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Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

First Nation language library launched

National Aboriginal Language Day celebrated

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Another case of COVID for territory

Patient will remain Outside until no longer infectious

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Pelly-Nisutlin

Two hometown Teslin candidates are facing off for the eastern rural riding

NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Assembly of First Nations Yukon regional chief Kluane Adamek issued a statement on March 25 addressing the Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon pricing.

Kluane Adamek addresses ruling on carbon pricing, emphasizes Indigenous autonomy

Adamek is the chair of the Assembly of First Nations’ Advisory Committee on Climate Action

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Assembly of First Nations Yukon regional chief Kluane Adamek issued a statement on March 25 addressing the Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon pricing.
Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, issued a Poverty Report Card on March 26. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Rent freeze, minimum wage increase proposed by Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

YAPC’s 2020 Poverty Report Card made 10 recommendations for tackling poverty in the Yukon

Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, issued a Poverty Report Card on March 26. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Campaign materials from the three parties. The election period for the 2021 territorial election is now halfway done. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Debates planned for week prior to election

There are several all-candidates debates and riding-specific forums

Campaign materials from the three parties. The election period for the 2021 territorial election is now halfway done. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)

YESAB deadlocked in tie vote over Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

YESAB’s original approval of the project will be returned to Yukon and federal governments

The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.

Residents asked to avoid ice on Schwatka Lake

Lake levels being lowered, Yukon Energy says

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Stop Asian Hate memorial held in downtown Whitehorse

Organizers led a march from the United Church to the totem pole on Front Street

A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Representatives from Ketza Construction and Yukon University announce the opening of Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop on March 29. From left to right: Joe Densmore, Ernie Prokopchuk, Maggie Matear, Jeff Wolosewich, Peter Densmore. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Ketza Construction donates $250,000 to Yukon University

Yukon University’s carpentry training space has been renamed the Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop

Representatives from Ketza Construction and Yukon University announce the opening of Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop on March 29. From left to right: Joe Densmore, Ernie Prokopchuk, Maggie Matear, Jeff Wolosewich, Peter Densmore. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Fire chief Jason Everitt poses for a photo at the Public Service Building in Whitehorse on October 2, 2020. A fire service review is underway. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Fire service review underway

Residents asked to complete survey by April 5

Fire chief Jason Everitt poses for a photo at the Public Service Building in Whitehorse on October 2, 2020. A fire service review is underway. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Porter Creek South candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Chad Sjodin for the Yukon Party, Colette Acheson for the NDP and Ranj Pillai for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek South

The Porter Creek South riding encompasses the Porter Creek neighbourhood south of…

Porter Creek South candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Chad Sjodin for the Yukon Party, Colette Acheson for the NDP and Ranj Pillai for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)
Yukon Heli Ski campers and staff were escorted through the avalanche zone on the South Klondike Highway on March 30. (Submitted/Naomi Danaway)

Youth safely returned from camp after avalanche highway closure

Campers returned home one day late due to road closures

Yukon Heli Ski campers and staff were escorted through the avalanche zone on the South Klondike Highway on March 30. (Submitted/Naomi Danaway)
Duka Environmental Services Ltd. staff ready a helicopter for its aerial larvicide program. Duka will begin mosquito control programs throughout the Yukon in April and continue through the summer. (Submitted/Duka Environmental Services)

Preparing for battle

Mosquito treatment program will get underway in April

Duka Environmental Services Ltd. staff ready a helicopter for its aerial larvicide program. Duka will begin mosquito control programs throughout the Yukon in April and continue through the summer. (Submitted/Duka Environmental Services)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27. Hanley opened a March 31 press conference about COVID by saying he had good news, despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in the South. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

High school students will return to full-time classes April 19

“I know that this year has been extremely challenging for our students.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27. Hanley opened a March 31 press conference about COVID by saying he had good news, despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in the South. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Porter Creek Centre candidates for the territorial election from the left, Paolo Gallina for the Liberals, Shonagh McCrindle for the NDP and Yvonne Clarke for the Yukon Party. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek Centre

Porter Creek Centre encompasses Whistle Bend and the eastern section of the…

Porter Creek Centre candidates for the territorial election from the left, Paolo Gallina for the Liberals, Shonagh McCrindle for the NDP and Yvonne Clarke for the Yukon Party. (Submitted photos)
Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek North

New and familiar names are facing off in a Yukon Party stronghold

Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)
Kalin Pallett moderated the Vote Wild debate on environmental issues from his home on March 27. (Mark Kelly/CPAWS)

VoteWild debate queries green plans

The environmental issues debate didn’t get too wild

Kalin Pallett moderated the Vote Wild debate on environmental issues from his home on March 27. (Mark Kelly/CPAWS)
Klondike riding territorial election candidates in alphabetical order from left, Charlie Dagostin for the Yukon Party, Chris Clark for the NDP, and Sandy Silver for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in the Klondike

Located in the central-western part of the territory, the Klondike riding includes…

Klondike riding territorial election candidates in alphabetical order from left, Charlie Dagostin for the Yukon Party, Chris Clark for the NDP, and Sandy Silver for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)