Leslie Amminson

CBC News

Leslie Amminson is a reporter for CBC Yukon based in Whitehorse. She previously worked as a journalist in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. You can reach Leslie with story tips and ideas at leslie.amminson@cbc.ca.

Latest from Leslie Amminson

4th annual First Nation Education Conference wraps up in Whitehorse

Almost 400 people registered for this year's First Nation Education Conference in Whitehorse, which kicked off Wednesday at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

City of Whitehorse capital projects delayed by lack of staff, contractors, and supplies

Staffing woes, supply chain issues and busy contractors mean the City of Whitehorse didn't spend most of what it earmarked for capital projects last year.

Whitehorse residents weigh in on former Macaulay Lodge site

Whitehorse residents are weighing in on the fate of vacant land in Riverdale that was once the site of a long-term care facility.

Yukon University plans free course in welding for women and non-binary people

Yukon University is offering a free welding program aimed at women and non-binary people as part of a national effort to encourage underrepresented groups to get into skilled trades.

Council of Yukon First Nations plans to open shelter for Indigenous women and children in Whitehorse

The Council of Yukon First Nations is planning to build a new shelter in Whitehorse's Whistle Bend neighbourhood, specifically for Indigenous women and children.

Yukon First Nations climate action fellows celebrate graduation

There was celebration and ceremony at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday as the First Nations climate action fellows marked their graduation.

Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon marks 1 year since declaring health emergency

One year since it declared a state of health emergency, the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon says it’s still grappling with losses caused by substance use. But there’s reason for hope, community members say.

Safe at Home Society requests $1.7M from City of Whitehorse for housing project

During a council meeting Monday, the Safe at Home Society asked the City of Whitehorse for financial help with its supportive housing project at the former High Country Inn.

Yukon Liberal, NDP agreement includes immediate ban on evictions without cause

Organizations in the Yukon are reacting to big changes for tenants and landlords, including a long called-for ban on no-cause evictions that came into effect overnight.

Women's advocate says proposed bylaw on cab safety in Whitehorse doesn't go far enough

The Yukon Status of Women Council says it has persisting concerns with proposed amendments to the City of Whitehorse’s vehicle-for-hire bylaw.