Stephanie Waddell

The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)

Senior supplement payments delayed to next week

Yukoners left waiting for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments can expect…

The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)
Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)

COVID-19 vaccine now available to children under 5

Appointments expected to be available in late July

Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Council ponders putting the brakes on transit changes

Curteanu to bring forward motion June 27

A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)

Dreaming Roots will weave work of First Nation artists at Yukon Arts Centre

Dreaming Root premieres June 26 at the Yukon Arts Centre

Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)
Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)

Yukon Breeze C-can plan turned down

Council votes 4-3 not to allow storage, fencing plan

Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)
Teams launch their boats and paddle boards into the Yukon River as the Yukon River Quest starts. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

105 teams launch at River Quest start

Yukon River Quest paddlers begin journey to Dawson

Teams launch their boats and paddle boards into the Yukon River as the Yukon River Quest starts. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This map shows the area in Copper Ridge the Kwanlin Dün First Nation plan to develop for residential lots. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

KDFN development could bring close to 100 lots online

Residential development considered for Copper Ridge

This map shows the area in Copper Ridge the Kwanlin Dün First Nation plan to develop for residential lots. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)

Orienteers turn out for championship sprint distance

More than 50 compete in three categories

An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Boarding a Whitehorse Transit bus. (Yukon News file)

Petition calls on city to halt transit changes

Argues schedules need to be reworked

Boarding a Whitehorse Transit bus. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A rendering of the new headquarters for Northwestel set to be built on Kwanlin Dün First Nation settlement land on Quartz Road. (Courtesy Northwestel)

New headquarters planned for Northwestel

Three story structure will be built on KDFN land on Quartz Road

A rendering of the new headquarters for Northwestel set to be built on Kwanlin Dün First Nation settlement land on Quartz Road. (Courtesy Northwestel)
Barriers closing off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy will be removed to allow traffic through on June 17. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

Robert Service Way reopening tomorrow morning

Barriers will be removed for traffic June 17

Barriers closing off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy will be removed to allow traffic through on June 17. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city councillor Jocelyn Curteanu hands out medals to the young athletes who completed the 2022 City of Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon. Athletes also received a buff, water bottle and a treat bag with snacks and goodies. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Young athletes swim, run and bike their way to medal-winning finishes

City hosts its ninth kids’ triathlon

Whitehorse city councillor Jocelyn Curteanu hands out medals to the young athletes who completed the 2022 City of Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon. Athletes also received a buff, water bottle and a treat bag with snacks and goodies. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The new sheet piling wall along Robert Service Way has been built and construction of an earth berm behind it continues with the road expected to reopen later this week. (City of Whitehorse)
The new sheet piling wall along Robert Service Way has been built and construction of an earth berm behind it continues with the road expected to reopen later this week. (City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Welcoming back the public The doors are open and the public is…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse General Hospital. (Yukon News file)

Electricity issues see WGH postpone elective surgeries

Hospital continues to operate with some areas on backup power

Whitehorse General Hospital. (Yukon News file)
Work continues on the sheet piling wall the city is installing along Robert Service Way. (City of Whitehorse)

Robert Service Way could open in the ‘coming days’

Expect minor traffic delays, city says

Work continues on the sheet piling wall the city is installing along Robert Service Way. (City of Whitehorse)
Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Housing crisis reaches ‘boiling point’, says Safe At Home director

Kate Mechan speaks to homelessness issue

Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9, 2022. New routes and scheduling come into effect July 1 with the city hall location set to remain as a major transfer point for passengers, along with Yukon University and the Canada Games Centre. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

New transit schedule launches July 1

While some neighbourhoods see increased buses, others move to on-request system

A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9, 2022. New routes and scheduling come into effect July 1 with the city hall location set to remain as a major transfer point for passengers, along with Yukon University and the Canada Games Centre. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)