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Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EST


Premier Sandy Silver and his six cabinet ministers have officially formed government after being sworn into office in Whitehorse Saturday afternoon.

Yellowknife's first Syrian refugee family shares details of their journey to Canada

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:05:00 EST


Mustafa Alhajy, his wife and four children were the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Yellowknife just over a month ago. For the first time, they sat down with CBC News and shared their story this week.

Threat called into Air Tindi ruled a hoax by RCMP

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:37:55 EST


RCMP investigated on and near the Air Tindi site Friday afternoon and quickly concluded the threat wasn't real. No locations were evacuated, they say.

Whitehorse artist turns off 'dark, winter blues' with new light sculpture

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:19:36 EST


Emma Barr opens up her biggest art exhibit to date and unveils her newest art invention that can be used to help combat depression.

Artists' creations at Iqaluit's Christmas craft sale 'you just don't see anywhere else'

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:24:06 EST


Moe Lewis can't guess how many ulus he's made over the years, but in his workshop earlier this week, there were about 100 in various stages of readiness for this year's craft sale.

Wanted: the Indigenous Star Wars

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST


Jesse Wente, movie critic, advocate and CBC columnist, speaks out on the misrepresentation of Indigenous people in popular culture and the need for more First Nations movies.

Deepak International, owners lose $4.5 million lawsuit to financiers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:24:49 EST


A business behind a troubled attempt to revive Yellowknife's diamond cutting and polishing industry may have been dealt a fatal blow, as a judge ruled that Deepak International and its owners owe a Bay Street financing firm $4.5 million.

Whitehorse saw warmest November in 40 years

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:44:09 EST


The average temperture last month in Yukon was -4.4 C, a full five degrees higher than what's normal for November. But Environment Canada says colder times are coming.

Buffalo Airways awarded contract to operate N.W.T.'s new water bomber fleet

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:35:40 EST


Buffalo Airways has won the contract to operate eight new aircraft that will help battle — and hopefully slow down — forest fires in the Northwest Territories.

Pangnirtung latest Nunavut community with confirmed whooping cough case

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:53:39 EST


Pangnirtung has become the ninth Nunavut community affected by the territory's outbreak of whooping cough, according to Nunavut's health department.

Replace broken streetlights, Kwanlin Dün FN tells ATCO

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:14:01 EST


With the darkest days of winter approaching, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation is asking for better lighting, saying it's a matter of community safety.

Whitehorse RCMP investigate drive-by bear spray incident downtown

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:34:59 EST


Police say some people reported being hit by bear spray from a passing vehicle, near the Salvation Army shelter. One woman was treated in hospital.

A 'very rare' sentence: no jail time for Inuvik hairdresser after drug possession guilty plea

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:28:36 EST


​An Inuvik hairdresser was sentenced to three years probation on Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of possession for purpose of drug trafficking.

Mop it up: Canadian North uses manual method to de-ice planes in Cape Dorset

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:14:27 EST


A low-tech version of airplane de-icing left some passengers shocked in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, this week, but the airline says the method is approved and safe.

Rat poison from oilsands operations found in nearby animals

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:00:00 EST


The study, released last week, found rat poison in the livers of some fur-bearing animals, such as fishers and martens, that live near oilsands facilities as far north as Fort Chipewyan.