- Expect more COVID cases, Yukoners told (35)
- ‘I am concerned about this outbreak’: MD (31)
- COVID-19 claims third Yukoner’s life (24)
- Couple should apologize to Beaver Creek residents: premier (19)
- Case count rises; enforcement details released (16)
- Northwestel rolls out Internet plan (15)
- Couple fined for Beaver Creek vaccine caper (15)
- City hall reconstruction project progresses (10)
June 15, 2021
- Enjoying A Special Event Queer Caregivers in the Park took place last Saturday in Rotary Peace Park.
- Playground site development to start soon The city is preparing to conduct site development at Shipyards Park for a new $1-million playground donated to the city by the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity.
- Arresting officers’ actions to be reviewed The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) will review the actions of Whitehorse RCMP officers in their arrest of a hatchet-wielding woman earlier this month.
- City hall reconstruction project progresses City council is moving forward with the project to reconstruct city hall.
- Strong-smelling substance used in construction of atlatl throwing dart A new study has identified beaver castoreum as a component of the design and construction of a 6,000-year-old Yukon atlatl-throwing dart.
- COVID-19 claims third Yukoner’s life Details are sparse, but a third Yukoner has succumbed to a COVID-19 infection.
June 14, 2021
- Survey on COVID-19 learning now live The Yukon government has launched the third instalment of the learning during COVID-19 survey.
- Dawson council to debate housing resolution At 10:56 p.m. last Tuesday, four minutes before the committee of the whole meeting would have had to end under Municipal Act rules, Dawson council passed this resolution by a 3-2 recorded vote:
- Collision sends several people to the hospital Several people were transported to Whitehorse General Hospital in serious condition following a traffic collision late Saturday afternoon.
- People’s mental health still being served: YG A Yukon government spokesperson is disputing whether the transfer of three mental health nursing positions from the community wellness hubs will result in a reduction in services.
- Northwestel rolls out Internet plan Construction is underway on Northwestel Inc.’s three-year project to bring high-speed unlimited Internet to every community in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
- Artist to paint large landscape in the Artists @ Work window Maya Rosenberg will be painting a large and brightly coloured landscape to communicate the delight that passersby bring to the world,
- ‘I am concerned about this outbreak’: MD Despite Whitehorse being ground zero in a new COVID-19 outbreak over the weekend, there will be no immediate return to tight health restrictions.
June 11, 2021
- CYFN announces pilot project for community justice initiative The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is launching a pilot project for community justice akin to creating an opportunity for community members to provide a joint victim impact statement.
- Mount Skukum The Colourful Five Per Cent Illustrated
- Students win medals at National Science Fair Yukon high school students Gavin Howells and Bruce Porter were recently honoured with medals at the 2021 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), held virtually this year.
- Jumpstart Playground project proceeds The city is moving forward with the Jumpstart Playground project to be located in Shipyards Park.
- Putting Dancing To Video The Carole Mullin Dancers made a video last Saturday by the SS Klondike.
- Lower fees proposed for pop-up patios It appears the majority of city council is in favour of reducing fees for food and beverage businesses interested in putting out a pop-up patio using on-street parking spaces.
- No-Go Zone A section of the Airport Trail is closed until further notice due to a recent escarpment slide, the city said Thursday.
- Reverse plan for nursing jobs, NDP urges As the Yukon government moves to relocate three mental health nursing positions from rural areas, the Yukon NDP – the ruling Liberals’ partner in their minority government – aren’t happy campers.
- Council asked to OK a higher project budget City council is being asked to approve a $3.9-million budget amendment to cover off additional costs estimated in the proposed reconstruction of city hall.
- Yukon’s total COVID case count rises to 96: Hanley It appears the Yukon’s small outbreak of COVID-19 cases is growing,
- Mammoth skeletons called ‘super-exciting’ Yukon paleontologist Grant Zazula is excited about the partial woolly mammoth skeletons unearthed recently at a placer mine along the Indian River.