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The Search Continues...An Update..

It's been more than a week since that disturbing stabbing incident in the Copperridge subdivision of Whitehorse.

Tanner Sinclair died from his wounds .

The investigation into the incident continues, including efforts to find Michael Mcpherson. He is the lone suspect and is facing a 2nd Degree murder charge.

Here with an update on this case is RCMP Constable Dean Hoogland...

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Preserving Language By Law...

The Champagne Aishihik First Nation has become the first ever in Canada to pass its own language act.

Members learned about the new law at its annual general assembly this past weekend at Klukshu.

During the assembly the chief and council announced the passing of a language act.

The First Nation has been working with its citizens to create a language law for a while.

We reached C-A-F-N council member Mary Jane Jim on the line to talk to us about it ....

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Return to the Riverbank

At one time, people lived all along Whitehorse's riverbanks.

And where the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site and Rotary Park sit today, there was a thriving community, called Whiskey Flats.

It was home to First Nations and non-First Nations people and new comers from around the world.

Whiskey Flats was demolished in the 1960s.

But it's still remembered by the Yukoners who valued it, and by those who called it home.

Here's Max Leighton's 3 Part series Return to the Riverbank ...

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Stricter Garbage And Compost Regulations A Possibility...

There is pressure on residents to be more responsible with garbage and compost after Conservation

Officers killed a mother bear foraging through garbage earlier this week.

Local organization Wildwise had been bearproofing some bins in area earlier this summer...

In British Columbia several communities now make bear-proofing mandatory

Glenda Koh is the acting Manager of Environmental Sustainability at the City of Whitehorse....

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The Town Of Watson Lake And Liard First Nation Taking The Yukon Government To Court

The Liard First Nation and the Town of Watson Lake are taking the Yukon government to court over water quality.

It's the first time the Yukon's environment act will be used against the government that passed it. And is also the first time a municipality and a First Nation have been listed as co-plaintiffs , according to the two parties.

The suit was filed yesterday in the Yukon Supreme Court.

Richard Durocher is the Mayor of Watson Lake....

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Improving Health Care For Women In The Yukon...

A call to improve healthcare for women...

NDP Health and Social Services Critic Jan Stick has been talking to women around the territory....A new reproductive health clinic in Whitehorse is likely to address some of those issues....We'll hear more about that from

Dr Stephanie Buchanan, the leading physician...and Michelle Wolsky,  the leading Nurse Practitioner of the clinic...but first Ms. Stick about her findings...

 

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Developer's Big Plans Dismatled After Government Decision..

A federal housing grant for the Yukon remains in limbo today, as there's still no word from the Yukon Government about how it plans to spend the remaining funds.

At least 10 million dollars, maybe as much as 13 million dollars remains unspent.

It was up until last month earmarked for an affordable housing program that promised up to 26 million dollars in new low cost rental housing.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Micro apartments - pic.JPGThat plan crashed abruptly last month, when the government announced it was cancelling the program.

The names of the 3 developers involved has been kept secret until now.

One of those developers is Whitehorse architect Antonio Zedda, whose plan included micro-apartments.

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Inside a Yukon courtroom on a historic land claim case

For the first time, we are able to bring you audio recordings of a trial in progress in Yukon Supreme Court. It's a precedent setting case that will determine the future of land planning in the territory. It's attracting a huge amount of interest. Spectators filled seats in the courtroom on the first day and the judge opened a second courtroom with a video feed to handle the overflow.

But the case also set a precedent with Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale allowing photography as well as video during the opening morning of the trial. Here's part of that audio from the opening arguments. We'll hear lawyer Thomas Berger arguing on behalf of two Yukon First Nation and two environmental groups and then John Hunter arguing on behalf of the Yukon Government.

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Remembering Don Knutson...

Whitehorse volunteer extraordinaire Don Knutson has died. He passed away suddenly Sunday night at the age of 78. Don Knutson loved the Yukon, raising his family here and working at making it a better place by volunteering his time in numerous clubs and organizations.

Here at the CBC, we knew Don as Russ' dad. Speaker of the Legislature David Laxton knew him as his best friend.

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Why and When Should Public Bodies Consider Using Video Surveillance?

Video surveillance is one of the most privacy invasive tools. So when should, or shouldn't public bodies consider using it.

Yukon's Information and Privacy commissioner has been giving that alot of thought after receiving numerous questions from the public.

Diane McLeod-McKay joined us to explain.

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