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Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Wolf, crow, eagle, trout: Yukon First Nations artists adorn courthouse with traditional images

Four pieces of art were officially unveiled at the Whitehorse Law Courts…

Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)

Whitehorse schools using surveillance cameras violates the privacy act: commissioner

The commissioner issued an investigation into video surveillance in seven schools

Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)
Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)

Cost of average Yukon house rises to $700K

The price of houses, condos and duplexes all broke records

Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)
Single-use paper bags will be banned in the new year. (Mikhail Nilov/Pexels)

Yukon banning single-use paper bags

The Yukon is banning single-use paper bags. The new rule comes into…

Single-use paper bags will be banned in the new year. (Mikhail Nilov/Pexels)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News Files)

Lack of operational supervision to blame for botched Hidden Valley investigation: Yukon RCMP

The summary of a review conducted by an Outside RCMP detachment has been released

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News Files)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Offender barred from Old Crow released in Whitehorse

A sex offender who was barred from entering Old Crow has now…

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation bans sex offender with emergency order, requests public inquiry into release

The First Nation is requesting an apology and a public inquiry into the court process

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Yukon Arts Centre staff picket concert

Yukon Arts Centre staff have announced job action

Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
Police tape is seen on Centennial Street and 14 Avenue in Porter Creek on the evening of Sept. 29. Two people are injured after shots were fired in the neighbourhood, police say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Suspect shot in Porter Creek remains unconscious in B.C. hospital

The Whitehorse man who was shot during a police altercation last week…

Police tape is seen on Centennial Street and 14 Avenue in Porter Creek on the evening of Sept. 29. Two people are injured after shots were fired in the neighbourhood, police say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)

Yukoners raise $4K for Terry Fox Foundation

The annual run happened on Sept. 18

Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)
The North Klondike solar power plant located north of Whitehorse. Transitioning almost entirely to renewable energy is one of the Yukon’s goals for 2030. (Solvest/Andrew Serack)

Yukon reports nominal emissions drop in 2020; falling behind on 2030 target

Minister Streicker says there’s a ‘known shortfall’

The North Klondike solar power plant located north of Whitehorse. Transitioning almost entirely to renewable energy is one of the Yukon’s goals for 2030. (Solvest/Andrew Serack)
Yukon Comissioner Angelique Bernard and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver were the first to sign a book of condolences that will be sent to Buckingham Palace following the Sept. 8 2022 death of Queen Elizabeth II. The book will be available for signing in the lobby of Taylor House, the Commissioner’s office on Main Street in Whitehorse. An online register of condolences is also available. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Commissioner opens condolence book for Queen Elizabeth

The commissioner and premier met at Taylor House on Sept. 8.

Yukon Comissioner Angelique Bernard and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver were the first to sign a book of condolences that will be sent to Buckingham Palace following the Sept. 8 2022 death of Queen Elizabeth II. The book will be available for signing in the lobby of Taylor House, the Commissioner’s office on Main Street in Whitehorse. An online register of condolences is also available. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Four Yukon youth granted achievement awards

Four Yukon youth are being awarded for their community contributions. The Yukon…

Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Bands performed all afternoon and night on the Keno main stage. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Keno City Music Festival rocks in rain and shine

The Keno City Music and Film Festival took place over the weekend.…

Bands performed all afternoon and night on the Keno main stage. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon sets for Canada Summer Games in Niagara

Nearly 200 Yukon athletes are travelling to Niagara, Ontario for the Canada…

The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)
A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (yellow) found within an infected cell (blue), is shown in a handout photo captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. The Yukon reporter its first monkeypox case on July 22. (Courtesy/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Yukon sees first monkeypox case

The Yukon has its first case of monkeypox. Dr. Sudit Ranade, the…

A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (yellow) found within an infected cell (blue), is shown in a handout photo captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. The Yukon reporter its first monkeypox case on July 22. (Courtesy/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Scott Maynard poses at LePage Park during an Arts in the Park sound check on July 7. Maynard says the Yukon government’s new micro-grant fund will help artists get projects off the ground. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

New micro-grants available to Yukon artists

Grant program up to $5,000 promises a quick turnaround

Scott Maynard poses at LePage Park during an Arts in the Park sound check on July 7. Maynard says the Yukon government’s new micro-grant fund will help artists get projects off the ground. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The Whitehorse hospital is seen in 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse hospital postponing scheduled surgeries

At least 200 surgeries are being deferred at the Whitehorse General Hospital…

The Whitehorse hospital is seen in 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Canada’s premiers will meet at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, B.C. on July 11 and 12. (Don Denton/Victoria News file)

Premier Silver headed to Victoria for leaders’ meeting

All Canadian premiers will meet in person for the first time since 2019

Canada’s premiers will meet at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, B.C. on July 11 and 12. (Don Denton/Victoria News file)