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WCC misleading public on number of inmates in segregation, former inmate to argue in court

Inmates in jail’s secure living unit kept in conditions mirroring segregation, Darryl Sheepway claims

One company is proposing to scout for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A draft environment impact statement isn’t finished so it’s unclear when work would begin, if approved

Attorney General appoints new judge to Yukon Supreme Court

Suzanne Duncan replaces the late Justice Leigh Gower, who died suddenly in October

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Kwanlin Dün First Nation receives certificate of title for settlement land

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver said the development could be a first anywhere

Governor General Julie Payette visits the Yukon

She called the occasion an “enormous honour”

Grizzly Valley resident upset about the community’s bus service

“It’s not really designed with a good sidewalk or anything so parents are understandably concerned”

49 per cent of ECO staff confident in senior leadership: survey

Premier Sandy Silver thanked public servants for their service in the House

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

  • Nov 28, 2018

Tourism strategy released with slight changes

Turning the Department of Tourism into a crown corporation isn’t the only option

Yukon government issues tender for one portable at Golden Horn Elementary School

The school council had requested upwards of three earlier this year

Watson Lake hotel quoting $500/night rate for weekend of peewee hockey tournament

A parent of a Whitehorse hockey player said that, at first, she thought the rate was a joke

UPDATED: Woman, 10-month-old child dead after bear attack northeast of Mayo

Valerie Theoret, 37, and her daughter, 10-month-old Adele Roesholt, were killed Nov. 26

Sexual assault reports to Yukon RCMP decreased post-#MeToo, StatsCan says

However, report co-author cautions the Yukon’s small population can make it hard to draw conclusions

Yukon to test emergency alert system Wednesday afternoon

The test will send alerts to compatible cell phones and interrupt TV and radio broadcasts

Whitehorse man to face re-trial for drunk driving, drug possession after acquittal overturned

Curtis Rowat was acquitted earlier this year after a judge found his Charter rights were violated

Weather and alcohol intoxication contributed to retired Yukon doctor’s death, says coroner’s report

Lis Densmore, 69, died after driving her car off a steep bank and trying to walk home in January

Alcohol, distracted driving led to fatal Haines Junction ambulance rollover: coroner’s report

Elizabeth Boyd, 19, was killed June 19 after rolling an ambulance she’d taken from an HPW worksite

An anonymous donor steps in to save Rendezvous’ fireworks

The anonymous donor will cover what’s remaining of a GoFundMe campaign

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s new chief may be youngest in recent history

Dana Tizya-Tramm said he’s looking forward to building a strong leadership team, increasing transparency

What went down at the legislative assembly this fall

Liberals tout passed bills; opposition parties say there’s been little to no action on other fronts