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Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis is stepping back from his mayoral duties while he runs in the territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Mayor steps back as territorial election gets underway

Coun. Jan Stick will take on mayor duties until April 13

Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis is stepping back from his mayoral duties while he runs in the territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Riverdale South resident Mallory Lipscomb greets canvassers at the door in Whitehorse on March 16. Elections Yukon has released a guide to help parties campaign during the 2021 territorial election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Riverdale South resident Mallory Lipscomb greets canvassers at the door in Whitehorse on March 16. Elections Yukon has released a guide to help parties campaign during the 2021 territorial election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
A pair is silhouetted against the steaming waters of Schwatka Lake as they pass a docked float plane in the morning sunlight on Oct. 17, 2020. The city is getting set for upgrades to the Schwatka Lake area that will result in more parking and dock spaces.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
A pair is silhouetted against the steaming waters of Schwatka Lake as they pass a docked float plane in the morning sunlight on Oct. 17, 2020. The city is getting set for upgrades to the Schwatka Lake area that will result in more parking and dock spaces.
The Silvertip mine is located in British Columbia, just below the Yukon border. (Courtesy of Coeur Mining website)

Four COVID-19 cases connected to Silvertip Mine

A precautionary exposure notice was issued by the Yukon government

The Silvertip mine is located in British Columbia, just below the Yukon border. (Courtesy of Coeur Mining website)
A sign from the Neighbourhood Speed Campaign, launched in Whitehorse, is photographed Mar. 15. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Campaign aims to slow drivers’ speeds

Street leaders invited to apply for toolkit

A sign from the Neighbourhood Speed Campaign, launched in Whitehorse, is photographed Mar. 15. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News
Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.

Brewing up Witch Craft

Winterlong celebrates International Women’s Day

Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News
Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.
A placer miner was charged under the <em>Placer Miner Act</em> and <em>Environment Act</em> on March 9. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A placer miner was charged under the <em>Placer Miner Act</em> and <em>Environment Act</em> on March 9. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 8 meeting, members passed the first two readings on two separate bylaws that aimed to ensuring its bylaws are up to date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Bylaw changes move forward

Third reading expected March 22

City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 8 meeting, members passed the first two readings on two separate bylaws that aimed to ensuring its bylaws are up to date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The territory’s minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost speaks to media in Whitehorse on Sept.24, 2020. Frost was one of the dignitaries to announce funding from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which includes a $40 million “northern carve-out” for the Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Funding could result in 79 new affordable housing units

Yukon Housing will administer $20 million from feds

The territory’s minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost speaks to media in Whitehorse on Sept.24, 2020. Frost was one of the dignitaries to announce funding from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which includes a $40 million “northern carve-out” for the Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Performers, artists and more sought for Adäka Cultural Festival

Organizers plan for in-person and virtual festival events

People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Teslin Tlingit filmmaker accepted into national IndigiDocs program

The training is a customized program for Indigenous documentary filmmakers.

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its March 8 meeting

Council moves ahead with custodial contact The City of Whitehorse will soon…

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild that will be completed in 2023. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
The Old Crow health centre, constructed in the 1970s, is slated for a rebuild that will be completed in 2023. (Submitted/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
MLA Don Hutton pictured in a file photo from the legislature on Dec. 1, 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Don Hutton blasts Liberal rural health program in the legislature

An Auditor-General review of mental health services in rural Yukon is expected next week

MLA Don Hutton pictured in a file photo from the legislature on Dec. 1, 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
First-time voter Faith Logan casts her ballot in Whitehorse Centre on Nov. 7, 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

More candidates finalized ahead of possible spring election

All three parties began riding nominations in January

First-time voter Faith Logan casts her ballot in Whitehorse Centre on Nov. 7, 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A tender has been issued for the Whistle Bend elementary school. (Submitted/Yukon government)

Tender issued for Whistle Bend school

The school is slated for completion in winter 2023-24

A tender has been issued for the Whistle Bend elementary school. (Submitted/Yukon government)
Premier Sandy Silver announces the dissolving of the legislative assembly for a spring territorial election at a press conference in Whitehorse on Mar. 12. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Liberals call spring election; voting day will be April 12

“I believe the time is now,” said Premier Sandy Silver.

Premier Sandy Silver announces the dissolving of the legislative assembly for a spring territorial election at a press conference in Whitehorse on Mar. 12. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Former MLA Archie Lang photographed in the legislature on Feb. 4, 2011. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Legislature remembers former Yukon Party MLA Archie Lang

“May his memory live on through his stories”

Former MLA Archie Lang photographed in the legislature on Feb. 4, 2011. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation has filed a petition against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)

First Nation suing Yukon government for approving land subdivision near caribou habitat

A petition filed March 8 claims the government ignored the nation’s treaty rights to protect the area

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation has filed a petition against subdividing land in their territory, in defence of the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. (Sheila Kyikavichik/Yukon News file)
NNSL was founded in 1972 by Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. (Pixabay.com)

Black Press Media acquires Northern News Services papers in NWT and Nunavut

Black Press Media has announced the acquisition of Northern News Services (NNSL…

NNSL was founded in 1972 by Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. (Pixabay.com)