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Yukon municipal elected official's term could be extended to four years

The Association of Yukon Communities (AYC) met in-person for the first time in two years over the weekend, adopting three resolutions focusing on extending municipal elected-officials' term, electricity, and COVID-19 relief funds.The AYC attempts to...

Old Crow put on flood watch

The Yukon government has put the community of Old Crow on flood watch, meaning water levels in the area are rising and are expected to approach or breach the nearby riverbanks.In an alert on...

Being in all-woman band changed their life, says Yukon rocker

Drea Naysayer has made a lot of records and played a lot of shows during their music career, but their new band feels different."I feel like this is a family," they said. "I've recently...

Yukon University welcomes 1st president since transition from college

Yukon University celebrated its first presidential installation since it transitioned from being a college two years ago.The ceremony took place at the Kwänlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on Friday morning, when Lesley Brown officially became the...

Hay River evacuees, anxious but grateful, settle in at Yellowknife's evacuation center

Since the early hours of Thursday morning, displaced residents of Hay River, N.W.T., and Kátł'odeeche First Nation have been looking for places to stay. Some have opted to seek refuge with family and friends or...

Yukon theatre hopes national playwright search picks up Northern and Indigenous talent

Ten Canadian theatre companies have come together to create the country's first queer and transgender playwriting unit, and Colin Wolf is hoping the project has a significant Northern and Indigenous voice.Wolf is the artistic...

Iditarod appeal board reverses penalties for Yukon musher Michelle Phillips

Yukon musher Michelle Phillips said an Iditarod appeal board's decision that recommends the trail sled-dog race revisit the rules around sheltering dogs and dog care, and eliminate any contradictions in them, is a step...

2nd COVID-19 booster available for Yukoners 50 and over

Yukoners who are 50 and over can get their second COVID-19 booster shot beginning Friday.To be eligible for the second dose, six months needs to have passed since having received the first booster, the...

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