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Work continues on the sheet piling wall the city is installing along Robert Service Way. (City of Whitehorse)
Work continues on the sheet piling wall the city is installing along Robert Service Way. (City of Whitehorse)
Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
A mask sits on a desk on June 9, which is when the Yukon government released its new risk reduction recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

New COVID-19 risk reduction recommendations in place for Yukon

Yukon government announced self-isolation recommendations, testing eligibility changes for Yukoners

A mask sits on a desk on June 9, which is when the Yukon government released its new risk reduction recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Emergency services respond to incident at Whitehorse Shelter May 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Emergency services respond to incident at Whitehorse Shelter May 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Superbag berms put in place in Lower Post to deal with the Liard River flood situation. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)

Flood warning issued for Upper Liard, watch in place for Klondike Valley

Rainy forecast could lead to rising water levels in parts of Yukon

Superbag berms put in place in Lower Post to deal with the Liard River flood situation. (Jesse Johnston and Tyler Porter/Submitted)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News files)

School council claims broken promises in wake of Hidden Valley School abuse crisis

Supports pledged by government not delivered says school council in open letter.

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News files)
Evidence presentation in the trial of a man accused of shooting another outside the 202 bar in downtown Whitehorse in 2019 wrapped up on June 9. (Yukon News files)

Evidence presentation wraps in 202 shooting trial

Crown’s expert witnesses offer testimony on firearms, DNA and cocaine trafficking.

Evidence presentation in the trial of a man accused of shooting another outside the 202 bar in downtown Whitehorse in 2019 wrapped up on June 9. (Yukon News files)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9, 2022. New routes and scheduling come into effect July 1 with the city hall location set to remain as a major transfer point for passengers, along with Yukon University and the Canada Games Centre. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

New transit schedule launches July 1

While some neighbourhoods see increased buses, others move to on-request system

A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9, 2022. New routes and scheduling come into effect July 1 with the city hall location set to remain as a major transfer point for passengers, along with Yukon University and the Canada Games Centre. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
There are no cases of monkeypox in the Yukon as of June 9, but Yukon government officials are looking at the cases elsewhere in the country. Officials said risk can be lowered by practising good personal hygiene habits such as hand washing and avoiding close contact with others. (Submitted)
There are no cases of monkeypox in the Yukon as of June 9, but Yukon government officials are looking at the cases elsewhere in the country. Officials said risk can be lowered by practising good personal hygiene habits such as hand washing and avoiding close contact with others. (Submitted)
Police are searching for two missing people: Cathy Gignac, 63, and partner Luc Lanctot, 60. (RCMP/Supplied)

Yukon RCMP trying to locate missing woman Cathy Gignac and partner Luc Lanctot

Police say the two are likely together and may not be aware they are considered missing

Police are searching for two missing people: Cathy Gignac, 63, and partner Luc Lanctot, 60. (RCMP/Supplied)
<em>Ghoóch Tlâ</em> Colleen James (centre) receives her honorary bachelor of science from Yukon University at the graduation ceremony on June 4. Yukon University president and vice chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown (left) and <em>Jemena</em> James Allen, Yukon University chancellor (right) are also pictured. (Yukon University/Submitted)
<em>Ghoóch Tlâ</em> Colleen James (centre) receives her honorary bachelor of science from Yukon University at the graduation ceremony on June 4. Yukon University president and vice chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown (left) and <em>Jemena</em> James Allen, Yukon University chancellor (right) are also pictured. (Yukon University/Submitted)
Whitehorse RCMP have concluded their investigation into leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

No charges against man who distributed anti-LGBTQ2S+ leaflets in Yukon: RCMP

Yukon NDP and cabinet communications confirmed the respective parties reported leaflets to RCMP

Whitehorse RCMP have concluded their investigation into leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Efforts continue to install a 100-metre sheet pile wall along the base of the escarpment on Robert Service Way. At Whitehorse city council’s June 6 meeting, city staff said the road is anticipated to reopen in five to seven days. (City of Whitehorse)

Robert Service Way reopening within a week

Traffic expected to begin using road within a week

Efforts continue to install a 100-metre sheet pile wall along the base of the escarpment on Robert Service Way. At Whitehorse city council’s June 6 meeting, city staff said the road is anticipated to reopen in five to seven days. (City of Whitehorse)
Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
This map was last updated June 3. It shows the Takhini Educational Land Reserve, which encompasses three ball diamonds run by Softball Yukon, and Takhini Elementary School. (Yukon government/screenshot)

Whitehorse Elementary to be rebuilt in Takhini ballpark area

Replacement school raises questions about plans, future of sports fields and existing Takhini school

This map was last updated June 3. It shows the Takhini Educational Land Reserve, which encompasses three ball diamonds run by Softball Yukon, and Takhini Elementary School. (Yukon government/screenshot)
Teslin Lake is of two bodies of water the Yukon Government has placed on a high water advisory. (Google Maps Image)

Flood warning issued for Ross River area of Pelly River

Sharp rise noted in some areas as high water and streamflow advisories are issued

Teslin Lake is of two bodies of water the Yukon Government has placed on a high water advisory. (Google Maps Image)
The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)

Second person arrested in relation to Faro shootings

Yukon RCMP have charged a second person in relation to the October…

The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)
This map shows where the Takhini escarpment trail is closed until June 11. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Takhini escarpment trail closed

The Takhini escarpment trail between the north end of Dieppe Drive and…

This map shows where the Takhini escarpment trail is closed until June 11. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Jenna McDowell and Ketsia Houde-McLennan are the coordinators for the Sexual Assault Response Team. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Jenna McDowell and Ketsia Houde-McLennan are the coordinators for the Sexual Assault Response Team. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)