Lori Garrison

Municipalities welcome infrastructure cash but say more needed

The $30 million for infrastructure investments across Yukon announced April 27 in the territorial budget has more than a few municipalities perking up their ears.

Yukon government extends staking ban in Kaska territory

A ban on staking mining claims in Kaska traditional territory outside Ross River has been extended to April 30, 2018, the Yukon government announced April 27.

Hot water: Teslin Tlingit Council proposes biomass heat

The Teslin Tlingit Council has submitted an application the the Yukon Environment Socio-economic Assessment Board to install a biomass heating system in Teslin.

Minto Mine could remain open until 2020 or ‘possibly beyond’

Capstone’s Minto mine, the only operating mine in the Yukon, will remain open until the middle of 2020.

‘Little one’ with German mom and Yukon dad stuck in legal limbo

Nadja and Daniel Cooper are expecting to welcome their baby girl into the world June 24 in Whitehorse. This “little one,” as Nadja calls her, is the couple’s first child and is already much loved. But Nadja’s pregnancy has brought not only joy, but also financial strain.

Gas tax cash funds wastewater projects, transit building

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell and Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis announced $2.8 million from the federal gas tax fund to pay for three wastewater projects in Whitehorse April 26.

Longing for places: Joanna Lilley’s new poetry collection explores the nostagliga of landscapes

Nostalgia — for places, for people, for things loved — is at the heart of Whitehorse-based poet Joanna Lilley’s latest book If There Were Roads.

City starts planning process with downtown forums

Downtown and Marwell-area residents were invited to the Future Forum at the Old Fire Hall April 25 to share their thoughts for the greater downtown area.

HR manager latest city head to roll

The City of Whitehorse’s human resources manager, Barbara Walker, was fired late last week.

Whitehorse mayor says operations building tender ‘is a go’

Whitehorse city council agreed to put the long-debated, long-awaited operations building to tender at an April 24 meeting.

Whitehorse company seeks permit for 2.7 MW wind farm on Haeckel Hill

A wind turbine project proposed for Haeckel Hill opened to public commentary April 18.

YEU calls on government to review hiring practices

The Yukon Employees Union withdrew from all Yukon government joint labour and management committees and policy review boards on April 19.

Ownership of one Kotaneelee well falls to YG after EFLO goes bust

The company in charge of the Kotaneelee gas processing plant has gone belly-up, which means the Yukon government is now the proud owner of a derelict gas well.

Whitehorse mulls $9.2 million transit add on to operations building

Whitehorse city staff told council April 18 it can save $1 million if it approves a $9.2-million budget increase to the long-awaited plan for the new operations building.

Artists’ relief fundraiser now open to bas relief (and other media)

When a personal tragedy strikes, we often turn to our community to support us. In the case of the Yukon Artist Relief Fund Society, the community is ready.

Sixth Avenue reconstruction delayed, town hall meeting hears

Reconstruction of Sixth Avenue was the main concern voiced by residents of the downtown and Marwell area at a town hall meeting at Shipyards Park April 12.

Building blocks: Mount Lorne meeting imagines co housing project

Most people don’t ususally get to design their own neighbourhood. Particularly not with homemade wooden blocks.

Mayo pizza joint plugs in to solar panels

Tony’s Pizza can now offer pies that are, at least in part, cooked by the sun.

Whitehorse council puts phone contract on hold

City council voted April 10 to further review a proposal to renew the current Northwestel contract for another three years at a cost of more than $186,000 per year.

Police investigate art theft

A birch mask by Alex Dickson was reported stolen from the Yukon government’s main administration building on Second Avenue April 6.