TOPIC: YUKON

Western premiers demand 'sustainable' health-care funding from federal government at meeting in Regina

Canada's western premiers are meeting in Regina on Friday and they are demanding "sustainable" health-care funding from the federal government.
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Yukon University climbing wall placed in storage before it could be used

A recently built climbing wall at Yukon University that was put in storage was never approved to be built in the gym, says the university, adding it was also incompatible with the gym's new maple athletic floor.

'Problems are systemic': Advocates react to auditor general's Yukon housing report

A report from the auditor general shows just how hard it is for Yukon's most vulnerable people to find somewhere to live. Social justice advocates say the problems are systematic but also fixable.

Comedian and author Charles Demers reviews 3 mysteries set in Vancouver

The Vancouver writer's latest mystery series is set in his hometown. He joined The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to recommend a few other compelling mysteries that also use the city as their backdrop.

Labour shortage slows Yukon mail delivery

Up to seven mail routes are going unstaffed on any given day in Whitehorse, and the Chilkoot Way post office has reduced its hours because of a staffing shortage at Canada Post.

City of Whitehorse cleans up landslide debris

The clean up of the debris from last month's landslide on Robert Service Way in Whitehorse is almost done, and construction of a 100-metre wide sheet pile wall, to stop any future slides from blocking the roadway, is scheduled to begin Friday.

Health transfer money to be in spotlight as Moe hosts Western premiers in Regina Friday

Canada's Western premiers are meeting in Regina on Friday and federal health transfers are expected to be the top item on the agenda.

Yukoners with long COVID hope new working group brings clarity to their illness

Two women experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 long after contracting the virus in 2020 are now part of a government working group that will combine health professionals with patients to learn more about the illness.

Whitehorse RCMP asks for public's help in finding assault suspect

Police say the assault took place near the Black Street stairs just after midnight on May 19. The suspect is described as between 30 and 40,, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket with black pants and cap, and white running shoes.

Yukon reports 26th COVID-19-related death

Yukon reported another COVID-19-related death in the territory, its 26th since the start of the pandemic. The government also says there is no one currently hospitalized in the territory because of COVID-19.

N.W.T. and Yukon partner with tick monitoring app

A tick tracking app that recently became available to residents in the N.W.T. and Yukom allows residents to report tick sightings. It also helps people identify what type of tick they've found.

'Startling' lack of progress made on Yukon housing and homelessness, says auditor general report

The latest report from the auditor general of Canada looks at what the Yukon government is doing to provide residents with access to suitable and affordable housing, through the Yukon Housing Corporation and the social services department.

Yukon issues flood watch in Carmacks as Nordenskiold River spills over into properties

The Government of Yukon has issued a flood watch in Carmacks because of high water levels on the Nordenskiold River that might rise even more given warmer temperatures and the "considerable" amount of snow that's left to melt.

Yukon child advocate keeping a close eye on Jack Hulland Elementary School review, investigation

Annette King says she hasn't seen "any reports coming out of any investigations yet," but that it was "validating" for some of the youth who have approached her office to hear about the interim findings of a review ordered by the education department.

Man crashed stolen SUV into Fort Erie home, police say

A 40-year-old man suffered only minor injuries when another man crashed a stolen SUV into a Crystal Beach, Fort Erie home on Saturday, Niagara Regional Police say.

Whitehorse's Gavin McKenna a 'special player,' says coach

Medicine Hat Tigers coach and general manager Willie Desjardins, who's worked with some of the best as a former NHL coach, calls Whitehorse's Gavin McKenna one of the "top players that I've ever worked with."

Masks now optional in Yukon schools

Yukon's Department of Education is no longer requiring students and staff to wear masks in schools or on school buses.

Story of Chinese-Yukon man who opened territory's first supermarket highlights Asian Heritage Month

Bob Sung exhibit one of many events sponsored by the U.S. consulate general in Vancouver to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Whitehorse from Amy 19 to 22.

DNA from nearly-forgotten Yukon kokanee salmon 'a treasure' for modern conservation

Researchers found that salmon currently in the Kathleen Lake system aren’t so genetically different from their ancestors, while the hatchery kokanee have diverged to the point where they shouldn’t be reintroduced into the wild.

Yukon First Nation launches app to make its language more accessible

The Liard First Nation launched the Kaska Cards app last week hoping it gets more people interested in the language.

Wapanatahk Media production company aims to showcase Indigenous stories

Two Indigenous women producers say they're revitalizing their passion for the profession by creating a production company focusing on elevating Indigenous stories.

14-year-old Yukoner chosen 1st overall in Western Hockey League draft

Whitehorse's Gavin McKenna, 14, who scored 65 points in 35 games on a U18 team, was drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers.

'I worry about my safety all the time': Yukon MMIWG2S+ forum looks for more solutions

Priorities include earmarking more funding for community safety programs — at Kwanlin Dün, as well as across the territory — and establishing a trust fund for families and survivors. Ensuring that mines and major infrastructure projects implement zero tolerance policies toward all forms of racism and violence is another goal.

E-bike buyers deserve cash rebates too, advocates say

Cash rebate programs for electric cars, trucks and SUVs should be expanded to include power-assisted bicycles, say sustainability and mobility advocates.

Dr. Catherine Elliott no longer Yukon's acting chief medical officer

Dr. Catherine Elliott is no longer Yukon's acting chief medical officer. A search for a permanent chief medical officer of health is ongoing, a government spokesperson said.

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