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Siku Allooloo, ALFF associate programmer and industry producer, left, and Andrew Connors, festival director, pose for a photo in the ALFF studio in Whitehorse on Jan. 28. The Available Light Film Festival runs Feb. 5 to Feb. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Siku Allooloo, ALFF associate programmer and industry producer, left, and Andrew Connors, festival director, pose for a photo in the ALFF studio in Whitehorse on Jan. 28. The Available Light Film Festival runs Feb. 5 to Feb. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Maura Forrest/Yukon News file
The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation have begun the process of building a new school in Burwash Landing.
Maura Forrest/Yukon News file
The Yukon government and Kluane First Nation have begun the process of building a new school in Burwash Landing.
Golden Predator has reported 2020 drill results at the Brewery Creek Mine site, pictured in this undated file photo. (Submitted/Golden Predator)

Golden Predator reports 2020 drill results at Brewery Creek

The company is planning to finish their feasibility study by the first quarter of 2021

Golden Predator has reported 2020 drill results at the Brewery Creek Mine site, pictured in this undated file photo. (Submitted/Golden Predator)
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A haze hangs over downtown Whitehorse on a frigid winter morning. The Whitehorse Fire Department is reminding residents of how to keep their homes safe during extreme cold. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Keeping homes safe through the winter

As Yukoners continue to bundle up against the colder winter temperatures of…

A haze hangs over downtown Whitehorse on a frigid winter morning. The Whitehorse Fire Department is reminding residents of how to keep their homes safe during extreme cold. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon’s reaction to Rendezvous name change ‘unacceptable, frightening:’ society

Sourdough Rendezvous Society issued a letter explaining name change; decrying harrassment

Celia Wright is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act , after her eviction notice was revoked. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Legal challenge against SCAN Act refiled

A Whitehorse woman is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities…

Celia Wright is still pursuing legal action against the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act , after her eviction notice was revoked. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

City issued 26 taxi violation tickets in 2020: bylaw services

City council and staff addressed recent concerns regarding taxi safety on Jan. 2

A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St., next to a new development at 1306 Centennial St. in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. City council members were presented with a public hearing report on the proposed rezoning of the lot from the current Residential Single Detached to Residential Multiple Housing (modified) zone during the Feb. 1 meeting. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Concerns expressed over Porter Creek rezoning

Eight unit development proposed for 1308 Centennial St.

A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St., next to a new development at 1306 Centennial St. in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. City council members were presented with a public hearing report on the proposed rezoning of the lot from the current Residential Single Detached to Residential Multiple Housing (modified) zone during the Feb. 1 meeting. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The first vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in the Yukon held by Clarissa Wall, Health and Social Services communications and social marketing analyst, in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. It is possible that the Yukon will receive a smaller shipment of the vaccine than originally expected after the federal government announced Moderna is cutting back on vaccine delivery numbers next week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Moderna shortage sees Yukon getting fewer vaccine doses than expected

Second doses will go ahead, but the shortage is expected to impact mass vaccine clinic

The first vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in the Yukon held by Clarissa Wall, Health and Social Services communications and social marketing analyst, in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. It is possible that the Yukon will receive a smaller shipment of the vaccine than originally expected after the federal government announced Moderna is cutting back on vaccine delivery numbers next week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Councillors and the mayor listen to a delegate during a city hall meeting in Whitehorse on June 17, 2019. At council’s Feb. 1 meeting, a recommendation was brought forward that would allow for delegates to speak before council once again, but by phone instead of in person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Finding new ways to address city council

Delegates may soon be using new platform to reach council members

Councillors and the mayor listen to a delegate during a city hall meeting in Whitehorse on June 17, 2019. At council’s Feb. 1 meeting, a recommendation was brought forward that would allow for delegates to speak before council once again, but by phone instead of in person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Colleen Geddes, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council project coordinator, poses for a photo along the Yukon River in Whitehorse on Jan. 26, 2021. Geddes spoke to the News about how about a monument that is being planned along the river to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

‘There’s a place they can go to be with them’: MMIWG2s+ memorial planned for Whitehorse

The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council is accepting proposals for a monument erected this summer

Colleen Geddes, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council project coordinator, poses for a photo along the Yukon River in Whitehorse on Jan. 26, 2021. Geddes spoke to the News about how about a monument that is being planned along the river to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+). (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. Those in the Whitehorse area over the age of 60 can now get their first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Whitehorse vaccinations continue

Yukon residents 60 and older are now eligible for vaccination in Whitehorse

A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. Those in the Whitehorse area over the age of 60 can now get their first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A dirt biker races through a treed path during a harescramble race in Whitehorse on Sep. 19, 2020. The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to combat the environmental impacts of all-terrain vehicles. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Off-road vehicles restricted in three management areas

The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to…

A dirt biker races through a treed path during a harescramble race in Whitehorse on Sep. 19, 2020. The Yukon government has launched an Off-Road Vehicle Management Area Regulation to combat the environmental impacts of all-terrain vehicles. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A Yukon resident casts a ballot during the 2016 election. All three Yukon parties have announced their candidates that will be running in the upcoming 2021 territorial election. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Parties rally for candidate nominations ahead of territorial election

Most sitting MLAs have announced they will seek another term

A Yukon resident casts a ballot during the 2016 election. All three Yukon parties have announced their candidates that will be running in the upcoming 2021 territorial election. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Mike Thomas/Yukon News file
Five Yukon filmmaking teams are now able to move forward with projects thanks to grant funding.

More than $40,000 awarded in filmmaking grants

Five Yukon filmmaking teams are now able to move forward with projects…

Mike Thomas/Yukon News file
Five Yukon filmmaking teams are now able to move forward with projects thanks to grant funding.
Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. is challenging the Yukon government in court over the decision to reduce their caribou quota to zero and asking for the release of documentation explaining the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Outfitter requests documents clarifying decision on zero caribou quota in Supreme Court

Counsel representing Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. says more information on decision is required

Yukon Big Game Outfitters Ltd. is challenging the Yukon government in court over the decision to reduce their caribou quota to zero and asking for the release of documentation explaining the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to discuss airport regulations and a 10-year aviation investment strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Aviation Committee responds to airport regulations, 10-year plan

The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to…

The Yukon Aviation Committee met with government officials earlier this month to discuss airport regulations and a 10-year aviation investment strategy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Council of Yukon First Nations hiring coordinator for FASD Action Plan

The Yukon’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Plan was released in 2019

Parks and recreation manager Landon Kulych presents a proposed bylaw during a council and senior management roundtable discussion on Jan. 28, which would allow for class 1 and 2 ebikes on all city trails. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

E-bike bylaw work rolls forward

Bylaw could come forward for adoption this spring

Parks and recreation manager Landon Kulych presents a proposed bylaw during a council and senior management roundtable discussion on Jan. 28, which would allow for class 1 and 2 ebikes on all city trails. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. Cases in the territory remain at zero. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Proof of residency now required at vaccine clinics

Yukon health card, driver’s license, utility bill, lease or letter from an employer all accepted

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. Cases in the territory remain at zero. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)