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Yukon River Quest team honours children who died at residential school

Every time Monica Johnson's paddle hits the water of the Yukon River, she thinks about the children who travelled that same route to residential school. Johnson, who is a member of the Kluane First Nation,...

Carmacks, Yukon, school unsafe for students, First Nation says

The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation in Yukon says it's fielding "numerous" troubling reports from parents about the safety of their children at the local school, and that some parents were opting to keep their kids...

Yukon group tackles garbage overflow, a year after historic floods

While flood season is on the minds of many Yukoners right now, one environmental group in the territory is thinking about what's left behind. The Lake Laberge Renewable Resources Council decided to call on volunteers across the...

Whitehorse sets out how developers can flatten more land in community plan

City officials say Whitehorse is running out of flat, developable land that doesn't conflict with green space or recreation space. They are proposing a new policy in the city's draft community plan that would regulate...

Whitehorse sees 4th landslide in a month, 3rd since the weekend

There's been another landslide in Whitehorse, according to an employee of the Yukon Geological Survey (YGS). Jeff Bond confirmed to CBC News that he witnessed a landslide on Tuesday morning, about 300 metres from the...

Two wild birds test positive for avian flu in a first for the Yukon

The Yukon is the latest place to be hit with avian flu cases as an outbreak continues to spread across the country. Officials from the department of environment said in a press release Friday that...

Housing crisis focal point of Whitehorse draft community plan

For the first time in a decade, Whitehorse has a new draft official community plan and its main focus is how Whitehorse officials will address the ongoing housing crunch in city boundaries."Housing certainly is...

'Here to model the way': Little Salmon Carmacks FN seeks Indigenous-led solutions to substance use

Nicole Tom believes it's a good sign that the river breakup in Carmacks, Yukon, coincides with their health and wellness week. "This is my New Year's," she stand, standing along the banks of the Yukon River. ...

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