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Yukon engineering firm takes over care and maintenance at abandoned Wolverine mine

A Yukon engineering firm has taken over care and maintenance activities at the defunct Wolverine mine. The Yukon government awarded a contract to Boreal Engineering Limited in October. Boreal took over the responsibilities on Nov....

Yukon government offers cash bonuses to attract and keep nurses

The Yukon government is offering cash bonuses for some nurses who choose to work in the territory. It's an attempt to fill a number of vacant community nursing positions and reduce turnover. Health Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced...

More N.W.T. athletes trying out for AWG after vaccine policy lifted

A recent decision to lift the vaccination policy for the Arctic Winter Games means six more people in the N.W.T. get to participate in next week's trials, says Sport North.A total of 761 athletes, coaches...

Whitehorse Christmas Parade returns to dazzle Main Street after 2 years of pandemic restrictions

Main Street's Whitehorse was awash in holiday lights Saturday night as the city's Christmas Parade returned to its pre-pandemic route.A delegation of dogs, dancers and a large crowd embraced some warmer weather of about -10 C, following...

140-year-old Chilkat blanket bought at auction to return to Atlin, B.C.

To the auction house, it's a "masterwork of technical and aesthetic achievement."To Wayne Carlick of the Taku River Tlingit, it's "part of a puzzle to help us heal" — and bringing it home to Atlin, B.C., was essential.   ...

Wave of respiratory viruses hitting the Yukon

Respiratory viruses have been causing high rates of illness in the Yukon, and the territory's chief medical officer says it could be weeks before the spread starts to slow down.Dr. Sudit Ranade said there...

Yukon judge rules mandatory jail sentences for sexual interference, exploitation unconstitutional

A Yukon Supreme Court judge has struck down the mandatory minimum sentences of 90 days in jail for people convicted of sexual exploitation and sexual interference. In two recently-published decisions, Justice Karen Wenckebach wrote that...

Yukon NDP says government falling short on promise to support rural Yukoners travelling for medical care

Yukon NDP health critic Annie Blake is among Yukoners calling on the territorial government for better aftercare plans for patients who travel for medical care. Blake said that during the 2021 election, one of the current government's...

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