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The annual United Way breakfast is a popular event. This year’s breakfast will be hosted as a drive-thru on Sept. 24 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. (Yukon News file)

United Way breakfast will be held at Mount McIntyre on Sept. 24

The United Way Yukon’s annual breakfast will see a change of venue…

Schwatka Lake. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Yukon summer had above-average temperatures, normal precipitation: meteorologist

Summer temperatures above normal, winter temperatures, precipitation yet to be determined

Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)

Yukon’s federal candidates respond to Queer Yukon survey

Candidates gave many different responses, said Queer Yukon president Mona Luxion

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency lifted in Southern Lakes, Lake Laberge

Water levels continue to drop and are well below peak 2007 levels

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at what the City of Whitehorse will be doing in…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)

Yukoners hear from all five candidates during election forum

Vaccination, housing, electoral reform among issues discussed

Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)
People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukoners lobby for basic income at Whitehorse Healing Totem

‘Its time is now,’ said Yukon senator Pat Duncan

People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Ember Academy sparks for seventh year

The 2021 Ember Fire Academy took place Sept. 6 to 11 at…

Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon’s federal election candidates are seen from left to right: Brendan Hanley for the Liberals; Barbara Dunlop for the Conservatives; Lisa Vollans-Leduc for the NDP; and Jonas Smith as an independent.

Meet the 2021 federal election candidates in the Yukon

Read profiles of all five candidates before voting on Sept. 20

Yukon’s federal election candidates are seen from left to right: Brendan Hanley for the Liberals; Barbara Dunlop for the Conservatives; Lisa Vollans-Leduc for the NDP; and Jonas Smith as an independent.
Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates: the Green Party’s Lenore Morris

Lenore Morris is the returning candidate for the Yukon Greens after she…

Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)
Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the NDP’s Lisa Vollans-Leduc

Lisa Vollans-Leduc says she started a lifetime of activism in Grade 8,…

Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Meet the candidates: Independent Jonas Smith

While he’s running as an independent this time around, Jonas Smith will…

Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Liberal’s Brendan Hanley

After losing long-time Liberal MP Larry Bagnell to retirement, the federal Liberals…

Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Conservative’s Barbara Dunlop

Conservative voters in the Yukon aren’t usually worried about vote-splitting, but due…

Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Two public exposure notices issued Sept. 16. (Black Press file photo)

Public exposure notices issued for Air North flight, Canadian Tire

If present in those locations, people should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days

Two public exposure notices issued Sept. 16. (Black Press file photo)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Exposure notice issued for Watson Lake daycare

Infant, toddler, preschool groups to self-isolate until Sept. 19

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Robin Reid-Fraser has announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted/Samisa Photography)

Robin Reid-Fraser seeks Whitehorse council seat

Latest candidate announces plans to run in Oct. 21 city election

Robin Reid-Fraser has announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted/Samisa Photography)
Whitehorse city council has approved zoning for Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood as seen in this map. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Zoning, subdivision approvals for next phases of Whistle Bend in place

Plans include extending Witch Hazel Lane and the creation of residential lots along with a park

Whitehorse city council has approved zoning for Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood as seen in this map. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)