- Release’s timing called ‘spineless, greasy’ (59)
- Teachers, parents called ‘shocked’ by decision (36)
- YG’s Facebook post on firewood ignited indignation (31)
- Yukon political parties assess Quebec’s plans for fines (29)
- YG comments on news release’s timing (23)
- Whistle Bend needs a fire hall: councillor (17)
- COVID outbreak reported at Copper Ridge Place (13)
- Woman apprehended after RCMP chase (10)
January 14, 2022
- 2023 – let’s write a letter, shall we? “No more sledding for me. I’m cold. Let’s go get some Ovaltine,” declared the young child. “And we could play Mexican train dominoes.”
- The Gold Rush legacy of Fr. William Judge Historians agree that the discovery of gold in 1896 was the single-most important event in Yukon history. This is the 125th anniversary of the world- famous Klondike Gold Rush.
- Referendum voting period underway At the request of Education Minister Jeanie McLean, the chief electoral officer is overseeing the referendum and voting process on the First Nation School Board to ensure it’s transparent and impartial.
- Goodwill Shovellers A group of Whitehorse Canadian Rangers got together Monday afternoon to help out Robert Nantel with the snow in his yard.
- Sporting Girls Of The Klondike By A.J. Gillespie
- City is pursuing fuel contracts City administration is beginning the process of securing new contracts for the supply of diesel fuel, gasoline and propane, city council was told at its meeting Monday.
- City opts for second peek at Peep Street City council is moving ahead with renaming two streets in the Whistle Bend subdivision out of concerns the existing names could be viewed as inappropriate.
- NDP is concerned about covid tests sent to mines The Yukon NDP is condemning the Liberal government’s decision to send what is says was more than 60 per cent of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests it received from the federal government to mine sites – instead of using them in Yukon communities.
- Active cases numbers close in on 500 for the territory COVID-19 numbers as set out by community are still startling to the eye.
- Update sought on rural COVID tests A Yukon Party MLA is asking when the territorial government will bring free COVID-19 rapid testing kits to rural communities.
- Many parents are keeping kids at home, educators group says There’s a lot of COVID-19 anxiety going around, says Ted Hupé, the president of the Yukon Education Professionals Association.
- CASA reporting deadline has been missed: YP The Yukon Party is questioning why the Putting People First and Our Clean Future committees formed as part of the Liberal and NDP Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) “both failed to meet their commitment to Yukoners and release a six-month public report as committed to in the agreement.
- YG’s Facebook post on firewood ignited indignation Energy, Mines and Resources Minister John Streicker is feeling the heat this week after a bit of a social media blunder that riled up the public.
- Examining a ‘vexing, tragic and unsolved mystery’ The Douglas C-54 “Skymaster” was a big airplane.
- Teachers, parents called ‘shocked’ by decision The Department of Education has told Yukon parents it will no longer inform them of COVID-19 exposures in the schools.
January 13, 2022
- MLA seeks information on rural COVID-19 tests A Yukon Party MLA is asking when the territorial government will bring free COVID-19 rapid testing kits to rural communities.
- Winter Pleasure Youth start the maze off Blanchard Street in Riverdale last Sunday.
- Proposed umbrella grant bylaw put before council City administration is bringing forward an umbrella grant bylaw to officially approve all the grants the city issued last year.
- Yukon political parties assess Quebec’s plans for fines Yukon government officials are reluctant to directly answer where they stand on the contentious question of mandatory vaccines for the general public.
- Woman apprehended after RCMP chase A woman with multiple outstanding warrants was arrested New Year’s Day in Whitehorse after a brief police chase, the RCMP said today.
- COVID outbreak reported at Copper Ridge Place Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Copper Ridge Place long-term care home following the identification of two cases.
January 12, 2022
- Decision issued on muskox data request Diane McLeod-McKay, the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC),
- Talent At Arts Underground Heather Von Steinhagen is showing Hidden Details, a series of colourful surreal paintings, in the Edge Gallery this month.
- Horse owner scoffs at maltreatment allegations Jim Dillabough is in the news again ... and not in a good way.
- Festival Is Underway Jacob Zimmer, Nakai Theatre’s artistic director, poses Monday afternoon in the Air North Sun Room in The Old Fire Hall.
- Your mail may be somewhat delayed Whitehorse residents should brace themselves for possible delays in their mail deliveries.
- Deaths prompt state of emergency declaration The executive council of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN) has declared a state of emergency in the wake of recent drug-related deaths impacting the community.
- Laking wants project re-examined Coun. Ted Laking wants his colleagues on council to halt the new city hall project and take another look at it – perhaps even cancel it.
- ‘The numbers continue to increase’: MD on virus The Yukon is closing in on 500 active cases of COVID-19.