Chris Windeyer

Chris Windeyer is CBC Yukon's legislative reporter. He is the former editor of the Yukon News and was a 2018-19 Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College.

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Trial underway for Carmacks man charged in 2017 stabbing of William 'Dickie' Charlie

The Crown made its opening arguments and called its first witness Thursday.

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in unhappy as Yukon government opens Fortymile caribou hunt

Chief Roberta Joseph says Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in is not opposed to a licensed hunt. But she says the First Nation is still in the process of negotiating a herd management plan for the Fortymile caribou and Yukon has shown "no appetite from them to come to the table."

Yukon reopens hunt as Fortymile caribou population booms

Reduced to just 6,500 animals in 1995, the Fortymile caribou herd in Yukon has seen a remarkable comeback, now numbering around 84,000.

What lies ahead for northern politics in 2020

Health care, the environment, and signing new final agreements are all on a long to-do list for the three territorial governments in 2020.

Party leaders weigh in on the year in Yukon politics

From the signing of the Peel Watershed land use plan to an attempt at electoral reform that went nowhere, it was another interesting year in Yukon politics.

Yukon residents affected by LifeLabs health info breach

Yukon's information and privacy commissioner, Diane McLeod-McKay, said as many as 2,900 Yukoners could be affected.

Wind a factor in fatal Whitehorse plane crash, investigators find

The Cessna 170B, piloted by two Alaska men last May, never got more than 50 feet off the ground before crashing, investigators found.
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In wake of deaths, is it time to rethink Whitehorse's Second Avenue?

The danger of Second Avenue was underscored late last month when 48-year-old Merle Gorgichuk died after being struck by a pickup truck while he was in a crosswalk at Second Avenue and Elliot Street.

Leaders call for 'robust' federal funding for North at premiers' summit

The three territories got a request for 'robust investment in infrastructure that will improve the lives of northerners, and greater support for climate action' inserted into a communiqué co-signed by all 13 premiers.
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4 issues that dominated the Yukon legislature's fall sitting

Yukon’s legislative assembly wrapped up its fall sitting this week after two months of fractious squabbling, punctuated by a few moments of unity.
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One year after legalization, Yukon's cannabis regime is mostly chill

The Yukon government shuttered its retail store, as promised, one year after pot went legal across the country. But Yukon's opposition parties still have questions about pot's new normal.

Yukon jury hears closing arguments in Edward James Penner murder trial

The Crown told jurors the evidence 'points in only one direction' to Penner as Cormack's killer. The defence said the Crown's case is inconsistent.

Judge orders Wolverine mine owners Yukon Zinc into receivership

The order gives the Yukon government first dibs on Yukon Zinc's assets at the government tries to collect $25 million in outstanding environmental security payments.

Yukon officials urge residents to clean their yards as bears prepare to hibernate

Berries, trash and dog food equal a smorgasbord for bears. Yukon officials say people should be careful not to attract bears, as the animals fatten up for winter.

Travellers scramble as Dempster Highway remains closed in Yukon

Staff at the Eagle Plains Hotel are 'racking and stacking' guests to ensure people have a place to stay. The Dempster Highway has been closed since Wednesday.