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Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukon placer miners discover mummified baby mammoth

Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin elders named the mummified mammoth Nun cho ga meaning “big baby animal.”

This sign seen on March 21, 2022, marks the Alaska Highway’s starting point in Dawson Creek, B.C. Public Services and Procurement Canada said a storm that activated “significant soil erosion” led to a partially blocked culvert that affected the highway between kilometres 710 to 711. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Storm sets off ‘significant soil erosion’ on Alaska Highway

Key artery through Muncho Lake area disrupted by heavy rainfall leading to partially blocked culvert

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its June…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The boat that the missing men, Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten might be using. (RCMP Image)

Men who planned to spend winter in Yukon wilderness now considered missing

Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten, both 28, haven’t been seen or heard from since October.

The boat that the missing men, Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten might be using. (RCMP Image)
Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Sexual misconduct allegations prompt Whitehorse’s Vanier Catholic school to change name

Vanier Catholic Secondary School has changed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School

Vanier Catholic Secondary School’s signage, seen on June 23, 2022, will be replaced with new signage given its new name: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Millenium Trail reopening in Whitehorse

The Millenium Trail along Robert Service Way reopened on June 24, according…

The Millenium Trail reopened on June 24. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)

RCMP investigating assault at Whitehorse massage clinic

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for additional victims in a sexual assault investigation…

RCMP are investigating a March assault at a Whitehorse massage clinic. (Yukon News file)
A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Coming soon in 2022: New Whitehorse walk-in clinic, same old spot

Substitution for hospital care and replacement for River Valley Medical Clinic at 106 Lambert St.

A new walk-in clinic is set to replace the old one at 106 Lambert St. in Whitehorse. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)

Pregnant parents living in Whitehorse can apply for midwifery care

Midwives will work out of the clinic at 9010 Quartz Rd., in the hospital or in people’s homes.

Whitehorse residents who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy will be able to apply for midwifery care. (Marjonhorn/Pixabay)
The sentencing hearing for Charabelle Silverfox, convicted of killing Derek Edwards in 2017, and Lynzee Silverfox, convicted of interfering with Edwards’ body, was held in Pelly Crossing on June 20, 2022. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)

Judge gives life sentence in 2017 Pelly Crossing murder

Charabelle Silverfox uneligible for parole for 10 years. Her sister Lynzee will be out in 24 days.

The sentencing hearing for Charabelle Silverfox, convicted of killing Derek Edwards in 2017, and Lynzee Silverfox, convicted of interfering with Edwards’ body, was held in Pelly Crossing on June 20, 2022. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News Files)
On June 22, Yukon Wildland Fire Management fire information officer Mike Fancie said crews are working to contain an out-of-control fire burning near Pelly Crossing. This photo was posted to social media on June 21. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

‘Top-of-mind’ fire burning in Yukon’s Pelly area visible from highway, community

Fire information officer Mike Fancie says proximity to road and residents is concerning

On June 22, Yukon Wildland Fire Management fire information officer Mike Fancie said crews are working to contain an out-of-control fire burning near Pelly Crossing. This photo was posted to social media on June 21. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
This map shows the area in Copper Ridge the Kwanlin Dün First Nation plan to develop for residential lots. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

KDFN development could bring close to 100 lots online

Residential development considered for Copper Ridge

This map shows the area in Copper Ridge the Kwanlin Dün First Nation plan to develop for residential lots. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)

Yukon Breeze C-can plan turned down

Council votes 4-3 not to allow storage, fencing plan

Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)
Chief Dylan Loblaw of the Ross River Dena Council says Canada and Yukon governments show blatant disregard by concluding assessment process on contentious mine on unceded territory. (Submitted)

Kudz Ze Kayah approval is a ‘blatant disregard’ of First Nations rights: Ross River Dena Chief

Ross River Dena Council’s “comprehensive 48-page submission” is called “a letter” in decision document for major mine

Chief Dylan Loblaw of the Ross River Dena Council says Canada and Yukon governments show blatant disregard by concluding assessment process on contentious mine on unceded territory. (Submitted)
Joseph Thomas Chief was reported missing to the Dease Lake, British Columbia RCMP on June 15. He may have been travelling to the Yukon and was last seen less than 100 KM south of the border. (RCMP Photo)

RCMP seek help locating missing man from northern B.C.

Joseph Thomas Chief may have been on his way to the Yukon when he was last seen June 14.

Joseph Thomas Chief was reported missing to the Dease Lake, British Columbia RCMP on June 15. He may have been travelling to the Yukon and was last seen less than 100 KM south of the border. (RCMP Photo)
Surging water levels in Carmacks and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation are threatening to shut down the local wastewater treatment plant. The Yukon River is seen along the River Drive boardwalk on June 18, 2022. (John Tonin/Submitted)

‘On the verge of shutting down’: Potential Carmacks wastewater plant closure could force evacuation order

Carmacks mayor Lee Bodie says evacuation alert could be upped to an order if system does not hold up

Surging water levels in Carmacks and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation are threatening to shut down the local wastewater treatment plant. The Yukon River is seen along the River Drive boardwalk on June 18, 2022. (John Tonin/Submitted)
A barrier is set up along the racing Yukon River in Carmacks to prevent flood waters on June 18, 2022. (John Tonin/Submitted)

UPDATE: Flood evacuation alerts affecting 2 Yukon communities; 1 alert rescinded

Carmacks and Teslin are under alerts; Ross River alert rescinded June 20

A barrier is set up along the racing Yukon River in Carmacks to prevent flood waters on June 18, 2022. (John Tonin/Submitted)
Premier Sandy Silver and his Cabinet, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston and the Yukon First Nations Chiefs met in Old Crow on June 16 for the Yukon Forum. (Council of Yukon First Nations/Facebook)

Old Crow hosts 21st Yukon Forum

Yukon First Nations and government representatives met June 16 in the northern community

Premier Sandy Silver and his Cabinet, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston and the Yukon First Nations Chiefs met in Old Crow on June 16 for the Yukon Forum. (Council of Yukon First Nations/Facebook)