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Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Lawsuit filed by second alleged victim of sexual abuse at Hidden Valley Elementary School

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 1 on behalf of a student at the school and also includes his guardians

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Whitehorse voters go to the polls Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse candidates address voters during forums

Chamber, Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon host events leading up to Oct. 21 vote

Whitehorse voters go to the polls Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon government announces mandatory vaccination rules

Vaccination will be required for government jobs and attending non-essential services.

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Trikafta will soon be covered under the Yukon Drug Formulary. (Courtesy/Trikafta)

Coverage for cystic fibrosis medication endorsed in legislature

“This new drug has the potential to change so many people’s lives for the better.”

Trikafta will soon be covered under the Yukon Drug Formulary. (Courtesy/Trikafta)
Coun. Jocelyn Curteanu and Mayor Dan Curtis hug after Curteanu presented Curtis with a gift from council and administration to celebrate his nine years as the city’s mayor. Curtis is not running in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Coun. Jocelyn Curteanu and Mayor Dan Curtis hug after Curteanu presented Curtis with a gift from council and administration to celebrate his nine years as the city’s mayor. Curtis is not running in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Cam Kos is seeking a seat on Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)

Cam Kos wants to be a voice for residents on city council

Candidate says city has missed many opportunities

Cam Kos is seeking a seat on Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Jack Bowers, Lisa Snyder and Len Faber are running for mayor. (Submitted)

Three candidates on the mayoral ballot in Faro

Leonard Faber, Lisa Snyder and Jack Bowers are running for mayor.

Jack Bowers, Lisa Snyder and Len Faber are running for mayor. (Submitted)
Jocelyn Curteanu is seeking a fourth term as a Whitehorse city councillor. (Submitted)

Jocelyn Curteanu eyes fourth Whitehorse council term

Aims to use skills and experience to address city growth

Jocelyn Curteanu is seeking a fourth term as a Whitehorse city councillor. (Submitted)
Incumbent mayor Lee Bodie is facing councillor Tara Wheeler in the Carmacks election. (Submitted)

Lee Bodie, Tara Wheeler are Carmacks’ candidates for mayor

Both candidates pledge to see already-started projects through, work on housing issues

Incumbent mayor Lee Bodie is facing councillor Tara Wheeler in the Carmacks election. (Submitted)
An aerial view of the Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)

Six new COVID-19 cases reported at Victoria Gold mine site

Six new cases have been reported in the Yukon between Oct. 12…

An aerial view of the Eagle Gold Mine. (File Photo)
Smoke and Sow could soon be serving up lunches from the Frank Slim Building in Shipyards Park. Ray Magnuson, one of the restaurant co-owners, is seen at the food truck the eatery operated out of for a number of summers before moving to Porter Creek. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Smoke and Sow planning second location in Shipyards Park

Council approves first two readings of lease for Frank Slim building in Shipyards Park

Smoke and Sow could soon be serving up lunches from the Frank Slim Building in Shipyards Park. Ray Magnuson, one of the restaurant co-owners, is seen at the food truck the eatery operated out of for a number of summers before moving to Porter Creek. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
U.S. Consulate General Brent Hardt (left) at Boyle Barracks in Whitehorse on October 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
U.S. Consulate General Brent Hardt (left) at Boyle Barracks in Whitehorse on October 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Flu shots are available in the Yukon starting Oct. 12 2021. (Tara Walton/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Flu vaccine clinics open in the Yukon

Clinics for the shot are available in Whitehorse and in rural Yukon communities.

Flu shots are available in the Yukon starting Oct. 12 2021. (Tara Walton/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Michelle Christensen-Toews is running for Whitehorse city council. (Photo submitted)

Michelle Christensen-Toews seeks council seat

Would like to see more proactive city policies

Michelle Christensen-Toews is running for Whitehorse city council. (Photo submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Oct. 4 meeting

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Three candidates are running to be Whitehorse’ next mayor in the Oct. 21 election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Three candidates are running to be Whitehorse’ next mayor in the Oct. 21 election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Thomas Eckervogt (left), mayor incumbent is facing challengers Kari Johnston and Bruce Tomlin (right) in Haines Junction. (submitted/Yukon News)
Thomas Eckervogt (left), mayor incumbent is facing challengers Kari Johnston and Bruce Tomlin (right) in Haines Junction. (submitted/Yukon News)
Dave Blottner is running for Whitehorse city council.

Dave Blottner highlights priorities in council run

Candidate seeks one of six councillor positions

Dave Blottner is running for Whitehorse city council.
The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous received a government grant to help them open permanent indoor axe-throwing lanes in Whitehorse. (Black Press Files)

Indoor axe-throwing lanes coming to Whitehorse

The indoor, year-round facility will be operated by the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous received a government grant to help them open permanent indoor axe-throwing lanes in Whitehorse. (Black Press Files)