Joseph Ho

Joseph Ho is a reporter for CBC North in Whitehorse. He has previously worked in Central Alberta and Saskatchewan. You can reach him at

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Yukon firewood shortage hits home for Mount Lorne senior

“I’m 78 years old. I used to go and cut my own firewood. But my body doesn’t agree with that anymore,” says Werner Rhein, who says he sounded the alarm about the shortage this summer.

Open house planned to discuss contentious hydroelectric project in Atlin, B.C.

Residents of the small B.C. community are expected to voice their concerns over the environmental impacts of the hydroelectric project.

Dawson City council frees up $1.6 million for waste diversion project

At a special council meeting on Monday, Dawson City council voted to amend its budget by $1.6 million to cover addition costs of a solid waste diversion centre. The building will cost more than an estimate from 2018.

Study on Yukon Southern Lakes wolves a 'success story,' researcher says

Nearby residents have been worried about wolves preying on the once-fragile caribou population. A study aims to learn more about wolf numbers and their eating habits.

Roundabout proposed to replace 'notoriously dangerous' intersection on Alaska Highway

Planning officials say the current design of the intersection is dangerous and believe a roundabout would reduce collisions.

Whitehorse women's centre to end A Safe Place program this weekend

The Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre has been running A Safe Place for vulnerable women in Whitehorse in 2016. Sunday will be its last day as the organization looks to reevaluate its role in a changing city.

City of Whitehorse wants to know what residents want in new transportation plan

The City of Whitehorse is growing. Residents are being asked to comment on what they want to see from the city's transportation infrastructure in the future.

Full hip replacement now available in Whitehorse for Yukon residents

For the first time in Yukon’s history, a patient was able to get a full hip replacement within the territory. “I grew up here so being able to bring this to the territory and everyone here is [something] I take great pride in,” says Dr. Scott Westberg.

41 cameras set on Whitehorse wildlife corridor yield surprising results

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society set up 41 cameras in Whitehorse's McIntyre Creek to study effects of human activity on wildlife. Maegan Elliott, a conservation coordinator, said it's part of a "knowledge gap" they want to fill.