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Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Review of government’s handling of Hidden Valley Elementary sexual abuse launched

A third party lawyer and mediator will oversee investigation. Parents and RCMP are also involved.

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addresses media following a heated question period on Oct. 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Hidden Valley dominates first question period of fall sitting

A number of motions were introduced on the first day back for MLAs

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addresses media following a heated question period on Oct. 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A Housing First building on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse on Nov. 5, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon’s housing demand exceeds supply: report

“People are losing hope that adequate and affordable housing is possible.”

A Housing First building on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Whitehorse on Nov. 5, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Acting CMOH announces 14 new cases in Whitehorse and one in Watson Lake

Public exposure issued for Oct. 3 Whitehorse-Vancouver flight

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A condo project in Whistle Bend could be eligible for a city housing incentive. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Housing incentive proposed for Whistle Bend development

City program would cover development cost charges

A condo project in Whistle Bend could be eligible for a city housing incentive. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A chalkboard display at the 2021 Yukon Housing Summit prompts attendees to write down challenges and possible solutions to the housing crunch taking place across the territory. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Government summit hopes to find solutions to housing crunch

“We would need to have collaboration between multiple departments like we had not seen before.”

A chalkboard display at the 2021 Yukon Housing Summit prompts attendees to write down challenges and possible solutions to the housing crunch taking place across the territory. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Mark Wykes, owner of the Independent Grocer in Whitehorse, and Yukon University president and vice chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown show off the tote bags which will be given to Independent customers that donate to the Yukon University food bank. (Submitted)

Independent and Yukon University raise funds for hungry students

Donations of $2 or more will earn shoppers a tote bag.

Mark Wykes, owner of the Independent Grocer in Whitehorse, and Yukon University president and vice chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown show off the tote bags which will be given to Independent customers that donate to the Yukon University food bank. (Submitted)
Michelle Stimson is running to be a Whitehorse city councillor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Michelle Stimson is running to be a Whitehorse city councillor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Doug Graham, whose political career has seen him serve as both a Yukon Party MLA and city council over the years, is running for Whitehorse city council in the Oct. 21 election. (Yukon News file)

Doug Graham back on the ballot in Whitehorse election

Doug Graham aims to return to council chambers

Doug Graham, whose political career has seen him serve as both a Yukon Party MLA and city council over the years, is running for Whitehorse city council in the Oct. 21 election. (Yukon News file)
Tourism operators in the Yukon are assessing their prospects for the winter to come. (Black Press file)

Yukon tourism operators hope for local traffic with ‘Summer Freeze’ discounts

Some operators are hoping for local business to carry through the cold season

Tourism operators in the Yukon are assessing their prospects for the winter to come. (Black Press file)
Whitehorse RCMP are investigating more than 20 break-ins that took place in September and early October. (Yukon News/file)

RCMP investigating more than 25 break and enters in Whitehorse

Four men have been arrested amid wave of property crime

Whitehorse RCMP are investigating more than 20 break-ins that took place in September and early October. (Yukon News/file)
A line forms to get into the first Fireweed Market of the season on May 13 at Shipyards Park. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Fireweed Market grew to 55 vendors in 2021 season

The Fireweed Market ran from May 13 to Sept. 23

A line forms to get into the first Fireweed Market of the season on May 13 at Shipyards Park. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Matthew Lien is calling for better Handy Bus service. (Yukon News file)

Delegate calls for Sunday handy bus service in Whitehorse

Matthew Lien argues issue needs prompt attention

Matthew Lien is calling for better Handy Bus service. (Yukon News file)
Peter Jenkins is seen in 2009. (Yukon News file)
Peter Jenkins is seen in 2009. (Yukon News file)
Carcross Fire Hall is the location of rapid testing throughout this week. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Masks recommended in Carcross due to COVID-19 outbreak

Carcross residents are being asked to wear masks in all indoor public…

Carcross Fire Hall is the location of rapid testing throughout this week. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A tenth COVID-19 death has been reported. (Yukon News file)

A tenth Yukoner has died because of COVID-19, 35 cases active in the territory

‘It is a blow to those who are working so hard to keep everyone safe,’ Dr. Catherine Elliott

A tenth COVID-19 death has been reported. (Yukon News file)
Two deer are seen scrambling up the side of a sewage lagoon, with help, near Carcross on Oct. 5. (Courtesy/Patrick Brown)
Two deer are seen scrambling up the side of a sewage lagoon, with help, near Carcross on Oct. 5. (Courtesy/Patrick Brown)
A member of the rapid response team from Yukon government cleans entranceway for people being tested in Carcross over the weekend. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A member of the rapid response team from Yukon government cleans entranceway for people being tested in Carcross over the weekend. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Single-use plastic bags will be banned in the territory starting Jan. 30. (Black Press file photo)

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned starting Jan. 30, paper bag ban to follow

The banning of single-use bags moves the Yukon into a ‘new era of more responsible waste management’

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in the territory starting Jan. 30. (Black Press file photo)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Two towns, two different legacies

As Keno City grapples with the imminent loss of its waste transfer…

Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Sonia Stange-Hepner overlooks the growing dry stack tailings pile less than half a kilometre from her home in Keno City. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)