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Workers' compensation rates for most Yukon businesses dropping

The Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board has set its assessment rates for the upcoming year. These are the rates employers pay to support claim payments made by injured employees across various industries and job classifications. As usual, some rates are up, while others have fallen. The board's director of corporate services, Kurt Dieckmann, was in the studio to explain what's changed and the reasons behind the changes. 

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Fall sitting of the Yukon Legislature begins

Yukon's 19 MLAs are back in the legislative assembly. The fall sitting began yesterday. CBC legislative reporter Nancy Thomson joined us this morning with a look at yesterday's sitting, and a look at what we might expect during the next several weeks.

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Yukon Film Society celebrates 30 years

cbqmdennisallen.jpgThe Yukon Film Society has been presenting films to Yukoners for 30 years. To celebrate that milestone, it's holding a Kitchen Party Canadian Cinema Retrospective. You can see more than a dozen Canadian feature films and documentaries this weekend at the Yukon Arts Centre. Andrew Connors is the artistic director of Yukon Film Society. (photo from Dennis Allen's film CBQM)

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Program available here: http://yukonfilmsociety.com/schedule

 

Music Playlist October 20 - 24, 2014

  • I Want to See the Light - Sarah MacDougall
  • Hope - The Naysayers
  • The Bells - Lowell
  • It's Saturday Night - Razor Backs
  • Blues at my Window - Steph Cameron
  • Cul de sac - Les Soeurs Boulay
  • Up We Go - Lights
  • Cold Cold Heart -  Bobby Bazini
  • Telephones - Mo Kenney
  • Clam Chowder - Sadies
  • Mango - Highs
  • Forever More - Jesse Daniel Smith
  • Then Came the Morning - Lone Bellow
  • Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
  • Salt in your socks - Heather Bishop
  • Green Icy Mountain - The Blue Warblers
  • Made on a Monday - Dave Gunning
  • Gone Down the River - Teresa Doyle
  • Somebody Somewhere - Amelia Curran
  • Ready to Go Up - Manitoba Hal

Yukon's MP and Senator on shootings in Ottawa

Yukon's M-P Ryan Leef described yesterday's events in Ottawa as surreal. He and Yukon Senator Dan Lang were among those held in lockdown on Parliament Hill after a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The gunman made his way into Centre Block where he was eventually shot and killed in the hall. Leef and Lang were both in the Conservative caucus meeting at the time with the Prime Minister and many of their colleagues. Here's Yukon's M-P Ryan Leef.

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Then we spoke with Yukon Senator Dan Lang.

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The House of Commons resumed today... with resounding applause for Sergeant_At-Arms Kevin Vickers, a moment of silence and then MP's burst into a redition of O Canada.

Mental health in the workplace

We've heard a lot this year about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in our community. People are reluctant to speak openly about them generally, and it's especially sensitive in workplaces where complex situations can arise.

Employees had a chance today to learn more about mental health in the workplace and get practical information. The Yukon Workers Compensation Health and Safety Board sponsored a workshop on the topic with Lynn Hiscoe. She has a master's degree in clinical social work and more than 25 years experience working directly with people with mental and chronic health isues iin B-C.

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Paralympian Stephanie Dixon sign added to Olympic Trail

photo (40).JPGThe Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club has honoured paralympian Stephanie Dixon. The 19-time Paralympic medalist and former Whitehorse swim club head coach now has a sign bearing her name alongside one of the Mount McIntyre trails.

George Maratos witnessed the unveiling, which began with a few words from the club's manager Mike Gladish.

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Later this year, Graham and Emily Nishikawa will also see signs erected in recognition of their Olympic accomplishments in Sochi.

Claire Anderson of Taku River Tlingit called to the Yukon bar

photo (39).JPGPeople packed Whitehorse courtroom Monday afternoon to witness Claire Anderson's call to the Yukon bar. The Whitehorse resident is a member of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin.

Yesterday's ceremony saw the traditions of the courtroom meet those of the First Nation. It included drumming and traditional songs. CBC's George Maratos was on hand to capture some of the sounds.

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First nations and fish

adamolsenfish.jpgSalmon is not just a source of food, it's also key to First Nations culture for many B-C communities. That's a message Adam Olsen wants to make sure is understood by any who doubt it. He's asking First Nations people from across B-C to share their salmon photos on a Facebook page. Olsen is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation near Victoria. That's where we've reached him.

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Food Security: Dr. Hanley's weekly studio call

Dr. Brendan Hanley talked food security in this week's studio call.

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