Gabrielle Plonka

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Dear Editor, We need change, substantial change, both in the Yukon and…

Letters to the editor.
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in chief Roberta Joseph, right, along with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm members, accept a $500,000 from the Arctic Inspiration Prize at the Yukon Arts Centre in 2018. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

Arctic Inspiration Prize deadline approaches

Letters of intent accepted until Sept. 7

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in chief Roberta Joseph, right, along with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Teaching and Working Farm members, accept a $500,000 from the Arctic Inspiration Prize at the Yukon Arts Centre in 2018. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
Whitehorse Elementary School (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Revised health and safety guidelines for the Yukon’s 2021-22 school year are now online

Students can expect a near-normal 2021-22 school year

Whitehorse Elementary School (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Queer Yukon hosted a Pride Stride on April 30. The society is planning to provide more queer youth programming with feedback from the soon-to-be established young adult council. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Queer Yukon launching Young Adult Council

Applications close on Sept. 10

Queer Yukon hosted a Pride Stride on April 30. The society is planning to provide more queer youth programming with feedback from the soon-to-be established young adult council. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)

Ross River reporting 17 COVID-19 cases

“This was Ross River’s largest single-day jump in cases since the outbreak began in June.”

The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)
The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility photographed in Whitehorse on July 17, 2018. The Yukon’s long-term care homes will receive funding for additional staff and PPE thanks to the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Feds commit $3 million for additional staff in Yukon long-term care homes

The funding is part of a $1 billion commitment made last year

The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility photographed in Whitehorse on July 17, 2018. The Yukon’s long-term care homes will receive funding for additional staff and PPE thanks to the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Forty Yukon firefighters board a C-131 military aircraft bound for Kamloops on Aug. 16. (Courtesy/Yukon Protective Services)

Forty Yukon firefighters deploy to Okanagan wildfires

The 40-person crew will fight fires near Princeton and West Kelowna

Forty Yukon firefighters board a C-131 military aircraft bound for Kamloops on Aug. 16. (Courtesy/Yukon Protective Services)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Delta variant confirmed in the Yukon

Nine new cases found on Aug. 18

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs seven new cases for Aug. 5

The territory is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 for Aug. 5.…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon reports zero new cases of COVID-19 for first time since June 5

All youth born in 2009 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, even if they haven’t yet turned 12

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
A Whitehorse wildland firefighting crew watches as their last crew member exits a hovering helicopter during training near Chadburn Lake on May 22, 2020. Wildland fire crews assisted with a helicopter rescue on near Watson Lake on July 15. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Stranded canoeists rescued via helicopter near Watson Lake

Two canoeists were rescued via helicopter from the Liard River on July…

A Whitehorse wildland firefighting crew watches as their last crew member exits a hovering helicopter during training near Chadburn Lake on May 22, 2020. Wildland fire crews assisted with a helicopter rescue on near Watson Lake on July 15. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon RCMP and other emergency responders were on the scene of a collision at Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway on June 12. (Black Press file)

Body of missing man found

Terry Douglas Ollie, 33, was found in the Takhini area

Yukon RCMP and other emergency responders were on the scene of a collision at Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway on June 12. (Black Press file)
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced 20 new COVID-19 cases on July 19. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Yukon sees 20 new cases over the weekend

Active cases are now at 76

Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced 20 new COVID-19 cases on July 19. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon falls to 78 active COVID-19 cases; seven new cases announced

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
(File photo)

Yukon logs six new cases for July 14

There are now 81 active cases

(File photo)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

New COVID-19 death recorded in Yukon

The Yukon logged 19 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, from July 9 to 12.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. A state of emergency has been declared for Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency declared in Southern Lakes to prepare for possible evacuation

The emergency state will be in effect for 90 days and can be cancelled any time

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. A state of emergency has been declared for Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for July 9, 2021.

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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Rapid response testing clinics planned for Old Crow and Mayo

The Yukon logged 10 new COVID-19 cases on July 6

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)