Topic: yukon

Climbing duo finds 'calmness and harmony' on Canada's 3rd-highest peak

Mountaineers Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola are still re-adjusting to life at a lower altitude after their successful expedition to the top of Mount Lucania, Canada's third-highest peak.

Crude-texting MLAs will receive anti-bullying training, says Yukon Party leader

Two Yukon Party MLAs who engaged in a vulgar text chat about some of their political opponents will receive anti-bullying and anti-harassment training, according to their party leader.

'Deeply concerned': CYFN, AFN call for crackdown on Yukon MLAs after crude text exchange

The Council of Yukon First Nations and the Assembly of First Nations are calling on Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon to come down harder on some MLAs who engaged in a "deplorable, abhorrent and unacceptable" text message chat over the weekend.

Skateboarder lost control, died of head injury says Yukon coroner

A Whitehorse man is dead after losing control on his skateboard and suffering a fatal head injury on Sunday, according to the territory's chief coroner.

Flooding at Caribou Crossing as record Yukon snowpack melts

A popular roadside stop outside Carcross, Yukon, is dealing with flooding as crews dig trenches and work industrial pumps. The area saw higher-than-normal snowpack this spring.

'This kind of behaviour isn't allowed': White River First Nation calls for MLA to step down

The White River First Nation is calling for the resignation of Kluane MLA Wade Istchenko after offensive texts he sent in a group chat emerged.

Yukon to drop self-isolation requirement for people who arrive fully vaccinated

Yukon will drop the 14-day self-isolation requirement for anybody arriving in the territory who can prove they've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, starting later this month.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation's solar farm now generating electricity

There will be something noticeably different in Old Crow, Yukon in a few months. The hum of diesel engines will be gone, as the community's solar farm is now generating power.

Couple accused of sneaking into Beaver Creek, getting COVID-19 vaccines have 1st court date

Rod and Ekaterina Baker were charged earlier this year under Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act after allegedly breaking self-isolation and travelling to Beaver Creek, where they posed as locals and received doses of the Moderna vaccine intended for locals.

McPhee to Health, McLean to Education as Yukon premier names new cabinet

Tracy-Anne McPhee remains Justice minister and adds Health and Social Services minister and deputy premier to her list. John Streicker is now minister for Energy, Mines and Resources.

Yukon Party members apologize after sending crude messages about premier, NDP leader

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon is apologizing after crude text messages written by members of his party about Premier Sandy Silver and NDP leader Kate White emerged over the weekend.

Yukon reports 1 new COVID-19 case

Yukon is reporting one new case of COVID-19 that's positive for the B.1.1.7 variant and is associated with travel. Officials say the person is recovering at home and that there was no public exposure risk.

Fewer Liberals to choose from, as Yukon premier appoints new cabinet

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver's new cabinet will be sworn in on Monday afternoon, three weeks after his majority government was reduced to a minority by Yukon voters.

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In today's Morning Brief, we look at paid sick leave and how it has helped some businesses during COVID-19.

How offering employees paid sick leave can pay off for businesses

Amid a growing push for paid sick days from doctors and nurses, public health officials, mayors, unions and others, some companies that already offer sick leave to their essential workers say the practice can be good for business.
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Your North: Best reader photos for the week of April 25

Here are some of the best photos you sent us from across the North this week.

Meet the people putting Indigenous culture at the heart of addictions treatment

Indigenous people are overrepresented in the illicit drug overdose crisis and these Indigenous academics and front-line workers say reconnecting to culture is part of the healing process.

Soundtrack for the Soul — The 2021 Edition

Our continuing series on music as a soothing source of company. Five guests share the songs accompanying them into 2021.

Former Yukoner reflects on guide dog experience as new batch of dogs finish training

Canada's largest group which helps people with visual impairment, the CNIB, is celebrating the graduation of 29 dogs from a training program. The guide dogs will be placed across Canada to help people get around.

Helicopter pilot killed in Nunavut crash was adventurous, lovable, remembers partner

Steven Page was one of three men who died last Sunday, when the AS350-B3 aircraft they were travelling in crashed 22 kilometres southwest of Resolute Bay. 

A 'little nudge' to the vaccine-hesitant — free beer at a Whitehorse bar

Yukon's COVID-19 vaccination rate is still slowly climbing but one Whitehorse business is hoping to speed things up a bit, with some cold beer.

A painting, a silent film star, and the Yukoner who reunited a Chilean exile with his father's work

Yukoner Matthew Cook did some research to find out more about a painting he bought on eBay, and wound up with quite a story.

'I stood beside a legend': Yukon First Nations, environmentalists pay respects to Thomas Berger

Sentiments have been pouring in from across Yukon about Berger's sharp legal sense and calm demeanour

Flood risk 'moderate' in 6 regions, say Yukon officials

There's a "moderate" risk of flooding in six different parts of Yukon as higher-than-average snowpack continues to melt.

Yukon Party leader blasts premier's new 'left-wing coalition government'

Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon didn't hold back when talking about Premier Sandy Silver's deal with the NDP to prop up a Liberal minority government.

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