Local News

Yukon needs its own species at risk legislation: CPAWS

The Yukon government says new rules are in the works

Rocky road ahead for proposed quarry

The economic development arm of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council wants the city to amend the OCP

First Nations representative calls Peel process less confrontational this time

The present consultation process for the Final Recommended Plan for the Peel…

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Mother of truck driver killed in 2018 Dempster crash sues YG, grader driver

Alan Carl William Blake died after his truck collided with a grader on the Dempster Highway in 2018

WCC calls for petition alleging Charter violations to be dismissed

The Whitehorse Correctional Centre says that Darryl Sheepway’s petition should be largely dismissed

Thousands of litres of diesel fuel were spilled near Tombstone

Yukoners weren’t told because the spill was contained and there were no safety risks: spokesperson

Canadian Bar Association president is ‘very proud’ of Jody Wilson-Raybould

Raymond Adlington is in town for a conference in Whitehorse

Kopper King trailer occupants face temporary eviction following SCAN investigation

Investigators say that drug trafficking is occurring at the trailer

Taxi driver charged with impaired driving, refusal to provide a breath sample after Riverdale crash

Nicky Myke, who was in the other vehicle, says more regulation enforcement is needed

YG spent weeks figuring out how to answer a yes/no question about the Resource Gateway project

Emails obtained by the News show cabinet official stepping in, blocking release of prepared answers

Survey respondents call for more permanent protection of the Peel

64.5 per cent “expressed a desire to have more protection of the watershed”

City news, briefly

A rundown of some of the decisions made by Whitehorse City Council last week

Climb Yukon asks the City of Whitehorse for a boost up

A climbing facility in Whitehorse is the most requested new facility, says the city’s recreation plan

No licenses for private pot sales until zoning is approved

The earliest the City of Whitehorse could approve pot shop zoning is April 8

Contractor seeks miners lien against Minto mine owner, claiming $3M in unpaid bills

Dumas Contracting Ltd. claims that Minto Explorations Ltd. owes it more than $3 million

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation files response to citizen’s legal petition over residency requirements

The First Nation is arguing that Cindy Dickson has not exhausted all “adequate alternative remedies”

Whitehorse council considers allowing pot shops in the downtown core

Meanwhile, the Yukon government started accepting applications for private retail on Feb. 20