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Dawson City’s ice-caked streets on morning of Friday October 22. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Icy roads close North Klondike Highway and the Silver Trail

Rain with temperatures hovering from zero to plus two make for unsafe driving

Bird vetch seen overgrowing berry bushes. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)

Dispose of bird vetch properly, Yukon Invasive Species Council warns

Dispose of bird vetch in a landfill, not in the compost, says YISC

Canadian Tire player Bonbon Posecion gets a shoot off while All Pro Yukon Restoration player Jo Aying swats at the ball during Filipino Canadian Basketball League of Yukon Over 35 action on Oct. 16 at F.H. Collins. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Canadian Tire earns title berth in the Filipino Canadian Basketball League

Led by Bonbon Posecion’s 20 points, Canadian Tire downed All Pro Yukon Restoration 75-71

Kluane Adamek accepts nomination to stand for re-election as the Assembly of First Nations - Yukon Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Kluane Adamek stands for re-election as the AFN’s Yukon Regional Chief

The priorities Adamek has identified for a second term will focus on people, place and progress.

Kluane Adamek accepts nomination to stand for re-election as the Assembly of First Nations - Yukon Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
A group of teens allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old outside Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Sunday Oct. 17. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Teen allegedly attacked by group in Riverdale, parents say

“But it was, in our opinion, a premeditated and planned vicious assault,” a letter from parents reads

A group of teens allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old outside Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Sunday Oct. 17. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)

Men fined for unauthorized mine northeast of Whitehorse

Following guilty pleas on Sept. 28, the court issued $30,000 in fines.

The Yukon Territorial Court passed down fines for two men who plead guilty to running a placer mine without proper authorization. (File Photo)
The truck that struck a Wann Road home on Oct. 18 is removed from the house. (Photo submitted by Amy Tyrrell)

Yukon family doing ‘okay’ after truck strikes home

“The only thing that stopped the truck going through the house was the foundation”

The truck that struck a Wann Road home on Oct. 18 is removed from the house. (Photo submitted by Amy Tyrrell)
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Yukon communities elect new mayors, councils

Six of the Yukon’s rural municipalities saw elections for mayor and council…

Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau's 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Bill Kendrick elected mayor of Dawson City

Lot shortages, housing and waste management top list for new mayor in Dawson City.

Bill Kendrick was elected the next mayor of Dawson City in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Candidates and media watch election results roll in at Whitehorse City Hall on Oct. 21. (Jim Elliott/Yukon News)

Whitehorse elects two incumbents, four fresh faces to city council

Mellisa Murray, Michelle Friesen, Dan Boyd, Jocelyn Curteanu, Ted Laking and Kirk Cameron are Whitehorse’s new city council

Candidates and media watch election results roll in at Whitehorse City Hall on Oct. 21. (Jim Elliott/Yukon News)
Laura Cabott (second from left) celebrates with supporters as election results come in on Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Laura Cabott wins mayoral race in Whitehorse

Stephanie Waddell, Haley Ritchie & John Tonin News Reporters Laura Cabott has…

Laura Cabott (second from left) celebrates with supporters as election results come in on Oct. 21. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Whistle Bend Place

‘The current situation is contained and routine outbreak management procedures are in place,’ Elliott says

Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)

Meet Whitehorse’s municipal candidates

Three candidates look to become the city’s next mayor; 17 want to be councillors

From left to right, Patti Balsillie, Samson Hartland and Laura Cabott are running to be Whitehorse’s next mayor. (Submitted)
Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates in Yukon’s rural municipalities

The extended nomination period for positions on one municipal council and on…

Seen clockwise from top left are the mayoral candidates for Faro, Carmacks, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (Submitted)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.

Online cannabis sales coming to Yukon

Right now only the official government store can do so.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Allister Kucheream, left, and Dave Galbraith of Kelly Construction prepare to hang the Cannabis Yukon storefront sign in Whitehorse on Oct. 17, just over an hour before the store opens its doors to public for the first time.
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)

Yukon unions seeking more details on mandatory vaccine policy

“Now you’ve got an entire workforce that has no idea what those ramifications are.”

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)
Deputy Premier and former Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature to answer questions on Oct. 14. The (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Deputy Premier and former Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature to answer questions on Oct. 14. The (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Amanda Leas was elected of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council on Oct. 18. (Submitted)

Amanda Leas elected as Ta’an Kwäch’än chief

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (TKC) citizens have elected Amanda Leas as their new…

Amanda Leas was elected of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council on Oct. 18. (Submitted)
A man carries multiple plastic bags of groceries. (Yukon News/file)

Yukon’s plastic bag ban will come into effect in January

Yukoners are being asked to to “BYOB” or “Bring Your Own Bag.”

A man carries multiple plastic bags of groceries. (Yukon News/file)
The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government suing over Whitehorse’s purple cabin

The government is suing to get the cabin’s owner and his tenant off the property.

The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)