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Yukon Green Party logo. The Greens aren’t running candidates in 2021 territorial election.

Greens won’t run candidates in 2021 election

Fifty-seven candidates are running in this election

Yukon Green Party logo. The Greens aren’t running candidates in 2021 territorial election.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The Yukon has now surpassed a vaccination rate of 65 per cent, but Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley said young people are lagging behind. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Hanley: Over 65 per cent of Yukoners vaccinated

Vaccination rates higher among seniors, lower among youth

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The Yukon has now surpassed a vaccination rate of 65 per cent, but Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley said young people are lagging behind. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
From left: Liberal Party candidate Luke Campbell, Yukon Party incumbent Wade Istchenko and Yukon NDP candidate Dave Weir. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Kluane

Pandemic dominates election discussions in southwest Yukon

From left: Liberal Party candidate Luke Campbell, Yukon Party incumbent Wade Istchenko and Yukon NDP candidate Dave Weir. (Submitted)
The Yukon is divided into 19 different ridings. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Which Yukon riding do you live in?

Take a closer look at riding boundaries on our interactive map

The Yukon is divided into 19 different ridings. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Signs for four different candidates in the 2021 territorial election placed in a snowbank in Copper Ridge. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Signs for four different candidates in the 2021 territorial election placed in a snowbank in Copper Ridge. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cynthia Lyslo, NDP candidate Jason Cook and Liberal incumbent Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Riverdale South

A teacher and a school council chair are up against the Liberal incumbent

From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cynthia Lyslo, NDP candidate Jason Cook and Liberal incumbent Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Submitted)
Tanya Harper, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, seals up conducted a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Online booking system opens for COVID-19 tests

Whitehorse residents can now book COVID-19 tests online, in addition to Moderna…

Tanya Harper, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, seals up conducted a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in the ladies’ 30-kilometre free mass-start race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on March 1, 2019, in Seefeld, Austria. Beatty placed 15th in this year’s World Cup. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty places 15th in World Cup cross-country finale

Whitehorse athlete Dahria Beatty achieved a new personal best in Switzerland’s Engadin…

Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in the ladies’ 30-kilometre free mass-start race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on March 1, 2019, in Seefeld, Austria. Beatty placed 15th in this year’s World Cup. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse firefighters battle a fire in a backyard shed in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

One dead after fire in Copper Ridge

The RCMP, Coroner’s Service and Whitehorse Fire are currently investigating.

Whitehorse firefighters battle a fire in a backyard shed in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Riverdale South resident Mallory Lipscomb greets canvassers at the door in Whitehorse on March 16. Elections Yukon has released a guide to help parties campaign during the 2021 territorial election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

What does election campaigning look like in a pandemic?

Lots of hand sanitizer and virtual events

Riverdale South resident Mallory Lipscomb greets canvassers at the door in Whitehorse on March 16. Elections Yukon has released a guide to help parties campaign during the 2021 territorial election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Silvertip mine is located in British Columbia, just below the Yukon border. (Courtesy of Coeur Mining website)

Four COVID-19 cases connected to Silvertip Mine

A precautionary exposure notice was issued by the Yukon government

The Silvertip mine is located in British Columbia, just below the Yukon border. (Courtesy of Coeur Mining website)

Teslin Tlingit filmmaker accepted into national IndigiDocs program

The training is a customized program for Indigenous documentary filmmakers.

MLA Don Hutton pictured in a file photo from the legislature on Dec. 1, 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Don Hutton blasts Liberal rural health program in the legislature

An Auditor-General review of mental health services in rural Yukon is expected next week

MLA Don Hutton pictured in a file photo from the legislature on Dec. 1, 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
First-time voter Faith Logan casts her ballot in Whitehorse Centre on Nov. 7, 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

More candidates finalized ahead of possible spring election

All three parties began riding nominations in January

First-time voter Faith Logan casts her ballot in Whitehorse Centre on Nov. 7, 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Premier Sandy Silver announces the dissolving of the legislative assembly for a spring territorial election at a press conference in Whitehorse on Mar. 12. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Liberals call spring election; voting day will be April 12

“I believe the time is now,” said Premier Sandy Silver.

Premier Sandy Silver announces the dissolving of the legislative assembly for a spring territorial election at a press conference in Whitehorse on Mar. 12. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Former MLA Archie Lang photographed in the legislature on Feb. 4, 2011. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Legislature remembers former Yukon Party MLA Archie Lang

“May his memory live on through his stories”

Former MLA Archie Lang photographed in the legislature on Feb. 4, 2011. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
NNSL was founded in 1972 by Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. (Pixabay.com)

Black Press Media acquires Northern News Services papers in NWT and Nunavut

Black Press Media has announced the acquisition of Northern News Services (NNSL…

NNSL was founded in 1972 by Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. (Pixabay.com)
Amber Smith/Submitted A home burns in Keno City on Feb. 10. This was the second building to be destroyed by fire in the community this winter. Following the two fires in Keno, the Yukon government has put out a request for proposals for a full review of rural fire service in the Yukon.

Yukon government plans to review rural fire services after Keno incidents

“We are hopeful that this independent review will lead to some real, tangible solutions”

Amber Smith/Submitted A home burns in Keno City on Feb. 10. This was the second building to be destroyed by fire in the community this winter. Following the two fires in Keno, the Yukon government has put out a request for proposals for a full review of rural fire service in the Yukon.
Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. The federal government is providing $31.1 million towards developing an electronic health record system across the territory. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Health funding announced

Federal government provides three million for virtual healthcare

Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. The federal government is providing $31.1 million towards developing an electronic health record system across the territory. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Education Minister Tracy McPhee speaks to media in Whitehorse on April 7, 2020. McPhee gave details on March 9 about the Yukon government’s new childcare subsidy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Affordable childcare subsidy will be provided to licensed daycares and applied to parent on April 1

“It’s as wide a net as we could cast in the first phase.”

Education Minister Tracy McPhee speaks to media in Whitehorse on April 7, 2020. McPhee gave details on March 9 about the Yukon government’s new childcare subsidy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)