Jim Elliot

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon reports 12 new COVID-19 cases; Watson Lake elementary school sees outbreak

Grade 4 students at Johnson Elementary School isolating due to three cases

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government announces online food store, shows off experimental crops

Work at farm plots looks at best practices for farming in Yukon climate.

Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun mining lawsuit will proceed, despite YG opposition

Judge chooses not to strike petition from First Nation challenging mining exploration project.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)

Pelly Crossing woman sentenced to four years for 2018 killing of Chelsey Bien

At Aug. 27 sentencing hearing, Lynzee Silverfox was sentenced to four years plus three of probation

Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)
Rebekah Miller works on “Birch Corset 2”, the piece that was selected as a finalist for the Salt Spring Island National Art Prize. (Submitted)

Yukon artist up for national prize

Rebekah Miller says birch bark corset embodies nature in female form and attempts to enter memory.

Rebekah Miller works on “Birch Corset 2”, the piece that was selected as a finalist for the Salt Spring Island National Art Prize. (Submitted)
The Yukon Agricultural Association is calling for a boycott of an Aug. 30 agricultural demonstration day over what they say is ongoing government mismanagement of the Takhini Valley elk herd. (File Photo)

Yukon Agricultural Association boycotting demonstration day over elk concerns

The association feels unheard over crop damage and other issues related to wild elk.

The Yukon Agricultural Association is calling for a boycott of an Aug. 30 agricultural demonstration day over what they say is ongoing government mismanagement of the Takhini Valley elk herd. (File Photo)
A lawsuit is before the Yukon Supreme Court with allegations against the Whitehorse Correctional Centre and some of its corrections officers. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Lawsuit alleges beating of man experiencing mental health crisis at Whitehorse jail

Defendants include the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, two managers and five corrections officers.

A lawsuit is before the Yukon Supreme Court with allegations against the Whitehorse Correctional Centre and some of its corrections officers. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service. (File Photo)

Changes to Yukon Coroner’s Act promise modernization

A process is being designed to allow families of deceased people to request a full inquest.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service. (File Photo)
Reaching Home Community Advisory Board Chair Kate Mechan discusses the results of a mid-April count of Whitehorse’s homeless population on Aug. 24. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Count shows at least 151 homeless in Whitehorse

Affordability and discrimination identified as barriers to stable housing.

Reaching Home Community Advisory Board Chair Kate Mechan discusses the results of a mid-April count of Whitehorse’s homeless population on Aug. 24. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
Fire Centre Officer Ashley Harris prepares to drop a Fire FROG sensor from a helicopter. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Yukon-made sensors dropped from helicopter to collect wildfire information

The sensors were first tested in early August.

Fire Centre Officer Ashley Harris prepares to drop a Fire FROG sensor from a helicopter. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
F.H. Collins Secondary. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Defence launched by woman who allegedly posted damaging sexual assault allegations

Documents claim allegations against high school student based on facts, considered fair comment.

F.H. Collins Secondary. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Child Development Centre’s Lewes Boulevard building will be out of commission as mould issues caused by this winter’s heavy snow are fixed. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Child Development Centre searches for temporary home after mould discovered in Whitehorse building

The Yukon Government is looking for alternative spaces for the centre.

The Child Development Centre’s Lewes Boulevard building will be out of commission as mould issues caused by this winter’s heavy snow are fixed. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

RCMP officers accused in Yukon Supreme Court lawsuit testify

The lengthy trial deals with three seperate incidents between 2012 and 2016.

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
Another cyanide solution spill has been reported at Victoria Gold Corp’s Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)

Second cyanide spill in six months reported at Yukon gold mine

Report says 17,000 litres of the solution escaped.

Another cyanide solution spill has been reported at Victoria Gold Corp’s Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)
An evacuation alert affecting an area near Dawson City has been rescinded as the Coal Creek fire was calmed by rain. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Evacuation alert near Dawson City rescinded

Rain calmed the Coal Creek fire and it is no longer necessary for people to prepare to flee it.

An evacuation alert affecting an area near Dawson City has been rescinded as the Coal Creek fire was calmed by rain. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
Kluane Lake by the Slims River area in Kluane National Park. (File Photo)

Yukon coroner investigating death in Kluane National Park

A 47-year-old man died of natural causes on a trail. There is no added risk to other hikers.

Kluane Lake by the Slims River area in Kluane National Park. (File Photo)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Defamation suit launched over post alleging sexual assault at school

The author of the May 6, Facebook post allegedly injured the reputation of a Grade 9 student.

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man suing over police misconduct takes stand

Mandeep Singh Sidhu testified about two traffic stops and an arrest in which he alleges mistreatment

Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)
Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man challenges RCMP in court, alleges racial discrimination

A Whitehorse man alleges different treatment because of his East Indian heritage.

Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)

Vuntut Gwitchin leaders say court ruling offers new clarity on First Nations’ rights

Court challenge to residency requirment seen as stressful but chief says ruling is monumental.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)