Stephanie Waddell

A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. If the city’s mayor is elected to the territorial legislature next month, a seat on council would remain vacant until after the next city election in October 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

No by-election slated for city if the mayor is elected to legislature

Deputy mayors would continue to serve in role until municipal election

A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. If the city’s mayor is elected to the territorial legislature next month, a seat on council would remain vacant until after the next city election in October 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)

A spring time concert for a Winter’s Eve

Local bands will showcase their work online

The All-City Senior Band is seen rehearsing inside the cafeteria at Porter Creek Secondary School. (Photo submitted/Bruce Barrett)
From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Angela Drainville, Liberal incumbent Richard Mostyn and NDP candidate Ron Davis. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Whitehorse West

The Whitehorse West riding encompasses the Whitehorse neighbourhoods of Ingram, Arkell, Logan…

From right to left: Yukon Party candidate Angela Drainville, Liberal incumbent Richard Mostyn and NDP candidate Ron Davis. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
From left to right: NDP candidate Kaori Torigai, Yukon Party incumbent Scott Kent, Liberal candidate Sheila Robertson. (Submitted)

Getting to know the candidates in Copperbelt South

A Yukon Party incumbent is returning to the race with two opposing candidates

From left to right: NDP candidate Kaori Torigai, Yukon Party incumbent Scott Kent, Liberal candidate Sheila Robertson. (Submitted)
The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on January 19, 2021. Due to a tie vote, Whitehorse city council defeated a zoning change to require fewer parking spots in a planned micro-housing development. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Tie vote by council defeats zoning amendment

Parking requirements for affordable housing project remain in place

The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on January 19, 2021. Due to a tie vote, Whitehorse city council defeated a zoning change to require fewer parking spots in a planned micro-housing development. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. Whitehorse city council heard arguments for and against the rezoning of 107 Range Road for a drive-thru on the property. Developers are proposing a Dairy Queen restaurant for the site. (Submitted)

Council hears arguments for and against drive-thrus

Public hearing held on rezoning for 107 Range Road

Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. Whitehorse city council heard arguments for and against the rezoning of 107 Range Road for a drive-thru on the property. Developers are proposing a Dairy Queen restaurant for the site. (Submitted)
Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. Potential changes in the city’s development plan process could come forward for council’s consideration in April. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Development permit changes could be considered

Expected to come forward to council in April

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. Potential changes in the city’s development plan process could come forward for council’s consideration in April. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.

Travelling down the Rabbit Hole

A March break journey to the Yukon Arts Centre

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Arlin McFarlane takes a photo of the Dark Alice exhibit during the opening reception on March 13. The exhibit is an artistic take on Alice in Wonderland by Yukon artists. It is the inspiration behind YAC’s Down the Rabbit Hole week of activities March 21 to 27.
Michelle Phillips follows Jessie Royer into Nikolai on the Iditarod trail. (Dave Poyzer/Iditarod)

Yukon musher reflects on an “intense” Iditarod race

Michelle Phillips places 11th, looks ahead to 2022 race

Michelle Phillips follows Jessie Royer into Nikolai on the Iditarod trail. (Dave Poyzer/Iditarod)
Rebudgeting, resurfacing and transit grants were on the docket at Whitehorse City Hall on March 15. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at what was discussed by Whitehorse city council at its March 15 meeting.

Rebudgeting, resurfacing and transit grants were on the docket at Whitehorse City Hall on March 15. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, Whitehorse city council is considering a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Rezoning recommended

Council considers moving forward with change for 410 Cook Str.

The now empty lot at 410 Cook Street in Whitehorse on Jan. 19. As developers move forward with plans for a housing development that would feature 16 micro-units, Whitehorse city council is considering a zoning change that would reduce the number of required parking spaces. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis is stepping back from his mayoral duties while he runs in the territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Mayor steps back as territorial election gets underway

Coun. Jan Stick will take on mayor duties until April 13

Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis is stepping back from his mayoral duties while he runs in the territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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A pair is silhouetted against the steaming waters of Schwatka Lake as they pass a docked float plane in the morning sunlight on Oct. 17, 2020. The city is getting set for upgrades to the Schwatka Lake area that will result in more parking and dock spaces.

Schwatka Lake improvement contract considered

More parking could be added this year

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
A pair is silhouetted against the steaming waters of Schwatka Lake as they pass a docked float plane in the morning sunlight on Oct. 17, 2020. The city is getting set for upgrades to the Schwatka Lake area that will result in more parking and dock spaces.
A sign from the Neighbourhood Speed Campaign, launched in Whitehorse, is photographed Mar. 15. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Campaign aims to slow drivers’ speeds

Street leaders invited to apply for toolkit

A sign from the Neighbourhood Speed Campaign, launched in Whitehorse, is photographed Mar. 15. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Winterlong team brews up a little Witch Craft

Craft brewer celebrates International Women’s Day with limited-edition beer

Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
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Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.

Brewing up Witch Craft

Winterlong celebrates International Women’s Day

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Marko Marjanovic readies cans of Witch Craft for International Women’s Day at the Winterlong Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8.
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 8 meeting, members passed the first two readings on two separate bylaws that aimed to ensuring its bylaws are up to date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Bylaw changes move forward

Third reading expected March 22

City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 8 meeting, members passed the first two readings on two separate bylaws that aimed to ensuring its bylaws are up to date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The territory’s minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost speaks to media in Whitehorse on Sept.24, 2020. Frost was one of the dignitaries to announce funding from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which includes a $40 million “northern carve-out” for the Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Funding could result in 79 new affordable housing units

Yukon Housing will administer $20 million from feds

The territory’s minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost speaks to media in Whitehorse on Sept.24, 2020. Frost was one of the dignitaries to announce funding from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which includes a $40 million “northern carve-out” for the Yukon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)