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Last gov't left us $8M in the hole, says Yukon premier

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver acknowledges it's almost a rite of passage for any new government — look at the books, and find some holes. "There's...

Yukon Forum signals 'sea change' for territorial, First Nation relations

Friday the 13th was an auspicious day for the territorial and First Nations governments in Yukon. The first Yukon Forum under the Liberal government of...

RIDING PROFILE | Klondike — Jay Farr, Sandy Silver, Brad Whitelaw

About the Klondike riding. The Klondike riding, which includes Dawson City, is home to multi-generational families of placer miners, some of whom arrived in the...

RIDING PROFILE | Mountainview — Jeanie Dendys, Darrell Pasloski, Shaunagh Stikeman

In 2011, newly-minted Yukon Party leader Darrell Pasloski won by a 10 per cent margin over well-known NDP candidate Stephen Dunbar-Edge. Because this is the...

Yukon Party stands firm against carbon tax, though others disagree

"Every time there's a new cost in the system, ultimately it's the end user or the consumer who's going to pay more," Pasloski said on...

Yukon Liberal leader hits high points of First Nations' wants, needs

Yukon Liberal leader Sandy Silver's speech was crafted to appeal to First Nations' discontent with the prevailing order of things under Premier Darrell Pasloski. In...

Who's running in the Yukon election this fall?

The Yukon territorial election has not yet been called, but the list of candidates running this fall is growing. This week, cabinet minister Brad Cathers...

Northwestel: Internet, phone service restored to all customers

CBC.ca - North ...CBC.caA severed fibre line to Yukon was fixed at about 4 p.m. PT, Northwestel said. Thousands of people in the North were...

Yukon budgets $5M for 14 'temporary' long-term care beds

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski said on Monday the facility in Whistle Bend will ultimately provide much-needed relief, with 150 beds, but said he realizes the...

7 storylines shaping this week's Council of the Federation talks

Premier Darrell Pasloski, who heads the right-leaning Yukon Party, is focused on economic development as this year's chair. While the Thursday and Friday sessions are...

The impact of the military coup attempt in Turkey

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski believes the time is right for a premiers-led trade mission to the European Union and United Kingdom and will propose a...

Yukon premier pitching Team Canada trade mission to UK for post-Brexit talks

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski wants to organize a trade mission of all Canadian premiers to the United Kingdom early next year to hammer out a...

Kwanlin Dün reach agreement to retain Aboriginal title on leased lands

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation is the first in Yukon to reach an agreement with the territorial government to retain Aboriginal title on developed lands.

Order of Yukon will be territory's highest honour

"I think it's appropriate to have an opportunity to really identify those significant contributions that Yukoners have made — dedication to their community, remarkable service...

Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson seeks re-election, wants to be next premier

​Yukon's NDP leader Liz Hanson will seek re-election in Whitehorse Centre in the upcoming territorial election, after her nomination went uncontested Thursday night. About 80...

Respectful relations, diversification key to economic growth: Yukon opposition

In '14, a little bit, in '15 a little bit," he said. "Although this year looks better, it's still pretty slim for contracts to bid...

Andy Carvill sworn in as Carcross Tagish chief

Premier Darrell Pasloski was also at the swearing in ceremony, offering congratulations to Carvill. The new chief said he has a good relationship with the...

That's a wrap: recapping the Yukon legislative assembly's spring session

So, questions for Yukon Party president Linda Hillier and leader Darrell Pasloski. Where was the complaint lodged? Will there be an investigation? If not, why...

Kwanlin Dün FN hiring safety officers for Whitehorse's most violent neighbourhood

A pilot project that will see Community Liaison Safety Officers working with the RCMP in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation's McIntyre subdivision in Whitehorse should...

Sandy Silver acclaimed as Liberal candidate for Yukon's Klondike seat

Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski and his cabinet were in Dawson City last week for that community's annual gold show, announcing $600,000 in funding for mining...

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's 'help' debate: PEI political spouses weigh in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau said in a recent interview she was overwhelmed and needed more staff to cope with the mountain...

Yukon Speaker resigned because of sexual harassment allegation

Premier Darrell Pasloski issued a statement on Thursday, saying he also learned of the woman's allegations against Laxton on May 9. He said he did...

Yukon mental wellness strategy vague, lacks commitments: opposition

Liberal leader Sandy Silver applauded the money for community proposals while noting mental health care is a clear government responsibility and the government must take...

From tips to travel, Northerners step up to offer aid to Fort McMurray

"Our hearts go out to the people of Fort McMurray," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski in a statement. "We encourage Yukoners to donate to support...

