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Crystal Schick/Yukon News Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse on May 6, 2020.

NAV CANADA suspends review for Whitehorse airport traffic control

NAV CANADA announced on April 15 that it is no longer considering…

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse on May 6, 2020.
A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Rural dump closures and tipping fees raise concern from small communities

The government has said the measures are a cost-cutting necessity

A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Joel Krahn/joelkran.com Hikers traverse the Chilkoot Trail in September 2015. Alaska side.

The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer

The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer Parks…

Joel Krahn/joelkran.com Hikers traverse the Chilkoot Trail in September 2015. Alaska side.
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)

Official recount confirms tie vote in Vuntut Gwitchin riding

Both candidates Pauline Frost and Annie Blake are still standing with 78 votes each

NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
École Whitehorse Elementary Grade 7 students Yumi Traynor and Oscar Wolosewich participated in the Civix Student Vote in Whitehorse on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Student Vote chooses Yukon Party government; NDP take popular vote

The initiative is organized by national non-profit CIVIX

École Whitehorse Elementary Grade 7 students Yumi Traynor and Oscar Wolosewich participated in the Civix Student Vote in Whitehorse on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Two new cases of COVID-19 variant identified in territory

“If variants were to get out of control in the Yukon, the impact could be serious.”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
Liberal leader Sandy Silver speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Dawson City following early poll results on April 12. (Robin Sharp/Yukon News)

UPDATED: Minority government results will wait on tie vote in Vuntut Gwitchin

The Yukon Party and the Liberal Party currently have secured the same amount of seats

Liberal leader Sandy Silver speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Dawson City following early poll results on April 12. (Robin Sharp/Yukon News)
Two people walk up the stairs past an advance polling sign at the Canda Games Centre on April 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

April 12 is polling day: Here’s how to vote

If in doubt, electionsyukon.ca has an address-to-riding tool

Two people walk up the stairs past an advance polling sign at the Canda Games Centre on April 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon NDP leader Kate White, surrounded by socially distanced candidates, announces her platform in Whitehorse on March 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Getting to know Kate White and the Yukon NDP Platform

A detailed look at the NDP platform and Kate White’s leadership campaign this election

Yukon NDP leader Kate White, surrounded by socially distanced candidates, announces her platform in Whitehorse on March 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Party incumbent Brad Cathers, from left, NDP candidate Ian Angus and Liberal candidate Tracey Jacobs. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Lake Laberge

Lake Laberge is located north of Whitehorse and encompasses the subdivisions of…

Yukon Party incumbent Brad Cathers, from left, NDP candidate Ian Angus and Liberal candidate Tracey Jacobs. (Submitted photos)
From left to right: Party leaders Kate White, Sandy Silver and Currie Dixon in the CBC studio in Whitehorse on April 8. (Chris Windeyer/CBC)
From left to right: Party leaders Kate White, Sandy Silver and Currie Dixon in the CBC studio in Whitehorse on April 8. (Chris Windeyer/CBC)
Liberal candidate Jeremy Harper, from left, NDP candidate Patty Wallingham and Yukon Party candidate Peter Grundmanis. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mayo-Tatchun

Mayo-Tatchun is the largest riding in the Yukon and includes the communities…

Liberal candidate Jeremy Harper, from left, NDP candidate Patty Wallingham and Yukon Party candidate Peter Grundmanis. (Submitted photos)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon, from left, NDP leader Kate White and Liberal candidate Ranj Pillai participated in the Chamber of Commerce debate on March 30. (Yukon Chamber of Mines)

Chamber hosts election debate on business

Three candidates answered questions about recovery, mining and procurement

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon, from left, NDP leader Kate White and Liberal candidate Ranj Pillai participated in the Chamber of Commerce debate on March 30. (Yukon Chamber of Mines)
Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

What happens if a party wins but a leader doesn’t?

Yukon’s Elections Act does allow for an unelected premier

Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Pelly-Nisutlin

Two hometown Teslin candidates are facing off for the eastern rural riding

NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Stop Asian Hate memorial held in downtown Whitehorse

Organizers led a march from the United Church to the totem pole on Front Street

A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27. Hanley opened a March 31 press conference about COVID by saying he had good news, despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in the South. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

High school students will return to full-time classes April 19

“I know that this year has been extremely challenging for our students.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27. Hanley opened a March 31 press conference about COVID by saying he had good news, despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in the South. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek North

New and familiar names are facing off in a Yukon Party stronghold

Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)
Kalin Pallett moderated the Vote Wild debate on environmental issues from his home on March 27. (Mark Kelly/CPAWS)

VoteWild debate queries green plans

The environmental issues debate didn’t get too wild

Kalin Pallett moderated the Vote Wild debate on environmental issues from his home on March 27. (Mark Kelly/CPAWS)