|COVID-19 exposure warning in Yukon led to delays in testing - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 19:29:10 EDT|
Yukon health officials say they're looking for ways to make COVID-19 testing more efficient in the territory, after a public health warning last week prompted a temporary backlog.
|N.W.T. public health emergency extended for 10th time - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:18:57 EDT|
Residents can expect to be living under the emergency measure for at least two more weeks through to Aug. 18, according to a government news release sent Wednesday.
|Petition calls for new painted crosswalk in Whitehorse to represent racial identities - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:41:55 EDT|
A Yukoner is calling for Whitehorse to paint more crosswalks with flags representing the LGTBTQ community as well as Black and Indigenous people and people of colour. Mayor Dan Curtis says he's on board.
|'Take care of each other': Dawson City school orders custom masks for its students - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:44:54 EDT|
Robert Service School has ordered personalized fabric masks for its 250 students this year, as the principal looks at mandating or recommending masks in certain high-traffic areas.
|Residential school survivor wants criminal case reopened against former child care worker - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:46:19 EDT|
A survivor of one of Canada's most notorious residential schools wants the criminal case against his alleged abuser — which ended with the withdrawal of a charge of indecent assault — reopened.
|Spectre of atomic bomb still looms over N.W.T. community 75 years after Hiroshima - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 04:00:00 EDT|
Seventy-five years after two nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan — killing hundreds of thousands of people in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — one small community in the Northwest Territories is still haunted by its connection to the blasts.
|Indigenous leaders 'losing faith' in environmental protection amid oilsands monitoring budget cuts - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:11:06 EDT|
Indigenous leaders in the N.W.T. and northern Alberta are "angry" about a joint decision between the federal government and the province of Alberta to cut the budget for environmental monitoring in the oilsands.
|Conservation groups sue government over Alaska mining road - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:26:07 EDT|
Conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging a right-of-way permit through the Northwest Alaska wilderness for an industrial road to the Ambler mining district that was approved by the federal government.
|Flying rocks shatter at least 2 vehicle windows on same section of Alaska Highway - Tue, 4 Aug 2020 18:46:30 EDT|
Two Yukoners have reported car windows being shattered by flying rocks on the same gravel section of the Alaska Highway in the past week.
|Crown wants Fort McPherson man supervised until age 50 - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 06:00:00 EDT|
A judge will decide this fall whether a Fort McPherson man who survived a “deeply traumatic” childhood will be declared a long-term offender. Simon was convicted last year of his third sexual assault.