Whitehorse Daily Star

News Archive

January 23, 2020

January 22, 2020

  • Department failed to meet access obligations After a Yukoner complained about the length of time it took for the Department of Health and Social Services to respond to a request for access to the complainant’s own personal health information, the Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued a consideration report.
  • Pursuing The Crown The 2020 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival Quest for the Crown (formerly the Queens contest) candidates were unveiled last Wednesday.
  • Need for prudent use of health data highlighted The Department of Health and Social Services violated territorial law when it failed to exercise discretion before using the personal health information of a patient under psychiatric care.
  • Efforts Saluted Karen Carrière was presented last Friday evening with a Life Membership to the Royal Canadian Legion at the local Legion’s awards night.
  • Officials propose new housing incentive policy City administration is proposing several changes in the city’s incentive policy to encourage more affordable and supportive housing developments.
  • Crossroads Collision City firefighters clean up the debris
  • Robbery suspects apprehended The RCMP have arrested the two suspects linked to a series of armed robberies and a break and enter last Saturday morning in Whitehorse.
  • Ice bridge enters wider, thicker phase The ice bridge that connects downtown Dawson with the residents across the Yukon River has entered its fully functional phase.
  • Murder trial hears evidence from Carmacks man The jury trial of a Carmacks man accused of first-degree murder resumed Tuesday in Whitehorse, with the Crown calling two civilian witnesses.
  • Tread carefully on housing incentive: Boyd City council might want to tread softly when it comes to promoting densification of neighbourhoods, Coun. Dan Boyd cautioned at Monday night’s meeting.

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