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Yukoners over 18 can start booking appointments for their fourth booster. (File Photo)

Second booster vaccines now available to Yukoners 18+

A second COVID-19 booster is now available to all Yukoners over 18.…

Yukoners over 18 can start booking appointments for their fourth booster. (File Photo)
ATCO Electric workers work on power lines in Whitehorse. The Yukon experienced five power outages over the weekend. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

5 power outages in Yukon caused by lightning storms, hydro unit trips

Five power outages occurred in Dawson City, Mayo and Whitehorse over the…

ATCO Electric workers work on power lines in Whitehorse. The Yukon experienced five power outages over the weekend. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Bus service will no longer be free starting July 1. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Bus fares return to Whitehorse transit system

Buses were free from late May to June 30

Bus service will no longer be free starting July 1. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)

RCMP investigating assault at Whitehorse massage clinic

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for additional victims in a sexual assault investigation…

RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)
The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Millenium Trail reopening in Whitehorse

The Millenium Trail along Robert Service Way reopened on June 24, according…

The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Sydney Oland and Kirsty Wells pose with a portrait sketched at the Riverside artists’ market on June 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Dawson City hosts Riverside Arts and Print & Publishing festivals

Many Yukon artists emerged from hibernation this past weekend to attend, teach…

Sydney Oland and Kirsty Wells pose with a portrait sketched at the Riverside artists’ market on June 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Linda Rapp, a founding member of the Paddlers Abreast team who passed away in January, is seen walking alongside the Paddlers Abreast boat during the 20th anniversary of the Yukon River Quest in 2018. The Yukon Quest will launch for the first time since 2019 on June 22. (Al Foster/Submitted)

Yukon River Quest launching with record paddlers

Nearly 120 teams are registered for the Yukon River Quest from June…

Linda Rapp, a founding member of the Paddlers Abreast team who passed away in January, is seen walking alongside the Paddlers Abreast boat during the 20th anniversary of the Yukon River Quest in 2018. The Yukon Quest will launch for the first time since 2019 on June 22. (Al Foster/Submitted)
Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. (Yukon News file)

Anti-poverty Coalition releases new Surviving the Yukon booklet

The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition has released its 2022 edition of “Surviving in…

Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. (Yukon News file)
Rain City Improv will be at the Midnight Sun Moppets Children’s Festival on May 29 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Go to yukonartscentre.com for full schedule. (Submitted)

Midnight Sun Moppets Children’s Festival comes to the Yukon Arts Centre

Event will also celebrate arts centre’s 30th anniversary

Rain City Improv will be at the Midnight Sun Moppets Children’s Festival on May 29 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Go to yukonartscentre.com for full schedule. (Submitted)
A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Ashley Lewis/Submitted)

Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs evacuated due to fire

Whitehorse’s brand-new hot springs and spa has been evacuated due to a…

A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Ashley Lewis/Submitted)
The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)

Nearly 150 Yukon students attend Badminton Smash

The Yukon Schools Athletic Association hosted a two-day badminton smash for Grade…

The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)
The Robert Service Highway is seen around 3 p.m. on April 30. (Courtesy/Haley Ritchie)

UPDATED: Landslide closes Robert Service Highway, Millenium and Airport trails

Parts of the Robert Service Highway and the Millenium and Airport trails…

The Robert Service Highway is seen around 3 p.m. on April 30. (Courtesy/Haley Ritchie)
Police have been attending a situation in Whistle Bend since early this morning. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

UPDATE: RCMP arrest individual in Whistle Bend

Yukon RCMP say they have “peacefully” arrested an individual in Whistle Bend…

Police have been attending a situation in Whistle Bend since early this morning. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A portion of a map showing 115 Range Road. (City of Whitehorse)

Zoning for Range Road property approved

The former home of Trans North Helicopters is now a highway commercial…

A portion of a map showing 115 Range Road. (City of Whitehorse)
A man carrying a candle cries shortly before a vigil honouring two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Jan. 19. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Vigil mourns two opioid deaths at Whitehorse shelter

According to the Yukon coroner, seven people have passed away so far in 2022

A man carrying a candle cries shortly before a vigil honouring two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Jan. 19. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Dr. Katharine Smart, Yukoner and CMA president, speaks on vaccines for kids at a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Dec. 1. (Screengrab)

Public safety minister asks Twitter Canada to remove ‘abusive’ tweet threatening former YMA president

Dr. Katharine Smart, Yukoner and CMA president, speaks on vaccines for kids at a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Dec. 1. (Screengrab)
The average price of single detaches houses in Yukon rose nearly $100,000 this year, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Black Press file)

Housing prices, staffing shortages continued in 2021: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Whitehorse broke records for housing prices in the third quarter of 2021,…

The average price of single detaches houses in Yukon rose nearly $100,000 this year, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Black Press file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon records 34 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The Yukon’s total number of COVID-19 cases has jumped in the last…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Yukon records 27 COVID-19 cases since Christmas Eve

The Yukon recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases from Dec. 24 to 29.…

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
Police are seeking information regarding a fatal collision on the Alaska Highway near Watson Lake. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

RCMP seek dash cam footage after fatal collision near Watson Lake

The RCMP have put out an appeal for dash camera footage and…

Police are seeking information regarding a fatal collision on the Alaska Highway near Watson Lake. (Courtesy/Yukon government)