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Hikers traverse the ridge on the descent of King’s Throne in Kluane National Park. Parks Canada is seeking input on its draft management plan for the park with open houses scheduled Oct. 4 and 6 in Burwash Landing and Haines Junction. (Yukon News file)

Public input sought on draft Kluane management plan

Open houses scheduled for Burwash Landing, Haines Junction

Police tape is seen on Centennial Street and 14 Avenue in Porter Creek on the evening of Sept. 29. Two people are injured after shots were fired in the neighbourhood, police say. See story, Page 2. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Police officer, man seriously injured after shots fired in Whitehorse neighbourhood

RCMP initially gave limited details about what they described as an “active and evolving” situation

RCMP are revealing more details about an ongoing police situation in the Porter Creek area. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

UPDATE: RCMP investigating police-involved shooting in Whitehorse

Police are revealing more information about the circumstances in Porter Creek neighbourhood

RCMP are revealing more details about an ongoing police situation in the Porter Creek area. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. The Yukon government has announced it is extending its paid sick leave rebate program for another six months. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s paid sick leave rebate program gets 6-month extension

Program exists for employers and self-employed individuals to pay workers up to 10 days in wages

A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. The Yukon government has announced it is extending its paid sick leave rebate program for another six months. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed at Whitehorse city council’s Sept. 20 meeting.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A pair of elk graze by the Alaska Highway outside of Haines Junction in 2016. The owners of a ranch in the Takhini valley are suing the Yukon government over what they claim is its negligence in keeping the Takhini elk herd under control. (Yukon News file)

Yukon’s highest court revives elk nuisance lawsuit

Previously struck down by Supreme Court, rancher’s claim should get closer look says Court of Appeal.

A pair of elk graze by the Alaska Highway outside of Haines Junction in 2016. The owners of a ranch in the Takhini valley are suing the Yukon government over what they claim is its negligence in keeping the Takhini elk herd under control. (Yukon News file)
A blank Excel spreadsheet seen on Sept. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Privacy breach puts hundreds of Yukoners at significant risk

Education employee sent spreadsheet containing personal information data

A blank Excel spreadsheet seen on Sept. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Officials with the Western Arctic Youth Collective project highlight their work in creating youth-led programming centred around cultural values, connection and community empowerment during the mental wellness summit held Sept. 21 to 23 in Whitehorse. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Mental Wellness Summit hosted

Perspectives heard will be used in opioid action plan

Officials with the Western Arctic Youth Collective project highlight their work in creating youth-led programming centred around cultural values, connection and community empowerment during the mental wellness summit held Sept. 21 to 23 in Whitehorse. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A tanker truck hauling highly flammable materials caught fire after a collision with a bridge on Highway 97 near Fort St. John. (Miranda Dendys/Facebook)

Alaska Highway bridge burned by truck fire now open to heavy traffic

Heavy loads bound for the Yukon no longer need to detour via Highway 37

A tanker truck hauling highly flammable materials caught fire after a collision with a bridge on Highway 97 near Fort St. John. (Miranda Dendys/Facebook)
The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross, just one of many Yukon restaurants squeezed by labour shortages. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Labour shortages squeezing Yukon businesses

Business owners facing staffing shortages, rising costs, smaller margins and lower productivity

The Bistro on Bennett in Carcross, just one of many Yukon restaurants squeezed by labour shortages. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations addresses media during a news conference about the shelter transition. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

CYFN Grand Chief set on refocusing Whitehorse shelter

Council of Yukon First Nations and Connective will take over Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Oct. 1

Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations addresses media during a news conference about the shelter transition. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A Sept. 23 fire has destroyed the Sincerely Yours building, known as the Atlin General Store. The building also housed the post office for the community. (Courtesy Robin Armour)

Atlin General Store destroyed by fire

Blaze leaves Northern B.C. community without a post office

A Sept. 23 fire has destroyed the Sincerely Yours building, known as the Atlin General Store. The building also housed the post office for the community. (Courtesy Robin Armour)
A series of landslides hit the North Klondike Highway near the Dempster Highway cutoff. (Submitted/Department of Highways and Public Works)

UPDATE: North Klondike Highway still closed; 40 people transported by helicopter

Department of Highways and Public Works does not know when the road will reopen

A series of landslides hit the North Klondike Highway near the Dempster Highway cutoff. (Submitted/Department of Highways and Public Works)
A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Suspicious death investigated as homicide, related to missing man: Yukon RCMP

Whitehorse RCMP say that their investigation into a suspicious death launched at…

A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Construction in Whistle Bend in 2017. Plans have been announced to continue with more phases of Whistle Bend development. (Yukon News file)

City contemplates more homes in Whistle Bend

Close to 26 acres of land could be rezoned for development

Construction in Whistle Bend in 2017. Plans have been announced to continue with more phases of Whistle Bend development. (Yukon News file)
A Yukon man has been charged with sexually abusing a former student in the 1980s. (Yukon News file)

Court hears from woman who alleges Whitehorse teacher sexually assaulted her in the 1980s

Witness testifies and is cross-examined between Sept. 12 and 20. Trial will go at least another week

A Yukon man has been charged with sexually abusing a former student in the 1980s. (Yukon News file)
The sun shines over Whitehorse on July 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The sun shines over Whitehorse on July 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Worm-like piles of mining waste rock line the North Klondike Highway into Dawson City on July 21. The public is being asked to share their thoughts on mining in Yukon communities while a new framework is underway. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

New mining in communities framework underway

Yukoners are being invited to share their ideas, concerns and opinions via questionnaire

Worm-like piles of mining waste rock line the North Klondike Highway into Dawson City on July 21. The public is being asked to share their thoughts on mining in Yukon communities while a new framework is underway. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its final draft plan on June 15. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)

Last round of consultation on Dawson regional land use plan begins

Dawson regional land use plan poised to become third of seven land use planning processes completed since 1993

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission released its final draft plan on June 15. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)