Paul Tukker

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Paul Tukker is a writer and reporter with CBC North in Whitehorse. Before moving to Yukon in 2014, he worked at CBC Sudbury and CBC Iqaluit. You can reach him at or follow him on Twitter @pjtukker.

Latest from Paul Tukker

'Dreaming Roots' stage show premieres, wows Whitehorse audiences

Dreaming Roots incorporates dance, music, story-telling, theatre and visual art to tell the story of Yukon's Indigenous history and culture. It premiered in Whitehorse and will soon tour to other communities in Yukon and beyond.

Consultation with First Nation over mining project was 'reasonable,' Yukon government tells court

The Yukon government says it fulfilled its duty to consult First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun before approving a mineral exploration project near Mayo, last year. The First Nation wants the approval quashed.

First Nation takes Yukon gov't to court over 'fundamentally flawed' consultations

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun in Yukon is in court this week, arguing that the territorial government "utterly, utterly" ignored its duty to consult before approving a mineral exploration project in its traditional territory last year.

N.W.T. family opens up about former RCMP officer's struggle with PTSD

Monday is PTSD Awareness Day in Canada, and Barry Mair's family has decided to share his story. The former RCMP officer, who died in February, had long struggled with PTSD and its impacts.

Nunavut mayor 'improperly' endorsed Baffinland mine expansion, says Pond Inlet councillor

A municipal councillor in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, is accusing the hamlet's mayor of bypassing council to throw the town's support behind a controversial mine expansion.

Review board's decision on Baffinland mine expansion expected today

The future of Baffinland's Mary River mine in Nunavut could be determined on Friday, as the territory's assessment board is expected to issue a long-awaited recommendation on an expansion proposal for the iron mine.

The DEW Line at 65: Future unclear for the North's aging radar sites

The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, later replaced by the North Warning System, changed the face of Canada's North. Will the remaining radar sites soon be retired?

Yukon Quest heads for international divorce in dispute over dog care

The Yukon Quest international sled dog race appears to have reached the end of the trail, as the race's two organizing boards — one in Alaska, one in Yukon — say they simply can't work together anymore.

N.W.T. judge showed 'disturbing pattern' of misconduct, lawyer alleges

In a complaint filed last year, an N.W.T. lawyer accused Judge Donovan Molloy of misconduct, citing a years-long pattern of "intimidating, insulting and belittling" behaviour often directed against lawyers and defendants in the courtroom.

Move over Boomer: Millennials, Gen Z dominate in the territories, StatsCan says

The North's population continues to skew younger than the country as a whole, with millennials now outnumbering baby boomers in all three territories according to new census figures released on Wednesday.