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Team Yukon is seen at the opening ceremony on Aug. 7. (Steve Parr/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon closes first week of Canada Summer Games

Athletes are continuing to show tenacity and do their territory proud at…

The Thomson Centre, which is currently undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak, is seen on Aug. 11, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Outbreak declared at Whitehorse long-term care home

Dr. Sudit Ranade determined an outbreak at the Thomson Centre on Aug. 5

Bands performed all afternoon and night on the Keno main stage. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Keno City Music Festival rocks in rain and shine

The Keno City Music and Film Festival took place over the weekend.…

(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)

Guitarist in the North: Helicopters, Perspective, and Tales of Derring Do

Paul Lucas Special to the News Editor’s Note: This column is an…

  • Aug 11, 2022
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)

Thirteen mushers on roster after Yukon Quest sign-ups open

More mushers can sign up until the week before the Feb. 2023 races.

Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)
Team Yukon at the Canada Summer Games with flag bearer Mara Rolden front and centre. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Team Yukon arrives at Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games; men’s soccer team beats Nova Scotia

196 athletes, coaches and support staff are representing the territory from Aug. 6 to 21

Team Yukon at the Canada Summer Games with flag bearer Mara Rolden front and centre. (Courtesy/Facebook)
The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary celebration planned for Aug. 10

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary will be marked with speeches and music

The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)
The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon sets for Canada Summer Games in Niagara

Nearly 200 Yukon athletes are travelling to Niagara, Ontario for the Canada…

The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

WILD school receives accreditation in the Yukon

Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs will begin Aug. 29

A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

COVID-19 plan based on symptomatic spread: Yukon guidance document

Yukon’s guidance document aims for risk mitigation while assuming most COVID-19 cases are symptomatic

Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon records 3 more COVID-19-related deaths

The territorial government’s dashboard shows 29 Yukoners have died due to COVID-19

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon Indigenous safety summit discusses emergency preparedness, substance use

Delegates heard how initiatives need to be community-designed, community-based and community–led

From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Family of woman found dead in 1967 expecting RCMP apology for poor investigation

Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s death ruled a “misadventure” by coroner. Family believes it was murder.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Putin naval speech highlights the Arctic; Alaskan senator plots Arctic infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid out the new naval doctrine of…

Jessica Frotten races to a first place finish in the 1500-meter para wheelchair final at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley, B.C., on June 24. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Wheelchair racer from Whitehorse competing in Commonwealth Games this week

Jessica Frotten races the 1,500-metre in Birmingham 2022 on Thursday, Aug. 4

Jessica Frotten races to a first place finish in the 1500-meter para wheelchair final at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley, B.C., on June 24. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)

Guitarist in the North: Trucks, trains and skidoos

Paul Lucas Special to the News Editor’s Note: This column is an…

  • Aug 4, 2022
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Hanley discusses tabled handgun transfer freeze at Whitehorse gun show

Hanley says he heard views from several people. Some said new rules won’t stop gun crime

Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon First Nations partner with Alkan Air, purchase medevac planes

Advantages for all with new way of doing business with First Nation development corporations

Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)