power outages

The main causes of unplanned summer power outages in the Yukon include major weather events, equipment malfunctions and loss of supply from Yukon Energy. (Yukon News file)

Yukon suffers increased power disruptions in recent months

June 2023 saw a 27 per cent increase in unplanned outages compared to the same period last year


ATCO Electric workers work on power lines in Whitehorse. The company says it’s responding to a power outage affecting downtown. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

‘Unplanned power outage’ affecting downtown Whitehorse

ATCO Electric Yukon is responding to an “unplanned outage” downtown. ATCO and…


Fallen trees due to strong winds are seen leaning on to power lines which caused some power outages around the territory on Oct. 26. (Courtesy of ATCO)

Wind knocks out power around the Yukon

High winds on Oct. 26 knocked out power to Faro, parts of Whitehorse and beyond


Last week’s power outage accidentally caused during upgrade work, Yukon Energy says

The power outage affected more than 12,000 customers in Whitehorse and the Southern Lakes.

More than 12,000 customers hit by power outage

A widespread outage began just before 9 a.m.

Lunchtime power outage plunges parts of south Yukon into darkness

Power to 7,800 residents was out for up to 90 minutes