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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’

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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.

Yukon RCMP federal investigations unit lost funding for two positions in 2018-19

The Yukon RCMP’s federal investigations unit has been running with two fewer…

Indigenous leaders support U.S. bill that aims to keep development away from ANWR

The bill was discussed at a congressional subcommittee meeting this week

Liard First Nation, Watson Lake hospital team up on frozen meal program for elders

Elders can place their orders on Monday and are delivered their meals on Friday

Beaver Creek RV Park ordered to pay couple $5k for bad gas

The couple had been vacationing in the Yukon in the summer of 2018

Bear that killed Whitehorse teacher, infant, was “emaciated,” coroner’s report says

Valérie Théorêt, 37, and her daughter, 10-month-old Adèle Roesholt, were killed in November 2018

New group proposes taking over counselling services left empty by Many Rivers

A proposal to create a new society has been submitted to the Yukon government

Registrar orders Many Rivers to accept members

The society wasn’t in the right when refusing entry of nine people

Whitehorse council votes down procurement charges ahead of a full review

“I believe we are missing out on an opportunity … to adjust the system to correct for local procurement”

Concerns over pot near parks could put downtown shop at risk

“I feel like every day is a dumpster fire … and every time we put out a dumpster fire, another one starts up.”

Yukon’s environmental assessment board needs more information about the Coffee mine

This marks the fourth request for further information from YESAB

Burwash Landing designer hopes to highlight Yukon fur, themes at a Toronto fashion show

Louisette Boudreau will be travelling with her team to Fashion Art Toronto at the end of April

Woman airlifted to Vancouver after allegedly being dragged behind a pick-up in Whitehorse

Police say the investigation is ongoing but the driver and vehicle have been located

How long proposed quarry near Whitehorse airport would operate for unclear

How long the proposed quarry would operate for is unclear