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“I would like to see more being done,” says C/TFN citizen who lost their brother to an overdose

"I would like to see more being done," says C/TFN citizen who lost their brother to an overdose The Yukon declared a substance use health emergency yesterday but some say it is not enough. Lyndsay Amato is a Carcross/Tagish First Nation Citizen who lost her brother to an overdose in August of 2017, he had just turned 40.   “Jay was just an incredible personality,” Amato told CHONfm.   She […]

todayJanuary 21, 2022 113

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Minister of health and social services declares a substance use health emergency

Minister of health and social services declares a substance use health emergency Four Yukoners lost their lives to drugs in the first week of the new year and three other deaths are under investigation. The Yukon’s Minister of Health and Social Services Tracey-Anne McPhee has declared a territory wide substance use health emergency as people continue to lose loved ones to illicit drug use.   “Far too many are dying […]

todayJanuary 20, 2022 33

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Old Crow on lock down

Old Crow on lock down The number of active COVID-19 cases in the community is not yet known. Old Crow, the Yukon’s only fly in community is on lockdown due to COVID-19. According to a Facebook post by Vuntut Gwitchin Deputy Chief Paul Josie, there are active infections in the community, but there won’t be a good understanding of how many until more tests are done. A rapid testing station […]

todayJanuary 19, 2022 43

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Vigils to be held across the Yukon to remember those lost to drugs and demand action

Vigils to be held across the Yukon to remember those lost to drugs and demand action Carcross/Tagish First Nation has declared a state of emergency after losing three people earlier this month. People all across the territory are set to light candles and march this weekend in honor of those lost to the ongoing opioid crisis in the Yukon. The commemoration comes after three people died from drugs in Carcross […]

todayJanuary 13, 2022 22

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Indigenous women in Whitehorse say they have been coerced for sex in taxis

Indigenous women in Whitehorse say they have been coerced for sex in taxis “I don’t think it should be on women to make themselves feel safer," says co-author of newly released report on taxi safety in the Yukon's capital. Indigenous women in Whitehorse are experiencing a higher severity of violence in taxis compared to non-Indigenous women. That’s according to the newly released “Taxi Safety Report” by the Yukon Women’s Coalition. […]

todayJanuary 10, 2022 106

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Dr. Elliott says it is safe for kids to be at school as the territory sees an unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases

Dr. Elliott says it is safe for kids to be at school as the territory sees an unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases There are currently 329 active infections in the Yukon. In a media briefing this morning, the Yukon’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott said that even with cases of COVID-19 surging in the territory, it is safe for kids to be in the classroom. “The […]

todayJanuary 7, 2022 37

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“The pandemic is not finished with us yet,” says Premier Silver

"The pandemic is not finished with us yet," says Premier Silver Premier Sandy Silver and Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott spoke about the latest COVID-19 situation this morning. Almost one year to the day since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the Yukon, this morning Premier Sandy Silver and Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott held the their first COVID update of […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 29

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Two men arrested after their truck got stuck

Two men arrested after their truck got stuck RCMP responded to the situation at 1:30 in the morning on December 27. Two men are awaiting court appearances after their truck full of drugs and weapons got stuck in the snow. The Carmacks RCMP say that in the early morning hours of December 27, they got a call about a truck stuck on the North Klondike Highway about 50 kilometres north […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 63

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COVID-19 cases surging in the Yukon

COVID-19 cases surging in the Yukon There have been 158 infections since December 31. COVID-19 activity is once again surging in the Yukon and cases of the Omicron variant are quickly on the rise. Yesterday the territorial government reported that 158 new infections of the virus were recorded since New Year's Eve last Friday. That makes for a major spike in the Yukon’s active case count – it now sits […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 66



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