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Chad Thomas, lead instructor for Beat the Heat training camp, does the hose pack lift and carry during the WFX fit test in Whitehorse on May 3, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

NDP backs request to include wildland firefighters in extended workers compensation

Revised Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act presumptive cancer list doesn’t include wildland firefighters

 

Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Ember Academy sparks for seventh year

The 2021 Ember Fire Academy took place Sept. 6 to 11 at…

 

The Whitehorse fire department and city council members officially open the new downtown fire hall off Black Street on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s new downtown fire hall officially opens

Building was completed in June 2020

 

The Keno City Hotel is seen on fire Dec. 11 in Keno City. A group of Keno City residents in the 24-person community called for the independent public inquiry into the lack of fire protection in the community in a Dec. 14 letter following the fire that destroyed the hotel. (Kevin O’Hara/Facebook)
The Keno City Hotel is seen on fire Dec. 11 in Keno City. A group of Keno City residents in the 24-person community called for the independent public inquiry into the lack of fire protection in the community in a Dec. 14 letter following the fire that destroyed the hotel. (Kevin O’Hara/Facebook)

Firefighters call on WCB to provide more coverage to members suffering from cancers

Seven types of occupational cancers aren’t currently covered

Firing was a ‘total shock,’ says former fire chief

Mike Dine was one week away from the end of his one-year probation period

A record number of women tackle wildland firefighter training

A rigorous fitness test occurred on April 13

Feel the burn: Firefit pushes contestants to the limit

It’s called the toughest two minutes in sports for a reason. More…

Former Whitehorse firefighter claims city responsible for ‘destroying’ his health

‘The city has taken away my ability to live and enjoy life’