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Canada’s Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women’s semifinal soccer match against United States on Aug. 2. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women’s soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press)

Canada through to Olympic women’s soccer final

TOKYO — Canada was left off the podium for the first time…

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces the Yukon’s first COVID-19 related death during a press conference in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020.

Public exposure notice issued for July 23 Whitehorse-Vancouver flight

The “low risk public notice” for Air Canada flight 8890 was issued on Aug. 1.

The town has received seven submissions so far in response to its call for input on the budget. File photo

Minimum wage set to increase on Aug. 1

The Yukon’s minimum wage will officially increase to $15.20

Among 28 southern groups of B.C. chinook assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, only two remain “not at risk”. (Michael Humling)

A number of First Nations closing chinook fishing as numbers continue to disappoint

“We ask our citizens to sacrifice so our children and grandchildren can have salmon.”

Among 28 southern groups of B.C. chinook assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, only two remain “not at risk”. (Michael Humling)
Ranj Pillai speaks at the Great Yukon Summer press conference on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

On Yukon Time: Great Yukon Summer Edition funding given to 57 recipients

On Yukon Time: Great Yukon Summer Edition has distributed $500,000 between 57 organizations

Ranj Pillai speaks at the Great Yukon Summer press conference on May 27. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Omar Alghabra, the federal minister of transport, announces $135 million in federal funding for work on the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse on July 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Federal cash announced for North Klondike Highway

$135 million will be spent on reconstruction and technology

Omar Alghabra, the federal minister of transport, announces $135 million in federal funding for work on the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse on July 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse awaiting green light to relax measures at CGC, city hall

It’s unclear how city will proceed with COVID-19 rules after Aug. 4

A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its July 26 meeting.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Ashley Bradley raised $785 by collecting returnables with all proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse local Ashley Bradley collects $785 worth of recyclables to donate to CAIRS

In early July, Ashley Bradley put out a call on her Instagram…

Ashley Bradley raised $785 by collecting returnables with all proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Local advisory committee members at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)

Yukon’s community councils are stretched in the wake of election season

LACs and municipalities are a world apart in terms of responsibility, funding and support

Local advisory committee members at a meeting in 2019. (Gunta Business/Submitted)
Demolition of RCMP detachment building in Carcross July 27.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Demolition of RCMP detachment building in Carcross July 27.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Police are still looking for answers about the death of 19-year-old Angel Carlick whose body was found north of Whitehorse in late 2007. (RCMP Image)

Search for clues about Angel Carlick’s death renewed

The RCMP’s Historical Case unit has asked for public help in search for truth about 2007 death.

Police are still looking for answers about the death of 19-year-old Angel Carlick whose body was found north of Whitehorse in late 2007. (RCMP Image)
Endlings, a collection of poetry by Whitehorse author Joanna Lilley received the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award presented by the Canadian Authors Association. (Submitted)

Joanna Lilley’s Endlings receives national award

The book of poetry lyrically retells the extinction of 64 species.

Endlings, a collection of poetry by Whitehorse author Joanna Lilley received the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award presented by the Canadian Authors Association. (Submitted)
Fire crews are working on the Ta’tla Mun fire, south of Pelly Crossing. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Hot dry weather coming to the Yukon as almost 70 fires burn

Crews are working on three fires near Pelly Crossing.

Fire crews are working on the Ta’tla Mun fire, south of Pelly Crossing. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
The sun sets over Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Nunavut’s chief public health officer says people living in the territory will no longer be required to wear masks starting Friday, but he says they are still strongly encouraged. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)

Nunavut to drop its mask mandate Friday

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s chief public health officer says people living in…

The sun sets over Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Nunavut’s chief public health officer says people living in the territory will no longer be required to wear masks starting Friday, but he says they are still strongly encouraged. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)
This July 28, 2021, photo shows a line of cars evacuating the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The tsunami warning for much of Alaska’s southern coast was canceled when the biggest wave, of just over a half foot, was recorded in Old Harbor. Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp, Homer News via AP)

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, small tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern…

  • Jul 29, 2021
This July 28, 2021, photo shows a line of cars evacuating the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The tsunami warning for much of Alaska’s southern coast was canceled when the biggest wave, of just over a half foot, was recorded in Old Harbor. Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp, Homer News via AP)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon reports zero new cases of COVID-19 for first time since June 5

All youth born in 2009 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, even if they haven’t yet turned 12

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse resident Michael Healey found out he had a winning LOTTO MAX ticket a few days following a June 18 draw. (Submitted/Western Canada Lottery Corporation)

Whitehorse man wins $1 million with lottery ticket

His winning numbers were 16, 17, 24, 28, 30, 31 and 38.

Whitehorse resident Michael Healey found out he had a winning LOTTO MAX ticket a few days following a June 18 draw. (Submitted/Western Canada Lottery Corporation)
Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen and Yukon Education Minister Jeanie McLean sign a childcare agreement on July 22. (Screenshot/Facebook)

Feds contribute $42 million toward affordable, improved childcare

Minimum wages for early childhood educators will go to $30 an hour.

Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen and Yukon Education Minister Jeanie McLean sign a childcare agreement on July 22. (Screenshot/Facebook)