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Teslin flooding, berms and pumps as seen behind restaurant and gas station on June 18. (submitted)

Teslin Tlingit Council and Teslin Village collaborate on flood response

Teslin Tlingit Council and Village of Teslin wrap flooding operations and look to future for permanent dikes, berms and shore armouring

Teslin flooding, berms and pumps as seen behind restaurant and gas station on June 18. (submitted)
Premiers (back row L-R), Sandy Silver (Yukon), P.J. Akeeagok, (Nunavut), Scott Moe (SK), Doug Ford (Ont),Francois Legault (Que), Dennis King (PEI), Tim Houston (NS), Blaine Higgs (NB), Andrew Furey (NL and Labrador) and (front row L-R), President of Institute for the advancement of Aboriginal Women Lisa Weber, National Chief of Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Elmer St. Pierre, Heather Stefanson (MB), Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam, John Horgan (BC), Esquimalt Nation Chief Rob Thomas, Caroline Cochrane (NWT), Cassidy Caron (Metis National Council) and Terry Teegee (Assembly of First Nations) gather for a family photo during the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, B.C., on July 11. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Premiers facing off with feds on Arctic, health-care spending

Yukon premier led talks on Arctic while premiers as a whole demanded health-care spending

Premiers (back row L-R), Sandy Silver (Yukon), P.J. Akeeagok, (Nunavut), Scott Moe (SK), Doug Ford (Ont),Francois Legault (Que), Dennis King (PEI), Tim Houston (NS), Blaine Higgs (NB), Andrew Furey (NL and Labrador) and (front row L-R), President of Institute for the advancement of Aboriginal Women Lisa Weber, National Chief of Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Elmer St. Pierre, Heather Stefanson (MB), Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam, John Horgan (BC), Esquimalt Nation Chief Rob Thomas, Caroline Cochrane (NWT), Cassidy Caron (Metis National Council) and Terry Teegee (Assembly of First Nations) gather for a family photo during the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, B.C., on July 11. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
Surging water levels in Carmacks are seen on June 18. Flood warnings have continued in the area. (John Tonin/Submitted)
Surging water levels in Carmacks are seen on June 18. Flood warnings have continued in the area. (John Tonin/Submitted)
Whitehorse RCMP have conducted a survey, which is intended to inform policing priorities, and put out a report July 8 on the survey results. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse RCMP survey identifies illegal drugs, property crimes, driving-related matters as top priorities

RCMP had conducted survey and released results that were also prepared by police

Whitehorse RCMP have conducted a survey, which is intended to inform policing priorities, and put out a report July 8 on the survey results. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News file)
Cap Mountain fire mop up seen on July 6. As of July 14, no new fires were reported across the territory. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)

No new fires in last 24 hours in Yukon: Wildland Fire

Evacuation alert lifted for Stewart Crossing

Cap Mountain fire mop up seen on July 6. As of July 14, no new fires were reported across the territory. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)
RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Two men arrested in Porter Creek after suspicious person report

Limited information released about what prompted the investigation in Porter Creek on July 7

RCMP vehicle seen in Whitehorse on April 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Arial view of Faro remediation site, (screenshot from Government of Canada)

Water remediation at Faro deemed ‘urgent’

The federal government released its quarterly newsletter on the Faro remediation project…

Arial view of Faro remediation site, (screenshot from Government of Canada)
Dr. Sudit Ranade is seen at a COVID-19 update on July 13. (Screenshot/Yukon government via Facebook)

UPDATE: Yukon government ending vaccine requirements for high-risk workplaces

Shift signals ‘new reality’ of COVID-19, officials say

Dr. Sudit Ranade is seen at a COVID-19 update on July 13. (Screenshot/Yukon government via Facebook)
The Whitehorse hospital is seen in 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse hospital postponing scheduled surgeries

At least 200 surgeries are being deferred at the Whitehorse General Hospital…

The Whitehorse hospital is seen in 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon was likely weeks old when she died

Nun cho ga being preserved in freezer storage while next steps are determined

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
A firefighter seen at work July 9 on the Crystal Creek fire that has been threatening North Klondike Highway travel and triggered an evacuation alert for the Silver Trail and surrounding areas, including Moose Creek Lodge, Mayo, Elsa, Keno and Victoria Gold Mine. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)

UPDATED: Fire ban rescinded as rain cools wildfires

More than four times the amount of land has burned so far in 2022 compared to last year

A firefighter seen at work July 9 on the Crystal Creek fire that has been threatening North Klondike Highway travel and triggered an evacuation alert for the Silver Trail and surrounding areas, including Moose Creek Lodge, Mayo, Elsa, Keno and Victoria Gold Mine. (Courtesy/Yukon Wildland Fire Management)
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Black Street stairs closed until July 14

The Black Street Stairs trail will be closed for construction over the…

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A handwritten sign is seen posted in downtown Whitehorse. City council is establishing a housing advisory committee to research housing and land development. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse council establishing housing committee

New Housing and Land Development Advisory Committee appoints seven members

A handwritten sign is seen posted in downtown Whitehorse. City council is establishing a housing advisory committee to research housing and land development. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
The North Klondike Highway, seen here last week when fire was creeping towards the road, and the Robert Campbell Highway have each been reopened since being closed due to fires and accompanying smoke. (Courtesy/Wildland Fire)

North Klondike, Robert Campbell highways reopen

Yukon-wide travel advisory remains in effect

The North Klondike Highway, seen here last week when fire was creeping towards the road, and the Robert Campbell Highway have each been reopened since being closed due to fires and accompanying smoke. (Courtesy/Wildland Fire)
Inside Alexco Resources's flotation mill near Keno City, now temporarily shuttered.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Inside Alexco Resources's flotation mill near Keno City, now temporarily shuttered.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

Mosquito control In the July 4 standing committee meeting, Mayor Laura Cabott…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Canada’s premiers will meet at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, B.C. on July 11 and 12. (Don Denton/Victoria News file)

Premier Silver headed to Victoria for leaders’ meeting

All Canadian premiers will meet in person for the first time since 2019

Canada’s premiers will meet at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, B.C. on July 11 and 12. (Don Denton/Victoria News file)
A group of its owners based in Maryland on the east coast of the United States has been working to restore a former Air North DC-3 to flying condition. They have almost succeeded. (Air North DC-3 Yukon Sourdough/Facebook)

American restorers returning vintage Air North plane to the sky

DC-3 that hasn’t flown in 10 years may return to skies it flew on Yukon passenger routes

A group of its owners based in Maryland on the east coast of the United States has been working to restore a former Air North DC-3 to flying condition. They have almost succeeded. (Air North DC-3 Yukon Sourdough/Facebook)
Yukoners over 18 can start booking appointments for their fourth booster. (File Photo)

Second booster vaccines now available to Yukoners 18+

A second COVID-19 booster is now available to all Yukoners over 18.…

Yukoners over 18 can start booking appointments for their fourth booster. (File Photo)
Political campaign materials used to sway voters in the 2021 territorial elections seen on July 5, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Fires, floods, landslides postpone electoral reform hearings to a ‘less stressful time’

Public hearings in Carmacks and Mayo will be rescheduled; other hearings will go on as planned

Political campaign materials used to sway voters in the 2021 territorial elections seen on July 5, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)