Dana Hatherly

Should international human rights and environmental records be considered when it comes to determining who gets to dig for gold in the Yukon’s backyard? On April 25, NDP MLA Emily Tredger, seen in the bottom right corner speaking to another matter April 18 in the Yukon Legislature, honed in on Newmont Goldcorp Corporation coming to the territory for the Coffee Gold Mine Project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP demands government hold mining giant’s international track record to account

Mines minister, premier say they are looking at Newmont Goldcorp Corporation’s local mark

Should international human rights and environmental records be considered when it comes to determining who gets to dig for gold in the Yukon’s backyard? On April 25, NDP MLA Emily Tredger, seen in the bottom right corner speaking to another matter April 18 in the Yukon Legislature, honed in on Newmont Goldcorp Corporation coming to the territory for the Coffee Gold Mine Project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Photo of an election sign at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on Sept. 20, 2021. A potential change in the voting system continues to be under examination in the territory as part of the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party special committee on electoral reform’s study on the topic. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Two Yukoners call for citizens’ assembly on electoral reform

Yukon Legislative Assembly’s special committee on electoral reform heard from Fair Vote Yukon April 22

Photo of an election sign at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on Sept. 20, 2021. A potential change in the voting system continues to be under examination in the territory as part of the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party special committee on electoral reform’s study on the topic. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1, 2021. Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn announced April 21 the club will be getting a new home for its sport, along with a climbing gym. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

New gymnastics, climbing gym coming to Whitehorse

The new facility on Goddard Way is expected to be ready by the end of March 2024

Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1, 2021. Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn announced April 21 the club will be getting a new home for its sport, along with a climbing gym. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Sixteen schools that had their school councils elected by acclamation due to a lack of contest. Three schools will hold elections to determine their school council makeup. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

84% of Yukon school councils elected without contest

Polls will be held at three schools where council positions are contested

Sixteen schools that had their school councils elected by acclamation due to a lack of contest. Three schools will hold elections to determine their school council makeup. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee told reporters at the Yukon legislature on April 19 the substance use health emergency declaration will be the focus for a new committee of mayors and chiefs from across the territory. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government strikes up advisory group on substance use

Four mayors, four chiefs will make up core of new committee

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee told reporters at the Yukon legislature on April 19 the substance use health emergency declaration will be the focus for a new committee of mayors and chiefs from across the territory. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
One person hands off a sandbag to another during the 2021 flood response. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon government purchasing two sandbag machines

Yukon government is looking to procure its own sandbag-filling stations to make more sandbags in less time

One person hands off a sandbag to another during the 2021 flood response. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
The Town of Faro’s 2022 budget includes monies for bylaw enforcement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)

Faro budgets for bylaw enforcement

Mayor Jack Bowers said bylaws will ‘once again’ be getting enforced

The Town of Faro’s 2022 budget includes monies for bylaw enforcement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
NDP Leader Kate White, front left, and NDP MLA Emily Tredger, front right, posed with school representatives and students at the Yukon Legislative Building. Fifteen-year-old Val Thompson of Porter Creek Secondary School, second from the right in the back row, was among those who celebrated the passing of Bill 304. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon lawmakers pass ‘unicorn’ bill requiring LGBTQ2S+ safe spaces in schools

Bill 304 becomes the first opposition-led bill to pass the House in a decade

NDP Leader Kate White, front left, and NDP MLA Emily Tredger, front right, posed with school representatives and students at the Yukon Legislative Building. Fifteen-year-old Val Thompson of Porter Creek Secondary School, second from the right in the back row, was among those who celebrated the passing of Bill 304. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Up to 83 per cent of school council seats in the territory could be left vacant if Yukoners do not put their names forward as candidates, Elections Yukon said in a news release issued on April 19. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

Up to 83% of school council seats still empty as election deadline approaches

Nominations for the school council general election close April 21 at noon

Up to 83 per cent of school council seats in the territory could be left vacant if Yukoners do not put their names forward as candidates, Elections Yukon said in a news release issued on April 19. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
The territory’s midwifery program has been delayed since regulations took effect on April 15, 2021. A small group of supporters with the Yukon Association for Birth Choices attended the Yukon Legislature on April 14 to show their opinion. (Yukon Association for Birth Choices/Facebook)

One year after regulations, the Yukon still has zero midwives

Territory has hired a licensed midwife but needs a second before midwifery program can be delivered

