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Thirteen new COVID-19 cases clustered in rural Yukon communities

Two of the cases are people from Outside diagnosed in the Yukon.

The government’s new safe consumption site will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, photographed on July 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Supervised consumption site will host open house on Sept. 27

The operation of the facility will begin on Sept. 29

The Yukon Arts Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Shows will continue at Yukon Arts Centre following lift collapse

Shows at the Yukon Arts Centre will continue following the collapse of…

Wendy Donnithorne (left), manager of legislative services for the City of Whitehorse, draws election candidate names to determine the name order on the ballot for the Oct. 21 municipal election. Returning officer Norma Felker recorded the names in the order they were drawn. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Wendy Donnithorne (left), manager of legislative services for the City of Whitehorse, draws election candidate names to determine the name order on the ballot for the Oct. 21 municipal election. Returning officer Norma Felker recorded the names in the order they were drawn. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Porter Creek Secondary School. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc wins the Yukon student vote

The NDP candidate received 498 student votes or 28.74 per cent of the share

Porter Creek Secondary School. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process was launched on Sept. 22. Helping make the announcement were Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Premier Sandy Silver, bid committee chair Piers McDonald, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson, Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Mayor Dan Curtis, 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett and Canada Winter Games alum Anthony Greer (left-right). (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse officially bidding for 2027 Canada Winter Games

The Games, slated for 2027, will be hosted 20 years after Whitehorse first held the multi-sport event

The 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process was launched on Sept. 22. Helping make the announcement were Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Premier Sandy Silver, bid committee chair Piers McDonald, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson, Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Mayor Dan Curtis, 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett and Canada Winter Games alum Anthony Greer (left-right). (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Your Yukon life list

After another topsy-turvy and financially painful summer, Yukon wilderness operators are wondering…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
The face of municipal council meetings changed with COVID-19. This is a screenshot of a council meeting of the Village of Haines Junction on Aug. 25. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The face of municipal council meetings changed with COVID-19. This is a screenshot of a council meeting of the Village of Haines Junction on Aug. 25. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Cst. Michael Simpson is the lead investigator on a cold case murder investigation which recently successfully identified a man found dead near Dawson City in the 1980s. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Forensic advances helped to identify man found dead near Dawson City

Remains found in 1980s eventually lead to identification of man believed killed in the Yukon.

Cst. Michael Simpson is the lead investigator on a cold case murder investigation which recently successfully identified a man found dead near Dawson City in the 1980s. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Porter Creek Rams right-side attacker Angel McCallum splits the F.H. Collins Warrior block set by Kate Mueller (19) and Abby Woolridge during Supervolley action at Porter Creek on Sept. 23. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Supervolley returned to action Sept. 23, Rams, Warriors pick up wins

The Porter Creeks girls and F.H. Collins boys earned wins in their Supervolley season debuts

Porter Creek Rams right-side attacker Angel McCallum splits the F.H. Collins Warrior block set by Kate Mueller (19) and Abby Woolridge during Supervolley action at Porter Creek on Sept. 23. (John Tonin/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)
Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

RCMP admit ‘major error’ in sexual assault investigation at Whitehorse school

Parents were never directly contacted after the conviction of an education assistant

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Yukon RCMP have arrested a Carmacks man on multiple sexual assault charges. (File photo)

RCMP arrest Carmacks man following sexual assault allegations

The 52-year-old is charged with six counts of sexual assault and six of sexual interference.

The Yukon RCMP have arrested a Carmacks man on multiple sexual assault charges. (File photo)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon RCMP give winter driving tips to safely navigate icy and snowy roads

‘It’s once again time to shift into winter driving,’ says Inspector Rob Nason of the Yukon RCMP

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Noah Curtis will be seeking a councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Noah Curtis seeks Whitehorse councillor seat

Highlights housing, climate change, economic development as major issues

Noah Curtis will be seeking a councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Willow Gamberg, owner of Road Dog Music Supply, stands out front of her business after reopening on Sept. 21. The store was broken into on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Road Dogs Music Supply owner Willow Gamberg ‘overwhelmed’ by community support after break-in

The thief or thieves took upward of $5,000 worth of equipment including several guitars

Willow Gamberg, owner of Road Dog Music Supply, stands out front of her business after reopening on Sept. 21. The store was broken into on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Current CMOH Brendan Hanley, on leave, enters the MacBride Museum to applause in downtown Whitehorse on Sept. 20, after poll returns indicate he will be the next member of parliament for the Yukon. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

The Yukon’s chief medical officer has been elected to federal office. Now what?

Current CMOH Brendan Hanley is leaving the position after a successful run to become Yukon’s member of parliament

Current CMOH Brendan Hanley, on leave, enters the MacBride Museum to applause in downtown Whitehorse on Sept. 20, after poll returns indicate he will be the next member of parliament for the Yukon. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Nicole Edwards passed away on Sept. 8 after living with scleroderma, a rare disease, for many years. (Courtesy/Nicole Edwards)
Nicole Edwards passed away on Sept. 8 after living with scleroderma, a rare disease, for many years. (Courtesy/Nicole Edwards)
Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Iqaluit on May 31, 2021. Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Masks mandatory across Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two…

Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Iqaluit on May 31, 2021. Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter