Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Yukon Sends Scores of Firefighters to British Columbia

The Yukon government has sent 40 firefighters to help combat raging wildfires in B.C. The crew landed in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday for a 19-day deployment. Four supervisory staff travelled...

Meet the Yukon’s Candidates: Jonas Smith Goes Again, this Time as an Independent

This is the very first in a series of profiles of Yukon’s 5 federal election candidates. Another will be published every day, in alphabetical order by the candidate’s name....

N.W.T. Health Minister Hopes To See Travel Restrictions Lifted By The End Of March

N.W.T. Health Minister Julie Green stated that she would like to hear “good news” by the end of March and see the lift of the travel restrictions between the...

The Conservative Party of Canada drops Yukon candidate

Yukon's Conservative candidate Jonas Smith has been barred from running in the upcoming federal election because of his stance on public health guidelines. The party explained their decision in...

Yukon Confirms New COVID-19 Cases, Issues Potential Exposure Notices in Whitehorse

Yukon health officials announced fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the province’s tally of active cases to 9 as of Wednesday afternoon. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said...

Life Nearly Back to Normal in Yukon, But Tourism Industry Needs the World to...

In Dawson City, Yukon, Lana Welchman recently had the chance to enjoy something many Canadians can only imagine right now – a live concert. Speaking to The Current during a concert...

Yukon Rendezvous Drops Sourdough From Its Name And Adopted A New Logo

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is the annual winter festival held in Whitehorse. Recently, the festival has decided to rebrand by slicing "Sourdough" from its name and devising a new logo. The...

Yukon Museum Releases A New Venture To Promote Local Tourism

'Yukon Spin' has shared cycling scenery online to promote local tourism. The project is part exercise video, part tourism ad. It allows visitors to take a biking tour (sort...

The Provincial Government Is Extending Yukon’s State Of Emergency For A Fifth Time

Yukon Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn has announced the extension of the territory’s state of emergency. The opposition is displeased and its leader stated that the 90-day extension should...

Yukon Heads Into Elections With A Huge Deficit

It seems that Yukon's political parties have finally figured out that 2021 will be quite an unusual year. Last year, the territory of Yukon was showing a $31.6-million deficit,...