The city is poised to gain a major new 57-room hotel.
City staff have recommended that council defeat a proposed zoning application for a Whistle Bend property.
Whether it’s soccer practice at a local school field, a class skating trip to the Canada Games Centre, or a weekly Scouts or Guides meeting inside a school gym, it all happens through a joint use agreement between the territory and the city.
Drones patrolling city trails, online payment options for parking tickets and possibly consolidating the city’s animal pound with the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter could be the way of the future for the city’s bylaw department.
- YG turns inward for housing for new workers (18)
- Former councillor wants back into city politics (14)
- Drones, parking kiosks among recommendations (10)
- Call for new Yukon senator continues (8)
- Most of escaped wild boars remain at large (7)
- Hunting permit lottery to be looked at: Frost (7)
- Organics collection plan to cost much more (7)
- LNG depot still being considered for Whitehorse (6)
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July 18, 2018
- Court sets aside damages awarded to company The Yukon Court of Appeal has denied Mega Reporting Inc.’s claim against the territorial government, setting aside awarded damages and awarded legal costs.
- Fill stations helping pare bottle use City of Whitehorse staff and visitors to its facilities have filled up the equivalent of 271,609 bottles at its water bottle fill stations, which have been in its public facilities since 2010.
- Fire evacuation alert lifted in southeast Yukon The evacuation alert for kilometres 30 to 58 of the Robert Campbell Highway in southeast Yukon has been rescinded by the Yukon Emergency Measures Organization.
- Low Yukon jobless rate reigns on The territory’s unemployment rate continued to remain below three per cent in June, when it was 2.3 per cent.
July 17, 2018
- Most of escaped wild boars remain at large The Yukon agriculture branch continues to work with a farmer whose wild boars escaped in the Mendenhall subdivision, west of Whitehorse, several weeks ago.
- Government to update Coroners Act In an effort the modernize legislation that the territory’s justice minister said has been neglected for far too long,
- In Production A small indie production company has spent the last few weeks filming a short comedy film, Rise n’ Shine.
- Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation receives funding for housing The Yukon and federal governments are providing $500,000 to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) for the creation of 10 utility buildings in Old Crow.
July 16, 2018
- YG turns inward for housing for new workers As the Yukon government gears up to open the doors of the Whistle Bend continuing care facility in October, it’s looking to help out-of-territory workers in their search for housing in a “tight market.”
- Call for new Yukon senator continues The search for a new Yukon senator continues after just under a year of the seat’s vacancy.
- Whitehorse gains a millionaire The Western Canada Lottery Corp. confirmed this morning that a July 13 LOTTO MAX ticket purchased in Whitehorse won $1 million on the night’s MAXMILLIONS draw.
- Subdivision is renewed for Whistle Bend land parcel The city has renewed the subdivision approval for nearly 25 hectares of land that make up Phase 3 of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood.
- Canyon creativity There were seven artists creating new work in Miles Canyon Friday and Saturday.
- Upgrading Time Yukon Energy is upgrading the powerline along Fox Lake, north of Whitehorse.
- Downtown, Marwell plans become guiding documents Two documents adopted by city council earlier this month are indicative of a well-planned community, says one councillor.
- Fun For All Ages Cypherfest opened last Thursday evening
- Fire near Poison Lake receives rain The fire burning 40 kilometres northwest of Watson Lake near Poison Lake has grown over the past week,
- Feting France The Yukon francophone community celebrated France’s national day last Thursday evening at Baked Café.