NDP Sounds Out On Yukon Economy

Yukon's Opposition NDP is once again calling for more economic diversification in the territory.
 
Riverdale South MLA Jan Stick said Yukon's latest economic update indicating the territory is behind Canada in economic growth for the past two years is an indicator the government shouldn't be putting all its eggs in the mining basket.
 
Stick said the government should be putting more money into tourism, which the update says is seeing growth.
 
Meantime, Stick said she wants to see more details on the proposed 72-million dollar Hospital expansion in Whitehorse.
 
She said there was a minimal amount of money set aside in the recently-passed territorial budget for the new MRI area, and hospital...
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Moosehide Starts Today

Yukoners are heading to the Moosehide village downriver on the Yukon River from Dawson Thursday.
 
Moosehide is a biennial summer event, which is a celebration of Hän traditions and culture.
 
The gathering has many events that are part of First Nation culture, including performances, guest speakers, feasts, dancing, drumming and singing.
 
The event was founded in 1993 and it runs from Thursay until Sunday.
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Yukon Has 6 Medals At Indingenous Games

Jacy Sam is leading the way for Yukon at the 2014 North American Indigenous games in Regina.

Yukon has 6 medals so far, 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, and the 17-year old Sam has won all but one of them.
 
Every medal won by Yukon has been in the canoe/kayak category.
 
Saskatchewan leads the medal race with 86 medals. BC is a distant second, with 47.
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