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Hare was travelling with a documentary film crew over the ice patches near Carcross, Yukon, in July 2016 when they spotted some caribou on a hillside. Hare had been showing the crew some of sites where he and other archaeologists have been finding ancient First Nations hunting weapons over the last ...
Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) Chief Richard Sidney calls it a "monumental step" for his First Nation. On Friday, the First Nation signed an intergovernmental agreement with Yukon government, essentially committing both to work together on some shared priorities. "We have an agreement!" Sidney declared to ...

Even though private retail rules aren't expected to be ready in time for cannabis legalization this summer, the Yukon government provided a first look at what the new licencing rules could eventually look like for privately-run stores. The territorial government released a summary of its proposed draft ...
Yukon's chief coroner says there are 20 cases in the territory where a person has died, but the cause of death cannot be officially determined yet. That's because toxicology tests -- that detect and measure drugs or other substances in someone's system -- require about six months wait. Heather Jones ...
As you may have suspected if you drove past the smokestacks of Yukon Energy's liquefied natural gas plant, we broke a power consumption record over the holiday cold snap. We peaked at 92.69 megawatts at 5:16 p.m. on Dec. 30, according to data provided by Yukon Energy. But our power appetite ...
As we pass the midway point of the futsal (indoor soccer) season for soccer organizations across the Yukon, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize one of our partners for their continued support of soccer in the territory. This past summer, the Yukon Soccer Association and Northwestel signed a ...

For the first time in the Yukon, the territory's legal aid society has played a role in a Supreme Court of Canada charter challenge. The Yukon legal services Society was given intervenor status on a case out of B.C. -- meaning it was allowed to participate in the proceedings -- in Canada's top court last year.
A proposed new $17.8 million housing complex in Whitehorse is in limbo, as the Challenge Disability Resource Group waits to hear whether the Yukon government will help pay for it. The group pitched the project last year, and said it hoped to have it built by the end of 2019. It would include 53 housing ...
Yukoners shouldn't expect to be sparking up a joint anywhere in public this summer, even after cannabis becomes legal. The Yukon government wants them to keep the weed at home. The government on Thursday offered more details about how marijuana will be legally sold and regulated in the territory, ...
All of these were invented Outside and, after a lag, arrived in the Yukon. But will our market be big enough that it ever makes sense to have a drone distribution centre in Whitehorse? Dawson City? Some people will be happy to escape the world of drones, instant e-commerce gratification and robotaxis. Lots of Yukoners get ...
The couple had two daughters together and Densmore would call the Yukon home for the rest of her life, practicing medicine in Whitehorse from the year she arrived until her retirement in 2013. "Lis contributed a lot here," Peter said in a phone interview Jan. 9. "At one point, she could probably rightfully say ...
Yukon's community services minister says his department is trying the last thing on its list of possible fixes for the much maligned Dawson City wastewater treatment facility before the situation could end up in court. This summer, a cloth disc filter system will be installed at the plant in an effort to finally get the ...
The official number of confirmed fentanyl deaths in the Yukon has climbed by one, the Star has learned. Heather Jones, the territory's acting chief coroner, told the Star today the deaths of eight people in the territory can be attributed to the drug. In an earlier interview Tuesday, she said additional toxicology ...
Two local alcohol producers say they were never consulted by the Yukon government or health researchers before new warning labels were applied to alcohol products sold in Whitehorse. The labels, that warn of cancer risk and advise limits on one's daily alcohol intake, were in use for just a few weeks ...
According to a statement from the Yukon Coroner's Service, staff were called to the scene just off the Cowley Lake Road on Saturday morning, where a vehicle appeared to have driven over a steep embankment. "The driver had exited the vehicle on foot and appeared to have been attempting to find her ...
Fitting the bill is the GMC Yukon Denali. For the 2018 model year there is a new grille, dropping the honeycomb to share the new GMC look already on the new Acadia and Terrain. The more jeweled look will eventually migrate across the portfolio. Denali also picks up new and unique 22-inch wheels and ...
Yukon housing advocates are concerned the territory's Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act (SCAN) is putting vulnerable people at even more risk. It's been 12 years since SCAN went into effect, creating a unit within the Department of Justice to investigate confidential complaints from citizens who ...

