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20 properties potentially at risk from wildfire near Dawson City

Yukon emergency officials say a wildfire near Dawson City has been growing more slowly than expected, but some properties east of the town are still under potential threat."There's over 20 different properties and structures that...

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...

Yukon schools to return to 'near normal' operations, says minister

Yukon schools will be back to "near normal" operations when classes resume later this month, the territory's education minister says."We are confident that we can safely return students to the classroom in the coming...

Whitehorse student accused of sexual assault on Facebook files defamation lawsuit

A Whitehorse youth falsely accused on Facebook of sexually assaulting fellow students at F.H. Collins Secondary School has filed a defamation lawsuit against the author of the post. The youth, identified only by his initials,...

Mask mandate, self-isolation after domestic travel, ends today in Yukon

Yukoners will no longer need to wear masks in public spaces or self-isolate in the territory after domestic travel, and the changes are being met with mixed reviews. These restrictions and others were lifted...

Survivor's memories of plane trip to N.W.T. residential school points to aviation's role in the system

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.Ernie Bernhardt remembers all too well the first time he went on an airplane. In 1959, the residential school he was attending in the hamlet of Aklavik, N.W.T., had...

7 new cases of COVID-19 in Yukon

Yukon is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19, confirmed between noon Monday and noon Tuesday. Of those, six cases are in Whitehorse and one is in a rural community. As of Tuesday, the territory...

Wildfire prompts evacuation alert near Dawson City, Yukon

An evacuation alert has been issued for some properties east of Dawson City, Yukon — including the local airport — because of a nearby wildfire. The alert, issued by emergency officials on Tuesday afternoon, applies...

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