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

New COVID-19 case confirmed in rural Yukon community

An exposure notification has been issued for Andrea’s Restaurant in Watson Lake

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
Air North is resuming service to Alberta next month. (Courtesy/Air North)

Air North resuming Alberta service

Flights to Edmonton and Calgary will resume starting May 5

Air North is resuming service to Alberta next month. (Courtesy/Air North)
Drilling at Northern Tiger’s 3Ace gold project. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Drilling at Northern Tiger’s 3Ace gold project. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse on May 6, 2020.

NAV CANADA suspends review for Whitehorse airport traffic control

NAV CANADA announced on April 15 that it is no longer considering…

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse on May 6, 2020.
A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Rural dump closures and tipping fees raise concern from small communities

The government has said the measures are a cost-cutting necessity

A bulldozer levels piles of garbage at the Whitehorse landfill in January 2012. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

First two readings passed on Whitehorse e-bike bylaw

Delegate calls on city to consider age restrictions and further regulations

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Change of plans approved for city hall

Project would see 1966 city hall demolished

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)