The private sponsorships were organized by the Riverdale Baptist Church, with financial help from the Yukon government and a local charitable group, Yukon Cares. The church committed to sponsoring each family for their first full year in Canada, so it's still supporting the Omar family from afar, until March.
Richardson said on Wednesday night, she was at the Aldi store off I-40 in Yukon, trying to buy groceries to feed her children when her card didn't work. "We only get $30 a month on food stamps and it was denied," Richardson said. The former teacher and single mother has two adopted children with ...
After seven years on the job, Yukon's commissioner Doug Phillips will be wrapping up his tenure at the end of the month. A representative of the territory at everything from the royal visit to his annual youth showcase, Phillips said he has enjoyed his time on the job but is ready to move on. "It's now time to do ...
The Yukon government is still hoping to salvage a project involving contentious warning labels applied to bottles and cans at the Whitehorse liquor store, late last year. The labels, that warn of cancer risk and advise limits on one's daily alcohol intake, were in use for just a few weeks before the territorial ...
Sat, Dec 19: A British Columbia researcher is calling for graphic warning labels on bottles of alcohol, saying it could help problem drinking. The comments come as a new study from Saint Mary's University was published, which says that health warnings on alcoholic products can change people's ...
But that could soon change, with Premier Sandy Silver announcing New Year's Day that his government is developing an Order of Yukon. It will be the highest honour in the territory, according to a government press release issued Tuesday. "It will recognize individuals who make exceptional contributions ...
Yukon's first baby of 2018 was born at 6 a.m. Monday morning. Genesis Mikhaila Many Grey Horses is Karen Pye's first child. The nurse told Pye her daughter was the first baby to be born in the Yukon in 2018. "I was kind of ecstatic," Pye said. "I was shocked. I was surprised. And happy." The Whitehorse ...
Two teenagers have been charged in Yukon after stealing a vehicle, evading police for more than a day, and eventually being stopped by a spike belt laid on the road. RCMP say the Dodge Ram truck was stolen from the Copper Ridge neighbourhood of Whitehorse early last Thursday morning. police say ...
People in Yukon's mining industry are optimistic about the future after increased spending and other developments over the past year. companies spent about $90 million on mineral exploration in the territory in 2017, according to Scott Casselman, the territorial government's head of mineral services.
The Yukon Fire Department was called to a mobile home fire early New Year's Day near W. Wilshire Blvd. and Gregory Rd. Crews from Oklahoma City Fire Department, El Reno Fire Department, and Bethany Fire Department were called to assist due to the extreme cold. Fire crews had to be rotated out due to the cold ...
It was the largest mountaineering expedition of its time, taking place over two months and involving hundreds of skilled climbers, in one of the world's most remote and inaccessible mountain ranges. New peaks were named, and dozens were scaled for the first time. There were no serious accidents or ...
The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations has a long-term vision: to have citizens born and raised with Southern Tutchone as their mother tongue, and have people so fluent in it that it will no longer have to be taught in Yukon schools. Stephen Reid, who goes by his traditional name Khasha, says he ...
The Yukon government and City of Whitehorse are warning anyone who had an EXCEL chimney for woodstoves installed over the last 20 years to make sure it was done correctly or potentially risk starting a house fire. Yukon Fire Marshal James Paterson said the Whitehorse Fire Department responded to ...
Watson Lake, Yukon, at -45 C, is the coldest place in Canada ... Extreme cold alerts are in effect for Watson Lake, Faro and Ross River, Yukon. Environment Canada is warning of ... The extreme cold alerts for the Yukon are three of 139 such warnings that Environment Canada has listed for the country.
New for the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali -- and partially what the mountain drive was meant to showcase -- is a 10-speed automatic transmission. It's the same transmission as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but tuned for a smoother ride rather than sport performance. The engine in this SUV -- based on the ...
Some renowned archeological areas in southern Yukon could become part of a Unesco world heritage site. The Yukon ice patches -- a series of sites within the Carcross/Tagish First Nation's traditional territory -- are among eight significant places newly added to Canada's list of UNESCO candidates.
The Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision marks the end of a three-year legal battle between the Yukon government and a coalition of Indigenous First Nations and environmental groups over the future of the Peel Watershed, a wildlife-rich region of mountains and rivers that also has significant ...
