Dana Hatherly

Yukon NDP Leader Kate White scrums with reporters in the Yukon legislature following the final question period of the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP-Liberal deal approaches expiry date

Rent cap, minimum wage, paid sick leave and dental plan are among items in the agreement

Yukon NDP Leader Kate White scrums with reporters in the Yukon legislature following the final question period of the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. A Nov. 10 memo gives a bit of additional insight on deaths due to COVID-19 in the Yukon. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Internal memo reveals data on COVID-19 deaths in Yukon

Nov. 10 memo notes vaccination has “dramatically reduced” risk of severe outcomes

A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. A Nov. 10 memo gives a bit of additional insight on deaths due to COVID-19 in the Yukon. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. The Yukon government and the Yukon Employees’ Union have come to an agreement on a recruitment and retention package for nurses employed by the Yukon government. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government nurses get $6M bonus package

Territorial government and union representing nurses have reached an agreement on the new package

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. The Yukon government and the Yukon Employees’ Union have come to an agreement on a recruitment and retention package for nurses employed by the Yukon government. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver (left) speaks at his last Yukon Forum as premier, alongside Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, on Nov. 29 in Carcross. (Government of Yukon/Submitted)

No consensus on consent to oil and gas activity for Yukon First Nations

Oil and Gas Act among topics discussed by political leaders at 23rd Yukon Forum

Premier Sandy Silver (left) speaks at his last Yukon Forum as premier, alongside Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, on Nov. 29 in Carcross. (Government of Yukon/Submitted)
Education Minister Jeanie McLean addresses reporters Oct. 13 about the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office’s review of the Yukon government’s response to sexualized abuse at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Education department commits to recommendations from child advocate

Education minister had committed to responding to the advocate’s review by Nov. 22

Education Minister Jeanie McLean addresses reporters Oct. 13 about the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office’s review of the Yukon government’s response to sexualized abuse at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver snaps back at the official opposition on his last day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Fall sitting wraps with questions outstanding on premiership, NDP-Liberal deal

Party leaders mark the end of the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s fall sitting

Premier Sandy Silver snaps back at the official opposition on his last day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver steps up to the podium in the cabinet office, where he signalled his final day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. The Yukon Liberal Party has set the date for its leadership convention to determine who will replace Silver as leader and, in turn, premier. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Liberals to elect new leader, premier in January

The party announced the Jan. 28 convention date at its private leadership party

Premier Sandy Silver steps up to the podium in the cabinet office, where he signalled his final day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. The Yukon Liberal Party has set the date for its leadership convention to determine who will replace Silver as leader and, in turn, premier. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The new bilingual health centre in Whitehorse will not automatically accept Yukoners on the find-a-doctor program waitlist. There is a separate application process for the clinic. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon hospitals pushing past pre-pandemic levels but not exceeding capacity: hospital corp.

Two Yukon Hospital Corporation witnesses questioned by MLAs in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

The new bilingual health centre in Whitehorse will not automatically accept Yukoners on the find-a-doctor program waitlist. There is a separate application process for the clinic. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver is seen announcing the 2021 territorial election in Whitehorse. Now the Yukon Liberal Party is laying out the rules for a leadership convention to find his replacement. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Silver signals final day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Yukon Liberal Party has unveiled leadership race rules but hasn’t set a convention date

Premier Sandy Silver is seen announcing the 2021 territorial election in Whitehorse. Now the Yukon Liberal Party is laying out the rules for a leadership convention to find his replacement. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Minister Ranj Pillai announces candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leadership

Winning Yukon Liberal Party candidate will effectively replace Premier Sandy Silver

Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon ranks last for energy efficiency in industry: report

The territory scored sixth overall compared to provinces on Efficiency Canada’s scorecard

Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government eyes permanent sick leave program

Yukon NDP is pushing the Liberal government to implement panel recommendations on long-term plan

Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)

Pauline Frost wins tight Vuntut Gwitchin election, results going to recount

Preliminary results show Pauline Frost received the most votes in her favour

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)
The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon community health centres rack up 100 days of reduced services in last year: data

Carcross Health Centre has seen a total of 60 days of reduced services

The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s electoral reform probe gauging interest in citizens’ assemblies

Special committee on electoral reform gets extension to get more input

Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon bracing for respiratory illness surge: CMOH

Dr. Sudit Ranade sheds light on rationale behind decisions

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Internet extended to 2023 for rural Yukoners

A Yukon government release notes users will need to switch to a new provider after Sept. 30, 2023

A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon MLAs pass new Animal Protection and Control Act

The Liberals and NDP voted in favour while the Yukon Party voted against the new Act

Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)

UPDATE: Yukon-wide dental plan set to start in new year: Health minister

Program will begin taking applicants on Jan. 1, 2023

A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)