The city will spend up to $20 million next year after passing third reading – thus adopting – the 2018 capital budget at Monday’s city council meeting.
After what some are calling a “record year” for tourism in the Yukon,
The defence began its closing arguments in Darryl Sheepway’s first-degree murder trial Thursday in Yukon Supreme Court.
Air North will begin twice-weekly Boeing 737 flights between Whitehorse and Victoria beginning in May 18, 2018.
- Accused man had unhappy early life: forensic psychiatrist (17)
- Bullying bylaw considered for city facilities (13)
- Murder trial enters its final stages (8)
- Building 17-km road caused substantial damage (6)
- Man claims he was assaulted in custody (6)
- Latest outage sees estimated 7,825 customers lose power (4)
- Whitehorse-Victoria flights to begin next May (4)
- Optimism reigns at major tourism summit (3)
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December 12, 2017
- Man claims he was assaulted in custody A Kaska citizen of the Daylu Dena First Nation is suing the RCMP and Attorney General of Canada,
- Lights of Life ceremony goes Thursday Hospice Yukon’s 27th annual Lights of Life ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the atrium of the Elijah Smith Building.
- Lobby for delay of business tax changes, premier urged The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) and the Yukon Party official Opposition have called on Premier Sandy Silver to lobby his federal counterpart to push pause on small business tax changes scheduled to come into effect Jan. 1.
- Troubled project back on track in Ross River The construction of three duplexes is back on track in Ross River, and legal action against the company “that abandoned” the project is going forward.
December 11, 2017
- Judge hears trial’s closing arguments Darryl Sheepway’s first-degree murder trial came to a close Friday in Yukon Supreme Court.
- Latest outage sees estimated 7,825 customers lose power An unexpected malfunction at the Whitehorse Rapids Dam left thousands of Yukoners without power this morning beginning at 11:25.
- Silver happy with cannabis deal Premier Sandy Silver told the Star early this afternoon that the federal government and territories and provinces have reached a compromise on the legalized cannabis excise tax revenue split.
- Festive Performance F.H. Collins Secondary School students and staff are performing a Christmas play,
- City could add $10,000 to budget The city could add another $10,000 to its current operating budget with the cash set to come from the Yukon government.
- Warm Weather Warbling Commissioner Doug Phillips held a Christmas open house Friday afternoon
- Dawson break, enter and theft probed Dawson City RCMP are reaching out to the public for information on a break and enter and theft last week.
- Festivities drew large throngs to Main Street Thousands of people attended the annual Winterval Santa Parade. The Casino Mining Corp. stepped in to help finance the event after funding was not provided and it looked like the parade may not happen. Local businesses also participated, makingthe parade the largest in recent history.
- Black ice, snow close highway Yukon highways crews from both Haines Junction and Whitehorse are working to reopen part of the Alaska Highway which has been closed since early this morning.
December 8, 2017
- Bullying bylaw considered for city facilities A potential city bylaw aimed at addressing bullying in city facilities could soon be drafted.
- Sex trade remains hidden, stigmatized Multiple sources have confirmed that sex trafficking is a reality in the Yukon.
- Author pens new book detailing history Local author Pat Ellis is hoping her latest work will encourage the powers that be to consider the possibilities of marking two pieces of Yukon history.
- Eager To Entertain These are some of the younger dancers
- YESAB clears fuel station development proposal The proposal for a new cardlock fuel station across the Alaska Highway from the airport lands and Lodestar Lane has been recommended for approval.
- Reunification plan will see blending of Yukon families Sometime before the end of January, a foster family, children in foster care, and their birth parents or guardians will be moving into a three-bedroom home in Whitehorse.
- Illegal road leads to major YG policy change A major shift in unwritten government policy has occurred as a result of an unauthorized 17-kilometre road constructed in 2016 through wilderness near Carmacks.
- Recital Series Continues The Two Plus One Trio – Roslyn Wilson, Pam Sinclaire and Donna Reimchen, left-right
- Winter tourism summit is heavily attended More than 150 people involved in the tourism sector have gathered at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre today for the Yukon Winter Tourism Summit.
- Filmmaker wants to share a very personal story For eight years local filmmaker and travel consultant Heidy Enka
- Practising For The Weekend Performers in the Northern Lights School of Dance
- Yukoners await housing plan, funding rollouts The federal Liberal government’s new National Housing Strategy (NHS)
- Pothole lakes stocking should carry on: board Stocking pothole lakes with rainbow trout, kokanee and Arctic char should be permitted to continue for another 20 years, the territory’s assessment board is recommending.
- Concerts Set For Next Week Under the direction of Keith Todd (left),
- Groups want PM to strengthen francophone presence The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) has joined the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) to ask for an increase in investments for minority francophone communities in the next action plan for official languages.
- December Exhibits A Slush And Water Show Patrick Royle shovels slush off the sidewalk in front of the Yukon Artists @ Work building on Fourth Avenue
- Yukoner awarded Governor General’s medal Ray Wells, a local mental health advocate, was awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on Thursday afternoon in Whitehorse.