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Yukon government cancels construction tender for Faro fire hall, public works building

A spokesperson for Community Services said all bids came in “significantly” over-budget

After years, Shakwak has a place in U.S. transportation bill

‘It’s been ignored for 10 years. This can’t be ignored anymore’

YG moves to close its physical cannabis store as private market emerges

Minister John Streicker said the government anticipates the store to be closed by the end of 2019

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Acknowledging the existence of records is an invasion of privacy: privacy commissioner

It’s the first time Diane McLeod-McKay has been asked to review that part of Yukon’s access laws.

Council news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Aug. 5 Whitehorse city council meeting

Judge lifts stay on Wolverine mine proceedings

Yukon government wants the troubled mine placed into the hands of a receiver

Canadian universities and colleges gathering in the Yukon for reconciliation discussion

Representatives from 31 universities and colleges will be visiting Dawson City, Whitehorse, Carcross

Dawson set to be home to the first Yukon pot shop outside Whitehorse

A public hearing has been scheduled to discuss bylaw changes

Metal strips around downtown Whitehorse building to be removed

City says strips on parking barricades and planters surrounding 303 Alexander St. are a safety hazard

Why this Yukon Sixties Scoop survivor isn’t participating in the national settlement

Charles Eshleman, along with another Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen, is pursuing his own legal action

No more single-use plastic bags in Carmacks

Village becomes the newest community to ban the bags, following Mayo’s lead 10 years ago

Whitehorse pilot, Vancouver geologist killed after plane crashes south of Keno

Shawn Thomas Kitchen, 24, and Julia Lane, 33, were killed after their Alkan Air plane crashed Aug. 6

Defendants in alleged pizza conspiracy deny wrongdoing

The defendants in a lawsuit pitting Whitehorse’s Domino’s and Panago pizza shops…

Yukon Sixties Scoop lawsuit no longer class action

Two Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens submitted an amended statement of claim to the Yukon Supreme Court

Man facing 19 charges after RCMP seize guns, cocaine from property near Tagish

The weapons included 20 long guns, a handgun and a crossbow

UPDATED: New radiator arrives for broken-down Old Crow water truck

The community’s main water truck broke down after delivering water to about half the community Aug. 5

Whitehorse council news, briefly

Some of the issues discussed at the July 29 council meeting