- Declare climate emergency, MLAs urge government (35)
- Yukon Energy ices 20-megawatt generating station (18)
- Minister questioned on tree removal (16)
- YG store reported $2 M in cannabis sales in five months (12)
- Councillor wants free store reopened (10)
- Board begins recruitment of Yukon University president (10)
- Minister peppered with questions about housing (9)
- YG should follow suit, make the declaration (4)
October 9, 2019
- What are the hidden costs of successful tourism? Tourism providers spend a lot of their time and energy planning for programs and attractions to attract more visitors.
- Whitehorse officials abandon bid for closed-door sessions City administration has dropped its recommendation to hold closed-door meetings to provide members of council with more freedom to spit-ball ideas, without having the press there.
- Man Missing Roy Thomas Jackson,
- Territory now contemplating a $20-million fiscal deficit The Yukon government is facing a $20-million deficit thanks to, in part, the past summer’s severe fire season.
- Silver received resignation long before disclosing it The Yukon’s political parties are struggling to find common ground on electoral reform after the resignation of the commission chair, Jessica Lott Thompson, halted the process at the end of August.
- Minister questioned on tree removal Community Services Minister John Streicker was challenged Tuesday for personally removing snow-laden trees from powerlines in his Marsh Lake neighbourhood.
- Yukon Energy ices 20-megawatt generating station Yukon Energy’s board of directors has cancelled the proposal to build a new 20-megawatt generating station powered by fossil fuels.
October 8, 2019
- Candidates Debate Indigenous Issues The Council of Yukon First Nations hosted a forum Monday evening
- Recruits trails consultant, resident urges city A leading advocate of the city’s trail network says city council should approve a budget amendment to hire an independent consultant to help assess the city’s Trail Plan.
- Bill raises minimum age to purchase tobacco, vaping products The Yukon governmen plans to replace the Smoke-Free Places Act with modern legislation addressing vaping and raising the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco and vapour products.
- Liberals challenged to rule out health care premiums Patti McLeod, the Yukon Party MLA for Watson Lake, has raised concerns about the potential reintroduction of health care premiums in the territory.
- Rollover kills local man A 41-year-old man is dead following a single-vehicle collision early Sunday morning near Whitehorse.
October 7, 2019
- Murdered and missing women remembered The Aboriginal Women’s Council’s annual Sisters in Spirit walk and vigil took place at noon Friday in memory of murdered and missing Indigenous women.
- MLAs missed few sitting days The Yukon’s MLAs largely turned up for work in the legislature last spring when they were expected to.
- Candidates enter final two-week stretch Exactly two weeks before the federal election,
- Yukoners get awards at BreakOut West The Western Canadian Music Awards, hosted last Thursday evening in Whitehorse as part of BreakOut West, honoured 34 Canadian artists and industry professionals.
- Some Marsh Lakers lost power for 24 hours-plus It didn’t take long for the wet, heavy snow that began falling Saturday afternoon to wreak havoc with the power grid.