Lori Garrison

Local business fears fallout from Alaska Highway work

Proposed road work and improvements to the Alaska Highway at the Carcross cutoff may cause grief for at least one local business owner.

What the heck is a local improvement charge?

The May 9 rejection of the proposed Hillcrest improvement project may have stunned city hall, but it has left many citizens asking a bigger question: what exactly is a local improvement charge (LIC)?

Experts say risk of sheep transmitting disease ‘very real’

Rabbitfoot Canyon — that craggy split that divides downtown Whitehorse from Porter Creek — is the last place you would think to look for a wild sheep. But that’s exactly where Philip Merchant said they have turned up in the past.

Whitehorse ponders next steps after Hillcrest project voted down

A mournful dirge for the defeated Hillcrest improvement project could be heard at Whitehorse city hall May 16. The proposed project was rejected by Hillcrest homeowners, who voted against it by a margin of 54 per cent May 9.

City proposes 13 new housing developments in existing Whitehorse neighbourhoods

Whitehorse city council will consider opening up 13 parcels of land in existing neighbourhoods as a first step to providing thousands of homes over the next 15 years.

City keeps AWG funding agreement secret at YG’s behest

The City of Whitehorse has been asked to host the Arctic Winter Games two years earlier than scheduled.

YG staff relocated from quake damaged building

Approximately 70 Yukon government employees were relocated to other offices from the damaged Lynn building May 15.

CTFN on board with proposed multi million dollar aquaponics endeavour

Yukon-based company North Star Agriculture Inc. and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation are planning to build the Yukon’s first vertical aquaponics farm.

At Lumel Studios, glass blowing program for ‘river walkers’ is ‘just right’

Glass artist Mark Steudle twists the molten glass — which has been heated in a furnace to 1,200C — about the end of the pipe with decisive but delicate care.

Hillcrest residents vote to torpedo infrastructure project

The results of the May 9 vote are in and Hillcrest homeowners have turned down the the proposed Hillcrest improvement project.

Over objections, council votes to lease land to motorcycle association

Whitehorse city council's standing committee has voted to grant the Yukon Cross Country Motorcycle Association a 10-year lease on eight hectares of land across from the Yukon Energy LNG plant along Robert Service Way on May 8.

National Aboriginal Day officially a statutory holiday in the Yukon

National Aboriginal Day is now officially a statutory holiday in Yukon. On May 8 Yukon’s MLAs unanimously passed a bill amending the Employment Standards Act and declaring June 21 a holiday.

City ops building a go

City council approved the final budget amendment for the proposed new operations building on May 8.

Hillcrest ballot results stay secret as residents vote on improvement plan

Residents of Hillcrest cast the last of their votes on a much-contested proposed Hillcrest improvement project May 9.

Whitehorse’s thrift stores are gone, but the flea market lives on

A child skips past holding a naked doll, a bead braided into its hair. An older man with the sleeves of his polo shirt rolled up to his shoulders leafs through a box of records, setting aside a copy of Bach’s collected symphonies with a well-loved cover.

Booze views: Researchers to survey Yukoners on alcohol use

The Yukon government and Health Canada are teaming up to conduct a voluntary survey examining the views on alcohol use among residents of Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Farmers say government bleating over sheep disease concerns

In their fenced-off enclosure, the lambs at Wheaton River Gardens lay in a beam of early-spring sunlight with their mothers. Only a few days old, their cottony fleece and shiny black eyes give them them the appearance of new stuffed toys.

New city rules punish taxi industry, cabbie says

Bylaw officers began enforcing new rules for taxis May 1. The changes affect the vehicle for hire bylaw, which controls how taxis conduct themselves within the city.

Raven Recycling to close free store

Raven Recycling will close the doors on its community free store on May 8.

All the school’s a stage: Whitehorse elementary school students take on Twelfth Night

Standing with their hands behind their backs, shyly rolling up and down on the balls of their feet, a handful of children from the Yukon Montessori School rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.