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A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18. The Conservatives are drawing the federal government’s attention to the concerns of rural Yukoners at risk of losing access to the internet via Xplornet. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Federal Conservatives urge Xplornet solution for Yukoners

Letter to ministers prompted by Xplornet’s plans to end service to hundreds of Yukon households

A keyboard displays the home, return and delete keys on July 18. The Conservatives are drawing the federal government’s attention to the concerns of rural Yukoners at risk of losing access to the internet via Xplornet. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Wickstrom Road, which stretches along the river from the hospital before turning into the Long Lake Road, will be one way on July 21. (Google Streetview/Screengrab)

Wickstrom Road resurfacing work planned for July 21

Those travelling Wickstrom Road July 21 may want to take some extra…

Wickstrom Road, which stretches along the river from the hospital before turning into the Long Lake Road, will be one way on July 21. (Google Streetview/Screengrab)
Spring chinook salmon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Weak salmon run on Yukon River halts harvesting in First Nations

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations ask members not to harvest salmon

Spring chinook salmon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

One of two men missing from Faro found dead after other rescued

No criminal cause suspected in death of 28-year-old Evan Russell. Coroner continues investigation.

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse RCMP confirmed that Cathy Gignac, 63, and spouse Luc Lanctot, 60, who were reported missing in April and June respectively, have been located. (RCMP/Supplied)

Partners reported missing at separate times found: RCMP

Police say Cathy Gignac and Luc Lanctot have been located safe

Whitehorse RCMP confirmed that Cathy Gignac, 63, and spouse Luc Lanctot, 60, who were reported missing in April and June respectively, have been located. (RCMP/Supplied)
The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)

Senior supplement payments delayed to next week

Yukoners left waiting for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments can expect…

The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)
A person prepares to drink the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in 2018. The toe is seen resting on a plate on the table. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

UPDATE: Silver to drink 100,000th Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson City

The hotel has invited Ryan Reynolds, but hasn’t heard back, staff say

A person prepares to drink the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in 2018. The toe is seen resting on a plate on the table. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
The Rancheria Mountain fire seen on July 7. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)

Yukon’s $22-million wildfire budget may not cover ‘historic’ season

Data shows the territory has seen three-and-a-half times more fires than the 25-year average

The Rancheria Mountain fire seen on July 7. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management/Submitted)
Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)

COVID-19 vaccine now available to children under 5

Appointments expected to be available in late July

Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)
The sign outside the Yukon government’s Education building on July 14, 2022. Recent department data shows school staffing allocations for the upcoming school year and the previous one. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Some Yukon schools losing EAs, others gaining positions next year

Recent data from Education department shows the changes in school staffing at Yukon schools

The sign outside the Yukon government’s Education building on July 14, 2022. Recent department data shows school staffing allocations for the upcoming school year and the previous one. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A draft concept idea of the Black Street corridor from the 2018 Downtown Plan. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

Botanical healing garden proposed for Black Street

Council reconsiders zoning amendment on the corner of Second Avenue and Black Street

A draft concept idea of the Black Street corridor from the 2018 Downtown Plan. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Scott Maynard poses at LePage Park during an Arts in the Park sound check on July 7. Maynard says the Yukon government’s new micro-grant fund will help artists get projects off the ground. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

New micro-grants available to Yukon artists

Grant program up to $5,000 promises a quick turnaround

Scott Maynard poses at LePage Park during an Arts in the Park sound check on July 7. Maynard says the Yukon government’s new micro-grant fund will help artists get projects off the ground. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
The Riverdale Super A is reopening on July 15 after more than a year of being closed. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Riverdale Super A swoops back into business

The grocery store has reopened on July 15 after being closed for more than a year

The Riverdale Super A is reopening on July 15 after more than a year of being closed. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Teslin flooding, berms and pumps as seen behind restaurant and gas station on June 18. (submitted)

Teslin Tlingit Council and Teslin Village collaborate on flood response

Teslin Tlingit Council and Village of Teslin wrap flooding operations and look to future for permanent dikes, berms and shore armouring

Teslin flooding, berms and pumps as seen behind restaurant and gas station on June 18. (submitted)
Premiers (back row L-R), Sandy Silver (Yukon), P.J. Akeeagok, (Nunavut), Scott Moe (SK), Doug Ford (Ont),Francois Legault (Que), Dennis King (PEI), Tim Houston (NS), Blaine Higgs (NB), Andrew Furey (NL and Labrador) and (front row L-R), President of Institute for the advancement of Aboriginal Women Lisa Weber, National Chief of Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Elmer St. Pierre, Heather Stefanson (MB), Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam, John Horgan (BC), Esquimalt Nation Chief Rob Thomas, Caroline Cochrane (NWT), Cassidy Caron (Metis National Council) and Terry Teegee (Assembly of First Nations) gather for a family photo during the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, B.C., on July 11. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Premiers facing off with feds on Arctic, health-care spending

Yukon premier led talks on Arctic while premiers as a whole demanded health-care spending

Premiers (back row L-R), Sandy Silver (Yukon), P.J. Akeeagok, (Nunavut), Scott Moe (SK), Doug Ford (Ont),Francois Legault (Que), Dennis King (PEI), Tim Houston (NS), Blaine Higgs (NB), Andrew Furey (NL and Labrador) and (front row L-R), President of Institute for the advancement of Aboriginal Women Lisa Weber, National Chief of Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Elmer St. Pierre, Heather Stefanson (MB), Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam, John Horgan (BC), Esquimalt Nation Chief Rob Thomas, Caroline Cochrane (NWT), Cassidy Caron (Metis National Council) and Terry Teegee (Assembly of First Nations) gather for a family photo during the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, B.C., on July 11. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
Surging water levels in Carmacks are seen on June 18. Flood warnings have continued in the area. (John Tonin/Submitted)
Surging water levels in Carmacks are seen on June 18. Flood warnings have continued in the area. (John Tonin/Submitted)
Whitehorse RCMP have conducted a survey, which is intended to inform policing priorities, and put out a report July 8 on the survey results. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse RCMP survey identifies illegal drugs, property crimes, driving-related matters as top priorities

RCMP had conducted survey and released results that were also prepared by police

Whitehorse RCMP have conducted a survey, which is intended to inform policing priorities, and put out a report July 8 on the survey results. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
Cap Mountain fire mop up seen on July 6. As of July 14, no new fires were reported across the territory. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)

No new fires in last 24 hours in Yukon: Wildland Fire

Evacuation alert lifted for Stewart Crossing

Cap Mountain fire mop up seen on July 6. As of July 14, no new fires were reported across the territory. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Two men arrested in Porter Creek after suspicious person report

Limited information released about what prompted the investigation in Porter Creek on July 7

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Arial view of Faro remediation site, (screenshot from Government of Canada)

Water remediation at Faro deemed ‘urgent’

The federal government released its quarterly newsletter on the Faro remediation project…

Arial view of Faro remediation site, (screenshot from Government of Canada)