- Vote split affected outcome, Conservatives agree (27)
- Yukoners to send another Liberal to Ottawa (21)
- RCMP, government apologize over handling of charges against former EA (17)
- Third dose is for immuno-compromised Yukoners (16)
- RCMP offer residents help to prevent thefts in Whitehorse (13)
- Break-in spurs help for store owner (9)
- More cases reported, alert issued (8)
- Candidates assess Yukoners’ verdict (7)
September 20, 2021
- Council debates the information provided by local developers After a somewhat lengthy discussion about the type of information developers are required to provide for their projects last Monday, city council inserted the word “reasonable” in one clause.
- City receives feedback on caretaker suites The city has received three written submissions on its proposal to allow three additional caretaker suites on a lot in the Marwell industrial area.
- Support available to YukonU students Yukon University students can access $22,200 in financial support from donors, including several being offered for the very first time.
- Missing and murdered women and girls commemorated A statue of a woman drumming “In honour, respect and remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” was unveiled in a private ceremony for the families of the women last Thursday in Rotary Peace Park.
- Canada Games Centre was cleared The Canada Games Centre had to be evaculated early Friday morning “Just before 6 a.m., the facility attendant on shift noticed a rapid abnormal spike in the highly sensitive ammonia monitoring system,” the city said in a statement.
- Women’s Directorate gets a new and expanded name The territorial Women’s Directorate is now known as the Women and Gender Equity Directorate.
- More cases reported, alert issued Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, has reported four new cases of COVID-19 from noon last Wednesday to noon Friday.
- Third dose is for immuno-compromised Yukoners Effective today, Yukoners who qualify for a third dose of a COVID-19 immunization can make an appointment online.
- RCMP offer residents help to prevent thefts in Whitehorse Whitehorse RCMP are warning the public to secure valuables that might be of interest to thieves, as there has been a recent increase in thefts in the area.
September 17, 2021
- Airlines await vaccination verification plans Count Air North president Joe Sparling as one of the people confused as to how air travel will work once passengers have to provide their vaccination status.
- Snow clearing plan should cover trails, city councillor says The city should include its trail network in its snow and ice clearing policy, says Coun. Steve Roddick.
- Pelly River Ranch By Marjorie Bradley
- Emergency shelter funded The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) has received funding to begin work on establishing an emergency shelter in Whitehorse for Yukon First Nations women and children escaping family violence.
- Assessment rates unveiled at board’s annual meeting The Government group category has absorbed the highest 2022 assessment increase from the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
- At The Arts Underground Gorellaume sets up the show
- Man announces run for council Lifelong Yukoner Noah Curtis has announced his bid for a city council seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election.
- Roadside Respite A deer munches down
- Yukoners prepare to vote in COVID-19 election Polling stations on Monday will look a bit different than they did for the 2019 federal election, says Michael Lauer, the Yukon’s chief returning officer.
- Hidden Valley School Council plans meeting over concerns The Hidden Valley School Council has planned a special meeting for Sept. 22 to address concerns regarding student safety and school processes.
- Refreshing The Panels Ben Gribben has been refurbishing the large panels at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre,
- Smith would support Yukon-specific priorities Jonas J. Smith has always been an independent type.
- Crises require new leadership: New Democrat For the NDP’s Lisa Vollans-Leduc, running for federal office is the culmination of a lifetime of activism.
- Dunlop relishes the challenge; vows to listen Barbara Dunlop may be facing an uphill battle to become the Yukon’s next MP, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
- The choice is clear, Green candidate believes Lenore Morris, the candidate for the federal Green Party, isn’t lacking in confidence.
- Hanley: time to transfer skills to public service Ed. note: here, in random order, the Star profiles the territory’s five candidates for Monday’s federal election.
September 16, 2021
- Emergency state lifted for Southern Lakes, Lake Laberge The Yukon government is lifting the state of emergency issued July 9 under the Civil Emergency Measures Act in response to flooding in the Southern Lakes region and Lake Laberge.
- Six more COVID-19 cases reported Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, has reported six new Yukon cases of COVID-19 from noon Monday through noon Wednesday.
- Possible stolen items to be identified and returned Whitehorse RCMP hope to reunite a possibly stolen item with its owner.
- It’s time for a basic annual income, rally-goers told Yukoners, Canadians, need to push for a basic annual income for all Canadians, says Yukon Senator Pat Duncan.
- NDP’s ‘bold plan’ can be financed, candidate says Lisa Vollans-Leduc, the territory’s NDP candidate for Monday’s election, says her party’s platform contains “serious re-investments to tackle the problems long neglected by Liberal and Conservative governments.”