Dana Hatherly

The health centres in Carcross and Ross River are currently experiencing temporary service reductions, the Yukon government said in a June 10 statement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)

Two Yukon rural health centres experiencing service disruptions

Carcross centre will be open for emergencies only; Ross River centre will be closed until next week

The health centres in Carcross and Ross River are currently experiencing temporary service reductions, the Yukon government said in a June 10 statement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
A mask sits on a desk on June 9, which is when the Yukon government released its new risk reduction recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

New COVID-19 risk reduction recommendations in place for Yukon

Yukon government announced self-isolation recommendations, testing eligibility changes for Yukoners

A mask sits on a desk on June 9, which is when the Yukon government released its new risk reduction recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Superbag berms put in place in Lower Post to deal with the Liard River flood situation. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)

Flood warning issued for Upper Liard, watch in place for Klondike Valley

Rainy forecast could lead to rising water levels in parts of Yukon

Superbag berms put in place in Lower Post to deal with the Liard River flood situation. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)
Police are searching for two missing people: Cathy Gignac, 63, and partner Luc Lanctot, 60. (RCMP/Supplied)

Yukon RCMP trying to locate missing woman Cathy Gignac and partner Luc Lanctot

Police say the two are likely together and may not be aware they are considered missing

Police are searching for two missing people: Cathy Gignac, 63, and partner Luc Lanctot, 60. (RCMP/Supplied)
Whitehorse RCMP have concluded their investigation into leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

No charges against man who distributed anti-LGBTQ2S+ leaflets in Yukon: RCMP

Yukon NDP and cabinet communications confirmed the respective parties reported leaflets to RCMP

Whitehorse RCMP have concluded their investigation into leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
This map was last updated June 3. It shows the Takhini Educational Land Reserve, which encompasses three ball diamonds run by Softball Yukon, and Takhini Elementary School. (Yukon government/screenshot)

Whitehorse Elementary to be rebuilt in Takhini ballpark area

Replacement school raises questions about plans, future of sports fields and existing Takhini school

This map was last updated June 3. It shows the Takhini Educational Land Reserve, which encompasses three ball diamonds run by Softball Yukon, and Takhini Elementary School. (Yukon government/screenshot)
The historic Downtown Hotel, seen on July 31, 2018, in Dawson City, is home to the infamous sourtoe cocktail. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Resurging Yukon tourism industry’s $1.95-million boost runs dry

Two levels of government pooled money to address increased tourism traffic; local industry association says there is no funding left

The historic Downtown Hotel, seen on July 31, 2018, in Dawson City, is home to the infamous sourtoe cocktail. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Higher flood risks are possible as the weather warms at several Yukon rivers, The Yukon emergency measures organization reports. (Yukon News file)

Three high water advisories in effect for Yukon

Emergency measures organization has issued advisories for Upper Liard, Carmacks and Ross River areas

Higher flood risks are possible as the weather warms at several Yukon rivers, The Yukon emergency measures organization reports. (Yukon News file)
Yukon Wildland Fire and Whitehorse Fire Department crews attended a report about several brush fires burning near Porter Creek Secondary School on June 2. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Whitehorse crews smother fire near school amid extreme fire danger warning

With Whitehorse’s fire danger rating set to extreme amid “hot and dry”…

Yukon Wildland Fire and Whitehorse Fire Department crews attended a report about several brush fires burning near Porter Creek Secondary School on June 2. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Yukon and Canadian flags flap in the wind in Whitehorse on May 31. Premier Sandy Silver met virtually with his provincial and territorial counterparts for the Western Premiers’ Conference on May 26 and 27. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Western premiers flag Arctic security funding omission

Premier Sandy Silver said his counterparts agree feds need to put money into northern sovereignty

Yukon and Canadian flags flap in the wind in Whitehorse on May 31. Premier Sandy Silver met virtually with his provincial and territorial counterparts for the Western Premiers’ Conference on May 26 and 27. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Andy Lera (right) and his partner Pam Godin (left) pictured at Bennett Lake in July 2020 during their last camping trip before their experience with long COVID-19 set in. (Andy Lera/Submitted)

Yukon working group examines long-COVID

Yukoner Andy Lera believes he has been fighting long COVID-19 symptoms for nearly two years

Andy Lera (right) and his partner Pam Godin (left) pictured at Bennett Lake in July 2020 during their last camping trip before their experience with long COVID-19 set in. (Andy Lera/Submitted)
Video gathered May 28 and shared on social media by the Yukon Geological Survey shows an escarpment slide in action above Cliffside Park. (Screenshot/Facebook)

Two more large slides prompt property evacuation orders in downtown Whitehorse

Each of the latest escarpment slides over the weekend were larger than the initial slide on April 30

Video gathered May 28 and shared on social media by the Yukon Geological Survey shows an escarpment slide in action above Cliffside Park. (Screenshot/Facebook)
Leftover 2021 election campaign materials from all three parties. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

Electoral reform probe continues in Yukon communities

Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party special committee on voting system will be holding public hearings

Leftover 2021 election campaign materials from all three parties. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver (on screen), Council of Yukon First Nation Grand Chief Peter Johnston (right) and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal (left) address media following the Yukon Intergovernmental Forum on May 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Leaders from feds, territory, Yukon First Nations converge at intergovernmental forum

Meeting brings together signatories of the Yukon First Nations final and self-government agreements

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver (on screen), Council of Yukon First Nation Grand Chief Peter Johnston (right) and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal (left) address media following the Yukon Intergovernmental Forum on May 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A poster seen May 25 outside the Yukon legislature reads “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Scathing auditor general’s findings on Yukon housing underlines long-standing issues

Report says Yukon Housing Corporation and department of Health and Social Services failed to provide vulnerable Yukoners with proper housing

A poster seen May 25 outside the Yukon legislature reads “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dan Vandal, the minister of Northern Affairs and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced funding for three technology projects based in Whitehorse. Vandal is seen rising in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Funding identified for three Whitehorse-based tech projects

CanNor announced $128,000 for three projects

Dan Vandal, the minister of Northern Affairs and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced funding for three technology projects based in Whitehorse. Vandal is seen rising in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)
The Yukon government is no longer making masks mandatory in school settings. (Black Press file)

Yukon drops mandatory masks in schools

Notice to parents, guardians and staff explains masks no longer required for students and staff

The Yukon government is no longer making masks mandatory in school settings. (Black Press file)
Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill speaks at Yukon’s MMIWG2S+ accountability forum at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Jeanie McLean, the minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate, joins Bill on stage during the event held May 18 and 19 in Whitehorse. (Government of Yukon/Andrew Strain)

‘Not futile’: Yukon’s first MMIWG2S+ accountability forum stresses urgency

Yukon Advisory Committee on MMIWG2S+ releases top 10 priorities

Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill speaks at Yukon’s MMIWG2S+ accountability forum at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Jeanie McLean, the minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate, joins Bill on stage during the event held May 18 and 19 in Whitehorse. (Government of Yukon/Andrew Strain)
Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation joined fellow representatives from the Gwich’in Nation in Washington, D.C. in their efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign/Twitter)

Gwich’in leaders descend on White House to defend Arctic refuge from energy development

Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm is among those stressing threats to area’s cultural and spiritual significance

Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation joined fellow representatives from the Gwich’in Nation in Washington, D.C. in their efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign/Twitter)
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)