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South wildfire prevention project in Whitehorse will cost $1.6 million

The Fire Risk Reduction project will create a six kilometre fireguard along Copper Haul Road

Sports groups receiving $1.7 million to cope with COVID-19 challenges

Around 70 to 90 groups are likely to receive funding to cope with financial difficulties

Regulation track and field complex opens at F.H. Collins

The track will allow Yukon athletes to train for competition events

Yukon University campus closed temporarily after two students fail to self-isolate

Students living on campus are being asked to “restrict their movements” until Friday

Yukon Party calls for details on how $4 million back-to-school funding from feds will be used

Additional busses, protective equipment and classroom changes are all options for flexible funding

Yukon Party prepares for fall sitting at annual general meeting

Leader Currie Dixon talks COVID-19 priorities, Erin O’Toole leadership campaign

Rally in downtown Whitehorse opposes development in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Environment minister Pauline Frost, Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis and MP Larry Bagnell were in attendance

Remote Xplornet customers in the Yukon could lose internet by end of year

Around 400 to 600 Yukon connections could be affected by the change, including placer miners.

Yukon First Nations using gas tax funding for road, water projects

Five First Nations will be undertaking infrastructure upgrades worth a total of $1.42 million.

Yukon government releases new COVID-19 rules for contact sports

Yukon Sport says it’s a relief for residents trying to plan their winter routines

Royalty of the Canyon mountain bike race winners crowned despite COVID changes

The self-timed event format didn’t dampen competition over the weekend event

Public feedback released on changes to Yukon workplace safety, workers’ compensation acts

Participants weighed in on retirement ages, benefit payouts and which jobs are susceptible to PTSD

Yukon government releases statement conflicting with traditional territory hunting bans

Kaska nations say their bans are necessary to protect food security rights

Stoop and scoop: Yukoners asked to collect scat samples to help update bear research

Analyzing DNA contained in bear feces can help researchers determine population levels and behavior

UPDATED: Gwich’in-led lawsuit filed against drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. administration has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit.

Community Develop Fund doles out over $800,000 to 25 different projects

Organizations are grateful for cash for upgrades, including new swim equipment and kitchen spaces

Yukon students and teachers return to classrooms

Students in the territory are the first across the country to return to school

Yukon Human Rights Commission launching campaign to target workplace harassment

Initiatives will include two conferences and training to prevent sexual harassment

Advocates say they’re ready to work with government on health care reforms

The wide-ranging changes being considered include phasing out private clinics and imporving access for remote communities

Long-term care homes now allowing indoor visits, current border controls will remain

Screening, masks and hand sanitizer will be enforced during all visits