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The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon community health centres rack up 100 days of reduced services in last year: data

Carcross Health Centre has seen a total of 60 days of reduced services

The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)
Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)
The Tagish River. (Wayne Towriss, Yukon Geographical/Yukon News Files)

Protection plan for Tagish River unveiled after years of preparation

History, science and public input all considered in protection of river.

The Tagish River. (Wayne Towriss, Yukon Geographical/Yukon News Files)
Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s electoral reform probe gauging interest in citizens’ assemblies

Special committee on electoral reform gets extension to get more input

Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)

Whitehorse schools using surveillance cameras violates the privacy act: commissioner

The commissioner issued an investigation into video surveillance in seven schools

Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)
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 bracing for respiratory illness surge: CMOH

Dr. Sudit Ranade sheds light on rationale behind decisions

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)
A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Internet extended to 2023 for rural Yukoners

A Yukon government release notes users will need to switch to a new provider after Sept. 30, 2023

A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dawson City area conservation officers are seeking information about boned moose meat that was dumped. (Yukon Conservation Officer Service Photo)
Dawson City area conservation officers are seeking information about boned moose meat that was dumped. (Yukon Conservation Officer Service Photo)
Northern Community Land Trust executive director Mark Wickham, left, discusses plans for the community land trust housing project during an open house held at Yukonstruct on Nov. 14. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Plan to bring ‘permanently affordable housing’ to the Yukon unveiled

Thirty-two unit building with variety of appartment sizes proposed.

Northern Community Land Trust executive director Mark Wickham, left, discusses plans for the community land trust housing project during an open house held at Yukonstruct on Nov. 14. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)
Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon MLAs pass new Animal Protection and Control Act

The Liberals and NDP voted in favour while the Yukon Party voted against the new Act

Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse proposes $58M capital plan

Infrastructure work, operations building expansion and more outlined in spending plan

Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)
A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)
Inside a classroom at École Selkirk Elementary School on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s Education department follows inspection report’s orders

Yukon Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board report shows department was failing to meet legislation

Inside a classroom at École Selkirk Elementary School on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at Whitehorse City Hall

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released new population estimates for the territory. (Yukon Bureau of Statistics image)

The Yukon’s population rises past 43,000

Population estimate now sits at 43,964, increase of 774 last year

The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released new population estimates for the territory. (Yukon Bureau of Statistics image)
B.C. Supreme Court denied an application to end a slander suit against the Yukon government and former chief mine engineer Paul Christman. (File photo)

Golden Predator defamation lawsuit will not be dismissed: B.C. court

Suit from last year found valid by B.C. Supreme Court

B.C. Supreme Court denied an application to end a slander suit against the Yukon government and former chief mine engineer Paul Christman. (File photo)
Megan Waterman, centre, receives an award for her meat- and egg-producing Lastraw ranch. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Two Klondike farms awarded for boosting food security, innovation

Fruit growers and livestock raisers recognized for their work

Megan Waterman, centre, receives an award for her meat- and egg-producing Lastraw ranch. (Courtesy/Yukon government)