- Major improvements set for Mt. Sima (24)
- Masks take effect, but potential enforcement downplayed (23)
- Appointment creates all-female Supreme Court (22)
- Exposure alerts out as COVID cases climb to 46 (16)
- YEU sees ‘recipe for potential tragedy’ at shelter (13)
- Number of COVID cases reaches 50 (12)
- ‘Not my finest or my best hour,’ Curtis says (11)
- Yukon government unveils more help for tourism industry (8)
November 30, 2020
- Games Centre contract OKed A $494,333 contract for Budget Plumbing and Heating to upgrade the heat recovery system at the Canada Games Centre was approved by council at its meeting last Monday.
- Bill would curtail a government’s CEMA actions The Yukon Party is introducing a private bill intended to limit the ability of any Yukon government to manage the Civil Emergencies Act (CEMA) without additional public oversight.
- Gold mine’s lifespan put at 25 to 30 years The future for Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine near Mayo is bright, company president John McConnell told the Yukon Geoscience Forum last week.
- Lighting the way A giant snowman will greet those attending the Winter Wonderland Walk at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course.
- Charges laid against commercial vehicle drivers The RCMP and government officials were in Watson Lake two weeks ago for a four-day commercial vehicle enforcement blitz, with check stops set up at multiple locations each day.
- Yukon government unveils more help for tourism industry The Yukon government is introducing two new programs to act as safety nets to tide tourism-based businesses over the next few months of the pandemic.
- Exposure alerts out as COVID cases climb to 46 Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the territory’s total to 46 cases.
- Major improvements set for Mt. Sima The federal and territorial governments are teaming up to make local alpine skiers’ lives a little whiter and brighter.
November 27, 2020
- Chamber of Mines holds annual general meeting Ed Peart, of Air North, has been acclaimed to his second term as president of Yukon Chamber of Mines.
- The Colourful Five Per Cent Illustrated .
- Agriculture land leases are a local food success in the Klondike More Yukoners will have access to more locally raised pork as the result of an innovative seasonal lease arrangement, the Yukon government said Nov. 17.
- Thanking The Doctor A number of Whitehorse residents and emergency vehicles staged a drive-by of Dr. Brendan Hanley’s offices on Front Street on Tuesday afternoon,
- University gets money for social enterprise Yukon University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) is supporting social enterprise throughout the territory thanks to funding from the federal Sustainable Development Goals Funding program.
- Indigenous students’ access to technology to improve The territorial government and Yukon First Nations are partnering to provide $950,000 to purchase 1,300 devices to improve access to technology for First Nations students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
- No Go In The Snow It’s slippery out there,
- Liberal MLA compares alcohol sales to drug-dealing A failed motion by the Yukon Party to decrease taxes on alcohol to allegedly assist local businesses has the makings of at least a minor controversy.
- Yukon Learn donates laptops to communities The Yukon Learn Society is donating 10 refurbished Windows laptops with web cameras to each of 13 Yukon communities.
- Average price for a house nudged $570,000 The Yukon’s red-hot real estate market has been setting records, but it is unclear as to whether it has peaked.
- Silver talks vaccines with Trudeau Premier Sandy Silver participated in a conference call with his fellow premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday evening.
- Fully disclose any virus in schools – YTA The president of the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) says health officials should issue public exposure notifications when cases are discovered in schools.
- Whistle Bend single-family lots priced up to $150,000 The Yukon government released 257 new lots in Whistle Bend on Thursday morning, spurring the largest land lottery in Whitehorse’s history.
- ‘More people equals more traffic,’ city reminded If the city wants to expand the Whistle Bend subdivision, it needs to plan for additional traffic flow, says the Whistle Bend Community Association.
November 26, 2020
- Air traffic controllers’ services may be reduced With cuts potentially looming to air traffic controllers at the Whitehorse airport due to the economic ripples of the COVID-19 pandemic, government officials say they are strenuously resisting the possibility.
- Liberals reject NDP’s suggested changes to income program An NDP motion calling on the Yukon government to modify its newly-extended income support program for low-wage front-line workers failed Wednesday afternoon.
- CBSA dismantles alleged immigration fraud scheme A Whitehorse man is among five people charged with violations of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Criminal Code.
- Yukon’s COVID-19 cases now number 42 with 12 still active The Yukon confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 Thursday evening.
- Notifications about COVID in a school would be limited Questions over how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic continued to bedevil the Yukon government Wednesday in the legislature.