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City news, briefly

A look at the decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Oct. 15 meeting

Yukonstruct cafe owner says decision to not renew lease came “out of the blue”

The Poor Creature’s lease ends on Oct. 31. Owner Brioni Connolly said she was expecting a renewal

Yukon Liberals table proposed amendments to territorial Corrections Act

Many of the amendments are related to the use of segregation

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Whitehorse council adopts roundtable policy

Most sessions between council and management will remain open

UPDATED: Whitehorse woman arrested for 2017 murder of Greg Dawson

Connie Peggy Thorn, 50, has been charged with second-degree murder.

City cyclists call for improved bike infrastructure

A petition calls on the City of Whitehorse to implement its bicycle network plan

Liberals grilled over nursing staff levels

Hospital corporation spokesperson says nothing is unusual

KDFN bail program aims to give accused “fighting chance”

How the First Nation is trying to fix the Yukon’s bail system

New policy would govern how city facilities are booked

The new policy sets out priorities for the use of city recreation spaces

Whitehorse city news, briefly

Some of the decisions discussed at the council meeting Oct. 7

YG to spend $2.2M on diesel generators in light of cancelled thermal plant

Now that plans for a new thermal plant have been nixed, the…

Yukon government rolls out bill to address vaping

The new legislation would ban youth younger than 19 from accessing vapour and tobacco products

Yukon government declares climate emergency

The call was made after a successful amendment by the NDP

Operators tout ‘solid’ tourism numbers

Surveys show visitors coming to the territory

Yukon Energy axes thermal plant plans

The decision was made earlier this month

New city policy would keep most roundtable talks with Whitehorse council open

New policy comes after council backed away from a policy that would have closed the meetings

Santa needs a new transmission

Garbage Truck Santa hopes to have his truck fixed up in time for the Christmas season