Jackie Hong

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Action needed after Yukon ombudsman's report on botched Hidden Valley response, opposition parties say

The Yukon's opposition parties say the territorial government needs to make real change in light of another report exposing the shortcomings of how it handled 2019 sexual abuse allegations at Hidden Valley Elementary School. The report, released...

Hidden Valley parents should have been told 'immediately' about sex abuse allegations, Yukon Ombudsman says

The Yukon education department should have immediately told Hidden Valley Elementary School parents about sexual abuse allegations against an educational assistant in 2019, but kept quiet until a news story forced it to acknowledge...

Receiver puts abandoned Minto mine in the Yukon up for sale

The abandoned Minto mine in central Yukon is officially up for sale. Receiver PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which has been managing the Minto Metal Corp.'s affairs since July, issued a sales and investment solicitation document on its website...

Whitehorse bar shooter testifies to being child soldier in Sudan

The man who shot another in the head outside a Whitehorse bar in 2019 took the witness stand at the beginning of his sentencing hearing Friday to testify about, among other things, being a...

Judge orders redo of 'unreasonable' Yukon Water Board decision to deny permits to placer mine

A judge has ordered the Yukon Water Board to reconsider a land use approval and water licence application from a Dawson-area placer operation.Yukon Supreme Court Deputy Justice Adele Kent, in a decision last month,...

Dawson City-area placer mine, owner guilty on charges related to 2021 death of employee

A Dawson City-area placer mine and one of its owners have been found guilty of four charges related to the 2021 death of a worker who was killed after the bulldozer he was driving,...

Assault charge stayed against RCMP officer in Carcross, Yukon

A Carcross, Yukon RCMP, officer accused of using excessive force against a prisoner in Whitehorse has had his assault charge stayed. Const. Charles Conway was charged last September following an investigation into an alleged incident at...

Evacuation order issued for Old Crow, Yukon, as weather threatens to worsen fire conditions

The Vuntut Gwitchin government has issued an evacuation order for Old Crow, Yukon, due to the potential for the weather conditions in the coming days to worsen nearby wildfires.The government issued the order early...

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