Cynthia Blackjack expressed distrust of the Carmacks health centre in the week before her death, a family friend told a coroner’s inquest Thursday.
Annette King, the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate, is conducting an independent review of the barriers to school attendance in the territory.
A ceremony of unity with the Koori people of Australia will take place this evening at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.
City council is being asked to approve a rush order to replace one of three compressors that keep the ice frozen at the Canada Games Centre.
- Tread carefully on housing incentive: Boyd (19)
- City asked for clarity on use of e-bikes (17)
- Suspects sought after armed robberies (14)
- Historic land claim’s key creators reunite (11)
- Funding unveiled for mining investment event (11)
- Woman was reluctant to see a nurse, inquest told (8)
- Ice bridge enters wider, thicker phase (7)
- Nurses testify at inquest into woman’s death (Revised) (6)
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January 24, 2020
- Alert issued on specialty dog foods The territory’s considerable number of dog owners should consult with a veterinarian about feeding their pets specialty commercial foods, Environment Yukon said this morning.
- Trial enters lengthy adjournment A Yukon Supreme Court Justice has adjourned the jury trial of a Carmacks man accused of first-degree murder.
- Coveted organ begins the road to refurbishment It used to be that the most sophisticated items in a town were the town clock and the church organ.
- Literary Moments Elizabeth Weigand presents at the Pivotal Words event held Tuesday evening
- Firm chosen for project in Old Crow Stantec Architecture has been given the owner’s advisor contract for planning and building a new Old Crow community Health and Wellness Centre and mixed-use housing complex.
- Pivotal Presenter Siku Allooloo was one of the presenters at the Pivotal Words event Tuesday evening
- Fine film fare to be reeled out next month An extensive roster of Canadian films will be showing in Whitehorse early next month for the Available Light Film Festival.
- Truckin' Along The staff at Lumel Studios made a dog box truck for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Silent auction Wednesday.
January 23, 2020
- Yukon, B.C. partner on strategies to feed the North Farmers, ranchers and food processors in the Yukon and northern British Columbia may soon have more local customers.
- Nurses testify at inquest into woman’s death (Revised) Wednesday, the third day of the inquiry into Cynthia Blackjack’s death, saw testimony from two nurses who were present at the Carmacks health centre on the day of her passing in 2013.
- Promising Lotsa Laughs Ryan Bellville, left, and Stirling Scott are the headliners in the Ride for Dad Comedy Night tonight, Friday and Saturday.
- A Pivotal Experience Doug Rutherford, left, and Tim Green read from one of Rutherford’s plays Tuesday evening at the Pivotal Words event at the North of Ordinary Experience Centre.
January 22, 2020
- Tread carefully on housing incentive: Boyd City council might want to tread softly when it comes to promoting densification of neighbourhoods, Coun. Dan Boyd cautioned at Monday night’s meeting.
- Murder trial hears evidence from Carmacks man The jury trial of a Carmacks man accused of first-degree murder resumed Tuesday in Whitehorse, with the Crown calling two civilian witnesses.
- Ice bridge enters wider, thicker phase The ice bridge that connects downtown Dawson with the residents across the Yukon River has entered its fully functional phase.
- Robbery suspects apprehended The RCMP have arrested the two suspects linked to a series of armed robberies and a break and enter last Saturday morning in Whitehorse.
- Crossroads Collision City firefighters clean up the debris
- Officials propose new housing incentive policy City administration is proposing several changes in the city’s incentive policy to encourage more affordable and supportive housing developments.
- Efforts Saluted Karen Carrière was presented last Friday evening with a Life Membership to the Royal Canadian Legion at the local Legion’s awards night.
- Need for prudent use of health data highlighted The Department of Health and Social Services violated territorial law when it failed to exercise discretion before using the personal health information of a patient under psychiatric care.
- Pursuing The Crown The 2020 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival Quest for the Crown (formerly the Queens contest) candidates were unveiled last Wednesday.
- Department failed to meet access obligations After a Yukoner complained about the length of time it took for the Department of Health and Social Services to respond to a request for access to the complainant’s own personal health information, the Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued a consideration report.