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Lewes Boulevard apartments seen on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s temporary rent freeze recapped at 3.3%

Opposition parties continue to debate whether rent cap works after first year of interim policy

Lewes Boulevard apartments seen on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Reports to police about leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching have prompted Whitehorse RCMP to investigate. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon RCMP investigating anti-LGBTQ2S+ leaflets allegedly containing hate speech

Investigators in Whitehorse looking into four complaints prompted by Bill Whatcott’s leafletting spree

Reports to police about leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching have prompted Whitehorse RCMP to investigate. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver had a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just days following the Northern Premiers’ Forum, where Silver is seen addressing media on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Silver talks Yukon priorities with Trudeau

Premier Sandy Silver said he discussed increasing federal healthcare funding with prime minister

Premier Sandy Silver had a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just days following the Northern Premiers’ Forum, where Silver is seen addressing media on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dawson City is seen during tourism season on July 23, 2018. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Reduced hours, shorter season planned for Little Gold-Poker Creek border crossing

Little Gold-Poker Creek border crossing has been closed throughout pandemic

Dawson City is seen during tourism season on July 23, 2018. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Air North has a new route that links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto. (Air North/Submitted)

Whitehorse-Toronto flight opens gateway to the North

Yukon airline’s inaugural seasonal route links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto

Air North has a new route that links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto. (Air North/Submitted)
Premier Sandy Silver, seen addressing media on May 9, and his cabinet ministers will stay on for the duration of their mandate. The territorial government responded to Yukon Party-initiated rumours about the premier’s retirement later this year. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Cabinet refutes Yukon Party claim that Silver is ‘widely expected’ to retire

Cabinet communications confirms Sandy Silver and his Liberal government will stick out mandate

Premier Sandy Silver, seen addressing media on May 9, and his cabinet ministers will stay on for the duration of their mandate. The territorial government responded to Yukon Party-initiated rumours about the premier’s retirement later this year. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Solstice Disc Golf Park was a mix of slushy snow and muddy puddles on May 2. The latest snow survey and water supply forecast issued by the Yukon government’s water resources branch is based on May 1 data. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Potential flooding depends on spring, summer weather

‘We know that the flood potential is there,’ hydrologist Holly Goulding says

Solstice Disc Golf Park was a mix of slushy snow and muddy puddles on May 2. The latest snow survey and water supply forecast issued by the Yukon government’s water resources branch is based on May 1 data. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A conceptual design image of the proposed Nisutlin Bay Bridge, which will replace the current bridge as it reaches the end of its lifespan. (Government of Yukon/website)

$160-million Nisutlin Bay Bridge dubbed ‘largest capital project in Yukon history’

Opposition questions why price tag jumped $135 million since former minister mentioned cost in 2019

A conceptual design image of the proposed Nisutlin Bay Bridge, which will replace the current bridge as it reaches the end of its lifespan. (Government of Yukon/website)
Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane ramped up demands on the federal government to increase spending to fight climate change during the Northern Premiers’ Forum on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Northern premiers call on feds to tackle climate change impacts

Annual Northern Premiers’ Forum held over two days in Whitehorse

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane ramped up demands on the federal government to increase spending to fight climate change during the Northern Premiers’ Forum on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A line forms to get into last year’s first market day of the season on May 13, 2021 at Shipyards Park. This season’s Fireweed Community Market starts up on May 12. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse market fires up May 12

Fireweed Community Market runs for 20 weeks from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Thursday

A line forms to get into last year’s first market day of the season on May 13, 2021 at Shipyards Park. This season’s Fireweed Community Market starts up on May 12. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Dawson City, seen July 23, 2018, from the Midnight Dome at the top of Dome Road, will eventually be getting a new recreation centre that is planned for the base of the road. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

New Dawson City rec centre won’t break ground until 2024

It could be another few years before $54.1-million project is open to public

Dawson City, seen July 23, 2018, from the Midnight Dome at the top of Dome Road, will eventually be getting a new recreation centre that is planned for the base of the road. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A joint tri-government media release put out April 26 announced four wind turbines will be erected on Haeckel Hill. Two test turbines, seen in an undated file photo, were previously put up in the area in 1993 and 2000. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Four wind turbines will go up on Yukon’s Haeckel Hill

Turbines will feed into territory’s energy grid throughout winter

A joint tri-government media release put out April 26 announced four wind turbines will be erected on Haeckel Hill. Two test turbines, seen in an undated file photo, were previously put up in the area in 1993 and 2000. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Political materials left over from the 2021 territorial elections campaign trail, seen on May 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Here’s how Yukon’s political parties financed their 2021 elections campaigns

Chief electoral officer released the latest territorial election financing report

Political materials left over from the 2021 territorial elections campaign trail, seen on May 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
One of the pools at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen March 28. The new facility that sits on the site of the former Takhini Hot Springs is opening May 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

New Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs opens to adults May 9

Bookings only open to patrons over age 19

One of the pools at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen March 28. The new facility that sits on the site of the former Takhini Hot Springs is opening May 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Yukon government announced May 4 the midwifery program will be opening up this July. Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply to the program prior to its launch. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)

Two midwives will start seeing expecting parents in Whitehorse this summer

Delayed program begins accepting Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Yukon government announced May 4 the midwifery program will be opening up this July. Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply to the program prior to its launch. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)
Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon spoke to reporters at the Yukon Legislature on April 28, the last day of the 2022 spring sitting. The party’s membership voted in favour of Dixon remaining at the leadership helm during the Yukon Party’s annual general meeting on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Currie Dixon reaffirmed as Yukon Party leader

Yukon Party members voted unanimously in support of the current leadership at annual general meeting

Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon spoke to reporters at the Yukon Legislature on April 28, the last day of the 2022 spring sitting. The party’s membership voted in favour of Dixon remaining at the leadership helm during the Yukon Party’s annual general meeting on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Swimmer Selene Brown of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears resurfaces for air. Athletes competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals flew down their lanes at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships 2022 on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Glacier Bears race to qualify for Canada Summer Games

Yukon Invitational Championship Swim Meet took place in Whitehorse from April 29-30

Swimmer Selene Brown of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears resurfaces for air. Athletes competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals flew down their lanes at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships 2022 on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
NDP MLA Emily Tredger is calling on the territorial health minister to call an inquest after two women died Jan. 19 at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter, seen on May 3. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP requests coroner’s inquest into two Whitehorse shelter deaths

‘We need a coroner’s inquest so that no one else dies at the shelter,’ NDP MLA Emily Tredger said

NDP MLA Emily Tredger is calling on the territorial health minister to call an inquest after two women died Jan. 19 at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter, seen on May 3. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Government survey seeks feedback on campgrounds and parks

Survey will gauge interest on noise, pets, liquor, smoking and more

Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Yukon government sign seen outside the Yukon legislature on April 26. Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon says the onus is on the government when it comes to clarifying and explaining what he sees as the perception of a conflict of interest. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Party flags potential conflict of interest as former minister becomes Ketza Construction director

Leader Currie Dixon raised the allegation of ‘at least the perception of the possibility of a conflict of interest’

Yukon government sign seen outside the Yukon legislature on April 26. Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon says the onus is on the government when it comes to clarifying and explaining what he sees as the perception of a conflict of interest. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)