The brightly colored labels began appearing on bottles and cans of beer, wine and liquor in a government-owned store in Yukon Territory a month before Christmas. The brainchild of a research project financed by the Canadian government on how to prevent excessive drinking, the labels warned of the ...
It's not everyday that mountain goats from the Yukon Wildlife Preserve travel far from home. Yet, that's exactly what three young mountain goats from the facility have done. And no, they didn't have to hoof it. Three kids -- or, baby goats -- were recently transferred to Parc Omega, a wildlife-viewing facility in ...
It was supposed to be a public health experiment, backed by Health Canada and Yukon's chief medical officer of health. For eight months, new, more prominent stickers would be attached to cans and bottles of alcohol warning of cancer risks associated with drinking and encouraging healthy habits around ...
Facilitated by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and funded by the Justice Department, the three-day session, held at a Whitehorse hotel starting Nov. 28, saw approximately a dozen participants learning how to write Gladue reports as well as the history, law and responsibility surrounding them.
His wife and three children had flown up at the end of summer, he says, so the kids would have time to adjust, which left Hayes and Yukon to drive up at the end of October. About 4,500 km into the trip, Hayes stopped at the 80 Mile rest area outside of Fort St. John to stretch his legs -- which is when things ...
This year the YHMA, or Yukon Historical and Museums Association, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. There is a story about how the society got its name. At the founding meeting, which took place March 12, 1977, Peggy Crook, the chair of the gathering stated that the organizing committee had come up ...
The Yukon government is shedding people from its oil and gas branch, signalling a lull in activity, and the government's current priorities. John Fox, the assistant deputy minister for oil, gas and mineral resources, said the branch's workforce has been almost halved -- going from nine staff to five. He says the ...
A Yukon prospector, and a local contractor, will each pay $1,200 for building a 17-kilometre trail without permits. The fines were delivered in Yukon Territorial Court on Wednesday. Prospector Nicolai Goeppel pleaded guilty to three charges under Yukon land use regulations. The trail was built last summer ...
After decades of conservation efforts, Yukon biologists are celebrating the recommended removal of peregrine falcons from Canada's endangered species list. The bird was listed as endangered in 1978, but now the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) says it should be ...
The Auditor General of Canada has taken the Yukon government to task for creating plenty of reports on climate change, but not following through with clear action. In a report presented to the Yukon legislative assembly Dec. 5, auditors say the departments of energy, mines and resources, environment, ...
The Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision marks the end of a three-year legal battle between the Yukon government and a coalition of Indigenous First Nations and environmental groups over the future of the Peel Watershed, a wildlife-rich region of mountains and rivers that also has significant ...
WHITEHORSE -- The office of Canada's auditor general says the Yukon government isn't doing enough to combat climate change. A report released Tuesday points to failures in four departments, despite a government action plan that's been in place since 2006. It says Environment, Energy, Mines and ...
The president of the Yukon Medical Association says people in Whitehorse had better get used to a crowded hospital. "This is the new paradigm that we're going to be dealing with for the next few years," said Alex Poole. "We shouldn't be surprised. We have an aging demographic. This has been a slowly ...
The Alaska Highway has re-opened south of Fort Nelson, B.C. to one lane, after being closed for several hours early on Tuesday. According to the Drive B.C. website, run by the province's Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the highway was closed in both directions between Wonowon (kilometre ...
Casey Thomas, principal auditor with the office of the auditor general of Canada, delivered the report on Tuesday in Whitehorse. The report says even though Yukon is seeing faster and more dramatic change than much of Canada, the territorial government's own climate change Action Plan -- adopted in ...
The Yukon government says it's working to create a 24-hour support service to help victims of sexual assault. A telephone line would ... Jeanie Dendys, minister responsible for the Yukon women's Directorate, described one hypothetical case today at a press conference. She said a woman who was ...


 

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