Stephanie Waddell

Map showing the rezoning the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is proposing for a housing development in Porter Creek. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

First Nation plans for nearly 50 new affordable homes

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council seek rezoning

Map showing the rezoning the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is proposing for a housing development in Porter Creek. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city council happenings from Sept. 5 to 9.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Vote16 Canada is a national organization calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16. Juliette Belisle-Greetham and Keegan Newnham-Boyd are leading the Yukon team of the national group and addressed the Yukon’s special committee on electoral reform on Sept. 7. (Vote16/Screen shot)

Teens call for lowered Yukon voting age

Yukon youth petition to be able to cast ballots at 16

Vote16 Canada is a national organization calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16. Juliette Belisle-Greetham and Keegan Newnham-Boyd are leading the Yukon team of the national group and addressed the Yukon’s special committee on electoral reform on Sept. 7. (Vote16/Screen shot)
Chris Wheeler, who coordinates the Yukon Council On Aging’s Home and Yard Maintenance Program, is seen outside the council’s office at 4061-b Fourth Avenue in Whitehorse on Sept. 2. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Help wanted: Council on aging seeks workers for home maintenance program

Referral program aims to help seniors stay in their homes

Chris Wheeler, who coordinates the Yukon Council On Aging’s Home and Yard Maintenance Program, is seen outside the council’s office at 4061-b Fourth Avenue in Whitehorse on Sept. 2. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A map showing the section of Nisutlin Drive that will be closed for about a week beginning Sept. 7. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

Week-long closure anticipated for part of Nisutlin Drive

Flow metre will be installed on water main

A map showing the section of Nisutlin Drive that will be closed for about a week beginning Sept. 7. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Autism Yukon is hosting its Launch Into Life program in October. (Autism Yukon)

Autism Yukon launches life planning program for youth

Autism Yukon gets set to host Launch Into Life

Autism Yukon is hosting its Launch Into Life program in October. (Autism Yukon)
A survey is now underway asking Yukoners if they would like to see the term for municipal councils extended from three to four years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Yukon survey queries extending municipal council terms to 4 years

Survey seeks public’s opinion prior to 2024 elections.

A survey is now underway asking Yukoners if they would like to see the term for municipal councils extended from three to four years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
This map shows the location of the sewer main repairs. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

Whitehorse sewer main repairs completed

Waste water no longer being diverted directly into Yukon River

This map shows the location of the sewer main repairs. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Marco E.L. Mendicino, the federal minister of Public Safety, seen in 2020. A photo of the new border was not made available at press time. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Border crossing improved at Fraser

Part of plans to improve 24 port of entries across country

Marco E.L. Mendicino, the federal minister of Public Safety, seen in 2020. A photo of the new border was not made available at press time. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
This map shows where surfacing work is being done on Two Mile Hill (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

Two Mile Hill work expected to be complete by Sept. 30

It will be about a month before work on Two Mile Hill…

This map shows where surfacing work is being done on Two Mile Hill (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)

Stepping up to the plate: Sarah Walz replacing retiring George Arcand at Softball Yukon

Sarah Walz is stepping up to the plate to take on the…

Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)
This map shows the location of the sewer main repairs. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the location of the sewer main repairs. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)

Yukon finds success at the Canada 55+ Games

Territory caps off medal-winning Games with sing-along kitchen party

The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)
The City of Whitehorse will be doing repair and maintenance work to the water system in Riverdale until Sept. 2. (Yukon News file)

Water advisory issued for Riverdale

Riverdale residents can expect low water flow, reduced water pressure and sediment…

The City of Whitehorse will be doing repair and maintenance work to the water system in Riverdale until Sept. 2. (Yukon News file)
A map shows the permafrost zones in the territory. (Yukon University/Screenshot)

Permafrost conference deemed a success

Event stresses the importance of climate change on First Nations

A map shows the permafrost zones in the territory. (Yukon University/Screenshot)
Danny Cresswell (left), a guardian with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN), and C/TFN Haa Shaadu Hen Maria Benoit address reporters about the role of guardians on the land in the First Nation’s traditional territory. Federal funding for the program was announced in Whitehorse on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Funding announced for Indigenous guardian programs in Carcross/Tagish

Cash will go to 80 programs across the country, including 3 in the north

Danny Cresswell (left), a guardian with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN), and C/TFN Haa Shaadu Hen Maria Benoit address reporters about the role of guardians on the land in the First Nation’s traditional territory. Federal funding for the program was announced in Whitehorse on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse’s Marwell lift station is a conduit for the majority of the city’s waste water and sewage. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

UPDATED: Crack found in sewer main as City of Whitehorse continues work to repair leak

City of Whitehorse crews are continuing to work on the leaking sanitary…

Whitehorse’s Marwell lift station is a conduit for the majority of the city’s waste water and sewage. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
The Canada Games Centre

CGC will close early on Aug. 30

Staff training planned

The Canada Games Centre
A map showing the permafrost zones in the territory. (Yukon University/Screen shot)

Dawson City conference focuses on climate change, permafrost

Field trips, panels, public lecture all part of six-day event

A map showing the permafrost zones in the territory. (Yukon University/Screen shot)
A barrier is set up along the raging Yukon River in Carmacks to prevent flood waters on June 18. (John Tonin/Submitted)

YG launches flood relief program

Grants and loans available to homeowners and tenants

A barrier is set up along the raging Yukon River in Carmacks to prevent flood waters on June 18. (John Tonin/Submitted)