Stephanie Waddell

This map shows the area in Copper Ridge that was rezoned in August for the residential development the Chu Níikwän Limited Partnership is planning. The Yukon government announced Nov. 28 it is providing a $2.5 million loan for the first phase of the project. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

YG announces $2.5M loan for residential land development on KDFN land

Chu Níikwän Limited Partnership to start development on Copper Ridge West in 2023

This map shows the area in Copper Ridge that was rezoned in August for the residential development the Chu Níikwän Limited Partnership is planning. The Yukon government announced Nov. 28 it is providing a $2.5 million loan for the first phase of the project. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
The second public hearing on the proposed next Official Community Plan was held at council’s Nov. 28 meeting. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Stevens area dominates public hearing discussion

Residents call on council not to reverse quarry decision

The second public hearing on the proposed next Official Community Plan was held at council’s Nov. 28 meeting. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee is seen on Sept. 15. McPhee says as the government works to continue implementing the Putting People First report, it is working to transform the health system to better meet the needs of Yukoners. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Health and Social Services reports 14 of 76 Putting People First recommendations completed

Total of 14 recommendations are now part of the health system

Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee is seen on Sept. 15. McPhee says as the government works to continue implementing the Putting People First report, it is working to transform the health system to better meet the needs of Yukoners. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
City crews work to clear snow off of city streets in February. Whitehorse city council is reviewing third quarter varience reports which show an increase in snow removal costs. (Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse anticipates $2.2M operating surplus

Whitehorse city council reviews 2022 budget reports, while contemplating 2023 spending plans

City crews work to clear snow off of city streets in February. Whitehorse city council is reviewing third quarter varience reports which show an increase in snow removal costs. (Yukon News file)
A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)

Recent warm weather may delay on-ice activities, City of Whitehorse warns

Ice should be at least 10 cm thick for one person

A fat tire biker is seen on the Yukon River during a winter ride in 2020. The City of Whitehorse is reminding residents about safety measures they can take this winter while out on the ice. Given the recent warm weather, it’s anticipated the territory’s lakes and rivers will take longer to freeze. (Yukon News file photo)
RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

RCMP respond to Nov. 24 incident near Air North complex

Police watchdog say they are investigating shooting, connection to Air North incident not confirmed.

RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games. The territory’s withdraw from the bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games has raised questions in the legislature. (File Photo)

Grappling with the Games

2027 Canada Games bid withdrawl focus of debate

Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games. The territory’s withdraw from the bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games has raised questions in the legislature. (File Photo)
The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Zoning for former Macaulay Lodge site considered

Mixed-use development proposed for Riverdale property

The former site of Macaulay Lodge at 2 Klondike Rd. in Riverdale is seen on Nov. 22. The City of Whitehorse is considering a rezoning application from the Yukon government to allow mixed-use development on the now vacant lot. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
U.S. racer Hunter Eid was the fastest man in the Mount Sima slalom race on Nov. 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

FIS alpine races hosted in territory for the first time

Sima welcomes international skiers

U.S. racer Hunter Eid was the fastest man in the Mount Sima slalom race on Nov. 19, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)

CPAWS Yukon calls for changes in dealing with peatlands

Organization releases report on topic

Placer mining operations are seen on the Indian River Watershed. (Malkolm Boothroyd/CPAWS Yukon)
These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)

Zoning approved for Ta’an Kwäch’än Council housing projects

Initiatives could bring nearly 50 new homes to city

These two maps show the two areas where the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council are planning to develop housing. Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading on the rezoning of each at its Nov. 14 meeting. On the left is the Whistle Bend site where the First Nation is planning to add 24 townhouses, while the map on the right shows the area in Porter Creek where 25 single family lots would be added should the proposed rezoning go ahead. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shots)
A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government shutters COVID-19 testing centre; isolation facility

Yukon government outlines new responses to COVID-19

A COVID-19 rapid test shows a positive test result. As the territory gets set to close its COVID-19 testing and assessment centre and make a number of other changes as it moves through the pandemic, it is reminding Yukoners that rapid tests continue to be available throughout the territory. (Yukon News file)
Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse proposes $58M capital plan

Infrastructure work, operations building expansion and more outlined in spending plan

Tiling is repaired in the splash pool at the Canada Games Centre in 2013. The aquatic centre is slottted to receive $500,000 in upgrades. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games, the only time the national sporting event has been hosted North of 60. Officials are expressing disappointment that the bid for Whitehorse and the Yukon to host the 2027 Games will not move forward. (File photo)
Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games, the only time the national sporting event has been hosted North of 60. Officials are expressing disappointment that the bid for Whitehorse and the Yukon to host the 2027 Games will not move forward. (File photo)
Aimee Lien shows off the suitcase art piece she created focused on Cruella de Vil for the My Suitcase exhibit. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

From luggage to works of art

My Suitcase exhibit on display at the Yukon Arts Centre

Aimee Lien shows off the suitcase art piece she created focused on Cruella de Vil for the My Suitcase exhibit. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, says he’s disappointed the territory will not proceed with the bid to hose the 2027 Canada Winter Games. (Yukon News file)

Yukon cancels bid for 2027 Canada Winter Games

Federal support is not enough, says minister

Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, says he’s disappointed the territory will not proceed with the bid to hose the 2027 Canada Winter Games. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at Whitehorse City Hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Krystle Silverfox’ work is seen as part of the Sobey Art Award exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. (National Gallery of Canada/Submitted)

Yukon artist’s work on display at national gallery

Krystle Silverfox contends for the Sobey Art Award

Krystle Silverfox’ work is seen as part of the Sobey Art Award exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. (National Gallery of Canada/Submitted)