First Nation to build 6 housing units just outside Dawson City, Yukon

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The Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation is hoping to start construction on six new housing units in a subdivision on its settlement lands outside Dawson City, Yukon, next week.

Chief Roberta Joseph said the First Nation completed the development of the subdivision, which is just east of the town, across from the Crocus Bluff baseball field, a couple of years ago.

“Some units will be two-bedrooms, and one-bedroom as well,” she said.

She’s hoping the units will be ready for people to move into them in October, if everything goes smoothly.

Pressure to build new homes

Joseph said building new housing is a priority for the First Nation.

“The young people are growing up and wanting

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