Victoria Gold Corp., the owners of the Eagle gold mine near Mayo, have bought several claims and inactive mines, including the Brewery Creek site 55 kilometres east of Dawson City.
Even though the Yukon currently has the highest rates of COVID-19 in Canada, the chief medical officer of health says he’s not too concerned as yet.
Whitehorse bylaw officials say there are cautiously optimistic that a long-running saga over a property needing a cleanup on Lodgepole Lane is making progress.
A Whitehorse councillor gave a “Ted” talk Monday evening on how the city could tackle its housing problems.
- Lack of notification ‘very concerning to me’: Pillai (4)
- Property is ‘complete chaos’ (2)
- YG issues special spending warrant (2)
- Councillor wonders if federal lands available for housing (2)
- Premier, business delegation conclude Asia mission (2)
- Soft plastics no longer taken into recycling stream (2)
- Pillai’s trip to India raises issues, YP says (2)
- Housing, health care among MP’s priorities (2)
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September 26, 2023
- Wildfire officials to present at Scandinavian conference The Yukon Wildland Fire Management branch has sent two wildfire officials to Rovaniemi, Finland to participate in a Scandinavian emergency services conference.
- Premier met federal ministers in Ottawa Premier Ranj Pillai met with several federal ministers in Ottawa last Thursday during his return travel to Whitehorse from his Asian trade mission.
- Potlatches planned to support families and survivors The Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society is hosting two traditional Wolf and Crow clan potlatches in Ross River and Watson Lake to honour Kaska Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People (MMIWG2S+).
- Premier, governor addressed several subjects Premier Ranj Pillai said he “had the pleasure of meeting virtually” with Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday.
September 25, 2023
- Housing, health care among MP’s priorities With the start of the new sitting in the House of Commons underway and him in his new role as the chairperson for the Prairies and North Caucus, Yukon MP Brendan Hanley spoke to the Star last week to lay out his priorities for the upcoming term.
- Real estate picture is cooling off The real estate market and prices in the Yukon and the City of Whitehorse have cooled significantly over the last year.
- Premier recognizes Yom Kippur Premier Ranj Pillai has honoured Yom Kippur.
- Promoting A Basic Income A gathering of people Friday at the Healing Totem in downtown Whitehorse heard about the importance of the Basic Income program.
- Carmacks celebrates opening of its new firehall Fire protection has been fortified in Carmacks.
- A Spectacle In The sky .
September 22, 2023
- Lack of notification ‘very concerning to me’: Pillai Premier Ranj Pillai has called it “concerning” that he did not receive any official communications from any federal ministers while on a trip to India this week during escalating tensions between that country and Canada.
- YG issues special spending warrant The Yukon government has issued a special warrant to ensure programs and functions continue while the third supplementary estimates for the 2022-23 fiscal year are debated during the fall legislative sitting.
- Minister comments after man is charged with sexual assault The Yukon government is co-operating with an RCMP investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving an employee of an associated organization.
- Pelly Crossing Health Centre is the latest one to close down Staffing shortages continue to plague medical services in the Yukon.
- Method, timing of free transit remain unknown The status of free or reduced-price transit in Whitehorse is still in limbo.
- Opposing views ultimately expressed peacefully Motorists honked their horns and colourful flags flew in Whitehorse on Wednesday as activists on one side of Second Avenue yelled “protect the children,” while counter-protesters across the street yelled back “trans rights are human rights.”
- Million March 4 Children rally and counter rally Photo Spread
- Lit crosswalk quest goes to council City council members listened without comment Monday night as a resident presented a petition asking for the installation of pedestrian crossing lights at Fourth Avenue and Alexander Street.
- Yukoners mourn four B.C. firefighters Premier Ranj Pillai, Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn and the Yukon Wildland Fire Management branch have expressed regrets about Tuesday’s deaths of four young wildland firefighters in B.C.
- Foundation expands partnership with Yukon U The Mastercard Foundation is expanding its partnership with Yukon University (YukonU) to continue to transform education and support Indigenous youth success in the Yukon through the EleV (“ell-uh-VEE”) Program.
- Honouring A Hero About two dozen people gathered on a grey, nippy day last Sunday at Dawson City’s Waterfront Park Gazebo to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run.
- Permanent Art Collection exhibits new acquisitions An exhibition featuring 18 new works added to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection opened Monday in the main foyer of the Jim Smith Building in Whitehorse.
- Pump replacement will cost more The City of Whitehorse is getting set to spend an unexpected extra $300,000 to replace a pump at the Marwell lift station.
- Exhibit Continues Heather Von Steinhagen is showing Made Up Memories in the Yukon Energy Community Gallery.
- Tr’ondëk-Klondike tapped as World Heritage Site Twenty-six years after it was first proposed by Pierre Berton in 1997, Tr’ondëk-Klondike, as the submission came to be known, has achieved World Heritage status.