Stephanie Waddell

This map shows the detour that will be in place when paving work is done on Second Avenue Aug. 21. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Paving planned between Main and Steele streets

Those heading along Second Avenue between Main and Steele streets Aug. 21…

This map shows the detour that will be in place when paving work is done on Second Avenue Aug. 21. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Whitehorse airport information session set for Aug. 31

The Yukon government’s plans for the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport will…

This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
The new shelter for Indigenous women and children will be built in Whistle Bend with the Whistle Bend community garden set to move to another area of the neighbourhood. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The new shelter for Indigenous women and children will be built in Whistle Bend with the Whistle Bend community garden set to move to another area of the neighbourhood. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A young Rita Smith is seen at the age of 10 practising her first jumps on Teaka at Lorrina Mitchell’s Pineland Stables. Many Whitehorse kids at the time learned to ride thanks to Teaka. (Submitted)

First full-breed Morgan horse born in the Yukon

Anyone who talks with Rita Smith about horses will quickly see the…

A young Rita Smith is seen at the age of 10 practising her first jumps on Teaka at Lorrina Mitchell’s Pineland Stables. Many Whitehorse kids at the time learned to ride thanks to Teaka. (Submitted)
Elijah Frost makes his way through one of the features at the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Shipyards Park. The park has been opened in October 2021, but an official grand opening was held Aug. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Jumpstart playground in Whitehorse called a ‘playground for all’

Marking the official opening of the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Whitehorse

Elijah Frost makes his way through one of the features at the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Shipyards Park. The park has been opened in October 2021, but an official grand opening was held Aug. 16. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Emma Boyd (left) and Katelyn Holway compete in the Volleyball BC Beach Provincials on July 31 at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver. (Submitted)

Yukoners bring volleyball skills to beach scene in B.C.

Fourth place finish at provincials

Emma Boyd (left) and Katelyn Holway compete in the Volleyball BC Beach Provincials on July 31 at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse bylaw investigates aggressive dogs

Person taken to hospital, released after being bit

One person was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital, seen above, after an alleged attack by two aggressive dogs on Aug. 1o in Copper Ridge. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse city council passed first reading on the proposed Official Community Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. A public hearing will be held Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Canada Games Centre reopens after ammonia leak

The Canada Games Centre reopened this morning after being evacuated Wednesday afternoon.…

Fire trucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Aug. 10 with firefighters responding to an ammonia alarm. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Rezoning for Whitehorse airport area passes first reading

Yukon government will host public information session about runway plans

This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Council passed first reading of the zoning change on Aug. 8 and a public hearing is set for Sept. 12. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Firetrucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Wednesday Aug. 10. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre evacuated

Concerns about an ammonia leak prompt evacuation.

Firetrucks could be seen outside the Canada Games Centre on Wednesday Aug. 10. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary celebration planned for Aug. 10

Whitehorse-Lancieux anniversary will be marked with speeches and music

The sister cities sign is seen along the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse and Association franco-yukonnaise are hosting a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux sister city connection at NorthLight Innovation on Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Burgers are served up during the Safe At Home community barbecue in Rotary Park Aug. 9, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Safe at Home Society calling for landlord registry, tenants association, eviction ban

Safe At Home issues calls to action to address homelessness

Burgers are served up during the Safe At Home community barbecue in Rotary Park Aug. 9, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)
A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

WILD school receives accreditation in the Yukon

Kindergarten to Grade 7 programs will begin Aug. 29

A sign on Two Mile Hill advertises WILD Camp, which has been running programs throughout the summer season. Yukon WILD School has been accredited and will open its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 on Aug. 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its Aug.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)

More than 65 Yukon children unhoused: Safe at Home Society

As of June, 65 children were on list that also included 201 households and three youth

Homelessness issues continue in the territory with the by-name list reaching a record high. (Yukon News file)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
This map shows the area proposed to be rezoned to allow for the runway extension at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)

Looking to the future: City of Whitehorse releases 20-year plan

Council will vote Aug. 8 on first reading of proposed OCP

The proposed Official Community Plan was brought forward to Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 1 meeting. (Screenshot/City of Whitehorse)