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Whitehorse waives transit and parking fees until April 13

Decision is part of effort to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19, city spokesperson says

Watson Lake, Carmacks slowing down as COVID-19 precautions increase

Watson Lake and Carmacks officials speak on community reaction to COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED: Yukon confirms first two cases of COVID-19, introduces new restrictions

The territory’s first two cases are a couple who travelled to the U.S. for a conference.

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Yukon deputy premier Ranj Pillai tests negative for COVID-19

Pillai was in self-isolation after attending a mining conference in Toronto

Respiratory centre to open in downtown Whitehorse for COVID-19 assessments

Yukon’s chief health officer announced further measures to brace for virus March 20

Woman dead after Porter Creek house fire

The Whitehorse Fire Department was called to the home on Willow Crescent March 18.

CRTC tells Northwestel to resubmit overage fee-waiving application “without preconditions”

Northwestel had submitted an urgent application to waive internet overage fees earlier this week.

Doris Bill re-elected as chief of Kwanlin Dün First Nation

This will be Bill’s third consecutive term as chief of the First Nation.

Whitehorse city council to continue holding meetings, but over phone

The gallery will be closed to the public, but meetings will be broadcasted on TV and online

Whitehorse shelter and Yukon long-term care homes preparing for COVID-19

Whitehorse shelter will continue to accept clients but limit number of people in the building to 50

Yukon College, territory’s public schools shut doors amid COVID-19 concerns

Yukon College will be delivering some classes online, while public schools closed until April 15.

Bill banning conversion therapy tabled in Yukon legislature

The Yukon government is looking to pass a bill that would see the ban of conversion therapy.

UPDATED: Public health emergency declared in Yukon over COVID-19

Territory says the declaration will allow for quicker response to virus.

UPDATED: $4M for workers, businesses in the wake of COVID-19, Silver announces

A chunk of this money is going towards paid sick leave for Yukon workers

Northwestel applies to waive Internet overage fees in light of COVID-19 spread

Northwestel submitted an urgent application to the CRTC on March 16.

KVA cancels its Thaw di Gras events

Diamond Tooth Gertie’s is also closed until further notice amid concerns about COVID-19