Julien Gignac

Julien Gignac is a reporter for CBC Yukon. He can be reached at julien.gignac@cbc.ca.

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Yukon union calls out gov't for fumbling bonus payments to nurses

Bonus payments for nurses employed by the territorial government are mired in delays, according to the Yukon Employees Union.

Ross River Dena propose Indigenous protected area in Yukon

The Ross River Dena Council is doubling down on work to establish an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, according to the First Nation's chief.

Yukon government lays out new rules to protect sensitive wetlands

The Yukon government has unveiled a new wetlands policy, which leaders say will help steward some of the most ecologically-sensitive areas the territory has.

Leaving Ukraine was painful but necessary, says family now happily settled in Yukon

Kyrylo and Marianna Bozchenko are among dozens of people who have emigrated to the Yukon from Ukraine, where war has raged for nearly a year. As of Dec. 9, at least 30 Ukrainians have decided to move to the Yukon.

Yukon gov't commits to conserving land, in line with federal targets

Roughly a third of Yukon lands could secure environmental protection by the end of the decade, according to territorial and federal ministers who say a new agreement will help solidify the work.

New study proposes to uncover where chinook salmon could be dying en route to Yukon

The state of Alaska is proposing new research to track dwindling chinook salmon numbers this spring, and it is possible the study could eventually extend into the Yukon. 

Leadership race, Liberal gov't agreement with NDP drove fall sitting of Yukon Legislative Assembly

An over-budget and delayed hydro expansion project in Atlin, a bill that seeks to improve animal welfare and a failed bid to host the Canada Winter Games — these are perhaps the top issues during the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. But two issues seemed to loom even larger.

Liberal minister Ranj Pillai launches leadership bid

Pillai, whose chief portfolio is economic development, launched his bid to be the next leader of the Liberal Party Friday morning in downtown Whitehorse among roughly 60 supporters, which included Larry Bagnell, former member of parliament for the territory.

Yukon gov't moving to create permanent paid sick leave program

The Yukon NDP is urging the territorial government to create a permanent paid sick leave program, one that is far more comprehensive than what is currently available — and it appears the government is prepared to answer the call.

Yukon gov't inches Whitehorse housing lot closer to development, opposition says not soon enough

Companies will soon be able to bid on a housing project in downtown Whitehorse, according to the Yukon's housing minister, who says roughly 300 affordable housing units could be built at the 5th Avenue and Rogers Street site.