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Ross and Cindy Smith are finding more reason to smile as the floodwaters that almost reached their farm house were beginning to recede on June 8.

Farms on South Klondike Highway experience severe flooding

The nearest body of water is a lake almost three kilometres away

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Ross and Cindy Smith are finding more reason to smile as the floodwaters that almost reached their farm house were beginning to recede on June 8.
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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.

Yukon court rules on long shifts for self-isolating mine workers

The territory’s Director of Employment Standards initially rejected a proposed averaging agreement.

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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.
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The law court building in Whitehorse.
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The law court building in Whitehorse.
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Lucille Fressigne shows off one of the bear scat sampling kits at the centre of a citizen-science project she is coordinating on May. 26.

Project seeks to unlock the secrets of Yukon bear scat

Volunteers are needed to collect samples which will help with bear population estimates.

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Lucille Fressigne shows off one of the bear scat sampling kits at the centre of a citizen-science project she is coordinating on May. 26.
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Vuntut Gwichin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm chairs the committee of chiefs who signed an agreement with the Yukon Government, announced June 3 approving the creation of a new First Nation School Board.

Yukon government, First Nation chiefs agree to launch First Nation School Board

A framework agreement will open doors for Indigenous-focused education

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Vuntut Gwichin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm chairs the committee of chiefs who signed an agreement with the Yukon Government, announced June 3 approving the creation of a new First Nation School Board.
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Whitehorse high school students Gavin Howells, left, and Bruce Porter received medals for the projects they entered into the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Whitehorse students win national science medals

Gavin Howells struck gold at the Canada-Wide Science fair and Bruce Porter won bronze

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Whitehorse high school students Gavin Howells, left, and Bruce Porter received medals for the projects they entered into the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
A Whitehorse taxi driver successfully challenged a ticket for failing to wear a mask while behind the wheel of his cab in court. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Whitehorse taxi driver successfully challenges CEMA mask ticket

The driver told the court he had a family member in the back when he was spotted by officers

A Whitehorse taxi driver successfully challenged a ticket for failing to wear a mask while behind the wheel of his cab in court. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
Selena Savage plays trombone the All City Band’s Sounds of Spring concert at Shipyards Park on May 25. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Whitehorse trombonist accepted into University of Toronto jazz program

Selena Savage will start in Toronto in September.

Selena Savage plays trombone the All City Band’s Sounds of Spring concert at Shipyards Park on May 25. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
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Malcolm Ellis, left, and Charles Snider, two of the Whitehorse students selected for the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut camp this summer, pose for a photo in front of Vanier Catholic Secondary on May 27.

Seven Whitehorse students invited to junior astronaut camp

The students will get to meet astronauts and learn what it takes to get people into space.

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Malcolm Ellis, left, and Charles Snider, two of the Whitehorse students selected for the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut camp this summer, pose for a photo in front of Vanier Catholic Secondary on May 27.
Neil Cantrill and two associates were found guilty of kidnapping, extortion and other charges relating to a 2016 incident in Hope. They appeared in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster July 17. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Former Yukon government mine engineer targeted with slander suit

The lawsuit deals with public statements made at a resource industry conference in Vancouver

Neil Cantrill and two associates were found guilty of kidnapping, extortion and other charges relating to a 2016 incident in Hope. They appeared in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster July 17. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Conservation officers are seeking more information from the public about moose meat dumped near Watson Lake. They believe it was dumped sometime around April 29. (Yukon Department of Environment Photo)

Conservation officers seek information on moose meat near Watson Lake

Donation options for meat are available to avoid waste

Conservation officers are seeking more information from the public about moose meat dumped near Watson Lake. They believe it was dumped sometime around April 29. (Yukon Department of Environment Photo)
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The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.

Court hears arguments on role of Canadian charter in Vuntut Gwitchin government

The justices reserved their ruling for a later date

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The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
Signage set up during a mobile vaccination clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. The Yukon government has recently released vaccine data for all Yukon communities. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Vaccine acceptance rates vary across the Yukon

Chief medical officer says vaccines for youth are on their way.

Signage set up during a mobile vaccination clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. The Yukon government has recently released vaccine data for all Yukon communities. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Allegations of sexual assault at F.H. Collins Secondary School, which were spread widely on social media, were investigated by the RCMP and no charges were laid. (File photo)

No charges after Whitehorse RCMP investigation into sexual assault allegations at high school

F.H. Collins Secondary and the Department of Education say they will offer supports to students

Allegations of sexual assault at F.H. Collins Secondary School, which were spread widely on social media, were investigated by the RCMP and no charges were laid. (File photo)
A motorcycle with driver pulled over on the right side of the North Klondike Highway whose speed was locked in at 171 kilometres per hour. (Courtesy/Yukon RCMP)

Patrols of Yukon highways find poorly-secured loads, intoxicated drivers

The ongoing patrols which police call ‘Operation Cooridor’ is mainly focused on commercial vehicles.

A motorcycle with driver pulled over on the right side of the North Klondike Highway whose speed was locked in at 171 kilometres per hour. (Courtesy/Yukon RCMP)
Caribou pass through the Dempster Highway area in their annual migration. A recent decision by the privacy commissioner has recommended the release of some caribou collar re-location data. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News)

Privacy commissioner recommends release of caribou location data

Department of Environment says consultation with its partners needed before it will consider release

Caribou pass through the Dempster Highway area in their annual migration. A recent decision by the privacy commissioner has recommended the release of some caribou collar re-location data. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News)
Safe at home office in Whitehorse on May 10, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Federal government provides $1.6 million for Yukon anti-homelessness work

Projects including five mobile homes for small communities received funding.

Safe at home office in Whitehorse on May 10, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
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A 21-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing in Porter Creek on May 14.

One man in hospital, another in custody, after alleged stabbing in Porter Creek

A police dog was used to track the suspect who was later arrested in a wooded area.

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A 21-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing in Porter Creek on May 14.
A lawsuit has been filed detailing the resignation of a former Yukon government mine engineer. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A year after resigning, former chief mine engineer sues Yukon government

Paul Christman alleges a hostile work environment and circumvention of his authority led him to quit

A lawsuit has been filed detailing the resignation of a former Yukon government mine engineer. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A prescribed burn is seen from the lookout at Range Road and Whistle Bend Way in Whitehorse May 12, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Updated: Prescribed burns planned near Whitehorse neighbourhoods to improve wildfire resistance

Manual fuel removal and the replacement of conifers with aspens is also ongoing.

A prescribed burn is seen from the lookout at Range Road and Whistle Bend Way in Whitehorse May 12, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)