Lori Fox

City makes organic waste collection mandatory for Whitehorse businesses

“What we’ve been hearing is, ‘oh great, you’ve finally brought us a green cart,’ not, ‘You suck, now I have to do this thing.’”

Whitehorse council considers allowing pot shops in the downtown core

Meanwhile, the Yukon government started accepting applications for private retail on Feb. 20

Wildfires the largest threat to Whitehorse: Report

The city has released its hazard identification and risk analysis

Skagway Brewing Co. doubles seating, quadruples production

The new location is on Fourth Avenue, between the hardware store and the Starfire Thai restaurant

Whitehorse mayor calls tax and fee increases reasonable

Council approved the 2019 operations budget

Whitehorse council approves rezoning for proposed daycare

Proposed play area “more like a dog run”: Cabott

Yukoners claim victory after seismic testing in ANWR is delayed

“The complex issues that seismic testing raised couldn’t be addressed in the time frame required (by the BLM)”

Whitehorse city staff say they need more money for playground upgrades

Upgrades are meant to increase accessibility and longevity of the equipment

Researchers are using blood, hair samples to study contaminants in Old Crow

Project sampled residents for levels of metals, pesticides linked to traditional diet

Two Yukon bird species with declining populations are being considered for a special federal status

The red-necked phalarope and the evening grosbeak are being considered for “special concern” status

Alaskan musher Aliy Zirkle wins the Yukon Quest 300

“Was it ideal conditions? No, but then when is life ideal?”

City of Whitehorse to formalize its breastfeeding policy after a complaint

The policy in support of the right to breastfeed on city property is before council

Better securities needed to ensure environmental, taxpayer protection in mining: YCS

A representative with the Department of Energy Mines and Resource was booed by the crowd

No bridge over troubled water: Yukon government pulls the plug on the Dawson ice bridge

Highways officials say they spent $150,000 of the $200,000 budget

This week at Whitehorse City Council

A breakdown of a few of the key decisions made by council on Monday

Future of YG funding for Many Rivers remains unclear

Although employees are set to return back to work after an 11-week…

Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Chief suspended over allegations of sexual harassment

Executive council will be appointing a deputy Khà Shâde Héni Feb. 7

Porcupine caribou herd reaches record numbers

Population definitely a high, future decline ‘inevitable’: biologist

Changes coming to ATIPP Act in 2018: Mostyn

‘There’s all sorts of info that the government has that’s stuck in computer systems and filing cabinets’