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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon experiencing community spread among unvaccinated: Hanley

Territory logs 30 new cases on June 21, for a total of 68 new cases this weekend

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs record-high 29 new COVID-19 cases

F.H. Collins prom attendees and some Porter Creek Grade 9 students are instructed to self-isolate as community transmission sweeps through unvaccinated populations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs nine new COVID-19 cases, 54 active cases

More CEMA enforcement officers have been recruited, officials say

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon has confirmed 33 active COVID-19 cases on June 15. (file photo)

‘It is now more important than ever to get vaccinated’: Yukon jumps to 33 active COVID-19 cases

The Yukon has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, according to…

The Yukon has confirmed 33 active COVID-19 cases on June 15. (file photo)
An extended range impact weapon is a “less lethal” option that fires sponge or silicon-tipped rounds, according to RCMP. (File photo)

Whitehorse RCMP under investigation for use of “less lethal” projectile weapon during arrest

Police used the weapon to subdue a hatchet-wielding woman on June 4

An extended range impact weapon is a “less lethal” option that fires sponge or silicon-tipped rounds, according to RCMP. (File photo)
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a third COVID-19 death in the Yukon on June 14. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a third COVID-19 death in the Yukon on June 14. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Kluane Adamek, AFN Yukon’s regional chief, has signalled a postponement to a graduation ceremony scheduled for today due to COVID-19. She is seen here in her Whitehorse office on March 17. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

AFN Yukon’s post-secondary grad celebration postponed

The event scheduled for June 14 will be rescheduled when deemed safe

Kluane Adamek, AFN Yukon’s regional chief, has signalled a postponement to a graduation ceremony scheduled for today due to COVID-19. She is seen here in her Whitehorse office on March 17. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, has announced two new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon.

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed, Porter Creek Secondary prom cancelled

Graduating students are encouraged to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms

John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, has announced two new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon.
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Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon's first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.
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Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon's first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced one new case and one confirmed case on June 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced one new case and one confirmed case on June 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer, announced three new cases of COVID-19 on June 8. (Yukon News file)

Three new COVID-19 cases in Whitehorse

All are isolating and contact tracing is underway

Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer, announced three new cases of COVID-19 on June 8. (Yukon News file)
Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer, announced three probable COVID-19 cases at the Eagle Gold Mine site on June 6. (Yukon News file)

Three COVID-19 cases, outbreak declared at Victoria Gold mine site

Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer, announced three probable COVID-19 cases at the Eagle Gold Mine site on June 6. (Yukon News file)
Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Three Yukon artists nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden were all nominated on May 18

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)
More than 25,000 people have received the firsdt dose of the vaccine, according to the Yukon government. (Black Press file)

Yukon has now vaccinated 76 per cent of eligible adults

The territory has surpassed its goal of 75 per cent as a first step toward ‘herd immunity’

More than 25,000 people have received the firsdt dose of the vaccine, according to the Yukon government. (Black Press file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced two new cases of COVID-19 on May 11. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported, one in the Yukon and one Outside

One person is self-isolating, the other will remain Outside until non-infectious

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced two new cases of COVID-19 on May 11. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

One new case of COVID-19 in the Yukon

Case number 82 is the territory’s only active case

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon reacts to the territorial budget in Whitehorse on March 4, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Party MLAs apologize for crude text messages about party leaders

Premier Sandy Silver believes he was “inadvertently” sent the message thread

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon reacts to the territorial budget in Whitehorse on March 4, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. The department has announced new dates for the 2021/2022 school year. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Yukon school dates set for 2021/22

The schedule shows classes starting on Aug. 23, 2021 for all Whitehorse schools and in some communities.

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. The department has announced new dates for the 2021/2022 school year. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
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