Stephanie Waddell

Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Canada Games Centre reopens after ammonia leak

The Canada Games Centre reopened this morning after being evacuated Wednesday afternoon.…

Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Rezoning for Whitehorse airport area passes first reading

Yukon government will host public information session about runway plans

This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Firetrucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Wednesday Aug. 10. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre evacuated

Concerns about an ammonia leak prompt evacuation.

Firetrucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Wednesday Aug. 10. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary celebration planned for Aug. 10

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary will be marked with speeches and music

The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Burgers are served up during the Safe At Home community barbecue in Rotary Park Aug. 9, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Safe at Home Society calling for landlord registry, tenants association, eviction ban

Safe At Home issues calls to action to address homelessness

Burgers are served up during the Safe At Home community barbecue in Rotary Park Aug. 9, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)
A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

WILD school receives accreditation in the Yukon

Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs will begin Aug. 29

A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)

More than 65 Yukon children unhoused: Safe at Home Society

As of June, 65 children were on list that also included 201 households and three youth

Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)

Looking to the future: City of Whitehorse releases 20-year plan

Council will vote Aug. 8 on first reading of proposed OCP

The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)
A detour will be in place April 7 while the city fixes a water leak to a main on Second Avenue. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Second Avenue detour planned for Aug. 7

A detour will be in place beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug.…

A detour will be in place April 7 while the city fixes a water leak to a main on Second Avenue. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A new face in council chambers Whitehorse city council welcomed a new…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A public hearing will be held Sept. 12 on a proposal that would see the former Marble Slab location on Second Avenue rezoned to allow for a cannabis retail shop. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A public hearing will be held Sept. 12 on a proposal that would see the former Marble Slab location on Second Avenue rezoned to allow for a cannabis retail shop. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Patty Hajdu, the federal minister of Indigenous Services, speaks to funding provided for the Council of Yukon First Nations Birth Worker Program and to make menstrual products available on July 27, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Hiring planned for first CYFN birth workers

New program gets underway

Patty Hajdu, the federal minister of Indigenous Services, speaks to funding provided for the Council of Yukon First Nations Birth Worker Program and to make menstrual products available on July 27, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The sheet piling wall installed along Robert Service Way to address landslides is one of a number of work expences approved under emergency escarpment repairs. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Whitehorse council approves $2.6M for escarpment response

Costs are a lot, but necessary, says councillor

The sheet piling wall installed along Robert Service Way to address landslides is one of a number of work expences approved under emergency escarpment repairs. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Left to right: Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of housing and diversity and inclusion; Tr’ondëk Hwëchin Chief Roberta Joseph; and John Streicker, the territory’s minister of the Public Service Commission as well as energy, mines and resource showcase the plans for a new men’s shelter in Dawson City during a press conference July 25. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Construction underway on housing projects

Officials highlight townhouse, shelter initiatives in Whitehorse, Dawson City

Left to right: Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of housing and diversity and inclusion; Tr’ondëk Hwëchin Chief Roberta Joseph; and John Streicker, the territory’s minister of the Public Service Commission as well as energy, mines and resource showcase the plans for a new men’s shelter in Dawson City during a press conference July 25. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The SS Klondike is seen in downtown Whitehorse. (Gates Collection)

Parks Canada finalizes new SS Klondike management plan

A new management is now in place for the SS Klondike, once…

The SS Klondike is seen in downtown Whitehorse. (Gates Collection)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its July…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)