Stephanie Waddell

A detour will be in place April 7 while the city fixes a water leak to a main on Second Avenue. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Second Avenue detour planned for Aug. 7

A detour will be in place beginning at 7 a.m. on Aug.…

A detour will be in place April 7 while the city fixes a water leak to a main on Second Avenue. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A new face in council chambers Whitehorse city council welcomed a new…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A public hearing will be held Sept. 12 on a proposal that would see the former Marble Slab location on Second Avenue rezoned to allow for a cannabis retail shop. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A public hearing will be held Sept. 12 on a proposal that would see the former Marble Slab location on Second Avenue rezoned to allow for a cannabis retail shop. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Patty Hajdu, the federal minister of Indigenous Services, speaks to funding provided for the Council of Yukon First Nations Birth Worker Program and to make menstrual products available on July 27, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Hiring planned for first CYFN birth workers

New program gets underway

Patty Hajdu, the federal minister of Indigenous Services, speaks to funding provided for the Council of Yukon First Nations Birth Worker Program and to make menstrual products available on July 27, 2022. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The sheet piling wall installed along Robert Service Way to address landslides is one of a number of work expences approved under emergency escarpment repairs. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Whitehorse council approves $2.6M for escarpment response

Costs are a lot, but necessary, says councillor

The sheet piling wall installed along Robert Service Way to address landslides is one of a number of work expences approved under emergency escarpment repairs. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Left to right: Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of housing and diversity and inclusion; Tr’ondëk Hwëchin Chief Roberta Joseph; and John Streicker, the territory’s minister of the Public Service Commission as well as energy, mines and resource showcase the plans for a new men’s shelter in Dawson City during a press conference July 25. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Construction underway on housing projects

Officials highlight townhouse, shelter initiatives in Whitehorse, Dawson City

Left to right: Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of housing and diversity and inclusion; Tr’ondëk Hwëchin Chief Roberta Joseph; and John Streicker, the territory’s minister of the Public Service Commission as well as energy, mines and resource showcase the plans for a new men’s shelter in Dawson City during a press conference July 25. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The SS Klondike is seen in downtown Whitehorse. (Gates Collection)

Parks Canada finalizes new SS Klondike management plan

A new management is now in place for the SS Klondike, once…

The SS Klondike is seen in downtown Whitehorse. (Gates Collection)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Jordan Stackhouse and Daniel Schneider are seeking a zoning change that would allow them to open a cannabis retail shop inside the former Marble Slab shop on Second Avenue. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Cannabis retailer seeks Whitehorse zoning change to open shop

A proposed zoning change would make the difference in Jordan Stackhouse and…

Jordan Stackhouse and Daniel Schneider are seeking a zoning change that would allow them to open a cannabis retail shop inside the former Marble Slab shop on Second Avenue. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
City crews work to clear snow off Pelly Road in Riverdale Feb. 14. A review of the city’s snow and ice control policy is underway. (Yukon News file)

Feedback sought on Whitehorse snow clearing

An online public survey launched July 20 and will conclude Aug. 19.

City crews work to clear snow off Pelly Road in Riverdale Feb. 14. A review of the city’s snow and ice control policy is underway. (Yukon News file)
Vehicles pass through the intersection of Two Mile Hill and Range Road. Surface improvement work to Two Mile Hill from Range Road to Industrial Road will begin July 25 at 7 a.m. (Yukon News file)

Roadwork set for Two Mile Hill

Commuters who use Two Mile Hill may want to schedule in some…

Vehicles pass through the intersection of Two Mile Hill and Range Road. Surface improvement work to Two Mile Hill from Range Road to Industrial Road will begin July 25 at 7 a.m. (Yukon News file)
Opportunities Yukon executive director Jillian Hardie cuts the ribbon to officially open the Cornerstone Community Building on Main Street on July 20, 2022. Left to right are Opportunities Yukon chair Tim Brady, Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott, Hardie, Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, former Opportunities Yukon executive director Rick Goodfellow and Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Cornerstone Community Building opens its doors

Brings 43 affordable rental homes to Whitehorse

Opportunities Yukon executive director Jillian Hardie cuts the ribbon to officially open the Cornerstone Community Building on Main Street on July 20, 2022. Left to right are Opportunities Yukon chair Tim Brady, Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott, Hardie, Yukon MP Brendan Hanley, former Opportunities Yukon executive director Rick Goodfellow and Health and Social Services Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This map and photos show the tension crack that is impacting a major sewer line in the Takhini area. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Whitehorse escarpment costs creeping beyond $2.6M

Council asked to approve spending

This map and photos show the tension crack that is impacting a major sewer line in the Takhini area. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Wickstrom Road, which stretches along the river from the hospital before turning into the Long Lake Road, will be one way on July 21. (Google Streetview/Screengrab)

Wickstrom Road resurfacing work planned for July 21

Those travelling Wickstrom Road July 21 may want to take some extra…

Wickstrom Road, which stretches along the river from the hospital before turning into the Long Lake Road, will be one way on July 21. (Google Streetview/Screengrab)
The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)

Senior supplement payments delayed to next week

Yukoners left waiting for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments can expect…

The Government of Yukon administration building is seen in a file photo. The Yukon government says delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payments will be delivered by early next week. (Yukon News file)
Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)

COVID-19 vaccine now available to children under 5

Appointments expected to be available in late July

Children between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to recieve a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are anticipated to begin the week of July 25. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

This week at city hall

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

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Council ponders putting the brakes on transit changes

Curteanu to bring forward motion June 27

A passenger boards a bus at the Second Avenue and Steele Street stop near Whitehorse City Hall on June 9. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)

Dreaming Roots will weave work of First Nation artists at Yukon Arts Centre

Dreaming Root premieres June 26 at the Yukon Arts Centre

Diyet van Lieshout is a traditional contemporary singer-songwriter from Kluane First Nation. Diyet is the co-artistic director and music director of Dreaming Roots. (Alistair Maitland Photography/Submitted)
Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)

Yukon Breeze C-can plan turned down

Council votes 4-3 not to allow storage, fencing plan

Yukon Breeze’ site at Schwatka Lake. (Courtesy Yukon Breeze)