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Bagnell concedes Trudeau’s past decisions to wear brown and blackface were racist

‘When we do things, we might not think at first blush that it’s going to offend someone’

WCC did not have authority to create secure living unit, judge finds

Justice Ron Veale’s decision on petition from former WCC inmate Darryl Sheepway was released Sept. 19

UPDATED: B.C. man guilty of first-degree murder in 2017 Ibex Valley homicide

Edward James Penner, 22, was given the mandatory life sentence for the 2017 slaying of 25-year-old Adam Cormack

Updated: The Ibex Valley murder trial: what the jury didn’t hear

Some legal arguments were made without the jury present. Those details couldn’t be published until now

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Climate change protests across B.C.
Scheer reacts after Trudeau apologizes for 'brownface' photo
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to 2001 photo of Trudeau in 'brownface'
Trudeau apology: brownface unacceptable and racist

Court news, briefly

Some recent news coming out of Yukon courts

Jury in Ibex Valley murder trial hears closing arguments

The jury is expected to begin deliberations the morning of Sept. 18.

Eagle mine pours its first gold

Victoria Gold president and CEO says gold production to hit full capacity in 2021

Yukon Zinc, owner of Wolverine mine, put into receivership

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Duncan approved an order Sept. 13.

Yukon government gets set to shut territory’s government-run pot shop

The doors will shut at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17. Online sales will continue

Whitehorse council green lights development incentive for 12-unit building

Coun. Steve Roddick expressed concerns over the building but ended up voting in favour

Yukon releases its FASD Action Plan

Seven priorites, 31 actions outlined

City council news, briefly

Some of the decisions made by Whitehorse city council Sept. 9

18 people evacuated from Ethel Lake as nearby wildfire grows

The North Crooked Creek fire, burning south of Stewart Crossing, has grown to 24,842 hectares

U.S. government recommends largest development option for ANWR

The final environmental impact statement was released on Sept. 12

Crown rests case in Ibex Valley murder trial

Edward James Penner, 22, is accused of killing Adam Cormack in 2017

Bill seeking to protect ANWR passes U.S. House of Representatives

It’s cause for tempered celebration, said a member of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Whitehorse high school provides free menstrual products to students

It’s an initiative that’s being adopted by schools across the country