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Dene stories, environmental protection focus of new Nahanni National Park action plan

Nahanni National Park Reserve has a new management plan for the first time in a decade. The plan, tabled in the House of Commons last Friday, includes a long list of recommendations for how to...

'A blueprint for stewardship': Commission releases draft land use plan for the Dawson region

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has released its draft land use plan, which lays the groundwork for how roughly 10 per cent of Yukon's land mass should be managed in the future. "This draft plan...

12 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Yukon

Yukon's COVID-19 case count continues to grow quicker than it ever has, with 12 new cases announced on Tuesday. All the new cases involve the gamma or P.1 variant. The territory now has 33...

'We're not invincible': Yukoners grapple with 1st COVID-19 outbreak in months

A couple of weeks ago, things were looking brighter in Yukon — there were no more active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, a majority of adults were fully vaccinated, adolescents were getting their shots, and public...

N.W.T.-Yukon travel exemption suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

The N.W.T.'s chief public health officer has closed a brief travel bubble between the N.W.T.'s Beaufort Delta and Yukon due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Yukon.  People in the Beaufort Delta had long...

Police watchdog to review Yukon RCMP use of weapon on hatchet-wielding woman

Investigators have been called in to review Yukon RCMP's use of a "less lethal" sponge projectile-firing weapon to subdue a hatchet-wielding woman in Whitehorse earlier this month. In a news release on Tuesday, police say they responded...

Yukon reports 3rd COVID-19 death, announces new case at elementary school

Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. Catherine Elliott, reported the territory's third COVID-19 death on Monday. "The Whitehorse resident was linked to a previous case and was unvaccinated," reads the short news release from...

Fort Smith residents mull legacy of residential school buildings still in use

People in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are debating whether their community's schools need to be rebuilt in order to finally get rid of the pain from the residential school era. Fort Smith's two schools, Joseph Burr...

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