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Firetrucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Wednesday Aug. 10. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre evacuated

Concerns about an ammonia leak prompt evacuation.

The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary celebration planned for Aug. 10

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary will be marked with speeches and music

Burgers are served up during the Safe At Home community barbecue in Rotary Park Aug. 9, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Safe at Home Society calling for landlord registry, tenants association, eviction ban

Safe At Home issues calls to action to address homelessness

On Aug. 5 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, members of the late Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s family and representatives of the Yukon RCMP fielded questions following the RCMP’s formal apology for a sub-par investigation into Jimmy-Charlie’s death in 1967. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon RCMP apologize for sub-par investigation into Indigenous woman’s 1967 death

Investigation reopened. Woman’s family still seeks amendments to coroner’s report.

On Aug. 5 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, members of the late Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s family and representatives of the Yukon RCMP fielded questions following the RCMP’s formal apology for a sub-par investigation into Jimmy-Charlie’s death in 1967. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Some of the projects sharing in $150,000 to go towards efforts to reduce violence against Yukon First Nations women are new camps allowing for the building of community and the sharing of knowledge. (Caleb Woods/Unsplash Photo)
Some of the projects sharing in $150,000 to go towards efforts to reduce violence against Yukon First Nations women are new camps allowing for the building of community and the sharing of knowledge. (Caleb Woods/Unsplash Photo)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

WILD school receives accreditation in the Yukon

Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs will begin Aug. 29

A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

COVID-19 plan based on symptomatic spread: Yukon guidance document

Yukon’s guidance document aims for risk mitigation while assuming most COVID-19 cases are symptomatic

Crumpled tissue is seen on Aug. 3, 2022. Fifteen per cent of people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, according to the Yukon’s latest guidance document. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon records 3 more COVID-19-related deaths

The territorial government’s dashboard shows 29 Yukoners have died due to COVID-19

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Yukon Indigenous safety summit discusses emergency preparedness, substance use

Delegates heard how initiatives need to be community-designed, community-based and community–led

From left: Chief Doris Bill, youth rep. Henry Gilson and Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston as part of panel discussion on the substance use health emergency at the Indigenous Community Safety Summit on Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Victoria Gold goes to court seeking appeal of increased security payment

Amount held by government for reclamation and cleanup set to increase by more than $74 million

The access road to Victoria Gold as viewed from the Silver Trail Highway in 2021. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Family of woman found dead in 1967 expecting RCMP apology for poor investigation

Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie’s death ruled a “misadventure” by coroner. Family believes it was murder.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)

Yukon coroner launching inquest into emergency shelter drug deaths

Territory continues to lead Canada in per-capita deaths. 71 per cent are First Nations citizens.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service is reporting further details on opioid-related deaths in the Yukon in 2022 and has also pledged an inquest into two deaths at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter. (File Photo)
The Yukon government will not be announcing monkeypox case counts after confirming the territory’s first case in July. (Courtesy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Monkeypox case numbers will not be announced: Yukon government

Public Health Agency of Canada reports case numbers from across the country on its webpage

The Yukon government will not be announcing monkeypox case counts after confirming the territory’s first case in July. (Courtesy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)

More than 65 Yukon children unhoused: Safe at Home Society

As of June, 65 children were on list that also included 201 households and three youth

Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)

Putin naval speech highlights the Arctic; Alaskan senator plots Arctic infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid out the new naval doctrine of…

Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Keno City residents pool their money to purchase fire truck

The story of Keno’s heartbreaking loss to fire will be remembered this…

Keno’s new fire truck sits in Whitehorse before it makes the journey north. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Moosehide gathering returns with hundreds of guests

Feasting, music and dance among the activities at first gathering near Dawson City since 2018.

Allison Anderson leads the drumming for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers who performed on the Moosehide main stage for a crowd in the hundreds on Saturday, July 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)

Looking to the future: City of Whitehorse releases 20-year plan

Council will vote Aug. 8 on first reading of proposed OCP

The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)