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New home construction in north end of Dawson City does little to meet pent up demand. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Wayne Potoroka not seeking re-election as Dawson City mayor

“We are constrained by a lack of imagination” says outgoing mayor of Dawson City on the town’s lot shortage

New home construction in north end of Dawson City does little to meet pent up demand. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon University is back to more in-person classes and workshops this fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Microlearning workshops, temperature checks come to Yukon University

The continuing studies branch has developed 11 microlearning workshops that will be delivered through the fall

Yukon University is back to more in-person classes and workshops this fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon launches proof of vaccination documents

The one-page document can be printed off, downloaded or ordered through the mail.

Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)

Public exposure notice released for two Air North flights

Warning for the flight to Vancouver on Aug. 26 and flight from Vancouver on Aug. 29.

Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)
Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Tlingit tattoo revival comes to Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

“f you’re going to bring it back, you kind of have to bring it back in your own way.”

Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)

Yukon University students eligible for travel grants

Up to 10 grants now available for participants in north2north mobility program

Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)
Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)

Information and Privacy Commissioner issues comments on improvements to HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay made 18 recommendations to improve HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)
Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Dawson City council defers campground lease cancellation

“It doesn’t mean that that work can’t happen, but it will probably be the work of the next council.”

Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)

Northwestel seeks CRTC approval to increase internet speeds, lower rates

The plans would improve internet performance while lowering rates by $10 per month

Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Portion of Faro mine site to be acquired under partnership with Ross River Dena Council

Potential for silver, lead and zinc mineralization on already-disturbed Ross River lands.

The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Brent Sass crosses the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race finish line in Whitehorse on Feb.11 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Quest registration opens for four races

Yukon Quest registration in the territory and Alaska opened on Aug. 21

Brent Sass crosses the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race finish line in Whitehorse on Feb.11 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)

The changing face of the Alaska Highway: improvements planned for 2022

The Yukon government will submit its plans in the next month

The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)
Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government announces online food store, shows off experimental crops

Work at farm plots looks at best practices for farming in Yukon climate.

Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

One lane closed on 4th and Baxter in Whitehorse starting Sept. 6

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue…

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Hospitals will now require non-patient visitors to be vaccinated

Those seeking care, and their support persons, are not required to be vaccinated.

Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Air North flight 4N554 on Aug. 29 from Vancouver to Whitehorse has been issued a public exposure notice. (Yukon News/file)

Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse issued a public exposure notice

Anyone on Air North flight 4N554 should self-monitor for symptoms until Sept. 12

Air North flight 4N554 on Aug. 29 from Vancouver to Whitehorse has been issued a public exposure notice. (Yukon News/file)
This City of Whitehorse map shows where a new paved trail is being installed along Range Road. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Trail work underway at Range Road

Work to install a paved trail along part of Range Road is…

This City of Whitehorse map shows where a new paved trail is being installed along Range Road. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun mining lawsuit will proceed, despite YG opposition

Judge chooses not to strike petition from First Nation challenging mining exploration project.

The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is suing the Yukon government over mining in its traditional territory. (First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun/Facebook)