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Queer Yukon Society to hire healthcare navigator

Yukon Governent funds position aimed to assist healthcare access.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

The new bilingual health centre in Whitehorse will not automatically accept Yukoners on the find-a-doctor program waitlist. There is a separate application process for the clinic. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon hospitals pushing past pre-pandemic levels but not exceeding capacity: hospital corp.

Two Yukon Hospital Corporation witnesses questioned by MLAs in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee is seen on Sept. 15. McPhee says as the government works to continue implementing the Putting People First report, it is working to transform the health system to better meet the needs of Yukoners. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee is seen on Sept. 15. McPhee says as the government works to continue implementing the Putting People First report, it is working to transform the health system to better meet the needs of Yukoners. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A Yukon Court will rule if a Whitehorse Correctional Centre’s weekend inmate’s treatment violated his rights. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Weekend inmate placed in solitary confinement, 24-hour light seeks judicial review

Inmate in for short sentence was kept segregated and denied jail amenities, claim states

A Yukon Court will rule if a Whitehorse Correctional Centre’s weekend inmate’s treatment violated his rights. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
City crews work to clear snow off of city streets in February. Whitehorse city council is reviewing third quarter varience reports which show an increase in snow removal costs. (Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse anticipates $2.2M operating surplus

Whitehorse city council reviews 2022 budget reports, while contemplating 2023 spending plans

City crews work to clear snow off of city streets in February. Whitehorse city council is reviewing third quarter varience reports which show an increase in snow removal costs. (Yukon News file)
RCMP respond to a situation on Condor Road on Nov. 24. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

‘Police-involved’ shooting near Whitehorse airport leaves one man dead

Few details about event offered, police say dead man was armed with a gun

RCMP respond to a situation on Condor Road on Nov. 24. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver is seen announcing the 2021 territorial election in Whitehorse. Now the Yukon Liberal Party is laying out the rules for a leadership convention to find his replacement. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Silver signals final day as premier in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Yukon Liberal Party has unveiled leadership race rules but hasn’t set a convention date

Premier Sandy Silver is seen announcing the 2021 territorial election in Whitehorse. Now the Yukon Liberal Party is laying out the rules for a leadership convention to find his replacement. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Minister Ranj Pillai announces candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leadership

Winning Yukon Liberal Party candidate will effectively replace Premier Sandy Silver

Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)
A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)
Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon ranks last for energy efficiency in industry: report

The territory scored sixth overall compared to provinces on Efficiency Canada’s scorecard

Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

RCMP respond to Nov. 24 incident near Air North complex

Police watchdog say they are investigating shooting, connection to Air North incident not confirmed.

RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Zoning for former Macaulay Lodge site considered

Mixed-use development proposed for Riverdale property

The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court has passed judgement on a lawsuit over cracking concrete panels on the runway apron at Whitehorse’s airport. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon court splits responsibility for botched airport pavement job

Half of responsibility placed on Tetra Tech, Norcope Enterprises on hook for $2.36 million

The Yukon Supreme Court has passed judgement on a lawsuit over cracking concrete panels on the runway apron at Whitehorse’s airport. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government eyes permanent sick leave program

Yukon NDP is pushing the Liberal government to implement panel recommendations on long-term plan

Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)

Yukon contractor to take over care of Wolverine Mine, court hears closure plan coming

Orders in bankruptcy process for Yukon Zinc Corp. granted by Yukon Supreme Court.

Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)
Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)

Yukon government shares state of environment

Report contains monitoring data related to air, water, land, fish and wildlife.

Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)

Pauline Frost wins tight Vuntut Gwitchin election, results going to recount

Preliminary results show Pauline Frost received the most votes in her favour

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)
Annie Lake Trucking owners Trevor Hunziker, left, and Richard Hunziker were recently court ordered out of the gravel pit at Ear Lake the company has leased from the City of Whitehorse. The Hunzikers say they aren’t ready to leave. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Annie Lake Trucking owners Trevor Hunziker, left, and Richard Hunziker were recently court ordered out of the gravel pit at Ear Lake the company has leased from the City of Whitehorse. The Hunzikers say they aren’t ready to leave. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)