Local News

Longtime CHON-FM host Peter Novak has died

Novak, who had been with the station since at least the mid-2000s, died in Whitehorse on Nov. 3

Yukon Francophone School Board election being held in Whitehorse today

Six candidates are vying for five available trustee positions

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YG to engage Yukoners regarding leave for domestic violence victims

All provinces have some form of leave for those escaping violence

‘Living wage’ in Whitehorse increases

The cost for a family of four to meet its basic needs is set at $19.07/hour, report says

Whitehorse council sole-sources $500,000 contract for CGC refrigeration

The refrigeration system at the CGC will get a major overhaul

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Oct. 28 meeting of Whitehorse city council

Bob the cat, Atlin’s beloved community feline, dead at 16

Bob was struck by a car on Oct. 29. A memorial is planned for Nov. 16.

New stops for Air North

Airline addes Watson Lake, Prince George, Nanaimo to destinations list

Whitehorse Correctional Centre left inmate in feces-covered cell in 2018

“I don’t know what happened to me … My mental state started going, I started losing it.”

Whitehorse council wants more involvement in Yukon Housing plans

Planning is underway for a housing project downtown but council hasn’t seen any of the details

Silver backs up Pauline Frost after errors she made regarding Many Rivers

Premier Sandy Silver is rushing to support one of his ministers after…

B.C. set to change law to stick with daylight saving time

No change for Sunday’s ‘fall back’ or next ‘spring forward’

Yukon Chamber of Commerce supports YG decision to restructure Queen’s Printer

Its treasurer told the News it’s best to give the keys to the private sector in this instance

City approves free parking for Yukoner Appreciation Day

Retailers ready for one of the biggest local shopping days of the year

Federal building evacuated over structural concerns

The problem was discovered after a section of sidewalk collapsed

Yukon government announces changes to Whitehorse emergency shelter

The changes include stationing medical staff at the building and developing a community safety plan

All matters concerning electoral reform should be public, say opposition parties

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly reminded parties to keep confidential matters private

Penner appeals murder conviction

Edward James Penner filed a notice to the Yukon Court of Appeal on Oct. 17

Yukon Energy takes utilities board decision over electricity-use programs to court

The corporation filed a notice to the Yukon Court of Appeal on Oct. 21.