Stephanie Waddell

There are no cases of monkeypox in the Yukon as of June 9, but Yukon government officials are looking at the cases elsewhere in the country. Officials said risk can be lowered by practising good personal hygiene habits such as hand washing and avoiding close contact with others. (Submitted)

Territory looks at spread of monkeypox elsewhere

No cases identified in Yukon

There are no cases of monkeypox in the Yukon as of June 9, but Yukon government officials are looking at the cases elsewhere in the country. Officials said risk can be lowered by practising good personal hygiene habits such as hand washing and avoiding close contact with others. (Submitted)
Efforts continue to install a 100-metre sheet pile wall along the base of the escarpment on Robert Service Way. At Whitehorse city council’s June 6 meeting, city staff said the road is anticipated to reopen in five to seven days. (City of Whitehorse)

Robert Service Way reopening within a week

Traffic expected to begin using road within a week

Efforts continue to install a 100-metre sheet pile wall along the base of the escarpment on Robert Service Way. At Whitehorse city council’s June 6 meeting, city staff said the road is anticipated to reopen in five to seven days. (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)

Takhini Arena eyed for emergency camping for homelesss

Homelessness dominates council discussion

Unhoused people previously living in hotels are being evicted, leaving advocates scrambling to find short term solutions. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)

Second person arrested in relation to Faro shootings

Yukon RCMP have charged a second person in relation to the October…

The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)
This map shows where the Takhini escarpment trail is closed until June 11. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Takhini escarpment trail closed

The Takhini escarpment trail between the north end of Dieppe Drive and…

This map shows where the Takhini escarpment trail is closed until June 11. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Jenna McDowell and Ketsia Houde-McLennan are the coordinators for the Sexual Assault Response Team. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Yukon’s Sexualized Assault Response Team looking to expand beyond Whitehorse

Will look at how to best expand, with community needs in mind

Jenna McDowell and Ketsia Houde-McLennan are the coordinators for the Sexual Assault Response Team. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Fences close off much of the base of the escarpment downtown as it continues to see sloughing, slides, tension cracks and movement. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Robert Service Way reopening not expected to be impacted by latest landslide

Robert Service Way has been closed since April 30

Fences close off much of the base of the escarpment downtown as it continues to see sloughing, slides, tension cracks and movement. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A chicken looks in the barn at Honey Brook Farm in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on April 18. The avian flu has made its way to the territory with the Yukon government advising poultry owners to protect their birds. (Lindsey Shuey/AP)

Avian flu reported in the Yukon

Public advised to report sightings of ill or dead birds

A chicken looks in the barn at Honey Brook Farm in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., on April 18. The avian flu has made its way to the territory with the Yukon government advising poultry owners to protect their birds. (Lindsey Shuey/AP)

Marking the first orienteering forest event of the season

Fifty five participants took in the first forest event of the 2022…

The City of Whitehorse is reporting more escarpment slides and advising residents to stay away from the area. (City of Whitehorse)

Residents advised to avoid escarpment

More slides along the escarpment in downtown Whitehorse have prompted the city…

The City of Whitehorse is reporting more escarpment slides and advising residents to stay away from the area. (City of Whitehorse)
Gurdeep Pandher (left) and Brianna Heal dance a bhangra/highland mashup during the Bhangra - Dance of Punjab show at the Yukon Arts Centre in 2018. Pandher was recently named the winner of the Toastmasters International District 96 Communication and Leadership Award for 2022. (Yukon News file)

Yukoner awarded for leadership and communication

Toastmasters district recognizes Gurdeep Pandher

Gurdeep Pandher (left) and Brianna Heal dance a bhangra/highland mashup during the Bhangra - Dance of Punjab show at the Yukon Arts Centre in 2018. Pandher was recently named the winner of the Toastmasters International District 96 Communication and Leadership Award for 2022. (Yukon News file)
Morgan Wienberg is seen outside the Parliament building in Ottawa on May 13 where Yukon MP Brendan Hanley presented a petition led by Wienberg to end support for foreign orphanages. (Kelly Milner/Submitted)
Morgan Wienberg is seen outside the Parliament building in Ottawa on May 13 where Yukon MP Brendan Hanley presented a petition led by Wienberg to end support for foreign orphanages. (Kelly Milner/Submitted)
Map showing the motorized multi-use trail network throughout the City of Whitehorse. (City of Whitehorse/Screen Shot)

Whitehorse council plotting trail map for off-roaders

Off-road vehicle season seems to be back in force around Whitehorse. At…

Map showing the motorized multi-use trail network throughout the City of Whitehorse. (City of Whitehorse/Screen Shot)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Fences such as this one line a number of areas along the escarpment as it continues to see sloughing, tension cracks and movement. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Robert Service Way cleanup expected to start next week

Escarpment areas continue to be closed off as ground movement continues

Fences such as this one line a number of areas along the escarpment as it continues to see sloughing, tension cracks and movement. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The City of Whitehorse has released its draft Official Community Plan and is seeking public feedback. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

‘Diverse, liveable, and affordable:’ Whitehorse drafts an 18-year plan

Document would designate Porter Creek D as greenspace, development to go elsewhere

The City of Whitehorse has released its draft Official Community Plan and is seeking public feedback. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
This City of Whitehorse illustration details the plans to replace the Range Road lift station. (City of Whitehorse/Screenshot)

New lift station comes in $1.5 million over budget

Council will vote on whether to move forward with plans

This City of Whitehorse illustration details the plans to replace the Range Road lift station. (City of Whitehorse/Screenshot)
Yukon University seen on Jan. 28, 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon University’s new climbing wall torn down after two months of construction

Yukon University will store wall until another location can be found

Yukon University seen on Jan. 28, 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The base of the escarpment area downtown has been closed off to the public as new tension cracks continue to form. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

City of Whitehorse closes off more escarpment areas

Tension cracks continue to impact clay cliffs

The base of the escarpment area downtown has been closed off to the public as new tension cracks continue to form. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Transit fares have been suspended until July 1. (Yukon News file)

Whitehorse transit fares suspended until July 1

City aims to address traffic congestion due to Robert Service Way closure

Transit fares have been suspended until July 1. (Yukon News file)