Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Colleen James speaks at the ceremony for the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site Management Plan on Windy Arm, on July 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

CYFN includes Taku River Tlingit with other trans-boundary nations at leadership table

The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) welcomed it’s newest associate First…

Colleen James speaks at the ceremony for the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site Management Plan on Windy Arm, on July 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Digital reproduction of building on Herschel Island projected into conference space at Mount McIntyre during event hosted by Yukon Historical and Museums Association. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon conference explores modern ways to perserve and present history

Yukon’s history and pre-history is undergoing revisions

Digital reproduction of building on Herschel Island projected into conference space at Mount McIntyre during event hosted by Yukon Historical and Museums Association. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The access road to Victoria Gold in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Victoria Gold settles lawsuit outside of court; security deposit stayed

Claim alleged shareholders were misled in company’s disclosure documents

The access road to Victoria Gold in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Conference gets underway in Tagish with Roch Shannon Fraser emceeing from Whitehorse. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon heritage conference showcases research and storytelling

Yukon by Yukoners conference gets underway in three communities, and online

Conference gets underway in Tagish with Roch Shannon Fraser emceeing from Whitehorse. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Brontë Renwick-Shields, executive director at Blood Ties speaks at Overdose Awareness Day in Whitehorse on August 30. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Ratio of Yukon women dying of drug toxicity higher than national average: data

Women who use opioids and other toxic substances face different risks than their male counterparts

Brontë Renwick-Shields, executive director at Blood Ties speaks at Overdose Awareness Day in Whitehorse on August 30. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross, just one of many Yukon restaurants squeezed by labour shortages. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Labour shortages squeezing Yukon businesses

Business owners facing staffing shortages, rising costs, smaller margins and lower productivity

The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross, just one of many Yukon restaurants squeezed by labour shortages. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its final draft plan on June 15. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)

Last round of consultation on Dawson regional land use plan begins

Dawson regional land use plan poised to become third of seven land use planning processes completed since 1993

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its final draft plan on June 15. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)
A cannabis survey will be conducted across the North this month. (Yash Lucid/Pexels)

Cannabis survey across North to pay entrants $20

Yukoners will be getting a card in their mailboxes with an offer…

A cannabis survey will be conducted across the North this month. (Yash Lucid/Pexels)
Alexco Resources and Ensero offices in Whitehorse photographed in December 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Sales, security deposits, court cases: Here’s what happened in Yukon mining this summer

Mining activities fill courts, test procurement processes and regulatory bodies

Alexco Resources and Ensero offices in Whitehorse photographed in December 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
International Overdose Awareness Day held in Whitehorse at Blood Ties Four Directions August 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Dozens gather for Overdose Awareness Day in Whitehorse

International overdose awareness day launches recovery month in USA and recovery celebrations across Canada

International Overdose Awareness Day held in Whitehorse at Blood Ties Four Directions August 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Headline from the Southam News Services OTTAWA, for a story reporting on alcohol consumption rates in Yukon Territory, July 10, 1972. (from files of Yukon Archives)

New research guidelines lower recommended drinks per week

New research, guidelines and data asks Yukoners to take a hard look at their drinking

Headline from the Southam News Services OTTAWA, for a story reporting on alcohol consumption rates in Yukon Territory, July 10, 1972. (from files of Yukon Archives)
Shadelle Chambers, executive director at the Council for Yukon First Nations, is seen in the expanded services building at 206 Alexander St. on Aug. 3, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Council of Yukon First Nations sends 200 people outside territory for addiction treatment

Multiple barriers to accessing substance disorder treatment facilities forces CYFN to take action

Shadelle Chambers, executive director at the Council for Yukon First Nations, is seen in the expanded services building at 206 Alexander St. on Aug. 3, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Lydia Wilks (left) and Henry Gilson during panel discussion on the substance use health emergency during the Indigenous Community Safety Summit, Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Youth panelists discuss Yukon’s culture of substance use

Substance use health emergency declaration is “just words”

Lydia Wilks (left) and Henry Gilson during panel discussion on the substance use health emergency during the Indigenous Community Safety Summit, Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon Indigenous safety summit discusses emergency preparedness, substance use

Delegates heard how initiatives need to be community-designed, community-based and community–led

From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Keno City residents pool their money to purchase fire truck

The story of Keno’s heartbreaking loss to fire will be remembered this…

Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon First Nations partner with Alkan Air, purchase medevac planes

Advantages for all with new way of doing business with First Nation development corporations

Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Elder Ralph James points to a spot on the map that shows caribou corridors for their fall migration to winter grounds. Project lead, Dexter Tokylak takes notes so the GIS can be adjusted to reflect James’ insights. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Three Yukon First Nations combine traditional knowledge and modern mapping in preparation for land use planning

How We Walk with the Land and the Water compiles local indigenous knowledge and modern technologies to map wildlife habitats, seasonal variations and migration patterns

Elder Ralph James points to a spot on the map that shows caribou corridors for their fall migration to winter grounds. Project lead, Dexter Tokylak takes notes so the GIS can be adjusted to reflect James’ insights. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, was approved last month. Affected First Nations are applying to quash the decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)

RRDC seeks judicial review of Kudz Ze Kayah mine approval on behalf of all Kaska Nations

Canada, the Yukon government and BMC Minerals named in application for judicial review

The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, was approved last month. Affected First Nations are applying to quash the decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)
Haa Shade du Hen Maria Benoit of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Minister Richard Mostyn at the official signing of the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site
management plan July 20.

Historic site co-governance plan signed between C/TFN and Yukon government

Mostyn stands in for Ranj Pillai as significant obligation of the C/TFN final agreement comes to fruition at Windy Arm ceremony

Haa Shade du Hen Maria Benoit of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Minister Richard Mostyn at the official signing of the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site
management plan July 20.
Flood prevention efforts at M’Clintock on Marsh Lake 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon government applying for federal disaster recovery fund

Assessment of infrastructure needs has to happen to reduce damage from fires, slides and floods

Flood prevention efforts at M’Clintock on Marsh Lake 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)