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A vehicle is seen along Mount Sima Road in Whitehorse on May 12. At its Oct. 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved the third reading for two separate bylaws that will allow the land sale and transfer agreements of city-owned land — a 127-square-metre piece next to 75 Ortona Ave. and 1.02 hectares of property behind three lots on Mount Sima Road. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse properties could soon expand

Land sale agreements approved by council

A vehicle is seen along Mount Sima Road in Whitehorse on May 12. At its Oct. 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved the third reading for two separate bylaws that will allow the land sale and transfer agreements of city-owned land — a 127-square-metre piece next to 75 Ortona Ave. and 1.02 hectares of property behind three lots on Mount Sima Road. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Glass shards lay under a broken window at Copper Road Veterinary Clinic in Whitehorse on Oct. 13.The Whitehorse veterinary clinic will be closing its doors at the end of the month after what the owner says is harassment has made working conditions intolerable for staff. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Copper Road vet clinic closing at the end of the month due to harassment, owner says

Veterinarian Marina Alpeza says she and her staff are facing constant demands for free service

Glass shards lay under a broken window at Copper Road Veterinary Clinic in Whitehorse on Oct. 13.The Whitehorse veterinary clinic will be closing its doors at the end of the month after what the owner says is harassment has made working conditions intolerable for staff. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Diesel generators at Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on June 17. This winter Yukon Energy will be renting 17 portable diesel units at a cost of approximately $4.1 million, double the number of generators from last year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Government doubles rental of diesel generators from last year

Energy prices will see a steady increase, but not a jump like last year

Diesel generators at Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on June 17. This winter Yukon Energy will be renting 17 portable diesel units at a cost of approximately $4.1 million, double the number of generators from last year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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Chris Irvin, who’s been a Watson Lake councillor for five years and has been serving most recently as deputy mayor, was elected as the southern Yukon town’s mayor in a byelection Oct. 8.

Chris Irvin reflects on new role as Watson Lake’s mayor

Councillor was pleased with support in his bid to run as mayor

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Chris Irvin, who’s been a Watson Lake councillor for five years and has been serving most recently as deputy mayor, was elected as the southern Yukon town’s mayor in a byelection Oct. 8.
NDP leader Kate White speaks to media in Whitehorse on Oct. 8. On Oct. 7, White introduced a motion to the legislature urging the government to better implement the official decentralization policy and support employees who want to relocate to smaller communities. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Decentralization policy isn’t being encouraged by government, says NDP

One government worker, referenced as a success story by YG, has been told she must relocate

NDP leader Kate White speaks to media in Whitehorse on Oct. 8. On Oct. 7, White introduced a motion to the legislature urging the government to better implement the official decentralization policy and support employees who want to relocate to smaller communities. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Movie poster for <em>Ìfé,</em> a movie being shown during OUT North Film Festival, which includes approximately 20 different films accessible online this year. (Submitted)

OUT North Film Festival moves to virtual format

In its ninth year, the artistic director said this year has a more diverse set of short and feature films

Movie poster for <em>Ìfé,</em> a movie being shown during OUT North Film Festival, which includes approximately 20 different films accessible online this year. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Missing man located

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of 37-year-old Bobby Ward, last seen at 7 a.m.

Suzanne Greenshields poses for a photo outside Hospice Yukon in Whitehorse on Oct. 7. Years ago when Greenshields found herself grieving the loss of both her parents who died within a short time of one another, she took a friend up on the invite to participate in a grief walking group offered by Hospice Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Grief walking group returns to in-person sessions

Hospice Yukon pleased to resume sessions along the Millennium Trail

Suzanne Greenshields poses for a photo outside Hospice Yukon in Whitehorse on Oct. 7. Years ago when Greenshields found herself grieving the loss of both her parents who died within a short time of one another, she took a friend up on the invite to participate in a grief walking group offered by Hospice Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Gold-rush era structures lean in to each other on Third Avenue in Dawson City in 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon-made podcast breathes new life into old gold rush tales

A made-in-Whitehorse podcast is breathing new life into old tales. From father-daughter…

Gold-rush era structures lean in to each other on Third Avenue in Dawson City in 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Kon’ gu (fireweed) artwork by Julaine Debogorski, an artist originally from the Northwest Territories who now lives in Dawson. <em>Plant Encounters</em> is an online-accessible project that focuses on the Ninth Avenue Trail and explores relationships to plants and place through dance, visual art and writing. (Submitted/Devon Berquist)

Dawson-based artist collective launches artistic field guide that explores Yukon plants

Plant Encounters includes visual art, dance, writing and poetry and is entirely accessible online

Kon’ gu (fireweed) artwork by Julaine Debogorski, an artist originally from the Northwest Territories who now lives in Dawson. <em>Plant Encounters</em> is an online-accessible project that focuses on the Ninth Avenue Trail and explores relationships to plants and place through dance, visual art and writing. (Submitted/Devon Berquist)

Applications open for short film funding

The Yukon government has teamed up again with the Harold Greenberg Fund…

Feds announce top-up funding

The Yukon will get a $12.4-million top-up from the federal government as…

New ‘probable’ case of COVID-19 announced in Yukon

The Yukon government announced a new “probable” case of COVID-19 in a…

Yukon outfitter taking environment minister to court over reduction of caribou quota

Yukon Big Game Outfitters filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court Oct. 2

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Whitehorse man charged after children allegedly assaulted

A Whitehorse man is facing charges after five children over which he…

Fixed election dates proposed

Fixed election dates have been proposed in the legislature. Premier Sandy Silver…

Police seeking info after 13 shots fired into Beaver Creek-area cabin

Beaver Creek RCMP is investigating after 13 bullets were fired into an…

Dawson ferry making last trip of the season Oct. 22

The George Black Ferry that connects Dawson City to West Dawson will…