Julien Gignac

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'A blueprint for stewardship': Commission releases draft land use plan for the Dawson region

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has released its draft land use plan, which lays the groundwork for how roughly 10 per cent of Yukon's land mass should be managed in the future. "This draft plan...

Carcross solar project would be biggest in Yukon, CEO says

A proposed solar farm in southern Yukon will be the biggest the territory has ever seen if built, according to the CEO of the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation.Taylor Love said the project, located roughly three kilometres north...

Yukon gov't plans to move mental health positions out of communities: internal emails

The Yukon government plans to move mental health positions out of communities, according to internal emails obtained by CBC News. Three nursing positions in Haines Junction, Watson Lake and Ross River are slated to be...

Unclear if mental health needs are being met in Yukon communities: report

While the Yukon government has taken strides to improve mental health services in communities, there is much more work that needs to be done, according to a report released by the Office of the Auditor General...

Yukon First Nation leader calls for ground search of Carcross residential school

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing.The grounds of a former residential school in Carcross need to be searched for unmarked graves of Indigenous children, according to the president of the...

Yukon gov't will fund investigations at residential school sites, premier says

The Yukon government will bankroll ground searches at residential school sites in Yukon, according to Premier Sandy Silver. "I reiterated today our government's commitment to working with First Nations to bring these atrocities to...

Yukon's Liberal minority gov't was put to the test this spring. How did it work?

The first sitting of the newly elected Yukon Legislative Assembly centred on big trade-offs included in the confidence and supply agreement between the Liberal government and NDP.It's best to start with the territorial budget, which...

The Yukon government plans to implement new mining legislation. The NDP has a say, but how much?

We may be starting to see how the Yukon government's agreement with the NDP will work in practice, and over an issue that's been talked about for decades — how mining should operate in the future.Coming...

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