Stephanie Waddell

Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)

Yukon University students eligible for travel grants

Up to 10 grants now available for participants in north2north mobility program

Students and staff mingle outside the UiT - the Arctic University of Norway campus in Alta, Norway. The school is part of the north2norht program through University of the Arctic. Grants are now being made available to students in northern Canada to take part in the exchange program. (Submitted/Arctic University of Norway)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse snow-clearing route could see changes

New streets could be added to priority list for plowing, sanding

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)

The changing face of the Alaska Highway: improvements planned for 2022

The Yukon government will submit its plans in the next month

The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)
Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

One lane closed on 4th and Baxter in Whitehorse starting Sept. 6

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue…

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A man walks past the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse during the city’s last civic election in October 2018. The nomination period for prospective council candidates in the 2021 vote runs from Sept. 7 to 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
This City of Whitehorse map shows where a new paved trail is being installed along Range Road. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Trail work underway at Range Road

Work to install a paved trail along part of Range Road is…

This City of Whitehorse map shows where a new paved trail is being installed along Range Road. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

City seeks ideas for Whitehorse South trail plan

Charette scheduled for Sept. 2 at Shipyard’s Park

The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
The Coast High Country Inn is seen on Aug. 30. A proposal by the Safe at Home Society could see the hotel converted into a supported housing development. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse city council supports converting Coast High Country Inn into supportive housing

City of Whitehorse applies for Rapid Housing Initiative funds for Safe at Home proposal

The Coast High Country Inn is seen on Aug. 30. A proposal by the Safe at Home Society could see the hotel converted into a supported housing development. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Thomas Carlick of Haines Junction purchased a $100,000-winning lottery ticket at the Little Green Apple in the community. (Western Canada Lottery Commission/Submitted)

$100,000 lottery ticket sold in Haines Junction

Thomas Carlick wins cash prize

Thomas Carlick of Haines Junction purchased a $100,000-winning lottery ticket at the Little Green Apple in the community. (Western Canada Lottery Commission/Submitted)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Territory sees 13 new COVID-19 cases

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reported…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
New signs are being installed downtown to inform residents of the new speed limit to come into effect Aug. 23 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Slow speeds, more buses: changes imminent on Whitehorse roads

Get set for new speed limits, more buses on the road

New signs are being installed downtown to inform residents of the new speed limit to come into effect Aug. 23 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A Whitehorse city council meeting on Feb. 8. In a 4-3 vote Aug. 9, Whitehorse city council opted to defer third reading on a number of zoning amendments to September. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse zoning bylaw changes deferred to September

A 4-3 vote by council sees matter moved

A Whitehorse city council meeting on Feb. 8. In a 4-3 vote Aug. 9, Whitehorse city council opted to defer third reading on a number of zoning amendments to September. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at the elections procedure bylaw and what’s coming up for…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Jan Stick, left, and Steve Roddick share a laugh as the 2018 election results roll in at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. Both councillors have said they will not seek re-election in the fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Whitehorse council members set out plans for fall election

Roddick, Stick won’t seek re-election

Jan Stick, left, and Steve Roddick share a laugh as the 2018 election results roll in at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. Both councillors have said they will not seek re-election in the fall. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The City of Whitehorse’s Mayday Tree is reaching the end of its life and will be brought down when the new city hall/services building is constructed. Residents are invited to get seedlings from the tree Aug. 26 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse residents invited to take Mayday Tree clippings Aug. 26

The tree is planted next to city hall on the Steele Street side in memory of Martha Black

The City of Whitehorse’s Mayday Tree is reaching the end of its life and will be brought down when the new city hall/services building is constructed. Residents are invited to get seedlings from the tree Aug. 26 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The City of Whitehorse has released an Emerging Directions document and is seeking public feedback as it continues work on the next Official Community Plan. (Screen grab/City of Whitehorse)

Whitehorse looks ahead to 2040 with community plan

A survey is available until Aug. 31

The City of Whitehorse has released an Emerging Directions document and is seeking public feedback as it continues work on the next Official Community Plan. (Screen grab/City of Whitehorse)
A bus stop on Casca Boulevard in Whistle Bend on Aug. 9. The road way through the neighbourhood will see new bus stops added after Whitehorse city council approved a number of improvements to transit service for Whistle Bend. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

New stops and schedule in Whistle Bend starting Aug. 17

Four of the new bus stops will be located along Casca Boulevard

A bus stop on Casca Boulevard in Whistle Bend on Aug. 9. The road way through the neighbourhood will see new bus stops added after Whitehorse city council approved a number of improvements to transit service for Whistle Bend. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Beth Mulloy, the executive director of the Yukon Literacy Coalition, works in the learning garden the coalition has developed outside its literacy centre at Shipyards Park. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Learning garden established in Shipyards Park

The garden is operated by the Yukon Literacy Coalition

Beth Mulloy, the executive director of the Yukon Literacy Coalition, works in the learning garden the coalition has developed outside its literacy centre at Shipyards Park. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its July 26 meeting.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse awaiting green light to relax measures at CGC, city hall

It’s unclear how city will proceed with COVID-19 rules after Aug. 4

A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)