- Extended CASA contains host of new measures (47)
- ‘We’ve run nurses to the end of their workability’ (31)
- YP being selective about gov’t size: Liberals (18)
- New 87-unit rental development opens in Whistle Bend (13)
- City loses a popular mainstay of the community (12)
- Board rejects Peel exploration proposal (11)
- Proposed fines address taxi security issues (9)
- Pillai has acquiesced to NDP agenda: Dixon (9)
January 27, 2023
- Town receives long-term care beds Two long-term care beds are being integrated within the Watson Lake Community Hospital, with 4.5 full-time equivalent licensed practical nurses to provide 24-hour support, seven days a week.
- Complant Proves Unfounded RCMP officers were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to a firearm-related complaint at Canada’s Best Value Inn (River View Hotel) at Front and Wood streets.
- Skagway coming to grips with overdose deaths Late on the night of Jan. 13, Skagway lost 28-year-old Anthony Bowers to a suspected overdose, possibly linked to fentanyl.
- RCMP conducting investigation Officers were attending a residence related to an ongoing investigation in the Whistle Bend neighbourhood, the RCMP said late this morning.
- Indigenous youth learn the strategies for a clean energy future There has been a series of workshops taking place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to advance Indigenous inclusion into Canada’s clean energy work with Indigenous youth, mentors and staff participating in clean energy workshops and on-the-land cultural activities.
- Premier, councillor mark Holocaust Remembrance Day Premier Ranj Pillai and city councillor Ted Laking issued statements today inviting Yukoners and Canadians to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- Proposed fines address taxi security issues City administration has put forward a schedule of fines directed at taxi cabs that do not adhere to the rules around mandated audio recordings in their vehicles.
- City loses a popular mainstay of the community A fixture of the Whitehorse community passed away last Friday.
- ‘We’ve run nurses to the end of their workability’ A lack of nurses at Whitehorse General Hospital is reducing scheduled elective surgeries there through March – and one surgeon says services after that date will likely remain precarious.
January 26, 2023
- RCMP investigation continues into alleged school abuses The investigation into the allegations of the use of excessive force and isolation spaces at Jack Hulland Elementary School is “progressing well,” the RCMP said Wednesday.
- Renovation proposed for new Operations Building City council is being asked to approve a capital budget amendment and a major renovation to the city’s new Operations Building to replace the city hall project that was cancelled in 2022.
- Nominations open for Volunteer of the Year Do you know an exceptional volunteer who has made a difference in Whitehorse?
- Yukon potential highlighted at Roundup conference The premier and two cabinet ministers were in Vancouver this week to promote the Yukon’s mineral resources at the Association for Mineral Exploration’s Roundup conference.
- City raises flag to support mental health cause The Bell Let’s Talk flag was raised Wednesday at city hall in support of the 13th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day.
January 25, 2023
- Polar Night takes to the stage The Heart of Riverdale’s Polar Night is being presented at the Yukon Arts Centre this week.
- Versatility In Residence Bria Rose has been the Jenni House artist-inresidence for January,
- Latest data on housing released Of all private households in Yukon, the proportion of owner households in 2021 (66.5 per cent) fell by 2.7 percentage points compared to 2011 (69.3 per cent), and rose by 0.8 percentage points compared to 2016 (65.8 per cent).
- Splish-Splash It’s almost the end of January
- Population hovers around 44,000 The Yukon’s population as of June 30, 2022 was at a record high of 43,964, representing an increase of 774 or 1.8 per cent compared to June 30, 2021, according to the most recent population report.
- Mayor hails Bell Let’s Talk Day At Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor Laura Cabott proclaimed today as Bell Let’s Talk Day.
- Public meeting on Bill C-21 sought The Yukon Party is calling on the federal minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino,
- Colonialism and racism continue, lawmaker says The negative effects of Indian residential schools, of colonialism, are still being felt today, says city councillor Michelle Friesen.
- Ukrainian city seeks sisterhood The City of Chortkiv, Ukraine has asked the City of Whitehorse to become sister cities, Mayor Laura Cabott told council at its meeting Monday.
- Forbid hogs in our area, council urged Two residents of Raven’s Ridge addressed city council Monday to request the city prohibit a neighbouring property from adding hogs to their list of farm animals they’re raising.