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The reportable spill report form includes a few photos, such as this one, that show the impact of the diesel fuel spill and the response. (Form/Yukon Water Board)

2,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled at Minto Mine

Spill took place during routine tank fill up conducted by Chieftain Energy

The reportable spill report form includes a few photos, such as this one, that show the impact of the diesel fuel spill and the response. (Form/Yukon Water Board)
Firefighters spray water on a burning semi truck that has closed the Alaska Highway south of Whitehorse on Aug. 18. (Calvin Gillings/Facebook)

Burning semi truck closes Alaska Highway south of Whitehorse

The highway is currently closed in both directions.

Firefighters spray water on a burning semi truck that has closed the Alaska Highway south of Whitehorse on Aug. 18. (Calvin Gillings/Facebook)
The Whitehorse General Hospital, seen Aug. 2, is postponing scheduled surgeries as a result of staff illnesses and recruitment issues. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse hospital continuing to put off scheduled surgeries

Recent staff illnesses, recruitment challenges blamed for postponements

The Whitehorse General Hospital, seen Aug. 2, is postponing scheduled surgeries as a result of staff illnesses and recruitment issues. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A view of Dawson City from the George Black Ferry on July 21, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

UPDATE: Robert Service School start delayed due to water and drainage work

Information for families cites progress on school construction projects as reason for delay

A view of Dawson City from the George Black Ferry on July 21, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A barrel of an unknown substance burns as empty containers lay scattered amongst auto wreckage near the corner of Boulder and Clifton Road in the MacRae East industrial park on July 12 2018. Conservation officers killed three bears due to the dumping of waste. (Yukon News file)

Yukon man and company fined $30,000 after bears feed on cooking oil

After April 2022 trial, Michele Palma and his company were fined by Yukon Territorial Court

A barrel of an unknown substance burns as empty containers lay scattered amongst auto wreckage near the corner of Boulder and Clifton Road in the MacRae East industrial park on July 12 2018. Conservation officers killed three bears due to the dumping of waste. (Yukon News file)
Elijah Frost makes his way through one of the features at the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Shipyards Park. The park has been opened in October 2021, but an official grand opening was held Aug. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Jumpstart playground in Whitehorse called a ‘playground for all’

Marking the official opening of the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Whitehorse

Elijah Frost makes his way through one of the features at the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Shipyards Park. The park has been opened in October 2021, but an official grand opening was held Aug. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Yukon school safety plans will remain the same as last year, officials say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

No new plans for COVID-19 mitigation in Yukon schools

Higher numbers of student absenteeism expected as schools open up

Yukon school safety plans will remain the same as last year, officials say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
The George Black Ferry in Dawson is seen on July 30, 2022. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Propellor concerns put Dawson ferry out of service; shuttle in place for foot traffic

Yukon government recommending alternative travel arrangements and extended stays to vehicle traffic

The George Black Ferry in Dawson is seen on July 30, 2022. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s voluntary self-isolation facilities have put up 2,458 Yukoners

Volume of calls for access to the Yukon Inn’s self-isolation rooms are currently not high

A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukon’s CMOH still acting top doctor in Ontario county

Aug. 3 release cites Dr. Sudit Ranade as the acting medical officer of health for Lambton County

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, briefs reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on July 13. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Lydia Wilks (left) and Henry Gilson during panel discussion on the substance use health emergency during the Indigenous Community Safety Summit, Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Lydia Wilks (left) and Henry Gilson during panel discussion on the substance use health emergency during the Indigenous Community Safety Summit, Aug. 3. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse bylaw investigates aggressive dogs

Person taken to hospital, released after being bit

One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Team Yukon is seen at the opening ceremony on Aug. 7. (Steve Parr/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon closes first week of Canada Summer Games

Athletes are continuing to show tenacity and do their territory proud at…

Team Yukon is seen at the opening ceremony on Aug. 7. (Steve Parr/Canada Summer Games)
Matthew Clarke works on his cabin at Ensley Creek. Clarke has been given a Jan. 1, 2023 deadline for the removal of the cabin by a Yukon Supreme Court order. (Skote Outdoors/Youtube)

1 of 3 unauthorized cabins near Dawson removed, others still subject to court order

Court orders one man to post video on regulations to Youtube channel cabin building was shown.

Matthew Clarke works on his cabin at Ensley Creek. Clarke has been given a Jan. 1, 2023 deadline for the removal of the cabin by a Yukon Supreme Court order. (Skote Outdoors/Youtube)
A lawsuit over a defamatory Facebook post targeting a student at a Whitehorse high school has been settled. The poster has issued an apology. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News Files)

Lawsuit settled over defamatory Facebook post targeting Whitehorse high school student

Poster issues written apology, other terms of settlement not public.

A lawsuit over a defamatory Facebook post targeting a student at a Whitehorse high school has been settled. The poster has issued an apology. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News Files)
The Thomson Centre, which is currently undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak, is seen on Aug. 11, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Outbreak declared at Whitehorse long-term care home

Dr. Sudit Ranade determined an outbreak at the Thomson Centre on Aug. 5

The Thomson Centre, which is currently undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak, is seen on Aug. 11, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)

Guitarist in the North: Helicopters, Perspective, and Tales of Derring Do

Paul Lucas Special to the News Editor’s Note: This column is an…

  • Aug 11, 2022
(Illustration by Lynn Johnston)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)

Thirteen mushers on roster after Yukon Quest sign-ups open

More mushers can sign up until the week before the Feb. 2023 races.

Barkfest took place on Aug. 6. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)