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Alaska Senate President Peter Micciche, left, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, right, meet with reporters in Micciche’s office in the early morning hours of May 19 in Juneau, Alaska, after the Legislature ended its regular session. Micciche, a Republican, and Begich, a Democrat, discussed their working relationship, as well as well as parts of the session they were either pleased with or disappointed with. (Becky Bohrer/Associated Press)

Alaska lawmakers OK payments to residents of about $3,200

JUNEAU, Alaska— The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package late Wednesday…

An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. The federal Environment minister is seeking public consultation on climate change. (Shane MacKichan)

Federal Environment minister launches public consultation on climate change response

OTTAWA— For the next three months, Canadians can weigh in on how…

  • May 19, 2022
The base of the escarpment area downtown has been closed off to the public as new tension cracks continue to form. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

City of Whitehorse closes off more escarpment areas

Tension cracks continue to impact clay cliffs

Wiliam Auclair Bellemare is pleading not guilty to accusations of sexual assault and other crimes against students at Hidden Valley Elementary where he worked until 2019. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News files)

Former Whitehorse school employee accused of sexual abuse pleads not guilty

William Auclair-Bellemare entered the not guilty pleas relating to two victims on May 18

Wiliam Auclair Bellemare is pleading not guilty to accusations of sexual assault and other crimes against students at Hidden Valley Elementary where he worked until 2019. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News files)
Transit fares have been suspended until July 1. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse transit fares suspended until July 1

City aims to address traffic congestion due to Robert Service Way closure

Transit fares have been suspended until July 1. (Yukon News file)
This City of Whitehorse illustration details the plans to replace the Range Road lift station. (City of Whitehorse/Screenshot)

New lift station comes in $1.5 million over budget

Council will vote on whether to move forward with plans

This City of Whitehorse illustration details the plans to replace the Range Road lift station. (City of Whitehorse/Screenshot)
Reports to police about leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching have prompted Whitehorse RCMP to investigate. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon RCMP investigating anti-LGBTQ2S+ leaflets allegedly containing hate speech

Investigators in Whitehorse looking into four complaints prompted by Bill Whatcott’s leafletting spree

Reports to police about leaflets containing anti-LGBTQ2S+ preaching have prompted Whitehorse RCMP to investigate. The police headquarters are seen in Whitehorse on May 17, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon University seen on Jan. 28, 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon University’s new climbing wall torn down after two months of construction

Yukon University will store wall until another location can be found

Yukon University seen on Jan. 28, 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Submitted)
A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Submitted)
A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Ashley Lewis/Submitted)

Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs evacuated due to fire

Whitehorse’s brand-new hot springs and spa has been evacuated due to a…

A fire at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen on May 16. The spa was evacuated in the late afternoon. (Ashley Lewis/Submitted)
Premier Sandy Silver had a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just days following the Northern Premiers’ Forum, where Silver is seen addressing media on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Silver talks Yukon priorities with Trudeau

Premier Sandy Silver said he discussed increasing federal healthcare funding with prime minister

Premier Sandy Silver had a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just days following the Northern Premiers’ Forum, where Silver is seen addressing media on May 9. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s learning centre in Carcross. The First Nation is hosting a byelection this June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Three candidates running for Carcross/Tagish Haa Shaa du Hen

Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizens will elect a new leader on June 27.…

Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s learning centre in Carcross. The First Nation is hosting a byelection this June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A second COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available to those 50 and over in the Yukon. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)
A second COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available to those 50 and over in the Yukon. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)
2021 CCBF project to install rip-rap to protect the water intake pipe from Bennett Lake to the Carcross water treatment plant from erosion during high water and flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Majority of ‘gas tax’ fund in communities spent on water, waste management

Regionalization of waste managment, safe drinking water and sewage lagoons dominate project list

2021 CCBF project to install rip-rap to protect the water intake pipe from Bennett Lake to the Carcross water treatment plant from erosion during high water and flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Development incentive approved The developer of a condo project in the Whistle…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Chris Kilford will be the guest speaker at the Canadian International Council’s first in-person event on May 25. (CIC)
Chris Kilford will be the guest speaker at the Canadian International Council’s first in-person event on May 25. (CIC)
City officials announce on May 12 that Robert Service Way will continue to remain close for a few weeks. Left to right are director of operations Tracy Allen, Mayor Laura Cabott and acting engineering manager Michael Abbott. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Robert Service Way will remain closed for weeks

Temporary solution planned, but will take time, says city

City officials announce on May 12 that Robert Service Way will continue to remain close for a few weeks. Left to right are director of operations Tracy Allen, Mayor Laura Cabott and acting engineering manager Michael Abbott. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Yukon Territorial Court handed down a sentence for a man accused of sexual interference with two young girls. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News files)

Yukon man guilty of assaulting young girls sentenced 18 months

The Yukon Territorial Court heard guilty pleas and imposed a prison sentence…

The Yukon Territorial Court handed down a sentence for a man accused of sexual interference with two young girls. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News files)
Air North has a new route that links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto. (Air North/Submitted)

Whitehorse-Toronto flight opens gateway to the North

Yukon airline’s inaugural seasonal route links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto

Air North has a new route that links Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto. (Air North/Submitted)
Dawson City is seen during tourism season on July 23, 2018. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Reduced hours, shorter season planned for Little Gold-Poker Creek border crossing

Little Gold-Poker Creek border crossing has been closed throughout pandemic

Dawson City is seen during tourism season on July 23, 2018. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)