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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 18 new cases on June 24 and urged calm among parents. (Yukon News file)

Hanley urges calm among parents awaiting COVID-19 communication

Yukon records 18 new cases and 53 recoveries on June 24

The Yukon records its fourth COVID-19 death. File photo

The Yukon’s fourth COVID-19 death is announced

Another Yukoner has died from COVID. Amidst the current outbreak, Dr. Brendan Hanley encourges the unvaccinated to get their shots

This map shows the road closure and planned detour via Sixth Avenue beginning the evening of June 25 and expected to end the evening of June 26. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Section of Fourth Avenue closed June 25 to 27

The closure is need for the work to tie-in a water main as part of the Cook Street reconstruction project

A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man sentenced to nine months in jail for child pornography possession

Police found 123 child pornography images stored on computers in the home of Jason William Devine

A Whitehorse man was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography on June 18. (File Photo)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Twenty-four Yukon school attendance projects receive $150,000

Eighteen schools, school councils and First Nations governments will implement 24 projects

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Family of motorcyclist who died in crash south of Whitehorse files lawsuit

Travis Adams was one of two people killed in the July 2020 collision.

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon Government announces 103 active COVID cases, rising vaccine demand

Dr. Hanley and Premier Silver say there are no plans to reimpose restrictions

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
This map shows where Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend subdivision is planned. Council will vote on first reading of the proposed zoning June 26. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
This map shows where Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend subdivision is planned. Council will vote on first reading of the proposed zoning June 26. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces eight new COVID-19 cases for June 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon records eight new COVID-19 cases; active case count at 92

Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek a test, officials say

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces eight new COVID-19 cases for June 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

Flood warning issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks

The warning means river levels have exceeded or will exceed bankfull or flood stage imminently

A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
The City of Whitehorse has received a silver designation  for a bicycle friendly community from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Year-round maintenance of some routes was among the reasons given for the designation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Whitehorse wins silver status for bicycle infrastructure

A total of 52 communities are designated as Bicycle Friendly Communities in Canada

The City of Whitehorse has received a silver designation  for a bicycle friendly community from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Year-round maintenance of some routes was among the reasons given for the designation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Whitehorse choir performed in a cross-country choral tour that premiered June 20, as seen in this YouTube screenshot. (Screenshot/YouTube)
The Whitehorse choir performed in a cross-country choral tour that premiered June 20, as seen in this YouTube screenshot. (Screenshot/YouTube)
The Whitehorse fire department and city council members officially open the new downtown fire hall off Black Street on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Whitehorse fire department and city council members officially open the new downtown fire hall off Black Street on June 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon experiencing community spread among unvaccinated: Hanley

Territory logs 30 new cases on June 21, for a total of 68 new cases this weekend

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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A Yukon judge approved dangerous offender status for a man guilty of a string of assaults in 2020.

Yukon judge sentences dangerous offender to indefinite prison term

Herman Peter Thorn, 51, was given the sentence for 2020 assaults, history of violence

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A Yukon judge approved dangerous offender status for a man guilty of a string of assaults in 2020.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs record-high 29 new COVID-19 cases

F.H. Collins prom attendees and some Porter Creek Grade 9 students are instructed to self-isolate as community transmission sweeps through unvaccinated populations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)
Crystal Schick/ Yukon News A former residential school in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post will be demolished on June 21. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News

Lower Post residential school demolition postponed

The old residential school in Lower Post was supposed to be demolished on June 21 but the ceremony has been postponed

Crystal Schick/ Yukon News A former residential school in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post will be demolished on June 21. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News
Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24. The Yukon government is reopening the drive-thru option on June 18. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Drive-up COVID-19 testing opening June 18 in Whitehorse

The drive-up testing will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. everyday and increase testing capacity by 33 spots

Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24. The Yukon government is reopening the drive-thru option on June 18. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A presumptive COVID case was found at Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project. (file photo)

Presumptive COVID-19 case reported at mine in southeast Yukon

A rapid antigen rest found a presumptive COVID case on an incoming individual arriving at the 3Aces project

A presumptive COVID case was found at Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project. (file photo)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its June 14 meeting

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)