- 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)
March 31, 2020
- Fifth COVID-19 case turns up in Yukon A fifth Yukon case of COVID-19 has been confirmed, and is part of the territory’s first cluster of cases.
- School council election put off indefinitely Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee has authorized the postponement of the general election for members of the territory’s 26 school councils.
- Agreement approved for Tlingit Street work City council has agreed to partner with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation on the reconstruction of Tlingit Street in the Marwell industrial area.
- Recycling services, tipping fees temporarily suspended The Yukon government has requested that all free stores and recycling depots close on or before April 1.
March 30, 2020
- Home care workers exercising caution, YG says The territory’s home care services staff are taking full precautions for their protection and that of their clients,
- Expressing Gratitude Signs are cropping up around the city,
- Virus fails to ice popular spring ritual The Ice Pool Tripod is on the ice and the annual contest is ready to begin.
- Special Olympian Ernest Chua turns 30 There was a birthday party for dual-sport Special Olympian Ernest Chua (centre) Sunday.
- Yukon College postpones convocation Yukon College has postponed its annual May convocation ceremony and planned Yukon University transition celebration.
- Couple seeking refuge in Old Crow are told to leave A Quebec couple who arrived in Old Crow on Friday were isolated upon their arrival and then sent back to Whitehorse on Sunday, the RCMP confirmed today.
- Several scenarios possible for rest of school year Earlier this month, the Yukon government announced that classrooms will be closed to students until April 15,
- Declaration ‘not meant to alarm Yukoners’ The Yukon government declared a state of emergency and announced the territory’s fourth case of COVID-19 on Friday.
March 27, 2020
- Appointments are made to Business Advisory Council The Yukon government has appointed its COVID-19 Business Advisory Council to ensure the business community’s needs are heard amid the economic impacts of COVID-19.
- Remembering 1960s turmoil, jobs schemes during the 1970s Ed. note: This article is the fifth in an illustrated series on events the writer recalls.
- Popular Symposium Held Charlene Alexander (left), the executive director of the Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association,
- Avoid Atlin: First Nation The Taku River Tlingit First Nation is strongly encouraging people to avoid visiting or leaving Atlin, B.C.
- Crisis opens door to creative photography Three Yukon photographers are shooting street portraits through windows and doorways in a series cataloguing self-isolation.
- Council asked to buy clay cliffs-area property Council asked to buy clay cliffs-area property
- Firefighters seek breathing units The Whitehorse Fire Department is asking city council to approve $385,397 for replacement of 43 self-contained breathing apparatus units that have aged out.
- Anxieties expressed over crowded buses Whitehorse buses are officially limiting the number of riders to 12 per bus, but a local bus driver says even stricter limitations are in the works.
- Help unveiled for renters, workers, airlines The Yukon government has passed new regulations to prevent tenant evictions, and established a rebate program for paid sick leave.
- Company is safeguarding workers, president says Victoria Gold president John McConnell says the company is doing everything it can to ensure the health and safety of its workers at its Eagle Gold Mine.
- Warning issued for visitors of local church, dental clinic The Yukon government is warning of possible COVID-19 exposure at Whitehorse’s Elias Dental and Bethany Church in the last three weeks.