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Yukon Yuletide: Santa Claus to make early gift drop in Watson Lake

Santa will be stopping by the community today in a DHC-2 Beaver

Contractor says YG bonding policy prevents small companies from building school portable

The Department of Highways and Public Works confirmed bonding is required for the project

Number of opioid deaths in the Yukon increases to 18

The news out came during a Dec. 13 panel discussion on the crisis

New drunk driving laws to kick in Dec. 18

Police will soon be able to demand breath samples from drivers without needing reasonable suspicion

Teslin Tlingit Council lawsuit over federal funding wraps up

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale reserved his decision

MP Larry Bagnell to vie for re-election

The announcement was made on Dec. 14

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Yukon health insurance unit requested too much medical info to process doctor’s bill, IPC finds

The Department of Health and Social Services overreached by asking for a patient’s clinical record

Pat Duncan says she’s honoured to be named Yukon’s senator

‘I just want to thank Yukoners for their support … I will do my very best to represent them’

Former KDFN lawyer becomes the second woman to be appointed resident Yukon Supreme Court judge

Longtime lawyer Suzanne Duncan said she felt “very privileged” to serve in her new role

City of Whitehorse capital budget passes

The capital budget got a second and third reading this week

Teslin Tlingit Council, Canada square off in court over federal funding

“Action matters,” TTC lawyer Gregory McDade said. “Words are nice but action matters.”

Whitehorse operating budget proposes a property tax hike of 2.3 per cent.

If approved, the property tax increase will cost the average homeowner another $69

A review of Yukon’s minimum wage suggests it’s time for a raise

The Yukon Employment Standards Board recommends gradual increases up to approximately $15/hours

Pat Duncan appointed as senator for the Yukon

Ottawa has appointed three others, including Margaret Dawn Anderson as senator for the NWT

Ending misogyny is far from over 29 years after Polytechnique massacre: lawyer

There have been 132 women and girls killed in Canada this year, said Pamela Cross

Food for Fines in need of more canned goods

Cash and canned donations accepted for parking fines until Dec. 12

City of Whitehorse begins planning for 2040

The city has launched a survey to find out about Yukoners’ priorities

Teslin Tlingit Council lawsuit over federal funding to be heard in court next week

The First Nation’s lawyers will argue that Canada has failed or refused to negotiate properly

Former Yukon College student denies instructor’s defamation allegations

In counterclaim and statement of defence, student alleges instructor did, in fact, sexually assault her