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Alcohol can cause cancer’: Yukon adds warning labels to liquor

Courtesy: Global News In a new initiative, the Yukon government has partnered with researchers to take on excessive alcohol consumption by warning drinkers that the substance can cause cancer  specifically colon and breast cancers. The labels are bright yellow and red, and along with pictograms showing how many drinks are safe for human consumption. (FYI …

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Yukon hospital overcrowding called ‘the new paradigm’

Courtesy: Yokun The president of the Yukon Medical Association says people in Whitehorse had better get used to a crowded hospital. “We shouldn’t be surprised. We have an aging demographic. This has been a slowly building problem that’s been heading our way, that reached a tipping point.” The Whitehorse General Hospital is regularly at capacity, with no …

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Yukon Muslim Society plans Whitehorse mosque

Courtesy: Yukon news Government funding towards the building of  Muslim house of prayer. This week the Yukon government announced it’s giving $75,000 to the Yukon Muslim Society through community development funding. The funding is to help convert the old Canadian Freightway building on 2nd Avenue into the Whitehorse Islamic Community Centre and Mosque.The Yukon Muslim …

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