Jackie Hong

New secure medical unit at Whitehorse hospital in “pre-planning” stage

The Yukon’s 2019-20 budget allocated $1M towards the “planning and design” of a new unit

Whitehorse RCMP investigating ‘sextortion’ scams

Whitehorse RCMP are investigating after two “sextortion” scams were recently reported to…

Judge orders eviction of Kopper King trailer over drug activity after SCAN investigation

Justice Suzanne Duncan issued the order March 22. The trailer will be closed off for 90 days

Commentary: Do endangered species endanger industries?

CPAWS Yukon campaigns coordinator Malkolm Boothroyd says the Yukon needs species at risk legislation

Author Kate Harris wins $30k RBC Taylor Prize for her first book, Lands of Lost Borders

“It was all very dreamlike; it still is,” Harris said of the award

Damaged fibre line in northern B.C. caused Yukon phone outage, says Northwestel

Cell and landline service, including some 911 service, was affected for about 12 hours Sunday.

Women ordered to pay more than $800k in Dawson defamation case file appeal

A jury found earlier this year that Audrey Vigneau and Susan Hermann had made defamatory comments

CBSA searches economic development office, Whitehorse home

Properties searched March 12 as part of an ongoing investigation, the details of which are unclear.

Former Yukon Commissioner, Yukon College chancellor Ken McKinnon dies

McKinnon is being remembered for his numerous contributions to the territory.

Yukon to receive $2.25M over five years to fight gun and gang violence

MP Larry Bagnell and justice minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced the federal funding on Mar. 6

Yukon communities use $2.79 million from Gas Tax Fund on 20 projects

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell and Community Services Minister John Streicker made the announcement March 5.

Yukon Supreme Court rules against Kaska Dena Council in hunting consultation case

KDC claimed Yukon government had to consult before issuing hunting licences, tags in southern Yukon

Yukon’s minimum wage to rise to $12.71 on April 1

The current minimum wage is $11.51, a difference of $1.20

RRDC appeal against 2017 Yukon Supreme Court decision dismissed

The Yukon Court of Appeal has dismissed Ross River Dena Council’s (RRDC)…

New Yukon College podcast offers an oral history on the journey to reconciliation

Walking Our Path Together helps capture traditional Indigenous knowledge-sharing in a modern format

Mother of truck driver killed in 2018 Dempster crash sues YG, grader driver

Alan Carl William Blake died after his truck collided with a grader on the Dempster Highway in 2018

WCC calls for petition alleging Charter violations to be dismissed

The Whitehorse Correctional Centre says that Darryl Sheepway’s petition should be largely dismissed

Kopper King trailer occupants face temporary eviction following SCAN investigation

Investigators say that drug trafficking is occurring at the trailer

Taxi driver charged with impaired driving, refusal to provide a breath sample after Riverdale crash

Nicky Myke, who was in the other vehicle, says more regulation enforcement is needed

YG spent weeks figuring out how to answer a yes/no question about the Resource Gateway project

Emails obtained by the News show cabinet official stepping in, blocking release of prepared answers