Nearly $1 million in combined federal and territorial government funding will go toward improving access to opioid treatment services for those living with substance use disorders, it was announced Monday in Whitehorse.
A familiar, if somewhat unconventional, holiday event has resumed for its 27th season in Whitehorse, but the man who’s better known as Garbage Truck Santa worries he’s celebrating on borrowed time.
As the year’s final Yukon Forum wrapped up Friday, officials announced they will undertake a joint review of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.
Alpine Aviation owner Gerd Mannsperger says his company is looking for long-term stability – and a decision city council made last Monday evening does nothing to address that.
- Impaired drivers to pay higher fines (19)
- Contract for $29M awarded for francophone high school (17)
- Bagnell aims for another term in Ottawa (15)
- Spanish citizen sentenced for child porn offence (10)
- Council’s decision disappoints local flight company (8)
- Woman’s assailant jailed 27 months (5)
- Fat bikers hit the trails at Wolf Creek (4)
- Pat Duncan ascends from political obscurity (1)
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December 18, 2018
- Globe’s largest gold producer terminates option with ATAC Barrick Gold Corp. has terminated its option with ATAC Resources to acquire an interest in the Orion Project northeast of Keno City of Mayo, ATAC announced last week.
- Man sentenced for aggravated assault A 33-year-old Ross River man has been sentenced to 18 months’ jail time with seven months time served for aggravated assault and other offences.
- Beware of sheep on the highway: Parks Canada Parks Canada is advising motorists that they can expect to see sheep on the road along a short section of the Alaska Highway northwest of Haines Junction.
December 17, 2018
- Woman’s assailant jailed 27 months A man who was convicted of breaking into a Carcross woman’s residence and sexually assaulting her was sentenced to 27 months’ jail time in the territory and a two-year probation to follow.
- Wilderness Wonder Mist is seen coming off Teslin Lake
- Many Rivers is no longer listed as a society With its employees on strike for more than a month, Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services is being looked at for its status as a society.
- Special team to help families at McIntyre In partnership with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Yukon government has created a family enhancement team in the McIntyre subdivision in Whitehorse to foster reconciliation and improve outcomes for Kwanlin Dün families and children.
- Food for Fines donations presented to groups Mayor Dan Curtis presented this year’s Food for Fines donations to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place on Friday.
December 14, 2018
- Bagnell aims for another term in Ottawa Nearly three months after learning who his Tory competitor would be next year,
- Standing-room-only crowd remembers loved ones Inside the lobby of the Elijah Smith Building early Thursday afternoon, a standing-room-only crowd gathered at the annual Lights of Life ceremony.
- Spanish citizen sentenced for child porn offence A Yukon deputy judge has sentenced a 48-year-old Spanish citizen convicted of making child pornography to 15 months time served.
- Society salutes a Yukon conservation champion Whitehorse resident Dorothy Bradley has been awarded the 2018 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award by the Yukon Conservation Society.
- Housing project receives a $1.15-million infusion The Yukon government has provided $1.15 million to the Challenge Disability Resource Group (CDRG).
- Yukoner Honoured On The Hill Whitehorse resident Charlotte Hrenchuk is introduced today before receiving a Governor General’s Award
- Suggestion could see wage hiked to $15 per hour The Yukon government is set to review a recommendation that could see the hourly minimum wage for the territory be slowly bumped up to just above $15 by 2021 from its existing $11.51.
- City plans several festive happenings The Santa Land and Christmas Lights Tour will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Shipyards Park.
- Opioid-related deaths climb to 18 since 2016 After witnessing 16 deaths since 2016 related to opioids as of November, the territory has now seen that number jump to 18.
- Oh Guard! The Music, Art and Drama (MAD) class
- Educators absorb Code Create Teach initiative Kids Code Jeunesse’s national Code Create Teach initiative, in collaboration with Lighthouse Labs, visited Whitehorse on Tuesday.
- Over-collection of data occurred: commissioner The Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has found that the Department of Insured Health and Hearing Services violated the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA).
- Casino project postponed The Western Copper and Gold Corp. announced Thursday it needs more time to finalize its proposal for its Casino mine project.