Philippe Morin

Philippe Morin is a reporter based in Whitehorse. Follow him on Twitter @YukonPhilippe.

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Yukon justice system failing Indigenous women, say advocates

Protests were held in Watson Lake and Whitehorse today calling for urgent action to protect Indigenous women from violence.

2-in-1 municipal building promises 'big savings' for Faro, Yukon

The town of Faro, Yukon, is getting a new $12-million municipal building that will serve as a two-in-one facility — with both a fire hall and a public works building.

Calls to 211 increase in Yukon, but funds to continue service uncertain

Use of the United Way's 211 information service seems to be picking up in Yukon, but its future is not assured without more funding.

Yukon's off-road vehicle legislation on right path, say advocates

A roundtable of groups in Yukon gathered this week to offer their reactions to new limits on the use of ATVs and other off-road vehicles in the territory. For the most part, reaction was positive.

Draft bylaw in Whitehorse seeks to encourage e-bike use

E-bikes may have a motor, but a proposed Whitehorse bylaw could soon recognize them as bicycles, with full freedom to use cycling trails. The draft bylaw's aim is to "encourage and legitimize," the technology, says the city's trails coordinator.

Scientists puzzled by 30,000 chinook that seem to be missing from Yukon River

There's a mystery in Yukon and Alaska and it involves about 30,000 missing chinook salmon. A Jan. 26 meeting of the Yukon River Panel focused on a surprising discrepancy between measurements at two different sonar stations.

Yukon doctors, medical staff welcome COVID-19 vaccine

Front-line medical staff in Yukon are getting inoculated this week against COVID-19.

Mayor of Skagway, Alaska, hopes vaccinations will allow cross-border travel

With a lack of cruise ships and visitors, the community of Skagway, Alaska, is in "uncharted territory" economically says its mayor Andrew Cremata. He suggests that limited travel should be allowed for people who have received COVID-19 vaccinations.

Weak response to ANWR lease sale applauded by Yukon politicians, activists

The weak response to the initial sale of oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on Wednesday shows that activists' campaigns are working, says a Yukon environmentalist. 

'We're not giving up' say Gwich'in despite start of ANWR sales

The chair of the Gwich'in Steering Committee says a recent U.S. court decision allowing lease sales in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to begin Wednesday is a disappointment but by no means the end of a long battle.

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