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Sweeping zoning changes in Whitehorse could permit dense housing, more garden suites
A view over snow-covered houses. Whitehorse city council wants to allow four units per lot in areas currently dominated by single, detached-style homes. It's also set to tweak the rules around garden and living suites, yard setbacks and parking, as it looks for ways to increase Whitehorse's housing supply.
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Jury trial begins for Yellowknife man charged with aggravated assault
A large building seen from the outside has a sign reading 'Yellowknife Courthouse' above the door. The incident that took place in 2018 left a Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., man paralyzed from the neck down.
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'Like a washing machine': 2023 flood swept away 3 buildings at Yukon's oldest townsite, damaged several more
An aerial shot of an ice jam in the Forty Mile River. The final damage assessment has been done on last year's flooding at the Ch'ëdähdëk Forty Mile Historic Site near Dawson City, Yukon. A spring ice jam last May caused several historic buildings to be swept away, and the rest to be damaged.
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Atlin hydro project won't be in this year's Yukon budget, gov't says
Man in suit speaks into microphones at a podium. The proposed Atlin Hydro Expansion Project in northern B.C. is stuck in funding limbo — and that's prompted the Yukon government to drop the project from its upcoming budget and five-year capital plan.
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MLA introduces bill to repeal N.W.T. carbon tax
A portrait of a smiling man. Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, says it's not clear why the N.W.T. has its own carbon tax system in the first place when the territory's legislation mirrors the federal one.
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External review of Nutrition North food subsidy program possible, minister says
A photo of fruit at the grocery store. Canada's northern affairs minister says his department may order an external audit of the Nutrition North food subsidy program, "if necessary," to ensure retailers are passing the subsidy on to customers.
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Some N.W.T. child care providers say they're still skeptical about $10-a-day daycare
Woman in white shirt looks off next to camera. As a parent raising children in the N.W.T., Melissa Syer says she's enthusiastic about the federal and territorial government rolling out cheaper daycare in the N.W.T. faster than expected. As someone involved in the operation of a daycare, it's a different story.
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Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates
A man with a beard wears a green plaid hat and a red and black jacket. Johannes Rivoire, who is in his mid-90s and lives in Lyon, France, has long faced allegations he sexually abused Inuit children during his time in Nunavut. Oblate leaders in Rome have now ruled against his dismissal from the Oblates.
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New shuttle service connects Whitehorse and Haines Junction, Yukon 
Isabelle Piché of Adventure Time and her new shuttle bus. A new shuttle service starting on Wednesday will offer trips between Whitehorse and Haines Junction, Yukon, three times a week, year-round. The business is part of Yukonstruct’s startup program this year.
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RCMP in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., seize cocaine, handgun in traffic stop
A police car. Three people have been charged after police in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., say they seized 1.9 kg of cocaine during a traffic stop on Highway 3 on Saturday. 
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