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The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Yukon Supreme Court changed the sentence of a man who sexually interfered with two young girls on appeal opting for a conditional sentence rather than a jail term. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Ranj Pillai spoke to a crowd at his Nov. 25 campaign launch in Whitehorse. He has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal Party leader following an uncontested leadership race. The incoming premier and his cabinet will be sworn in on Jan. 14. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

‘Too early to tell’ future of NDP-Liberal agreement under new premier: NDP leader

Political leaders react to Ranj Pillai’s acclamation as Yukon Liberal Party leader

Ranj Pillai spoke to a crowd at his Nov. 25 campaign launch in Whitehorse. He has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal Party leader following an uncontested leadership race. The incoming premier and his cabinet will be sworn in on Jan. 14. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. He will be acclaimed as party leader and sworn in for premiership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Ranj Pillai takes Liberal leadership uncontested

Ranj Pillai will be acclaimed as party leader and sworn in for premiership

Ranj Pillai officially announced his candidacy for Yukon Liberal Party leader in front of family and a crowd of supporters at NorthLight Innvoation on Nov. 25. He will be acclaimed as party leader and sworn in for premiership. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A Southern Lakes caribou pose while foraging near Golden Horn Mountain on January 2, 2023. The southern lakes caribou are protected from hunting. (Mark Kelly/Yukon News)

Caribou at the crux of culture and industry

Caribou especially sensitive to mining disturbance in spite of mitigation efforts

A Southern Lakes caribou pose while foraging near Golden Horn Mountain on January 2, 2023. The southern lakes caribou are protected from hunting. (Mark Kelly/Yukon News)
A balloon that connected with a power line and knocked out power to homes south of Whitehorse as far as Carcross is seen. (Courtesy/ATCO Electric Yukon)

New Year’s Eve balloon brings down the lights

Power outage was one of 10 in the territory throughout December

A balloon that connected with a power line and knocked out power to homes south of Whitehorse as far as Carcross is seen. (Courtesy/ATCO Electric Yukon)
Michael Schmidt, a Haines Junction resident, has been nominated to the Order of Canada. (Marguerite Richard Photo)

Yukon explorer, geologist nominated for Order of Canada

Michael Schmidt will receive the Order of Canada at a ceremony later this year

Michael Schmidt, a Haines Junction resident, has been nominated to the Order of Canada. (Marguerite Richard Photo)
RCMP cruiser passes by police headquarters in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
RCMP cruiser passes by police headquarters in Whitehorse on May 17. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle on Aug. 3, 2018. The Yukon government announced its territory-wide dental program commenced on Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Yukon’s dental program begins providing up to $1,300 to Yukoners with no coverage

Eligible applicants won’t have to pay at the dentist unless they are over the annual limit

Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle on Aug. 3, 2018. The Yukon government announced its territory-wide dental program commenced on Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Yukon government sign seen on April 26. On Jan. 5, Premier Sandy Silver announced leadership changes in the departments of Finance and Justice. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s deputy minister of Finance retiring

Acting deputy minister of Justice given extension

Yukon government sign seen on April 26. On Jan. 5, Premier Sandy Silver announced leadership changes in the departments of Finance and Justice. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Dawson City ice bridge is now open to vehicles. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Light traffic can flow over Yukon River using Dawson City ice bridge

Temporary seasonal route not yet open to heavy duty traffic

The Dawson City ice bridge is now open to vehicles. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Archivist Lesley Buchan looks through decades-old ledgers in the Yukon Archives vault. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)

Yukon Archives seeking artist in residence

Jan. 31 deadline set for applications

Archivist Lesley Buchan looks through decades-old ledgers in the Yukon Archives vault. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)
A view of Industrial Road in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Survey opens on commercial, industrial land planning in Whitehorse

City, YG, First Nations look at future land use in Whitehorse

A view of Industrial Road in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
Western Copper and Gold Corporation CEO Paul West-Sells after speaking with media in Whitehorse on Aug. 25, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Western Copper and Gold Corporation CEO Paul West-Sells after speaking with media in Whitehorse on Aug. 25, 2022. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A snowmaking machine at Mt Sima. (Courtesy/Mt. Sima)

Mt. Sima takes snowmaking off diesel power

The snowmakers are now attached to the grid

  • Jan 4, 2023
A snowmaking machine at Mt Sima. (Courtesy/Mt. Sima)
A proposed project up for the Arctic Inspiration Prize would see a traditional camp set up at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Yukon News file)

Two Yukon finalists for Arctic Inspiration Prize

Recovery support program and traditional camp highlighted

A proposed project up for the Arctic Inspiration Prize would see a traditional camp set up at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Yukon News file)
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Prescription pills from the pharmacy seen on Dec. 29. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon pharmacists can now prescribe meds for ‘common, minor’ ailments

Some pharmacists can also give travel-related shots and prescribe medications for smoking cessation

Prescription pills from the pharmacy seen on Dec. 29. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Michael Brauer attended a tenants meeting at 600 College Drive on Dec. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

‘Life changes because of bed bugs’: Tenants plead for Yukon Housing Corp. to promptly address concerns

Residents of a seniors’ complex in Whitehorse are feeling stressed, isolated and overwhelmed

Michael Brauer attended a tenants meeting at 600 College Drive on Dec. 23. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Raven’s Reuseful, loated inside Raven Recycling in Whitehorse, is now open. (Courtesy/Coralie Ullyett)

Raven Recycling opens second-hand store

Everything in the store is priced at $1 or less

Raven’s Reuseful, loated inside Raven Recycling in Whitehorse, is now open. (Courtesy/Coralie Ullyett)
The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. (Submitted/Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre)
The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. (Submitted/Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre)