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Is something happening that we should know about? Got a news tip or something you think we should investigate?

Use the form below to let us know. You don’t have to identify yourself (but it helps if you can).

You can tell us about anything. Here are some examples of tips people send:

  • Fires and police activity
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Events and community meetings (you can also add events to our calendar)
  • Personal achievements or experiences that might be newsworthy
  • Friends’ achievements or challenges
  • Problems where people don’t get the help they need
  • Misuse of power by people in positions of authority
  • Documents that demonstrate wrongdoing or something of public interest
  • Good news stories!

The more information you can share, including contact information where available, the easier it’ll be for us to follow up.

If you're happy for us to contact you, please provide your name. (It's optional. You don't have to.)
Add your email if you're happy for us to reach out that way. We might need more information.
Add your cell number here if you're happy for us to contact you that way.
If you want to send us documents or images, email them to news@cabinradio.ca or let us know in your message and give us a way to contact you. You can also mail documents to PO Box 2545, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P8.

More about confidential news tips

Use the form above to reach us quickly and easily.

If you have information to share with Cabin Radio – and have reason to believe someone might spy on your attempts to talk with us – we offer several ways to confidentially provide materials to our newsroom team without your employer or other people finding out who you are.

No communications system is completely secure, but there are tools that can help to protect your anonymity when you get in touch with us. Check out the options below.

What makes a good tip?

This guidance comes from the New York Times. The same applies to news tips we receive at Cabin Radio.

A strong news tip will have several components.

Documentation or evidence is essential. Speculating or having a hunch does not rise to the level of a tip.

A good news tip should articulate a clear and understandable issue or problem with real-world consequences. Be specific.

Finally, a news tip should be newsworthy. While we agree it is unfair that your neighbour is stealing cable, we would not write a story about it.

Examples of good tips include:

Here is evidence that this government representative is breaking the law.

Here is proof that this company is conducting itself unethically.

Cabin Radio regularly reviews messages and tries to provide an individual response to each one.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free messaging app owned by Meta that allows full end-to-end encryption. Only the sender and recipient can read messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents and calls.

Though you can limit some account information shared with Meta, WhatsApp still keeps records of the phone numbers involved in the exchange and the users’ metadata, including timestamps on messages.

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Signal

This free, open-source messaging app offers end-to-end encryption to send messages, photos, video and calls.

Signal retains only your phone number, when you first registered with the service, and when you were last active. No metadata surrounding communications is retained.

The app also allows messages to self-destruct, removing them from the recipient’s and sender’s phones (once it’s been seen) after a set amount of time.

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Telegram

Telegram is also a free, open-source messaging app with end-to-end encryption, including the option to launch secret chats that self-destruct.

Telegram’s owners assert that no data you send and receive via Telegram can be deciphered if intercepted by your internet service provider, owners of routers you connect to, or other third parties.

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