Paul Tukker

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Paul Tukker is a writer and reporter with CBC North in Whitehorse. He's also been a newsreader, host and producer. 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

Yukon government to close its pot store

With two private cannabis retailers operating and three more retail licences granted in Yukon, the territorial government says it's ready to close up its own pot shop.

2 orphaned moose arrive at Yukon Wildlife Preserve within weeks of each other

Two young moose, found orphaned in different parts of Yukon in recent weeks, have got a new home at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. They've also got each other.

CBC Yukon host Sandi Coleman retires this week

The long-time host of A New Day will sign off for the last time on Thursday.

Yukon has 'begun to displace the black market,' as legal cannabis sales top $2M

'That is one of our main goals,' says John Streicker, minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

Fatal bear attack in Yukon could not have been prevented, investigation finds

Valé​rie Thé​orêt, 37, and 10-month-old Adèle Roesholt were mauled to death last November by a grizzly outside their remote cabin north of Mayo, Yukon.

'Lobbying happens' in government, says N.W.T. MP about Wilson-Raybould and SNC-Lavalin

'After listening to her, I think most of us had no doubt that she felt that she was inappropriately pressured by the Prime Minister,' says Michael McLeod.

Take CBC North's 2018 news quiz

Are you a northern news hound? Test yourself with 21 questions about what made the headlines this year on CBC North.

Yukon remembers Mida Donnessey — Kaska elder and language advocate

Donnessey died on Saturday at the age of 90. 'What's just amazing about Mida — Auntie Mida — is that she basically represents life, Kaska life, prior to contact.'

'Hard to believe it': Friends mourn Yukon bear attack victims

Valérie Thé​orêt and her 10-month-old daughter Adele were killed Monday by a grizzly at their remote trapping cabin.

Woman, 10-month-old daughter killed by bear at remote Yukon cabin

Yukon's coroner says 37-year-old Valérie Thé​orêt, and her daughter Adele Roesholt were found dead by the child's father on Monday. When the father returned to the cabin, he was immediately charged by a grizzly bear.

It's true, living in a cold place means you're more likely to drink

Researchers looked at data from around the world and found that colder climates and fewer sunlight hours means people tend to consume more alcohol.

'Profound gathering' aims to fuel revival of Tlingit language

'As fluent speakers, we have hardly anyone to converse back and forth with,' said Fred White, who's considered to be the youngest fluent speaker of Tlingit.

'A treasure waiting to be seen': Yukon First Nations crack open massive archive

The Council of Yukon First Nations has begun a project to examine and organize its thousands of boxes of historic photos, videos, tapes, and documents.

I'm not leaving, says Yukon woman camped on public land with 50 dogs

The Yukon government says she's breaking the law, but Shelley Cuthbert says she and her makeshift bush kennel are staying put.

Former kennel owner now camping with 50 dogs, Yukon gov't wants her gone

Shelley Cuthbert, forced to shut down her Tagish dog kennel earlier this year, may be forced to move again — this time from public lands that she's been camping on with about 50 dogs.