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Urban gardeners aim to feed the city

In cities all around the world, urban agriculture is growing in scale and popularity and Yukon community organizations are keeping up with this trend.

For the record: podcasts with three of the four party leaders

With the Yukon election campaign in the home stretch, the Yukon News is releasing a series of podcast interviews with three of the four territorial party leaders.

Police seek two more suspects in a Whitehorse gas station robbery

Police have charged one man and are still looking for two other suspects after a gas station robbery in Whitehorse early Wednesday morning.

Yukon College gets a new chancellor

A former premier of the territory has been named chancellor of Yukon College.

Hit and run, failed break in bookend busy weekend for police

Whitehorse RCMP had a busy weekend. On Friday around 4 p.m. a black SUV driving in the wrong lane caused an oncoming vehicle to swerve, strike the ditch and flip on the Alaska Highway.

Atlin article gives false impression

I recently read reporter Pierre Chauvin’s article on the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Much of the article was useful and informative.

Petition calls for Whistle Bend continuing care centre to be put on pause

A petition urging the Yukon government to stop work on the Whistle Bend continuing care facility until public concerns are addressed was presented to the legislature on Tuesday.

Yukon government boosts home care spending

An extra $244,000 in this year's budget for home care was announced on Monday adding three staff, an increase of 364 per cent since 2002.

Territory’s tourism tracking system runs into trouble

Liberal Party Leader Sandy Silver wants to know why an expensive new tourism tracking system, used successfully for just one year, is now unable to provide accurate numbers.

Yukon government unveils mental health strategy

Yukon's long-anticipated mental wellness strategy has been released, eliciting qualified optimism.

Nanooks down Storm for third straight title at native tourney

With a third straight title under their belts, the EGT Nanooks have gotten used to bringing home the gold from the Yukon Native Hockey Tournament.

College offers online course on Yukon First Nations

Yukon College has unveiled an online version of one of its popular First Nations courses. Yukon First Nations 101 is a four-hour course made up of five modules.

Government has no plans to shutter soup kitchen

Contrary to recent reports, the Government of Yukon has not contemplated closing the soup kitchen and in fact continues to work with the soup kitchen and its volunteers and operators.

Deputy minister of education resigns

Valerie Royle unexpectedly resigned from her role as deputy minister of education this week.

New school council election set for Pelly Crossing

A date has been set for the court-ordered school council election in Pelly Crossing.

Citizen scientists protect birds from windows

University of Alberta graduate student Justine Kummer would be grateful if you would wander around your yard – preferably many times – while keeping an eye out for dead or injured birds.

Yukon ecosystems as seen through a Serengeti lens, and vice versa

Zoologist and UBC professor emeritus Anthony R.E. Sinclair calls the Serengeti national park and ecosystem “one of the seven natural wonders of the world.”

Core library serves the ‘hole’ truth

Many geologists call the diamond drill "the truth machine," says territorial economic geologist Patrick Sack. "Until you have the rock in your hand, what you know about that rock is just conjecture.