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Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Lynda Dickson (Skoehoeteen). (Courtesy/Carcross/Tagish First Nation)

C/TFN declares state of emergency over drug deaths

C/TFN discussing paths forward with their citizens and calling for coordinated approach

Haa Shaa du Hen (Chief) Lynda Dickson (Skoehoeteen). (Courtesy/Carcross/Tagish First Nation)
A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)

Report details assault and harrasment in Yukon taxis

Nearly 70 per cent of survey respondents had felt unsafe in a cab

A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)
Haa Shagoon Hidi in Carcross will host vigil at fire pit behind the building on Jan. 15. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Haa Shagoon Hidi in Carcross will host vigil at fire pit behind the building on Jan. 15. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon reports 471 active cases

Average of 91 new cases per day this week

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)

Whitehorse RCMP make attempted murder arrest

Christopher Bolton, 35, faces charges for Dec. 8, 2021 incident.

On Oct. 15 Whitehorse RCMP arrested two people in relation to recent property crimes. (Yukon News/file)
Whitehorse residents can expect delays and should check their letter mail for package notifications. (Photo by Canada Post)

Canada Post short-staffed in Whitehorse, delivering parcel notices with lettermail

It could take some time and going through letter mail for Whitehorse…

Whitehorse residents can expect delays and should check their letter mail for package notifications. (Photo by Canada Post)
The Robinson sub-station will be upgraded if transmission lines are extended to Skagway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Skagway wants to hook up with the Yukon

Skagway and Yukon Energy Corporation sign MOU to assess feasibility of new transmission line extention from Carcross

The Robinson sub-station will be upgraded if transmission lines are extended to Skagway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Roche rapid test kits are now being distributed at the Takhini Arena. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon makes at-home rapid tests available to people with symptoms

People who still qualify for a lab-based PCR test should not be using the rapid antigen tests

Roche rapid test kits are now being distributed at the Takhini Arena. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services responded to 731 calls in 2021. (City of Whitehorse)

Fire department looks back on 2021

Responded to 53 more calls than 2020

Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services responded to 731 calls in 2021. (City of Whitehorse)
Anton Vogee’s sign painting shop Dyea, Alaska, February 1899. In addition to examples of his sign painting affixed to the building, the photo shows other buildings along the street. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives)

History Hunter: Anton Vogee is a treasure from the vaults of the Yukon Archives

It is said that big things come in small packages. Seemingly small…

Anton Vogee’s sign painting shop Dyea, Alaska, February 1899. In addition to examples of his sign painting affixed to the building, the photo shows other buildings along the street. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives)
Yukon volleyball players learned the finer points of two-on-two beach volleyball in a training camp help a few days after Christmas at Porter Creek Secondary. (Submitted)

No sun, no sand, no problem for Whitehorse beach volleyball camp

Yukon coach says two-person volleyball is fun and good for athletes, even in the winter

Yukon volleyball players learned the finer points of two-on-two beach volleyball in a training camp help a few days after Christmas at Porter Creek Secondary. (Submitted)
Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse food bank adds Saturday distribution day

The Whitehorse Food Bank has added an additional distribution day beginning Jan.…

Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Claire Ness performs at Nakai Theatre’s 2021 Pivot Festival in Whitehorse. (Photo curtesy of Nakai)

Pivoting the Pivot Festival

Indoor events cancelled, move online amid rising COVID-19 numbers

Claire Ness performs at Nakai Theatre’s 2021 Pivot Festival in Whitehorse. (Photo curtesy of Nakai)
Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

AFN regional chief expresses cautious optimism over child welfare agreement

Compensation proposed for Indigenous children taken into care

Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Mail-out ballots for First Nation School Board vote now available

In-person voting will take place between Jan. 11 and Jan. 27.

Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Tanya Harper takes a moment between vehicles and tests to peek outside the drive-thru testing centre garage door window in Whitehorse on Nov. 24, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

List of Yukoners eligible for government COVID-19 tests changing as Omicron surges

The testing centre is now recommended for at-risk individuals only.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Tanya Harper takes a moment between vehicles and tests to peek outside the drive-thru testing centre garage door window in Whitehorse on Nov. 24, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Southern Lakes transmission line expansion plans from Yukon Energy’s Renewable Electricity Plan. (screenshot from Yukon Energy’s website)

Atlin and Skagway part of new transmission line expansion plans

Atlin hydro expansion project is a key piece of Yukon Energy’s renewable electricity plan

Southern Lakes transmission line expansion plans from Yukon Energy’s Renewable Electricity Plan. (screenshot from Yukon Energy’s website)
Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Government says in-person learning is a priority, as three schools move online

Around a third of students stayed home on Jan 4, according to Yukon government data.

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and acknowledged that it was a mistake not to communicate with parents about a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley Elementary School. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The sun peeks through the ice fog over the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Extreme cold impacts Yukon schools and buses

School buses cancelled throughout territory

The sun peeks through the ice fog over the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Supreme Court heard an appeal from a man who had been prohibited from keeping sheep and goats due to issues with the enclosure he had built for them. (File Photo)

Appeal over goat enclosure rejected by Yukon Supreme Court

A man sentenced to a prohibition on the keeping of goats and sheep had legal challenge thrown out.

The Yukon Supreme Court heard an appeal from a man who had been prohibited from keeping sheep and goats due to issues with the enclosure he had built for them. (File Photo)