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Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Police investigate the site of a suspicious death in Dawson City in 2018. The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released a report analyzing police-reported crimes since 2011. (Cathie Archbould/Submitted file)
Police investigate the site of a suspicious death in Dawson City in 2018. The Yukon Bureau of Statistics has released a report analyzing police-reported crimes since 2011. (Cathie Archbould/Submitted file)
Yoke of dress of Sydney Anderson, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun 2015 graduate made by her mother Velma Olsen. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Exhibition of First Nation regalia travels to Haa Shagóon Hídi

Exhibit of regalia worn by First Nation graduates fuses traditional and contemporary

Yoke of dress of Sydney Anderson, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun 2015 graduate made by her mother Velma Olsen. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
An undated photo of Theodore Frederick Kampf, whose remains were identified by the Yukon RCMP Historical Case Unit. (Photo courtesy Yukon RCMP)

Human remains found in 1983 identified as American Theodore Frederick Kampf by Yukon RCMP

The Yukon RCMP Historical Case Unit has identified human remains found near Dawson City in 1983

An undated photo of Theodore Frederick Kampf, whose remains were identified by the Yukon RCMP Historical Case Unit. (Photo courtesy Yukon RCMP)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Exposure notice issued for Watson Lake daycare

Infant, toddler, preschool groups to self-isolate until Sept. 19

Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Robin Reid-Fraser has announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted/Samisa Photography)

Robin Reid-Fraser seeks Whitehorse council seat

Latest candidate announces plans to run in Oct. 21 city election

Robin Reid-Fraser has announced her plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted/Samisa Photography)
Six more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Yukon and one public exposure notice has been issued. (Yukon News/file)

Yukon reports six new COVID-19 cases, issues exposure notice

Six more people have tested postive for COVID-19 in the territory

Six more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Yukon and one public exposure notice has been issued. (Yukon News/file)
A sign identifies 540 Grove Street as one of the properties in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s first land lottery. The five properties up for grabs will be under 125-year leases. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Five Porter Creek properties to be leased in KDFN land lottery

First land lottery is a ‘monumental step’ for First Nation, says chief

A sign identifies 540 Grove Street as one of the properties in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s first land lottery. The five properties up for grabs will be under 125-year leases. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council is considering zoning for Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood as seen in this map. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Zoning, subdivision could open up more areas in Whistle Bend

Council contemplates future phases for development

Whitehorse city council is considering zoning for Phase 8 of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood as seen in this map. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Safe consumption site, procurement and hazardous waste day

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Sonia Stange-Hepner, Amber Smith and Jim Milley on deck of Keno Mining Museum with fire suppression faucet evident on left side of doorway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Sonia Stange-Hepner, Amber Smith and Jim Milley on deck of Keno Mining Museum with fire suppression faucet evident on left side of doorway. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A tent was set up on Main Street to celebrate International FASD Awareness Day on Sept. 9. Cupcakes and information brochures were distributed. It was one of three events across Whitehorse. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon celebrates Interational Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

The day celebrates those with FASD and their supports in the community

A tent was set up on Main Street to celebrate International FASD Awareness Day on Sept. 9. Cupcakes and information brochures were distributed. It was one of three events across Whitehorse. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A rally was held outside the Yukon legislature Sept. 8 to draw attention to climate change in the midst of the federal election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Climate change demonstration draws 30 in Whitehorse

Whitehorse event was one of many across the country

A rally was held outside the Yukon legislature Sept. 8 to draw attention to climate change in the midst of the federal election. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
All five federal candidates attended a forum on Sept. 8 hosted by the Council of Yukon First Nations. (CYFN/Facebook)

First Nations election forum tackles reconciliation, climate and COVID-19

All five federal candidates attended the forum organized by the Council of Yukon First Nations

All five federal candidates attended a forum on Sept. 8 hosted by the Council of Yukon First Nations. (CYFN/Facebook)
Ted Laking has declared his plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)

Ted Laking announces candidacy for city council

Laking aims to address affordability in Whitehorse

Ted Laking has declared his plans to run for Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on Sept. 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Elliott says Porter Creek school following operational plan after positive COVID-19 case

“This is something we’ve expected and that we’re responding to.”

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Catherine Elliott speaks to media during a press conference in Whitehorse on Sept. 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The Dawson City Music Festival will take place from September 10-12. (Courtesy/Dawson City Music Festival)
The Dawson City Music Festival will take place from September 10-12. (Courtesy/Dawson City Music Festival)
The Yukon Invasive Species Council unveiled its Clean, Drain, Dry sign on Sept. 3 at Schwatka Lake. Pictured are YISC executive director Andrea Altherr, Aven Knutson and YISC president Michel Duteau. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Threat of zebra, quagga mussels inspires Yukon Invasive Species Council sign campagin

Zebra and quagga mussels could change the Yukon’s water drastically if they arrive in the territory

The Yukon Invasive Species Council unveiled its Clean, Drain, Dry sign on Sept. 3 at Schwatka Lake. Pictured are YISC executive director Andrea Altherr, Aven Knutson and YISC president Michel Duteau. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Federal leaders make their points during the federal election French-language leaders debate on Sept. 8 in Gatineau, Que. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Leaders spar on health care, environment in televised French-language debate

OTTAWA— Five federal party leaders jousted over health care, vaccines and the…

Federal leaders make their points during the federal election French-language leaders debate on Sept. 8 in Gatineau, Que. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)