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Whitehorse Correctional Centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for inmates on Jan. 21, with the doses available on a voluntary basis. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Less than half of inmates opt for COVID-19 vaccine at Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Pandemic protocols will remain in place, according to justice department

Whitehorse Correctional Centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for inmates on Jan. 21, with the doses available on a voluntary basis. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The ex-chief medical officer of Manitoba has filed an affidavit in the legal case challenging the Civil Emergency Measures Act, which was filed in the Yukon Supreme Court court by seven Yukoners last June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Ex-CMOH of Manitoba argues for transparent decision-making in CEMA court case

Yukon Supreme Court petition argues that CEMA violates the Charter

The ex-chief medical officer of Manitoba has filed an affidavit in the legal case challenging the Civil Emergency Measures Act, which was filed in the Yukon Supreme Court court by seven Yukoners last June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Joy, a dog owned by Kumie Costea, was attacked by a lynx on Jan. 30 while in their McIntyre front yard. Lynx are struggling to find food this year due to a low hare population. (Submitted)

Bear spray, leashes recommended for dog walkers after lynx attacks

Low hare populations have led to hungry, aggressive lynx, Conservation says

Joy, a dog owned by Kumie Costea, was attacked by a lynx on Jan. 30 while in their McIntyre front yard. Lynx are struggling to find food this year due to a low hare population. (Submitted)

Yukon’s reaction to Rendezvous name change ‘unacceptable, frightening:’ society

Sourdough Rendezvous Society issued a letter explaining name change; decrying harrassment

Celia Wright is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act , after her eviction notice was revoked. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Legal challenge against SCAN Act refiled

A Whitehorse woman is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities…

Celia Wright is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act , after her eviction notice was revoked. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

City issued 26 taxi violation tickets in 2020: bylaw services

City council and staff addressed recent concerns regarding taxi safety on Jan. 2

A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Colleen Geddes, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council project coordinator, poses for a photo along the Yukon River in Whitehorse on Jan. 26, 2021. Geddes spoke to the News about how about a monument that is being planned along the river to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

‘There’s a place they can go to be with them’: MMIWG2s+ memorial planned for Whitehorse

The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council is accepting proposals for a monument erected this summer

Colleen Geddes, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council project coordinator, poses for a photo along the Yukon River in Whitehorse on Jan. 26, 2021. Geddes spoke to the News about how about a monument that is being planned along the river to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A dirt biker races through a treed path during a harescramble race in Whitehorse on Sep. 19, 2020. The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to combat the environmental impacts of all-terrain vehicles. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Off-road vehicles restricted in three management areas

The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to…

A dirt biker races through a treed path during a harescramble race in Whitehorse on Sep. 19, 2020. The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to combat the environmental impacts of all-terrain vehicles. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. is challenging the Yukon government in court over the decision to reduce their caribou quota to zero and asking for the release of documentation explaining the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Outfitter requests documents clarifying decision on zero caribou quota in Supreme Court

Counsel representing Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. says more information on decision is required

Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. is challenging the Yukon government in court over the decision to reduce their caribou quota to zero and asking for the release of documentation explaining the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to discuss airport regulations and a 10-year aviation investment strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Aviation Committee responds to airport regulations, 10-year plan

The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to…

The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to discuss airport regulations and a 10-year aviation investment strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Council of Yukon First Nations hiring coordinator for FASD Action Plan

The Yukon’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Plan was released in 2019

Ketsia Houde-Mclennan, acting executive director of the Women’s Transition Home in Whitehorse, poses for a photo outside Betty’s Place in Whitehorse on Dec. 8. Houde-McLennan said she no longer thinks it’s safe to send women places in local taxi cabs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Despite changes, several accounts show cab safety still an issue in Whitehorse

Several women have recounted frightening taxi experiences, showing it remains a pervasive issue

Ketsia Houde-Mclennan, acting executive director of the Women’s Transition Home in Whitehorse, poses for a photo outside Betty’s Place in Whitehorse on Dec. 8. Houde-McLennan said she no longer thinks it’s safe to send women places in local taxi cabs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Jody Wilson-Raybould encouraged educators to fight for systemic change during her keynote address at the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate Conference on Jan. 2. (Mélanie Provencher/House of Commons Photo Services)

Wilson-Raybould encourages advocacy against status quo at Yukon education conference

‘If you want something to change, you have to do your part’

Jody Wilson-Raybould encouraged educators to fight for systemic change during her keynote address at the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate Conference on Jan. 2. (Mélanie Provencher/House of Commons Photo Services)
Yukon RCMP’s Historial Case Unit are seeking the public’s help locating Bradley MacDonald, a 42-year-old man who has been missing since Aug. 5, 2019. (RCMP handout)

Historical Case Unit seeks man missing since 2019

Yukon RCMP’s Historial Case Unit are seeking the public’s help locating a…

Yukon RCMP’s Historial Case Unit are seeking the public’s help locating Bradley MacDonald, a 42-year-old man who has been missing since Aug. 5, 2019. (RCMP handout)
The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board is issuing $10 million in rebates to employers this month. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon employers to receive $10-million in rebates from Workers’ Compensation Board

Eligible employers will receive cheques based on total premiums paid in 2020

The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board is issuing $10 million in rebates to employers this month. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Connie Peggy Thorn, 52, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to manslaughter in the 2017 death of Greg Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Greg Dawson

Connie Thorn, 52, was arrested in October 2019 and pleaded guilty in Supreme Court on Jan. 27.

Connie Peggy Thorn, 52, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to manslaughter in the 2017 death of Greg Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon RCMP said in a press release that they are seeing an increase in tinted front passenger windows and are reminding people that it is illegal and potentially dangerous. (RCMP handout)

RCMP warn against upward trend of tinted windows

Yukon RCMP are seeing more vehicles with tinted front passenger windows, prompting…

Yukon RCMP said in a press release that they are seeing an increase in tinted front passenger windows and are reminding people that it is illegal and potentially dangerous. (RCMP handout)
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man facing two tickets violating the <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em>. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Arrest warrant issued for CEMA violation

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ansh Dhawan over two tickets for violating CEMA

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man facing two tickets violating the <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em>. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Diane McLeod-McKay, Yukon’s Ombudsman and information and privacy commissioner, filed a petition on Dec. 11 after her office was barred from accessing documents related to a child and family services case. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government rejects Ombudsman requests for documentation filed to Supreme Court

Diane McLeod-McKay filed a petition on Dec. 11 after requests for documents were barred

Diane McLeod-McKay, Yukon’s Ombudsman and information and privacy commissioner, filed a petition on Dec. 11 after her office was barred from accessing documents related to a child and family services case. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Faro photgraphed in 2016. Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old building currently accommodating officers. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Faro RCMP tagged for new detachment

Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old…

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Faro photgraphed in 2016. Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old building currently accommodating officers. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)