Coronavirus

Ranj Pillai speaks to media about business relief programs in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. The Yukon government announced Feb.25 that it will extend business support programs until September. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Government extends business relief programs to September, launches new loan

“It really gives folks some help with supporting their business with cash flow.”

 

A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. Vaccinations for the general public are expected to begin March 1. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse general clinic set to open March 1 for vaccine distribution

The general clinic for all Whitehorse residents 18 and over to get…

 

A train on the White Pass and Yukon Route cuts through the mountains as it approaches Fraser, B.C., on May 19, 2019. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Summer season for Chilkoot Trail and White Pass railway uncertain

Regulations banning cruises in Canadian waters “puts the season in serious doubt”

 

A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. The federal government has confirmed that the Yukon will be receiving more Moderna vaccines in February, after a temporary shortage forced the territory to modify plans. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon to receive more Moderna vaccine doses this month

Supply has been diverted from a number of provinces

A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. The federal government has confirmed that the Yukon will be receiving more Moderna vaccines in February, after a temporary shortage forced the territory to modify plans. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the Yukon on Feb. 12, with public exposure notices issued the following day. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News files)

Public exposure notices released after two new COVID-19 cases

The Yukon government announced two new cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 12,…

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the Yukon on Feb. 12, with public exposure notices issued the following day. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News files)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

No new date yet for Whitehorse mass vaccine clinic

“I appreciate your collective patience as we all wait for the news”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Elizabeth Foubister is seen here as a child with her father, Michael Foubister, who died from COVID-19 last October. (Elizabeth Foubister/Submitted)

Family of man who died from COVID-19 ‘outraged’ he wasn’t admitted to hospital

Elizabeth Foubister says her father had underlying conditions warranting hospitalization

Elizabeth Foubister is seen here as a child with her father, Michael Foubister, who died from COVID-19 last October. (Elizabeth Foubister/Submitted)
Whitehorse Correctional Centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for inmates on Jan. 21, with the doses available on a voluntary basis. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Less than half of inmates opt for COVID-19 vaccine at Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Pandemic protocols will remain in place, according to justice department

Whitehorse Correctional Centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for inmates on Jan. 21, with the doses available on a voluntary basis. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The ex-chief medical officer of Manitoba has filed an affidavit in the legal case challenging the Civil Emergency Measures Act, which was filed in the Yukon Supreme Court court by seven Yukoners last June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Ex-CMOH of Manitoba argues for transparent decision-making in CEMA court case

Yukon Supreme Court petition argues that CEMA violates the Charter

The ex-chief medical officer of Manitoba has filed an affidavit in the legal case challenging the Civil Emergency Measures Act, which was filed in the Yukon Supreme Court court by seven Yukoners last June. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Hanley said the rationale from the federal government on their new vaccine shipment numbers is based on their calculations of risk and vaccination rollout, but both Hanley and Silver said they disagreed with the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Premier disagrees with feds on modified vaccine delivery math

The territory is receiving less of the Moderna vaccine in February than expected

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media at at press conference on Jan. 27 about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Hanley said the rationale from the federal government on their new vaccine shipment numbers is based on their calculations of risk and vaccination rollout, but both Hanley and Silver said they disagreed with the decision. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The first vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in the Yukon held by Clarissa Wall, Health and Social Services communications and social marketing analyst, in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. It is possible that the Yukon will receive a smaller shipment of the vaccine than originally expected after the federal government announced Moderna is cutting back on vaccine delivery numbers next week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Moderna shortage sees Yukon getting fewer vaccine doses than expected

Second doses will go ahead, but the shortage is expected to impact mass vaccine clinic

The first vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in the Yukon held by Clarissa Wall, Health and Social Services communications and social marketing analyst, in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. It is possible that the Yukon will receive a smaller shipment of the vaccine than originally expected after the federal government announced Moderna is cutting back on vaccine delivery numbers next week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. Those in the Whitehorse area over the age of 60 can now get their first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Whitehorse vaccinations continue

Yukon residents 60 and older are now eligible for vaccination in Whitehorse

A woman enters the COVID-19 vaccination centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 1. Those in the Whitehorse area over the age of 60 can now get their first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. Cases in the territory remain at zero. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Proof of residency now required at vaccine clinics

Yukon health card, driver’s license, utility bill, lease or letter from an employer all accepted

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. Cases in the territory remain at zero. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
John Streicker, minister of community services, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, speak to media about the couple that flew to Beaver Creek for a vaccine during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Court date set for couple in Beaver Creek vaccine incident

The couple are expected in Yukon on May 4

John Streicker, minister of community services, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, speak to media about the couple that flew to Beaver Creek for a vaccine during a COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse on Jan. 27. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man facing two tickets violating the <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em>. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Arrest warrant issued for CEMA violation

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ansh Dhawan over two tickets for violating CEMA

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man facing two tickets violating the <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em>. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media in Whitehorse on April 2, 2020. Streicker spoke to the <em>News </em>on Jan. 26 about the hundreds of alternative self-isolation plan applications his department received between June and November 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
John Streicker, minister of community services, speaks to media in Whitehorse on April 2, 2020. Streicker spoke to the <em>News </em>on Jan. 26 about the hundreds of alternative self-isolation plan applications his department received between June and November 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Several people enter the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Jan. 26. The Yukon government announced on Jan. 25 that residents of Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake and Mount Lorne areas 65 and older can now receive their vaccines. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Vaccine appointments available in Whitehorse for residents 65+

Yukoners 65 and older living in Whitehorse are now eligible to receive…

Several people enter the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Jan. 26. The Yukon government announced on Jan. 25 that residents of Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake and Mount Lorne areas 65 and older can now receive their vaccines. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Rodney and Ekaterina Baker in an undated photo from social media. The couple has been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em> for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)

Former CEO of Great Canadian Gaming, actress charged after flying to Beaver Creek for COVID-19 vaccine

Rod Baker and Ekaterina Baker were charged with two CEMA violations each

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker in an undated photo from social media. The couple has been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em> for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)
In a Jan. 18 announcement, the Yukon government said the shingles vaccine is now being publicly funded for Yukoners between age 65 and 70, while the HPV vaccine program has been expanded to all Yukoners up to and including age 26. (1213rf.com)

Changes made to shingles, HPV vaccine programs

Pharmacists in the Yukon can now provide the shingles vaccine and the…

In a Jan. 18 announcement, the Yukon government said the shingles vaccine is now being publicly funded for Yukoners between age 65 and 70, while the HPV vaccine program has been expanded to all Yukoners up to and including age 26. (1213rf.com)
Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on January 20, about the new swish and gargle COVID-19 tests. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Swish and spit COVID-19 test now available in Yukon

Vaccination efforts continue in Whitehorse and smaller communities in the territory

Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on January 20, about the new swish and gargle COVID-19 tests. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)