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Premier Ranj Pillai, seen on Jan. 31, is content with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s $196-billion, 10-year health-care spending proposal. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s Premier Pillai appeased by PM Trudeau’s $196-billion, 10-year health-care pitch

Canada’s premiers are weighing out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposal

Dylan Cozens has signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres worth $49.7 million. (Yukon News file)

Yukon’s Dylan Cozens signs 7-year, $49.7M deal with Buffalo Sabres

Cozens was the seventh overall pick by the NHL team in 2019

City of Whitehorse buses at downtown bus stops on Feb. 6. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Fare-free public transit ‘a long way out’ despite Yukon Liberal-NDP deal, Whitehorse mayor says

Mayor Laura Cabott says city was “surprised” by fare-free promise in extended confidence agreement

City of Whitehorse buses at downtown bus stops on Feb. 6. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Sunrise seen from Old Crow on Jan. 10. The Arctic community just experienced its warmest January on record with an average temperature of -20.7 C. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News Files)

Old Crow sees warmest January on record, temperatures elsewhere also unseasonable

Temperatures were well above the monthly averages from previous years

Sunrise seen from Old Crow on Jan. 10. The Arctic community just experienced its warmest January on record with an average temperature of -20.7 C. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News Files)
Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai

Yukon Liberal Party is ‘going in the right direction’: party president

The party held an annual general meeting and policy convention on Jan. 28

Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Case involving Yukon First Nations governance hits Canada’s highest court Feb. 7.

Cindy Dickson’s challenge to Vuntut Gwitchin election rules to be settled.

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
RCMP blocked off a portion of Fourth Avenue at Ogilvie Street on Feb. 2 as officers investigate a suspicious death in the area. Police have confirmed a homicide investigation is underway. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

RCMP investigate homicide

More details made available on Feb. 2 situation that closed part of Fourth Avenue

RCMP blocked off a portion of Fourth Avenue at Ogilvie Street on Feb. 2 as officers investigate a suspicious death in the area. Police have confirmed a homicide investigation is underway. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Yukon’s department of Tourism and Culture has been paying for CBC sponsored content. (CBC/Screenshot)

3 governments across Canada are paying for CBC sponcon: CBC

Yukon’s department of Tourism and Culture has paid for CBC sponsored content

The Yukon’s department of Tourism and Culture has been paying for CBC sponsored content. (CBC/Screenshot)
Yukon Housing Corporation office in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon Housing Corporation office in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun/Facebook)

Judge reverses government’s approval of mine exploration project north of Mayo

Work in the Beaver River watershed had been opposed by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun/Facebook)
Premier Ranj Pillai (left) and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White (right) make their way through the foyer of the Yukon legislature for a Jan. 31 press conference on the renewed confidence and supply agreement between the Liberal and NDP caucuses. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Ranj Pillai (left) and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White (right) make their way through the foyer of the Yukon legislature for a Jan. 31 press conference on the renewed confidence and supply agreement between the Liberal and NDP caucuses. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier Ranj Pillai, who is Yukon Liberal Party leader, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White shake hands after signing the renewed confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

No-cause eviction ban will send potential property-owners ‘running for the hills’: Yukon Party

Landlord association president says some Yukoners feel failed by the Yukon government

Premier Ranj Pillai, who is Yukon Liberal Party leader, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White shake hands after signing the renewed confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)

Yukon population grew by almost 600 in one year: report

September 2022 estimate has territory’s population at 44,160

The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)
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)
The Whitehorse liquor store is seen in 2020. (Yukon News file)
The Whitehorse liquor store is seen in 2020. (Yukon News file)
The former Coast High Country Inn, seen on Nov. 2, 2022, will turn into temporary housing before it gets converted into a social housing project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Former Whitehorse hotel will convert into temporary housing mid-February

Yukon government and Safe at Home Society issued a joint update on the project

The former Coast High Country Inn, seen on Nov. 2, 2022, will turn into temporary housing before it gets converted into a social housing project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai, who is also the premier, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White signed a new confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai, who is also the premier, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White signed a new confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
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)
A panorama view of Chortkiv, Ukraine. (Courtesy/International Encyclopedia of Ukraine)

City of Whitehorse considering sister city offer from Chortkiv, Ukraine

The City of Whitehorse could soon be looking at its sister city…

A panorama view of Chortkiv, Ukraine. (Courtesy/International Encyclopedia of Ukraine)