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Fifth COVID-19 case hits the Yukon

An individual tested positive over the weekend

UPDATED: Yukon declares state of emergency over COVID-19

Declaration should not cause panic, officials say, and risk level in Yukon remains unchanged

Victoria Gold still operating Eagle Gold mine with COVID-19 precautions in place

The mine is still in operation but with precautions, including social distancing, in place

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Skagway has resolve in the COVID-19 struggle, mayor says

Skagway mayor said border access is important for residents.

YTA, Yukon government reach agreement on hiring dispute out of court

YTA’s petition was set to be heard March 25 but was called off after the parties reached an agreement

City hall, briefly

Here’s a look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its…

Yukon government warns of potential but “low risk” COVID-19 exposure in Whitehorse

A person with COVID-19 attended Bethany Church and Elias Dental earlier this month

Yukon early childhood educators concerned about working during pandemic

Early childhood educator has circulated letter expressing concerns about care centres remaining open

YG rolls out relief measures for businesses, tenants

Employers now can recoup costs for sick leave they’ve paid out

Yukon RCMP and courts cut non-essential services, jail taking extra precautions due to COVID-19

Court appearances will be held by phone or video conferencing where possible

Truck slides off Dempster Highway

The truck left the road around 4 p.m. on March 19. The highway was closed until March 21 for cleanup.

Whitehorse city council contemplates OCP change for section of the tank farm

Change would allow for commercial industrial use instead of current residential classification

Whitehorse city council adjusts to a new reality amid COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the pandemic is being felt across city departments

Virtual care now available for Yukon patients

Yukon government and Yukon Medical Association roll out online portal for doctors’ appointments

Dawson City reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

Dawson City anxious and optomistic regarding pandemic.

UPDATED: Third COVID-19 case confirmed in the Yukon

The Yukon’s chief medical officer of health confirmed a third case the morning of March 25

UPDATED: Northwestel waives internet overage fees, increases monthly caps after CRTC application approved

Customers on cable internet, including Whitehorse, will have overage fees waived for March and April