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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)
The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

City seeks ideas for Whitehorse South trail plan

Charette scheduled for Sept. 2 at Shipyard’s Park

The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Copper Ridge Place long-term care facility

One resident and staff member caught the virus while in the facility prompting outbreak status

Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Ryan McNally at the Globe Theatre in Atlin, left to right, Lonnie Powell, Dave Haddock, Ryan McNally and Andy Slade. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Ryan McNally at the Globe Theatre in Atlin, left to right, Lonnie Powell, Dave Haddock, Ryan McNally and Andy Slade. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse downtown will play host to a Larrikin Theatre scavenger hunt on Sept. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Larrikin Theatre will host scavenger hunt in downtown Whitehorse on Sept. 22

The theme will be 18th century medicine to aline with Larrikin’s next show The Ressurectionists

Whitehorse downtown will play host to a Larrikin Theatre scavenger hunt on Sept. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Coast High Country Inn is seen on Aug. 30. A proposal by the Safe at Home Society could see the hotel converted into a supported housing development. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse city council supports converting Coast High Country Inn into supportive housing

City of Whitehorse applies for Rapid Housing Initiative funds for Safe at Home proposal

The Coast High Country Inn is seen on Aug. 30. A proposal by the Safe at Home Society could see the hotel converted into a supported housing development. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)

Pelly Crossing woman sentenced to four years for 2018 killing of Chelsey Bien

At Aug. 27 sentencing hearing, Lynzee Silverfox was sentenced to four years plus three of probation

Interior of Whitehorse court room on April 6, 2018. (File Photo)
Outreach van staff Stacey Taylor (left) and Shae-Lynn Boyko (right) pose for a photo inside the Blood Ties Four Directions van. The program delivers harm reduction supplies around Whitehorse. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Supervised consumption site opening delayed until end of September

Whitehorse marked Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.

Outreach van staff Stacey Taylor (left) and Shae-Lynn Boyko (right) pose for a photo inside the Blood Ties Four Directions van. The program delivers harm reduction supplies around Whitehorse. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Exposure notices issued for hostels in Whitehorse and Haines Junction

Those staying in the hostels from Aug. 17 to Aug. 27 asked to self-monitor.

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Signage outside Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Copper Ridge Place long-term care home

Affected residents are being encouraged to limit movement and visits will be put on hold.

Signage outside Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones addresses the media during a press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on April 22, 2021. (Submitted)
Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones addresses the media during a press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on April 22, 2021. (Submitted)
Queer Yukon hosted a Pride Stride on April 30. The society is planning to provide more queer youth programming with feedback from the soon-to-be established young adult council. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Queer Yukon hosted a Pride Stride on April 30. The society is planning to provide more queer youth programming with feedback from the soon-to-be established young adult council. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)

Ross River reporting 17 COVID-19 cases

“This was Ross River’s largest single-day jump in cases since the outbreak began in June.”

The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)
The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility photographed in Whitehorse on July 17, 2018. The Yukon’s long-term care homes will receive funding for additional staff and PPE thanks to the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Feds commit $3 million for additional staff in Yukon long-term care homes

The funding is part of a $1 billion commitment made last year

The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility photographed in Whitehorse on July 17, 2018. The Yukon’s long-term care homes will receive funding for additional staff and PPE thanks to the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Forty Yukon firefighters board a C-131 military aircraft bound for Kamloops on Aug. 16. (Courtesy/Yukon Protective Services)

Forty Yukon firefighters deploy to Okanagan wildfires

The 40-person crew will fight fires near Princeton and West Kelowna

Forty Yukon firefighters board a C-131 military aircraft bound for Kamloops on Aug. 16. (Courtesy/Yukon Protective Services)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains near Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Total active wildfires climb in B.C., but crews exploit cooler weather in fire fight

Crews are making progress against several destructive wildfires in British Columbia even…

A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains near Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
Cases of COVID-19 have more than doubled in the Northwest Territories, going from 34 cases Monday to 74 cases Tuesday night. Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., on March 26, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

COVID-19 cases more than double in the N.W.T. in one day

YELLOWKNIFE — A long-term care home in the Northwest Territories declared a…

Cases of COVID-19 have more than doubled in the Northwest Territories, going from 34 cases Monday to 74 cases Tuesday night. Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., on March 26, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)