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    • Whitehorse COVID-19 Screening Drive-thru Closes

      The drive-thru testing centre was opened on November 23, 2020 to help meet the increased demand for testing. Since its opening, 816 people were tested at the drive-thru. Due to the low testing rates, this additional location is no longer needed.

    • Yukoners Release 'As The Ice Melts' Videos

      The two As the Ice Melts videos present stories and poetry on the theme of our changing environment by Yukon authors Ellen Bielawski and Joanna Lilley and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations storyteller Ron Chambers. Videos will be launched at a free online event at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    • City of Whitehorse Relocating Transit Stop

      The new location will be near the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council office, across from Better Bodies. The purpose of this move is to improve traffic visibility at the intersection of Industrial and Jasper.

    • COVID-19 Update - January 20 2021

      As of end of day Tuesday, 2,690 Yukoners have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, including all staff and residents of long-term care homes who chose to participate. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

    • Candidates Selected for Youth Panel on Climate Change

      This panel fulfills a commitment in Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy. It will provide space for Yukon youth to share their perspectives and give advice on Yukon’s climate change actions.

    • StatCan Staffing 32,000 Jobs Across Canada for Census

      StatCan is staffing 32,000 jobs across Canada for the next census in May 2021. Individuals are being hired to be part of this large-scale national project in communities both big and small to collect crucial data that will be used to plan for the future.

    • YukonU Board Honours Dr. Karen Barnes with President Emerita Title

      The designation recognizes the outstanding contributions of retired presidents to the University and to the community, including demonstrated excellence, distinguished service, and effective leadership beyond normal expectations.

    • Flight Path - Yukon Aviation's 10 Year Investment Strategy

      The committee was provided with Flight Path, a 10-year investment strategy developed by Stantec Consulting Ltd. which provides investment tools and recommendations about the future of investment in Yukon’s aviation system.

    • Shingles and HPV Vaccines Available in Pharmacies

      In addition to this, the Government of Yukon is also expanding the eligibility of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program to include all Yukoners up to and including age 26.

    • Dan Curtis Seeks Whitehorse Centre Nomination

      “We are very happy that Dan has put his name forward for this nomination. His dedication to the people of Whitehorse has served this city well for almost a decade and we would be honoured to have him on our team.” Yukon Liberal Party Leader Sandy Silver

    • Fish Lake Land Use Planning Initiated

      Interested parties can submit expressions of interest to be part of the Łu Zil Män (Fish Lake) Local Area Plan Steering Committee with the Government of Yukon until February 15, 2021.

    • YG Medical Travel Regulations Amended

      As of January 1, 2021, the medical travel subsidy is $150 per day for multi-day travel for out-patients and for escorts accompanying in-patients. Patients and escorts will have access to a $75 per day subsidy for same day travel.

    • Yukon Provides Support for Haines, Alaska

      Governor Dunleavy declared a state of emergency for the Haines area in early December after torrential rains washed out roads and created sinkholes and mudslides, temporarily isolating the town centre from the airport and ferry terminal. The landslide tragically claimed two lives.

    • COVID-19 Update - January 13, 2021

      Some Yukoners can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccinations online starting today by going to yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot. Mobile vaccine clinics will be in Watson Lake on January 18, Beaver Creek on January 21 and Old Crow on January 22.

    • Homicide Near Mayo Over the Weekend

      Daniel Cashaback-Myra, from Mayo has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, s.235(1) of the Criminal Code, and will appear in Territorial Court in Whitehorse on January 27, 2021 at 0930hrs.

    • Grace Period Ending Yukon Lobbyist Registry

      Lobbyists will be responsible for entering their information into the registry. There was a 90-day grace period for lobbyists to learn and adhere to the new registration and reporting requirements.  The last day to register for 2020 activities is January 13, 2021.


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      In case you missed it, here are all our Southern Tutchone - Tàá’an Män (Lake Laberge) Dialect First Nation Phrases of the Day. Please note, all these translation have been generously provided by Nakhela Bunbury.


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    • Whitehorse COVID-19 Screening Drive-thru Closes

      The drive-thru testing centre was opened on November 23, 2020 to help meet the increased demand for testing. Since its opening, 816 people were tested at the drive-thru. Due to the low testing rates, this additional location is no longer needed.

    • Yukoners Release 'As The Ice Melts' Videos

      The two As the Ice Melts videos present stories and poetry on the theme of our changing environment by Yukon authors Ellen Bielawski and Joanna Lilley and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations storyteller Ron Chambers. Videos will be launched at a free online event at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    • City of Whitehorse Relocating Transit Stop

      The new location will be near the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council office, across from Better Bodies. The purpose of this move is to improve traffic visibility at the intersection of Industrial and Jasper.