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Carcross/Tagish First Nation harvest heirloom potato crop

The Lingít K’úntsx’ variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years

Yukon government releases new guidelines for COVID-19 symptoms and sending children to school

The advice sorts symptoms into three categories: red, yellow and green

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Baggage screening changes begin

Passengers are asked to arrive earlier than normal in order to accommodate the new temporary system

Site selection for battery project draws ire of nearby landowners

Yukon Energy is accepting public comments on three possible sites for the project

Yukon Government extends education review

The final report is scheduled for release in March 2021

Taking a closer look at the cosmos

Star gazing party scheduled for Sept. 18

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Former Yukon U president takes new job following resignation

Vice President University Services Maggie Matear has been appointed as interim president

Arrest made in 2019 Ross River murder

Phillip Atkinson, 63, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mary Ann Ollie

Brother of slain Carmacks man wants review of Yukon justice system

Lennie Charlie’s brother, Wilfred “Dickie” Charlie, was killed by Mario and Tyler Skookum in 2017

Lawsuit against Freedom Trails settled

The suit was dismissed with consent of all parties

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre unveils restored crests

Tlingit carver and painter Keith Wolfe Smarch restored killer whale, eagle on outside of building

Council turns down zoning amendment

Property owners will not be permitted to add a suite to their RR-zoned home

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in issues voluntary closure on fall chum fishing

The closure comes during the worst fall chum run on record

Climate change strategy targets 30 per cent reduction in territory greenhouse gases by 2030

The strategy includes rebates for electric vehicles but puts off mining targets for two years

Yukon government will fund one type of glucose monitors for adults

The Yukon T1D Support Network says coverage needs to go further

Yukon University president resigns after only two months in role

Vice President University Services Maggie Matear has been appointed as interim president

Watson Lake to hold mayoral byelection

Residents of Watson Lake will elect a new mayor on Oct. 8.…