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Large quantities of a substance believed to be cocaine, a large amount of cash, several cells phones and a vehicle were all seized after RCMP searched a Whistle Bend home on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

Seven arrested after drug trafficking search

RCMP seized drugs, money from Whistle Bend residence on Jan. 6

Large quantities of a substance believed to be cocaine, a large amount of cash, several cells phones and a vehicle were all seized after RCMP searched a Whistle Bend home on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
A Whitehorse woman has filed a petition claiming the section of the <em>Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act</em> that spurred her eviction violates the <em>Charter of Rights and </em><em>Freedoms</em>. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse woman evicted via SCAN Act files legal challenge

Celia Wright was given five days notice to move her family of eight children

A Whitehorse woman has filed a petition claiming the section of the <em>Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act</em> that spurred her eviction violates the <em>Charter of Rights and </em><em>Freedoms</em>. (Yukon News file)
A 22-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder following the death of a 38-year-old man at the Mayo Health Centre. (Black Press file)

22-year-old Mayo man charged with second degree murder

Daniel Cashaback-Myra will appear in Territorial Court on Jan. 27.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder following the death of a 38-year-old man at the Mayo Health Centre. (Black Press file)
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The 16-foot birch bark canoe David Johnny Sr. built from scratch using locally foraged birch, spruce and bear grease. Johnny said the process of building the canoe brought back memories of his childhood living off the land. (Submitted)

‘You’ve got to be prepared’: former chief constructs birch bark canoe

David Johnny Sr. is reclaiming self-sufficiency and traditional craftsmanship

The 16-foot birch bark canoe David Johnny Sr. built from scratch using locally foraged birch, spruce and bear grease. Johnny said the process of building the canoe brought back memories of his childhood living off the land. (Submitted)
Fire damage, photographed on Jan. 11, to a downtown apartment building which occurred late in the evening on Jan. 8. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Arrest made following Friday arson

A man has been charged with arson after a Friday night fire…

Fire damage, photographed on Jan. 11, to a downtown apartment building which occurred late in the evening on Jan. 8. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors, Esau Schafer and Katriel Villacorta, have resigned, triggering a byelection. (Yukon News file)

UPDATE: VGFN announces byelection date

Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors have resigned, triggering a byelection. In…

Two Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation councillors, Esau Schafer and Katriel Villacorta, have resigned, triggering a byelection. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The Government of Yukon Main Administration Building in Whitehorse on Aug. 21, 2020. The Yukon government is looking for feedback on its newly released draft of its creative and cultural industries 10-year strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon government seeks feedback on plan to advance creative industries

The Yukon government released a draft of its creative and cultural industries…

The Government of Yukon Main Administration Building in Whitehorse on Aug. 21, 2020. The Yukon government is looking for feedback on its newly released draft of its creative and cultural industries 10-year strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a growing trend of vehicle break-and-enters in the Kopper King area. (Black Press file)

Series of break-and-enters in Kopper King area

Series of break-and-enters in Kopper King area Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a…

Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a growing trend of vehicle break-and-enters in the Kopper King area. (Black Press file)
Signage near the newly opened Dawson City ice bridge. (Sandy Silver/Facebook)

Dawson City ice bridge opens

The Dawson ice bridge has opened. In a Jan. 6 social media…

Signage near the newly opened Dawson City ice bridge. (Sandy Silver/Facebook)
An aerial view shows the footprint of a test well drilled in the mid-1980’s on land owned by the Kaktovik Native village corporation within the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During its sale of land on Jan. 6, the U.S. government only garnered bids for half of the 22 tracts that were listed as available in the refuge’s coastal plain. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

First lease sale for ANWR takes place in Alaska with limited interest

A U.S. lawsuit against the decision to allow the sales is ongoing.

An aerial view shows the footprint of a test well drilled in the mid-1980’s on land owned by the Kaktovik Native village corporation within the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During its sale of land on Jan. 6, the U.S. government only garnered bids for half of the 22 tracts that were listed as available in the refuge’s coastal plain. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of thousands of dollars of property from Cobalt Construction on the evenings of Dec. 28, 29, and 30. They were operating a stolen Toyota Camry, which was beige in colour with the license plate HML66. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

RCMP seeking three suspects after burglary

Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of…

Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of thousands of dollars of property from Cobalt Construction on the evenings of Dec. 28, 29, and 30. They were operating a stolen Toyota Camry, which was beige in colour with the license plate HML66. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
A city bus heads up Lazulite Drive in Whitehorse on Oct. 1, 2020. A new Whitehorse transit schedule is anticipated to come into effect this year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A city bus heads up Lazulite Drive in Whitehorse on Oct. 1, 2020. A new Whitehorse transit schedule is anticipated to come into effect this year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A plastic bag clings to the branches of a small tree in the ditch along Mountain View Drive in Whitehorse on May 2, 2019. The Yukon government is seeking the public’s opinion on implementing a single-use shopping bag ban. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Input sought on single-use bag ban implementation

The Yukon government is seeking the public’s opinion on implementing a single-use…

A plastic bag clings to the branches of a small tree in the ditch along Mountain View Drive in Whitehorse on May 2, 2019. The Yukon government is seeking the public’s opinion on implementing a single-use shopping bag ban. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Trophy Stone Outfitting Limited and one of its supervisors have been fined $46,000 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after the death of an employee in Jan. 2019. (Yukon News file)

Yukon outfitter fined for violations after death of employee

Trophy Stone Outfitting pleaded guilty under the OHSA after the 2019 death of an employee

Trophy Stone Outfitting Limited and one of its supervisors have been fined $46,000 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after the death of an employee in Jan. 2019. (Yukon News file)
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on Jan. 5, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Yukon government has revealed the timeline for when residents of the territory will be vaccinated. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Access to COVID-19 vaccine for Whitehorse general public planned for early February

Nine new cases have been confirmed and 48 people have been asked to self-isolate

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on Jan. 5, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Yukon government has revealed the timeline for when residents of the territory will be vaccinated. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Nominations open for Volunteer of the Year

The City of Whitehorse is calling on Yukoners to nominate exceptional residents…

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The office space at 151 Industrial Road in Marwell where Whitehorse city council is considering a lease. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Council contemplates conditional use

Proposed office space needs conditional use approval

The office space at 151 Industrial Road in Marwell where Whitehorse city council is considering a lease. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
According to a RCMP press release, police attended a residence in Takhini Trailer Court on Jan. 1 where they arrested David Moss, 41, and Tyler Thorlakson, 20. (Black Press file)

Men arrested after call to residence

Two men were arrested on Jan. 1 at the Takhini Trailer Court,…

According to a RCMP press release, police attended a residence in Takhini Trailer Court on Jan. 1 where they arrested David Moss, 41, and Tyler Thorlakson, 20. (Black Press file)
Liz Hanson announces her resignation as Yukon NDP party leader in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. The former leader and current Whitehorse Centre MLA said she won’t run in the next election for Whitehorse Centre after a decade in legislative politics. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Liz Hanson announces her resignation as Yukon NDP party leader in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. The former leader and current Whitehorse Centre MLA said she won’t run in the next election for Whitehorse Centre after a decade in legislative politics. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)