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Yukon entering 'high risk' period for COVID-19, says health official; no action yet on opioid crisis

Yukon's acting chief medical officer says cases in the territory are generally on the decline, but the territory is entering a "fragile period" where his department needs to be careful with how and when...

Modular nuclear reactors a 'long shot' worth studying, says Yukon gov't

The Yukon government is looking for ways to reduce the territory's emissions, and wondering if nuclear power is one way to go.The territory is undertaking a feasibility study, to determine whether there's a future...

Whitehorse woman says Yukon rent cap responsible for eviction from rental apartment

A Whitehorse woman is being evicted from her apartment at the end of December, a situation she blames on the Yukon government's rent cap and a term that prevented her landlord from raising her...

City of Whitehorse staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Feb. 20

The City of Whitehorse has a new mandatory vaccination policy for employees. The policy comes in two phases, said Lindsay Schneider, the city's director of human resources, the first of which includes a survey. Employees will...

Yukon now has highest opioid death rate in Canada, territory's chief coroner says

Yukon now has the highest rate of deaths due to opioids in the country, at 48.4 deaths per 100,000 people, according to Heather Jones, chief coroner for the territory. Yukon has recorded 21 deaths due to opioids...

Suspended chief of Selkirk First Nation asks courts to reinstate him

The elected chief of the Selkirk First Nation says he has been unlawfully suspended from his duties and is asking the Yukon Supreme Court to reinstate him. Darin Isaac filed a petition on Nov. 22...

International student enrolment at Yukon University bouncing back from COVID-19

While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students...

Yukon reports 13th death from COVID-19

Another Yukoner has died of COVID-19, health officials announced on Friday. It's the territory's 13th death from the disease since the pandemic began, and the third this month. Officials did not provide any details about...

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