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Hundreds gather for National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in Whitehorse

Hundreds of people gathered at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in downtown Whitehorse to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on Tuesday.  The day — which falls on the summer solstice — is meant to recognize...

Whitehorse couple say they're being forced to leave downtown hotel room as tourist season begins

Kathy and Brian Poho, who have been living at the River View Hotel in downtown Whitehorse for the past year and a half, say they are being forced to leave their room by the...

Whitehorse one of the only cities in the world to measure airborne microplastics

Microplastic pollution is usually associated with the ocean where it's been widely studied, but new research shows those tiny particles can be found in the air as well, even in the Yukon. A team of...

Yukon's Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival returns for 1st time since pandemic began

Haines Junction, Yukon, was alive with the sound of fiddles and banjos over the weekend as the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival revved up for the first since 2019.The annual bluegrass festival was cancelled the past two...

How Yukon's booming economy and rapid population growth has led to a housing crisis

It's a common saying among locals that Yukon is "Canada's best-kept secret" — referring to the territory's pristine wilderness and welcoming culture. But it seems the secret is out.According to Canada's 2021 census numbers, Yukon...

Worker feels 'very vulnerable' as Yukon vaccine mandate doesn't apply to daycare workers

Sarah Thompson works at Little Hands Childcare Centre in Whitehorse, and she says she often worries about bringing COVID-19 back home to her grandmother. Early childhood educators like Thompson are in constant contact with unvaccinated...

Yukon front-line workers say they're exhausted as pandemic approaches 2nd anniversary

At this point in the pandemic, Whitehorse-based early childhood educator Sara Thompson says she feels underappreciated.She thinks she's been "left behind" and feels the government hasn't recognized that daycare workers are facing the same...

Teachers, parents express concern about Yukon's new COVID-19 monitoring strategy in schools

Some parents and teachers in Yukon are concerned about the territorial government's new method to handle COVID-19 cases in schools. It's also sparked criticism from the Yukon NDP.In an email sent to parents late on Wednesday...

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