Jackie Hong

Reporter

Jackie Hong is a reporter for CBC North in Whitehorse. She was previously the courts and crime reporter at the Yukon News and, before moving North in 2017, was a reporter at the Toronto Star where she covered everything from murder trials to escaped capybaras. You can reach her at jackie.hong@cbc.ca

Latest from Jackie Hong

Hundreds attend Whitehorse march honouring MMIWG2S+ on Red Dress Day

Accompanied by the sound of singers and drums, hundreds of people walked from Whitehorse General Hospital to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre late Thursday morning in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2-Spirit people.

Yukon court dismisses Whitehorse man's appeal of 2nd-degree murder conviction

Darryl Sheepway was found guilty after a 2018 judge-alone trial in the Yukon Supreme Court for shooting 25-year-old Christopher Brisson during a botched crack cocaine robbery.

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeals on Vuntut Gwitchin residency requirement, Charter rights case

The case marks the first time the country’s highest court has considered the intersection of Canadian and Indigenous law when it comes to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Indigenous self-government.

'We all help each other': Yukon designers hit the red carpet with handmade vests, parkas and purses

A fashion show in Mayo, Yukon, featured handmade vests, parkas and massive community pride. "I just love it because we all help each other," says Nancy Hummel, who had signed up for a garment-making program at Yukon University's Mayo campus.

Yukon Soaps Company opens new workshop, affordable housing building in Mayo

The opening coincides with the 10th anniversary of Joella Hogan, a citizen of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, taking over Yukon Soaps. The building, called Raven's Landing, was also designed and built by Indigenous-owned companies.

Yukon man, company found guilty in 2018 case where bears fed on unsecured cooking grease

A Yukon man and his company have been found guilty of charges related to cooking grease stored outside at two Whitehorse properties that attracted bears and led to three animals being euthanized.

Yukon MLAs approve 'groundbreaking' changes to child, family services act that gives First Nations more say

Yukon lawmakers unanimously passed Bill No. 11 on Thursday, which contains a number of amendments to the territory’s Child and Family Services Act that officials say will better protect Yukon First Nations children taken into care. 

Yukon man fined $11K, banned from hunting for 8 years after illegally killing elk, lying about it

Marc Meyer pleaded guilty to two counts of hunting elk in an area where he wasn’t permitted to and one count of making false or misleading statements about the kills — offences under the territorial Wildlife Act — in a Whitehorse courtroom on March 25 

Pelly Crossing sisters plead guilty to 2nd-degree murder, indignity to a body in 2017 death of Derek Edwards

Charabelle and Lynzee Silverfox entered guilty pleas to separate charges in a Whitehorse courtroom on Monday. Both were charged with first-degree murder and set to stand trial in front of a jury.

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2017 deaths of Sarah MacIntosh, Wendy Carlick

Everett Chief, 48, was previously facing a count each of first and second-murder and was found fit to stand trial late last year, but entered pleas on the lesser charge of manslaughter Friday morning.

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