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|Dawson City raises taxes in response to the town's $800K deficit - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 17:30:59 EDT|
Dawson City's town council moved forward with the third reading of the 2023 Budget, Fees and Charges, and Tax Levy Bylaws on Wednesday night. The city passed the bylaws and now residents living within city limits will have to pay more for their services.
|N.W.T. MLAs side with territory on carbon tax bill, but just barely - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 16:34:15 EDT|
N.W.T. MLAs passed the Bill 60 in the legislature Wednesday night, two days before the federal backstop would have kicked in. Nine MLAs voted in favour of the bill and eight opposed.
|Yukon RCMP lay 1st ever manslaughter charge over opioid overdose - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 15:27:05 EDT|
Jared Skookum, 32, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a woman from Watson Lake, Yukon, last year. It's the first charge of its kind in the territory, which is experiencing the highest rate of drug poisoning deaths in the country.
|N.W.T. RCMP make arrest related to stolen rifles in Fort Providence - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 14:07:38 EDT|
The Fort Providence RCMP say they have arrested a man in connection to two rifles and ammunition taken from a home in the community.
|'It's going to take the community': Yukon faces Canada's worst toxic drug death rate - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 11:17:21 EDT|
Yukon faces Canada's highest per capita death rate from illicit drugs, and First Nations in the territory say toxic drugs are disproportionately affecting their people. Two First Nations have declared states of emergency as their members overdose and die.
|Fur harvesters gather in Dettah, N.W.T., to talk sales, trapping - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 11:22:00 EDT|
Harvesters, resources officers, and stakeholders gathered in Dettah this week to share knowledge and talk about how to keep trapping strong in the N.W.T. "It's a dying trade and a lot of people need to get into it, kind of deal," says apprentice trapper Devon Ruttle.
|N.W.T. introduces bill to implement UNDRIP - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:51:38 EDT|
N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane says a new act about Indigenous rights “gives teeth” to laws requiring the territorial government to consult with Indigenous groups.
|N.W.T. government unveils long-awaited 'alcohol strategy' with long list of action items - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:21:06 EDT|
The long-awaited document promises to reduce alcohol-related harm across the territory by adjusting liquor prices, incentivizing sober recreation and introducing lessons on substance use earlier in school curriculums, among other things.
|Whitehorse Centre MLA becomes first openly non-binary MLA in Yukon history - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:07:40 EDT|
The member for Whitehorse Centre informed the Legislative Assembly of their name change to Lane Tredger as well as their use of the pronouns they and them.
|Indigenous leaders hope Vatican's repudiation of oppressive colonial concepts leads to real change - Thu, 30 Mar 2023 06:57:30 EDT|
The Vatican formally repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, which legitimized the colonial-era seizure of Indigenous lands, on Thursday after decades of demands from Indigenous people. Community leaders said the announcement, while welcome, is largely symbolic.