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Joel Krahn/joelkran.com Hikers traverse the Chilkoot Trail in September 2015. Alaska side.

The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer

The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will open for summer Parks…

A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Rural dump closures and tipping fees raise concern from small communities

The government has said the measures are a cost-cutting necessity

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city council matters for the week of April 12

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

First two readings passed on Whitehorse e-bike bylaw

Delegate calls on city to consider age restrictions and further regulations

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Change of plans approved for city hall

Project would see 1966 city hall demolished

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)

October opening eyed for Dairy Queen

Will depend on everything going according to plan

A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)
Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)

Walking the Dempster

Patrick Jackson gets set for 405-kilometre journey

Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Two new cases of COVID-19 variant identified in territory

“If variants were to get out of control in the Yukon, the impact could be serious.”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Exposure notice issued for April 3 Air North flight

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued another…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley issued a public exposure warning on April 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Air Canada flight

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley issued a…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley issued a public exposure warning on April 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Point-in-Time homeless count planned this month

Volunteers will count those in shelters, short-term housing and without shelter in a 24-hour period.

The Yukon’s new ATIPP Act came into effect on April 1. Yukoners can submit ATIPP requests online or at the Legislative Assembly building. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

New ATIPP Act in effect as of April 1

The changes promise increased government transparency

The Yukon’s new ATIPP Act came into effect on April 1. Yukoners can submit ATIPP requests online or at the Legislative Assembly building. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)

Ice Mountain Lands near Telegraph Creek, B.C., granted conservancy protection

The conservancy is the first step in a multi-year Tahltan Stewardship Initiative

A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)
Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its April 6 meeting.

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Eva Holland have been nominated for book prizes. (Submitted)
The Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Eva Holland have been nominated for book prizes. (Submitted)
Yukon RCMP reported a child pornography-related arrest on April 1. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Whitehorse man arrested on child pornography charges

The 43-year-old was charged with possession of child pornography and making child pornography

Yukon RCMP reported a child pornography-related arrest on April 1. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

New dates set for Arctic Winter Games

Wood Buffalo, Alta. will host event Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)

Victoria Gold contributes $1 million to First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun

Victoria Gold signed a Comprehensive Cooperation and Benefits Agreement in 2011

Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

No active COVID cases in Yukon

Hanley highlights concerns over variants, encourages vaccinations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)