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A Whitehorse wildland firefighting crew watches as their last crew member exits a hovering helicopter during training near Chadburn Lake on May 22, 2020. Wildland fire crews assisted with a helicopter rescue on near Watson Lake on July 15. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Stranded canoeists rescued via helicopter near Watson Lake

Two canoeists were rescued via helicopter from the Liard River on July…

Yukon RCMP and other emergency responders were on the scene of a collision at Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway on June 12. (Black Press file)

Body of missing man found

Terry Douglas Ollie, 33, was found in the Takhini area

The Yukon Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge to the requirement that Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation citizens who are elected to a council seat return to the nation’s settlement lands. (File Photo)

Yukon Court of Appeal rules in favour of Vuntut Gwitchin council residency requirement

Judge says the case raises issues around rights of self-governing First Nations never heard in court

A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)

Kudz Ze Kayah mine decision expected in three months

Yukon and federal governments will decide on the mine located 115 kilometres south of Ross River.

A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
A decision from the federal and territorial governments on the future of the Kudz Ze Kayah mine project is expected within three months according to a July 16 letter sent to YESAB. (File photo)
The government’s new safe consumption site will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, photographed on July 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Building on 6th Avenue chosen for Whitehorse safe consumption site

“We have lost far too many Yukoners as a result of drug overdoses.”

The government’s new safe consumption site will be located at 6189 6th Avenue in Whitehorse, photographed on July 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Tat’la Mun Lake fire near Carmacks. (Photo courtesy Yukon Protective Services)

Lightning strikes cause 17 new fires in central, southern Yukon in the last 24 hours

Over 3,386 lightning strikes on July 21 had sparked 17 new forest fires in central and southern Yukon

The Tat’la Mun Lake fire near Carmacks. (Photo courtesy Yukon Protective Services)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)

Man facing murder charge for death in Dawson out on bail

Kane Steely Grey Morgan is bound by numerous bail conditions but can leave Whitehorse for work

A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
A man charged with second-degree for a 2018 killing in Dawson City received bail with numerous conditions on July 21. (File Photo)
Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man pleads guilty to assault on five youths

A sentencing date will be set soon for Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon.

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon plead guilty to assault against five youths in 2019. (File Photo)
A zoning amendment to allow another three caretaker suites at 105 Titanium Way is being considered by Whitehorse city council. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

At home and work, more caretaker suites proposed for Marwell

Zoning amendment would provide for three additional suites on Titanium Way property

A zoning amendment to allow another three caretaker suites at 105 Titanium Way is being considered by Whitehorse city council. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Lake Laberge forest fire is now 4,004 in size. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Lightning the cause of 21 new forest fires in the territory

Of the 21 new fires, nine started on July 20

The Lake Laberge forest fire is now 4,004 in size. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
Alberta First Nations are seen on the Canada Day Reflection Walk hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association at the community centre off Annie Lake Road. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Walk through Canada’s Indigenous traditional territories at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre

The Lorne Mountain Community Association set up a Canada Day Reflection Walk through the country’s Indigenous traditional territories. It will remain up through August

Alberta First Nations are seen on the Canada Day Reflection Walk hosted by the Lorne Mountain Community Association at the community centre off Annie Lake Road. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Keely Bass is one of three Canadian delegates taking part in the Youth G20 Summit. (Submitted)
Keely Bass is one of three Canadian delegates taking part in the Youth G20 Summit. (Submitted)
A development incentive is being considered by Whitehorse city council for an apartment complex planned for a Keno Way property in Whistle Bend. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

$91,000 incentive grant proposed for Whistle Bend development

Silver Flats will see 42 two-bedroom and studio units built on Keno Way

A development incentive is being considered by Whitehorse city council for an apartment complex planned for a Keno Way property in Whistle Bend. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
YESAB is recommending against the expansion of a mining road off the North Canol Road east of Ross River. (File Photo)

YESAB recommends against mining road expansion near Ross River

Zinc mining company CEO says decision raises concerns about Yukon’s rules on resource roads.

YESAB is recommending against the expansion of a mining road off the North Canol Road east of Ross River. (File Photo)
The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

High streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended

Water levels on the Yukon River at Carmacks have been steadily dropping since July 3

The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Members of the Canadian Forces fill sandbags near South McClintock Road on July 7. Flood relief efforts will continue until the water levels peak and recede. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Flood watch expected to continue for another month in Southern Lakes

While water levels are receding, the government is still preparing for a mid-August peak

Members of the Canadian Forces fill sandbags near South McClintock Road on July 7. Flood relief efforts will continue until the water levels peak and recede. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Warriors Walking for Healing Nations supported by the Tahltan Central Government

The Tahltan Central Government has contributed $10,000 to the Warriors Walking for Healing Nations

People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A camper is driven along the Alaska Highway. The Yukon and Alaska governments are working to hook a $25 million U.S. federal grant to upkeep the highway between Beaver Creek, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News)

Border announcement “encouraging” for Alaskans and tourism businesses

Tourism providers – and officials in Alaska – still have questions about the change

A camper is driven along the Alaska Highway. The Yukon and Alaska governments are working to hook a $25 million U.S. federal grant to upkeep the highway between Beaver Creek, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News)
The Yukon Government is reporting five new COVID-19 cases on July 20 (file photo).

Yukon government reports five new COVID-19 cases on July 20

Two of the new cases are located in rural communities.

The Yukon Government is reporting five new COVID-19 cases on July 20 (file photo).