Category Archives: Politics

Commission seeks public input for Dawson land use plan

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission in Yukon is releasing its work to date for public feedback. The commission, which is developing a land use plan for the 39,854-square-kilometre area in west-central Yukon, held an open house in Dawson City last week, and another in Whitehorse on Wednesday. Senior planner Tim Van Hinte said the commission…

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'Her life isn't forgotten': Tama Bennett's mother remembers her free, artistic spirit

Jenny Bennett is still in shock, five days after finding out her daughter was found dead in a tent in the woods 400 kilometres from home. While there have been public criticisms over the handling of the investigation into 23-year-old Tama Bennett’s death, her mother is still trying to process the fact her daughter is gone. “I can’t think. My…

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Northerners Diyet, Joshua Haulli among nominees for Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominees have been announced for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards — and several northerners are on the list. Igloolik singer/songwriter Joshua Haulli is up for three awards: Traditional Singer of the Year, Young Performer of the Year, and Indigenous Songwriter of the Year, all for his album, Aqqut. Also nominated for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year is Yukon’s…

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