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There may be a shortage of locally sourced firewood this winter. (Yukon News file)

Industry association warns Yukon-sourced firewood shortage looming

Harvesters feel the approvals process is dragging on too long to have a viable industry

There may be a shortage of locally sourced firewood this winter. (Yukon News file)
Carcross Visitor Centre Aug. 11 (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Carcross Visitor Centre Aug. 11 (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Water healing ceremony on bank of Yukon River, early morning Aug. 7 (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Ceremony at Yukon River seeks salmon’s return

When you haul water from a stream to drink it, you keep it clean, say those gathered for ceremony

Water healing ceremony on bank of Yukon River, early morning Aug. 7 (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon’s child advocate defends review of Hidden Valley supports

Annette King insisted her organization has the legal authority to provide advice.

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 state of emergency in Yukon could be repealed Aug. 25

“The more people getting vaccinated, the safer we will be.”

Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Jamie Henyu, left, participates in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations in Kamloops, B.C. on Monday, August 9, 2021. A six-week journey starting from Yukon and covering more than 2,000 kilometres has finished today in Kamloops, British Columbia — which the man behind the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations calls “ground zero for where the truth broke out.” (Tahltan Central Government/Canadian Press)

Warrior Walkers arrive in Kamloops after six-week journey from Whitehorse

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A six-week, 2,000-kilometre walk to honour children and survivors…

Jamie Henyu, left, participates in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations in Kamloops, B.C. on Monday, August 9, 2021. A six-week journey starting from Yukon and covering more than 2,000 kilometres has finished today in Kamloops, British Columbia — which the man behind the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations calls “ground zero for where the truth broke out.” (Tahltan Central Government/Canadian Press)
Downtown Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown after 2 p.m. sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)

‘A real struggle:’ Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A nursing shortage is affecting the country’s most northern…

Downtown Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown after 2 p.m. sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)
The evacuation order for a property on Shallow Bay Road has been rescinded, water levels in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge drop. (Crystal Schick/ Independent)

Evacuation order rescinded, water levels drop in Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge

The Emergency Measures Organization put out a public flood update Aug. 9

The evacuation order for a property on Shallow Bay Road has been rescinded, water levels in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge drop. (Crystal Schick/ Independent)
The United States border crossing is seen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Lacolle, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Canada welcomes back fully vaxxed U.S. citizens, permanent residents

WASHINGTON — Canada is once again allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents…

The United States border crossing is seen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Lacolle, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)
An evacuation alert affecting an area near Dawson City has been rescinded as the Coal Creek fire was calmed by rain. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)

Evacuation alert near Dawson City rescinded

Rain calmed the Coal Creek fire and it is no longer necessary for people to prepare to flee it.

An evacuation alert affecting an area near Dawson City has been rescinded as the Coal Creek fire was calmed by rain. (Yukon Protective Services/Facebook)
Kluane Lake by the Slims River area in Kluane National Park. (File Photo)

Yukon coroner investigating death in Kluane National Park

A 47-year-old man died of natural causes on a trail. There is no added risk to other hikers.

Kluane Lake by the Slims River area in Kluane National Park. (File Photo)
City council was updated on implementations of Developmental Approval Process improvements. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse city council updated on Development Approval Process

Administration is in the process of implementing improvements to the development permit application

City council was updated on implementations of Developmental Approval Process improvements. (Yukon News file)
Evacuation alerts have been rescinded for areas in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge but flood warnings remain in effect. (Yukon News file)

Evacution alerts rescinded for Lake Laberge, Tagish Marsh Lake and Lewes River Road

Flood advisories remain in effect for many areas but water levels are dropping

Evacuation alerts have been rescinded for areas in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge but flood warnings remain in effect. (Yukon News file)
Torso by Donald Watt. Cast from body of a breast cancer survivor. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Torso by Donald Watt. Cast from body of a breast cancer survivor. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival in Whitehorse on Feb. 24, 2018. A survey to seek feedback about the 2021 festival has wielded its results. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Rendezvous gets survey feedback from 104 respondents

Following the 2021 Yukon Rendezvous festival, the society released a public survey on its social media platforms to seek public feedback

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival in Whitehorse on Feb. 24, 2018. A survey to seek feedback about the 2021 festival has wielded its results. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Warrior Walk for Healing Nations made a stop in Quesnel on July 29. They were greeted by leaders from the Lhtako Dené First Nation, Nazko First Nation and Esdilagh First Nation. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo/Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Warrior Walk for Healing Nations made a stop in Quesnel on July 29. They were greeted by leaders from the Lhtako Dené First Nation, Nazko First Nation and Esdilagh First Nation. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo/Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)

Frost challenge to Vuntut Gwitchin election results dismissed

Justice upholds results that elected Annie Blake MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin.

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse on April 19, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Mark Kelly)
Yukon Minister of Education Jeanie McLean. (Yukon News file)

RCMP still investigating Hidden Valley after more potential victims identified

“They didn’t do the investigation properly in the first place.”

Yukon Minister of Education Jeanie McLean. (Yukon News file)
Velma Olsen with the blanket she made for the lost children with vamps that came from around the world. She will be taking the blanket to Kamloops for the Ceremony of Healing on Aug 9. (photo submitted)

Blanket made in Mayo honours lost children and garners global response

Vamps from across Canada and around the world sewn into blanket on way to Kamloops for healing ceremony

Velma Olsen with the blanket she made for the lost children with vamps that came from around the world. She will be taking the blanket to Kamloops for the Ceremony of Healing on Aug 9. (photo submitted)
A man walks into the emergency wing of the Whitehorse General Hospital on April 4, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse’s only walk-in clinic ending service for new patients

There are 2,125 Yukoners waiting to be paired with a family doctor

A man walks into the emergency wing of the Whitehorse General Hospital on April 4, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)