Ashley Joannou

Liberals unveil justice, mental health platform

The Yukon Liberals have presented their plans to improve the territory’s mental health and justice systems.

NDP suggests Liberal candidate may have broken federal election rules

The Yukon Liberal candidate who’s already the focus of an RCMP investigation over her interpretation of the Yukon’s Elections Act may have also broken the federal election rules, according to the NDP.

Ross River First Nation’s housing in ‘crisis,’ chief says

The chief of the Ross River Dena Council says his community is in the middle of a housing crisis.

First Nations and environmental groups file documents in Peel appeal

The appellants in the Peel watershed case have filed their written argument in the Supreme Court of Canada.

RCMP now involved in Elections Yukon investigation in Whitehorse Centre

Elections Yukon said Monday it is investigating accusations of electoral shenanigans in two Whitehorse-area ridings.

Yukon fire trucks heading to Nicaragua

Two fire trucks that used to spend their days racing to Yukon fires will soon make a much longer trip to lend a hand, travelling more than 7,000 kilometres from British Columbia to Nicaragua.

NDP promises to use tax credits to cover med school

The NDP says it will cover the cost of tuition for Yukon students who become doctors and nurses and then come home.

Liberal candidate defends use of proxy votes by homeless residents

A Yukon Liberal candidate says she doesn’t know if she’ll give back the proxy voting forms she helped homeless people get even if Elections Yukon says she made a mistake.

Faro couple conjure creations from things they find in the woods — even fungus and dung

Lucy Moreira and Rick Charlebois run Lone Wolf Creations, a small Faro home-based business where pieces come together with time, patience, fungus and occasionally a little bit of dung.

NDP promises to halve wait times for mental health services in two years

The Yukon NDP says it will cut wait times for mental health care in the Yukon in half within two years.

Yukon’s chief electoral officer probes Mountainview allegations

The territory’s chief electoral officer says she’s started asking questions about allegations of wrongdoing in Whitehorse’s Mountainview riding.

Yukon Party promises a bridge Whitehorse’s mayor says he’s not asking for

The Yukon Party is promising to plan for a second bridge into Riverdale.

Mock emergency promotes real talk

Students from Ross River and Faro recently got a first-hand look at the first responders who come to the rescue in an emergency.

Daycare, school lunch money next in line of election promises

The Yukon Party is promising to increase the amount of money available to daycares and day homes in the hopes of creating more spots for Yukon children.

Changes to PTSD workplace rules needed, parties say

Both of the territory’s opposition parties are promising a version of legislation they say would help people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tracy McPhee seeks Liberal nod in Riverdale South

A former Yukon ombudsman and privacy commissioner is looking to move into politics. Tracy McPhee announced yesterday she will seek the Liberal nomination in Riverdale South.

Trades, tech, First Nations focus of Yukon Party’s first wave of education promises

The Yukon Party decided to make Tuesday all about schooling with a handful of election promises all around education.

NDP resurrects campaign finance reform in election pledge

The Yukon NDP is promising to ban donations from unions, corporations, or anyone outside the territory if it’s elected this November.

Resistance to museum renovation plans evaporates

The public hearing on plans to expand the MacBride Museum ended with more of a whimper than a bang.

Challenge releases ‘shovel ready’ plans for new supportive living building

Yukon’s Challenge Disability Resource Group has released its dream plan for a 60-unit apartment building that would include supportive housing.