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Current CMOH Brendan Hanley, on leave, enters the MacBride Museum to applause in downtown Whitehorse on Sept. 20, after poll returns indicate he will be the next member of parliament for the Yukon. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

The Yukon’s chief medical officer has been elected to federal office. Now what?

Current CMOH Brendan Hanley is leaving the position after a successful run to become Yukon’s member of parliament

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon RCMP give winter driving tips to safely navigate icy and snowy roads

‘It’s once again time to shift into winter driving,’ says Inspector Rob Nason of the Yukon RCMP

Willow Gamberg, owner of Road Dog Music Supply, stands out front of her business after reopening on Sept. 21. The store was broken into on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Road Dogs Music Supply owner Willow Gamberg ‘overwhelmed’ by community support after break-in

The thief or thieves took upward of $5,000 worth of equipment including several guitars

Some Northwestel DSL customers can expect disruptions overnight on Sept. 22. (Yukon News file)

Northwestel upgrades to disrupt internet tonight

As Northwestel continues to make improvements to its DSL network, some service…

Some Northwestel DSL customers can expect disruptions overnight on Sept. 22. (Yukon News file)
Brendan Hanley is seen with Mike Pemberton, a Yukon Liberal Party director, at MacBride Museum shortly after the final polling stations reported a Liberal win for the Yukon MP seat. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Hanley wins Yukon seat for the Liberals

The former chief medical officer leads the polls by more than 1,000 votes before special ballots

Brendan Hanley is seen with Mike Pemberton, a Yukon Liberal Party director, at MacBride Museum shortly after the final polling stations reported a Liberal win for the Yukon MP seat. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Finding Peace monument along the riverfront in Whitehorse near Rotary Park commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and two-spirit plus. A public ceremony for the peace was held Sept. 17, following the unveiling during a private ceremony for families Sept. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Monument honouring MMIWG unveiled

Finding Peace unveiled along Whitehorse waterfront

The Finding Peace monument along the riverfront in Whitehorse near Rotary Park commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and two-spirit plus. A public ceremony for the peace was held Sept. 17, following the unveiling during a private ceremony for families Sept. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at what the City of Whitehorse will be doing in…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Ember Academy sparks for seventh year

The 2021 Ember Fire Academy took place Sept. 6 to 11 at…

Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The annual United Way breakfast is a popular event. This year’s breakfast will be hosted as a drive-thru on Sept. 24 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. (Yukon News file)

United Way breakfast will be held at Mount McIntyre on Sept. 24

The United Way Yukon’s annual breakfast will see a change of venue…

The annual United Way breakfast is a popular event. This year’s breakfast will be hosted as a drive-thru on Sept. 24 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. (Yukon News file)
People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukoners lobby for basic income at Whitehorse Healing Totem

‘Its time is now,’ said Yukon senator Pat Duncan

People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)

Yukon’s federal candidates respond to Queer Yukon survey

Candidates gave many different responses, said Queer Yukon president Mona Luxion

Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)
Schwatka Lake. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Yukon summer had above-average temperatures, normal precipitation: meteorologist

Summer temperatures above normal, winter temperatures, precipitation yet to be determined

Schwatka Lake. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency lifted in Southern Lakes, Lake Laberge

Water levels continue to drop and are well below peak 2007 levels

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)

Yukoners hear from all five candidates during election forum

Vaccination, housing, electoral reform among issues discussed

Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)
Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the NDP’s Lisa Vollans-Leduc

Lisa Vollans-Leduc says she started a lifetime of activism in Grade 8,…

Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates: the Green Party’s Lenore Morris

Lenore Morris is the returning candidate for the Yukon Greens after she…

Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)
Yukon’s federal election candidates are seen from left to right: Brendan Hanley for the Liberals; Barbara Dunlop for the Conservatives; Lisa Vollans-Leduc for the NDP; and Jonas Smith as an independent.

Meet the 2021 federal election candidates in the Yukon

Read profiles of all five candidates before voting on Sept. 20

Yukon’s federal election candidates are seen from left to right: Brendan Hanley for the Liberals; Barbara Dunlop for the Conservatives; Lisa Vollans-Leduc for the NDP; and Jonas Smith as an independent.
Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Conservative’s Barbara Dunlop

Conservative voters in the Yukon aren’t usually worried about vote-splitting, but due…

Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Liberal’s Brendan Hanley

After losing long-time Liberal MP Larry Bagnell to retirement, the federal Liberals…

Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)