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Classes to resume Tuesday after fire at F.H. Collins

The cause of the fire is still being investigated

Silver says electoral reform commission to be established ‘very soon’

A call for submissions will be made by the end of the month, he said

Yukon, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation reach agreement on Carmacks bypass

The bypass is part of the larger Yukon Resource Gateway project

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Yukon College to offer a bachelor of business administration program in fall 2019

The four-year bachelor is the college’s second-ever degree program.

Climate change affecting northern Canada faster than rest of the country, report says

The North is warming three time faster than the global average, according to a new report

Whitehorse city news, briefly

A rundown of issues put to Whitehorse city council at its April 1 meeting.

NDP cries foul over the lack of data on non-emergency ER visits

The Whitehorse hospital’s emergency room will get about 33,000 visits this fiscal year

Communities contemplate cannabis commerce

Bylaw updates underway throughout the territory to regulate private pot sales

Justin Lemphers seals federal Yukon NDP nomination

Labour rights worker Justin Lemphers will be the face of the federal…

Whitehorse’s mayor defends plans for a downtown pot shop

The issue was discussed at the April 1 council meeting

Ex-Whitehorse cabbie charged $1,500 for 2018 Salvation Army hit-and-run

Binerjeet Chauhan, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts under the territory’s Motor Vehicles Act April 1

People turned away from detox beds more than 200 times in 12 months

Officials say pressure has been reduced since the downtown shelter has come under government control

Many Rivers accepts registrar’s order, will accept new members

The society had considered legal action, but will be putting clients ahead instead, says a press release

Tainted heroin could be in the Yukon, says chief medical officer

‘It would completely reasonable to expect that it might be here’

Carcross/Tagish chief removed from office

According to a statement, the First Nation will hold a byelection.

Whitehorse city news, briefly

Here’s a rundown of some of the decisions that were made at Whitehorse City Hall this week:

Yukoners should be prepared for bear encounters any time of year, officials say

Bear encounters in the Yukon have been recorded as late as January.