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The Yukon government is trying a $100,000 science experiment to help freeze the Yukon River at Dawson City. The technique has long been used in the NWT but it's the first time it's been tried there.
The Yukon airline industry says it's not immune to a nation-wide pilot shortage.
The project manager says he believes the company has done everything it can to ensure the application makes it through the assessment.
Yukon's Department of Health and Social Services has allocated an emergency subsidy for parents who paid in advance for child care, but were left in the lurch when the Cheeky Monkeys daycare closed with little notice.
The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients.
Lena Josie's original sentencing judge denied her a conditional discharge on an assault conviction, because she admitted to using marijuana daily. A Supreme Court judge has decided that was unfair.
Whitehorse rejected a proposal to develop a gravel quarry near the junction of the Alaska Highway and Robert Service Way. Local First Nations did not approve of the quarry being brought to that location.
Tenants from four units in a Riverdale affordable housing complex for single-parent families have been temporarily displaced while the Yukon Housing Corporation deals with the damage.
Three refugee families came to Yukon in the last couple of years, and all have since moved south. That hasn't deterred the enthusiasm for bringing more, says the president of Yukon Cares.
Parents heard on Friday that the Cheeky Monkeys daycare was closing. 'They told me that effective immediately, the daycare was closing and we no longer had childcare.'
Cozens' big night Saturday helped earn him a Western Hockey League player of week award on Monday, after he recorded nine points over three games last week, including a hat trick.
SS Princess Sophia sank Oct. 25, 1918, killing at least 340 people on board.
Scientists believe the copper end blade found attached to an antler arrow point is 936 years old, making it one of the earliest examples of local copper use in Yukon.
On Friday, the First Nation signed an intergovernmental agreement with Yukon, essentially committing both to work together on some shared priorities.
Police say the 30-year-old woman has been located, 'safe and sound.' On Thursday, RCMP had appealed to the public for help in finding her.
A badly injured dog spent at least 48 hours at the pound without enough painkillers or life-saving medical treatment.
RCMP say they are concerned for the well-being of a 30-year-old woman, last seen in Whitehorse on Dec. 26.
The proposed Cannabis Control and Regulation Act offers more details on where Yukoners will be able to buy, grow or consume pot once it's legal later this year.
Supreme Court decision will mean fewer dangerous offender applications, says Yukon legal aid society
The Supreme Court of Canada didn't side with lawyer Vincent Larochelle on whether dangerous offender laws violate charter rights, but decision does give judges more direction on who should be designated.
The Challenge Disability Resource Group is hoping the government will chip in $7.2 million towards the project which would include 53 new housing units.
Representatives of Whitehorse's tire and trucking industries spoke up about proposed recycling fees, during a public consultation Tuesday night.
'We are pretty used to partnering with people, whether it's governments or other companies. You always sit down and look for a way that works for everybody,' said Bob Baxter of Yukon Brewing.
Tryouts for the Yukon's Dene Games team at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games were held over the weekend in Whitehorse. The CBC's Max Leighton caught up with one of the competitors, who explained a bit about the traditional game that got him started more than 20 years ago.
The City of Whitehorse is piloting a new dedicated bus lane next week in the Riverdale area, to reduce traffic congestion and delays during morning commutes.
Dr. Lis Densmore was one of Yukon's first female doctors and delivered countless babies over the course of her career.
A man got caught in a small avalanche while downhill skiing in the White Pass region of British Columbia, and was rescued shortly after thanks to a medical team training nearby.
"We’re celebrating that both of the families had the strength and the ability and the courage to live out their ambitions," said Hillary Gladish of the Riverdale Baptist Church in Whitehorse.
In the last three years, there have been 39 'operational closures' — either landlord-assisted evictions or court-issued community safety orders — issued under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.
Kurtis Fendrick, 26, was wanted for break and enter. He had been last seen Thursday in Whitehorse.
'We just kept winning,' says coach Mike Nemeth, who took his peewee boys (and girl) to Ottawa to play for the 19th Annual Bell Capital Cup.
