Stephanie Waddell

The City of Whitehorse has approved the Food for Fines program for 2021. Under the program, for one week in December residents can pay off their parking tickets in the form of a donation to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse parking tickets will garner donations to food bank, Kaushee’s Place

Food For Fines approved for 2021 holiday season

The City of Whitehorse has approved the Food for Fines program for 2021. Under the program, for one week in December residents can pay off their parking tickets in the form of a donation to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)

Looking for the Best Tapas North of 60? This Yukon restaurant has ‘em!

BonTon & Company recognized on Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants list

Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)
A test of the emergency alert system will be carried out Nov. 17. (Submitted)

Emergency alert system will be tested Nov. 17

Yukoners can expect test via television, radio, compatible wireless devices

A test of the emergency alert system will be carried out Nov. 17. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed at Whitehorse city council’s Nov. 8 meeting,…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Chief Zzeh Gittlit School in Old Crow is one of six schools in the territory that will hold a referendum focused on whether the school should move to fall under the authority of the newly established Yukon First Nation School Board. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

School referendums scheduled to join Yukon’s First Nation School Board

Communities will be asked if they want school to fall under First Nation School Board

Chief Zzeh Gittlit School in Old Crow is one of six schools in the territory that will hold a referendum focused on whether the school should move to fall under the authority of the newly established Yukon First Nation School Board. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
The city is once again considering its Food for Fines program. Under the program, for one week in December residents can pay off their parking tickets in the form of a donation to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Food for Fines likely to return to Whitehorse this holiday season

Council contemplates annual Food for Fines program

The city is once again considering its Food for Fines program. Under the program, for one week in December residents can pay off their parking tickets in the form of a donation to the Whitehorse Food Bank and Kaushee’s Place. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Andrew McKenzie tests his strength by seeing how far he can toss a log during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse on Feb. 22, 2020. Whitehorse city council is considering recreation and special events grants with Rendezvous among the potential recipients for 2022. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse council considers $100,000 in community funding

Twenty-eight organizations have been flagged for possible funding

Andrew McKenzie tests his strength by seeing how far he can toss a log during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse on Feb. 22, 2020. Whitehorse city council is considering recreation and special events grants with Rendezvous among the potential recipients for 2022. (Yukon News file)
Coun. Ted Laking brought up the issue of property crime in the city with council members agreeing they want to work on finding ways to address it. (Submitted)

Whitehorse council look at ways to deal with property crime

Election issue makes its way into council chambers

Coun. Ted Laking brought up the issue of property crime in the city with council members agreeing they want to work on finding ways to address it. (Submitted)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)

Dawson establishment named among best new restaurants in the country

BonTon & Company recognized for Best Tapas North of 60

Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)
Efforts are underway to draft a new transportation master plan for the City of Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Work on new transportation master plan for Whitehorse continues

Public engagement phase will get underway

Efforts are underway to draft a new transportation master plan for the City of Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
A still photo from Juliet Di Carlo’s video Consume in a way that makes it look Authentic. Di Carlo was named the Yukon winner for the BMO 1st Art! competition. (Submitted)

Juliet Di Carlo named Yukon winner of BMO 1st Art! competition

Video serves as a thesis about her year at SOVA

A still photo from Juliet Di Carlo’s video Consume in a way that makes it look Authentic. Di Carlo was named the Yukon winner for the BMO 1st Art! competition. (Submitted)
The Robert Campbell Bridge over the Yukon River in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)

Cash giveaway planned for students who walk to Riverdale schools on Friday

$5 to those not using a vehicle to get across bridge

The Robert Campbell Bridge over the Yukon River in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)
Yukon Supreme Court Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan (right) presented Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott (centre) with the City of Whitehorse chain of office during the swearing-in ceremony for the new council on Nov. 1. Coun. Michelle Friesen is seen in the background. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

New Whitehorse city council sworn in

Mayor reflects on council ‘dream team’

Yukon Supreme Court Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan (right) presented Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott (centre) with the City of Whitehorse chain of office during the swearing-in ceremony for the new council on Nov. 1. Coun. Michelle Friesen is seen in the background. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Dawson City (Yukon News file)

Dawson City recycling facility closing Dec. 15

A new facility isn’t planned to open until fall 2022

Dawson City (Yukon News file)
Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, has been acclaimed to a second three-year term. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Adamek acclaimed to a second term as AFN Regional Chief

Kluane Adamek has been acclaimed to a second term as the Regional…

Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, has been acclaimed to a second three-year term. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
Northwestel has added fibre services to three Yukon communities. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Northwestel launching speedier internet in Dawson City and Watson Lake

Efforts continue to improve services across Yukon, NWT over next two years

Northwestel has added fibre services to three Yukon communities. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse General Hospital. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukoners call for doulas to regain hospital access

Yukon Association for Birth Choices says doulas should be part of care team

Whitehorse General Hospital. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a duffle bag containing police items following an Oct. 27 situation in downtown Whitehorse where gunshots were fired. (Courtesy RCMP)

Whitehorse police missing duffel bag of equipment

The bag went missing after an arrest in Whitehorse on Oct. 27

RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a duffle bag containing police items following an Oct. 27 situation in downtown Whitehorse where gunshots were fired. (Courtesy RCMP)
Sonia Radwanska transforms a hallway at the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre into a spooky forest scene as part of this year’s haunted house. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

A spooky weekend descends upon Whitehorse

Haunted houses, a wild trick-or-treat and more all part of celebrations

Sonia Radwanska transforms a hallway at the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre into a spooky forest scene as part of this year’s haunted house. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)