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Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on Jan. 20. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

‘New sense of calm’ as Yukon loosens public health restrictions

Youth vaccination clinics are set to begin next week

Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on Jan. 20. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Conservation officers are seeking more information from the public about moose meat dumped near Watson Lake. They believe it was dumped sometime around April 29. (Yukon Department of Environment Photo)

Conservation officers seek information on moose meat near Watson Lake

Donation options for meat are available to avoid waste

Conservation officers are seeking more information from the public about moose meat dumped near Watson Lake. They believe it was dumped sometime around April 29. (Yukon Department of Environment Photo)
City council, seen at an earlier meeting, is considering a new local improvement policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City council, seen at an earlier meeting, is considering a new local improvement policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Robin Sharples, a research forester with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, pull off some sample needles from a spruce tree at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on Dec. 6, 2018. The First Nation has announced that all of its buildings will stay under 14-day isolation rules even after May 25. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Robin Sharples, a research forester with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, pull off some sample needles from a spruce tree at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on Dec. 6, 2018. The First Nation has announced that all of its buildings will stay under 14-day isolation rules even after May 25. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its May 17 meeting

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Mairi Macrae, public programs librarian, showcases one of the works of art to come in through the Bright Side Project. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Mairi Macrae, public programs librarian, showcases one of the works of art to come in through the Bright Side Project. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Three issues identified in Northern First Nations Chiefs meeting

The Dawson Regional Land Use Plan, oil and gas activity, and drugs and alcohol were identified as three priority issues for the three Northern First Nations Chiefs

Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Eight projects receive $600,000 in agriculture funding

The funding is provided by the federal government

Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Heavy equipment will be used to lay a new fibre optic cable from Dawson to Inuvik starting this summer. (Yukon Government/Facebook)

Dempster fibre line project will begin construction this summer

The 800-kilometre fibre optic line will extend from Dawson to Inuvik

Heavy equipment will be used to lay a new fibre optic cable from Dawson to Inuvik starting this summer. (Yukon Government/Facebook)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
This shows where the new development would happen in the Range Point neighbourhood. (Submitted)
This shows where the new development would happen in the Range Point neighbourhood. (Submitted)
Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay sits for a photo in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon privacy commissioner releases guidance for ‘vaccine passports’

The government did not consult with the privacy commissioner over border changes

Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay sits for a photo in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.

Nordenskiold River flows declining, streamflow advisory ends

The steamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River around Carmacks has ended but water levels remain high.

The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.
Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Three Yukon artists nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden were all nominated on May 18

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)
Bears have awoken and Yukoners are reminded to be bear-aware this summer. Joel Krahn/Yukon News

As bears wake up, Yukoners are reminded to minimize attractants

Bears have woken up and Yukoners are reminded to be mindful of their presence, whether at home, camping or while enjoying the land.

Bears have awoken and Yukoners are reminded to be bear-aware this summer. Joel Krahn/Yukon News
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New Whitehorse bylaw would reduce downtown speeds to 40 km/hr

If adopted, new speed limits would come into effect mid-July

Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
AYC president Gord Curran. (Submitted)

Association of Yukon Comunities to make anti-racism training available

The resolution was adopted at the AYC’s annual general meeting

AYC president Gord Curran. (Submitted)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Arts in the Park was one program to receive support from the Youth Investment Fund. In this file shot, the All-City Jazz Band plays at the first Arts in the Park concert on May 23, 2017.

Youth-focused community groups receive $68,000

Yukon youth will benefit from the Youth Investment Fund

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Arts in the Park was one program to receive support from the Youth Investment Fund. In this file shot, the All-City Jazz Band plays at the first Arts in the Park concert on May 23, 2017.
Rodney and Ekaterina Baker have been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)

Court date for couple who snuck into Yukon for vaccines delayed again

Ekaterina Baker and Rodney Baker will appear again on June 15

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker have been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)