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Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Iqaluit on May 31, 2021. Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Masks mandatory across Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two…

Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Iqaluit on May 31, 2021. Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Some Northwestel DSL customers can expect disruptions overnight on Sept. 22. (Yukon News file)

Northwestel upgrades to disrupt internet tonight

As Northwestel continues to make improvements to its DSL network, some service…

Some Northwestel DSL customers can expect disruptions overnight on Sept. 22. (Yukon News file)
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, in Chambly, Que., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Canada's first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 MPs to sit in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

OTTAWA — Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government — almost identical…

A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, in Chambly, Que., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Canada's first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 MPs to sit in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Brendan Hanley is seen with Mike Pemberton, a Yukon Liberal Party director, at MacBride Museum shortly after the final polling stations reported a Liberal win for the Yukon MP seat. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Hanley wins Yukon seat for the Liberals

The former chief medical officer leads the polls by more than 1,000 votes before special ballots

Brendan Hanley is seen with Mike Pemberton, a Yukon Liberal Party director, at MacBride Museum shortly after the final polling stations reported a Liberal win for the Yukon MP seat. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, in Chambly, Que. on Sept. 10. Canada’s first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 MPs to sit in the House of Commons. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Liberals to win most seats in 2021 federal election

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press is projecting that the Liberal party will…

A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, in Chambly, Que. on Sept. 10. Canada’s first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 MPs to sit in the House of Commons. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon reports 12 new COVID-19 cases; Watson Lake elementary school sees outbreak

Grade 4 students at Johnson Elementary School isolating due to three cases

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Finding Peace monument along the riverfront in Whitehorse near Rotary Park commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and two-spirit plus. A public ceremony for the peace was held Sept. 17, following the unveiling during a private ceremony for families Sept. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Monument honouring MMIWG unveiled

Finding Peace unveiled along Whitehorse waterfront

The Finding Peace monument along the riverfront in Whitehorse near Rotary Park commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and two-spirit plus. A public ceremony for the peace was held Sept. 17, following the unveiling during a private ceremony for families Sept. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at what the City of Whitehorse will be doing in…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Ember Academy sparks for seventh year

The 2021 Ember Fire Academy took place Sept. 6 to 11 at…

Danielle Koop cuts through part of a vehicle during Ember training in Whitehorse on September 9. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The annual United Way breakfast is a popular event. This year’s breakfast will be hosted as a drive-thru on Sept. 24 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. (Yukon News file)

United Way breakfast will be held at Mount McIntyre on Sept. 24

The United Way Yukon’s annual breakfast will see a change of venue…

The annual United Way breakfast is a popular event. This year’s breakfast will be hosted as a drive-thru on Sept. 24 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. (Yukon News file)
People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukoners lobby for basic income at Whitehorse Healing Totem

‘Its time is now,’ said Yukon senator Pat Duncan

People gather around the Healing Totem near Front and Main street Sept. 15 for a Basic Income Now Rally. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)

Yukon’s federal candidates respond to Queer Yukon survey

Candidates gave many different responses, said Queer Yukon president Mona Luxion

Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)
Schwatka Lake. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Yukon summer had above-average temperatures, normal precipitation: meteorologist

Summer temperatures above normal, winter temperatures, precipitation yet to be determined

Schwatka Lake. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Keno City’s transfer station sits next door to an industrial mine site with waste disposal permits. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency lifted in Southern Lakes, Lake Laberge

Water levels continue to drop and are well below peak 2007 levels

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)

Yukoners hear from all five candidates during election forum

Vaccination, housing, electoral reform among issues discussed

Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)
Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Conservative’s Barbara Dunlop

Conservative voters in the Yukon aren’t usually worried about vote-splitting, but due…

Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Liberal’s Brendan Hanley

After losing long-time Liberal MP Larry Bagnell to retirement, the federal Liberals…

Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Meet the candidates: Independent Jonas Smith

While he’s running as an independent this time around, Jonas Smith will…

Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)