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First Arctic patrol ship clicks into place at Halifax Shipyard

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 20:28:39 EST


The main structural components of the Royal Canadian Navy's first Arctic patrol ship have been assembled at the Halifax Shipyard.

Roar of the Rings: Canadian Olympic curling trials

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:03:40 EST


Follow CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux's live dispatches from Ottawa as Canada's top curlers compete for a spot in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EST


The holidays are upon us, so what better time to break open our bag of your best photos from across the North? Enjoy our mega-sized gallery of the best user-submitted shots from across the territories sent by you over the last three weeks.

'You've got to bring some kind of light to bear': Canada's poet laureate stops in Yellowknife

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST


With just weeks left in his term, parliamentary poet laureate George Elliott Clarke is making his first visit to Yellowknife, where he'll participate in an open-mic session Sunday evening.

5 Years after Idle No More, founders still speaking out

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST


It’s been five years since Idle No More was elevated into the Canadian conscious, and the founders continue to speak up for Indigenous sovereignty, the land and water.

Youth songwriters win cash, celebrate Inuktitut music scene

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST


Winners won up to $5,000 in cash and a chance to professionally record their songs on a CD.

Cat ends up in Yukon legislative building, very far from home

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:00:09 EST


A Yukon MLA is sharing his office with a cat found in Teslin. The cat will soon be shipped to meet its owners, who live in New Mexico.

Darryl Sheepway murder trial closes, justice reserves decision until January

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:44:19 EST


Prosecutors have made their final submissions in the first-degree murder trial of Darryl Sheepway, leaving the Whitehorse man's fate in the hands of Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower.

Santa's helpers use planes to get Christmas presents to kids in Labrador

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST


RCMP and members of the Canadian Armed Forces are pulling out some big airborne sleighs to get gifts to the Labrador coast in time for Christmas.

Smile, there's free dental care in Whitehorse this weekend

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 09:00:00 EST


'We'll see as many people as we can,' said Sammy Hachem, co-owner of Riverstone Dental Clinic. 'We’re not changing the world, right — we’re just helping a few people.'

Yukon First Nations woman receives award for tackling 'lateral violence'

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 19:13:37 EST


Teagyn Vallevand, co-founder of Youth For Lateral Kindness, was chosen by a jury of notable Canadians for an 'Everyday Political Citizen' award.

Air North to add new Whitehorse-Victoria service

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:51:15 EST


'We felt this was an opportune time to test the market a little bit,' said company president Joe Sparling.

Repeat sexual offender in N.W.T. declared dangerous offender

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:20:43 EST


Bobby Zoe, 36, has a long criminal record of sexual assault charges and breaking and entering. A judge has sentenced Zoe to serve an indeterminate sentence, which means there is no indication when he’ll get out.

Iqaluit Music Society wins Canada Volunteer Award for social innovation

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:20:25 EST


The Iqaluit Music Society won the northern region’s 2017 social innovator award at the Canada's Volunteer Awards in Ottawa on Dec. 5.

Fort Good Hope couple builds their own home in face of housing shortage

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST


A couple in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., didn’t qualify for social housing, and didn’t want to live with their parents, so what to do in a community with a housing crisis? Build your own home.

Reasonable doubt whether Darryl Sheepway intended to kill Whitehorse man, lawyer says

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:44:07 EST


Sheepway's lawyer says her client was under extreme emotional stress when he shot and killed 25-year-old Christopher Brisson.

Former Yellowknifer Kevin Koe sets his sights on the Olympics

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:10:12 EST


One of the greatest shot makers in the history of curling is one win away from representing Canada at the Olympics for the first time. Just don't expect the unflappable Kevin Koe to get too worked up about it.

Federal bills on carbon pricing, coal, clean fuels expected in 2018

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:53:57 EST


Environmental advocates say 2018 is going to have to be a banner year for environmental legislation, regulation and strategies or Canada's climate plan is going to end up on the scrap heap of climate promises past.

Nunavut's chief coroner reminds residents not to smoke cannabis around kids

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST


Infants and young children exposed to the smoke are sick more often than children who are not. They are at risk for pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, ongoing coughing and breathing problems.

Yukon government siphons staff from oil and gas branch

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 20:39:47 EST


The branch will go from nine employees to five. 'At this point in time, I think we've landed on the right number for staff to support the work we anticipate for the branch,' said one official.