Jim Elliot

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun/Facebook)

Judge reverses government’s approval of mine exploration project north of Mayo

Work in the Beaver River watershed had been opposed by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun/Facebook)
The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)

Yukon population grew by almost 600 in one year: report

September 2022 estimate has territory’s population at 44,160

The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)
A map showing the boundaries of the Beaver River land use planning area. (Yukon Government Image)

Beaver River land use plan expected this year

Opposition party notes delay of plan that will set management reccomendations for area north of Keno

A map showing the boundaries of the Beaver River land use planning area. (Yukon Government Image)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)

Four anti-crime, victim services projects funded by Yukon government

$170,968 in funding allocated through the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)
Police offered a January 2023 update to their more than year-long investigation into allegations of use of force by staff at Jack Hulland Elementary. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

More than 150 people interviewed in Jack Hulland Elementary investigation: Yukon RCMP

Police say they remain committed to investigating use of force at school. Pledge April update.

Police offered a January 2023 update to their more than year-long investigation into allegations of use of force by staff at Jack Hulland Elementary. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Territorial Court passed sentence on a man who touched four young girls for a sexual purpose. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)

Yukon man sentenced to five years for sex offences against minors

Graham Howard Tracey, 53, sentenced as community reports fear and loss of trust

The Yukon Territorial Court passed sentence on a man who touched four young girls for a sexual purpose. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
A screenshot taken from the livestreamed discussion of new federal firearms regulation between about 15 Yukon firearms owners, federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Yukon MP Brendan Hanley. Mendicino and Hanley are pictured at the right of the frame, respectively. (Screenshot/Government of Canada)

Yukoners bring criticism of proposed gun ban to meeting with federal minister

As Bill C-21 is discussed in Ottawa, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino meets with gun owners

A screenshot taken from the livestreamed discussion of new federal firearms regulation between about 15 Yukon firearms owners, federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Yukon MP Brendan Hanley. Mendicino and Hanley are pictured at the right of the frame, respectively. (Screenshot/Government of Canada)
The lion dance was a highlight of the Chinese New Year celebration held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on Jan. 21. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Whitehorse celebrates Chinese New Year

Performances and dinner at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre sees sold out crowd.

The lion dance was a highlight of the Chinese New Year celebration held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on Jan. 21. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Yukon’s Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee (left) and midwife Elizabeth Morrison (right) speak to reporters at the launch of the Yukon’s first midwifery clinic on July 6, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)

Yukon midwifery clients transferred due to staffing shortage

Only one midwife with full hospital privileges on government payroll

Yukon’s Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee (left) and midwife Elizabeth Morrison (right) speak to reporters at the launch of the Yukon’s first midwifery clinic on July 6, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)
The Yukon Territorial Court overturned a traffic ticket against a commercial driver citing issues with the jurisdiction of the government employee who wrote it. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News files)

Yukon court overturns ticket, calls for changes to legal designation of weigh scale workers

Ticket for illegal left turn written by weigh scale worker found invalid

The Yukon Territorial Court overturned a traffic ticket against a commercial driver citing issues with the jurisdiction of the government employee who wrote it. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News files)
In early December, the Yukon Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against the territorial government’s education department will receive public interest standing. Rulings on the suit may have a wide impact on education in the territory. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
In early December, the Yukon Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against the territorial government’s education department will receive public interest standing. Rulings on the suit may have a wide impact on education in the territory. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Bob Palmer, aka “Flyin’ Bob”, showed off various feats of juggling and other skills during his one-man circus show at the Yukon Arts Centre on Jan. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

PHOTOS: Circus performer flies high in one-man Yukon Arts Centre show

“Flyin’ Bob” fills theatre with laughter during one-man circus act

Bob Palmer, aka “Flyin’ Bob”, showed off various feats of juggling and other skills during his one-man circus show at the Yukon Arts Centre on Jan. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Yukon government senior habitat biologist Tyler Kuhn discusses the new policy on the protection of wetlands on Jan. 10. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

New Yukon government policy to guide wetlands protection

Policy sets rules for mitigation of harm from development, conserving areas and supporting research

Yukon government senior habitat biologist Tyler Kuhn discusses the new policy on the protection of wetlands on Jan. 10. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Michael Schmidt, a Haines Junction resident, has been nominated to the Order of Canada. (Marguerite Richard Photo)

Yukon explorer, geologist nominated for Order of Canada

Michael Schmidt will receive the Order of Canada at a ceremony later this year

Michael Schmidt, a Haines Junction resident, has been nominated to the Order of Canada. (Marguerite Richard Photo)
RCMP cruiser passes by police headquarters in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

Sudden death in Whitehorse’s McIntyre subdivision under investigation

Police release few details about Jan. 2 death.

RCMP cruiser passes by police headquarters in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
Archivist Lesley Buchan looks through decades-old ledgers in the Yukon Archives vault. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)

Yukon Archives seeking artist in residence

Jan. 31 deadline set for applications

Archivist Lesley Buchan looks through decades-old ledgers in the Yukon Archives vault. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)
Beef jerky (Black Press Files)

Recalled jerky that led to health complaints, positive cannabis tests in 2020 is now the subject of lawsuits

Plaintiffs claim jerky made by Whitehorse shop led to unpleasant effects for consumers

Beef jerky (Black Press Files)
Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon and federal governments pledge to protect a further six per cent of Yukon lands

Agreement part of scheme to protect 25 per cent of Canada by 2025

Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
(Special Olympics Yukon Photo)

Yukon Special Olympics athletes will compete in B.C.

Cross country skiers, figure skater and curlers set for February competitions in Kamloops.

(Special Olympics Yukon Photo)