America's space agency wants people to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.
Starting Jan. 15, B.C. will join five other Canadian provinces in paying the cost of Mifegymiso, a drug that can be used to terminate pregnancies of up to nine weeks. The Yukon Status of Women Council would like Yukon to follow suit.
New warning labels were introduced at the Whitehorse liquor store last fall, then scrapped when alcohol manufacturers cried foul.
The Yukon man was charged last month with failing to comply with bail conditions, related to a peace bond application made against him by the B.C. Prosecution Service.
Dwayne Kelly says he's been overwhelmed by the support and generous donations he's received from friends and neighbours this week. On Saturday, his home outside of town was destroyed by fire.
A new and until now unknown population of Indigenous North Americans has been identified in the Jan. 3 edition of the prestigious science journal Nature.
'It wasn't a stellar Christmas break for us,' says Janet Hink, general manager of the community ski hill in Whitehorse.
RCMP say the two young men, aged 16 and 18, stole a Dodge Ram last Thursday and were eventually stopped by a spike belt laid on the road.
'I wanted to do as much as I could to make people more aware of the role of the Commissioner, what the Commissioner would do,' said Doug Phillips, who's retiring after 7 years in the role.
Approximately 3,500 Chinese tourists make their way to Yukon every year — a number which continues to show signs of steady growth.
Police say the victim was 'not properly clothed for the conditions,' and was treated in hospital for severe frostbite.
A transport truck hit the Big Creek River Bridge west of Watson Lake on Monday, and ended up blocking traffic for several hours, police say.
'It's starting to sink in,' says Whitehorse's Dahria Beatty, now just a few weeks away from race time in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Right now, the only place to call for help, after the community's only pay phone gets locked inside the gas station at night, is Dorothy McDiarmid's house.
CBC North will be monitoring our Facebook inbox and email for photos from New Year's Eve celebrations across the North.
Fifty years ago, the Alpine Club of Canada came up with a bold idea — a massive expedition to climb and name some of the country's most inaccessible peaks.
Environment Canada has confirmed what Yukoners already know: it’s cold outside.
The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations hope a new language program will have citizens learning Southern Tutchone as a mother tongue.
The Art and Margaret Fry Recreational Centre could be a thing of the past, if Dawson City can find the money to build a new, permanent replacement.
Darryl Tait wants to see adaptive surfing in the Paralympics, and there's a movement to make it happen.
A record number of climbers attempted to scale Canada’s highest peak in 2017. This past year, 54 people grouped into 16 expeditions attempted to reach the summit of Yukon’s Mount Logan (5,959 metres).
With 2017 coming to an end, we looked back at your best user-submitted photos of the year. Many more are deserving, but here are the 10 best from across the North, plus 20 honourable mentions, as chosen by CBC North.
As we round the corner toward Christmas, your best photos from across the territories for the week take on a festive vibe: everything from young providers, to spectacular sunsets, to Santa paying the bills when he's not flying his sled.
Several of the biggest gold producers in the world have a staked a claim on Yukon's mineral wealth. That's bringing cash and credibility to the territory.
'If we continue to irresponsibly develop, then what does that say about all of the animals and people across our land? It will be communicating that nothing is safe,' says Vuntut Gwitchin councillor Dana Tizya-Tramm.
EXCEL chimneys that pass through interior floors in a house may be improperly installed and could be a fire hazard. Homeowners are asked not to use them without having them first inspected for proper installation.
A data connection issue has been fixed after it affected businesses and the Whitehorse airport Friday morning, says Northwestel.
The Yukon government will try to "nudge Mother Nature along" this winter by hiring engineers to help the Yukon River freeze over at Dawson City. 'We're going to take action,' said Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn. 'Mother Nature is sort of a fickle mistress, and we're going to help her create an ice bridge across the Yukon River.'
The Ontario Superior Court ruled this week that more safeguards are needed to prevent abuse when prisoners are put in "administrative segregation."
'Can we imagine today finding another Klondike?' says Shawn Ryan, a Yukon prospector.
