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Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin soldiers honoured at annual event in Dawson City

About thirty people gathered on Tuesday for a small ceremony honouring indigenous soldiers and veterans at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City, Yukon.The event is organized every Nov. 8 to mark Indigenous Veterans Day."I don't think...

Dispatching Car 867: Yukon pilot project pairs mental health nurse with RCMP for some emergency calls

The Yukon Government and the Whitehorse RCMP have teamed up to help support individuals experiencing mental health emergencies.The partnership comes in the form of a new mobile crisis response team called Car 867.The team has...

Cystic fibrosis drug gives young Yukoner hope for a future

16-year-old Avery Kearns is looking forward to the future. She wouldn't have said that a year ago.Kearns lives in Watson Lake, Yukon, and was born with cystic fibrosis (CF).According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, "cystic fibrosis is a...

Supportive housing project at former Whitehorse hotel hits a snag

Tenants of a new supportive housing project in Whitehorse's former High Country Inn won't be moving in this fall as originally planned. They'll have to wait until sometime next year.Safe at Home Society executive director Kate Mechan...

Dawson resident grows pineapples in his off-grid Yukon cabin

It all began with a trip to the grocery store and a little curiosity for Dawson City, Yukon, resident Andrew Timms."I just got some heads from the general store. Like you know those green...

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation's 6-unit housing project almost complete

A handful of Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin citizens in Dawson City, Yukon, could spend Christmas in a new home this year, says Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation Chief Roberta Joseph.Earlier this summer, construction began on six two-bedroom houses...

He made it! Long walk to Whitehorse nets $11K for anti-poverty group

Whitehorse resident Patrick Jackson is sleeping a little easier these days. And in his own bed.That's because he recently completed a more than 500-kilometre walk from Dawson City to Whitehorse — raising over $11,000 for...

Hockey Canada needs to 'rebuild' trust with the country, Yukon hockey coach says

A Yukon hockey coach of 25 years says Hockey Canada has lost his respect and trust after its handling of sexual assault allegations surfaced last spring."In sport, family usually looks for trust in people that put their...

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