Gabrielle Plonka

jan 27 2023

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Jan. 27, 2023.

jan 27 2023
Yukon letters

This week’s mailbox: The upcoming citizens’ assembly

On the upcoming citizens’ assembly The Yukon Bureau of Statistics is conducting…

Yukon letters
Yukon Liberal MLAs stand with Adeline Webber, Administrator of the Yukon, after Ranj Pillai is sworn in as premier on Jan. 14. From left to right, Sandy Silver, Jeremy Harper, John Streicker, Tracy-Anne McPhee, Richard Mostyn, Adeline Webber, Nils Clarke, Jeanie McLean and Ranj Pillai. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Ranj Pillai sworn in as Yukon premier, cabinet sees few changes

Pillai became the 10th premier on Jan. 14

Yukon Liberal MLAs stand with Adeline Webber, Administrator of the Yukon, after Ranj Pillai is sworn in as premier on Jan. 14. From left to right, Sandy Silver, Jeremy Harper, John Streicker, Tracy-Anne McPhee, Richard Mostyn, Adeline Webber, Nils Clarke, Jeanie McLean and Ranj Pillai. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Anthropocene Yukon

Back in science class at FH Collins, I learned about the Cambrian,…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukon letters

A grocery store good samaritan

It was -39C and the ice fog was as thick as pea…

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Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Wolf, crow, eagle, trout: Yukon First Nations artists adorn courthouse with traditional images

Four pieces of art were officially unveiled at the Whitehorse Law Courts…

Eugene Alfred introduces Wolf and Crow, one of four pieces by First Nations artists unveiled in the Whitehorse courthouse on Nov. 28. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)

Whitehorse schools using surveillance cameras violates the privacy act: commissioner

The commissioner issued an investigation into video surveillance in seven schools

Video surveillance is used in seven Whitehorse schools. (File image)
Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)

Cost of average Yukon house rises to $700K

The price of houses, condos and duplexes all broke records

Housing prices broke records from July to September of this year, according to the bureau of statistics. (Courtesy/Pexels)
Single-use paper bags will be banned in the new year. (Mikhail Nilov/Pexels)

Yukon banning single-use paper bags

The Yukon is banning single-use paper bags. The new rule comes into…

Single-use paper bags will be banned in the new year. (Mikhail Nilov/Pexels)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News Files)

Lack of operational supervision to blame for botched Hidden Valley investigation: Yukon RCMP

The summary of a review conducted by an Outside RCMP detachment has been released

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News Files)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Offender barred from Old Crow released in Whitehorse

A sex offender who was barred from entering Old Crow has now…

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak to reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation bans sex offender with emergency order, requests public inquiry into release

The First Nation is requesting an apology and a public inquiry into the court process

Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (right) and Kwanlin Dün Chief Doris Bill speak with reporters on Oct. 11. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Yukon Arts Centre staff picket concert

Yukon Arts Centre staff have announced job action

Yukon Arts Centre staff try to convince concert-goers not to cross their picket line for the Basia Bulat show on Oct. 11. About 22 people picketed after declaring job action earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
Police tape is seen on Centennial Street and 14 Avenue in Porter Creek on the evening of Sept. 29. Two people are injured after shots were fired in the neighbourhood, police say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Suspect shot in Porter Creek remains unconscious in B.C. hospital

The Whitehorse man who was shot during a police altercation last week…

Police tape is seen on Centennial Street and 14 Avenue in Porter Creek on the evening of Sept. 29. Two people are injured after shots were fired in the neighbourhood, police say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)

Yukoners raise $4K for Terry Fox Foundation

The annual run happened on Sept. 18

Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)
The North Klondike solar power plant located north of Whitehorse. Transitioning almost entirely to renewable energy is one of the Yukon’s goals for 2030. (Solvest/Andrew Serack)

Yukon reports nominal emissions drop in 2020; falling behind on 2030 target

Minister Streicker says there’s a ‘known shortfall’

The North Klondike solar power plant located north of Whitehorse. Transitioning almost entirely to renewable energy is one of the Yukon’s goals for 2030. (Solvest/Andrew Serack)
Yukon Comissioner Angelique Bernard and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver were the first to sign a book of condolences that will be sent to Buckingham Palace following the Sept. 8 2022 death of Queen Elizabeth II. The book will be available for signing in the lobby of Taylor House, the Commissioner’s office on Main Street in Whitehorse. An online register of condolences is also available. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Commissioner opens condolence book for Queen Elizabeth

The commissioner and premier met at Taylor House on Sept. 8.

Yukon Comissioner Angelique Bernard and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver were the first to sign a book of condolences that will be sent to Buckingham Palace following the Sept. 8 2022 death of Queen Elizabeth II. The book will be available for signing in the lobby of Taylor House, the Commissioner’s office on Main Street in Whitehorse. An online register of condolences is also available. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Four Yukon youth granted achievement awards

Four Yukon youth are being awarded for their community contributions. The Yukon…

Aliya Grant, left, receives a Yukon outstanding youth acheivement award from Governor General Mary Simon and Yukon Comissioner Angélique Bernard. Bernard said Grant earned the award by always being present at events in her community and helping set up programs for youth. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)