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Yukon gov’t to give another update on Victoria Gold heap leach failure

North·LIVE at 10:30 YT Officials with the Yukon government plan to give a briefing Thursday morning on how it is responding to the failure of the heap leach facility at Victoria Gold’s Eagle mine near Mayo. Gov’t ordered mining company…

Temperature rise threatens to accelerate even more

Global temperature The above image, from an earlier post, shows that the February 2024 temperature was 1.76°C above 1885-1915, potentially 2.75°C above pre-industrial (bright yellow inset right). The image was created by Sam Carana for Arctic-news.blogspot.com with an April 2024…

Service reductions at Yellowknife Public Health extended until further notice

Service reductions at Yellowknife Public Health, triggered by a tuberculosis outbreak, will now be in place until further notice. “During this reduction of services, appointment requests will be triaged, and booked accordingly,” Krystal Pidborochynski, communications manager for the N.W.T. Health…

Carbon dioxide keeps rising in June 2024

The above image shows a trend (magenta), based on NOAA August 2008 through June 2024 data (black) and added on a canvas that is 31.42-year wide. If this trend continues, the clouds tipping point could get crossed in early 2036 due to…

Fort Smith is offering free FireSmart assessments. Meet a woman taking them up on the offer

The Town of Fort Smith is ramping up efforts to safeguard homes and properties from fire this summer by offering free FireSmart assessments — and Helena Katz is taking them up on the offer.  Katz said she and her husband, Mike…

Arctic News: Feedbacks

Water vapor feedback There are numerous self-amplifying feedbacks that accelerate the temperature rise. One of them is the water vapor feedback. Just the temperature rise itself will cause more water vapor to be in the atmosphere. The February 2024 temperature…

Arctic ice thinner near Canada; thicker elsewhere

The Arctic sea ice cover in June 2024 retreated at a below average pace, leading to a larger total sea ice extent for the month than in recent years. Many areas of open water have developed along the Arctic Ocean coast….

Ex-Yukon University instructor alleges she was fired after returning from domestic violence leave

A former Yukon University instructor in Dawson City says she was fired shortly after returning from domestic violence leave — a situation that’s now before the Yukon Human Rights Commission. The university, however, says her contract was about to expire and the…

‘Very good at everything’: Nunavut residents remember pilot Natalie Gillis

Natalie Gillis is described by people who knew her as ambitious, joyful, talented and humble.  The 34-year-old died June 17 when her plane, a twin-engine Pier PA-31, crashed approximately three kilometres southwest of the Albany International Airport in New York.  She…

2 Fort Providence, N.W.T., men accused of beating and robbing elder

Two young men in Fort Providence, N.W.T., are accused of severely beating and robbing an elder in the community. RCMP said the elder sustained serious injuries and was medevaced to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. Police say the attack happened…