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Your North: Best reader photos for week of March 20

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT


A unique perspective on the Northern lights highlights your best photos from across the territories over the past week, as we celebrate the best user-submitted shots from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.

Got milk? Not anymore, say Yukon goat dairy farmers

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT


Brian Lendrum's decided to call it quits on his homegrown business selling locally-made goat milk and cheese. No kidding.

Rankin Inlet man arrested after police standoff

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:53:25 EDT


One person is in custody after an armed standoff with RCMP in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Inuit midwives keep pregnant women closer to home and family

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:00:00 EDT


Thirty years after Inuit women began giving birth in their communities again, midwives say the traditions and local knowledge surrounding childbirth is stronger than ever.

'It's frustrating': U.S. has TV streaming services galore. Why not in Canada?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


YouTube TV will soon join a long list of low-cost streaming options available in the U.S. but not in Canada. This frustrates many Canadians who want to watch their favourite shows without paying big cable bills.

Canada's northernmost community seeks PM's help to weather climate change

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:10:03 EDT


After high tides last summer crashed over snowmobiles and carried fuel tanks out to sea, the mayor of Grise Fiord, Nunavut wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit to see for himself their infrastructure needs.

Whitehorse inventor promises new cross-country skiing experience

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT


Doug Hitch has spent the past 20 years developing his 'ski claws' - an innovation inspired by his frustration skiing on Yellowknife trails.

How to roll up the rim without buying coffee

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:17:07 EDT


Does buying a coffee for a chance to win a prize feel like the lottery to you? According to the law, the two are similar enough that companies are required to offer a free method of entry in order to avoid being accused of running an illegal lottery.

'The trapline is now the tarsands': Fort Chipewyan Indigenous residents disappointed with Keystone XL approval

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:20:41 EDT


Indigenous residents in northern Alberta are disappointed with the U.S State Department’s decision to green-light the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it will destroy their way of life.

Canada's Homan wins gold at world women's curling championships

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:18:40 EDT


Canada's Rachel Homan won gold at the world women's curling championship thanks to an 8-3 victory in the final over Russia on Sunday in Beijing.

Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 15 wounded

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:22:38 EDT


Gunfire erupted inside a crowded nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday, killing a 27-year-old man and wounding more than a dozen other people. The city's mayor predicts a "long process" in solving the crime.

Yukon's Granny Hanky headbands expands beading design line

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT


Dickson Designs celebrates its two year anniversary this April, and the young Whitehorse entrepreneur says her sales are reaching all corners of Canada, and even across borders.

Elders pass on Cree culture at Rites of Passage week in Chisasibi, Que.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:46:35 EDT


This week the James Bay community of Chisasibi, Que., held a Rites of Passage cultural week, where elders passed on teachings to the youth.

Firefighters help 1 person from 2nd-storey room in Yellowknife house fire, neighbour says

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:11:01 EDT


No word yet on injuries as a crew wraps up their duties regarding a fire that is now out at home on Williams Avenue.

Northern re-exposure: 70s visit to N.W.T retraced in Ottawa photo exhibit

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Recordings and photos of indigenous people collected more than forty years ago have been brought back to life through a new exhibit at Carleton University.

Record number of students may graduate this year in Clyde River, Nunavut

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT


Double the number of students are expected to graduate high school from Clyde River, Nunavut, this year, according to the principal of Quluaq school.

Dawson City race delivers the mail the old-fashioned way

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:26:48 EDT


Mushers reached Dawson City Friday, marking the finish of the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race. The contest is named after a famous postman who spent 39 years risking his life to carry Dawsonites' letters.

Town of Watson Lake to lock out unionized workers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:27 EDT


The Public Service Alliance of Canada says the workers wanted to go binding arbitration. 'We got a letter — 'we're locking you out, Monday morning.' They're not even interested in talking,' says union spokesperson Steve Geick.

Fastpitch fury: Whitehorse gears up to host men's world softball championship

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:32:03 EDT


Whithehorse is set to host 20 softball teams from around the world, as Yukon's capital prepares to host the 2017 Men's World Softball Championship.

Podium finishes for Yukoners at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDT


All three Yukoners completing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games will be coming home with some new hardware in their luggage.