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Group care policies are available but they’re not being applied, says Yukon’s child advocate

‘Children have a right to maintain their culture when they’re in care’

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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.

First Nation calls off quarry plans

The the Da Daghay Development Corporation is not commenting on decision

City ‘scrambles’ for traffic solutions

Last week Whitehorse council discussed possibilities for major roads and intersections

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”

Yukon’s health minister accepts the latest recommendations to improve group homes

The department has 60 days from April 10 to submit an official response

The territory is aware of climate change impacts, says Pillai

Territory, city urged to take action on renewable energy

More than 12,000 customers hit by power outage

A widespread outage began just before 9 a.m.

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

Whitehorse council news, briefly

Some of the news that came out of Whitehorse city council this week

Whitehorse becomes first community north of 60 to have private pot shop

Triple J’s Canna Space opens its doors to first customers

Low snowpack levels mean less hydro-generated electricity in 2019, says Yukon Energy Corp.

The corporation is expecting to use more liquified natural gas to make up for the difference

Yukon government was wrong in evicting youth from a group home, commissioner finds

The health department has roughly two months to respond to recommendations

CYFN to hold election for elder and youth representatives this summer

The election will take place in Whitehorse on June 5. Nominations open next month

YG standardizes highway maintenance

A new program seeks increase the longevity and safety of roadways

Yukon Court of Appeal ups sentence of man convicted in 2016 slashing from 10 months to two years

Wesley Quash was found guilty of slashing another man’s face following a verbal confrontation in 2016

Improvements planned for Whitehorse General Hospital

They include planning, design work for a new secure medical unit and Meditech upgrades