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The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)

Men fined for unauthorized mine northeast of Whitehorse

Following guilty pleas on Sept. 28, the court issued $30,000 in fines.

The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Yukon communities elect new mayors, councils

Six of the Yukon’s rural municipalities saw elections for mayor and council…

Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Bill Kendrick elected mayor of Dawson City

Lot shortages, housing and waste management top list for new mayor in Dawson City.

Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Candidates and media watch election results roll in at Whitehorse City Hall on Oct. 21. (Jim Elliott/Yukon News)

Whitehorse elects two incumbents, four fresh faces to city council

Mellisa Murray, Michelle Friesen, Dan Boyd, Jocelyn Curteanu, Ted Laking and Kirk Cameron are Whitehorse’s new city council

Candidates and media watch election results roll in at Whitehorse City Hall on Oct. 21. (Jim Elliott/Yukon News)
Laura Cabott (second from left) celebrates with supporters as election results come in on Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Laura Cabott wins mayoral race in Whitehorse

Stephanie Waddell, Haley Ritchie & John Tonin News Reporters Laura Cabott has…

Laura Cabott (second from left) celebrates with supporters as election results come in on Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Deputy Premier and former Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature to answer questions on Oct. 14. The (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Deputy Premier and former Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature to answer questions on Oct. 14. The (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The three mayoral candidates are wrapping up their campaigns ahead of the Oct. 21 vote. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse council campaign wraps up

Candidates running in the Oct. 21 Whitehorse municipal election are reaching the…

The three mayoral candidates are wrapping up their campaigns ahead of the Oct. 21 vote. (Stephanie Waddell/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)
Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Whistle Bend Place

‘The current situation is contained and routine outbreak management procedures are in place,’ Elliott says

Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A man carries multiple plastic bags of groceries. (Yukon News/file)

Yukon’s plastic bag ban will come into effect in January

Yukoners are being asked to to “BYOB” or “Bring Your Own Bag.”

A man carries multiple plastic bags of groceries. (Yukon News/file)
Amanda Leas was elected of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council on Oct. 18. (Submitted)

Amanda Leas elected as Ta’an Kwäch’än chief

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC) citizens have elected Amanda Leas as their new…

Amanda Leas was elected of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council on Oct. 18. (Submitted)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.

Online cannabis sales coming to Yukon

Right now only the official government store can do so.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.
Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates in Yukon’s rural municipalities

The extended nomination period for positions on one municipal council and on…

Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)
From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)

Meet Whitehorse’s municipal candidates

Three candidates look to become the city’s next mayor; 17 want to be councillors

From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)
Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Former Minto Mine manager alleges discrimination, wrongful dismissal in lawsuit

Allegations of racism, unlawful use of intellectual property included in lawsuit.

Interior of Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government suing over Whitehorse’s purple cabin

The government is suing to get the cabin’s owner and his tenant off the property.

The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)

Yukon unions seeking more details on mandatory vaccine policy

“Now you’ve got an entire workforce that has no idea what those ramifications are.”

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)
On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)

Whitehorse RCMP make two arrests relating to downtown property crime offences

Kyle McCormick, Lacey Scarff were arrested for offences relating to downtime property crimes

On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)
A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)

Yukoners warned to stay bear-aware after grizzly attack in Ibex Valley

“It was the classic case of a defensive bear,” says Jim Welsh

A file photo of grizzly bear along the highway outside Dawson City. Conservation officers are warning to remain bear-aware through the fall. (Alistair Maitland/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)