Stephanie Waddell

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is seen July 20,2021, making an announcement in Calgary. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Territory will receive federal funds to train energy advisors

Total of $624,000 approved for the Yukon

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is seen July 20,2021, making an announcement in Calgary. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)
The territory's first Youth Panel on Climate Change presents their recommendations to the Premier Sandy Silver along with ministers Nils Clarke and John Streicker in 2021. The members of the second panel for 2022 were announced April 6. (BYTE/Submitted)

Ten youth named to Yukon’s next climate change panel

Ten members selected from 26 applicants

The territory's first Youth Panel on Climate Change presents their recommendations to the Premier Sandy Silver along with ministers Nils Clarke and John Streicker in 2021. The members of the second panel for 2022 were announced April 6. (BYTE/Submitted)
Whitehorse city council is considering adding $400,000 to the Lewes Boulevard bus lane project to allow for the installation of a new valve for the city’s water system. (City of Whitehorse)

Utility work could be added to bus lane project

Project budget could be increased to $1.145 million

Whitehorse city council is considering adding $400,000 to the Lewes Boulevard bus lane project to allow for the installation of a new valve for the city’s water system. (City of Whitehorse)
Jack Hulland Elementary School is seen in a file photo. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Jack Hulland Elementary School is seen in a file photo. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Second booster will be available to some groups after April 12

Immunocompromised, those over 70 and those in long-term care will be eligible

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
A rendering of the proposed new city hall and services building and transit hub. (City of Whitehorse/submitted)

Bids to construct Whitehorse’s new city hall $10M over budget

All are nearly $10 million over, officials say

A rendering of the proposed new city hall and services building and transit hub. (City of Whitehorse/submitted)
Paris Pick, left, performs with her band, The Ukes of Hazard, at the 2017 Atlin Arts and Music Festival. The festival has been cancelled for 2022 in light of continuing COVID-19 concerns. The pandemic also saw the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival. (Yukon News file)

Atlin Arts and Music Festival cancelled for another year

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on event

Paris Pick, left, performs with her band, The Ukes of Hazard, at the 2017 Atlin Arts and Music Festival. The festival has been cancelled for 2022 in light of continuing COVID-19 concerns. The pandemic also saw the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival. (Yukon News file)
Organizers are planning for a Skagway start to the Klondike Road Relay for the first time in two years. Pictured is the start of the 2014 relay in Skagway. (Yukon News file)

Klondike Road Relay plans for a Skagway start

On your marks, get set, go… to Skagway. Sport Yukon announced March…

Organizers are planning for a Skagway start to the Klondike Road Relay for the first time in two years. Pictured is the start of the 2014 relay in Skagway. (Yukon News file)
A total of 645 applications were received for the most recent land lottery for single family lots in Whistle Bend along with four lots in Logan. Another 132 applied for six townhouse sites in Whistle Bend with 26 applying for three lots in Mayo and (Yukon News file)

Demand for lots outstrips supply in Whitehorse and Mayo

Latest land lottery held for properties over Zoom

A total of 645 applications were received for the most recent land lottery for single family lots in Whistle Bend along with four lots in Logan. Another 132 applied for six townhouse sites in Whistle Bend with 26 applying for three lots in Mayo and (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at Whitehorse city hall

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its March…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on March 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

City outlines plans to address taxi safety

Education campaign, bylaw review among efforts

A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on March 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
City of Whitehorse staff have been tasked with looking further into the possibility of opening the Grey Mountain Cemetery to vehicles on certain days through the winter. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

City continues to consider winter vehicle access to Grey Mountain Cemetery

Administration will consult with regular winter visitors

City of Whitehorse staff have been tasked with looking further into the possibility of opening the Grey Mountain Cemetery to vehicles on certain days through the winter. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This map shows the area Alkan Air would be leasing from the City of Whitehorse under a new agreement. Whitehorse city council passed the first two readings of the bylaw for the new lease. (City of Whitehorse)

Alkan Air lease makes its way back to council

Dock space would cost more than $9,000 per year

This map shows the area Alkan Air would be leasing from the City of Whitehorse under a new agreement. Whitehorse city council passed the first two readings of the bylaw for the new lease. (City of Whitehorse)
This wild fire strategy was adopted by the City of Whitehorse in 2020. (City of Whitehorse)
This wild fire strategy was adopted by the City of Whitehorse in 2020. (City of Whitehorse)
One of the pools at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen March 28. The new facility that sits on the site of the former Takhini Hot Springs is expected to open in the spring. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs brings new relaxation options to the Yukon

Facility boast four pools, saunas, steam rooms, relaxation centre

One of the pools at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is seen March 28. The new facility that sits on the site of the former Takhini Hot Springs is expected to open in the spring. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Autism Yukon is hosting a Facebook auction and encouraging Yukoners to display lights to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April. (Autism Yukon)

Marking Autism Acceptance Month

If the Yukon seems like a brighter place in April, it may…

Autism Yukon is hosting a Facebook auction and encouraging Yukoners to display lights to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month in April. (Autism Yukon)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A delegate who spoke at Whitehorse city council’s March 21 meeting is calling for greater accessibility for Grey Mountain Cemetery. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Delegate calls for improved access to Grey Mountain Cemetery

Request system not enough, council told

A delegate who spoke at Whitehorse city council’s March 21 meeting is calling for greater accessibility for Grey Mountain Cemetery. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Selina H. is one of several local performers set to take to the stage at The Local on March 25 with proceeds from the event going to the Canadian Red Cross efforts in Ukraine. (Facebook/Arts in the Park)

The Local raises funds for Red Cross efforts in Ukraine

March 25 event will showcase local performers

Selina H. is one of several local performers set to take to the stage at The Local on March 25 with proceeds from the event going to the Canadian Red Cross efforts in Ukraine. (Facebook/Arts in the Park)
A sign greets guests near the entrance of the Canada Games Centre in 2020 following the centre’s closure due to COVID-19. A proposed resolution that could go to the Association of Yukon Communities highlights the financial impact the pandemic has had on communities, including in lost revenue for recreation programs. (Yukon News file)

Pondering possibilities for the territory’s communities

Whitehorse city council considers resolutions for AYC

A sign greets guests near the entrance of the Canada Games Centre in 2020 following the centre’s closure due to COVID-19. A proposed resolution that could go to the Association of Yukon Communities highlights the financial impact the pandemic has had on communities, including in lost revenue for recreation programs. (Yukon News file)