Four members of the Whitehorse General Hospital’s nursing staff have resigned in one 12-hour period, citing “deplorable working conditions,” their unions say.
Commissioner Angélique Bernard introduced Whitehorse resident Michael Gates as the inaugural Story Laureate of Yukon on Friday.
Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical health officer, confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in the territory Monday afternoon.
The Yukon saw the highest per-capita cannabis sales in Canada last year, according to the federal bureau of statistics.
- Per-capita cannabis sales led the nation (29)
- Help ease the housing crunch, government urged (21)
- ‘This needs to stop’: vet (17)
- Students are fined $700 each for not isolating themselves (16)
- Northwestel seeks approval for unlimited Internet (11)
- City’s emissions have risen by 40 per cent (11)
- Many Rivers subject of RCMP forensic audit (11)
- Council opts to sacrifice raise (9)
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October 19, 2020
- Thefts from vehicles spur RCMP warning Whitehorse RCMP answered several calls for service in the Whitehorse downtown area last Wednesday due to what is now believed to be several people entering unsecured vehicles.
- Northwestel plans information sessions Northwestel Inc. is inviting northerners to attend one of several planned virtual information sessions for its recently announced Every Community project.
- Ferry to be pulled sooner than planned The George Black ferry will cease operations Tuesday instead of Thursday due to rapidly increasing ice flows and dropping river levels.
October 16, 2020
- Many Rivers subject of RCMP forensic audit The Yukon RCMP are conducting a forensic audit into Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
- City’s emissions have risen by 40 per cent The City of Whitehorse has not only missed its reduction target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from city operations, emissions have increased by 40 per cent in the last five years, says a new city report.
- Skagway has first positive case of COVID-19 On Wednesday, Skagway was among three counties or boroughs in the United States which had not had a COVID-19 case.
- I found my mom in the Thrift Shop The accompanying detailed painting of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church’s Thrift Shop—aka THE Thrift Shop—in Dawson City feels familiar to me.
- Vehicles Tangle This vehicle was involved in a collision with a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the intersection of the Alaska Highway and Fish Lake Road shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
- Locally-produced film debuts at Beringia centre A new film, Crossroads of the Continents, was launched Thursday evening at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
- Welcomed Project Goes On The long-awaited reconstruction of Tlingit Street
- Government is stalling on universal child care, NDP MLAs charge Yukon NDP MLA Liz Hanson has challenged the territorial government to act on its commitment to provide universal child care.
- George Black ferry is put on 48-hour notice The George Black ferry officially went to a 48-hour withdrawal notice today, says Jim Regimbal,
- Transportation study planned City council voted at its meeting Tuesday to award a $344,550 contract to Morrison Hershfield Ltd. for the development of a new City-Wide Transportation Study.
October 15, 2020
- MLAs opt to extend sitting The legislative assembly will sit for an extended period this fall to make up for last spring’s early adjournment.
- Help ease the housing crunch, government urged The Liberal government was pressed to take action on housing affordability Wednesday in the legislative assembly.
- Northwestel seeks approval for unlimited Internet Northwestel Inc. wants to offer unlimited internet data options to customers in Whitehorse and Carcross for an extra $10 per month.
- City approves truck purchase for $488,473 City council has approved the purchase of a new mobile steamer truck for $488,473.