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How Yukon gained more COVID-19 vaccine doses than it wasted in first leg of rollout

In the first leg of the race to vaccinate Yukoners against COVID-19 — the most urgent vaccine rollout of our times — immunizers had to juggle shake-it-and-you-break-it doses and their hours-long shelf life, among other considerations.In the end, relatively few doses were thrown out and, in a twist, the...

2021 Dawson City Music Festival postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

Next month's Dawson City Music Festival has been postponed. The Dawson City Music Festival Association in Dawson City, Yukon, made the announcement on Thursday. A "bite-sized" version of the 43rd annual event was originally scheduled...

2021 Yukon River Quest cancelled due to rising water levels, safety concerns

This year's Yukon River Quest was cancelled on Tuesday, hours before it was scheduled to start on Wednesday, due rising water levels and concerns for the safety of participants."People have trained hard, and travelled and quarantined...

Yukon reports 3rd COVID-19 death, announces new case at elementary school

Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. Catherine Elliott, reported the territory's third COVID-19 death on Monday. "The Whitehorse resident was linked to a previous case and was unvaccinated," reads the short news release from...

Party leaders all support erasing Indigenous slur from 4 Yukon place names

Warning: This article discusses an offensive slur. CBC has chosen to only use it once for context and censor it in later references.Yukon's political party leaders all say they want to remove an offensive word...

Yukon Energy hoping for approval to lower Marsh Lake water level further to prep for wet summer

Yukon Energy says it has dropped the water level at Marsh Lake 49 centimetres since March 3, and it's hoping to get approval to lower it even more to prepare for a season that's...

Yukon NDP leader to talk with candidate who once tweeted hope of Trump's assassination

The Yukon NDP's leader says she will talk with an election candidate who, two years ago, tweeted about hoping for the assassination of the president of the United States.Amy Labonte is the NDP candidate for...

Yukoners can vote by special ballot 24/7 at drop box in Whitehorse

Ever wanted to vote in a general election in Yukon at 3 a.m.? There's a drop box for that. Elections Yukon is collecting special ballots at all hours via a book depository — a...

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