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The Village of Carmacks has received federal funding for an updated asset management plan. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Federal funding coming to Carmacks

The program is aimed at helping municipalities improve planning and decision-making around infrastructure

Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. Whitehorse city council has passed a bylaw to allow pop-up patios in city parking spaces. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Bagged meter fees could be discounted for patios

Council passes first reading at special meeting

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s business park planned in Marwell is among a number of sites that are expected to make more commercial/industrial land available in the coming years. (Submitted)

Council hears update on commercial land

Number of developments expected to make land available in near future

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its June 7 meeting

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yukon government, B.C. company want Supreme Court of Canada appeal of Wolverine Mine case

Government concerned with recouping cleanup costs, creditor wants review of receiver’s actions.

Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, has announced two new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon.

Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed, Porter Creek Secondary prom cancelled

Graduating students are encouraged to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms

John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file
Catherine Elliott, Yukon acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, has announced two new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon.
Whitehorse courthouse interior on April 6, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

CYFN launches pilot program for community impact statements

First Nations will receive support developing statements after major crimes

Whitehorse courthouse interior on April 6, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Israr Ahmed speaks at a vigil at the Whitehorse Mosque to honour the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on June 10. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukoners gather to honour Muslim family killed in London

Like many communities across the country, Yukoners came together to honour the Muslim family murdered in London Ontario

Israr Ahmed speaks at a vigil at the Whitehorse Mosque to honour the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on June 10. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
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Mike Blumenschein leads a tour of the damage to the Echo Mountain Ranch farm in the Takhini Valley on May 28. The Yukon Agricultural Association organized the tour for politicians and media to see firsthand the damage.

Farmers say elk still causing damage in Takhini Valley

“We put our heart and soul into it and my worry is that we can’t sustain this over and over.”

Haley Ritchie/Yukon News
Mike Blumenschein leads a tour of the damage to the Echo Mountain Ranch farm in the Takhini Valley on May 28. The Yukon Agricultural Association organized the tour for politicians and media to see firsthand the damage.
Jim Elliot/Yukon News
Ross and Cindy Smith are finding more reason to smile as the floodwaters that almost reached their farm house were beginning to recede on June 8.

Farms on South Klondike Highway experience severe flooding

The nearest body of water is a lake almost three kilometres away

Jim Elliot/Yukon News
Ross and Cindy Smith are finding more reason to smile as the floodwaters that almost reached their farm house were beginning to recede on June 8.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon's first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.
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Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30, 2020. Hanley announced on April 8 Yukon's first COVID-19 case to be found in a Yukon community.
Mike Thomas/Yukon News Dawson City RCMP have arrested Rodney Bailey on several charges.
Mike Thomas/Yukon News Dawson City RCMP have arrested Rodney Bailey on several charges.
The RCMP Critical Incident Program will be training in Watson Lake from June 14-16. Mike Thomas/Yukon News

RCMP will conduct three days of training in Watson Lake

Lakeview Apartment in Watson Lake will be used for RCMP training

The RCMP Critical Incident Program will be training in Watson Lake from June 14-16. Mike Thomas/Yukon News
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced one new case and one confirmed case on June 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced one new case and one confirmed case on June 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The City of Whitehorse’s Mayday Tree is reaching the end of its life and will be brought down when the new city hall/services building is constructed. Clippings are being taken from the tree for later planting. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Days are numbered for Whitehorse Mayday tree

Beloved tree is nearing the end of its life, will be brought down as part of city hall work

The City of Whitehorse’s Mayday Tree is reaching the end of its life and will be brought down when the new city hall/services building is constructed. Clippings are being taken from the tree for later planting. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Yukon has 20 invasive plant species including the creeping thistle. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)

Be aware of invasive species, Yukoners told

The Yukon Invasive Species Council continues to work to inform Yukoners about the territories invasive, plant, animal and aquatic species

The Yukon has 20 invasive plant species including the creeping thistle. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)
Melissa Murray announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council on June 6. (Submitted/Archbould Photography)

Council candidate steps forward

Mellisa Murray plans to run in Oct. 21 election

Melissa Murray announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council on June 6. (Submitted/Archbould Photography)
Closing ceremonies from the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, which marked the first time the Games were held in the North. Whitehorse and the Yukon government are considering a bid to host the Games once again in 2027. (Submitted/Sport Yukon)

Whitehorse council contemplates 2027 Canada Winter Games

City and territory would co-host national event

Closing ceremonies from the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, which marked the first time the Games were held in the North. Whitehorse and the Yukon government are considering a bid to host the Games once again in 2027. (Submitted/Sport Yukon)
Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee photographed at a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on June 9, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography)

Rural mental wellness audit finds staffing shortages at new hubs

The report found improvements had been made but challenges remain

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee photographed at a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on June 9, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.

Yukon court rules on long shifts for self-isolating mine workers

The territory’s Director of Employment Standards initially rejected a proposed averaging agreement.

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The Yukon Supreme Court reviewed an Employment Standards Board decision on longer shifts for mine workers.