Jane Sponagle

Jane Sponagle is a reporter for CBC North based in Whitehorse. Jane started her CBC career with The World This Hour in Toronto before heading to the North. After a few months in Yellowknife, Jane moved to Iqaluit where she spent six years reporting on politics, food security and housing. She has also reported with CBC in Halifax.

Latest from Jane Sponagle

Whitehorse fire chief fired after less than a year on the job

A city spokesperson says Fire Chief Michael Dine was 'released from his City of Whitehorse duties' on Friday afternoon.

Some group home staff in Yukon told not to fill out survey designed to improve group care

Social Services Minister Pauline Frost says some Yukon group home workers were told to not fill out an anonymous survey about how to improve group care because it came from an unidentified email address.

Many Rivers Society replaces board, says it's ready to restart counselling services

Marina Bailey, the society’s executive director, says it is now in compliance with Yukon’s Societies Act after holding its annual general meeting Friday evening in Whitehorse and getting its membership in order.

Family and Children's Services needs to follow its own rules, says Yukon child advocate

A review of Yukon children in group care has found that rules to protect the rights of those children are already in place, but not being followed by the territory's Family and Children's Services division.

Repair or rebuild? Minister mulls future of Ross River School

The Yukon government is facing a big decision with the Ross River School: repair the current school year after year or build a new one?

Final report on Yukon's health-care system delayed

The final independent report looking at where Yukon spends the most in health and social services programs will now be delivered five months later than the original deadline.

Yukon high schoolers are MLAs for a day

Twenty-two high schoolers took part in a model parliament where they prepared members’ statements, took part in question period, debated motions and even took part in a media scrum.

Scrap party politics? Here's what Yukon's electoral reform commission will look at

The Yukon government has released more details about how the electoral reform commission will work, as well as the results of a survey of what Yukoners say about the issue.

Passionate about electoral reform? Yukon gov't accepting applicants for commission

Premier Sandy Silver says a commission will be struck this spring to study electoral reform, but the opposition parties are questioning whether it will be non-partisan.

Yukon to form commission to study electoral reform

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says an independent, non-partisan commission will be appointed this spring to study electoral reform in the territory, following a public survey last fall on the issue.

Raven Recycling won't pay carbon levy for shipping, says Community Services Minister

Yukon's Minister of Community Services says he clarified how the carbon levy is applied with Raven Recycling after meeting with the organization Thursday morning.

Dempster Highway maintenance funding not slashed, Yukon gov't says

Yukon's NDP asked why there is only $50,000 earmarked for construction on the Dempster Highway this year — compared to $3.1 million last year.

'No counsellors available' at troubled Many Rivers counselling office

Counsellors received lay off notices last month, just weeks after signing on to a new collective agreement that ended an 11 week strike.

Students on wait list after lottery for French immersion spots in Whitehorse

Despite adding a 5th kindergarten class for French immersion this fall in Whitehorse, 11 students are on a wait list after a lottery was used to fill spots.

Yukon social services minister reviewing NGO's funding proposal

Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost said her department is reviewing a proposal from the Yukon Women's Transition Home Society after their meeting Wednesday morning, which followed some tension between the two parties.