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From left: Liberal Party candidate Luke Campbell, Yukon Party incumbent Wade Istchenko and Yukon NDP candidate Dave Weir. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Kluane

Pandemic dominates election discussions in southwest Yukon

From left: Liberal Party candidate Luke Campbell, Yukon Party incumbent Wade Istchenko and Yukon NDP candidate Dave Weir. (Submitted)
Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek was named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Kluane Adamek named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021

The AFN Regional Chief has been recognized for climate and youth leadership advocacy

Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, sits in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek was named one of Canada’s most influential women for 2021. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The Yukon is divided into 19 different ridings. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Which Yukon riding do you live in?

Take a closer look at riding boundaries on our interactive map

The Yukon is divided into 19 different ridings. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. Potential changes in the city’s development plan process could come forward for council’s consideration in April. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Development permit changes could be considered

Expected to come forward to council in April

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. Potential changes in the city’s development plan process could come forward for council’s consideration in April. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.

Travelling down the Rabbit Hole

A March break journey to the Yukon Arts Centre

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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.
Ted Hupé, president of the Yukon Teachers’ Association, said the decision to return high school students to school full time has been met with mixed emotions. (Submitted/Yukon Teachers’ Association)

Mixed emotions, quick planning underway for full-time class return: YTA

The Yukon government announced a return to full-time school for Grades 10-12 on March 10

Ted Hupé, president of the Yukon Teachers’ Association, said the decision to return high school students to school full time has been met with mixed emotions. (Submitted/Yukon Teachers’ Association)
Rebudgeting, resurfacing and transit grants were on the docket at Whitehorse City Hall on March 15. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at what was discussed by Whitehorse city council at its March 15 meeting.

Rebudgeting, resurfacing and transit grants were on the docket at Whitehorse City Hall on March 15. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Signs for four different candidates in the 2021 territorial election placed in a snowbank in Copper Ridge. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Signs for four different candidates in the 2021 territorial election placed in a snowbank in Copper Ridge. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation filed a petition on March 8 against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)

First Nations lawsuits highlight planning and consultation tensions, experts say

Two Supreme Court petitions demand better consultation from the Yukon government

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation filed a petition on March 8 against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)
From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cory Adams, Liberal incumbent Nils Clarke and NDP candidate Vanessa Thorson. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Riverdale North

A small-business owner and a government archivist are up against the Liberal imcumbent

From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cory Adams, Liberal incumbent Nils Clarke and NDP candidate Vanessa Thorson. (Submitted)
From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cynthia Lyslo, NDP candidate Jason Cook and Liberal incumbent Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Riverdale South

A teacher and a school council chair are up against the Liberal incumbent

From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Cynthia Lyslo, NDP candidate Jason Cook and Liberal incumbent Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Submitted)
Tara Borin, author of <em>The Pit</em>, poses for a photo in Dawson CIty. (Andy Cunningham/Submitted)

Poetry collection celebrates the Yukon’s oldest and longest-running bar

Tara Borin draws on experience working at The Pit

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Tara Borin, author of <em>The Pit</em>, poses for a photo in Dawson CIty. (Andy Cunningham/Submitted)
The Yukon Coroner’s office confirmed 2021’s fifth opioid overdose death on March 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Coroner confirms the Yukon’s first carfentanil-related overdose death

Carfentanil, which is 100 times more toxic than fentanyl, was confirmed in the territory on March 11

The Yukon Coroner’s office confirmed 2021’s fifth opioid overdose death on March 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)

Construction company disputing Old Crow Wellness Centre contract

The company that filed a competitive bid says the awarded contract lacks financial accountability

The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
Tanya Harper, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, seals up conducted a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Online booking system opens for COVID-19 tests

Whitehorse residents can now book COVID-19 tests online, in addition to Moderna…

Tanya Harper, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, seals up conducted a COVID-19 test on Nov. 24. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)

First Nation sues Yukon government over mining approval

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun is contesting mineral exploration in the Tsé Tagé watershed

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, Whitehorse city council is considering a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Rezoning recommended

Council considers moving forward with change for 410 Cook Str.

The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, Whitehorse city council is considering a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in the ladies’ 30-kilometre free mass-start race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on March 1, 2019, in Seefeld, Austria. Beatty placed 15th in this year’s World Cup. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse’s Dahria Beatty places 15th in World Cup cross-country finale

Whitehorse athlete Dahria Beatty achieved a new personal best in Switzerland’s Engadin…

Emily Nishikawa, left, and Dahria Beatty, right, compete in the ladies’ 30-kilometre free mass-start race during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on March 1, 2019, in Seefeld, Austria. Beatty placed 15th in this year’s World Cup. (Bob Nishikawa/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse firefighters battle a fire in a backyard shed in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

One dead after fire in Copper Ridge

The RCMP, Coroner’s Service and Whitehorse Fire are currently investigating.

Whitehorse firefighters battle a fire in a backyard shed in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Sylvie Salomon holds two photos of her son, Maxim Baril-Blouin, near the Yukon River on March 16. Baril-Blouin passed away while in custody in 2018. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Family of man who died in custody in 2018 still seeking answers

Maxim Baril-Blouin, 26, passed away while in court-ordered care in Edmonton

Sylvie Salomon holds two photos of her son, Maxim Baril-Blouin, near the Yukon River on March 16. Baril-Blouin passed away while in custody in 2018. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)