Dr. Brendan Hanley, chief medical officer, provided an update to COVID-19 measures in the territory to round off a week chock-full of announcements.
Dr. Brendan Hanley’s directions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are now enforceable by law, and people failing to comply are subject to fines and imprisonment.
A public tender has been issued by the Yukon Housing Corp. for a four-storey, 47-unit apartment complex at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Jeckell Street.
- Couple seeking refuge in Old Crow are told to leave (37)
- Declaration ‘not meant to alarm Yukoners’ (19)
- New COVID-19 laws won’t mean more patrols, arrests: RCMP (15)
- Several scenarios possible for rest of school year (13)
- Suspend mining, WRFN says (13)
- Fifth COVID-19 case turns up in Yukon (11)
- Agreement approved for Tlingit Street work (7)
- Sixth virus sufferer had travelled in Europe (7)
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April 3, 2020
- Grocery stores adapting to COVID-19 risks COVID-19 has shuttered the doors of non-essential businesses but those that remain open, like grocery stores, have been steadily adopting measures to keep their staff and the community safe.
- Teenager is safe and sound Ava Dedon, the 14-year-old girl who was reported missing on Tuesday, has been located and is safe, Whitehorse RCMP said today.
- Whitehorse employee threatened with death A man has been charged with threatening death to a City of Whitehorse employee.
- Clarification on column photo In a photo published last Friday with Gregory Bryce’s Yukon Moments feature,
- Delay carbon tax hike, YP urges Though the prices of gasoline and heating oil have fallen,
- Yukon makes history with glucose funding The Yukon is now the first Canadian jurisdiction to permanently fund continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for type 1 diabetics up to 18 years of age in the territory.
- COVID-19 clears bases of softball fun Fans and players of one of the Yukon’s favourite pastimes will have to wait on news regarding the start of their season.
- Council, residents coping with COVID-19 The City of Dawson is doing its best to adjust to the new reality imposed on everyone by COVID-19.
April 2, 2020
- Sixth virus sufferer had travelled in Europe The Yukon has a sixth case of COVID-19, and three of the previous cases are now fully recovered.
- Minister unveils events cancellation relief Businesses facing unrecoverable costs from the cancellations of major events will be reimbursed by the Yukon government.
- NDP leader hosted telephone town hall More than 100 people dialed into a telephone town hall hosted by Kate White, the leader of the NDP,
- New measures implemented at landfill The City of Whitehorse is asking residents to use either debit or credit cards at the waste management facility until further notice.
April 1, 2020
- City awaits YG’s direction on property tax deferment issue The city is looking for guidance from the Yukon government regarding the questions around the approaching deadline for the payment of property taxes.
- Police seek missing teenager Have you seen 14-year-old Ava Dedon?
- Suspend mining, WRFN says The White River First Nation (WRFN) is seeking a shutdown of mining activity during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
- Hassard thanks Suncor Energy for masks Suncor Energy delivered 12,000 N95 masks to Whitehorse last weekend.
- Nutrition, healthy habits vital during crisis Last week, the Star published an article titled “Remaining active during the COVID-19 pandemic”.
- Couple was woefully unprepared for Old Crow Old Crow has blocked all arrivals into the community without permission from the Vuntut Gwitchin chief and council.
- Breathing apparatus units purchase OKed by council City council has approved the purchase of 40 contained breathing apparatus units for the Whitehorse Fire Department.
- KVA feted another strong year in tourism “Canada had a great year in tourism; the Yukon had a great year; I think we had a great year in Dawson.”
- Pizza chain is providing relief during virus woes Domino’s Pizza is donating free food to Whitehorse General Hospital workers.