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Blood Ties executive director Brontë Renwick-Shields, during a tour inside the facility. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Supervised consumption site opens today in Whitehorse

The facility is meant to reduce the risk of fatal overdoses

Blood Ties executive director Brontë Renwick-Shields, during a tour inside the facility. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Ghùch Tiâ Community School in Carcross is one of three rural schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures. (Screenshot/Google)

COVID-19 affecting schools in Watson Lake and Carcross

Students, staff have been given specific directions from the acting CMOH Dr. Catherine Elliott

The Ghùch Tiâ Community School in Carcross is one of three rural schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures. (Screenshot/Google)
Willow Gamberg, owner of Road Dog Music Supply, stands out front of her business after reopening on Sept. 21. The store was broken into on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating stolen musical equipment

Road Dog Music Supplies had guitars, pedals stolen late Sept. 18, early Sept. 19

Willow Gamberg, owner of Road Dog Music Supply, stands out front of her business after reopening on Sept. 21. The store was broken into on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Cst. Michael Simpson is the lead investigator on a cold case murder investigation which recently successfully identified a man found dead near Dawson City in the 1980s. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Forensic advances helped to identify man found dead near Dawson City

Remains found in 1980s eventually lead to identification of man believed killed in the Yukon.

Cst. Michael Simpson is the lead investigator on a cold case murder investigation which recently successfully identified a man found dead near Dawson City in the 1980s. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Sept.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Porter Creek Rams right-side attacker Angel McCallum splits the F.H. Collins Warrior block set by Kate Mueller (19) and Abby Woolridge during Supervolley action at Porter Creek on Sept. 23. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Supervolley returned to action Sept. 23, Rams, Warriors pick up wins

The Porter Creeks girls and F.H. Collins boys earned wins in their Supervolley season debuts

Porter Creek Rams right-side attacker Angel McCallum splits the F.H. Collins Warrior block set by Kate Mueller (19) and Abby Woolridge during Supervolley action at Porter Creek on Sept. 23. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Your Yukon life list

After another topsy-turvy and financially painful summer, Yukon wilderness operators are wondering…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
The 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process was launched on Sept. 22. Helping make the announcement were Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Premier Sandy Silver, bid committee chair Piers McDonald, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson, Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Mayor Dan Curtis, 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett and Canada Winter Games alum Anthony Greer (left-right). (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse officially bidding for 2027 Canada Winter Games

The Games, slated for 2027, will be hosted 20 years after Whitehorse first held the multi-sport event

The 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process was launched on Sept. 22. Helping make the announcement were Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Premier Sandy Silver, bid committee chair Piers McDonald, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson, Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Mayor Dan Curtis, 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett and Canada Winter Games alum Anthony Greer (left-right). (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Porter Creek Secondary School. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc wins the Yukon student vote

The NDP candidate received 498 student votes or 28.74 per cent of the share

Porter Creek Secondary School. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Wendy Donnithorne (left), manager of legislative services for the City of Whitehorse, draws election candidate names to determine the name order on the ballot for the Oct. 21 municipal election. Returning officer Norma Felker recorded the names in the order they were drawn. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Wendy Donnithorne (left), manager of legislative services for the City of Whitehorse, draws election candidate names to determine the name order on the ballot for the Oct. 21 municipal election. Returning officer Norma Felker recorded the names in the order they were drawn. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The government’s new safe consumption site will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, photographed on July 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Supervised consumption site will host open house on Sept. 27

The operation of the facility will begin on Sept. 29

The government’s new safe consumption site will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, photographed on July 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Members of local advisory committees from Southern Lakes area at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)
Members of local advisory committees from Southern Lakes area at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)
The Yukon Arts Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Shows will continue at Yukon Arts Centre following lift collapse

Shows at the Yukon Arts Centre will continue following the collapse of…

The Yukon Arts Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The face of municipal council meetings changed with COVID-19. This is a screenshot of a council meeting of the Village of Haines Junction on Aug. 25. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The face of municipal council meetings changed with COVID-19. This is a screenshot of a council meeting of the Village of Haines Junction on Aug. 25. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases clustered in rural Yukon communities

Two of the cases are people from Outside diagnosed in the Yukon.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Nicole Edwards passed away on Sept. 8 after living with scleroderma, a rare disease, for many years. (Courtesy/Nicole Edwards)
Nicole Edwards passed away on Sept. 8 after living with scleroderma, a rare disease, for many years. (Courtesy/Nicole Edwards)
Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

RCMP admit ‘major error’ in sexual assault investigation at Whitehorse school

Parents were never directly contacted after the conviction of an education assistant

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Yukon RCMP have arrested a Carmacks man on multiple sexual assault charges. (File photo)

RCMP arrest Carmacks man following sexual assault allegations

The 52-year-old is charged with six counts of sexual assault and six of sexual interference.

The Yukon RCMP have arrested a Carmacks man on multiple sexual assault charges. (File photo)
Noah Curtis will be seeking a councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Noah Curtis seeks Whitehorse councillor seat

Highlights housing, climate change, economic development as major issues

Noah Curtis will be seeking a councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)