Northern premiers call for infrastructure funding at Dawson City meeting

Canada's three territorial premiers are calling for more infrastructure funding from the federal government as they converge in Yukon for the annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

Northern premiers head to Old Crow, Yukon for annual meeting

The three territorial premiers are again going off the beaten track for the annual Northern Premiers' Forum. Last year they travelled to Kugluktuk, Nunavut, while...

5 highlights from the Yukon legislative agenda

Yukon's opposition launched a vociferous volley aimed squarely at Premier Darrell Pasloski, calling him to account, asking him to apologize and take responsibility for de-railing...

Yukon gov't mum on Whistle Bend facility operation costs

Premier Darrell Pasloski responded by touting his government's track record. "The best indicator of financial management is a party that runs a consistent, modest surplus...

Richard Mostyn secures Liberal nomination for Whitehorse West riding

Mostyn also thanked Liberal Leader Sandy Silver, who currently holds the sole Liberal seat in the territory. "Our leader... has done just a tremendous campaign...

Yukon Party confirms Darrell Pasloski as leader in next election

Premier Darrell Pasloski will again lead the Yukon Party into a territorial election, as party members decided against holding a leadership review ahead of the...

Shrinking Yukon economy puts lie to gov't line, says Liberal leader

The leader of the Yukon Liberal Party wants Premier Darrell Pasloski to account for a shrinking private sector in the territory, saying the trend runs...

Yukon gov't, Canadian mining industry at odds over carbon tax

MAC's stand comes a week after Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski — a vocal supporter of mining in the territory — took pains to denounce a...

Yukon opposition asks government to apologize for Bill S-6

In the Yukon legislature on Monday, both official opposition NDP Leader Liz Hanson and Liberal Leader Sandy Silver served up a dish of humble pie...

Contentious Bill S-6 amendments to YESAA to be repealed

She met Friday with Yukon chiefs and Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, and the three levels of government signed a memorandum of understanding, stating they will...

Yukon Liberals question cost of Whistle Bend extended care facility

Yukon Liberal leader Sandy Silver has questions about the construction costs for the planned Whistle Bend continuing care facility in Whitehorse, saying a similar facility...

Big spending, no tax increases in Yukon budget, premier promises

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is promising another big-spending territorial budget this year, with new investments in technology and tourism, but no tax increases for residents...

Yukon premier offers scant comment on federal budget

The annual federal budget is typically scrutinized with intense interest by the Yukon government; after all, federal transfers account for some 80 per cent of...

Proposed US Beaufort Sea drilling leases infringe on Canada's sovereignty, says Yukon

Dispute dates back nearly two centuries. "Until that dispute comes to a conclusion we feel it would be inappropriate for the U.S. government to be...

Northern premiers' carbon tax fears allayed for now

Still, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, who was the most vocal of the three Northern premiers in opposing carbon pricing, left Vancouver pleased with the declaration...

Yukon Liberals nominate first 2 candidates as territorial election nears

The Liberals only have one seat now – Leader Sandy Silver in Klondike – but are hoping for gains. Tamara Goeppel is facing a big...

Northern premiers join forces on carbon tax

Canada's three Northern Premiers are joining forces to make sure a carbon tax won't hurt northern economies, or further drive up the cost of living.

Premier re-invites Yukon Olympian to speak at AWG rally, after she was dropped

CBC posted the story yesterday, and later in the evening Lassen got a call from Premier Darrell Pasloski re-inviting her to speak at the pep...

Federal gov't to restore $67M in territorial formula funding

Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski pressed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cuts during a meeting earlier this month. After the $91 million cut, Yukon was...

MacBride Museum gets $450K from Yukon government to expand

Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor made the announcement Tuesday at the museum, alongside Premier Darrell Pasloski and Keith Halliday, president of the museum...

Whitehorse 10-bed continuing care facility officially opens

The Sixth Avenue Continuing Care facility is in the former Oblate Centre, which the government bought a year ago. Renovations were expected to be done...

Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski presses Trudeau on transfer payment cuts

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is hopeful he was able to dissuade the federal government from following through on proposed cuts to federal transfer payments to...

'New engagement, new co-operation' in Yukon, First Nations mining deal

"I think I've learned a lot as a leader and I think as a government we've learned a lot," said Premier Darrell Pasloski, "and as...

Yukon government planning improvements for Dawson City airport

Yukon premier Darrell Pasloski is promising to start planning for major upgrades to the Dawson City airport. "We're now going to be putting money forward...

Yukon's Climate Change Youth Ambassador on COP21

Premier Darrell Pasloski said one thing was clear — Yukoners have a role to play on the global stage. "Sharing our experience helps out the...

Climate adaptation key for Yukon delegation at COP21

Eight more people from Yukon, including Buckley and Premier Darrell Pasloski, will fly there later this week. Buckley says there will be lots to do,...