Internet and phone lines down in Colville Lake

Colville Lake (Courtesy of SSI)

Northwestel technicians are still attempting to repair internet and phone service in the Sahtu community of Colville Lake.

According to the telecommunications company and CKLB Sahtu host Judi Kochon the community of about 150 people, lost communication services sometime over the weekend.

A brief statement on Northwestel’s website says the outage is due to a damaged satellite antenna in the community.

The community health centre is relying on a satellite phone for emergency communications.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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