Patrick Egwu

Special Olympics Yukon Team 23 curlers sweep a rock into the house at the SOBC 2023 Winter Games (Courtesy/Special Olympics British Columbia)

Yukoners win medals at Special Olympics in B.C.

Yukoners participated at the Special Olympics in B.C.

Special Olympics Yukon Team 23 curlers sweep a rock into the house at the SOBC 2023 Winter Games (Courtesy/Special Olympics British Columbia)
Team Yukon competes in table tennis player during the Arctic Winter Games (Sarah Lewis Photography/Team Yukon)

Team Yukon tops medal standings at Arctic Winter Games

Team Yukon won 169 medals at Arctic Winter Games

Team Yukon competes in table tennis player during the Arctic Winter Games (Sarah Lewis Photography/Team Yukon)
Team Yukon snowboard team won medals despite freezing temperatures on Feb. 1. (Courtesy/Team Yukon)

Team Yukon climbs to 85 medals as Arctic Winter Games winds down

Team Yukon winning medals as the games enters the sixth day

Team Yukon snowboard team won medals despite freezing temperatures on Feb. 1. (Courtesy/Team Yukon)
Team Yukon alpine team ended their participation at the Games on a winning streak (Courtesy/Team Yukon)

Team Yukon maintains Arctic Games lead with 82 medals

Team Yukon continues to dominate the medals chart

Team Yukon alpine team ended their participation at the Games on a winning streak (Courtesy/Team Yukon)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)

Yukon school communities to vote on First Nation School Board

Schools in Faro, Pelly Crossing, Carcross and Destruction Bay will vote

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)
Riley Cyre practises for Yukon’s archery team at the Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta., on Jan. 30. The Yukon’s two compound archery teams won gold and bronze on Jan. 31. The barebow squad earned silver. (Sarah Lewis/Team Yukon)

Team Yukon tops 72 medals, holds first place on fourth day of Arctic Winter Games

Team Yukon continued with its impressive run in the Arctic Winter Games

Riley Cyre practises for Yukon’s archery team at the Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta., on Jan. 30. The Yukon’s two compound archery teams won gold and bronze on Jan. 31. The barebow squad earned silver. (Sarah Lewis/Team Yukon)
Team Yukon alpine skiers began the Arctic Winter Games on Jan 30 with the giant slalom (Courtesy/Team Yukon)

Team Yukon leads medals chart at Arctic Winter Games

The team has a total of 17 medals

Team Yukon alpine skiers began the Arctic Winter Games on Jan 30 with the giant slalom (Courtesy/Team Yukon)
Yukon’s junior male futsal team played their first game at the Arctic Winter Games on Jan. 29 in Wood Buffalo, Alberta with a 6-1 win over Team Alaska. (Sarah Lewis/Team Yukon)

Yukon futsal team defeats Alaska on first day of Arctic Winter Games

Team Yukon started the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) on Jan. 29 by competing in three games – futsal, hockey and curling.

Yukon’s junior male futsal team played their first game at the Arctic Winter Games on Jan. 29 in Wood Buffalo, Alberta with a 6-1 win over Team Alaska. (Sarah Lewis/Team Yukon)
The Yukon government has issued a tender for the construction of a new municipal services building in Watson Lake that will house a new fire hall and public works shops, infrastructure a town official says is much-needed. (Wikimedia Commons)

Watson Lake gets new municipal services building

The new building will house the town’s fire hall, public works department and training facility

The Yukon government has issued a tender for the construction of a new municipal services building in Watson Lake that will house a new fire hall and public works shops, infrastructure a town official says is much-needed. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Yukon’sorthepedic care team is seen in November 2021. From left to right are registered nurses Dave Waldron, Kathleen Chapman, as well as Dr. Kathleen Dalinghaus and Dr. Scott Westberg. (Submitted)

Whitehorse hospital defers surgeries due to staffing challenges

About 150 scheduled surgeries are being deferred

The Yukon’sorthepedic care team is seen in November 2021. From left to right are registered nurses Dave Waldron, Kathleen Chapman, as well as Dr. Kathleen Dalinghaus and Dr. Scott Westberg. (Submitted)
Attendees are seen gathered in downtown Whitehorse during the 1972 Arctic Winter Games. The full video can be found on the National Film Board’s website. (Screenshot/National Film Board)

Video footage of 1972 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse digitized

The National film Board (NFB) of Canada has published the first four editions of the games from 1970 to 1976

Attendees are seen gathered in downtown Whitehorse during the 1972 Arctic Winter Games. The full video can be found on the National Film Board’s website. (Screenshot/National Film Board)
Noah Connell joined Lakehead University cross-country ski team last fall. (Credit/Noah Connell)

Yukon athletes join varsity programs

Noah Connell has been skiing since he was 4. When he was selected by Lakehead University Thunderwolves to join their cross-country ski team, Noah said it was a dream come true.

Noah Connell joined Lakehead University cross-country ski team last fall. (Credit/Noah Connell)
The RCMP station in seen in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon RCMP holds training exercise with canine help

Multiple units of the Yukon RCMP participated in downtown Whitehorse on Jan. 11

The RCMP station in seen in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Members of the Ukrainian-Canadian Association of the Yukon get ready to deliver supplies to Ukraine. (Elena Kozhevnikova/UCAY)

New Ukrainian-Canadian Association formed in Yukon

A new group, the Ukrainian-Canadian Association of the Yukon [UCAY] has been formed in Whitehorse.

Members of the Ukrainian-Canadian Association of the Yukon get ready to deliver supplies to Ukraine. (Elena Kozhevnikova/UCAY)
The entrance to the Yukon legislature is seen. Several new appointments have been made to Yukon government offices this month. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon government appoints new chief of staff, four deputy ministers

Premier Ranj Pillai has announced senior leadership changes in the Yukon government. Pillai was sworn in as the 10th premier of Yukon on Jan. 14.

The entrance to the Yukon legislature is seen. Several new appointments have been made to Yukon government offices this month. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Black Press file The Yukon government is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine this year, saying that with COVID-19, it’s more important than ever.

Yukon lifts public health emergency declaration

The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration in the Yukon has been lifted, according to a statement by the Yukon government.

Black Press file The Yukon government is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine this year, saying that with COVID-19, it’s more important than ever.
Jeanie McLean, the minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate, seen on Oct. 13, is applauding the launch of two federal initiatives in response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the resulting Calls for Justice. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon minister speaks in favour of federal initiatives answering the MMIWG inquiry

“We look forward to continuing the discussion and collaboration at the national level,” McLean said

Jeanie McLean, the minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate, seen on Oct. 13, is applauding the launch of two federal initiatives in response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the resulting Calls for Justice. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)