Lori Garrison

Infill proposal ‘deceiving’ says Whitehorse Copper resident

A proposal by the city to add new infill lots to existing neighbourhoods has been met with resistance by some residents.

Whitehorse eyes new cycling infrastructure plan

Connectivity and safety were among the biggest issues cited by Whitehorse cyclists at a bicycle network meeting June 5.

Seven garden army: nasty species of cutworm attacking Yukon gardens

An infestation of black army cutworms in the Takhini River valley and Lake Laberge area has some residents keeping a close eye on their gardens.

Morgan elected as LFN chief ending months long election saga

George Morgan is the new chief of the Liard First Nation, ending one chapter in the long, fraught and often contentious leadership debate for this Kaska nation.

Taxpayers on hook for $1.8 million to shut down Kotaneelee well

Yukon taxpayers are on the hook for $1.8 million to fully abandon a gas well at the now-defunct Kotaneelee plant.

WildWise project urges tourists against feeding bears

A new report from a Yukon group devoted to reducing conflicts between wildlife and people offers suggestions on how to prevent run-ins with bears.

Whitehorse council, staff can’t remember if Whistle Bend trail is open to motorized vehicles

Whitehorse city staff presented recommendations to council May 29 which would open up trails in Porter Creek, Takhini and Whistle Bend designated to motorized vehicles.

Conservation officers scrambling to keep up with bear sightings

A series of human-bear conflicts in recent weeks have resulted in more than a half dozen bears being killed in the southern Yukon and left conservation officers scrambling to keep up.

Advice for new gardeners: Kick the tires, then grow potatoes in them

The kale took longer than expected to come up. I suppose that’s because kale, when fully grown, will overrun a garden like a particularly delicious weed in about the time it takes to sneeze.

City plans new facilities at Schwatka Lake

New docks at Schwatka Lake are ready for takeoff.

Lynn Building reopens after quake

Government workers are in the process of moving back into the Lynn Building after engineers gave the all-clear May 29.

Former CFLer urges men to speak out on violence against women

J.R. LaRose stood at the front the room at the Old Fire Hall on May 30 with his broad back to a screen that displayed, in all capital letters, the reason for his visit to Whitehorse: “BREAK THE SILENCE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.”

Whitehorse conference aims to tackle opioid crisis

Greater care by doctors when prescribing medication would help curb North America’s opioid crisis, say experts who were set to speak at a conference on managing opioid addiction in Whitehorse May 31 and June 1.

Bears, chickens a lethal mix, conservation officer says

Six bears have been killed in the Whitehorse area in recent weeks after coming into conflict with humans.

After 30 years, a final trip for Whitehorse’s resident Greyhound driver

Roger Veilleux has been a bus driver with Greyhound for 31 years. He’s been driving the same run, between Whitehorse and Fort Nelson, for the last 16.

Whitehorse formally kills Hillcrest improvement project

The Hillcrest local improvement project was officially put to sleep May 23 by city council.

Whitehorse approves sole sourced phone contract

City council voted May 23 to renew a much-debated fixed telephone line contract with Northwestel. The contract locks the city into another three years at a total cost of $756,000.

City grants motorcycle group 10 year lease

Whitehorse city council voted May 23 to grant the Yukon Cross Country Motorcycle Association a 10-year lease on a parcel of land at 100 Robert Service Way.

Council OKs new docks for Schwatka Lake

Whitehorse city council voted to add $43,000 to the budget to pay for two new docks on the western shore of Schwatka Lake on May 23.

Minto mine back up and running after explosion

The Minto mine is back in full operation after a stop work order closed a portion of the mine following an explosion May 19. One mine worker was injured.