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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

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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.
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)
People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Performers, artists and more sought for Adäka Cultural Festival

Organizers plan for in-person and virtual festival events

People gather to play a loud and exciting game of Dene hand games outside the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its March 8 meeting

Council moves ahead with custodial contact The City of Whitehorse will soon…

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Voters enter the polling station at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre to cast their ballots in the 2015 Whitehorse municipal election. As the city preps for the 2021 municipal vote, council has passed the first two readings of a bylaw that would govern the election. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Voters enter the polling station at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre to cast their ballots in the 2015 Whitehorse municipal election. As the city preps for the 2021 municipal vote, council has passed the first two readings of a bylaw that would govern the election. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
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Crews remove snow in Whitehorse on November 4, 2020. With a record snowfall over the winter, the city is recommending a series of measures residents can take now to prevent flooding on their properties from the snowmelt in the spring.

Stopping a flood before it happens

As City of Whitehorse crews continue removing this year’s record snowfall from…

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Crews remove snow in Whitehorse on November 4, 2020. With a record snowfall over the winter, the city is recommending a series of measures residents can take now to prevent flooding on their properties from the snowmelt in the spring.
Chic Callas is seen in the maze he created at the Morley Street park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
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Chic Callas sits in the snow maze he created at the Morley Road park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2.

Snow brings new maze to park

Record snowfalls and the work of a Morley Road resident has brought…

Chic Callas is seen in the maze he created at the Morley Street park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
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Chic Callas sits in the snow maze he created at the Morley Road park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2.
Dawson City city staff are asking residents for their input on a possible new recreation facility. (Yukon News file)

Rec centre consultation gets underway

As the City of Dawson looks at building a new recreation facility…

Dawson City city staff are asking residents for their input on a possible new recreation facility. (Yukon News file)
Patti Balsillie will be running for the mayor’s seat in Whitehorse in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Balsillie aims to serve as city’s mayor

Says she has the time, skill set to serve in full-time role

Patti Balsillie will be running for the mayor’s seat in Whitehorse in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A look at issues discussed by city council at its March 1 meeting and upcoming city events

City staff outline upcoming projects Procurement for nearly 20 City of Whitehorse…

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. Johnston and Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced changes to the implementation of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Third phase added to procurement policy implementation

Additional time added to prep for two provisions

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. Johnston and Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced changes to the implementation of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Miner expresses frustration over town plan

Designation of claims changed to future planning

The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
City councillor Samson Hartland in Whitehorse on Dec. 3, 2018. Hartland has announced his plans to run for mayor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Councillor sets sights on mayor’s chair

Hartland declares election plans

City councillor Samson Hartland in Whitehorse on Dec. 3, 2018. Hartland has announced his plans to run for mayor in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 1 meeting, members were presented with a bylaw that would repeal 10 bylaws deemed to be redundant or out of date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Out with the old

Council considers repealing outdated bylaws

City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. At Whitehorse city council’s March 1 meeting, members were presented with a bylaw that would repeal 10 bylaws deemed to be redundant or out of date. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. The City of Whitehorse is preparing for a pandemic-era election this October with a number of measures proposed to address COVID-19 restrictions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City gets set for Oct. 21 municipal election

Elections procedures bylaw comes forward

A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. The City of Whitehorse is preparing for a pandemic-era election this October with a number of measures proposed to address COVID-19 restrictions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A rendering of the Normandy Manor seniors housing facility. (Photo courtesy KBC Developments)

Work on seniors housing project moves forward

Funding announced for Normandy Manor

A rendering of the Normandy Manor seniors housing facility. (Photo courtesy KBC Developments)