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Teenagers are welcome to drop in at the Individual Learning Centre this summer. (Black Press file)

Teens get ‘safe space to chill out’ this summer in Whitehorse

Youth 16 years old and up invited to Individual Learning Centre weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teenagers are welcome to drop in at the Individual Learning Centre this summer. (Black Press file)
Bus service will no longer be free starting July 1. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Bus fares return to Whitehorse transit system

Buses were free from late May to June 30

Bus service will no longer be free starting July 1. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Xplornet satellite hangs on the side of a small building in Haines Junction in an undated file photo. The internet service provider is ending service for some customers in rural Yukon at the end of 2022. (Angie Charlebois/Submitted)

‘Not asking for the moon on a stick’: Rural Yukoners about to lose internet

Hundreds of rural Yukoners are about to lose the internet, as the…

Xplornet satellite hangs on the side of a small building in Haines Junction in an undated file photo. The internet service provider is ending service for some customers in rural Yukon at the end of 2022. (Angie Charlebois/Submitted)
Maria Benoit has been elected chief of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. (Submitted)
Maria Benoit has been elected chief of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. (Submitted)
Yukon pharmacists have been offered new roles and responsibilities. (Pixabay Image)

Pharmacists can refill prescriptions under new Yukon regulations

Phamacists will be able to extend prescriptions in some cases.

Yukon pharmacists have been offered new roles and responsibilities. (Pixabay Image)
Photo taken June 28 showing the Finlayson Fire (RR-001) crossing the Robert Campbell Highway. Wildland Fire is working with Highways and Public Works to make the highway accessible as soon as possible. (Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Yukon brings in burning ban following 12 new wildfires

No fires except in road accessible campsites

Photo taken June 28 showing the Finlayson Fire (RR-001) crossing the Robert Campbell Highway. Wildland Fire is working with Highways and Public Works to make the highway accessible as soon as possible. (Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau departs Ottawa on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The Yukon Party is expressing concerns about the Yukon’s newly appointed chief medical officer of health Dr. Sudit Ranade’s partisanship given that he ran for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2021 federal elections, similar to his predecessor. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Yukon Party raising red flags about newly appointed chief medical officer of health’s partisanship

Liberal territorial government says official opposition’s accusations don’t hold up

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau departs Ottawa on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The Yukon Party is expressing concerns about the Yukon’s newly appointed chief medical officer of health Dr. Sudit Ranade’s partisanship given that he ran for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2021 federal elections, similar to his predecessor. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Carcross/Tagish First Nation senior heritage manager Sean McDougall, right, shows off some carved art to Governor General Mary Simon, Yukon Commissioner Angélique Bernard, and Simon’s Husband Grant Fraser at the C/TFN cultural centre on June 26 (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Governor General discusses opioid crisis on official visit to the Yukon

Governor General Mary Simon met with representatives of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation on June 26.

Carcross/Tagish First Nation senior heritage manager Sean McDougall, right, shows off some carved art to Governor General Mary Simon, Yukon Commissioner Angélique Bernard, and Simon’s Husband Grant Fraser at the C/TFN cultural centre on June 26 (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)

Yukon mining firm to buy Tungsten project from NWT government

Letter of intent signed on $15 million deal for Mactung Tungsten mine project

A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)
Yukon Wildland Fire Management said it is working with the department of Highways and Public Works to make the Robert Campbell Highway, seen June 28, accessible as soon as possible. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Forest fire smoke shuts down Robert Campbell Highway

Highway 4 between Ross River and Watson Lake is being “smoked out” by fire

Yukon Wildland Fire Management said it is working with the department of Highways and Public Works to make the Robert Campbell Highway, seen June 28, accessible as soon as possible. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)
A route 5 bus running its regular once-an-hour schedule on June 28. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

City hits pause button on implementation of transit schedule changes

Council plans to re-evaluate in December 2022 and delay any major changes until next summer

  • Jun 29, 2022
A route 5 bus running its regular once-an-hour schedule on June 28. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukon placer miners discover mummified baby mammoth

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin elders named the mummified mammoth Nun cho ga meaning “big baby animal.”

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
This sign seen on March 21, 2022, marks the Alaska Highway’s starting point in Dawson Creek, B.C. Public Services and Procurement Canada said a storm that activated “significant soil erosion” led to a partially blocked culvert that affected the highway between kilometres 710 to 711. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Storm sets off ‘significant soil erosion’ on Alaska Highway

Key artery through Muncho Lake area disrupted by heavy rainfall leading to partially blocked culvert

This sign seen on March 21, 2022, marks the Alaska Highway’s starting point in Dawson Creek, B.C. Public Services and Procurement Canada said a storm that activated “significant soil erosion” led to a partially blocked culvert that affected the highway between kilometres 710 to 711. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Evan Russell, one of the two men reported missing from the Faro area on June 14. (RCMP Image)
Evan Russell, one of the two men reported missing from the Faro area on June 14. (RCMP Image)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its June…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)

RCMP investigating assault at Whitehorse massage clinic

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for additional victims in a sexual assault investigation…

RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)

Pregnant parents living in Whitehorse can apply for midwifery care

Midwives will work out of the clinic at 9010 Quartz Rd., in the hospital or in people’s homes.

Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)
Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Sexual misconduct allegations prompt Whitehorse’s Vanier Catholic school to change name

Vanier Catholic Secondary School has changed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School

Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Coming soon in 2022: New Whitehorse walk-in clinic, same old spot

Substitution for hospital care and replacement for River Valley Medical Clinic at 106 Lambert St.

A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Millenium Trail reopening in Whitehorse

The Millenium Trail along Robert Service Way reopened on June 24, according…

The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)