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The community of 200 people sits 325 kilometres north of Whitehorse -- a five-hour drive up the highway from the Yukon capital. Recently, on a warm weekend in March, the Company of the White Wolf arrived to train. Six men from across the territory congregated at their captain's cabin on the outskirts ...
YUKON, Oklahoma -. YUKON teachers and staff have decided its walkout will last Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and maybe longer. The YUKON School's Superintendent says teachers feel there is too much uncertainty after some revenue measures in lawmakers' original plan were cut out. YUKON's ... Schools Education

Luckily, a short ferry ride to Haines or Skagway can lead to a wide array of family river adventures. This column will focus on road to road beginner and intermediate rivers -- though the Yukon has a ton of possibilities for more extreme and expensive trips as well. Some of the information I offer is general.
The Yukon Liberals used their majority to vote down an NDP motion for an independent review of territorial group homes. The government insists the review being done by the territory's child and youth advocate has the independence the NDP was looking for. MLAs debated the motion March 28 as ...
Yukon's minister of the Public Service Commission says he applauds the whistleblowers who came forward to talk about failures in the territory's child protection system, but cautions it will take time to overcome a long-entrenched culture of fear in Yukon's public service. "This isn't a new issue, we're ...
YUKON, Okla. - A YUKON restaurant is offering teachers free appetizers to show their support for local educators. Earlier this week, the owner of The Lokal YUKON posted to Facebook that his restaurant would offer any teacher a free appetizer for the next two weeks. "As a business owner and son (this is ...

The internet has connected the Yukon to the outside world in new and amazing ways. It has also connected us to the world of hackers. They aren't dissuaded by distance, cold or isolation. Indeed, the only thing that can stop them is when the backhoe operators of Fort Nelson sever our lone fibre optic cable.
The company made the announcement last week. It will be the Juneau-based company's first international flight, said general manager Carl Ramseth. “There was previous connection by Air North and a couple other carriers,” he said. “We believe that our PC-12 is the right sized airplane to meet a demand ...
Children are being put at serious risk because of systemic problems in Yukon's child protection system, according to two government workers. The two whistleblowers are the latest to come forward to sound alarms about the territorial-run group homes. Last week CBC reported allegations from another ...
Yukon is the largest of the three kittens, and is the shyest with a cautious approach to new things. Cats and kittens released for adoption have had a Wellness checkup at the vet's, FELV testing, shots, dewormer, and flea medication if needed. Visit The Animal Assistance Group (TAAG) website. The Animal ...
Measuring under 30 centimetres from tail to beak, weighing between 90 to 200 grams and with a wingspan ranging from about 50 to 60 centimetres, the boreal owl is on the smaller end of the Yukon's 10 recorded owl species and a rather elusive one, too. Luckily for budding ornithologists though, March ...
“This would have meant that YDC owed $39.2 million to the Yukon government, but would only be recovering $16.7 million of that from the Yukon Energy Corporation and would have had to make up the difference,” The minister responsible for the development corporation Ranj Pillai told the legislative ...
The flowers were being sold as part of an annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Kari Johnston, a Cancer Society volunteer in Whitehorse, says she got a call on Monday afternoon from the transport company, telling her its truck went off the road near Pink Mountain, B.C. — and that her flower ...
The Property is located 70 km south of Haines Junction, Yukon and 16 km from the Haines Road at Dalton Post. The claims cover a prominent gossanous ridge where cobalt bloom has been reported. The property is located 20 km north of the British Columbia border in the Tatshenshini River area. In 1967 ...
In preparation for the 2019 Special Olympics National Games, the Yukon Charging Moose soccer team hosted three B.C. teams for their first annual soccer invitational. And with the success of the four-team tournament, Special Olympics Yukon hopes it will only continue to grow in years to come.
The Yukon finished third overall in the final medal standings with 122 medals – a medal high since the 2012 Games in Whitehorse, equalling that total. The team won 35 gold, 41 silver and 46 bronze ulus, beating the gold and silver totals and equalling the bronze count at the 2016 AWG in Nuuk, Greenland ...
"I'm happy that's what the emphasis is — not on your normal, everyday hunter, like we have in the Yukon," said Larry Bagnell, MP for Yukon. Bagnell lost the the 2011 election after he voted with the Liberal Party to keep the long-gun registry, a policy many Yukoners wanted the government to scrap.

