Chris Windeyer

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

Latest from Chris Windeyer

Charging stations not busy as Yukon government eyes thousands of new electric vehicles

One advocate says the Yukon government will need to expand the fast-charging network if it wants to hit its goal of 4,700 EVs on the road by 2030.

Feds inject funds into Yukon biomass, home heating projects

The federal government is putting $5.4 million into cutting Yukon's greenhouse gas emissions. The money is going toward biomass and home heating projects, among others.

Citing lack of transparency, Yukon Party pitches changes to territory's emergency act

The Yukon Party says it wants MLAs to have the power to approve extensions to future states of emergency.
In Depth

Yukon Legislature prepares for pandemic-proofed fall sitting

More masks, more space between desks and a few tweaks to assembly rules are among the changes expected for the coming fall session of the Yukon Legislature.

Whitehorse student can't catch the school bus despite living next door to bus company

Danille Degagne's son can't get a seat on the school bus that passes by his Whitehorse house, and she can't figure out why.

Whitehorse woman wants clarity over pre-surgery travel policy

Despite a travel bubble with British Columbia and the other territories, Yukon patients can't go in for surgery if they've left the territory within two weeks of their operation date.

Former Liard First Nation chief challenges election results in court

Former chief George Morgan is challenging the results of the Liard First Nation's June election. Morgan, who lost to Stephen Charlie by four votes, claims in a court petition that Charlie was ineligible to run and that there were voting irregularities.

Wilfrid 'Dickie' Charlie remembered as skilled trapper, as court awaits sentence in his killing

Wilfred "Dickie" Charlie was a funny, popular elder in Carmacks, a Yukon court heard, as family members read victim impact statements in the manslaughter sentencing of Mario Skookum.

Yukon Liberals raise more cash than rival parties

The Yukon Liberal Party got two-thirds of its 2019 fundraising under a category called "other" revenue and under current rules, parties don't have to say where that money came from.

Some downtown Whitehorse hotels still willing to book U.S. travellers, despite restrictions

As part of an investigation, a CBC reporter phoned downtown Whitehorse hotels claiming to be an American traveller headed to Fairbanks, Alaska. Some hotels were willing to take the booking, despite Yukon's travel restrictions.

Yukon health officials take deep breath as territory eases COVID-19 border controls

Yukon's chief medical officer of health admits he's nervous about the weeks ahead as Yukon moves to phase 2 of its reopening plan.
Analysis

Should Yukon consider closing the Alaska Highway to Americans?

The U.S. is seeing a big spike in new COVID-19 cases. With Americans allowed to travel through Yukon to Alaska, that has some in the territory worried.

Yukon tourism industry faces grim outlook because of COVID-19, report suggests

The paper, commissioned by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics suggests that, in the best-case scenario, tourism could decline by more than two-thirds this year.

Yukon's debt limit doubles to $800M

Late last Friday the federal government announced it's doubling the Yukon's debt limit to $800 million. The territory's current debt stands at $210 million.

Hundreds take to Yukon streets to protest anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism

Protesters marched from the Healing Totem on the Whitehorse waterfront to the RCMP detachment, where they called out the names of Indigenous people who died in RCMP custody. In Dawson, at least 100 people marched along Front Street.

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