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Swans seen at Swan Haven on Marsh Lake on April 18. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Swan Haven adapts activities to pandemic

The annual Celebration of Swans counted over 3,000 feathered visitors on the peak day

Swans seen at Swan Haven on Marsh Lake on April 18. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver and Kate White announced their agreement to stabilize the Liberal minority government in Whitehorse on April 28. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP pledges to support Liberals in Legislative Assembly until 2023

Commitments include a safe supply agreement, rent caps and universal dental plan

Premier Sandy Silver and Kate White announced their agreement to stabilize the Liberal minority government in Whitehorse on April 28. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Northern Enviro Services was charged in court on April 14. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Company fined $60,000 for unauthorized burning in Watson Lake

The investigation was for incidents that took place between 2018 and 2019.

Northern Enviro Services was charged in court on April 14. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, right, speaks on Aug. 26, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography)

COVID-19-related death took place outside the territory

“Stay with us Yukoners, we will see change shortly,” Hanley said.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, right, speaks on Aug. 26, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley gives a COVID-19 update during a press conference in Whitehorse on May 26. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)

Yukon records second COVID-19-related death

The individual had “unrelated health conditions that caused their death.”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley gives a COVID-19 update during a press conference in Whitehorse on May 26. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)
Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Plans unveiled for NGO hub in downtown Whitehorse

The owners of Lumel Studios plan to build an four-storey building on their lot

Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yvonne Clarke leaves the legislature after being sworn in as a newly elected MLA on April 22, in Whitehorse. Clarke is the first Filipina MLA to be elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Party calls on premier to resume legislature and pass budget

The Liberals and NDP are currently negotiating terms for a minority government

Yvonne Clarke leaves the legislature after being sworn in as a newly elected MLA on April 22, in Whitehorse. Clarke is the first Filipina MLA to be elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Yukon

The origin of cases 79 and 80 are currently under investigation.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Pauline Frost files legal challenge against Vuntut Gwitchin election results

The lawsuit alleges that two electors were not qualified to vote in the riding.

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A competitor takes a jump in front of a crowd at the Mount Sima Up Hill Challenge in Whitehorse on April 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Spring shred: Snowmobiles gather on Mount Sima for 2021 Uphill Challenge

Riders had a sunny and warm day on the hill, but still plenty of snowpack on the uphill course.

A competitor takes a jump in front of a crowd at the Mount Sima Up Hill Challenge in Whitehorse on April 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Yukon MP Larry Bagnell speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse on July 8, 2019.

Federal budget includes changes to Northern Residents Deduction, minimum wage, green energy funds

The massive budget included some rare references to the territory.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Yukon MP Larry Bagnell speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse on July 8, 2019.
Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation

Bessie Chassé elected as new chief of White River First Nation

“I was happy that the membership saw that I was ready for this position.”

Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation
Doug Bell photographed in Whitehorse in 2008, for an article about his role as Yukon Commissioner in the early 1980’s. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Yukon remembers former commissioner Doug Bell

Bell passed away in Whitehorse on Sunday, at the age of 94.

Doug Bell photographed in Whitehorse in 2008, for an article about his role as Yukon Commissioner in the early 1980’s. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Returning students and seasonal workers encouraged to get the vaccine while self-isolating in Yukon

Yukon health care system has few resources to offer to struggling provinces, said Hanley.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Inside the courtroom in Whitehorse, Chief Electoral Officer Max Harvey, Vuntut Gwitchin returning officer Renee Charlie and Supreme Court Judge Suzanne Duncan open the box containing the names of the tied candidates. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Annie Blake elected as MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin after name draw

“I’m still feeling shocked that my name was drawn, I feel overwhelmed.”

Inside the courtroom in Whitehorse, Chief Electoral Officer Max Harvey, Vuntut Gwitchin returning officer Renee Charlie and Supreme Court Judge Suzanne Duncan open the box containing the names of the tied candidates. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
From left to right, Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola departed for Kluane National Park on April 12. The duo is taking on the first all-woman expedition to Mt. Lucania. (Michael Schmidt/Icefield Discovery)

First all-woman team among mountaineers heading to Kluane National Park

One team will be exploring Mt. Logan while a second all-woman team aims for Mt. Lucania summit

From left to right, Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola departed for Kluane National Park on April 12. The duo is taking on the first all-woman expedition to Mt. Lucania. (Michael Schmidt/Icefield Discovery)
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)