Meagan Gillmore

Bridge widening narrows budget vote

Adding a bicycle lane to the Robert Campbell Bridge could increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike. It will also cost the city $1.7 million.

Friends and foes of highway hunting face off

The legacy of the blonde grizzly shot along the Tagish Road in May lives on. The female grizzly was shot legally, but its death has spurred a conversation about the ethics of the territory's laws that allow roadside hunting.

Kluane First Nation chief candidate stresses education, job creation

An adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia is running for chief of Kluane First Nation. Alyce Johnson is one of three candidates vying for the top spot in the Burwash Landing-based First Nation.

Tagish man seeks to rebuild health and home after fire

Leon Nepper escaped his home at 1045 Tagish Estates Rd. with little more than the clothes on his back: an old, green work jacket, a black long-sleeved shirt, jeans and a felt hat.

Chieftain CEO defends water plant closure

Despite the recent closure of the water treatment plant at the Tulsequah Chief mine site, Chieftain Metals president and CEO Victor Wyprysky remains confident the project is viable.

Guild’s latest play not a simple kiss

Directing Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss taught Clinton Walker to "not be such a jerk" when it comes to his views on romance. Playing the lead female role made Charlotte Courage realize her many feminine mannerisms.

Harper’s quad ride kicks up a fuss

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen rode ATVs through the Carcross Desert on Tuesday - straight into a media frenzy.

A school without a gym, or a plan

After spring break, students at F.H. Collins Secondary School will lose more than a place to play sports, says the Liberals' Sandy Silver. For some at-risk students, a gym also serves as a "refuge," he said.

Big changes coming to Yukon’s little hot springs

Garry Umbrich hopes to transform the Takhini Hot Springs from its current incarnation as a concrete recreational pool into a more natural-looking setting. The president of Takhini Hot Springs Ltd.

WildPlay park returns for second season

WildPlay park returns for second season Mt. Sima will be open this summer. This week, the Great Northern Ski Society announced it has reached a deal with WildPlay to have the British Columbia-based company run the summer adventure park at the ski hill.

Changing the script for bullying

Today's children swim in a culture of mean, said Barbara Coloroso, a Colorado-based parenting and teaching expert. The Internet and digital technologies allow bullying to happen all the time.

Council wants to hear from citizens about street name change

 The city could be changing the name of First Avenue. A bylaw to change First Avenue's name to Front Street passed first and second reading unanimously on Monday night. Coun.

Group aims to break silence on digestive health

Jennifer Massie plans trips around one thing: toilets. "I have an entire toilet GPS of all of Whitehorse programmed into my brain," she said.

Boy in Vancouver hospital after being shot

A 10-year-old boy is in a Vancouver hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot over the weekend. On Oct. 7, a group of people at a home in the Annie Lake Road area were preparing to go hunting.

Cross country ski club pleads guilty to trail building infraction

 The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club has pleaded guilty to charges under the territory's Lands Act and Forest Resources Act.

Whitehorse driver charged

A 28-year-old Whitehorse woman has been charged with impaired driving after a weekend collision. A pickup and SUV collided Saturday afternoon at Ray Street and Second Avenue.

Whitehorse clamps down on subdividing rural lots

Whitehorse clamps down on subdividing rural lots Owners of country-residential lots in Whitehorse face new restrictions on subdividing their property.

Copper Ridge residents oppose cellphone tower

Copper Ridge residents like cellphones. They just don't want a cellphone tower in their neighbourhood. "Is this something that you would want in your backyard?" resident Tracey Twa asked city council Monday night.

Opposition questions hospital expansion plans

The Liberals' Sandy Silver wants to know who is paying for the planned expansion of the Whitehorse General Hospital. The Yukon Hospital Corporation has a habit of borrowing money, he said.

New traffic bylaw approved

The City of Whitehorse passed a new traffic bylaw on July 22. Council approved it unanimously, but not without some debate.