Ashley Joannou

Peel case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

A delegation of representatives from First Nations and environmental groups were in Ottawa today to hear the Supreme Court of Canada case surrounding the Peel watershed planning process.

Hillcrest residents to vote on major improvement plan

The Hillcrest Community Association will go door-to-door to make sure people vote on improvements planned for the neighbourhood that could add more fees to their taxes.

Whitehorse RCMP looking for witnesses after ‘altercation’ involving officers

Whitehorse RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who witnessed an arrest last week or took video of the incident.

Town hall meetings scheduled for April

Whitehorse’s mayor and council are preparing for a round of town hall meetings through April.

Smith says she was surprised to be sacked

Whitehorse’s former city manager says she was surprised to learn that she had been fired after three years as the city’s top administrator.

Nine years later, Porter Creek property owner says his lot will soon be clean for good

Len McGinnis has spent years cleaning up a property in Porter Creek, beginning back before he had any claim to the land.

Bagnell hands out grants for seniors programs

Larry Bagnell spent March 14 doling out cash for seniors programs.

Whitehorse city council passes updated art policy

Whitehorse city council passed its new policy outlining how the municipality acquires art as part of new construction and where that art can be displayed.

Whitehorse council fires city manager

Whitehorse’s top bureaucrat has been let go. Late March 14, city hall issued a press release stating that the city “has revoked the appointment of Christine Smith as city manager, effective immediately.”

Yukon’s lack of foster parents means preschoolers are staying in group homes

Kids as young as three are staying in the territory’s group homes, sometimes living with older children, the News has learned.

No one hurt in weekend Porter Creek fire

A weekend fire destroyed a triplex in Porter Creek March 12 but everyone inside was able to get out of the building safely.

YG to bring back French test

Yukon’s Department of Education says it will continue to offer an internationally recognized French fluency test for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Vuntut Gwitchin delegation heads to Washington to lobby on behalf of Porcupine caribou

The Vuntut Gwitchin people see Porcupine caribou as part of their lifeblood.

Five projects up for Whitehorse’s environmental grants

Whitehorse city staff are recommending that council approve nearly $7,500 worth of environmental grants to five different community projects.

Whitehorse’s mayor says he’s confident the city will meet its waste diversion goals

Whitehorse’s mayor says he’s confident the city will meet its waste diversion goals even after the Salvation Army Thrift Store shuts its doors.

Haines Junction’s only full time auto repair shop goes up in flames

Officials are still working to figure out what caused the fire that destroyed Haines Junction’s only full-time auto repair shop last week.

Spreading the love: Art funds budgeted for new construction could be used around Whitehorse

More than $350,000 in public art budgeted for Whitehorse’s proposed new operations building won’t actually have to go inside the building if the city’s new arts policy is approved next week.

Former Kwanlin Dun councillor vies for top job

A former Kwanlin Dun First Nation councillor wants back into politics. Ray Webb is one of five people running for chief in the First Nation’s election this month.

Whitehorse Salvation Army thrift store to close in April

After decades in Whitehorse, the Salvation Army thrift store is shutting its doors for good. Its last day will be April 12, the organization announced March 1.

Silver to issue warrant to cover spending ahead of April legislative session

Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver will have to issue a new special spending warrant ahead of his government’s first full legislative sitting, set for April 20.