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Housing and homelessness in Yukon the focus of auditor general's latest report

Housing and homelessness in Yukon will be the focus of a new report from Canada's auditor general, to be released on Wednesday.The audit report will look at what the Yukon government is doing to provide...

Yukon Quest heads for international divorce in dispute over dog care

After a nearly 40-year union, they're calling it quits — citing some irreconcilable differences.The Yukon Quest international sled dog race appears to have reached the end of the trail, as the race's two governing boards —...

Move over Boomer: Millennials, Gen Z dominate in the territories, StatsCan says

The North's population continues to skew younger than the country as a whole with millennials now outnumbering baby boomers in all three territories, and Generation Z dominating in Nunavut, according to new census figures released on Wednesday."What we're generally...

Whitehorse motel owners seek gov't support to reopen as affordable housing

The owners of Whitehorse's Chilkoot Trail Inn, a dilapidated downtown motel ordered to close earlier this year by city fire inspectors, want to re-open the facility as housing for vulnerable people.That's essentially what it was before it...

YouTuber who built backwoods Yukon cabin is an illegal squatter, gov't says

Pausing on a snowmobile ride up the frozen river, Matty Clarke takes a moment to share some inspirational thoughts with his YouTube fans. "Even though this might seem far-fetched, to go up on the Yukon River last...

Yukon Energy wants to lower Marsh Lake to reduce summer flood risk

Yukon Energy is again asking for permission this year to lower the level of Marsh Lake, in anticipation of possible flooding this summer.The company has submitted an "urgent" application to the Yukon Water Board...

'Wild card' Yukon prospector will be 1st Black person in Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Growing up, Tara Risby heard plenty of stories from her dad, the late Yukon prospector Peter Risby.She heard about how Peter, injured in the Korean War, once spent a few months in a Japanese...

2 years into pandemic, the North's COVID-19 death rate still trends lower

When Brendan Hanley, Yukon's then-chief medical officer, announced the territory's first COVID-19 death 17 months ago, he suggested it was a bit of a reality check."We are just as susceptible here to COVID as we...

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