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New solar array at Yukon mining exploration camp marks a first, exec says

A new solar array and battery storage system is up and running at a remote mining exploration camp in eastern Yukon. The 64-panel system is capable of meeting 90 per cent of the camp's electricity...

Climate change affecting composition of Yukon forests, study finds

Deciduous trees are expanding in several areas of Yukon because of effects linked to climate change, according to new research.Kirsten Reid, the lead author of a study published in Environmental Reviews, told CBC News that drought, wildfire...

Kaska Nation sues gov'ts over assessment of Kudz Ze Kayah mine

The Kaska Nation is taking governments to court over a recent decision to approve an assessment of a proposed hardrock mine in southeast Yukon. According to a recent civil lawsuit submitted in Federal Court, the Yukon...

City of Whitehorse to consider amending buffer zone for new cannabis store

Owners behind a proposed cannabis store in Whitehorse say they are losing thousands of dollars every month because of a territorial zoning law, and appealed to the city to grant them an exception."We're incurring about seven,...

First Nation, village propose permanent barriers to protect Teslin, Yukon, from flooding

In early winter, Tlingit trappers near Teslin, Yukon, observed something out on the land that stoked serious concern: the snow was unusually deep. Before long, they relayed the message to the Teslin Tlingit Council. "They said...

Yukon's Kudz Ze Kayah mining project gets go-ahead from governments

Governments have signed off on a proposed mine in southeast Yukon, bringing a long and, at times, controversial assessment phase to an end.Premier Sandy Silver says there's a lot of work left to do...

Suspect's DNA among profiles detected on handgun, expert testifies during Whitehorse shooting trial

DNA belonging to a man charged in connection to a 2019 shooting outside a Whitehorse bar, as well as that of at least two others, was found on a handgun, according to a forensic DNA...

4 witnesses say they saw a gun, in trial of 2019 downtown Whitehorse shooting

Four witnesses testified in court late this week that they saw a handgun the night a shooting took place outside a downtown Whitehorse bar in 2019.Kamille Lemay, Alberto Gimenez and Josiane Lavoie were all...

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