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Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)

Information and Privacy Commissioner issues comments on improvements to HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay made 18 recommendations to improve HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)
Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Dawson City council defers campground lease cancellation

“It doesn’t mean that that work can’t happen, but it will probably be the work of the next council.”

Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)

Northwestel seeks CRTC approval to increase internet speeds, lower rates

The plans would improve internet performance while lowering rates by $10 per month

Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse snow-clearing route could see changes

New streets could be added to priority list for plowing, sanding

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Portion of Faro mine site to be acquired under partnership with Ross River Dena Council

Potential for silver, lead and zinc mineralization on already-disturbed Ross River lands.

The abandoned Faro mine site in October 2016. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Brent Sass crosses the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race finish line in Whitehorse on Feb.11 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Quest registration opens for four races

Yukon Quest registration in the territory and Alaska opened on Aug. 21

Brent Sass crosses the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race finish line in Whitehorse on Feb.11 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)

The changing face of the Alaska Highway: improvements planned for 2022

The Yukon government will submit its plans in the next month

The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)
Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government announces online food store, shows off experimental crops

Work at farm plots looks at best practices for farming in Yukon climate.

Agriculture research technician Bradley Barton samples a green bean from the Yukon Government’s experimental farm on Aug. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

One lane closed on 4th and Baxter in Whitehorse starting Sept. 6

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue…

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Hospitals will now require non-patient visitors to be vaccinated

Those seeking care, and their support persons, are not required to be vaccinated.

Whitehorse General Hospital in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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)