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Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will receive half of money raised by Yukoners in a national 50/50 draw. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will benefit from nation-wide 50/50 raffle

A nation-wide 50/50 raffle will support Canadian Olympians on their quest of the podium as well as charities at the provincial and territorial level

Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will receive half of money raised by Yukoners in a national 50/50 draw. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The Tat’la Mun Lake fire near Carmacks. (Photo courtesy Yukon Protective Services)

Lightning strikes cause 17 new fires in central, southern Yukon in the last 24 hours

Over 3,386 lightning strikes on July 21 had sparked 17 new forest fires in central and southern Yukon

The Tat’la Mun Lake fire near Carmacks. (Photo courtesy Yukon Protective Services)
Alberta First Nations are seen on the Canada Day Reflection Walk hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association at the community centre off Annie Lake Road. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Walk through Canada’s Indigenous traditional territories at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre

The Lorne Mountain Community Association set up a Canada Day Reflection Walk through the country’s Indigenous traditional territories. It will remain up through August

Alberta First Nations are seen on the Canada Day Reflection Walk hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association at the community centre off Annie Lake Road. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

High streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended

Water levels on the Yukon River at Carmacks have been steadily dropping since July 3

The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Lake Laberge forest fire is now 4,004 in size. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Lightning the cause of 21 new forest fires in the territory

Of the 21 new fires, nine started on July 20

The Lake Laberge forest fire is now 4,004 in size. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Warriors Walking for Healing Nations supported by the Tahltan Central Government

The Tahltan Central Government has contributed $10,000 to the Warriors Walking for Healing Nations

People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest holding ‘Race to the Klondyke’ in August, registration opened July 14

After cancelling the 2021 Yukon River Quest, officials announced a race from Carmacks to Dawson in August.

The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
By building food security and sovereignty food insecurity can be reduced, says Chris Pinkerton Yukon Energy food security network coordinator. Mike Thomas/Yukon News

COVID-19 shines light on Yukon’s food insecurity issues: Chris Pinkerton

COVID-19 puts food insecurity at the forefront of people’s minds said Chris Pinkerton, food security network coordinator

By building food security and sovereignty food insecurity can be reduced, says Chris Pinkerton Yukon Energy food security network coordinator. Mike Thomas/Yukon News
Mikayla Kramer, seen here during the Arctic Edge Skating Club’s The Wizard of Oz ice show in 2019, has successfully auditioned for Disney on Ice. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon figure skater Mikayla Kramer joins Disney on Ice

After submitting an audition tape to Disney on Ice, Yukon figure skater Mikayla Kramer earned an ensemble role

Mikayla Kramer, seen here during the Arctic Edge Skating Club’s The Wizard of Oz ice show in 2019, has successfully auditioned for Disney on Ice. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The shuttle service will leave from in front of the White Pass building on Front and Main Street. Photo courtesy TIA Yukon.

TIA Yukon offers daily shuttle service for sandbagging volunteers

In response to current flooding, TIA Yukon is offering a shuttle service to transport volunteers to sandbagging stations

The shuttle service will leave from in front of the White Pass building on Front and Main Street. Photo courtesy TIA Yukon.
Clockwise from top left: Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Joseph Tisiga, Ken Anderson and Veronica Verkley. These are the finalists selected for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. (Photo submitted by Yukon Arts) Centre.

Yukon Prize for Visual Arts names six finalists

Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Veronica Verkley, Ken Anderson, and Joseph Tisiga are the six Yukon Prize for Visual arts finalists

Clockwise from top left: Amy Ball, Krystle Silverfox, Sho Sho “Belelige” Esquiro, Joseph Tisiga, Ken Anderson and Veronica Verkley. These are the finalists selected for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. (Photo submitted by Yukon Arts) Centre.
Ashley Bradley is seen July 7 with a bag of empty cans she will donate at Raven Recycling with proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse woman collecting recycling for residential school survivor fund

Ashley Bradley is collecting cans, bottles and milk cartons to raise money for the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools (CAIRS)

Ashley Bradley is seen July 7 with a bag of empty cans she will donate at Raven Recycling with proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Division and TIA Yukon have signed an MOU to further mental health supports to in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New deal commits to mental health support for Yukon tourism operators

An MOU was signed by TIA Yukon and the CMHA-YT that outlines both organizations committment to mental health supports

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Division and TIA Yukon have signed an MOU to further mental health supports to in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. Residents of the Marsh Lake region are being told to prepare for evacuation. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

Southern Lakes residents issued an evacuation alert due to flooding

Lewes River Road, some of Army Beach Drive, South M’Clintock Road and Pearson Lane have been issued the alert

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. Residents of the Marsh Lake region are being told to prepare for evacuation. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney attended the Lower Post residential school for two years. She arrived when she was seven. She returned to the school June 30 to watch it be demolished. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

‘They didn’t win’ says Lower Post residential school survivor Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney

At seven years old, Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney walked through the doors of the Lower Post residential school

Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney attended the Lower Post residential school for two years. She arrived when she was seven. She returned to the school June 30 to watch it be demolished. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney shares her message she wrote on a piece of the residential school before tossing it into the fire on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Lower Post holds ceremonial demolition of its residential school

After a 35-year fight to get the Lower Post residential school destroy, the school was finally demolished on June 30

Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney shares her message she wrote on a piece of the residential school before tossing it into the fire on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Maude Molgat sticks the landing of her vault routine during the Canadian Nationals on June 14. Molgat finished sixth vault once the scores were announced. John Tonin/Yukon News

National gymnastics results see Molgat placed sixth on vault

Three Yukon gymnasts made history on June 14 becoming the territory’s first athletes to compete at Canadian Nationals in 20 years. The results from the competition are now in

Maude Molgat sticks the landing of her vault routine during the Canadian Nationals on June 14. Molgat finished sixth vault once the scores were announced. John Tonin/Yukon News
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Dawson Regional Land Use draft plan has innovative components for wetlands

The Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission released its final draft on June 15 and Sebastion Jones, a fish, wildlife and habitat analyst for the Yukon Conservation Society said it’s a good start

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The 2020 Yukon Forest Health Report was recently released. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)

Yukon forests healthy with few areas of concern: report

The Yukon Forest Health Monitoring Strategy focuses on the 10 forest health agents of greatest concern

The 2020 Yukon Forest Health Report was recently released. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)
Three runners make their way past Jackson Lake headed toward Haeckel Hill. John Tonin/Yukon News

The scorching day didn’t deter the Reckless Raven runners

Reckless Raven participants navigate the trails many difficult features while also conquering the heat

Three runners make their way past Jackson Lake headed toward Haeckel Hill. John Tonin/Yukon News