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Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Outbreaks declared and extended at Whistle Bend, Copper Ridge care homes

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Whistle Bend Place. Cases have…

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city issues and decisions made by council at its…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Canada Post has said Whitehorse residents can expect delays as the postal service continues to deal with staff shortages and COVID-19. (Canada Post/Submitted)

Yukoners reminded of online billing options as postal delays continue

HSS finding work arounds to get assistance cheques to clients

Canada Post has said Whitehorse residents can expect delays as the postal service continues to deal with staff shortages and COVID-19. (Canada Post/Submitted)
The Humane Society Yukon has named one of its pups Betty White, in the late actor’s honour. The Betty White Challenge raised $7,500 for the local shelter. (Humane Society Yukon/Submitted)

Betty White Challenge brings in $7,500 for Humane Society Yukon

Many marked late actress’ birthday with donations

The Humane Society Yukon has named one of its pups Betty White, in the late actor’s honour. The Betty White Challenge raised $7,500 for the local shelter. (Humane Society Yukon/Submitted)
Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Work underway to bring PAXLOVID to Yukon

The territory’s acting chief medical officer of health and minister of Health…

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
REEL YOUTH offers video production programs for youth, such as those seen above. Their latest program is a music video program for Yukon youth. (Courtesy/REEL YOUTH)

A music video is born: Yukon youth take production workshop

Yukon youth learn about video production through REEL YOUTH program

REEL YOUTH offers video production programs for youth, such as those seen above. Their latest program is a music video program for Yukon youth. (Courtesy/REEL YOUTH)
Robert Service Campground (Yukon News file)

Reno, building plans move forward in Whitehorse

Council approve tender release

Robert Service Campground (Yukon News file)
A replacement and retrofit for the Whitehorse City Hall is set to cost $1.5 million more than expected. (File Photo)

City of Whitehorse adopts $53M capital budget

City will spend nearly $53 million on projects

A replacement and retrofit for the Whitehorse City Hall is set to cost $1.5 million more than expected. (File Photo)
Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Yukon counts 351 active PCR-tested cases

The Yukon’s numbers don’t include rapid test positives

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
Flags flying half-mast at Whitehorse City Hall to honour the victims of the Faro shooting. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

City news, briefly

A look at city council happenings for the week of Jan. 10,…

Flags flying half-mast at Whitehorse City Hall to honour the victims of the Faro shooting. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The territory’s New Year’s baby is seen with her family (left to right) Mom Liz Stanford, brother Finn Bryant, Dad Derek Bryant and the family dog. (Liz Stanford/Submitted)

Yukon welcomes New Year’s baby

Baby girl born at 6:08 p.m. Jan. 1

The territory’s New Year’s baby is seen with her family (left to right) Mom Liz Stanford, brother Finn Bryant, Dad Derek Bryant and the family dog. (Liz Stanford/Submitted)
A new building could be in place at Robert Service Campground by May of 2023. (Yukon News file)
A new building could be in place at Robert Service Campground by May of 2023. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Department of Education building in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

YCDC no longer issuing school exposure notices

The Yukon’s Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) unit will no longer issue COVID-19…

The Yukon Department of Education building in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
The post office at Shoppers Drug Mart in the Qwanlin Mall was closed due to a computer issue. It has since been reopened. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse post office reopens following temporary closure

The post office inside the Shoppers Drug Mart store at the Qwanlin…

The post office at Shoppers Drug Mart in the Qwanlin Mall was closed due to a computer issue. It has since been reopened. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Gypsy Queen Lane and Peep Street in Whistle Bend could soon see their names changed to Scotia Lane and Omega Street after concerns were brought up about the current street names. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Gypsy Queen Lane and Peep Street tagged for renaming in Whistle Bend

Concerns were cited over negative connotations with both names

Gypsy Queen Lane and Peep Street in Whistle Bend could soon see their names changed to Scotia Lane and Omega Street after concerns were brought up about the current street names. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News file)

Lights, camera, funding for Yukon filmmakers

Yukon government announces new funding streams for filmmakers

Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse residents can expect delays and should check their letter mail for package notifications. (Photo by Canada Post)

Canada Post short-staffed in Whitehorse, delivering parcel notices with lettermail

It could take some time and going through letter mail for Whitehorse…

Whitehorse residents can expect delays and should check their letter mail for package notifications. (Photo by Canada Post)
Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services responded to 731 calls in 2021. (City of Whitehorse)

Fire department looks back on 2021

Responded to 53 more calls than 2020

Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services responded to 731 calls in 2021. (City of Whitehorse)
Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse food bank adds Saturday distribution day

The Whitehorse Food Bank has added an additional distribution day beginning Jan.…

Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Claire Ness performs at Nakai Theatre’s 2021 Pivot Festival in Whitehorse. (Photo curtesy of Nakai)

Pivoting the Pivot Festival

Indoor events cancelled, move online amid rising COVID-19 numbers

Claire Ness performs at Nakai Theatre’s 2021 Pivot Festival in Whitehorse. (Photo curtesy of Nakai)