Jim Elliot

The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Victoria Gold goes to court seeking appeal of increased security payment

Amount held by government for reclamation and cleanup set to increase by more than $74 million

The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)

Yukon coroner launching inquest into emergency shelter drug deaths

Territory continues to lead Canada in per-capita deaths. 71 per cent are First Nations citizens.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Family of woman found dead in 1967 expecting RCMP apology for poor investigation

Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s death ruled a “misadventure” by coroner. Family believes it was murder.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Hanley discusses tabled handgun transfer freeze at Whitehorse gun show

Hanley says he heard views from several people. Some said new rules won’t stop gun crime

Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Moosehide gathering returns with hundreds of guests

Feasting, music and dance among the activities at first gathering near Dawson City since 2018.

Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Chief Steve Smith shake hands after signing an agreement giving CAFN more influence in the management of the Aishihik Generating Station hydroelectric project on July 21. (Dan Carr/Submitted)

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations sign management agreement for Aishihik generating station

Agreements signed on July 21 will give first nation more input on management decisions

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Chief Steve Smith shake hands after signing an agreement giving CAFN more influence in the management of the Aishihik Generating Station hydroelectric project on July 21. (Dan Carr/Submitted)
Hidden Valley School. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government reports progress on Safer Schools Action Plan

New training and policies in place in wake of failure to seek further sexual exploitation victims

Hidden Valley School. (Yukon News file)
Federal minister of mental health and addictions Carolyn Bennett discusses more than a million dollars in government funding for a new anti-domestic violence initiative at the Council of Yukon First Nations office in Whitehorse on July 21. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Feds back CYFN domestic violence program with $1.18 Million

Program will train leaders of anti-violence training for men over the next four years.

Federal minister of mental health and addictions Carolyn Bennett discusses more than a million dollars in government funding for a new anti-domestic violence initiative at the Council of Yukon First Nations office in Whitehorse on July 21. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition report pegs the living wage in Whitehorse for a household with two working adults at $18.28 per hour. (Black Press File Photo)

Whitehorse’s living wage is $18.28 for family of four: report

Report says living wage is down from last year, inflation is expected to change that.

A Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition report pegs the living wage in Whitehorse for a household with two working adults at $18.28 per hour. (Black Press File Photo)
John Phelps will sit on the Yukon Territorial Court as its newest judge. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukon’s former deputy minister of justice will sit as territorial court judge

John Phelps appointed to replace outgoing Peter Chisholm

John Phelps will sit on the Yukon Territorial Court as its newest judge. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
Spring chinook salmon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Weak salmon run on Yukon River halts harvesting in First Nations

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations ask members not to harvest salmon

Spring chinook salmon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

One of two men missing from Faro found dead after other rescued

No criminal cause suspected in death of 28-year-old Evan Russell. Coroner continues investigation.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A group of its owners based in Maryland on the east coast of the United States has been working to restore a former Air North DC-3 to flying condition. They have almost succeeded. (Air North DC-3 Yukon Sourdough/Facebook)

American restorers returning vintage Air North plane to the sky

DC-3 that hasn’t flown in 10 years may return to skies it flew on Yukon passenger routes

A group of its owners based in Maryland on the east coast of the United States has been working to restore a former Air North DC-3 to flying condition. They have almost succeeded. (Air North DC-3 Yukon Sourdough/Facebook)
An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

Two more lawsuits filed related to fatal Alaska Highway motorcycle collision

Further legal actions have been launched relating to a fatal July 2020…

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
A photo from July 1 shows the damage done to the Alaska Highway by a washout near Contact Creek just south of the British Columbia/Yukon Border. (Yukon Highways and Public Works/Facebook)

Feds say heavy rains, collapsed beaver dam, to blame for Alaska Highway washout

Temporary detour in place, full fix could take two months.

A photo from July 1 shows the damage done to the Alaska Highway by a washout near Contact Creek just south of the British Columbia/Yukon Border. (Yukon Highways and Public Works/Facebook)
A photo from July 1 shows the damage done to the Alaska Highway by a washout near Contact Creek just south of the British Columbia/Yukon Border. (Yukon Highways and Public Works/Facebook)

Alaska Highway reopens following Canada Day washout

The highway is open to single-lane traffic with a pilot car guiding travellers.

A photo from July 1 shows the damage done to the Alaska Highway by a washout near Contact Creek just south of the British Columbia/Yukon Border. (Yukon Highways and Public Works/Facebook)
Yukon pharmacists have been offered new roles and responsibilities. (Pixabay Image)

Pharmacists can refill prescriptions under new Yukon regulations

Phamacists will be able to extend prescriptions in some cases.

Yukon pharmacists have been offered new roles and responsibilities. (Pixabay Image)
Photo taken June 28 showing the Finlayson Fire (RR-001) crossing the Robert Campbell Highway. Wildland Fire is working with Highways and Public Works to make the highway accessible as soon as possible. (Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Yukon brings in burning ban following 12 new wildfires

No fires except in road accessible campsites

Photo taken June 28 showing the Finlayson Fire (RR-001) crossing the Robert Campbell Highway. Wildland Fire is working with Highways and Public Works to make the highway accessible as soon as possible. (Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)
Carcross/Tagish First Nation senior heritage manager Sean McDougall, right, shows off some carved art to Governor General Mary Simon, Yukon Commissioner Angélique Bernard, and Simon’s Husband Grant Fraser at the C/TFN cultural centre on June 26 (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Governor General discusses opioid crisis on official visit to the Yukon

Governor General Mary Simon met with representatives of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation on June 26.

Carcross/Tagish First Nation senior heritage manager Sean McDougall, right, shows off some carved art to Governor General Mary Simon, Yukon Commissioner Angélique Bernard, and Simon’s Husband Grant Fraser at the C/TFN cultural centre on June 26 (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)

Yukon mining firm to buy Tungsten project from NWT government

Letter of intent signed on $15 million deal for Mactung Tungsten mine project

A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)