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A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

WILD school receives accreditation in the Yukon

Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs will begin Aug. 29

From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon Indigenous safety summit discusses emergency preparedness, substance use

Delegates heard how initiatives need to be community-designed, community-based and community–led

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

Putin naval speech highlights the Arctic; Alaskan senator plots Arctic infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid out the new naval doctrine of…

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon records 3 more COVID-19-related deaths

The territorial government’s dashboard shows 29 Yukoners have died due to COVID-19

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)

More than 65 Yukon children unhoused: Safe at Home Society

As of June, 65 children were on list that also included 201 households and three youth

Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)
Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

COVID-19 plan based on symptomatic spread: Yukon guidance document

Yukon’s guidance document aims for risk mitigation while assuming most COVID-19 cases are symptomatic

Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Victoria Gold goes to court seeking appeal of increased security payment

Amount held by government for reclamation and cleanup set to increase by more than $74 million

The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon government will not be announcing monkeypox case counts after confirming the territory’s first case in July. (Courtesy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Monkeypox case numbers will not be announced: Yukon government

Public Health Agency of Canada reports case numbers from across the country on its webpage

The Yukon government will not be announcing monkeypox case counts after confirming the territory’s first case in July. (Courtesy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Keno City residents pool their money to purchase fire truck

The story of Keno’s heartbreaking loss to fire will be remembered this…

Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)

Yukon coroner launching inquest into emergency shelter drug deaths

Territory continues to lead Canada in per-capita deaths. 71 per cent are First Nations citizens.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Family of woman found dead in 1967 expecting RCMP apology for poor investigation

Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s death ruled a “misadventure” by coroner. Family believes it was murder.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Whitehorse General Hospital is seen on Aug. 2, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Untimely care, delayed diagnosis resulted from COVID-19 measures: Yukon health officials

Memo states these public health measures “are not currently warranted and may be detrimental to care”

The Whitehorse General Hospital is seen on Aug. 2, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Hanley discusses tabled handgun transfer freeze at Whitehorse gun show

Hanley says he heard views from several people. Some said new rules won’t stop gun crime

Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, right, speaks with Gun and Hobby Show organizer Donovan Dewis at the show held July 23 in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A Northwestel location in Dawson City on July 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Backup telecommunications line could go live in 2024: Yukon government

$85-million project will be leased and operated for two decades by Northwestel

A Northwestel location in Dawson City on July 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon First Nations partner with Alkan Air, purchase medevac planes

Advantages for all with new way of doing business with First Nation development corporations

Alkan Air runs an airplane charter business, a local flight school and operates emergency medevac services throughout Yukon. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Moosehide gathering returns with hundreds of guests

Feasting, music and dance among the activities at first gathering near Dawson City since 2018.

Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Jessica Frotten races to a first place finish in the 1500-meter para wheelchair final at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley, B.C., on June 24. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Wheelchair racer from Whitehorse competing in Commonwealth Games this week

Jessica Frotten races the 1,500-metre in Birmingham 2022 on Thursday, Aug. 4

Jessica Frotten races to a first place finish in the 1500-meter para wheelchair final at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley, B.C., on June 24. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)