Richard Mostyn was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the 2016 general election. He represents the riding of Whitehorse West, where he has lived since 1997.
He arrived in Yukon with his future wife and two cats in June 1989. For the next 22 years, Mostyn wrote for Yukon News, where he covered a variety of topics including politics, the environment, the arts and much more.
In the course of his career, he has travelled around the world and had his work published in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun and Up Here Magazine. He has also appeared on CBC Radio and TV and the BBC World Service. His reporting was recognized through international, national and regional awards.
After leaving journalism in 2011, Mostyn worked for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and its campaign to champion the Peel Watershed land use plan. In 2012, he joined the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
In his spare time, he has enjoyed coaching soccer and helping build the neighbourhood park on Finch Crescent.
Mostyn is married with two sons and two old spaniels.
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