Stephanie Waddell

Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)

May 1 could mark the start of the 2021 food truck season

Lottery for downtown sites set for April 28

Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

First two readings passed on Whitehorse e-bike bylaw

Delegate calls on city to consider age restrictions and further regulations

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Change of plans approved for city hall

Project would see 1966 city hall demolished

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city council matters for the week of April 12

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)

October opening eyed for Dairy Queen

Will depend on everything going according to plan

A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)

Drive-thru approved by Whitehorse city council at 107 Range Road

Rezoning could pave the way for a Dairy Queen

Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)
Emily Tredger at NDP election night headquarters after winning the Whitehorse Centre riding. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Emily Tredger takes Whitehorse Centre for NDP

MLA-elect ready to get to work in new role

Emily Tredger at NDP election night headquarters after winning the Whitehorse Centre riding. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Dawson the dog sits next to the Chariot Patrick Jackson has loaded and rigged up to walk the Dempster Highway from where it begins, off the North Klondike Highway, to the Arctic Circle. (Submitted)

Walking the Dempster

Patrick Jackson gets set for 405-kilometre journey

Dawson the dog sits next to the Chariot Patrick Jackson has loaded and rigged up to walk the Dempster Highway from where it begins, off the North Klondike Highway, to the Arctic Circle. (Submitted)
Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)

Walking the Dempster

Patrick Jackson gets set for 405-kilometre journey

Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Exposure notice issued for April 3 Air North flight

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued another…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Sandy Silver announces the territorial election in Whitehorse. Silver is seeking a second term as premier and third term as Klondike MLA. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Getting to know Sandy Silver and the Yukon Liberal platform

Yukon Liberal Leader Sandy Silver is vying for a second term as…

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Sandy Silver announces the territorial election in Whitehorse. Silver is seeking a second term as premier and third term as Klondike MLA. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its April 6 meeting.

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Landon Kulych, the city’s manager of parks and community development, is seen addressing city management and council about the potential e-bike bylaw earlier in 2021. First reading of the new bylaw will be considered by council April 13. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

E-bike bylaw considered

Class of bike would determine what trails they could travel

Landon Kulych, the city’s manager of parks and community development, is seen addressing city management and council about the potential e-bike bylaw earlier in 2021. First reading of the new bylaw will be considered by council April 13. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

New dates set for Arctic Winter Games

Wood Buffalo, Alta. will host event Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
Yukon Party candidate Eric Schroff, from left, NDP candidate Erik Pinkerton and Liberal incumbent John Streicker. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mount Lorne – Southern Lakes

A series of popular Yukon lakes and the communities near their shores…

Yukon Party candidate Eric Schroff, from left, NDP candidate Erik Pinkerton and Liberal incumbent John Streicker. (Submitted photos)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

No active COVID cases in Yukon

Hanley highlights concerns over variants, encourages vaccinations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Original city hall could be demolished

Structure was built in 1966

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. City of Whitehorse administration are recommending council defeat the proposed rezoning that would allow for the drive-thru component at 107 Range Road. (Submitted)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. City of Whitehorse administration are recommending council defeat the proposed rezoning that would allow for the drive-thru component at 107 Range Road. (Submitted)
The Dempster Highway (Yukon News file)

Fuel tanker going off road closes highway

The Dempster was closed for two days

The Dempster Highway (Yukon News file)
Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mountainview

The riding of Mountainview is home to four Whitehorse neighborhoods including McIntyre,…

Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)