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Premier Ranj Pillai, who is Yukon Liberal Party leader, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White shake hands after signing the renewed confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

No-cause eviction ban will send potential property-owners ‘running for the hills’: Yukon Party

Landlord association president says some Yukoners feel failed by the Yukon government

A portion of Fourth Avenue at Ogilvie Street is closed as officers investigate a suspicious death in the area. Police say more information will be released when it is available. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Police investigate suspicious death

Fourth Avenue and Ogilvie Street area is closed

The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)

Yukon population grew by almost 600 in one year: report

September 2022 estimate has territory’s population at 44,160

The Yukon sign between British Columbia and Yukon. The territory’s population is growing steadily, according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. (Shelly Font/Submitted)
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)

Yukon school communities to vote on First Nation School Board

Schools in Faro, Pelly Crossing, Carcross and Destruction Bay will vote

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)
The former Coast High Country Inn, seen on Nov. 2, 2022, will turn into temporary housing before it gets converted into a social housing project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Former Whitehorse hotel will convert into temporary housing mid-February

Yukon government and Safe at Home Society issued a joint update on the project

The former Coast High Country Inn, seen on Nov. 2, 2022, will turn into temporary housing before it gets converted into a social housing project. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai, who is also the premier, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White signed a new confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Liberal Leader Ranj Pillai, who is also the premier, and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White signed a new confidence and supply agreement on Jan. 31, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. Police are attending a home in the Whistle Bend area of Whitehorse in relation to an “ongoing investigation”, according to RCMP. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Police scene in Whistle Bend related to ‘ongoing investigation’: RCMP

RCMP are releasing few details while “active” investigation underway

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. Police are attending a home in the Whistle Bend area of Whitehorse in relation to an “ongoing investigation”, according to RCMP. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A map showing the boundaries of the Beaver River land use planning area. (Yukon Government Image)

Beaver River land use plan expected this year

Opposition party notes delay of plan that will set management reccomendations for area north of Keno

A map showing the boundaries of the Beaver River land use planning area. (Yukon Government Image)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

This week at Whitehorse City Hall

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Residents of a seniors’ complex in Whitehorse were invited to a meeting focused on bed bugs with Yukon Housing Corporation officials and a pest control expert on Jan. 24, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Housing Corporation, pest control expert meet with tenants over bed bugs

Residents of a seniors’ complex in Whitehorse are physically and mentally struggling with bed bugs

Residents of a seniors’ complex in Whitehorse were invited to a meeting focused on bed bugs with Yukon Housing Corporation officials and a pest control expert on Jan. 24, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)

Four anti-crime, victim services projects funded by Yukon government

$170,968 in funding allocated through the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee speaks at a COVID-19 update on Sept. 15, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News Files)
The Yukon’sorthepedic care team is seen in November 2021. From left to right are registered nurses Dave Waldron, Kathleen Chapman, as well as Dr. Kathleen Dalinghaus and Dr. Scott Westberg. (Submitted)

Whitehorse hospital defers surgeries due to staffing challenges

About 150 scheduled surgeries are being deferred

The Yukon’sorthepedic care team is seen in November 2021. From left to right are registered nurses Dave Waldron, Kathleen Chapman, as well as Dr. Kathleen Dalinghaus and Dr. Scott Westberg. (Submitted)
Stephen Grant stops outside the Stop In Family Hotel on Jan. 26, 2023. The Yukon government has stopped providing money for a meal program the hotel used to serve. The hotel owner and his staff want the funding to come back so they can go back to feeding people in need. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Meal program at Family Hotel cancelled after Yukon government doesn’t renew $100,000 contract

Yukon NDP MLA Emily Tredger is calling on the Yukon government to reinstate program

Stephen Grant stops outside the Stop In Family Hotel on Jan. 26, 2023. The Yukon government has stopped providing money for a meal program the hotel used to serve. The hotel owner and his staff want the funding to come back so they can go back to feeding people in need. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Police offered a January 2023 update to their more than year-long investigation into allegations of use of force by staff at Jack Hulland Elementary. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

More than 150 people interviewed in Jack Hulland Elementary investigation: Yukon RCMP

Police say they remain committed to investigating use of force at school. Pledge April update.

Police offered a January 2023 update to their more than year-long investigation into allegations of use of force by staff at Jack Hulland Elementary. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A total of 40 residents from 22 households in the Ravens Ridge subdivision have signed a petition calling on the City of Whitehorse to keep hogs out of their neighbourhood. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A total of 40 residents from 22 households in the Ravens Ridge subdivision have signed a petition calling on the City of Whitehorse to keep hogs out of their neighbourhood. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A panorama view of Chortkiv, Ukraine. (Courtesy/International Encyclopedia of Ukraine)

City of Whitehorse considering sister city offer from Chortkiv, Ukraine

The City of Whitehorse could soon be looking at its sister city…

A panorama view of Chortkiv, Ukraine. (Courtesy/International Encyclopedia of Ukraine)
The Yukon Territorial Court passed sentence on a man who touched four young girls for a sexual purpose. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)

Yukon man sentenced to five years for sex offences against minors

Graham Howard Tracey, 53, sentenced as community reports fear and loss of trust

The Yukon Territorial Court passed sentence on a man who touched four young girls for a sexual purpose. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
The scene along the side of a Yukon highway in July 2018. Two Yukon First Nations are disappointed in the Yukon government’s recently released wetlands policy. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in chiefs condemn new wetlands policy

Energy, Mines and Resources Minister John Streicker says it doesn’t make sense to rescind it

The scene along the side of a Yukon highway in July 2018. Two Yukon First Nations are disappointed in the Yukon government’s recently released wetlands policy. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council is considering moving forward with the procurement for the expansion to the city’s operations building. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Operations building expansion put to council

Offices would add another 1,505 square metres to structure

Whitehorse city council is considering moving forward with the procurement for the expansion to the city’s operations building. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)