Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Highway construction on North Klondike highway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon embarks on long and pricey list of road projects

The first project of the Yukon Resource Gateway Program has been selected,…

Highway construction on North Klondike highway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Interior of new home construction. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon housing affordability still waning: CMHC report

New apartments under construction expected to increase Whitehorse’s rental universe

Interior of new home construction. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Jewel Davis photographed at COP26 in Glasgow. (submitted/Yukon News)

COP26 was ‘the most colonialist space’ says Carcross/Tagish attendee

“Real change will happen in communities with real people who care about the environment.”

Jewel Davis photographed at COP26 in Glasgow. (submitted/Yukon News)
Kathleen Cranfield, president of the Professional Association of Yukon Midwives, is seen in 2020. Cranfield is leaving the Yukon to practice midwifery in N.W.T. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon counts zero local midwives after regulations put in place

Midwives move out of Yukon and women have fewer options

Kathleen Cranfield, president of the Professional Association of Yukon Midwives, is seen in 2020. Cranfield is leaving the Yukon to practice midwifery in N.W.T. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Members of the Carcross/Tagish First Nations at healing ceremony on site of Chooutla residential school in July 2019. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Working group established for Chooutla Residential School

The Chooutla residential school is a dark part of Yukon’s history. The…

Members of the Carcross/Tagish First Nations at healing ceremony on site of Chooutla residential school in July 2019. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Tantalus School in Carmacks switched to remote learning today in response to a swell of COVID-19 cases. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Carmacks school moves to remote classes

Over 200 COVID-19 tests were pending in the Yukon as of Wednesday

The Tantalus School in Carmacks switched to remote learning today in response to a swell of COVID-19 cases. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
New youth centre building in Dawson City. It is a one-story building, in spite of the historical front making it appear much taller than it is. (Wayne Potoroka/submitted)

New building opens for Dawson City youth centre, named K’äjit-in Zho

Three governments combine funding to replace Dawson City youth centre

New youth centre building in Dawson City. It is a one-story building, in spite of the historical front making it appear much taller than it is. (Wayne Potoroka/submitted)
The North End Gallery, located in Horwood’s Mall, has a large selection of art, sculptures, ceramics and jewellry. It received $41,413 from the Yukon government for digital marketing. (Yukon News file)

Local businesses receive $1 million in government funding

Recipients of inagrual Economic Development Funding announced

The North End Gallery, located in Horwood’s Mall, has a large selection of art, sculptures, ceramics and jewellry. It received $41,413 from the Yukon government for digital marketing. (Yukon News file)
Robinson sub-station on the Carcross Road. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Planned power outage affecting southern lakes on Saturday

Pole changes and maintenance requires turning the power off

Robinson sub-station on the Carcross Road. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Remote work will be approved for a selection of Yukon government jobs as the transition out of pandemic policies gets underway. (Hayley Finn/Flickr)

Yukon government launches remote work policy

Certain government work now possible for rural residents under new policy

Remote work will be approved for a selection of Yukon government jobs as the transition out of pandemic policies gets underway. (Hayley Finn/Flickr)
Wayne Zigarlick, Operations Manager of Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp., on October 20, 2021 near Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Alexco working to remediate image at mine site near Keno City

Alexeco showing an effort to improve

Wayne Zigarlick, Operations Manager of Alexco Keno Hill Mining Corp., on October 20, 2021 near Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Gord Curran is acclaimed incumbent mayor of Teslin and president of the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC). (submitted/Yukon News)

Priorities are clear for acclaimed incumbent mayor, Gord Curran, in Teslin

Farsighted planning is in the works in Teslin.

Gord Curran is acclaimed incumbent mayor of Teslin and president of the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC). (submitted/Yukon News)
Photograph of gold from Earth & Iron’s Yukon placer claims going up for auction by Ritchie Brothers on October 27, the day after the equipment sale. (screen grab)

Mayo district’s biggest placer operation liquidates through global auction

Interest in Earth & Iron’s excavotors and rock trucks comes from Belgium, Egypt and Dubai

Photograph of gold from Earth & Iron’s Yukon placer claims going up for auction by Ritchie Brothers on October 27, the day after the equipment sale. (screen grab)
Trevor Ellis was recently acclaimed as the new mayor of Mayo. (submitted/Yukon News)
Trevor Ellis was recently acclaimed as the new mayor of Mayo. (submitted/Yukon News)
Dawson City’s ice-caked streets on morning of Friday October 22. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Icy roads close North Klondike Highway and the Silver Trail

Rain with temperatures hovering from zero to plus two make for unsafe driving

Dawson City’s ice-caked streets on morning of Friday October 22. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Bill Kendrick elected mayor of Dawson City

Lot shortages, housing and waste management top list for new mayor in Dawson City.

Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Members of local advisory committees from Southern Lakes area at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)

A few more people persuaded to serve on Yukon’s local advisory councils

Two vacancies in Mount Lorne and Carcross expected to be filled soon.

Members of local advisory committees from Southern Lakes area at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)
Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates in Yukon’s rural municipalities

The extended nomination period for positions on one municipal council and on…

Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)
Stephen Johnson, Bill Kendrick, Xen Van Nostrand and Kevin Mendelsohn. (Clockwise from top left)

Four candidates vie for mayorship in Dawson

With the retirement of the Dawson City’s three-term mayor, Wayne Potoroka, the…

Stephen Johnson, Bill Kendrick, Xen Van Nostrand and Kevin Mendelsohn. (Clockwise from top left)
Thomas Eckervogt (left), mayor incumbent is facing challengers Kari Johnston and Bruce Tomlin (right) in Haines Junction. (submitted/Yukon News)

Three candidates on the mayoral ballot in Haines Junction

Eckervogt, Johnston and Tomlin are running for mayor

Thomas Eckervogt (left), mayor incumbent is facing challengers Kari Johnston and Bruce Tomlin (right) in Haines Junction. (submitted/Yukon News)