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Brad Cathers, Yukon Party MLA for Lake Laberge, spoke to reporters on April 20, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Party motion against proposed gun buy-back program passes with NDP support

MLA Brad Cathers referred to the program as the “proposed confiscation of lawfully acquired property”

Brad Cathers, Yukon Party MLA for Lake Laberge, spoke to reporters on April 20, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Members of the Canada Games Council’s Bid Committee are in Whitehorse this week as the bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games is considered. Here they are seen on the Whitehorse waterfront with officials from the Yukon government, City of Whitehorse, Council of Yukon First Nations, local First Nations and Yukon MP Brendan Hanley. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Members of the Canada Games Council’s Bid Committee are in Whitehorse this week as the bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games is considered. Here they are seen on the Whitehorse waterfront with officials from the Yukon government, City of Whitehorse, Council of Yukon First Nations, local First Nations and Yukon MP Brendan Hanley. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
The territorial court found a woman’s rights were breached when she was recorded using a toilet at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre when she would not be kept there overnight and received assurances she wouldn’t be recorded. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News Files)

Court finds video recording of Whitehorse jail toilet breached woman’s rights

Woman taken to jail for breathalyzer test recorded despite assurance she wouldn’t be

The territorial court found a woman’s rights were breached when she was recorded using a toilet at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre when she would not be kept there overnight and received assurances she wouldn’t be recorded. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News Files)
Another public hearing will be held on the proposed Official Community Plan after a number of substantial changes were brought forward by Whitehorse city council on Oct. 11. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)
Another public hearing will be held on the proposed Official Community Plan after a number of substantial changes were brought forward by Whitehorse city council on Oct. 11. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)
Education Minister Jeanie McLean addresses reporters Oct. 13 about the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office's review of the Yukon government's response to sexualized abuse at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Education Minister Jeanie McLean addresses reporters Oct. 13 about the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate Office's review of the Yukon government's response to sexualized abuse at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Colleen James speaks at the ceremony for the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site Management Plan on Windy Arm, on July 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Colleen James speaks at the ceremony for the Tséi Zhéłe / Sinwaa Éex’i Yé / Conrad Historic Site Management Plan on Windy Arm, on July 20. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The rail bridge in Carcross is experiencing historic high water levels for October. Photographed Oct 13. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Southern Lakes sets high-water record

High-water advisory issued Oct. 12 for the region

The rail bridge in Carcross is experiencing historic high water levels for October. Photographed Oct 13. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Offender barred from Old Crow released in Whitehorse

A sex offender who was barred from entering Old Crow has now…

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
A blank Excel spreadsheet seen on Sept. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Breach of confidential Health and Social Services records prompts investigation

Yukon government working with police, privacy commissioner to investigate

A blank Excel spreadsheet seen on Sept. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks on Sept. 15. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse is getting a bilingual health centre starting in November: Health minister

NDP MLA Annie Blake asked about a walk-in and a bilingual clinic during Oct. 11 question period

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks on Sept. 15. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
At least 10 landslides triggered by heavy rainfall rocked the North Klondike Highway near Dawson City starting on Sept. 22. (Submitted/Department of Highways and Public Works)

Yukon government continues monitoring slope activity in recent landslide areas near Dawson City

Jim Regimbal says there is “minimal” possibility of more landslides in those areas

At least 10 landslides triggered by heavy rainfall rocked the North Klondike Highway near Dawson City starting on Sept. 22. (Submitted/Department of Highways and Public Works)
A wind warning has been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Wind warning issued for Whitehorse

Enviornment Canada has issued a wind warning for Whitehorse for Oct. 12…

A wind warning has been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
A tie vote by Whitehorse city council has defeated a zoning change that would allow a cannabis retail shop to open inside the former Marble Slab shop on Second Avenue. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Council rejects Whitehorse cannabis store rezoning with tie vote

Tie vote means former Marble Slab can’t be zoned for cannabis retail

A tie vote by Whitehorse city council has defeated a zoning change that would allow a cannabis retail shop to open inside the former Marble Slab shop on Second Avenue. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Fireweed grows on July 1, in an area of Snag Junction previously impacted by fire. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Here’s what the Association of Yukon Communities will be watching for this fall sitting

Disasters, COVID-19, mental health and rising fuel and energy costs identified as priorities

Fireweed grows on July 1, in an area of Snag Junction previously impacted by fire. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A view of Dawson City on July 21. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Dawson rec centre projected at $60M

The rec centre is entering preliminary design

A view of Dawson City on July 21. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Delegates gather around the table for the third Yukon Forum of 2022 on Friday Oct. 7 at the Sternwheeler Conference Centre in Whitehorse. (Submitted/Yukon government)

Political leaders come together at 22nd Yukon Forum

Yukon’s Sexualized Assault Response Team and housing were among topics discussed

Delegates gather around the table for the third Yukon Forum of 2022 on Friday Oct. 7 at the Sternwheeler Conference Centre in Whitehorse. (Submitted/Yukon government)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation bans sex offender with emergency order, requests public inquiry into release

The First Nation is requesting an apology and a public inquiry into the court process

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Yukon Arts Centre staff picket concert

Yukon Arts Centre staff have announced job action

Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Rodney Bailey, 49, plead guilty to weapons, assault and resisting arrest charges on Oct. 7. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Man pleads guilty for sword-wielding chase through Dawson City

49-year-old Rodney Bailey settled some of the numerous charges he faces on Oct. 7

Rodney Bailey, 49, plead guilty to weapons, assault and resisting arrest charges on Oct. 7. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Supreme Court reduces sexual interference sentence

Man who molested two young girls gets jail term reduced to conditional sentence

The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)