Meagan Gillmore

Whistle Bend lots on track for fall lottery

The next phase of Whistle Bend lots are on schedule to go to lottery this fall. Nearly 130 lots, most of them single-family, will be up for grabs.

Survey aims to shore up Sima support

Mount Sima could ride again. Last week, the Yukon government offered to pay nearly $180,000 to help pay off debts to local creditors.

Whitehorse’s tour guides may soon be history

Up until last summer, most of what Liam Campbell knew about the Yukon came from school lessons. This pretty much limited the 18-year-old's knowledge to the Klondike Gold Rush. But not so anymore.

Drowning ruled accidental

The death of a Whitehorse teenager last month has been ruled accidental. Nicholas Close-Silverfox died on July 11 after drowning in the Yukon River. He was 19.

Wienberg gives New York a glimpse of Haiti

New York City got a taste of Haiti last week, courtesy of a former Whitehorse resident. Morgan Wienberg recently travelled to the city to speak at the United Nations Youth Assembly.

Peaceful songs for angry people

Diyet isn't an angry person. But her latest album, When You Were King, was written, largely, for angry people. There's even a song by that title.

Council stalls on cellphone tower decision

Plans to install a cellphone tower on Falcon Drive in Copper Ridge have been put on hold.

Whitehorse approves waste management plan

Trash talk has taken on a new meaning in Whitehorse. On Monday night, city council unanimously voted to approve a new Solid Waste Action Plan.

Kluane chief wins second term

Math'ieya Alatini is returning as chief of Kluane First Nation. Alatini was voted in for her second term as chief of the Burwash Landing-based First Nation on Aug. 9.

Curling club lease passes

The City of Whitehorse has approved a new nine-year lease with the Whitehorse Curling Club for space at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. The lease passed third and final reading Monday night.

Whitehorse now has a Front Street

After a bumpy ride, First Avenue has a new name. City council approved changing its name to Front Street on Monday night. But the decision didn't come without debate.

Survey to seek support for Sima

Mount Sima could ride again. A new group is starting an online campaign to see what people think about the hill, and if they’d be willing to give it some money...

Suspicious vehicle fire investigated

The Whitehorse RCMP and fire department are continuing to investigate after a suspicious vehicle fire on Thursday morning.

Woman safe after surprise bear attack

A female worker was injured, but is safe, after being attacked by a grizzly bear on Wednesday. The woman was working at an exploration camp east of Wolf Lake, near Swift River.

Meat the Vegans serves up mix of darkness and comedy on first album

Zombie attacks. Heroin addiction. The Jonestown massacre of 1978. Put these things together, add some rock guitars and reggae beats, hit ‘play’ and you’ve got 100% Fat, the debut full-length album from Whitehorse rock band Meat the Vegans.

New waste plan before council

Changes could be coming to how Whitehorse takes out its trash. The new solid waste action plan was presented to city council Monday night. It describes how to reduce the amount of waste heading to the city's dump.

Government won’t appeal decision to overturn mining licence

The Yukon government will have to consult further with White River First Nation before it decides if Tarsis Resources Inc. can do further exploration work near Beaver Creek.

Girls arrested for vehicle thefts and arson

 A group of Whitehorse girls have been arrested in connection to recent vehicle thefts and arson in the city. Eleven girls have been identified in the investigation. The girls are between 12 and 16 years old.

Government seeks feedback on Environment Act changes

The Yukon government is looking for public feedback on changes to the Environment Act. The act was written in 1991, and much has changed since then, said Environment Minister Currie Dixon.

Territory offers to bail out Mount Sima

The Yukon government is offering to help Mount Sima climb out of its avalanche of debt.