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    Woodstock (Ontario)

    Woodstock, Ontario, incorporated as a city in 1901, population 46,705 (2021 census), 41,098 (2016 census). The city of Woodstock is located on the Thames River, in the heart of southwestern Ontario.

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    Wynyard

    Wynyard, Saskatchewan, incorporated as a town in 1911, population 1,798 (2016 census), 1,767 (2011 census). The town of Wynyard is located 150 km north of Regina.

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    Yarmouth

    Yarmouth, NS, incorporated as a town in 1890, population 6761 (2011c), 7162 (2006c). The Town of Yarmouth is located at the entrance to Yarmouth Harbour at the western tip of Nova Scotia and referred to as Eastern Canada's Gateway.

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    Yellowknife

    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, incorporated as a city in 1970, population 20,340 (2021 census), 19,569 (2016 census). The city of Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and the territory's only city. It sits on the Canadian Shield, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, and about 400 km south of the Arctic Circle. Due to its northerly location, Yellowknife is the Canadian city with the most hours of summer sunshine, averaging 1,030 hours per year. The city and Yellowknife Bay were named after the Yellowknives, a Dene band who lived on the islands of Great Slave's East Arm and travelled as far north as the Arctic coast to obtain copper for knives and other implements. They, in turn, acquired their name from the copper-bladed knives they carried.

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    York

    York, Ont, is an urban community within the city of TORONTO and is separated from Etobicoke by the Humber River.

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    Yorkton

     Although the York colony eventually faded, large numbers of immigrants from across Europe settled in the area. Of particular significance were the early UKRAINIANS and DOUKHOBORS who formed a large portion of the population.

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