Yukon's chief coroner orders inquest into drug-related deaths of 2 women

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Yukon’s chief coroner, Heather Jones, has ordered an inquest into the drug-related deaths of two women in Whitehorse earlier this year. 

Myranda Tizya-Charlie, 34, and Cassandra Warville, 35, died on Jan. 19 at the Whitehorse emergency shelter.

In a news release on Friday, the chief coroner’s office said both deaths “were found to be the result of toxic illicit drugs.”

The release states that the time, date and place for the inquest will be fixed after the chief coroner appoints a presiding coroner.

17 people died from using toxic, illicit drugs so far in 2022

In a separate news release on Friday, the chief coroner’s office said the Yukon continues to lead the country in deaths per

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