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Canadian Tire player Bonbon Posecion gets a shoot off while All Pro Yukon Restoration player Jo Aying swats at the ball during Filipino Canadian Basketball League of Yukon Over 35 action on Oct. 16 at F.H. Collins. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Canadian Tire earns title berth in the Filipino Canadian Basketball League

Led by Bonbon Posecion’s 20 points, Canadian Tire downed All Pro Yukon Restoration 75-71

Canadian Tire player Bonbon Posecion gets a shoot off while All Pro Yukon Restoration player Jo Aying swats at the ball during Filipino Canadian Basketball League of Yukon Over 35 action on Oct. 16 at F.H. Collins. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Bird vetch seen overgrowing berry bushes. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)

Dispose of bird vetch properly, Yukon Invasive Species Council warns

Dispose of bird vetch in a landfill, not in the compost, says YISC

Bird vetch seen overgrowing berry bushes. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)
Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Registration for the Yukon River Quest opens Nov. 1

‘It has been a while since we’ve had a proper registration,’ said YRQ president Peter Coates

Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Kluane Adamek accepts nomination to stand for re-election as the Assembly of First Nations - Yukon Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Kluane Adamek stands for re-election as the AFN’s Yukon Regional Chief

The priorities Adamek has identified for a second term will focus on people, place and progress.

Kluane Adamek accepts nomination to stand for re-election as the Assembly of First Nations - Yukon Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The truck that struck a Wann Road home on Oct. 18 is removed from the house. (Photo submitted by Amy Tyrrell)

Yukon family doing ‘okay’ after truck strikes home

“The only thing that stopped the truck going through the house was the foundation”

The truck that struck a Wann Road home on Oct. 18 is removed from the house. (Photo submitted by Amy Tyrrell)
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Yukon communities elect new mayors, councils

Six of the Yukon’s rural municipalities saw elections for mayor and council…

Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Whistle Bend Place

‘The current situation is contained and routine outbreak management procedures are in place,’ Elliott says

Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Kyle Nault hits lunges for the ball during the Squash Yukon Early Bird Tournament at Better Bodies on Oct. 16. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Early Bird catches the squash? Squash Yukon opens season with two-day tournament

The territory’s squash players dusted off their rackets for the season’s first tournament

Kyle Nault hits lunges for the ball during the Squash Yukon Early Bird Tournament at Better Bodies on Oct. 16. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon freestyle skier Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon motivated for upcoming season

‘I’m ready to show everyone what I’ve been working on, good or bad it’s happening regardless’

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)

Whitehorse RCMP make two arrests relating to downtown property crime offences

Kyle McCormick, Lacey Scarff were arrested for offences relating to downtime property crimes

On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)
A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)

Yukoners warned to stay bear-aware after grizzly attack in Ibex Valley

“It was the classic case of a defensive bear,” says Jim Welsh

A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)
Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)

Yukon curler Wade Scoffin takes over as Korean National Mixed Doubles Team head coach

Intitial training is focused on qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China

Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

High water advisories end in Lake Laberge, Southern Lakes

Water levels are decreasing by three centimetres a day in the regions

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Incumbent mayor Lee Bodie is facing councillor Tara Wheeler in the Carmacks election. (Submitted)

Lee Bodie, Tara Wheeler are Carmacks’ candidates for mayor

Both candidates pledge to see already-started projects through, work on housing issues

Incumbent mayor Lee Bodie is facing councillor Tara Wheeler in the Carmacks election. (Submitted)
FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)

With the Olympic trials on the horizon, Dahria Beatty’s cross country season begins

‘I’m definitely excited for the process of trying to make it there,’ says the Yukon’s Dahria Beatty

FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)
A line forms to get into the first Fireweed Market of the season on May 13 at Shipyards Park. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Fireweed Market grew to 55 vendors in 2021 season

The Fireweed Market ran from May 13 to Sept. 23

A line forms to get into the first Fireweed Market of the season on May 13 at Shipyards Park. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A tenth COVID-19 death has been reported. (Yukon News file)

A tenth Yukoner has died because of COVID-19, 35 cases active in the territory

‘It is a blow to those who are working so hard to keep everyone safe,’ Dr. Catherine Elliott

A tenth COVID-19 death has been reported. (Yukon News file)
Single-use plastic bags will be banned in the territory starting Jan. 30. (Black Press file photo)

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned starting Jan. 30, paper bag ban to follow

The banning of single-use bags moves the Yukon into a ‘new era of more responsible waste management’

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in the territory starting Jan. 30. (Black Press file photo)
Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)

Wolf Pack sends four Yukon teams to Langley, B.C. basketball touranment

After a year-plus hiatus, Wolf Pack basketball sent four teams to an Outside tournament

Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)
Harlan Schilling, Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council speaks during the ceremonial demolition of the Lower Post residential school on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

‘We need ‘reconcili-action’ not reconciliation,’ says Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council Harlan Schilling

Lower Post residents will burn the remains of the former residential school demolished on June 30

Harlan Schilling, Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council speaks during the ceremonial demolition of the Lower Post residential school on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)