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Yukon pharmacists have been offered new roles and responsibilities. (Pixabay Image)

Pharmacists can refill prescriptions under new Yukon regulations

Phamacists will be able to extend prescriptions in some cases.

Photo taken June 28 showing the Finlayson Fire (RR-001) crossing the Robert Campbell Highway. Wildland Fire is working with Highways and Public Works to make the highway accessible as soon as possible. (Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Yukon brings in burning ban following 12 new wildfires

No fires except in road accessible campsites

Carcross/Tagish First Nation senior heritage manager Sean McDougall, right, shows off some carved art to Governor General Mary Simon, Yukon Commissioner Angélique Bernard, and Simon’s Husband Grant Fraser at the C/TFN cultural centre on June 26 (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Governor General discusses opioid crisis on official visit to the Yukon

Governor General Mary Simon met with representatives of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation on June 26.

A route 5 bus running its regular once-an-hour schedule on June 28. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

City hits pause button on implementation of transit schedule changes

Council plans to re-evaluate in December 2022 and delay any major changes until next summer

  • Jun 29, 2022
A route 5 bus running its regular once-an-hour schedule on June 28. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Yukon Wildland Fire Management said it is working with the department of Highways and Public Works to make the Robert Campbell Highway, seen June 28, accessible as soon as possible. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Forest fire smoke shuts down Robert Campbell Highway

Highway 4 between Ross River and Watson Lake is being “smoked out” by fire

Yukon Wildland Fire Management said it is working with the department of Highways and Public Works to make the Robert Campbell Highway, seen June 28, accessible as soon as possible. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau departs Ottawa on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The Yukon Party is expressing concerns about the Yukon’s newly appointed chief medical officer of health Dr. Sudit Ranade’s partisanship given that he ran for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2021 federal elections, similar to his predecessor. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Yukon Party raising red flags about newly appointed chief medical officer of health’s partisanship

Liberal territorial government says official opposition’s accusations don’t hold up

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau departs Ottawa on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. The Yukon Party is expressing concerns about the Yukon’s newly appointed chief medical officer of health Dr. Sudit Ranade’s partisanship given that he ran for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2021 federal elections, similar to his predecessor. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)

Yukon mining firm to buy Tungsten project from NWT government

Letter of intent signed on $15 million deal for Mactung Tungsten mine project

A piece of Tungsten rod. (W. Oelen/Wikimedia Commons)
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukon placer miners discover mummified baby mammoth

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin elders named the mummified mammoth Nun cho ga meaning “big baby animal.”

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
This sign seen on March 21, 2022, marks the Alaska Highway’s starting point in Dawson Creek, B.C. Public Services and Procurement Canada said a storm that activated “significant soil erosion” led to a partially blocked culvert that affected the highway between kilometres 710 to 711. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Storm sets off ‘significant soil erosion’ on Alaska Highway

Key artery through Muncho Lake area disrupted by heavy rainfall leading to partially blocked culvert

This sign seen on March 21, 2022, marks the Alaska Highway’s starting point in Dawson Creek, B.C. Public Services and Procurement Canada said a storm that activated “significant soil erosion” led to a partially blocked culvert that affected the highway between kilometres 710 to 711. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Evan Russell, one of the two men reported missing from the Faro area on June 14. (RCMP Image)
Evan Russell, one of the two men reported missing from the Faro area on June 14. (RCMP Image)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its June…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The boat that the missing men, Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten might be using. (RCMP Image)

Men who planned to spend winter in Yukon wilderness now considered missing

Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten, both 28, haven’t been seen or heard from since October.

The boat that the missing men, Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten might be using. (RCMP Image)
Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Sexual misconduct allegations prompt Whitehorse’s Vanier Catholic school to change name

Vanier Catholic Secondary School has changed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School

Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Millenium Trail reopening in Whitehorse

The Millenium Trail along Robert Service Way reopened on June 24, according…

The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)

RCMP investigating assault at Whitehorse massage clinic

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for additional victims in a sexual assault investigation…

RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)
A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Coming soon in 2022: New Whitehorse walk-in clinic, same old spot

Substitution for hospital care and replacement for River Valley Medical Clinic at 106 Lambert St.

A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)

Pregnant parents living in Whitehorse can apply for midwifery care

Midwives will work out of the clinic at 9010 Quartz Rd., in the hospital or in people’s homes.

Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)
The sentencing hearing for Charabelle Silverfox, convicted of killing Derek Edwards in 2017, and Lynzee Silverfox, convicted of interfering with Edwards’ body, was held in Pelly Crossing on June 20, 2022. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)

Judge gives life sentence in 2017 Pelly Crossing murder

Charabelle Silverfox uneligible for parole for 10 years. Her sister Lynzee will be out in 24 days.

The sentencing hearing for Charabelle Silverfox, convicted of killing Derek Edwards in 2017, and Lynzee Silverfox, convicted of interfering with Edwards’ body, was held in Pelly Crossing on June 20, 2022. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)
On June 22, Yukon Wildland Fire Management fire information officer Mike Fancie said crews are working to contain an out-of-control fire burning near Pelly Crossing. This photo was posted to social media on June 21. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

‘Top-of-mind’ fire burning in Yukon’s Pelly area visible from highway, community

Fire information officer Mike Fancie says proximity to road and residents is concerning

On June 22, Yukon Wildland Fire Management fire information officer Mike Fancie said crews are working to contain an out-of-control fire burning near Pelly Crossing. This photo was posted to social media on June 21. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)