, talks about Mark, his passing, and the effect of the 19-month wait. Also on the show, Yellowknife United Church will host their annual service of comfort to support those who are struggling. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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Students in the Dehcho region have the chance to learn on the land about winter ecology during a February field camp hosted by the Scotty Creek Research Centre. Also on the show, Yellowknife Community Fundraising Club’s Adopt-A-Family program says they’ve seen an increase in the number of families in need of support this year. McKenna Hadley-Burke hosts.
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