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Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Minister Ranj Pillai announces candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leadership

Winning Yukon Liberal Party candidate will effectively replace Premier Sandy Silver

Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)
A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)
Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon ranks last for energy efficiency in industry: report

The territory scored sixth overall compared to provinces on Efficiency Canada’s scorecard

Yukon Energy’s liquefied natural gas power plant seen in Whitehorse on Nov. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

RCMP respond to Nov. 24 incident near Air North complex

Police watchdog say they are investigating shooting, connection to Air North incident not confirmed.

RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Zoning for former Macaulay Lodge site considered

Mixed-use development proposed for Riverdale property

The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Hundreds of people gathered in Whitehorse on Sept. 30 for an event recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court has passed judgement on a lawsuit over cracking concrete panels on the runway apron at Whitehorse’s airport. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon court splits responsibility for botched airport pavement job

Half of responsibility placed on Tetra Tech, Norcope Enterprises on hook for $2.36 million

The Yukon Supreme Court has passed judgement on a lawsuit over cracking concrete panels on the runway apron at Whitehorse’s airport. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government eyes permanent sick leave program

Yukon NDP is pushing the Liberal government to implement panel recommendations on long-term plan

Crumpled tissue sits on a table on Aug. 3. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)

Yukon contractor to take over care of Wolverine Mine, court hears closure plan coming

Orders in bankruptcy process for Yukon Zinc Corp. granted by Yukon Supreme Court.

Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)
Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)

Yukon government shares state of environment

Report contains monitoring data related to air, water, land, fish and wildlife.

Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)

Pauline Frost wins tight Vuntut Gwitchin election, results going to recount

Preliminary results show Pauline Frost received the most votes in her favour

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the territorial election in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. As of Nov. 22, 2022, Frost is facing another recount as part of the race for chief of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)
Annie Lake Trucking owners Trevor Hunziker, left, and Richard Hunziker were recently court ordered out of the gravel pit at Ear Lake the company has leased from the City of Whitehorse. The Hunzikers say they aren’t ready to leave. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Annie Lake Trucking owners Trevor Hunziker, left, and Richard Hunziker were recently court ordered out of the gravel pit at Ear Lake the company has leased from the City of Whitehorse. The Hunzikers say they aren’t ready to leave. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon community health centres rack up 100 days of reduced services in last year: data

Carcross Health Centre has seen a total of 60 days of reduced services

The Carcross Health Centre serves Tagish and Carcross residents. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)
Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)
The Tagish River. (Wayne Towriss, Yukon Geographical/Yukon News Files)

Protection plan for Tagish River unveiled after years of preparation

History, science and public input all considered in protection of river.

The Tagish River. (Wayne Towriss, Yukon Geographical/Yukon News Files)
Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s electoral reform probe gauging interest in citizens’ assemblies

Special committee on electoral reform gets extension to get more input

Juliette Belisle Greetham was among Yukoners gathered at the Gold Rush Inn’s town hall in Whitehorse on Sept. 7 to speak out and hear about electoral reform. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)

Whitehorse schools using surveillance cameras violates the privacy act: commissioner

The commissioner issued an investigation into video surveillance in seven schools

Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)
Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon bracing for respiratory illness surge: CMOH

Dr. Sudit Ranade sheds light on rationale behind decisions

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)