Stephanie Waddell

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

Development incentive approved The developer of a condo project in the Whistle…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Chris Kilford will be the guest speaker at the Canadian International Council’s first in-person event on May 25. (CIC)

International affairs expert giving talk on Putin in Whitehorse

Chris Kilford set to speak in Whitehorse May 25

Chris Kilford will be the guest speaker at the Canadian International Council’s first in-person event on May 25. (CIC)
A second COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available to those 50 and over in the Yukon. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)

Second booster available to Yukoners aged 50+

Check yukon.ca for appointment times

A second COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available to those 50 and over in the Yukon. (Lars Hagberg/Canadian Press)
City officials announce on May 12 that Robert Service Way will continue to remain close for a few weeks. Left to right are director of operations Tracy Allen, Mayor Laura Cabott and acting engineering manager Michael Abbott. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Robert Service Way will remain closed for weeks

Temporary solution planned, but will take time, says city

City officials announce on May 12 that Robert Service Way will continue to remain close for a few weeks. Left to right are director of operations Tracy Allen, Mayor Laura Cabott and acting engineering manager Michael Abbott. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council has voted to move forward with the rezoning of 151 Black St. to allow an office building on the site. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Waterfront office building proposal in Whitehorse going to public consultation

Council awaits input on proposed office building

Whitehorse city council has voted to move forward with the rezoning of 151 Black St. to allow an office building on the site. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Yukon First Nation Education Directorate knowledge keeper Andy Carlick teaches Grade 5 students at Jack Hulland Elementary School about fish during the school’s fish camp on May 5. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

A cultural lesson: Fish camp comes to Jack Hulland Elementary School

The camp is adapted with the grade levels in mind

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate knowledge keeper Andy Carlick teaches Grade 5 students at Jack Hulland Elementary School about fish during the school’s fish camp on May 5. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
One of a number of toolkits the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities provides to communities. Whitehorse city council voted May 9 to reconfirm its membership in the coalition and begin the work to establish a local committee focused on inclusivity in the city. (Screen shot)

Whitehorse council launching inclusivity committee

Council votes to move forward with new advisory committee

One of a number of toolkits the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities provides to communities. Whitehorse city council voted May 9 to reconfirm its membership in the coalition and begin the work to establish a local committee focused on inclusivity in the city. (Screen shot)
The City of Whitehorse is making repairs to the water system, with repairs happening to a water main along Two Mile Hill. They are expected to be finished May 13. (City of Whitehorse)

Water system repairs underway

Work expected to be finished May 13

The City of Whitehorse is making repairs to the water system, with repairs happening to a water main along Two Mile Hill. They are expected to be finished May 13. (City of Whitehorse)
A zoning change is proposed to allow an office building at 151 Black Street, seen above. Council will vote on first reading May 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Office building could become latest addition to waterfront zone

Zoning change sought for 151 Black Street

A zoning change is proposed to allow an office building at 151 Black Street, seen above. Council will vote on first reading May 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is converting two parcels into two small subdivisions with the 20-hectare Whistle Bend site northeast of Witch Hazel Drive. (Submitted)

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council announces housing projects

Townhouses, single family lots planned in Whistle Bend, Porter Creek

The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is converting two parcels into two small subdivisions with the 20-hectare Whistle Bend site northeast of Witch Hazel Drive. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at issues discussed at Whitehorse city council’s May 2 meeting.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Barriers close off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy following the April 30 landslide. While much of the road and Millenium trail remain closed, the city has reopened access to the Rotary Centennial Bridge to active transportation for those looking for an alternative route into downtown and Riverdale. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Cyclists, pedestrians can now access downtown via Riverdale as Rotary Centennial Bridge reopens

Much of Robert Service Way will remain closed for time-being

Barriers close off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy following the April 30 landslide. While much of the road and Millenium trail remain closed, the city has reopened access to the Rotary Centennial Bridge to active transportation for those looking for an alternative route into downtown and Riverdale. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Bill Bruton (left) has been named the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year. Bruton, seen with Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition executive director Kristina Craig, volunteers in a number of roles with the anti-poverty coalition. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Anti-poverty coalition volunteer honoured by City of Whitehorse

Bill Bruton named Volunteer of the Year

Bill Bruton (left) has been named the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year. Bruton, seen with Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition executive director Kristina Craig, volunteers in a number of roles with the anti-poverty coalition. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Christopher Wheeler is seen with a copy of his first book A Parade of Dreams. He’s currently working on a new book that would also feature his poetry and photography. (Christopher Wheeler/Submitted)

Finding poetry Within Walking Distance

Christopher Wheeler works towards next poetry, photography collection

Christopher Wheeler is seen with a copy of his first book A Parade of Dreams. He’s currently working on a new book that would also feature his poetry and photography. (Christopher Wheeler/Submitted)
Barriers close off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy following the April 30 landslide. Also closed are the city’s airport trail and a large section of the Millenium Trail from the SS Klondike to Yukon Energy. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

No date set for reopening of Robert Service Way

Residents reminded to respect barriers after landslide

Barriers close off access to Robert Service Way from the roundabout at Fourth Avenue to just before Yukon Energy following the April 30 landslide. Also closed are the city’s airport trail and a large section of the Millenium Trail from the SS Klondike to Yukon Energy. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This chart from the Yukon government media briefing May 3 shows the risk of flooding throughout the territory. (Screenshot)
This chart from the Yukon government media briefing May 3 shows the risk of flooding throughout the territory. (Screenshot)
The Kwanlin Dün First Nation has announced a first-time homeowner lottery for citizens and beneiciaries for five homes along Macaulay Road. (KDFN/Submitted)

KDFN home-ownership lottery announced

Five homes being made available for KDFN members to buy

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation has announced a first-time homeowner lottery for citizens and beneiciaries for five homes along Macaulay Road. (KDFN/Submitted)
Screen shot of the Engage Whitehorse web page. (City of Whitehorse)

Engage Whitehorse

Engage Whitehorse The City of Whitehorse has a new way of getting…

Screen shot of the Engage Whitehorse web page. (City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

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A look at discussions and decisions made by Whitehorse city council at…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Jody Oppold serves up a chocolate ice cream cone at Coyote Entertainment in Porter Creek. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Jody Oppold serves up a chocolate ice cream cone at Coyote Entertainment in Porter Creek. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)