Cabin Radio's daily news summary: reports and interviews from across the Northwest Territories, Canada, and the world.
January 19, 2022: Status of the Staffing Crisis
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.
January 18, 2022: Musher Crossing Upgrades
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.
January 17, 2022: The Maple Leaf Project
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.
January 14, 2022: Frances Stewart
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.
January 13, 2022: Downburst
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.
January 12, 2022: Is Tourism Over?
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.