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Candles are held by mourners at a vigil honouring Stallion Smarch and Faith Papineau on May 14, 2019. The driver in the crash that killed them was sentenced this week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Two-and-a-half year sentence for intoxicated driver in May 2019 crash that killed two

Court hears of damage done by crash, words of forgiveness from dead teen’s family.

Candles are held by mourners at a vigil honouring Stallion Smarch and Faith Papineau on May 14, 2019. The driver in the crash that killed them was sentenced this week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Group lodging has been set up at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse in anticipation of accepting people evacauted due to flooding elsewhere in the territory. (submitted)

Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre prepared to lodge evacuees

Evacuees can preregister by calling 867-332-7367.

Group lodging has been set up at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse in anticipation of accepting people evacauted due to flooding elsewhere in the territory. (submitted)
Rendering of the White River First Nation’s new community centre which is under construction this summer. (Screenshot/Facebook)
Rendering of the White River First Nation’s new community centre which is under construction this summer. (Screenshot/Facebook)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its June…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A rendering of the new headquarters for Northwestel set to be built on Kwanlin Dün First Nation settlement land on Quartz Road. (Courtesy Northwestel)

New headquarters planned for Northwestel

Three story structure will be built on KDFN land on Quartz Road

A rendering of the new headquarters for Northwestel set to be built on Kwanlin Dün First Nation settlement land on Quartz Road. (Courtesy Northwestel)
Emergency services respond to an incident at the Whitehorse shelter on May 20, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Emergency services respond to an incident at the Whitehorse shelter on May 20, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A boil water advisory is in effect for private well users in the Village of Carmacks and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Flooding prompts boil water advisory for private well users in Carmacks area

Yukon government says precautionary measure being taken as result of high water levels

A boil water advisory is in effect for private well users in the Village of Carmacks and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Barriers closing off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy will be removed to allow traffic through on June 17. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

Robert Service Way reopening tomorrow morning

Barriers will be removed for traffic June 17

Barriers closing off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy will be removed to allow traffic through on June 17. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
Health centres in Carcross and Ross River are experiencing temporarily reduced service that the Yukon government attributes to staffing shortages being felt in the territory and around the world. (Public Health Insider/Courtesy)

Nurses need a break, Yukon government says

Data suggests number of nurses dropped from last year; registrar calls comparison ‘a little misleading’

Health centres in Carcross and Ross River are experiencing temporarily reduced service that the Yukon government attributes to staffing shortages being felt in the territory and around the world. (Public Health Insider/Courtesy)
The law courts in Whitehorse. (Yukon News files)
The law courts in Whitehorse. (Yukon News files)
Lewes Boulevard apartments seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

186 disputes between tenants, landlords dealt with last year in Yukon

Frustrations surface during recent rental housing 101 seminar at Whitehorse Public Library

Lewes Boulevard apartments seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
While Yukon Energy’s Aishihik hydro plant experienced a surge in flows, the Whitehorse power plant, seen on May 17, 2022, has recently appeared to have relatively low water levels. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon Energy identifies root cause in outages that affected thousands

More than 6,000 customers lost power June 9 as result of the issue

While Yukon Energy’s Aishihik hydro plant experienced a surge in flows, the Whitehorse power plant, seen on May 17, 2022, has recently appeared to have relatively low water levels. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Trees and debris floating down the Yukon River near Big Salmon checkpoint at midnight June 23 after the Yukon River Quest 2021 was cancelled. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Trees and debris floating down the Yukon River near Big Salmon checkpoint at midnight June 23 after the Yukon River Quest 2021 was cancelled. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A fox passes the sandbag berm set up on the shores of Teslin Lake in preparation for rising flood waters. (Lisa Dewhurst/Submitted)

Teslin under flood warning after months of preparation, mayor says

Permanent berm project planned with Teslin Tlingit Council partially complete

A fox passes the sandbag berm set up on the shores of Teslin Lake in preparation for rising flood waters. (Lisa Dewhurst/Submitted)
The new sheet piling wall along Robert Service Way has been built and construction of an earth berm behind it continues with the road expected to reopen later this week. (City of Whitehorse)
The new sheet piling wall along Robert Service Way has been built and construction of an earth berm behind it continues with the road expected to reopen later this week. (City of Whitehorse)
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is asking Yukoners and other residents of the Far North to submit comments on Internet and home phone services. (Black Press Media files)

CRTC seeking comment on Internet, phone services in Far North

Yukoners can submit their thoughts online, in writing or by fax

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is asking Yukoners and other residents of the Far North to submit comments on Internet and home phone services. (Black Press Media files)
The health centres in Carcross and Ross River are currently experiencing temporary service reductions, the Yukon government said in a June 10 statement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)

Two Yukon rural health centres experiencing service disruptions

Carcross centre will be open for emergencies only; Ross River centre will be closed until next week

The health centres in Carcross and Ross River are currently experiencing temporary service reductions, the Yukon government said in a June 10 statement. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
Crews sandbagging in Ross River on June 9. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)
Crews sandbagging in Ross River on June 9. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Welcoming back the public The doors are open and the public is…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse General Hospital. (Yukon News file)

Electricity issues see WGH postpone elective surgeries

Hospital continues to operate with some areas on backup power

Whitehorse General Hospital. (Yukon News file)