By Caitrin Pilkington Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Northwest Territories residents who benefit from rent subsidies through Housing N.W.T. are not allowed to run a business from home. David Giroux, who runs GW Giroux Enterprises from the home he rents through Housing N.W.T. in Dettah, makes wood stoves, barbecues, hide scrapers and toboggan hitches, much of it from reclaimed metal. Giroux is among residents who feel the Housing N.W.T. policy further limits the options of those already living in survival mode. He says he understood from a former Housing N.W.T. manager that rules forbidding businesses in public housing had changed years ago. But he has recently been told via email that he cannot continue making and selling stoves and hide scrapers, which he has done since 2009. The news comes just
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