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Crystal Schick/Yukon News Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon’s first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.

Changes coming to allow Outside travel with unvaccinated youth under 12

“We are poised for further relaxations of our restrictions in the near future.”

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon’s first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.
Ashley Russell of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation holds up an eagle feather on the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Whitehorse on May 31. Over 400 pairs of shoes were brought to the church to represent the lives of children lost to the residential school system. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

‘It’s hard to find the words’: B.C. residential school victims honoured in Whitehorse

Yukoners came together to mourn and honour the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

Ashley Russell of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation holds up an eagle feather on the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Whitehorse on May 31. Over 400 pairs of shoes were brought to the church to represent the lives of children lost to the residential school system. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Gardens owner Lorne Metropolit seen on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

How to achieve gardening success in the Yukon

The more you put in the more you will get when it comes to your garden

Yukon Gardens owner Lorne Metropolit seen on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Lorraine Netro (centre) is seen with Sophia Linklater Flather and Dana Tizya-Tramm (now chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in 2017 when they travelled from Old Crow to Washington, D.C. to speak out about the potential drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Netro has been recognized for her years of work to protect ANWR, being awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Lorraine Netro awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize

The prize has been a five-year joint project between CPAWS and WWF-Canada

Lorraine Netro (centre) is seen with Sophia Linklater Flather and Dana Tizya-Tramm (now chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in 2017 when they travelled from Old Crow to Washington, D.C. to speak out about the potential drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Netro has been recognized for her years of work to protect ANWR, being awarded the Glen Davis Conservation Prize. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The All-City Jazz Band plays at a previous Arts in the Park season in downtown Whitehorse. The summer concert and arts series begins May 31 with performances at MacBride Museum and on air at CJUC with visual artists showing off their work at Yukon Artists @ Work. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Arts In The Park kicks off May 31

The sounds of summer will return next week at MacBride Museum

The All-City Jazz Band plays at a previous Arts in the Park season in downtown Whitehorse. The summer concert and arts series begins May 31 with performances at MacBride Museum and on air at CJUC with visual artists showing off their work at Yukon Artists @ Work. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Ranj Pillai, minister of economic development, during a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

New subsidized affordable housing projects announced across the territory

The government says the new projects will create 102 new units

Ranj Pillai, minister of economic development, during a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
View of Dawson City.

New proposal submitted to make Tr’ondëk-Klondike region a world heritage site

The proposal focuses on the impact of colonialization before and after the Gold Rush

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
View of Dawson City.
Selena Savage plays trombone the All City Band’s Sounds of Spring concert at Shipyards Park on May 25. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Selena Savage plays trombone the All City Band’s Sounds of Spring concert at Shipyards Park on May 25. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. Whitehorse city council has passed a bylaw to allow pop-up patios in parking spaces. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Pop-up patio season is coming to Whitehorse

Council approves bylaw allowing for street patios

Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. Whitehorse city council has passed a bylaw to allow pop-up patios in parking spaces. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city councillor Laura Cabott has announced she will run for mayor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Whitehorse city councillor Laura Cabott seeks mayoralty

First term councillor wants to tackle housing, economy, tourism, among other issues

Whitehorse city councillor Laura Cabott has announced she will run for mayor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its May 25 meeting and what’s happening around town.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Rang Pillai, Minister of Tourism and Culture, speaks at the Great Yukon Summer campaign press conference on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Great Yukon Summer campaign announced during Tourism Week

Starting June 4, Yukoners can receive a 25 per cent rebate on tourism packages valued at $250

Rang Pillai, Minister of Tourism and Culture, speaks at the Great Yukon Summer campaign press conference on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Restaurants were able to open to full capacity as of May 25. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Restaurant owners, personnel react to new capacity guidelines

The easing of capacity rules for restaurants on May 25 was welcomed but has caused some confusion to industry professionals

Restaurants were able to open to full capacity as of May 25. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Jim Elliot/Yukon News
Malcolm Ellis, left, and Charles Snider, two of the Whitehorse students selected for the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut camp this summer, pose for a photo in front of Vanier Catholic Secondary on May 27.

Seven Whitehorse students invited to junior astronaut camp

The students will get to meet astronauts and learn what it takes to get people into space.

Jim Elliot/Yukon News
Malcolm Ellis, left, and Charles Snider, two of the Whitehorse students selected for the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut camp this summer, pose for a photo in front of Vanier Catholic Secondary on May 27.
The front entrance of the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Waterslide, showers, increased capacity planned for CGC on June 1

Canada Games Centre adjusting COVID-19 operational plan

The front entrance of the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Neil Hartling, president of the Tourism Industry Association of Yukon, left, said during Tourism Week it’s important to get Canadians to start thinking about travelling to the Yukon. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Tourism week recognizes the Yukon industry’s resilience

Tourism Week is nationally held to recognize the industy’s resilience during the pandemic

Neil Hartling, president of the Tourism Industry Association of Yukon, left, said during Tourism Week it’s important to get Canadians to start thinking about travelling to the Yukon. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Local actor and producer Katherine McCallum swings on the set of The Syringa Tree during rehearsal at the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre in Whitehorse on Oct 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News).

Three Yukon performers receive more than $20,000 in tour funding

Colin Dorward, Lorène Charmetant and the Larrikin Entertainment Ensemble are March’s Touring Artist Fund recipients

Local actor and producer Katherine McCallum swings on the set of The Syringa Tree during rehearsal at the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre in Whitehorse on Oct 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News).
Air North will begin allowing passengers to book any seats on its flights. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News)

All Air North seats available beginning June 1

On June 1 Air North will allow passengers to book any seat on its flights, including middle seats

Air North will begin allowing passengers to book any seats on its flights. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News)
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse.
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse.
An Air North flight sits on the apron at the Whitehorse airport. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)
An Air North flight sits on the apron at the Whitehorse airport. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)