- Union hopes strike action can be averted (7)
- Youngest-ever commissioner learning the ropes (6)
- Workshop debates 21st-century energy solutions (5)
- City manager clarifies positions in negotiations (5)
- Business is ready to sell cannabis immediately (5)
- Pillai accuses YP of ‘amazing financial misstep’ (3)
- Entrepreneur, innovators to receive a new hub (3)
- City approves YG plan to create group home (2)
March 5, 2018
- Public hearing set to look at Copper Ridge living suites At a March 26 public hearing,
- Frostbite gets warm reception Frostbite was back again this year in full force
- Budget earns solid grade from chamber After reviewing the Yukon Liberal government’s 2018-2019 budget, released last Thursday, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce has awarded it a B+.
- City adopts policy around cell towers Companies installing cell towers are now subject to a city policy along with the federal guidelines that must be met.
- YEU renews concerns about lab proposals Last month, the Yukon Hospital Corp. put out a news release to “correct some misinformation being shared with Yukoners.”
- Mining access road receives clearance The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun and the Yukon government have agreed to allow the construction of a new 65-kilometre access road through wilderness north of Keno City.
March 2, 2018
- Businesses hail women’s day The team at Molotov & Bricks Tattoo will be helping Yukon women on Saturday.
- City to purchase new garbage packers The city will stick with its current type of garbage collection system.
- Deadline extended for WCC inspection report The Yukon’s minister of Justice has granted an extension of the inspection focusing on the mental health of inmates at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre (WCC).
- Questions waft around carbon tax A carbon tax will not come into effect in the Yukon until Jan. 1, 2019.
- Opening This Afternoon Terri-Lynn Driemeyer (above) will open The Underachievers at 5:00 this afternoon at the Arts Underground Edge Gallery.
- Travel OKed for councillors’ weekend trip to Teslin Councillors Betty Irwin and Rob Fendrick are set to represent the city at the next board meeting of the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC) this week in Teslin.
- Emergency lights failed during long electricity outage Yukon Housing Corp. officials say they will have a third party check its emergency lighting system at Closeleigh Manor again.
- Popular Speaker Don Burnstick performed at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre for a charity event for the KDFN Crisis Fund.
- Event celebrates Yukon’s rich fur industry UnFURled, which celebrates the Yukon’s fur history, has several activities set for this month.
- Portraying a beloved pillar of grace and courage In the fall of 1995, Sarah Steele travelled to Vancouver to receive radiation treatment on her hip.
- The Festival Is Back Calla Kinglet will take to the Frostbite Music Festival stage at 10:45 tonight.
- Aggression toward wildfires needed: author Nobody needs to be reminded of the devastation wildfires have caused, either recently, or in decades past.
- Sixth Avenue contract awarded Reconstruction of a portion of Sixth Avenue will continue again during the coming construction season after city council voted to award PS Sidhu a contract worth just over $2.5 million.
- Nobody wants a strike: city workers’ union City officials are reviewing their strike plan after the unions representing its workers walked away from conciliation talks last week.
- YP bemoans deficit; NDP sees no vision Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver tabled a budget Thursday that slashed the Liberal government’s projected deficit for the fiscal year by more than 90 per cent.
- Housing prices continue their lengthy upswing Prices are up again across the board for residential properties in Whitehorse,
March 1, 2018
- Federal budget inflates Yukon transfer payments Yukon MP Larry Bagnell spoke with the Star Wednesday about how he feels some of the federal government’s planned expenditures could benefit Yukoners.
- Conservation funding ‘truly a game changer’ Money identified in Tuesday’s federal budget for creating more protected areas in Canada is an encouraging step,
- A Pleasing Transformation Whitehorse RCMP are enjoying a beautified meeting room at their detachment.
- Name of year’s first Yukon homicide victim released The victim of a homicide Monday has been identified as Chelsey Tegan Bien,
- Private sector should sell cannabis, YP says The Yukon Party official Opposition is outlining an alternative vision for the regulation and control of cannabis in the territory.
- Annual Bravo Awards winners announced The Yukon Convention Bureau’s annual Bravo Award was presented to the Gizeh Shriners of B.C. and Yukon 2017 Ceremonial Conference planning committee.
- Contract awarded for new fire hall design A local firm will oversee the design and construction of a new downtown fire hall.
- Capital spending to dip for 2018-19 The 2018-19 capital budget unveiled by Premier Sandy Silver is estimated at $280 million.
- Liberal plan to slay projected deficits The Yukon Liberal government tabled its second record-breaking budget in the legislature this afternoon.