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The deceased man, found in Lake LaBerge in 2016, had on three layers of clothing, Dakato work boots, and had a sheathed knife on his belt. Photo courtesy Yukon RCMP

RCMP, Coroner’s Office seek public assistance in identifying a deceased man

The Yukon RCMP Historical Case Unit and the Yukon Coroner’s Office are looking for public help to identify a man who was found dead in Lake LaBerge in May 2016.

The deceased man, found in Lake LaBerge in 2016, had on three layers of clothing, Dakato work boots, and had a sheathed knife on his belt. Photo courtesy Yukon RCMP
Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam to cap her routine during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Gymnasts vie in 2021 Yukon Championships

In a year without competition because of COVID-19, the Polarettes Gymnastics Club hosted its Yukon Championships.

Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam to cap her routine during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Two young orienteers reach their first checkpoint near Shipyards Park during a Yukon Orienteering Association sprint race May 5. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Orienteers were back in action for the season’s first race

The Yukon Orienteering Association began its 2021 season with a sprint race beginning at Shipyards.

Two young orienteers reach their first checkpoint near Shipyards Park during a Yukon Orienteering Association sprint race May 5. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Polarity Brewing is giving people extra incentive to get their COVID vaccine by offering a ‘free beer’ within 24 hours of their first shot. John Tonin/Yukon News

Polarity Brewing giving out ‘free’ beer with first COVID vaccination

Within 24 hours of receiving your first COVID-19 vaccine, Polarity Brewing will give you a beer.

Polarity Brewing is giving people extra incentive to get their COVID vaccine by offering a ‘free beer’ within 24 hours of their first shot. John Tonin/Yukon News
In case of floods, the Carcross Tagish First Nation will be prepared. (Norma Waddington/Yukon News)

Carcross/Tagish First Nation prepared for potential flood season

CTFN manager of operations, Patrick Brown, said preparations for potential floods began in January.

In case of floods, the Carcross Tagish First Nation will be prepared. (Norma Waddington/Yukon News)
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s baby bison, born April 22, mingles with the herd on April 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon Wildlife Preserves welcomes two bison calves

A bison calf was the first 2021 baby born at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s baby bison, born April 22, mingles with the herd on April 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
An RV pulls into Wolf Creek Campground to enjoy the first weekend of camping season on April 30, 2021. John Tonin/Yukon News

Opening weekend of Yukon campgrounds a ‘definite success’

The territorial campgrounds opened on April 30. Wolf Creek was the busiest park seeing 95 per cent of sites filled.

An RV pulls into Wolf Creek Campground to enjoy the first weekend of camping season on April 30, 2021. John Tonin/Yukon News
Samuel Bugg fires during a sanctioned shoot at Takhini Elementary in Whitehorse on April 28, 2021. Yukon archers are some of the only athletes able to shoot amidst the pandemic. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Archers keep on target despite COVID-19 difficulties

The Canadian indoor nationals may have been cancelled but the Yukon archers still quivered their bows for a sanctioned shoot.

Samuel Bugg fires during a sanctioned shoot at Takhini Elementary in Whitehorse on April 28, 2021. Yukon archers are some of the only athletes able to shoot amidst the pandemic. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
April 28 is the Day of Mourning in the Yukon and globally. The event was held virtually this year because of the pandemic but the Yukon Worker’s Memorial in Shipyards Park serves as a reminder for those who have been injured or died while on the job. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Workers honoured, remembered during Day of Mourning

April 28 is recognized as the Day of Mourning. A small ceremony was held virtually to honour workers who were injured, became ill, or have died while on the job.

April 28 is the Day of Mourning in the Yukon and globally. The event was held virtually this year because of the pandemic but the Yukon Worker’s Memorial in Shipyards Park serves as a reminder for those who have been injured or died while on the job. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Flood and fire risk and potential were discussed April 29. Yukoners were told to be prepared in the event of either a flood or a fire. Submitted Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service

Yukoners told to be prepared for floods and wildland fire season

Floods and fire personelle spoke to the current risks of both weather events in the coming months.

Flood and fire risk and potential were discussed April 29. Yukoners were told to be prepared in the event of either a flood or a fire. Submitted Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service
The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Yukoners, get your tents and trailers ready: Campgrounds open for spring

18 of the territory’s campgrounds open this weekend; others will open as they become accessible

The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Get your tents and trailers ready: Yukon campgrounds open April 30

Eighteen of the territory’s campgrounds will be open this weekend. The others will open as soon as they become accessible.

The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmer Selene Brown, 13, racing in the Yukon Championships mixed 400 SC meter freestyle event on April 24. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Swimmers make the plunge at weekend’s Yukon Championships

COVID-19 restrictions did not deter the Whitehorse Glacier Bears from holding its Yukon Championships over the weekend.

Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmer Selene Brown, 13, racing in the Yukon Championships mixed 400 SC meter freestyle event on April 24. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon, announced last Thursday the development of a small custodians, health care providers/operators, a tool kit to help them navigate the territorys 2016 Health and Information Privacy and Management Act. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Information and Privacy Commissioner creates tool kit for custodians to meet HIPMA obligations

The Information and Privacy Commissioner for Yukon, Diane McLeod-McKay developed a new resource to help small custodians navigate the Health and Information Privacy and Management Act.

Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon, announced last Thursday the development of a small custodians, health care providers/operators, a tool kit to help them navigate the territorys 2016 Health and Information Privacy and Management Act. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The territory had its first wildfire of the season April 26 near the Deep Creek Subdivision north of Whitehorse. The grass fire was contained by Hootalinqua Fire Department, three wildland firefighters, and an emergency response officer. Yukon Government/submitted.

Season’s first wildfire blazes near Deep Creek subdivision

A 0.2 hectare wildfire was contained near Deep Creek subdivision near Whitehorse. The public is reminded to enjoy fires safely, as this time of year the fire dangers are high after the snow melts.

The territory had its first wildfire of the season April 26 near the Deep Creek Subdivision north of Whitehorse. The grass fire was contained by Hootalinqua Fire Department, three wildland firefighters, and an emergency response officer. Yukon Government/submitted.
The Yukon Coroner’s Service, Dawson City RCMP, and Yukon Worker’s Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch were notified of a death at the Stuart Placer Ltd. placer mine April 23. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Man dead after bulldozing accident at mine site near Dawson City

Richard Matthew “Red” Cull died after losing control of a D-10N Caterpillar bulldozer and falling down an embankment last Friday.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service, Dawson City RCMP, and Yukon Worker’s Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch were notified of a death at the Stuart Placer Ltd. placer mine April 23. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)