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Ashley Fewer has been named the City of Whitehorse 2020 Volunteer of the Year. She is seen here with her award. (Submitted/City of Whitehorse)

City names Ashley Fewer as Volunteer of the Year

More than 30 volunteers nominated for annual award

Ashley Fewer has been named the City of Whitehorse 2020 Volunteer of the Year. She is seen here with her award. (Submitted/City of Whitehorse)
The Yukon Coroner’s Service, Dawson City RCMP, and Yukon Worker’s Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch were notified of a death at the Stuart Placer Ltd. placer mine April 23. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Man dead after bulldozing accident at mine site near Dawson City

Richard Matthew “Red” Cull died after losing control of a D-10N Caterpillar bulldozer and falling down an embankment last Friday.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service, Dawson City RCMP, and Yukon Worker’s Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch were notified of a death at the Stuart Placer Ltd. placer mine April 23. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley gives a COVID-19 update during a press conference in Whitehorse on May 26. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)

Yukon records second COVID-19-related death

The individual had “unrelated health conditions that caused their death.”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley gives a COVID-19 update during a press conference in Whitehorse on May 26. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)
Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Plans unveiled for NGO hub in downtown Whitehorse

The owners of Lumel Studios plan to build an four-storey building on their lot

Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
In a statement, Yukon RCMP stated that after it received multiple reports of child luring in 2020, an investigation led to the arrest and charges of child luring and possession of child pornography for four suspects. (Submitted)

Reports of child luring led to arrests

Investigation resulted in arrests and charges across the country and in the United States

In a statement, Yukon RCMP stated that after it received multiple reports of child luring in 2020, an investigation led to the arrest and charges of child luring and possession of child pornography for four suspects. (Submitted)
A Main Street business shows its new hours cut back due to COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 31, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon businesses reported lost revenue, obstacles in 2020: YBS

The Yukon Bureau of Statistics released a report on COVID-19’s impact on business this week

A Main Street business shows its new hours cut back due to COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 31, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Shirley Chua-Tan is seen inside the Yukon Asian Market she and her family opened on Wood Street in Whitehorse. The store is working to order in products many Yukoners are asking for, such as the frozen octopus Chua-Tan is holding. Local products are also offered at the store. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Shirley Chua-Tan is seen inside the Yukon Asian Market she and her family opened on Wood Street in Whitehorse. The store is working to order in products many Yukoners are asking for, such as the frozen octopus Chua-Tan is holding. Local products are also offered at the store. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city hall happenings for the week of April 26

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News
Justice accessibility has been the focus of Yukon's court system for the past year.

Scott Design Build countersuing for $7.5 million over Carmacks arena project

The construction company is being sued by the Yukon government for the unfinished project

Joel Krahn/Yukon News
Justice accessibility has been the focus of Yukon's court system for the past year.
Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones addresses the media during a press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on April 22, 2021. (Submitted)

Officials call for renewed opioid action plan

More harm reduction measures needed, says Hanley

Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones addresses the media during a press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on April 22, 2021. (Submitted)
Kate Mechan, executive director of the Safe At Home Society. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

100 Homes campaign will continue

Program has housed 14 people since December

Kate Mechan, executive director of the Safe At Home Society. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Yukon

The origin of cases 79 and 80 are currently under investigation.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Pauline Frost files legal challenge against Vuntut Gwitchin election results

The lawsuit alleges that two electors were not qualified to vote in the riding.

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Sheila MacLean tosses her winter blues in the fire to be burned away in Whitehorse on March 24, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Burning permits will be revoked April 25

The Whitehorse Fire Department extended the open burning season

Sheila MacLean tosses her winter blues in the fire to be burned away in Whitehorse on March 24, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
This City of Whitehorse map shows the laneway that would be closed off for the building consolidation project. (City of Whitehorse)
This City of Whitehorse map shows the laneway that would be closed off for the building consolidation project. (City of Whitehorse)
A group of around 150 people gathered on the waterfront to remember the eight people who were killed in Atlanta, in Whitehorse on March 27. Mike Gladish noted the memorial in calling on the city at council’s April 19 meeting to reactivate its committee focused on address racism and discrimination. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A group of around 150 people gathered on the waterfront to remember the eight people who were killed in Atlanta, in Whitehorse on March 27. Mike Gladish noted the memorial in calling on the city at council’s April 19 meeting to reactivate its committee focused on address racism and discrimination. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Yukon MP Larry Bagnell speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse on July 8, 2019.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Yukon MP Larry Bagnell speaks at an announcement in Whitehorse on July 8, 2019.
Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation

Bessie Chassé elected as new chief of White River First Nation

“I was happy that the membership saw that I was ready for this position.”

Maura Forrest/Yukon News File photos from Beaver Creek White River First Nation
Doug Bell photographed in Whitehorse in 2008, for an article about his role as Yukon Commissioner in the early 1980’s. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Yukon remembers former commissioner Doug Bell

Bell passed away in Whitehorse on Sunday, at the age of 94.

Doug Bell photographed in Whitehorse in 2008, for an article about his role as Yukon Commissioner in the early 1980’s. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Returning students and seasonal workers encouraged to get the vaccine while self-isolating in Yukon

Yukon health care system has few resources to offer to struggling provinces, said Hanley.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)