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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)
Campaign materials from the three parties. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Territorial political parties report fundraising numbers for 2020

The Yukon Party had the most amount of money raised in 2020, at $176,031.

Campaign materials from the three parties. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Another Yukoner has died of COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Another Yukoner dies of COVID-19, positive case found at PCSS

Eight new cases were discovered between Sept. 3 and 8.

Another Yukoner has died of COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
New home construction in north end of Dawson City does little to meet pent up demand. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Wayne Potoroka not seeking re-election as Dawson City mayor

“We are constrained by a lack of imagination” says outgoing mayor of Dawson City on the town’s lot shortage

New home construction in north end of Dawson City does little to meet pent up demand. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon University is back to more in-person classes and workshops this fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Microlearning workshops, temperature checks come to Yukon University

The continuing studies branch has developed 11 microlearning workshops that will be delivered through the fall

Yukon University is back to more in-person classes and workshops this fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon launches proof of vaccination documents

The one-page document can be printed off, downloaded or ordered through the mail.

Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)

Public exposure notice released for two Air North flights

Warning for the flight to Vancouver on Aug. 26 and flight from Vancouver on Aug. 29.

Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)
Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Tlingit tattoo revival comes to Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

“f you’re going to bring it back, you kind of have to bring it back in your own way.”

Artist Anne Spice draws in her studio at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on August 2. Spice spent three weeks in the Yukon as a 2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)

Yukon University students eligible for travel grants

Up to 10 grants now available for participants in north2north mobility program

Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)
Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)

Information and Privacy Commissioner issues comments on improvements to HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay made 18 recommendations to improve HIPMA

Diane McLeod-McKay, the information and privacy commissioner for Yukon made 18 recommendations on improvements to the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. (File photo)
Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Dawson City council defers campground lease cancellation

“It doesn’t mean that that work can’t happen, but it will probably be the work of the next council.”

Dawson City Hall pictured Aug 31 while Council is meeting in-camera to determine fate of termination notice of lease to operators of the Goldrush Campground in downtown Dawson City.  (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)

Northwestel seeks CRTC approval to increase internet speeds, lower rates

The plans would improve internet performance while lowering rates by $10 per month

Northwestel is looking to increase internet speeds and lower rates. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)