The territory’s midwifery program has been delayed since regulations took effect on April 15, 2021. A small group of supporters with the Yukon Association for Birth Choices attended the Yukon Legislature on April 14 to show their opinion. (Yukon Association for Birth Choices/Facebook)
The future of the Chilkoot Trail Inn, also known as the Chilkoot Motel on its signage, remains uncertain as the owners try to make their case in a March 3 letter addressed to Premier Sandy Silver. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Future of Chilkoot Trail Inn remains uncertain as owners hope to secure it

“We hope that … you can help us determine our next steps,” reads a letter from the inn’s owners to the premier

The future of the Chilkoot Trail Inn, also known as the Chilkoot Motel on its signage, remains uncertain as the owners try to make their case in a March 3 letter addressed to Premier Sandy Silver. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Students from the Wood Street Centre school protest the school’s dress code on March 7. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Wood Street Centre school gets new dress code

Change comes after students, families presented a petition and protested against school’s dress code

Students from the Wood Street Centre school protest the school’s dress code on March 7. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A toilet is flushing on April 13. The Yukon Party and the NDP are taking on the issue of testing wastewater for COVID-19 in the Yukon Legislature. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Opposition parties try to flush out Yukon government’s decision against COVID-19 wastewater testing

NDP gives two notices of motion; Yukon Party questions disconnect from most other jurisdictions in Canada

A toilet is flushing on April 13. The Yukon Party and the NDP are taking on the issue of testing wastewater for COVID-19 in the Yukon Legislature. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The lot that will be home to Whistle Bend school is seen in October 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Yukon Party tries to blow whistle on Whistle Bend school budget

A briefing note obtained by the official opposition indicates the total capital requirement for the school is up to $52.8 million

The lot that will be home to Whistle Bend school is seen in October 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
A two-day-old muskox balances on the snow at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve on April 10, 2022. The animal was found dead on April 12. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Baby muskox born at Yukon Wildlife Preserve perishes in first days of life

Calf born on April 8 marked preserve’s first baby muskox since 2017

A two-day-old muskox balances on the snow at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve on April 10, 2022. The animal was found dead on April 12. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Snow-packed mountains seen from the snow-covered Yukon Wildlife Preserve on April 10. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Record snowpack signals ‘very high’ flood potential in the Yukon, hydrologist says

Holly Goulding said timing, locations of flood risk will depend on how spring weather unfolds

Snow-packed mountains seen from the snow-covered Yukon Wildlife Preserve on April 10. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Thirty-two racers registered for the snowcross race, in which heats of four compete against each other in a race through gates to the bottom of the run. Twenty-four people sped through the speed gun in the speed competition. The chair lift carried racers and non-racers to the top of the runs during Simapalooza on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Powdery day postpones big air competitions as snowcross, speed trap, party blast on Saturday at Mount Sima

Snowy space-themed costume event went down at Mount Sima on April 9-10

Thirty-two racers registered for the snowcross race, in which heats of four compete against each other in a race through gates to the bottom of the run. Twenty-four people sped through the speed gun in the speed competition. The chair lift carried racers and non-racers to the top of the runs during Simapalooza on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9, 2022. The 2022-23 federal budget has a line item for the Atlin hydro expansion project in British Columbia which, when complete, will provide electricity to the Yukon. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Federal budget seeks to power up Yukon as Arctic security straggles

Power to the Yukon? Territory’s MP calls it a ‘rare’ line item in the federal budget released April 7

Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9, 2022. The 2022-23 federal budget has a line item for the Atlin hydro expansion project in British Columbia which, when complete, will provide electricity to the Yukon. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee told reporters at the legislative building April 5 a “government-supported” walk-in clinic will be opening in Whitehorse in 2022.

‘Government-supported’ walk-in clinic to open in Whitehorse this year

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee gave few details on walk-in clinic

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee told reporters at the legislative building April 5 a “government-supported” walk-in clinic will be opening in Whitehorse in 2022.
Triple J’s Canna Space in Whitehorse on April 17, 2019, opens their first container of product. Private cannabis retailers could be unrestricted from selling products online as of this May, the Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Ranj Pillai told the legislative assembly on April 6, 2022. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Private retailers getting permission to sell cannabis online, like Yukon government-run counterpart

Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon raised the question on online cannabis market sales on April 6

Triple J’s Canna Space in Whitehorse on April 17, 2019, opens their first container of product. Private cannabis retailers could be unrestricted from selling products online as of this May, the Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Ranj Pillai told the legislative assembly on April 6, 2022. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)