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Taxi safety will be the focus of a Whitehorse council and administrative roundtable discussion in early March. (Black Press photo)

Whitehorse council, administration roundtable will focus on taxi safety

Women’s organizations address council about the issue

An environmental services firm is suing the Liard First Nation for more than $300,000 in work and materials that allegedly went unpaid. (File Photo)

Company suing Liard First Nation for more than $300,000

Money for work and construction materials allegedly went unpaid

The opening of Diamond Tooth Gerties has been pushed back due to COVID restrictions and labour shortages. (Maura Forrest/Yukon News file)
The opening of Diamond Tooth Gerties has been pushed back due to COVID restrictions and labour shortages. (Maura Forrest/Yukon News file)
Photo of an election sign at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Sept. 20, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Electoral reform committees hear about different options for the Yukon

“It’s useful to reflect on the experiences in other jurisdictions.”

Photo of an election sign at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Sept. 20, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
At-home rapid test kits are now available for symptomatic residents in Whitehorse at the Takhini Arena. The government announced on Jan. 25 that they will be expanding access. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Schools and rural communities receiving rapid tests: Yukon government

The weekly press conference also addressed the shift away from exposure notifications for parents

At-home rapid test kits are now available for symptomatic residents in Whitehorse at the Takhini Arena. The government announced on Jan. 25 that they will be expanding access. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Duke, an RCMP dog, and his handler Cpl. Cam Long located a missing child in Whistle Bend on Jan. 23.

Yukon police dog locates missing four-year-old

Child who had wandered away while playing outside was found just over an hour after going missing.

Duke, an RCMP dog, and his handler Cpl. Cam Long located a missing child in Whistle Bend on Jan. 23.
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)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service has confirmed that three recent deaths were caused by illicit drugs including fentanyl. Another death in Carcross believed to have been caused by drugs was also reported. (File photo)

Drug-related death suspected over the weekend in Carcross

Coroner’s toxicology report confirms fentanyl involved in three deaths.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service has confirmed that three recent deaths were caused by illicit drugs including fentanyl. Another death in Carcross believed to have been caused by drugs was also reported. (File photo)
Deanna Bailey was last seen on Jan. 20 at approximately 8 a.m. in Whitehorse. Her family and police are concerned about her well-being. (RCMP Image)

Search for Deanna Bailey ongoing

Weekend search included helicopters, focused on Yukon River trails, downtown.

Deanna Bailey was last seen on Jan. 20 at approximately 8 a.m. in Whitehorse. Her family and police are concerned about her well-being. (RCMP Image)
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)
Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes pictured in a file photo from a 2021 press conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Deputy minister of education responds to criticism during audit hearing

Nicole Morgan blamed COVID-19 for delays in reforming inclusive education.

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes pictured in a file photo from a 2021 press conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for the Yukon. (File photo)

Yukon government partially complies with reccomendation to release SCAN records

Privacy commissioner’s office wanted full release of records requested by investigation subject

Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for the Yukon. (File photo)
Wood Street Ramen has temporarily shut down amid new COVID-19 restrictions but it will be serving ramen out of the Night Market on 2nd Ave. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse restaurants rolling with restrictions, staff challenges

Some restaurants are back on full hours following a COVID-related staff crunch earlier in the month.

Wood Street Ramen has temporarily shut down amid new COVID-19 restrictions but it will be serving ramen out of the Night Market on 2nd Ave. (Crystal Schick/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)
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)
People in line at an off-sales kiosk on Main Street in Whitehorse this past summer, open from 9 a.m. to midnight. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
People in line at an off-sales kiosk on Main Street in Whitehorse this past summer, open from 9 a.m. to midnight. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
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)
Deanna Bailey was last seen on Jan. 20 at approximately 8 a.m. in Whitehorse. Her family and police are concerned about her well-being. (RCMP Image)

Whitehorse RCMP seek Deanna Bailey, reported missing Jan. 20

Bailey is described as 45 year old, caucasian and standing 5’4” tall with a slim build.

Deanna Bailey was last seen on Jan. 20 at approximately 8 a.m. in Whitehorse. Her family and police are concerned about her well-being. (RCMP Image)
The Chilkoot Inn has been ordered closed by the fire department. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Code violations cause eviction of 30-plus residents from Chilkoot Trail Inn

Residents have been given eviction notices from the owner and asked to vacate by Feb. 11

The Chilkoot Inn has been ordered closed by the fire department. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)