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Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote

Yukon will soon have a First Nations school board, which supporters say will give Indigenous residents a greater say over education matters with the territorial government.For the last two weeks, voters and parents in eight...

Remembering Travis Smarch, another victim of Yukon's drug crisis

Travis Smarch was known to everyone around him as an adventurous, outgoing and funny young man with a bright future. His life ended abruptly on Jan. 5 — the day he overdosed, alone, in his...

'I want them to live on': Yukon residents remember loved ones lost to opioids, drug overdose

Thirty people gathered for a somber vigil in Carcross, Yukon, Saturday afternoon to remember those they've lost to opioids and support the grieving families they've left behind. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation declared a state of...

Taxi safety survey finds most Yukon women unsure of where to report violence or harassment

A new survey from the Yukon Women's Coalition finds that most victims of sexual or verbal harassment in a Whitehorse cab don't know how or where to report it.That's one of many major revelations...

Yukon government commits to 'full review' of controversial SCAN act

The Yukon government is promising to do a "full review" of the controversial Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act. Tracy-Anne McPhee, minister of justice, said in December that it's time to review the act because...

Yukon cannabis retailer 'frustrated' by delay in new online sales regulations

A private cannabis retailer in the Yukon says it'll still take months to start selling their products online again — even though the territory has just made it one step closer to becoming legal...

A 'modern' Yukon worker's compensation bill comes into effect this year. Here's what you need to know

The focus of Yukon's long fall session was largely on the drama on the legislative floor, including questions about the Hidden Valley scandal, the territory's COVID-19 response and a pair of motions that threatened to...

Yukon family displaced by historic floods back at home in time for Christmas

Florian Lemphers is unpacking his moving boxes at the same time as his Christmas gifts this year. Lemphers, his wife Andrea and their two dogs, canoed out of their front yard in Shallow Bay, Yukon, on...

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