Julien Gignac

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Whitehorse city council votes in favour of downtown supportive housing project

A supportive housing project in downtown Whitehorse is inching closer to reality.The City of Whitehorse is endorsing a plan to take over the High Country Inn and create 55 permanent supportive housing units in...

Ross River Dena Council reports 17 COVID-19

The Ross River Dena Council is reporting 17 active cases of COVID-19 in Ross River, Yukon. "The way it's going right now, people are getting sick every day," said Robby Dick, deputy chief of...

Water levels ebb in Yukon, but lakes 'are still very much in flood stage': hydrologist

Water levels in Yukon are approaching a high-water mark, according to a Yukon government hydrologist."We're going to start seeing those water levels decline within the next couple of weeks and we don't expect them...

Yukon candidate dropped by Conservatives will run as an independent

Jonas Smith plans to run as an independent candidate after being turfed by the Conservative Party of Canada less than one week ago."It was largely due in response to the overwhelming encouragement I got...

Are greenhouse gas emissions going down in Yukon? Not yet, but officials say that will change

Yukon has yet to see its ambitious climate change plans make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions, but officials say that will change, eventually. Recent data shows emissions are rising. In 2019, emissions were 18 per cent higher...

Conservatives drop Yukon candidate, citing opposition to 'public health guidelines'

The Conservative Party of Canada is barring Jonas Smith from running as its Yukon candidate in the upcoming federal election. In an email, the party says Smith "is no longer our candidate after several discussions about his unwillingness...

Eagle Gold Mine grapples with 17,000-litre chemical solution spill

Cyanide solution recently spilled from a pipeline at the Eagle Gold Mine, according to a new report produced by Victoria Gold.The problem occurred on July 30 when a pipeline flange ruptured, which released roughly 17,000...

Report documents 'degrading' treatment of Indigenous women at Yukon and B.C. mines

She had a ritual that involved loading and reloading a shotgun in front of a group of men.The message seemed clear enough: Stay away. "I would sleep with it right next to my bed, sometimes...

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