Alexandra Byers


Alexandra Byers is an award-winning journalist with CBC North in Whitehorse. Before she moved to Yukon, she freelanced as a journalist and videographer in Uganda. Prior to that she produced investigative and breaking news with the CBC News Investigative Unit and CBC News Network in Toronto.

Latest from Alexandra Byers

Dawson City residents consider legal action as sewer work resumes

A Dawson City resident is considering legal action this week after the Yukon government resumed work on Craig Street sewer upgrades, but didn't officially redesign the project to protect dozens of large trees from destruction.

'Impending sense of doom' in Dawson City over property line surprises

Planned water and sewer upgrades in Dawson City, Yukon, are on hold, after the project veered into what residents considered their front yards, raising concerns about property boundaries and putting old growth trees at risk.

Wet Yukon weather not raising water levels, say officials

It’s been wetter than normal in southwestern Yukon, but all this rain is not enough to bring the territory’s water levels back up to average.

How a trans man from a small Yukon town had a big impact on the MMIWG inquiry

Shaun LaDue's story as a Kaska Dena trans man features prominently in the inquiry's final report, released this week. His life is being held up as an example of the possibility for change, and Indigenous resilience against colonial violence.

Former Whitehorse teacher charged with sexual assault

Paul Thomas Deuling, 69, is facing two charges of indecent assault, and three charges of sexual assault. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in the 1980s.

Yukon fentanyl trafficking trial ends in dismissal

The case against 28-year-old Jibril Hosh Jibril, the first man accused of trafficking fentanyl in Yukon, was dismissed Thursday at the request of the Crown prosecution.

Yukon incarceration rate drops 30%

Yukon's adult incarceration rate, and its number of admissions, dropped more than any other province or territory between 2016 and 2018.

Yukon Human Rights Commission adopts online tool to report harassment and discrimination

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is the first in the world to partner with Spot, an artificial intelligence chatbot designed to help people document and report harassment and discrimination.

Harassment charges against 'Magic Cool Bus' founder stayed

Daniel MacKenzie was charged last year with criminal harassment and two counts of uttering death threats. He has agreed to abide by a common law peace bond for eight months.

Drunk driver who caused violent crash in Whitehorse sentenced to 5 months

Mark McCluskey, 48, has been sentenced to five and a half months in jail. The 2017 crash injured two people.