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Yukon government sign seen on April 26. The Yukon NDP is not impressed with the outcome of a vote on proposed changes to the <em>Oil and Gas Act</em> in the Yukon legislature on Nov. 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon MLAs vote down bill reinstating First Nations consent to oil and gas activity

Bill 306 proposed to bring back part of Oil and Gas Act rescinded by former governing Yukon Party

Yukon government sign seen on April 26. The Yukon NDP is not impressed with the outcome of a vote on proposed changes to the <em>Oil and Gas Act</em> in the Yukon legislature on Nov. 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Adrian Green was reported missing on Nov. 1. (RCMP image)

Police seek man missing since Nov. 1

Adrian Green was last seen on Oct. 30 and reported missing two days later.

Adrian Green was reported missing on Nov. 1. (RCMP image)
A Yukon Energy Corporation facility in Whitehorse pictured on April 9. The Yukon Utilities Board has reviewed the electricity purchase agreement between Yukon Energy Corporation and Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Atlin hydro expansion project could result in electricity rate hike: Yukon Utilities Board

Yukon Party drilled down on board’s report in Yukon Legislative Assembly this week

A Yukon Energy Corporation facility in Whitehorse pictured on April 9. The Yukon Utilities Board has reviewed the electricity purchase agreement between Yukon Energy Corporation and Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
NDP MLA Emily Tredger hands off a homemade sign that reads, “Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” to a family during the Pride march in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. Tredger is pleased the Yukon Legislative Assembly will be adopting gender-inclusive forms of address. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Legislative Assembly adopts gender-inclusive ways of addressing members

MLA Emily Tredger struggled with choosing how to be identified in the House under binary terms

NDP MLA Emily Tredger hands off a homemade sign that reads, “Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” to a family during the Pride march in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. Tredger is pleased the Yukon Legislative Assembly will be adopting gender-inclusive forms of address. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. 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)

Rezoning recommended for Ta’an housing plans

Whitehorse city council considered the rezone on Nov. 7

These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. 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)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn says the Better Buildings program will provide property owners throughout the territory with support to make energy retrofits to their buildings. Whitehorse city council will vote Nov. 14 whether to offer the program in the city. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn says the Better Buildings program will provide property owners throughout the territory with support to make energy retrofits to their buildings. Whitehorse city council will vote Nov. 14 whether to offer the program in the city. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)

First trustees elected to Yukon’s First Nation School Board

219 valid votes were cast for the First Nation School Board

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)
A police officer places evidence markers on the Alaska Highway near the blue bridge at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on July 5, 2020. A 43-year-old motorcycle rider from Whitehorse and a 47-year-old car passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)

Driver in fatal 2020 collision on Alaska Highway near Whitehorse pleads guilty

Court documents state that Devin Edmiston was not licensed to drive when his overtake caused crash

A police officer places evidence markers on the Alaska Highway near the blue bridge at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on July 5, 2020. A 43-year-old motorcycle rider from Whitehorse and a 47-year-old car passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)
Environment Minister Nils Clarke is seen speaking with reporters in 2021 about the COP26 climate change conference. The Yukon will be sending a delegation to COP27 in Egypt. (Yukon News file)
Environment Minister Nils Clarke is seen speaking with reporters in 2021 about the COP26 climate change conference. The Yukon will be sending a delegation to COP27 in Egypt. (Yukon News file)
A peek inside the temporary location of Centre de Santé Constellation Health Centre, the Yukon’s new bilingual health centre, on Nov. 4, 2022. The clinic opens to clients on Nov. 7. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

New bilingual clinic in Whitehorse expects to take on 2,500 clients

Still no doctors hired to work at Centre de Santé Constellation Health Centre

A peek inside the temporary location of Centre de Santé Constellation Health Centre, the Yukon’s new bilingual health centre, on Nov. 4, 2022. The clinic opens to clients on Nov. 7. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A survey on “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) opened on Nov. 1. (Emmet/Pexels)

Yukon surveys producer responsibility for waste

All three Yukon political parties agree on one thing: public engagement

A survey on “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) opened on Nov. 1. (Emmet/Pexels)
Signs along the North Klondike Highway show the City of Whitehorse’ sister city relationships with Ushiku, Japan; Juneau, Alaska; and Lancieux, France. The Japan Fest event on Nov. 5 will celebrate Whitehorse’ relationship with Ushiku. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse this week: Japan Fest, smashing pumpkins, Remembrance Day

A look at happenings around Whitehorse. Japan Fest The City of Whitehorse…

Signs along the North Klondike Highway show the City of Whitehorse’ sister city relationships with Ushiku, Japan; Juneau, Alaska; and Lancieux, France. The Japan Fest event on Nov. 5 will celebrate Whitehorse’ relationship with Ushiku. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
An Elections Yukon sign outside the Yukon legislature on Oct. 31 reads, “Vote”. Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon and the First Nation School Board are holding elections for trustee positions. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

12 candidates running for Yukon’s First Nation School Board trustee positions

Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon has six names on the ballot

An Elections Yukon sign outside the Yukon legislature on Oct. 31 reads, “Vote”. Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon and the First Nation School Board are holding elections for trustee positions. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)

Cost of average Yukon house rises to $700K

The price of houses, condos and duplexes all broke records

Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)
On Nov. 3, the Yukon Territorial Court sentenced a man for a 2021 arson that seriously injured three people. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

N.W.T. man sentenced for 2021 Ryder Apartment fire in Whitehorse

Three people were seriously injured when Zander Sydney-Firth intentionally torched an apartment unit

On Nov. 3, the Yukon Territorial Court sentenced a man for a 2021 arson that seriously injured three people. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9. The Atlin hydro power expansion project, which will provide power to the Yukon, is facing a funding gap in the tens of millions of dollars. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Ballooning Atlin hydro power project price faces funding gap

Project cost has bloated to at least $310 million in the last year

Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9. The Atlin hydro power expansion project, which will provide power to the Yukon, is facing a funding gap in the tens of millions of dollars. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A fuel tank is lightly covered in snow outside a Whitehorse apartment building on Nov. 4. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Party resurges call to exempt home heating fuel from carbon tax

Stats show residential fuel prices have risen in communities across the territory

A fuel tank is lightly covered in snow outside a Whitehorse apartment building on Nov. 4. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon RCMP and the Yukon government have announced the launch of a new mobile crisis response to help address mental health crisis. (Black Press file photo)
Yukon RCMP and the Yukon government have announced the launch of a new mobile crisis response to help address mental health crisis. (Black Press file photo)
An Air North Boeing 737 stops in Yellowknife before heading for Toronto on Tuesday, May 10. (Ian Down/NNSL File Photo)

Air North reinstates change and cancellation fees

Fees waived due to COVID pandemic now reinstated.

An Air North Boeing 737 stops in Yellowknife before heading for Toronto on Tuesday, May 10. (Ian Down/NNSL File Photo)
A cruise ship is seen at the Skagway cruise terminal on Sept. 10. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Yukon’s Minto mine risks losing out on Skagway ore terminal

The ore terminal that the mine relies on could be headed for demolishment by spring 2023

A cruise ship is seen at the Skagway cruise terminal on Sept. 10. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)