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Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon reports 60 active COVID-19 cases

The most recent COVID-19 numbers released by the Yukon government show 29…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston (Yukon News file)
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston (Yukon News file)

Twenty Yukon youth paid for traditional language study

The Yukon Native Language Centre has launched a new program aimed at…

Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston (Yukon News file)
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston (Yukon News file)
Jesse Devost recently installed his Victory Home installation inside the City of Whitehorse’ operations building. (Submitted/jessedevost.com)
Jesse Devost recently installed his Victory Home installation inside the City of Whitehorse’ operations building. (Submitted/jessedevost.com)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Fireworks confirmed The city will indeed host a fireworks display this New…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. The mine will be transferred to the Yukon government next year. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)
Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine site photographed in 2009. The mine will be transferred to the Yukon government next year. (John Thompson/Yukon News file)
An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Accused in fatal July 2020 crash selects jury trial

Devin Edmiston is yet to enter a plea regarding July 2020 collision that killed two

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)
The City of Whitehorse heard from six residents during a public input session on the proposed capital budget for 2022 and spending plan to 2025. (City of Whitehorse)

Active transportation dominates budget input session

Improved connections are needed, council hears

The City of Whitehorse heard from six residents during a public input session on the proposed capital budget for 2022 and spending plan to 2025. (City of Whitehorse)
Premier of Yukon Sandy Silver speaks to media during the Western Premiers’ conference, in Edmonton, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Yukon’s top doctor says the renewed order requiring a two-week COVID-19 isolation period for most people entering the territory feels like “going backwards.” A new order in the Yukon Territory also advises against all but essential travel to or from the region as COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in Canada, and both Premier Silver and Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley warn of further restrictions, including the possibly that masks will be mandatory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Yukon Liberals cancel fundraiser in light of new variant

The premier won’t be heading down to Vancouver for a hockey fundraiser

Premier of Yukon Sandy Silver speaks to media during the Western Premiers’ conference, in Edmonton, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Yukon’s top doctor says the renewed order requiring a two-week COVID-19 isolation period for most people entering the territory feels like “going backwards.” A new order in the Yukon Territory also advises against all but essential travel to or from the region as COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in Canada, and both Premier Silver and Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley warn of further restrictions, including the possibly that masks will be mandatory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Two of the Carl Beam pieces being sold through an auction at 
www.hiddengiftsyukon.net (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)

Art auction will provide funds for meal program

Works by Carl Beam, Stephen Snake discovered earlier this year

Two of the Carl Beam pieces being sold through an auction at 
www.hiddengiftsyukon.net (Mike Thomas/Yukon Arts Centre)
Tracy-Anne McPhee, the current Yukon government Health Minister, pictured at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)

Second deputy minister appointed to Yukon HSS

The existing deputy minister will focus on service delivery and COVID-19.

Tracy-Anne McPhee, the current Yukon government Health Minister, pictured at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Alistair Maitland Photography file)
At the height of the summer flooding, Andrea and Florian Lempher had to abandon their home on the shore of Lake Laberge. (Crystal Schick/Independent)
At the height of the summer flooding, Andrea and Florian Lempher had to abandon their home on the shore of Lake Laberge. (Crystal Schick/Independent)
The Problematic Orchestra returns to the Yukon Arts Centre for its More Protest Songs solstice show on Dec. 20 and 21. (Submitted)

Problematic Orchestra brings protest music to solstice concert

“We’re really, really lucky to have a large ensemble concert like this.”

The Problematic Orchestra returns to the Yukon Arts Centre for its More Protest Songs solstice show on Dec. 20 and 21. (Submitted)
A lawsuit is before the Yukon Supreme court with allegations against the Whitehorse Correctional Centre and some of its corrections officers. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Government, Whitehorse Corrections Centre deny alleged beating

A response to a lawsuit claiming mistreatment in the jail’s arrest processing unit

A lawsuit is before the Yukon Supreme court with allegations against the Whitehorse Correctional Centre and some of its corrections officers. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)

White River First Nation and mining company reach agreement on Coffee project

The mine is proposed for a site about 130 km south of Dawson City.

Aerial view of one of the proposed Coffee mine sites 130 km south of Dawson City on Sept. 11, 2018. Nearby is where gold deposits are located. (File Photo)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse ex-education assistant denies abusing students in court response

William Auclair-Bellemare faces a slew of sexual misconduct allegations

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Bryan Fidler performs a puppet show in 2020. Fidler will be bringing a production called Death, Jesus and Friends to the Pivot Festival in 2022. (Erik Pinkerton/Submitted)

Whitehorse’s Pivot Festival returns to live stages

The 2022 festival runs from January 11 to 22

Bryan Fidler performs a puppet show in 2020. Fidler will be bringing a production called Death, Jesus and Friends to the Pivot Festival in 2022. (Erik Pinkerton/Submitted)
Sam Watson takes a slap shot as he is chased by Emery Twardochleb during a U15 Mustangs charity scrimmage on the Atco Ice in Whitehorse on Dec. 11, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

U15 Mustangs hockey team raise more than $4,000 for food bank

“Hockey Fights Hunger” with charity scrimmage.

Sam Watson takes a slap shot as he is chased by Emery Twardochleb during a U15 Mustangs charity scrimmage on the Atco Ice in Whitehorse on Dec. 11, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Betty Lucas and Joella Hogan working with the hide in the documentary film, <em>Beyond Hide Tanning.</em> (Screenshot)

Documentary film debuts from Mayo

Old and new ways of tanning hides come together on film to restore, teach and modernize traditional process

Betty Lucas and Joella Hogan working with the hide in the documentary film, <em>Beyond Hide Tanning.</em> (Screenshot)
The former Coast High Country Inn will be converted into a supported housing development. Whitehorse city council voted in favour off having the city’s Rapid Housing Initiative allocated to the Yukon Housing Corp. for the project. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

Funding confirmed for supportive housing project

Plans to convert the former Coast High Country Inn into a supportive…

The former Coast High Country Inn will be converted into a supported housing development. Whitehorse city council voted in favour off having the city’s Rapid Housing Initiative allocated to the Yukon Housing Corp. for the project. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
A member of the medical staff at the National Public Health Organisation adjusts COVID-19 rapid tests on Nov. 15. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press file)

CMOH: Federal rapid test supply not used for general public

Elliott said there are positives and negatives to using at-home antigen test kits.

A member of the medical staff at the National Public Health Organisation adjusts COVID-19 rapid tests on Nov. 15. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press file)