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Yukon privacy commissioner releases decision on Department of Justice access request

Yukon News reporter Jackie Hong first filed her request in 2018

 

Yukon government seeking expressions of interest for women’s halfway house

Advocates say that a facility for justice-involved women is long overdue

 

Yukon RCMP breach agreement with Queer Yukon by attending Pride flag raising in uniform

High-ranking Yukon RCMP officers broke an agreement with Queer Yukon last month…

 

Court hears petition to shut down alleged Pelly Crossing bootlegger

Richard Hager did not oppose the application in court July 13

Yukon government releases community safety plan for Whitehorse Emergency Shelter

The government is now reviewing the plan and working on creating an implementation group

WCC adopts new definition of segregation

Secure living unit dismantled

Yukon border control measures constitutional, YG says in reply to CCLA letter

“As Canadians, we also acknowledge that our rights must have ‘reasonable limits’”

Civil liberties group pens letter questioning Yukon’s COVID-19 border restrictions

Canadian Civil Liberties Association arguing the Yukon’s border control measures are unconstitutional

Yukon government approached Salvation Army about ARC land sale, records show

“YG approached SA first and they have been receptive throughout”

Concerns about transitional facility at WCC misplaced, former correctional investigator says

The former correctional investigator of Canada says he thinks that some of…

Lawyers, legal advocacy group condemn Yukon halfway house’s relocation to former jail unit

Group of lawyers, Pivot Legal Society asking Yukon government to move facility off WCC grounds

Refurbished Whitehorse jail unit, John Howard Society proposed to replace Salvation Army’s ARC

The Salvation Army’s Yukon Adult Resource Centre, territory’s only halfway house, is closing April 30

Yukon Liberals table proposed amendments to territorial Corrections Act

Many of the amendments are related to the use of segregation

Support coordinator filling in ‘gaps’ in services for Yukon sexual assault victims

Reem Girgrah was hired as victim support coordinator for the Yukon’s SART in April

NDP decries lack of ‘urgency’ in governments response to WCC inspection

‘The reality is that the longer this goes on the less humane our prison system is in the territory’

No new forensic unit planned for Whitehorse’s hospital

Justice says hospital may expand services it offers inmates but not enough to qualify as ‘forensic’

Yukon government releases WCC inspection report

The report contains 40 recommendations on how facilities and services at the WCC should be improved

Yukon government releases Whitehorse Correctional Centre inspection report

The report contains 40 recommendations on how facilities and services at the WCC should be improved

WCC human rights complaints settlement opens way for improvements, ADM says

In an interview, Al Lucier said settlement wasn’t a finding of fault