The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is applauding the recommendations made in an inspection report
The territorial government has released an inspection report on the Whitehorse Correctional Centre (WCC) done by an inspector over the last number of months, complete with 40 recommendations it says it accepts the “intent” of.
A former Speaker of the Yukon legislature wants a seat on city council.
A Yukon non-profit organization could be one step closer to a strike after a vote by its bargaining team and membership resulted in “overwhelming” support for the possibility of a labour disruption.
- Collision injures cyclist (15)
- Ex-Yukon Party MLA eyes seat on council (15)
- Couple fined for wildlife violations (13)
- Many Rivers Counselling strike a possibility (8)
- Public service sees senior leadership changes (7)
- New solar project brightens condo complex (6)
- Segregation tops list of suggested WCC reforms (5)
- City bylaw can regulate surface mining: judge (4)
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August 17, 2018
- Couple fined for wildlife violations A German couple has been convicted and fined for violating the Wildlife Act
- Man’s sentencing hearing put off The sentencing hearing of a 32-year-old Pelly Crossing man has been pushed back a day due to his lawyer’s unavailability.
- Yukon firefighters head to British Columbia The British Columbia government declared a province-wide state of emergency
- Man sentenced for three breaches of court order A 41-year-old Old Crow man has been sentenced for three breaches of a recognizance order.
- Date set for Crown’s appeal hearing A date for the Crown’s appeal hearing of Curtis Steven Rowat’s acquittal has been set.
- Preliminary hearing date scheduled A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a 20-year-old Pelly Crossing woman
- City settles case with flood-affected resident The $3,896.48 lawsuit between a Dogwood Street resident and the City of Whitehorse has been resolved.
- Fatal accident remains under investigation A recent accident on the Davidson Glacier River has resulted in the death of 50-year old Las Vegas resident Todd Willis.
- Former government employee declared a vexatious litigant Juanita Wood has been declared a vexatious litigant
August 16, 2018
- Chilkoot Trail opens after brief closure Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park has reopened the U.S. side of the Chilkoot Trail to all use after flooding conditions along the Taiya River prompted a closure Tuesday morning.
- Community-minded divers clean Schwatka Lake Local divers took to the Schwatka Lake boat launch Wednesday evening for another Dive Against Debris.
- First Nation, ATCO reach electricity purchase pact The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and ATCO Electric Yukon have reached an agreement in principle for an electricity purchase agreement (EPA).
- Raffle Prizes Awarded Linda Priestley, right, drew the tickets for the Humane Society Yukon’s spring raffle Wednesday.
- Tourism, construction, mining activity bolsters job numbers As the territory launched into the peak summer months and tourists flocked to the city, the Yukon continued to enjoy a positive economy, with strong employment numbers in July.
August 15, 2018
- Fond memories followed bust’s unveiling The territory paid tribute to the “First Lady of the Yukon” last week, unveiling a bust of Martha Louise Black, the late businesswoman and one-time MP.
- Collision injures cyclist A cyclist was hospitalized after a collision between a vehicle and bicycle early Tuesday afternoon near the north end of Fox Lake.
- Crown appeals decision about man’s designation The Crown has appealed a Yukon Supreme Court decision to not designate a man convicted of sexually abusing 13 girls and making child pornography a dangerous offender.
- Accused killer makes court appearance The man accused of murdering Wendy Carlick and Sara MacIntosh was in court again last week.
- Council unveils new president, board The Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council (YAWC) elected a new president and several new board members at its annual general meeting.
- Resident sues city over flooding issues A Whitehorse resident is suing the city for $3,896.48 due to flooding in her basement.
- A Sign Of Hunting Season Derrik Drinnan of Black Sheep Aviation prepares one of his airplanes for a week-long hunt in the wilderness outside Watson Lake.
- Reception centre changes location The Whitehorse reception centre set up to help those displaced from their homes because of wildfires in Telegraph Creek, B.C. moved locations today.
- Building Bridges Construction continues Sunday at the Nares River (Naatasehéen) Bridge in Carcross.
- City to receive almost half of Gas Tax Fund The federal government has delivered the first of two $8.25-million annual instalments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to the Yukon.