Haley Ritchie

A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Home prices reach new record-highs in second-quarter real estate report

The average sale price of a single-detached house in Whitehorse was $650,700.

A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
The Yukon Arts Centre’s main stage and auditorium. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre file)

Yukon Arts Centre increases theatre capacity after state of emergency lifts

Masks will remain mandatory during preformances.

The Yukon Arts Centre’s main stage and auditorium. (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre file)
Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Party leader criticizes Chief Medical Officer’s decision to enter partisan politics

Currie Dixon called on Brendan Hanley to resign from his position.

Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Spectators gather on the Rotary Club Bridge in Whitehorse on August 20 to watch the 2021 Whitewater Rodeo competitors. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Whitewater rodeo event returns to downtown Whitehorse

Paddlers competed in five events on a bigger wave than usual.

Spectators gather on the Rotary Club Bridge in Whitehorse on August 20 to watch the 2021 Whitewater Rodeo competitors. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A firefighter guides two volunteers simulating injuries from the mock plane crash to safety at the Whitehorse airport on Oct. 2, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse firefighters want more cancer coverage in updated legislation

Seven additional cases will be added to the list, but two more are still being negotiated.

A firefighter guides two volunteers simulating injuries from the mock plane crash to safety at the Whitehorse airport on Oct. 2, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon government ending state of emergency, CEMA enforcement

Enforcement measures will now transition to the Public Health and Safety Act.

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A group performs at the 2020 Yukon African Music Festival. This year’s event will be held Aug. 21 in Whitehorse and Aug. 22 in Dawson City. (Yukon African Music Festival/Submitted)

Yukon African Music Festival returns to in-person performances

“People want to enjoy the things which make them feel connected with the community.”

A group performs at the 2020 Yukon African Music Festival. This year’s event will be held Aug. 21 in Whitehorse and Aug. 22 in Dawson City. (Yukon African Music Festival/Submitted)
Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party announced on Aug. 18 that she will be running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)

Lenore Morris returns as Green Party candidate

Morris said concerns about vote splitting might turn out differently this year.

Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party announced on Aug. 18 that she will be running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)
Premier Sandy Silver during a live update on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference in Whitehorse on March 27, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Government releases transition plan for COVID-19 as state of emergency set to end

“The vaccine has protected us from a much higher case count.”

Premier Sandy Silver during a live update on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference in Whitehorse on March 27, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon's NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP name Lisa Vollans-Leduc as federal candidate

Vollans-Leduc named reconciliation, climate change and affordable housing as top issues.

Yukon's NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Barbara Dunlop will be running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Barbara Dunlop named new Conservative Party candidate for Yukon

“I feel strongly that Yukon should have a choice of representation on the ballot.”

Barbara Dunlop will be running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Jonas Smith announces to media Sept. 6 that he will be seeking the Conservative nomination for the Yukon in the 2019 federal election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Jonas Smith plans to run as independent in upcoming election

The former Conservative candidate was removed from his position by the party.

Jonas Smith announces to media Sept. 6 that he will be seeking the Conservative nomination for the Yukon in the 2019 federal election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Two gallery visitors admire Natasha Henderson’s Yukon landscapes in the Focus Gallery on Aug. 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Nature inspires two new exhibits at Arts Underground

“We need to focus on joy, we need to be able to live our lives fully.”

Two gallery visitors admire Natasha Henderson’s Yukon landscapes in the Focus Gallery on Aug. 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The sun is reflected off of power lines and snow melt along the North Klondike Highway on a warm day in late February just outside Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

New report looks at transportation between rural Yukon communities

The report has three policy options, including a ride-sharing app or ride-booking service

The sun is reflected off of power lines and snow melt along the North Klondike Highway on a warm day in late February just outside Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
NDP leader Kate White made bringing "the" back to the Yukon a campaign promise (Supplied/Yukon NDP)

Yukon government brings back “The Yukon”

“This is just reflecting what the public says and knows.”

NDP leader Kate White made bringing "the" back to the Yukon a campaign promise (Supplied/Yukon NDP)
Signage for Jonas J. Smith's campaign went up on Main Street in Whitehorse earlier this week. As of Aug. 12 it was still up. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Conservative Party candidate booted from position due to vaccine views

Jonas J. Smith said he has been removed as candidate in the upcoming election

Signage for Jonas J. Smith's campaign went up on Main Street in Whitehorse earlier this week. As of Aug. 12 it was still up. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
There may be a shortage of locally sourced firewood this winter. (Yukon News file)

Industry association warns Yukon-sourced firewood shortage looming

Harvesters feel the approvals process is dragging on too long to have a viable industry

There may be a shortage of locally sourced firewood this winter. (Yukon News file)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon’s child advocate defends review of Hidden Valley supports

Annette King insisted her organization has the legal authority to provide advice.

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 state of emergency in Yukon could be repealed Aug. 25

“The more people getting vaccinated, the safer we will be.”

Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Brendan Hanley announces his candidacy outside the Yukon Arts Centre on Aug. 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Dr. Brendan Hanley to run for Liberals in upcoming federal election

Hanley will replace outgoing MP Larry Bagnell as the Yukon candidate.

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Brendan Hanley announces his candidacy outside the Yukon Arts Centre on Aug. 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)