Jackie Hong

UPDATE: stolen City of Whitehorse work truck found abandoned “outside the city”

Yukon RCMP have confirmed the truck, stolen May 13, was found the next day

First phase of Yukon health and social programs and services review finds 14 improvements

Improvements include allowing for flexible staffing models, cutting back cell phone plan costs

Environment Yukon reminds Yukoners to secure bear attractants, be bear-safe

Bears that become accustomed to human-sourced food become a public safety threat

KDFN chief expresses ‘outrage’ after citizen with appropriate voucher denied cab rides

The citizen was trying to get from Whitehorse airport to the hospital to see his dying brother

Two men charged in 2018 incident that saw bears attracted to cooking grease in MacRae

Conservation officers killed three bears that had become habituated to eating improperly stored grease

Stewart Crossing woman loses house built by her father in fire

Effie Moses, 64, says the house also contained the belongings of her father, “Little Dave” Moses

Tagish Estates fire that burned down two structures and five hectares of land is now under control

Wildland Fire crews were called the scene just before 2 p.m. on May 7

Yukon Party had highest revenue in 2018, says Elections Yukon report

The official Opposition made about $18,000 more than the Liberals last year

Tagish mom turns to GoFundMe for support during cancer treatment

Stephenie Worth, 40, was diagnosed with a form of cancer in February typically found in older people

Court hears petition alleging WCC’s secure living unit amounts to segregation

The Yukon government argued that the SLU and segregation are not the same

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Norman Larue’s appeal

Larue had wanted his first-degree murder conviction set aside and a new trial ordered

Yukonstruct gets an artistic touch-up

The space held an event April 30 to celebrate new art installations in its Whitehorse building.

Yukon’s public-service watchdog releases 2018 summary report

All three of the Diane McLeod-McKay’s offices saw increases in workload in 2018 compared to 2017

Charges withdrawn as Magic Cool Bus founder enters peace bond

The Crown withdrew harassment and uttering death threat charges against Daniel MacKenzie on April 25

Simon Mervyn re-elected as chief of First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

Roberta Hager was elected deputy chief. Sharon Peter, Irene Johnny, Barb Buyck & Andy Lucas are councillors

Whitehorse playwright gets into failed Parliament bomber’s head in a new show

In The Last President of Canada, Doug Rutherford takes on the story of Paul Chartier

Investigations company sues Liard First Nation, alleging it owes $61k in unpaid bills

Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigation LP claims the bills relate to work done in 2016

Kate White to be the new leader of the Yukon NDP

White will be formally endorsed by party membership at a convention in Whitehorse on May 4.

Yukon Court of Appeal strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for sexual exploitation

The charge “is drafted broadly enough to capture offenders for whom a one-year sentence would be grossly disproportionate”

Whitehorse woman sues RCMP officer, attorney general of Canada over January crash

Carolynne McCrea alleges she was injured in a crash involving an RCMP vehicle