Coronavirus

A sign greets guests near the entrance of the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse on June 11. The city announced Oct. 16 it was moving into the next part of its phased reopening plan with spectator seating areas open at a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

CGC reopening continues

Limited spectator seating now available

 

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley gives a COVID-19 update during a press conference in Whitehorse on May 26. The Yukon government announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the territory with a press release on Oct. 19. (Alistair Maitland Photography)

Two new cases of COVID-19 announced in Yukon

Contact tracing is complete and YG says there is no increased risk to the public

 

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EDITORIAL: Don’t let the City of Whitehorse distract you

A little over two weeks after Whitehorse city council voted to give…

  • Oct 17, 2020

 

Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

When I was a kid, CP Air had a monopoly on flights…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30. The “probable” case of COVID-19 announced Oct. 10 has been declared a false positive. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Secondary testing rules out presumptive COVID-19 case

Testing in southern labs resulted in a negative final result

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30. The “probable” case of COVID-19 announced Oct. 10 has been declared a false positive. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Feds announce top-up funding

The Yukon will get a $12.4-million top-up from the federal government as…

New ‘probable’ case of COVID-19 announced in Yukon

The Yukon government announced a new “probable” case of COVID-19 in a…

Students and supporters bring MAD high school theatre relocation petition to legislature

The group is asking that the high school class to be moved to a more suitable location

Yukon University students fined $700 each for failing to self-isolate

Students had entered communal residence and Whitehorse campus, leading it to be closed for two days

Whitehorse Legion plans for a very different Remembrance Day

Small ceremonies could be complemented by virtual events

Extension to state of emergency justified, Yukon government says in reply to legal challenge

The Yukon government has filed a response to a legal challenge of…

Halloween trick-or-treating given green light

While COVID-19 might be the scariest thing about October this year, trick-or-treating…

Feds to soon allow extended family, partners to apply to enter Canada

Those interested in entering the country will have to be approved by federal officials and quarantine

YG and pharmacies preparing for flu vaccine distribution

The Yukon government is preparing for flu season and encouraging people to…

North of Ordinary Experience Centre shutting down

COVID-19 has caused bookings for the space to become almost non-existent, owner says

Non-resident tests positive for COVID-19

The individual has been hospitalized in Whitehorse

Yukon working with B.C. on COVID-19 “mouth rinse” tests for children

The tests are easier for children than the comparatively uncomfortable nose swab

Business relief program expanded, TIA told travel restrictions likely to remain until spring

The Yukon government has extended the business relief program

$500,000 deficit projected for Whitehorse

COVID-19 impacts cost the city $1.8 million