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Land area of Newmont Goldcorp's Coffee Gold mine project. (screenshot from Final Screening Report)
Land area of Newmont Goldcorp's Coffee Gold mine project. (screenshot from Final Screening Report)
Courthouse in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Sisters plead guilty relating to 2017 murder in Pelly Crossing

Charabelle Silverfox pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder. Sister admits to interference with body.

Courthouse in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on March 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

City outlines plans to address taxi safety

Education campaign, bylaw review among efforts

A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on March 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Maria Benoit, Carcross/Tagish First Nation deputy Haa Shaa du Hen stands before executive council members of C/TFN (right) and Teslin Tlingit (left) during C/TFN’s March 30 proclamation. (Anna Crawford/CTFN)

Carcross/Tagish First Nation pledges reformed relationship with land users

Carcross/Tagish First Nation has issued a proclamation that pledges reforms to the…

Maria Benoit, Carcross/Tagish First Nation deputy Haa Shaa du Hen stands before executive council members of C/TFN (right) and Teslin Tlingit (left) during C/TFN’s March 30 proclamation. (Anna Crawford/CTFN)
Child and Youth Advocate Annette King speaks to media on April 26, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
Child and Youth Advocate Annette King speaks to media on April 26, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
ATCO Electric workers install powerlines in downtown Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

NDP calls for review for ATCO Yukon electricity rates

The opposition party is taking issue with the company’s profits since 2016.

ATCO Electric workers install powerlines in downtown Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse firefighters seen participating in ice rescue training evolutions on March 31. (Brian Hatherly/Submitted)

Whitehorse firefighters undergoing annual ice rescue training

Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services says staff training ‘constantly’ to maintain high level of service and skill set

Whitehorse firefighters seen participating in ice rescue training evolutions on March 31. (Brian Hatherly/Submitted)
City of Whitehorse staff have been tasked with looking further into the possibility of opening the Grey Mountain Cemetery to vehicles on certain days through the winter. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
City of Whitehorse staff have been tasked with looking further into the possibility of opening the Grey Mountain Cemetery to vehicles on certain days through the winter. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Yukon Party is asking the Yukon government why it made certain changes to moose hunting despite the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board’s recommendations. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Party is asking the Yukon government why it made certain changes to moose hunting despite the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board’s recommendations. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse RCMP is investigating after a car struck a pedestrian. (Yukon News/file)
Whitehorse RCMP is investigating after a car struck a pedestrian. (Yukon News/file)
This map shows the area Alkan Air would be leasing from the City of Whitehorse under a new agreement. Whitehorse city council passed the first two readings of the bylaw for the new lease. (City of Whitehorse)

Alkan Air lease makes its way back to council

Dock space would cost more than $9,000 per year

This map shows the area Alkan Air would be leasing from the City of Whitehorse under a new agreement. Whitehorse city council passed the first two readings of the bylaw for the new lease. (City of Whitehorse)
MRI technologist John Gushie prepares Jamie Webber of Dawson City for a scan at Whitehorse General Hospital. (file photo)

Waitlist for Whitehorse MRI scanner is a thousand patients long

“We’re working to make sure that that changes,” health minister says.

MRI technologist John Gushie prepares Jamie Webber of Dawson City for a scan at Whitehorse General Hospital. (file photo)
Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Government provides update on action plan to help older Yukoners age in place

“To be removed from family, friends can be heartbreaking and life-shortening.”

Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
This wild fire strategy was adopted by the City of Whitehorse in 2020. (City of Whitehorse)
This wild fire strategy was adopted by the City of Whitehorse in 2020. (City of Whitehorse)
Exploration camp on traditional territory of Na-Cho Nyak Dun August 2012 (submitted)
Exploration camp on traditional territory of Na-Cho Nyak Dun August 2012 (submitted)
An investigation by Yukon conservation officers led to a hefty fine for a man who pled guilty to the killing of two elk in a closed area. (File Photo)
An investigation by Yukon conservation officers led to a hefty fine for a man who pled guilty to the killing of two elk in a closed area. (File Photo)
Autism Yukon is hosting a Facebook auction and encouraging Yukoners to display lights to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April. (Autism Yukon)

Marking Autism Acceptance Month

If the Yukon seems like a brighter place in April, it may…

Autism Yukon is hosting a Facebook auction and encouraging Yukoners to display lights to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April. (Autism Yukon)
President of the Metis community, Cassidy Caron, second from left, and other delegates arrive to speak to the media in St. Peter's Square after their meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, March 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gregorio Borgia

‘Those belong in our communities:’ Delegates tour Vatican’s artifacts collection

ROME— Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier sat down in a taxi as she left…

President of the Metis community, Cassidy Caron, second from left, and other delegates arrive to speak to the media in St. Peter's Square after their meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, March 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gregorio Borgia
An at-home rapid test for COVID-19 from March 25 appears to show a positive result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon sees highest COVID-19 case rate since mid-January

The test positivity rate has crept up to 43.7%

An at-home rapid test for COVID-19 from March 25 appears to show a positive result. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
April Wadland, right, poses with brother Randy Eecherk and her first – and last – polar bear. Photo courtesy of April Wadland

The legend of ‘One Shot’

April Wadland shoots first polar bear of her life, on the last tag of the season

  • Mar 29, 2022
April Wadland, right, poses with brother Randy Eecherk and her first – and last – polar bear. Photo courtesy of April Wadland