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The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Defamation suit launched over post alleging sexual assault at school

The author of the May 6, Facebook post allegedly injured the reputation of a Grade 9 student.

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, with his children Aurora, centre, and Dawson by his side announce he will not run for re-election in the next Federal election on August 5 outside of the Canada Games Centre. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell will not run for re-election

Larry Bagnell will not run for re-election to spend more time with his family

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, with his children Aurora, centre, and Dawson by his side announce he will not run for re-election in the next Federal election on August 5 outside of the Canada Games Centre. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man suing over police misconduct takes stand

Mandeep Singh Sidhu testified about two traffic stops and an arrest in which he alleges mistreatment

Courthouse in Whitehorse on March 30, 2018. (File Photo)
Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)

Whitehorse man challenges RCMP in court, alleges racial discrimination

A Whitehorse man alleges different treatment because of his East Indian heritage.

Interior of a Whitehorse court room. (File Photo)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs seven new cases for Aug. 5

The territory is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 for Aug. 5.…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Yukon University students will return to in-person classes this upcoming fall semester. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon University students will be heading back to campus for in-person lessons

Yukon University students will see many of their fall semester classes return to in-person lessons at the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse

Yukon University students will return to in-person classes this upcoming fall semester. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Dan Kemble on Coal River (Dan Patterson/submitted)
Dan Kemble on Coal River (Dan Patterson/submitted)
The proposed Whistle Bend transit route. (Submitted by City of Whitehorse)

Whitehorse city council hears report on modernizing Whistle Bend transit routes

The phased modernized implementation plan would see new routes and stops added to Whistle Bend

The proposed Whistle Bend transit route. (Submitted by City of Whitehorse)
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)

Vuntut Gwitchin leaders say court ruling offers new clarity on First Nations’ rights

Court challenge to residency requirment seen as stressful but chief says ruling is monumental.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation chief Dana Tizya-Tramm. (File Photo)
The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Parents question why they weren’t informed about sex offender at Hidden Valley Elementary

The former educational assistant was convicted of sexual interference concerning a student

The Yukon Department of Education in Whitehorse on Dec. 22, 2020. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)
An empty classroom at Vanier Secondary School in Whitehorse on Aug. 12. In addition to the usual teaching challenges, educators will also be instructing on infection control. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Students will return to full-time learning and maskless classrooms

Handwashing, avoidance of crowding and masks in communal spaces will continue

An empty classroom at Vanier Secondary School in Whitehorse on Aug. 12. In addition to the usual teaching challenges, educators will also be instructing on infection control. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Skid Row team: top row- Zack Bartholomeus, Jacob Caley, Alastair Findley Brook. bottom row - Kalilah Olson, Shadunjen van Kampen	(Klondike Visitors Association/submitted)
Skid Row team: top row- Zack Bartholomeus, Jacob Caley, Alastair Findley Brook. bottom row - Kalilah Olson, Shadunjen van Kampen	(Klondike Visitors Association/submitted)
The area within the crossed yellow lines have been issued an evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Graphic by Yukon Emergency Measures Organization)

Evacuation alert issued for areas around Dawson due to wildfires

Kilometre 680 to Hunker Creek Road, Dawson Airport, Henderson Corner and Rock Creek are all under evacuation alert

The area within the crossed yellow lines have been issued an evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Graphic by Yukon Emergency Measures Organization)
Vandals struck the Cambridge Bay Elders Palace Tuesday and were cleaning it up all day Wednesday, said the hamlet’s chief administrative officer, Marla Limousin. (Hamlet of Cambridge Bay/Facebook)

Cambridge Bay elders’ gathering place vandalized

A gathering place for Cambridge Bay’s elders was trashed on Tuesday when…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Vandals struck the Cambridge Bay Elders Palace Tuesday and were cleaning it up all day Wednesday, said the hamlet’s chief administrative officer, Marla Limousin. (Hamlet of Cambridge Bay/Facebook)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death along with seven new cases. (File)

Hanley reports the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death

Seven new cases were also reported on July 30

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death along with seven new cases. (File)
Canada’s Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women’s semifinal soccer match against United States on Aug. 2. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women’s soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press)

Canada through to Olympic women’s soccer final

TOKYO — Canada was left off the podium for the first time…

Canada’s Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women’s semifinal soccer match against United States on Aug. 2. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women’s soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces the Yukon’s first COVID-19 related death during a press conference in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020.

Public exposure notice issued for July 23 Whitehorse-Vancouver flight

The “low risk public notice” for Air Canada flight 8890 was issued on Aug. 1.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces the Yukon’s first COVID-19 related death during a press conference in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020.
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its July 26 meeting.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Demolition of RCMP detachment building in Carcross July 27.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Demolition of RCMP detachment building in Carcross July 27.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse awaiting green light to relax measures at CGC, city hall

It’s unclear how city will proceed with COVID-19 rules after Aug. 4

A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)