Local News

Whitehorse council votes to rebuild Mount McIntyre ski bridge despite concerns over height

Cabott was the only council member to vote against the contract at a scarcely-publicized special meeting

YG took ‘unilateral steps’ opening Fortymile caribou hunt, says Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in chief

‘Although there’s been an increase in population, our people are still in conversation mode’

Fall chum salmon run failed to hit escapement goal on Porcupine River

Only 18,171 fish made it to Fishing Branch, well below the target of 22,000 to 49,000

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First Canadian case of new coronavirus detected in Toronto

Editor’s pick: 9 big stories in 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, here are some of the major stories that made news this year (in no particular order).

Whitehorse engineer says improving road safety takes time

Taylor Eshpeter outlines the work involved to keep roads safe

Yukon Brewing breaks into cooler market, introducing haskap lemonade

Owner Bob Baxter anticipates the stock will be gone by Christmas

Low-level mineral exploration system proposed for entire territory next year

The plan is being pitched in order to streamline the process, reduce confusion

More French services coming to Yukon College

The Yukon’s French association and the school have renewed their MOU

Ultrasound services to be offered in Dawson, Watson Lake next year

A sonographer and mobile ultrasound kit will be visiting the community hospitals every other month

LifeLabs call centre reps wrongly saying Yukoners not affected by health data breach

LifeLabs has since updated website, contacted centre to clarify Yukon patients are possibly affected

City news, briefly

Some City of Whitehorse news from this week

Yukon delegation presses banks to not fund oil, gas development in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Meetings follow Goldman Sachs announcing that it won’t invest in future projects

More delays for Whitehorse’s city operations building, with opening now pushed to February

Completion is now anticipated for February. Staff move-in will take longer

Air Canada flight takes two days to get from Vancouver to Whitehorse

The flight attempted to land on Dec. 16 and 17 but diverted due to “weather limits.”