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A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)

Ice Mountain Lands near Telegraph Creek, B.C., granted conservancy protection

The conservancy is the first step in a multi-year Tahltan Stewardship Initiative

A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)
Yukon RCMP reported a child pornography-related arrest on April 1. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)

Whitehorse man arrested on child pornography charges

The 43-year-old was charged with possession of child pornography and making child pornography

Yukon RCMP reported a child pornography-related arrest on April 1. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

New dates set for Arctic Winter Games

Wood Buffalo, Alta. will host event Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)

Victoria Gold contributes $1 million to First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun

Victoria Gold signed a Comprehensive Cooperation and Benefits Agreement in 2011

Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

No active COVID cases in Yukon

Hanley highlights concerns over variants, encourages vaccinations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. City of Whitehorse administration are recommending council defeat the proposed rezoning that would allow for the drive-thru component at 107 Range Road. (Submitted)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. City of Whitehorse administration are recommending council defeat the proposed rezoning that would allow for the drive-thru component at 107 Range Road. (Submitted)
Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mountainview

The riding of Mountainview is home to four Whitehorse neighborhoods including McIntyre,…

Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)
Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

First Nation language library launched

National Aboriginal Language Day celebrated

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Another case of COVID for territory

Patient will remain Outside until no longer infectious

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Assembly of First Nations Yukon regional chief Kluane Adamek issued a statement on March 25 addressing the Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon pricing.

Kluane Adamek addresses ruling on carbon pricing, emphasizes Indigenous autonomy

Adamek is the chair of the Assembly of First Nations’ Advisory Committee on Climate Action

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Assembly of First Nations Yukon regional chief Kluane Adamek issued a statement on March 25 addressing the Supreme Court’s ruling on carbon pricing.
Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, issued a Poverty Report Card on March 26. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Rent freeze, minimum wage increase proposed by Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

YAPC’s 2020 Poverty Report Card made 10 recommendations for tackling poverty in the Yukon

Kristina Craig, executive director of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, issued a Poverty Report Card on March 26. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)

YESAB deadlocked in tie vote over Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

YESAB’s original approval of the project will be returned to Yukon and federal governments

The Kudz Ze Kayah mine project, located in the centre of Finlayson caribou territory, has been returned to the federal and territorial governments for a final decision. (Courtesy/BMC Minerals)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.

Residents asked to avoid ice on Schwatka Lake

Lake levels being lowered, Yukon Energy says

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Stop Asian Hate memorial held in downtown Whitehorse

Organizers led a march from the United Church to the totem pole on Front Street

A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A crowd walks down Main Street from the United Church to the Front Street totem pole in downtown Whitehorse on March 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Representatives from Ketza Construction and Yukon University announce the opening of Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop on March 29. From left to right: Joe Densmore, Ernie Prokopchuk, Maggie Matear, Jeff Wolosewich, Peter Densmore. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Ketza Construction donates $250,000 to Yukon University

Yukon University’s carpentry training space has been renamed the Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop

Representatives from Ketza Construction and Yukon University announce the opening of Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop on March 29. From left to right: Joe Densmore, Ernie Prokopchuk, Maggie Matear, Jeff Wolosewich, Peter Densmore. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Fire chief Jason Everitt poses for a photo at the Public Service Building in Whitehorse on October 2, 2020. A fire service review is underway. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Fire service review underway

Residents asked to complete survey by April 5

Fire chief Jason Everitt poses for a photo at the Public Service Building in Whitehorse on October 2, 2020. A fire service review is underway. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Heli Ski campers and staff were escorted through the avalanche zone on the South Klondike Highway on March 30. (Submitted/Naomi Danaway)

Youth safely returned from camp after avalanche highway closure

Campers returned home one day late due to road closures

Yukon Heli Ski campers and staff were escorted through the avalanche zone on the South Klondike Highway on March 30. (Submitted/Naomi Danaway)
Duka Environmental Services Ltd. staff ready a helicopter for its aerial larvicide program. Duka will begin mosquito control programs throughout the Yukon in April and continue through the summer. (Submitted/Duka Environmental Services)

Preparing for battle

Mosquito treatment program will get underway in April

Duka Environmental Services Ltd. staff ready a helicopter for its aerial larvicide program. Duka will begin mosquito control programs throughout the Yukon in April and continue through the summer. (Submitted/Duka Environmental Services)