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Yukon looks south to Alaska for redundant fibre optic line

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:03:26 EDT


The Yukon government wants to know if there's a company capable of building and operating a fibre optic line between Whitehorse and Skagway.

Ready, set, go: New Iqaluit airport terminal expected to open Aug. 9

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Travellers in Iqaluit could be using the city's new airport terminal in less than two weeks.

Canoeists rescued from Pelly River near Faro, Yukon

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:43:39 EDT


Two canoeists are safe after a close call on the Pelly River.

Owners of Whitehorse taxi companies, pawn shops may soon need criminal record checks

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:58:53 EDT


A bylaw proposed by the City of Whitehorse would require owners of second-hand stores, pawn shops and taxi companies to undergo a criminal record check in order to obtain a business licence.

MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:04:04 EDT


The national inquiry charged with uncovering the underlying reasons behind the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls announced Thursday it is reviewing police conduct.

Man says he killed wife on Alaska cruise over her laughing

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:49 EDT


A Utah man killed his wife aboard the ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him.

B.C. wildfires, evacuations don't stop Yellowknife couple from welcoming 1st child

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:32:13 EDT


Amidst evacuations and chaos as wildfires rage in northern B.C., one couple — and their new addition — has ample reason to celebrate.

Couple stranded at cabin in Yukon for 3 weeks rescued by RCMP

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:52:37 EDT


A couple stranded for three weeks at a cabin outside of Haines Junction, Yukon, has been rescued.

Inuit leaders applaud landmark Supreme Court ruling

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT


The representatives of Nunavut Inuit are excited about Clyde River's big win at the Supreme Court - even if they're still not sure exactly what it will mean for future consultations.

Polar bears in Finland frolic in donated load of snow

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:16:27 EDT


Heat is enveloping Finland's northern Lapland, so a local ski club donated snow to polar bear mom Venus and her eight-month-old cub.

Whitehorse totem pole lacks signage, leaves people with 'questions that should be answered'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:03:46 EDT


The sight of two teens climbing on a healing totem pole has led a Whitehorse man to action. Mark Rutledge is asking local community leaders to put up signs explaining its significance.

RCMP standoff with 'armed and dangerous' man in Pond Inlet ends peacefully

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:32:54 EDT


A police standoff with a Pond Inlet man deemed "armed and dangerous" has ended peacefully with the man taken into custody late Wednesday night, according to a news release by RCMP.

Indigenous, non-Indigenous wage gap in the North up to 3 times national average: report

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The Conference Board of Canada says a gap still exists between the incomes of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people in the three territories.

Nunavut gov't looks to expand Iqaluit's fuel farm as gas sales approach storage capacity

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT


The fuel farm holds 6.1 million litres of gasoline and the government has sold just under that in the past few years.

Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:04:38 EDT


The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the go-ahead to conduct disruptive testing.

'It's Louisa's cabin': Yellowknife family shocked after memorial ransacked

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:26:43 EDT


A Yellowknife family is speaking out after the gravesite of one of their loved ones was ransacked.

Same-day mental health services now available in N.W.T.'s Beaufort Delta region

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Changes to how mental health care is delivered in the Beaufort Delta region has improved access for residents, says manager.

FBI investigating death on cruise ship off coast of Alaska

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:43:19 EDT


A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman, and the FBI is investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska.

Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, gets a boys hockey team after almost 50 sets of equipment donated

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:47:44 EDT


Michael Small, a teacher at Nuiyak Elementary School, sourced equipment for the boys after the girls in the community got a team together last year.

Get in line: Dawson City streets 'bustling' with tourists

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:03:32 EDT


This summer's visitation numbers haven't been released yet, but the executive director of the Klondike Visitors Association says visitation could be up by more than 50 per cent.