A 75-year-old Stewart Crossing woman died last month from carbon monoxide poisoning near Mayo, the Yukon Coroner’s Service has concluded.
The future looks good for hard rock mining in the territory, though the drop in grass roots exploration is somewhat troubling.
The Yukon Hospital Corp.’s year-in-review highlighted progress in collaborative meal programs, reduced wait times for cataract surgery and expanded language services in 2018-19.
The Yukon government has released a comprehensive draft proposal to substantially slash the territory’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the next 10 years.
- Series of ambitious greenhouse gas controls unveiled (23)
- Supporters gather at café facing eviction (17)
- City council approves Centennial Street complex (12)
- Last call sounds for beloved cocktail inventor (6)
- Find a Family Doctor online program launched (5)
- The Yukon River freezes at Dawson City (3)
- Yukoner will be inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (2)
- A foreign company helped bring in Vivian Krause (1)
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November 18, 2019
- Data chart crises in rental housing and soaring costs The launch of the Canadian Rental Housing Index has confirmed that the rental housing and cost crisis is alive and well in the Yukon.
- Employers shouldn’t expect rebates Rebates from the territory’s workers’ compensation system will not be distributed to Yukon employers this year.
- Food for Fines approved The city’s bylaw department is estimating $4,800 in cash and donations of non-perishable food products will be collected during this year’s Christmas Food for Fines Program.
November 15, 2019
- Last call sounds for beloved cocktail inventor “Captain” Dick Stevenson, whose absurd barroom cocktail caper saw the territory toasted in newspapers around the globe, died Thursday morning in Whitehorse.
- Yukoner will be inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Whitehorse resident Jerry Asp, a member of the Wolf Clan of the Tahltan First Nation,
- RCMP to investigate house fire The Whitehorse Fire Department responded to a house fire on Wednesday at 148 Falcon Dr.
- Yukoners score big in lottery wins Two Yukoners are celebrating a combined $350,000 in lottery windfalls.
- Café eviction dispute to return to court next month The owner of The Poor Creature café
- Man convicted of weapons, substances offences A Whitehorse man has been convicted of six offences related to restricted weapons, controlled substances and breached conditions.
- Queen’s Printer, Central Stores plan condemned The Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU) is mobilizing against the territorial government’s decision to privatize Queen’s Printer and Central Stores.
- PSAC demands forensic audit into Many Rivers Chris Aylward, the national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), is joining the call for a forensic audit into Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services, bringing the issue to the national stage.
- Calling All Toys Northwestel Inc. president Curtis Shaw, local firefighter Nicholas O’Carroll, Mayor Dan Curtis and firefighter Barry Blisner (left to right) are seen during Wednesday’s kick-off of the 2019 Holiday Toy Drive.
- Staff shortages put crimp on flu vaccine program The Watson Lake Health Centre has cut back on the number of flu vaccine clinic stations this season because of staffing shortages.
- Winter Brings Woes Yukon highways experienced a weather event which resulted in very poor driving conditions, freezing rain, ice and a number of non-injury incidents.
- Judge acquits youth of sexual assault A Yukon judge has acquitted a youth of one count of sexual assault, while convicting him of two counts of failing to comply with a sentence or disposition.
- There’s life at the end of this old road Last month, I took a drive to Mayo, and from there, I drove 30 miles uphill along the gravel road to the old silver mine at Elsa.
- Getting Into The Step Of Things Gurdeep Pandher and his dance students will present a Bhangra concert at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Yukon Arts Centre.
November 14, 2019
- Air North plans Vancouver-Yellowknife service Air North plans to offer limited edition, non-stop service between Vancouver and Yellowknife in early 2020.
- Find a Family Doctor online program launched The Yukon government has launched Find a Family Doctor.
- CAFN mourns passing of beloved elder The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) are mourning the loss of their oldest elder,
- YG negotiating with highway-area property owners Richard Mostyn, the minister of Highways and Public Works, has confirmed his department is negotiating with property owners within the encroachment area of the Alaska Highway in Hillcrest.