The renowned archeological sites in southern Yukon are among eight significant places newly added to Canada's list of candidates for a UNESCO designation.
Most years, the river is frozen by now and the territorial government would be preparing to build and maintain an official ice road crossing. But like last year, there's still open water.
'Our hope is that Canada will see that we mean business. We didn't sacrifice all these years going into negotiating these agreements for them not to be upheld,' said Duane Gastant Aucoin, a councillor with the First Nation.
Yukon saw eight homicides in 2017 which is far above average. So far only two of the cases have led to criminal charges.
Police have identified the victim, found dead last week, as 37-year-old Derek Edwards, and say autopsy results confirm it was homicide.
"The day the trial started I looked upstairs and I said, 'give me strength, because I’m going to need it,'" said Roch Brisson, whose son Christopher was killed in 2015.
Yukon's Mayo B dam is producing a little more than half the power it typically does, because of low water levels in Mayo Lake. The means Yukon Energy is running one of its Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) generators in Whitehorse, around the clock.
Months after Whitehorse lost its last remaining thrift store, a collective of NGOs are working on plans to bring low-cost shopping back to the city.
Carcross man admits he 'needs to get help,' after hurting a dog in an attempt to extort money from a relative. He pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.
Amazing wilderness views — and one tangled-up holiday pooch — are the highlights of your best photos of the past week from Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik.
Rachel Jensen grew up in Yukon but is now a paramedic in California. She's been busy this week helping move vulnerable people to safer areas.
The school has been given a stamp of approval to offer its own degree programs — another step towards making the institution a full-fledged university.
The organization says staff are serving 30 per cent more meals than last year, with up to 160 people stopping for lunch every day. The increased demand comes at the same time donations are down in the annual kettle campaign.
Police say the deceased is a 37-year-old Indigenous man. An autopsy is expected on Monday.
The territorial government's Highways Department says there's black ice and slush on the Alaska Highway.
Brian Gillen, chair of the Yukon Hospital Corporation, calls the two-storey, 40,000 square foot addition, "a remarkable facility, by any standard."
Charman Smith's friends say she's been in jail in Istanbul since last year, and they want her returned to Canada. Yukon's MP says Canadian officials are doing what they can to help her.
A Yukon business owner says the Yukon government should allow for private retailers when marijuana is made legal. He's campaigning to have people voice their support for private business in public comments, which are open until Dec. 20.
'At this point in time, we have three partially-constructed buildings which have to be torn down,' said the lawyer for the Ross River Dena Council.
Expansion allows for preservation of records related to residential schools and the Yukon Gold Rush.
RCMP say a home is missing cash, gold, jewelry, and firearms after a break-in sometime late last week.
There are multiple road closures and travel advisories across the territory Monday morning.
The government has installed temporary signs on 21 single-stall washrooms around Whitehorse, to identify them as gender neutral facilities.
The holidays are upon us, so what better time to break open our bag of your best photos from across the North? Enjoy our mega-sized gallery of the best user-submitted shots from across the territories sent by you over the last three weeks.
Prosecutors have made their final submissions in the first-degree murder trial of Darryl Sheepway, leaving the Whitehorse man's fate in the hands of Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower.
'We'll see as many people as we can,' said Sammy Hachem, co-owner of Riverstone Dental Clinic. 'We’re not changing the world, right — we’re just helping a few people.'
Teagyn Vallevand, co-founder of Youth For Lateral Kindness, was chosen by a jury of notable Canadians for an 'Everyday Political Citizen' award.
Sheepway's lawyer says her client was under extreme emotional stress when he shot and killed 25-year-old Christopher Brisson.
The Official Opposition is urging the P.E.I. government to make a so-called 'third option' available for victims of sexual assault who want to go to police.
Const. Stephen Knaack squeezed a woman's behind while giving her a hug last January. He was charged with sexual assault, and was also disciplined by the police force.
Sheepway has admitted to fatally shooting Christopher Brisson in 2015 during a drug deal rendezvous, but has pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder.
The Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society is asking for a city zoning amendment to allow five tiny homes on a downtown lot.
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