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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press file)

As COVID-19 cases rise, Ontario study suggests Omicron is less severe

The Omicron variant continued to cause record-breaking COVID-19 numbers of cases in…

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press file)
Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

B.C. marks two years since passing law to adopt declaration on Indigenous rights

Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon records 34 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The Yukon’s total number of COVID-19 cases has jumped in the last…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Czechia’s Jan Mysak (19) and Germany’s Markus Schweiger (26) battle for the puck during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Dec. 27. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

World junior hockey championship cancelled

EDMONTON — The world junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton and Red…

Czechia’s Jan Mysak (19) and Germany’s Markus Schweiger (26) battle for the puck during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Dec. 27. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)
Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)

Yukon records 27 COVID-19 cases since Christmas Eve

The Yukon recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases from Dec. 24 to 29.…

Acting chief medical officer of health Catherine Elliott. (Yukon News file)
Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson speaks to reporters during a press conference in Iqaluit on May 31. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)

Nunavut extends lockdown as COVID-19 infections surge

IQALUIT — Nunavut is extending its “circuit-breaker” lockdown as a rise in…

Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson speaks to reporters during a press conference in Iqaluit on May 31. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)
A chart from a study released by the City of Whitehorse showing potential housing needs to 2040. (City of Whitehorse)

Looking ahead to future development

Study recommends densifying current neighbourhoods

A chart from a study released by the City of Whitehorse showing potential housing needs to 2040. (City of Whitehorse)
Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon government recruiting for second Youth Panel on Climate Change

“Yukon youth understand that they will be the most affected by climate change and they are stepping up to take action now.”

Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Pelly Crossing, Teslin and Tagish lose emergency responders to mandate

Government working on addressing community vaccine mandate pressures

Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Together We Thrive campaign raised $7,429 for food for Yukon University students in campus housing in Whitheorse and at community campuses throughout the territory. Left to right are Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer owner Mark Wykes with YukonU staff Meaghen Kimmitt and Megan Skarnulis at the grocery store. (Yukon University/Submitted)

Wykes’ Independent raises $7k for university students

Fresh fruit, pantry staples, holiday treats and other goods are making their…

The Together We Thrive campaign raised $7,429 for food for Yukon University students in campus housing in Whitheorse and at community campuses throughout the territory. Left to right are Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer owner Mark Wykes with YukonU staff Meaghen Kimmitt and Megan Skarnulis at the grocery store. (Yukon University/Submitted)
Muskox calf Trebek with mom Charlotte. (Photo by Katie Cotterill, courtesy Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)

Privacy commissioner calls for release of muskox location data

The Department of Environment refused the request under the ATIPP Act.

Muskox calf Trebek with mom Charlotte. (Photo by Katie Cotterill, courtesy Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
One of several deputy minister parking spots alongside of YG building. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
One of several deputy minister parking spots alongside of YG building. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Signs on the door of the Yukon Convention Centre in downtown Whitehorse June 1, 2020. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

Seven Yukon organizations funded to study pandemic impact

The research will focus on things like how First Nations implemented restrictions and effects on business

Signs on the door of the Yukon Convention Centre in downtown Whitehorse June 1, 2020. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. (Yukon News file)
Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. (Yukon News file)
Chief Zzeh Gittlit School in Old Crow is one of nine schools in the territory that will hold a referendum focused on whether the school should move to fall under the authority of the newly established Yukon First Nation School Board. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Nine schools proceed to referendum on First Nations School Board

Process of creating board proceeding, referendum voting coming in January.

Chief Zzeh Gittlit School in Old Crow is one of nine schools in the territory that will hold a referendum focused on whether the school should move to fall under the authority of the newly established Yukon First Nation School Board. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Inside the Yukon Transportation Museum. (Yukon News file)

Sean Ridder set to take the reigns at Yukon Transportation Museum

Current executive director will move into specialist role

Inside the Yukon Transportation Museum. (Yukon News file)
The City of Whitehorse Food For Fines program raised $5,525 in cash and food for the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (City of Whtiehorse/Submitted)

Parking ticket fines net $5,525 in cash and food donations

Food bank, Kaushee’s Place say they are grateful for community support

The City of Whitehorse Food For Fines program raised $5,525 in cash and food for the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (City of Whtiehorse/Submitted)
Mayo’s aging ambulance station. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
Mayo’s aging ambulance station. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
Mayo’s aging ambulance station. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
Mayo’s aging ambulance station. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services has issued home safety reminders for residents as colder weather approaches. (Yukon News file)

Fire and Protective Services issues home safety reminders

Temperatures expected to drop in the coming days

Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services has issued home safety reminders for residents as colder weather approaches. (Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon guidelines for safe COVID-19 holiday include cautious travel and small gatherings

“We will learn to live with Omicron. Until that time it’s wise to limit our activity.”

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)