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Yukon Yuletide: Remembering the consummate newshound

Memphis was a fixture in the Yukon News newsroom

  • Dec 19, 2019

Firefighters call on WCB to provide more coverage to members suffering from cancers

Seven types of occupational cancers aren’t currently covered

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Health tips for air travel as flu and coronavirus worries rise
Alberta man hoping billboards and advertising will find him a kidney donor
Music stars remember Kobe Byrant at Grammys
First Canadian case of new coronavirus detected in Toronto

Yukon Days successful, grand chief says after Yukon Forum

Yukon leaders were able to speak with federal public safety minister Bill Blair in Ottawa

Updated: Nearly 2,900 Yukoners possibly affected by LifeLabs breach, IPC says

The health information of 34 Yukoners was confirmed to have been accessed

Use of flaps, wind may have caused fatal plane crash in May, report says

An official said flaps might have been applied too much

Yukon Yuletide: On the hunt for the perfect tree

Yukoners have the option to cut down a free tree but there are some rules

Poor Creature must leave Yukonstruct by end of January, court rules

The café’s one-year lease for the space had not been renewed, contrary to owner’s claims, judge finds

Whitehorse council approves the purchase of a transit app

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition raises other issues with bus service

Whitehorse meeting on proposed Wildlife Act regulation changes draws large crowd

A public meeting about proposed regulation changes to the Yukon’s Wildlife Act…

Bear conflicts in the Yukon down significantly in 2019, Environment Yukon says

There were 163 human-bear conflicts reported in 2019, with 33 bears in total killed

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Whitehorse city council meeting Dec. 9

Yukon government extends moratorium on staking in the Peel to April 2020

The moratorium was originally set to be lifted in integrated management areas on Jan. 1.

Promising Chinook salmon run failed to materialize in the Yukon, river panel hears

Tens of thousands of fish disappeared between Yukon River mouth and Canadian border

Faro mine remediation company, mayor charged for allegedly intimidating workers

Parsons Inc. and Len Faber are facing five charges each under the Occupation Health and Safety Act

New program aims to return kids in care to their communities

All 14 Yukon First Nations signed on to the guiding principles document for Honouring Connections

Destruction Bay man dies after snowmobile falls through ice on Kluane Lake

Yukon RCMP located the body of Walter Egg, 68, about 250 metres from the shoreline Dec. 10

Driver files lawsuit over fire truck crash

Lisa Gallant-McRobb filed a statement of claim related to the Jan. 22 crash late last month

Yukon officials issue warning after three fentanyl deaths last month

There were also a handful of overdoses that did not result in deaths

Whitehorse proposes 2.2 per cent property tax hike

The 2020 operating budget passed first reading this week