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Letters to the editor.

This week’s mailbox: the Atlin power project and advice to YG

Corporations versus the people It’s been my experience that people are essentially…

  • Jan 16, 2022
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,…

Commercial fish harvesters haul up a full net of pink and chum salmon in Chatham Strait, Alaska. (Courtesy/SkeenaWild Conservation Trust)

Alaskan commercial fishery ‘plundering’ threatened B.C. salmon

Commercial fish harvesters in southeast Alaska are netting significant amounts of threatened…

  • Jan 15, 2022
Commercial fish harvesters haul up a full net of pink and chum salmon in Chatham Strait, Alaska. (Courtesy/SkeenaWild Conservation Trust)
A downburst about 50 kilometres east of Fort Liard demolished vast stretches of forest. (Courtesy/Government of the Northwest Territories)
A downburst about 50 kilometres east of Fort Liard demolished vast stretches of forest. (Courtesy/Government of the Northwest Territories)

What obliterated this Northwest Territories forest? A downburst

Sarah Sibley Local Journalism Initiative Cabin Radio If extreme flooding and wildfires…

  • Jan 14, 2022
A downburst about 50 kilometres east of Fort Liard demolished vast stretches of forest. (Courtesy/Government of the Northwest Territories)
A downburst about 50 kilometres east of Fort Liard demolished vast stretches of forest. (Courtesy/Government of the Northwest Territories)
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)
Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Permits open for Tombstone backcountry and Kluane glamping

Backcountry camping permits for territorial parks opened on Jan. 5, while reservations…

Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon government review of SCAN Act not coming this year

Act allows for summary evictions based on non-criminal investigations of a range of offences.

Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
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)
A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)

Report details assault and harrasment in Yukon taxis

Nearly 70 per cent of survey respondents had felt unsafe in a cab

A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)
Iqaluit’s Canadian North Cargo office is facing a backlog due to weather and Covid-19 related delays. (Trevor Wright/NNSL)

Qikiqtaaluk contends with cargo backlog amid latest COVID-19 wave

Trevor Wright Northern News Service IQALUIT — The latest wave of COVID-19,…

  • Jan 11, 2022
Iqaluit’s Canadian North Cargo office is facing a backlog due to weather and Covid-19 related delays. (Trevor Wright/NNSL)
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)
Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Mail-out ballots for First Nation School Board vote now available

In-person voting will take place between Jan. 11 and Jan. 27.

Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Southern Lakes transmission line expansion plans from Yukon Energy’s Renewable Electricity Plan. (screenshot from Yukon Energy’s website)

Atlin and Skagway part of new transmission line expansion plans

Atlin hydro expansion project is a key piece of Yukon Energy’s renewable electricity plan

Southern Lakes transmission line expansion plans from Yukon Energy’s Renewable Electricity Plan. (screenshot from Yukon Energy’s website)
Letters to the editor.

This week’s mailbox: Pausing after the holidays and parking in Whitehorse

To the City of Whitehorse Mayor and Council; The NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation)…

  • Jan 7, 2022
Letters to the editor.
The Yukon Supreme Court heard an appeal from a man who had been prohibited from keeping sheep and goats due to issues with the enclosure he had built for them. (File Photo)

Appeal over goat enclosure rejected by Yukon Supreme Court

A man sentenced to a prohibition on the keeping of goats and sheep had legal challenge thrown out.

The Yukon Supreme Court heard an appeal from a man who had been prohibited from keeping sheep and goats due to issues with the enclosure he had built for them. (File Photo)
Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Yukon reports 41 new COVID-19 cases

Medical officer says true number likely higher amid community spread

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
The Canada Games Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse preps municipal public health measures

Recreation schedules will be updated Jan. 7

The Canada Games Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)