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.

Latest from Jackie Hong

Whitehorse Super A owner grateful for support after partial roof collapse

Riverdale Super A owner Scott McCarthy wrote in a letter shared with CBC that the collapse happened slowly enough that everyone was able to leave the store safely.

Whitehorse trucking company lawyers up over Yukon First Nations procurement policy

A lawyer for P.S. Sidhu Trucking Ltd. said the Yukon government did not adequately consult the business community on the Yukon First Nations procurement policy and that it may be unconstitutional.

Yukon government files $17.3M lawsuit over Carmacks arena construction

The Yukon government is seeking $10 million from contractor Scott Design Build Inc. and another $7.3 million from insurance company Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. The Carmacks arena was supposed to be finished in 2020, but work never re-started following a break in the winter of 2019-2020.

Yukon First Nations, Métis Nation of Ontario ask for intervenor status in Vuntut Gwitchin charter case

Four parties, including two Yukon First Nations, are asking to be added to a legal battle over a judge's ruling that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to the Vuntut Gwitchin government. 

Yukon leaders support harsher penalties for couple who flew to territory for vaccines

Some Yukon leaders are expressing support for White River First Nation as it calls for harsher punishment of a couple accused of sneaking into Beaver Creek, Yukon, last week to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2017 death of Greg Dawson in Whitehorse

Connie Peggy Thorn, 52, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2017 slaying of Greg Dawson. She was arrested in 2019.

Casino CEO, actress identified as couple who flew to Yukon, got COVID-19 vaccines

Married couple Rod and Ekaterina Baker are accused of flouting COVID-19 rules and lying about being local motel workers in order to obtain doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Beaver Creek, Yukon, last week. Rod Baker has resigned from his job as CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

2 Vancouver residents break COVID-19 rules, get vaccines in Yukon

Two Vancouver residents travelled to Beaver Creek, Yukon, on Thursday, filled out self-isolation declaration forms upon entry, and were able to get doses of the Moderna vaccine from the mobile vaccination clinic in the community, territory officials said.

Yukon government asks for Takhini elk herd lawsuit to be thrown out

The territorial government was in court Thursday asking for a lawsuit by a rancher in the Takhini Valley to be thrown out. Wayne Grove sued the government last year alleging it failed to properly manage the wild elk, which have damaged his property and negatively impacted his business.

Alberta man fined for breaking Yukon COVID-19 rules

The man told border officers that he was planning on transiting through Yukon and back into British Columbia, but was found at a campground near Whitehorse two weeks later, breaking the territory's 24-hour transiting rule.

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