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Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.

Online cannabis sales coming to Yukon

Right now only the official government store can do so.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.
Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates in Yukon’s rural municipalities

The extended nomination period for positions on one municipal council and on…

Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)
From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)

Meet Whitehorse’s municipal candidates

Three candidates look to become the city’s next mayor; 17 want to be councillors

From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)
Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Former Minto Mine manager alleges discrimination, wrongful dismissal in lawsuit

Allegations of racism, unlawful use of intellectual property included in lawsuit.

Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government suing over Whitehorse’s purple cabin

The government is suing to get the cabin’s owner and his tenant off the property.

The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)

Yukon unions seeking more details on mandatory vaccine policy

“Now you’ve got an entire workforce that has no idea what those ramifications are.”

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)
On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)

Whitehorse RCMP make two arrests relating to downtown property crime offences

Kyle McCormick, Lacey Scarff were arrested for offences relating to downtime property crimes

On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)
A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)

Yukoners warned to stay bear-aware after grizzly attack in Ibex Valley

“It was the classic case of a defensive bear,” says Jim Welsh

A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

New public exposures released; second case at Whitehorse Elementary

Three new public exposures have been released, in addition to advice for…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Residents of the Chilkoot Trail Inn had to leave the building as smoke could be seen billowing from a second-floor unit on Monday Oct. 18. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Fire at Chilkoot Trail Inn causes evacuation, closed road

Firefighters had to enter the burning unit using a ladder.

Residents of the Chilkoot Trail Inn had to leave the building as smoke could be seen billowing from a second-floor unit on Monday Oct. 18. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Stephen Johnson, Bill Kendrick, Xen Van Nostrand and Kevin Mendelsohn. (Clockwise from top left)

Four candidates vie for mayorship in Dawson

With the retirement of the Dawson City’s three-term mayor, Wayne Potoroka, the…

Stephen Johnson, Bill Kendrick, Xen Van Nostrand and Kevin Mendelsohn. (Clockwise from top left)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

Where to vote in Whitehorse on Oct. 21

Voters heading to the polls to cast their ballots for the next…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Justin Brown, left, and incumbent mayor Christopher Irvin are seeking the Mayor’s chair in Watson Lake. (Images Submitted)

Candidates agree housing is first task for Watson Lake’s next mayor

The mayoral race is between incumbent Christopher Irvin and Justin Brown, also a former mayor.

Justin Brown, left, and incumbent mayor Christopher Irvin are seeking the Mayor’s chair in Watson Lake. (Images Submitted)
Michelle Friesen is running for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Michelle Friesen is running for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Harrison Holt takes a picture of the New Alaska Marine Highway ferry Tazlina at the Juneau terminal on April 24, 2019. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Yukoners looking forward to visiting Alaska after border reopening

People crossing the border and returning to Canada will still require a negative COVID-19 test

Harrison Holt takes a picture of the New Alaska Marine Highway ferry Tazlina at the Juneau terminal on April 24, 2019. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Janna Swales is running for a Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Janna Swales is running for a Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

High water advisories end in Lake Laberge, Southern Lakes

Water levels are decreasing by three centimetres a day in the regions

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Eric DeLong stands in front of the purple cabin at the corner of 6th Ave and Lambert Street in Whitehorse on Oct. 13. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Eric DeLong stands in front of the purple cabin at the corner of 6 Ave and Lambert Street in Whitehorse on Oct. 13, 2021. The terms of the lease granted to its owner Leonard Tarka as part of the Yukon’s squatter policy, is being disputed while DeLong, Tarka’s tenant, faces eviction. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Is Whitehorse’s purple cabin in a grey area?

Tenant thinks government must renew 30-year-old “life term lease.” Notice to vacate has already been issued.

Eric DeLong stands in front of the purple cabin at the corner of 6th Ave and Lambert Street in Whitehorse on Oct. 13. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Eric DeLong stands in front of the purple cabin at the corner of 6 Ave and Lambert Street in Whitehorse on Oct. 13, 2021. The terms of the lease granted to its owner Leonard Tarka as part of the Yukon’s squatter policy, is being disputed while DeLong, Tarka’s tenant, faces eviction. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Education Minister Jeanie McLean, Premier Sandy Silver and Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee exchange glances during question period on Oct. 15. All three MLAs stood to address opposition questions about Hidden Valley. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Premier and Justice Minister rise in the House on fourth day of Hidden Valley questions

An independent review is expected to be completed by the end of January

Education Minister Jeanie McLean, Premier Sandy Silver and Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee exchange glances during question period on Oct. 15. All three MLAs stood to address opposition questions about Hidden Valley. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)