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The George Black Ferry in Dawson is seen on July 30, 2022. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Propellor concerns put Dawson ferry out of service; shuttle in place for foot traffic

Yukon government recommending alternative travel arrangements and extended stays to vehicle traffic

Team Yukon is seen at the opening ceremony on Aug. 7. (Steve Parr/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon closes first week of Canada Summer Games

Athletes are continuing to show tenacity and do their territory proud at…

The Thomson Centre, which is currently undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak, is seen on Aug. 11, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Outbreak declared at Whitehorse long-term care home

Dr. Sudit Ranade determined an outbreak at the Thomson Centre on Aug. 5

The Thomson Centre, which is currently undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak, is seen on Aug. 11, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s voluntary self-isolation facilities have put up 2,458 Yukoners

Volume of calls for access to the Yukon Inn’s self-isolation rooms are currently not high

A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse bylaw investigates aggressive dogs

Person taken to hospital, released after being bit

One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A lawsuit over a defamatory Facebook post targeting a student at a Whitehorse high school has been settled. The poster has issued an apology. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News Files)

Lawsuit settled over defamatory Facebook post targeting Whitehorse high school student

Poster issues written apology, other terms of settlement not public.

A lawsuit over a defamatory Facebook post targeting a student at a Whitehorse high school has been settled. The poster has issued an apology. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News Files)
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’s CMOH still acting top doctor in Ontario county

Aug. 3 release cites Dr. Sudit Ranade as the acting medical officer of health for Lambton County

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)
Matthew Clarke works on his cabin at Ensley Creek. Clarke has been given a Jan. 1, 2023 deadline for the removal of the cabin by a Yukon Supreme Court order. (Skote Outdoors/Youtube)

1 of 3 unauthorized cabins near Dawson removed, others still subject to court order

Court orders one man to post video on regulations to Youtube channel cabin building was shown.

Matthew Clarke works on his cabin at Ensley Creek. Clarke has been given a Jan. 1, 2023 deadline for the removal of the cabin by a Yukon Supreme Court order. (Skote Outdoors/Youtube)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Canada Games Centre reopens after ammonia leak

The Canada Games Centre reopened this morning after being evacuated Wednesday afternoon.…

Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
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.

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

Guitarist in the North: Helicopters, Perspective, and Tales of Derring Do

Paul Lucas Special to the News Editor’s Note: This column is an…

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(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (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. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Rezoning for Whitehorse airport area passes first reading

Yukon government will host public information session about runway plans

This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)

Thirteen mushers on roster after Yukon Quest sign-ups open

More mushers can sign up until the week before the Feb. 2023 races.

Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)
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

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