The Yukon government's planned review of youth group homes in the territory is being dismissed by the Yukon Employees Union that represents group home workers. "I'm not very confident at all," said Steve Geick, president of the union. The government-run facilities were thrown into the spotlight this ...
GMC's giant-sized Yukons are specialists at heavy hauling, towing and people transporting in all kinds of road conditions. Although both regular and longer XL configurations can hold up to eight people, the latter's extra space is completely dedicated to cargo room. Both cabins include a fashionable ...
Yukon's group homes will be undergoing a systemic review to determine whether children and youth are getting the support they need. Annette King, the Yukon's child advocate is assessing the systemic issues plaguing the territory's six group homes. “We have many advocacy issues for children who live in ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of diverting $315,000 from a nonprofit group to his own businesses. David Michael McGraw, the former finance director for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, faces counts of misapplication ...
Seven mobile homes destroyed in Yukon. by Dan Snyder & Emily Collins. Fire destroys seven mobile homes in Yukon near NW 10th and Cemetery Rd. (Wayne Stafford/KOKH). AA. YUKON, Okla. (KOKH) —. Several homes were destroyed overnight in a massive fire. Fire crews say around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, crews were ...
The Yukon government was pummeled in the Legislature on Thursday, in the wake of a CBC News report detailing allegations of violence and mistreatment in some government-run youth group homes. Opposition politicians repeatedly called on the government to explain what it was doing to protect ...
Yukon conservation officers say too many anglers are breaking the rules around ice fishing by using barbed hooks where they shouldn't. Conservation officer Dave Bakica said 11 fines and six warnings were handed out last weekend just on Little Atlin Lake. "It was a high percentage of people that were ...
Some young people, and an anonymous whistleblower, are speaking out about Yukon's youth group homes, describing instances of physical violence and conflict. The whistleblower — a worker within Yukon's youth group home system who CBC has agreed not to name — calls the government-operated ...
Eden said that's part of the goal with the comedy festival. “We're trying to give (performers) the most Yukon experience ever,” he said. This includes a glass-blowing class at Lumel Studios, a trip to Takhini Hot Springs, and flight training with Alkan Air. Eden said he wants the festival to be to the comedy world ...
Yukon's second major gold rush took place, surprisingly, in the midst of one of the worst global economic downturns in the past century. It began much the same way as the first: by the true grit of a determined prospector drawn by the allure of the undiscovered source of the original Klondike deposits. With a ...
One family is hopeful they will soon have justice in the killing of their father as a new RCMP cold case unit opens in the territory. “Our dad was taken from us May of 2014 from this community and we really don't have answers about what happened and were still waiting,” said Dawn Waugh of her father Allan ...
Three otherwise healthy bison were found dead in the snow in a remote Yukon valley, their bodies unmarred by any signs of a hunt, human or otherwise. An unusual sight, for sure, but a mystery that was quickly solved by the Haines Junction conservation officer who was sent to the scene via a 40-minute ...
“In the Yukon, that's actually hard and easy to answer,” said McLaren. “Because the answer is 'not that often,' but not without lack of trying. We've kind of been really lucky. The only interface fire in recent memory is Burwash Landing in 1999.” McLaren was on one of the crews that fought that fire. If you didn't ...
After last year's recommendations by the financial advisory panel, Yukon budget cognoscenti were eagerly awaiting the new territorial budget which came down last week. In particular, I was curious to see what choices the government was going to make about our cash deficit and whether the Yukon's net ...
The federal government has appointed the first woman to be a resident Yukon Supreme Court judge. Edith Campbell, a longtime federal prosecutor in Yukon, was named to the post on Thursday by federal Justice Minister Jodi Wilson-Raybould. Campbell was appointed under the new judicial application ...
Meanwhile the Yukon Utilities Board approved a plan March 7 for the mine to buy power from Yukon Energy. According to the power purchase agreement, the mine is expected to spend at least $100 million on power over the first 10 years of its life. How it gets that power is still up in the air. The mine could ...
Team Yukon returned home from the 2018 Brier curling championships this week with experience and a couple of wins under their belt. Under the new format implemented this year, this was the first time the Yukon had it's own representation in the main draw of the national men's curling tournament.
The minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation is walking back a statement from his department which said the government would have to ask for more money if it wanted to buy a new building to warehouse and sell cannabis in. Last week, when it was revealed that the only bid to be the location ...
YUKON, Okla. - During a special board meeting on Wednesday morning, the Yukon Public Schools board approved a resolution supporting their teachers who choose to participate in a possible statewide walkout, demanding lawmakers fund a teacher pay raise. The Yukon Board of Education voted ...
The Yukon NDP is accusing the government of only calling for a review of the territory's minimum wage now to save face ahead of a review of MLA salaries. “I think they were just trying to avoid the embarrassment at this point of them finishing their review (of MLA's salaries) and not doing minimum wage,” ...
Ten or more local fire companies will bid a final farewell to Turkeytown volunteer firefighter Randy Brown of Yukon in a funeral procession from Madison to North Huntingdon on Wednesday morning. The procession will leave after Brown's funeral service, set for 10 a.m. at Beatty-Rich Funeral Home in ...
The Yukon village of Mayo is fighting for government funding to help offset the costs of operating its landfill. Mayo spends at least $100,000 a year maintaining the site, but less than half the waste actually comes from the two hundred or so people who live within village boundaries, according to Mayor Scott ...
Yukon will spend about $2.7 million this year to build an inventory of marijuana, according to the minister overseeing the territory's plan for legal pot sales. Minister John Streicker told the legislative assembly on Monday he's anticipating a possible shortage once marijuana becomes legal later this year.
More school districts are giving their support to teachers if they decide to walk out of classrooms on April 2. On Tuesday, an emotional discussion was held during a town hall meeting between school leaders and concerned parents and students at Yukon High School. The school board will meet ...
A former Whitehorse student has filed a statement of claim against a former teacher and the Government of Yukon for sexual abuse she alleges started when he was her Grade 4 teacher. She alleges the abuse continued while she was in high school, and that the Government of Yukon did nothing to protect ...
The government's purported rationale for this part of the spending was exceptionally poor — claiming that it “is simpler, easier, and more efficient for the public.” It claimed that they heard from Yukoners who “weren't always sure if they were actually dealing with the government of Yukon.” I'm skeptical that ...
Tagish dog rescue owner Shelley Cuthbert only surrendered four dogs — not 10, as she previously told media — to the Yukon government's animal health unit Feb. 15, according to her newly-filed affidavit. The six other dogs were returned to their previous owners. However, in the affidavit filed Feb.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which represents nursing staff at Whitehorse General Hospital, says it is working with the hospital to resolve grievances related to a pay issue. (Cory Correia/CBC). 3 comments. The union that represents nursing staff at Whitehorse General Hospital ...
Man battles Yukon wildfire with buckets of water ... A man took matters into his own hands Tuesday as a wildfire sparked near his Yukon home. Unfortunately, a couple buildings near Southwest 25th Street and Czech Hall Road were destroyed in the fire. Advertisement. The battalion chief said the initial call ...
YUKON, Okla. – Yukon police are investigating a threat made by a student at Yukon High School. Yukon school officials say they were recently made aware of the threat directed at the school by the student. School officials then notified law enforcement and followed school protocol in handling the threat.
Yukon's official opposition wants to know how the territorial government decided which contracts would qualify for procurement exceptions under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. The agreement signed last year allows the government to restrict bidding on 10 projects to Yukon companies only.
The government of Yukon is giving more money to the RCMP to investigate unsolved homicides and missing persons cases in the territory. The force's M Division in Yukon will receive $442,000 annually for three years, to create a Historical Case Unit. Three new full time officers will be hired. In a statement ...
High crime rates, high costs and limited access to legal aid have put Yukon and the N.W.T. at the bottom of a list ranking criminal justice systems in the provinces and territories. The MacDonald-Laurier Institute on Monday issued its second report on criminal justice in Canada. It's based on Statistics Canada ...


 

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