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A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Internet extended to 2023 for rural Yukoners

A Yukon government release notes users will need to switch to a new provider after Sept. 30, 2023

A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18, 2021. Xplore, formerly known as Xplornet, is extending service in the Yukon until the end of September 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dawson City area conservation officers are seeking information about boned moose meat that was dumped. (Yukon Conservation Officer Service Photo)
Dawson City area conservation officers are seeking information about boned moose meat that was dumped. (Yukon Conservation Officer Service Photo)
Northern Community Land Trust executive director Mark Wickham, left, discusses plans for the community land trust housing project during an open house held at Yukonstruct on Nov. 14. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Plan to bring ‘permanently affordable housing’ to the Yukon unveiled

Thirty-two unit building with variety of appartment sizes proposed.

Northern Community Land Trust executive director Mark Wickham, left, discusses plans for the community land trust housing project during an open house held at Yukonstruct on Nov. 14. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)
Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon MLAs pass new Animal Protection and Control Act

The Liberals and NDP voted in favour while the Yukon Party voted against the new Act

Yukon dog mushers are an example of Yukoners affected by the <em>Animal Protection and Control Act</em>. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse proposes $58M capital plan

Infrastructure work, operations building expansion and more outlined in spending plan

Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)
A close-up shot of teeth. Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee announced Nov. 15 in the Yukon legislature that the Yukon government will be rolling out the dental plan to kick off 2023. (Towfiqu barbhuiya/Pexels)
Inside a classroom at École Selkirk Elementary School on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s Education department follows inspection report’s orders

Yukon Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board report shows department was failing to meet legislation

Inside a classroom at École Selkirk Elementary School on Oct. 20. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at Whitehorse City Hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released new population estimates for the territory. (Yukon Bureau of Statistics image)

The Yukon’s population rises past 43,000

Population estimate now sits at 43,964, increase of 774 last year

The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released new population estimates for the territory. (Yukon Bureau of Statistics image)
B.C. Supreme Court denied an application to end a slander suit against the Yukon government and former chief mine engineer Paul Christman. (File photo)

Golden Predator defamation lawsuit will not be dismissed: B.C. court

Suit from last year found valid by B.C. Supreme Court

B.C. Supreme Court denied an application to end a slander suit against the Yukon government and former chief mine engineer Paul Christman. (File photo)
Megan Waterman, centre, receives an award for her meat- and egg-producing Lastraw ranch. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Two Klondike farms awarded for boosting food security, innovation

Fruit growers and livestock raisers recognized for their work

Megan Waterman, centre, receives an award for her meat- and egg-producing Lastraw ranch. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Yukon government sign seen on April 26. The Yukon NDP is not impressed with the outcome of a vote on proposed changes to the <em>Oil and Gas Act</em> in the Yukon legislature on Nov. 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon MLAs vote down bill reinstating First Nations consent to oil and gas activity

Bill 306 proposed to bring back part of Oil and Gas Act rescinded by former governing Yukon Party

Yukon government sign seen on April 26. The Yukon NDP is not impressed with the outcome of a vote on proposed changes to the <em>Oil and Gas Act</em> in the Yukon legislature on Nov. 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Adrian Green was reported missing on Nov. 1. (RCMP image)

Police seek man missing since Nov. 1

Adrian Green was last seen on Oct. 30 and reported missing two days later.

Adrian Green was reported missing on Nov. 1. (RCMP image)
A Yukon Energy Corporation facility in Whitehorse pictured on April 9. The Yukon Utilities Board has reviewed the electricity purchase agreement between Yukon Energy Corporation and Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Atlin hydro expansion project could result in electricity rate hike: Yukon Utilities Board

Yukon Party drilled down on board’s report in Yukon Legislative Assembly this week

A Yukon Energy Corporation facility in Whitehorse pictured on April 9. The Yukon Utilities Board has reviewed the electricity purchase agreement between Yukon Energy Corporation and Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
NDP MLA Emily Tredger hands off a homemade sign that reads, “Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” to a family during the Pride march in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. Tredger is pleased the Yukon Legislative Assembly will be adopting gender-inclusive forms of address. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Legislative Assembly adopts gender-inclusive ways of addressing members

MLA Emily Tredger struggled with choosing how to be identified in the House under binary terms

NDP MLA Emily Tredger hands off a homemade sign that reads, “Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” to a family during the Pride march in Whitehorse on Aug. 20, 2022. Tredger is pleased the Yukon Legislative Assembly will be adopting gender-inclusive forms of address. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. 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)

Rezoning recommended for Ta’an housing plans

Whitehorse city council considered the rezone on Nov. 7

These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. 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)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn says the Better Buildings program will provide property owners throughout the territory with support to make energy retrofits to their buildings. Whitehorse city council will vote Nov. 14 whether to offer the program in the city. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn says the Better Buildings program will provide property owners throughout the territory with support to make energy retrofits to their buildings. Whitehorse city council will vote Nov. 14 whether to offer the program in the city. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)

First trustees elected to Yukon’s First Nation School Board

219 valid votes were cast for the First Nation School Board

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at a celebration launching the First Nation School Board in Old Crow on Nov. 2. Tizya-Tramm was elected to the FNSB school board on Nov. 7. (Courtesy/First Nation School Board)
A police officer places evidence markers on the Alaska Highway near the blue bridge at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on July 5, 2020. A 43-year-old motorcycle rider from Whitehorse and a 47-year-old car passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)

Driver in fatal 2020 collision on Alaska Highway near Whitehorse pleads guilty

Court documents state that Devin Edmiston was not licensed to drive when his overtake caused crash

A police officer places evidence markers on the Alaska Highway near the blue bridge at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on July 5, 2020. A 43-year-old motorcycle rider from Whitehorse and a 47-year-old car passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)