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Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Three issues identified in Northern First Nations Chiefs meeting

The Dawson Regional Land Use Plan, oil and gas activity, and drugs and alcohol were identified as three priority issues for the three Northern First Nations Chiefs

Vuntut Gwitchin chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and the other Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Roberta Joseph and Simon Mervyn met to dicuss areas of concern. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Eight projects receive $600,000 in agriculture funding

The funding is provided by the federal government

Ben Keddy, head of sales, left, and Syd Oland, owner and operator, stand in the Yukon Chocolate Company’s kitchen in Whitehorse on Nov. 29, 2018. The company is among a number of local food producers to receive funding from the federal government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Heavy equipment will be used to lay a new fibre optic cable from Dawson to Inuvik starting this summer. (Yukon Government/Facebook)

Dempster fibre line project will begin construction this summer

The 800-kilometre fibre optic line will extend from Dawson to Inuvik

Heavy equipment will be used to lay a new fibre optic cable from Dawson to Inuvik starting this summer. (Yukon Government/Facebook)
This shows where the new development would happen in the Range Point neighbourhood. (Submitted)
This shows where the new development would happen in the Range Point neighbourhood. (Submitted)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
The Yukon Court of Appeal heard three days of arguments regarding residency requirements for people elected to Vuntut Gwitchin council from May 18 to 20.
Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay sits for a photo in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon privacy commissioner releases guidance for ‘vaccine passports’

The government did not consult with the privacy commissioner over border changes

Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay sits for a photo in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.

Nordenskiold River flows declining, streamflow advisory ends

The steamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River around Carmacks has ended but water levels remain high.

The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.
Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Three Yukon artists nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden were all nominated on May 18

Claire Ness, Major Funk and Remy Rodden, from left to right, have been nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards. (Courtesy/Facebook)
Bears have awoken and Yukoners are reminded to be bear-aware this summer. Joel Krahn/Yukon News

As bears wake up, Yukoners are reminded to minimize attractants

Bears have woken up and Yukoners are reminded to be mindful of their presence, whether at home, camping or while enjoying the land.

Bears have awoken and Yukoners are reminded to be bear-aware this summer. Joel Krahn/Yukon News
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Tosh Southwick is one of two Yukon representatives on the task force. (Alistair Maitland Photography)
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New Whitehorse bylaw would reduce downtown speeds to 40 km/hr

If adopted, new speed limits would come into effect mid-July

Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
AYC president Gord Curran. (Submitted)

Association of Yukon Comunities to make anti-racism training available

The resolution was adopted at the AYC’s annual general meeting

AYC president Gord Curran. (Submitted)
Rodney and Ekaterina Baker have been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)

Court date for couple who snuck into Yukon for vaccines delayed again

Ekaterina Baker and Rodney Baker will appear again on June 15

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker have been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)
Tables and chairs have once again returned to the concourse of the Canada Games Centre. Those visiting the CGC are asked to wipe down the tables after each use. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Canada Games Centre lifting restrictions

Some ‘self-imposed’ restrictions lifted as larger reopening plan considered

Tables and chairs have once again returned to the concourse of the Canada Games Centre. Those visiting the CGC are asked to wipe down the tables after each use. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Signage set up during a mobile vaccination clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. The Yukon government has recently released vaccine data for all Yukon communities. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Vaccine acceptance rates vary across the Yukon

Chief medical officer says vaccines for youth are on their way.

Signage set up during a mobile vaccination clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. The Yukon government has recently released vaccine data for all Yukon communities. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Arts in the Park was one program to receive support from the Youth Investment Fund. In this file shot, the All-City Jazz Band plays at the first Arts in the Park concert on May 23, 2017.

Youth-focused community groups receive $68,000

Yukon youth will benefit from the Youth Investment Fund

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Arts in the Park was one program to receive support from the Youth Investment Fund. In this file shot, the All-City Jazz Band plays at the first Arts in the Park concert on May 23, 2017.
Allegations of sexual assault at F.H. Collins Secondary School, which were spread widely on social media, were investigated by the RCMP and no charges were laid. (File photo)

No charges after Whitehorse RCMP investigation into sexual assault allegations at high school

F.H. Collins Secondary and the Department of Education say they will offer supports to students

Allegations of sexual assault at F.H. Collins Secondary School, which were spread widely on social media, were investigated by the RCMP and no charges were laid. (File photo)
Piles of compostable material sit for one year before being processed. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

City taking bulk orders for compost

Beginning May 18, residents can place bulk compost orders for city compost by calling 867-668-8350 ext. 4

Piles of compostable material sit for one year before being processed. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News 
Youth 12-17 in Whitehorse can receive their COVID-19 shots at the vaccine clinic. In the communities, clinics will be set up in schools.

Updated: Yukon’s youth vaccination clinics will open May 31

Vaccine clinics for youth 12-17 to be vaccinated with Pfizer have been scheduled to begin on May 31.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News 
Youth 12-17 in Whitehorse can receive their COVID-19 shots at the vaccine clinic. In the communities, clinics will be set up in schools.
More than 25,000 people have received the firsdt dose of the vaccine, according to the Yukon government. (Black Press file)

Yukon has now vaccinated 76 per cent of eligible adults

The territory has surpassed its goal of 75 per cent as a first step toward ‘herd immunity’

More than 25,000 people have received the firsdt dose of the vaccine, according to the Yukon government. (Black Press file)