Yukoners of all political stripes crammed into Hellaby Hall last night to share their perspectives about the future of continuing care in Yukon. Prompted by Yukon Government plans to build a 300-bed continuing care facility in the Whistle Bend subdivision without public consultation, the town hall demonstrated frustration felt by the community regarding the project.Read more
Issues raised by government documents echo Yukon NDP questions on Whistle Bend continuing care facility
Internal government documents published this morning by the CBC confirm the Yukon NDP’s long-standing concerns about the political motivations behind the Yukon Party government’s planned 300-bed continuing care megaplex in Whitehorse’s Whistle Bend subdivision. The plans for a complex, which were discovered after being accidentally shared on the Yukon government’s website early in 2014, have also come under fire for not including any consultation with Yukon seniors, Elders and the health care community.Read more
This spring, my Yukon NDP colleagues and I heard from hundreds of Yukoners about their priorities and concerns during our 17-stop Sustainable and Prosperous Communities Tour.
What we heard, loud and clear, was that Yukoners want their seniors and Elders to remain a part of their community for as long as possible.Read more
There was barely a dry eye at the Whitehorse airport this morning as a crowd of the Rojas Martinez family’s supporters saw off father Sergio and his eldest son, who boarded a flight to Vancouver. The family faces deportation to Mexico as early as March 4th due to a federal deportation order. Sergio’s wife Linda remains, for now, in Whitehorse with their son Jonathan: a three-year-old Canadian citizen who requires specialized health care due to a skull defect that he likely will not receive if the deportation order is implemented.Read more