The Yukon Court of Appeal has dismissed a mining company’s appeal which had sought out surface mining rights on a Raven’s Ridge subdivision property.
There has been a shuffle among Premier Sandy Silver’s deputy ministers.
The Da Daghay Development Corp. has completed a solar energy installation at its River Bend condominium complex in the Whistle Bend subdivision.
A 26-year-old Watson Lake man who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder could be ineligible for parole for 10 years.
- Public meeting set for proposed quarry (10)
- Crime prevention initiatives receive money (9)
- Senior had been high on list for permit (7)
- Residents rally to fire victims’ cause (4)
- Whitehorse residents win $1 million (4)
- Employers’ assessment rates in for some changes (3)
- Boyd hesitant about relaxing city building rules (2)
- Judge to rule on man’s parole eligibility (2)
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August 14, 2018
- Chilkoot Trail reopens after flooding conditions subside The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park has reopened the Chilkoot Trail to all use after flooding conditions along the Taiya River prompted a closure last week.
- Proposals for French-language school are being accepted To get the ball rolling on the building of the new French-language high school in Whitehorse, the territorial government issued a request for proposals for the design last week.
August 13, 2018
- Reception centre greets 15 displaced fire victims The territory has pitched in to help those who were forced to evacuate their homes earlier this month because of wildfires in Telegraph Creek, B.C. by opening a reception centre in Whitehorse.
- Employers’ assessment rates in for some changes The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board’s assessment rates will change moderately in 2019, the board said last Thursday.
- Restaurateur can proceed with legal action The Yukon Supreme Court has authorized a restaurant owner to pursue litigation against another restaurant owner.
- Last week’s rain discouraged new fires Thirty active fires continue to burn in the Yukon, with 73, 163 hectares blackened says Yukon Wildland Fire Management.
- City mulls lot expansion The city will go ahead with the first reading of a rezoning bylaw in the Kulan industrial area,
August 10, 2018
- Public meeting set for proposed quarry A First Nation development corporation will look to further its proposal for a gravel quarry in the Hillcrest-Valleyview area in the coming months, in hopes to have it considered by the city later this year.
- Whitehorse residents win $1 million Edwin and Laura Vanderkley are the Yukon’s latest million-dollar lottery winners.
- Centre created to help displaced fire victims A reception centre has been established in Whitehorse to provide emergency support to B.C. residents impacted by the wildfires near Telegraph Creek.
- Lewes Boulevard work starts The City of Whitehorse’s contractor, Insituform, has begun re-lining the sanitary sewer mains located in the centre medians on Lewes Boulevard from Alsek Road to Takhini Avenue.
- Speeding complaints spur RCMP action Lead-footed motorists were called to accountability July 28.
- Correction An Aug. 8 story on hunting permits
- Man’s impaired driving conviction will stand A Yukon Supreme Court justice has dismissed a man’s appeal to overturn his conviction of impaired driving.
- Thrift store volunteers continue fundraising Love 2 Thrift is raising money to open up a new thrift store in the city.
- Woman charged after drugs seized A 30-year-old Whitehorse woman has been charged with possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
- Council awards two tech contracts The city will be awarding two contracts to tech company iON United Inc. after council voted to approve the amounts Monday evening.
- Council awards contracts worth $1.2 million The city will be dishing out funds to help a number of works in the area as council approved awarding a total of $1.2 million for four projects Monday.
- Intersection gains three-way stop signs The city has changed the intersection at 12th Avenue and Centennial Street to a three-way stop.
- Midway festival focuses on tradition In the heart of Gwich’in territory is a unique music festival.