Jackie Hong


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

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Yukon government takes assessment board to court after it recommends against mining project in Peel watershed

The Yukon government is taking the territory's environmental and socio-economic assessment board to court after it recommended against a proposed mining exploration project near Dawson City, in the Peel watershed.

First Nation woman back home in Yukon after years trapped in Turkish legal system

After nearly seven years trapped in the Turkish legal system, Charman Smith arrived at the Whitehorse airport Thursday night, welcomed by a group of family and friends.

Sentencing hearing held for driver who caused fatal 2020 crash near Marsh Lake

The sentencing hearing for the driver who caused a fatal collision near Marsh Lake, Yukon, in 2020 was held this week in Whitehorse, with the Crown and defence agreeing Devin Edmiston deserved prison but differing on how long.

Neighbours of Haines Junction bakery want court to limit volume, duration of summer concerts

Valerie Drummond, Daniel Drummond and John Carney filed a statement of claim to the Yukon Supreme Court on April 27. They’re seeking an interim injunction limiting the volume of live outdoor music to 55 decibels as measured from the nearest neighbouring property and a 9 p.m. cut-off. 

Yukon judge approves settlement between suing families, Jack Hulland school council

A Yukon judge has approved a settlement between the Jack Hulland school council and families suing over the alleged use of holds and seclusion on children at the Whitehorse elementary school.

Failed crack cocaine sale led to fatal 2021 shooting in Mayo, Yukon

Daniel Cashaback-Myra, originally charged with second-degree murder, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter last month for killing 38-year-old Peter Young, with his lawyer explaining he’d been “provoked.”

Retired Whitehorse teacher gets 3-year sentence for sexually assaulting ex-student in the '80s

Deputy territorial court judge Brian Neal sentenced Paul Deuling, 73, Tuesday morning. 

Concerns raised after 'blatantly transphobic' book labelled as staff pick at Whitehorse library

A book one Yukoner describes as "blatantly transphobic" was recently featured as a staff pick at the Whitehorse Public Library, triggering concern amongst some members of the LGBTQ community and prompting the territorial public libraries branch to launch a review. 

Yukon helicopter business ordered to pay propane company $12K for breaching supply contract

Territorial court judge Karen rules Fireweed Helicopters Ltd. violated two terms of its agreement with Super Save Propane.

Whitehorse's MacBride Museum sues over 'serious roof leak' in expansion

Whitehorse's MacBride Museum Society is suing a local contractor and architecture firm as well as a product manufacturer over a "serious roof leak" in the recently-expanded portion of the downtown museum.