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Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at Whitehorse city council’s Sept. 27 meeting and city hall happenings.

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Doug Kerley, owner of Creekside Wood Supply, poses for a photo in front of milling equipment. Kerley says he has invested in the business with the expectation that the Yukon government would approve wood harvesting. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Local mill owner says lack of wood identified for harvesting threatens business

The owner of a mill in Whitehorse says he’s been forced to…

Doug Kerley, owner of Creekside Wood Supply, poses for a photo in front of milling equipment. Kerley says he has invested in the business with the expectation that the Yukon government would approve wood harvesting. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Kelsey Hassard-Gammel is running for a seat on Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Kelsey Hassard-Gammel is running for a seat on Whitehorse city council. (Submitted)
Former councillor Kirk Cameron is hoping to make a return to council chambers in the Oct. 21 election. (Submitted)
Former councillor Kirk Cameron is hoping to make a return to council chambers in the Oct. 21 election. (Submitted)
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Meghan Marjanovic, who owns Wintering Brewing with her husband Marko, holds an Octoberfest stein. The brewery is hosting its first Octoberfest on Oct. 6. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Winterlong brings Oktoberfest to Whitehorse

Steins are ready to be filled with brewery’s first fest lager

Meghan Marjanovic, who owns Wintering Brewing with her husband Marko, holds an Octoberfest stein. The brewery is hosting its first Octoberfest on Oct. 6. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Harlan Schilling, Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council speaks during the ceremonial demolition of the Lower Post residential school on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

‘We need ‘reconcili-action’ not reconciliation,’ says Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council Harlan Schilling

Lower Post residents will burn the remains of the former residential school demolished on June 30

Harlan Schilling, Deputy Chief of the Daylu Dena Council speaks during the ceremonial demolition of the Lower Post residential school on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Sport Yukon hosted a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Sport Yukon Concussion Awareness huddle provides ‘best information out there’: speaker

Concussion Awareness Week is about building a knowledgable community to participate in sport safely

Sport Yukon hosted a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Diane Strand passionately thanks the assembled crowd at the totem pole. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Hundreds join National Day for Truth and Reconciliation march in Whitehorse

Warrior Walkers lead march, speakers talk about need for their truth to be told.

Diane Strand passionately thanks the assembled crowd at the totem pole. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading of a bylaw to allow more caretaker suites at 105 Titanium Way. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Caretaker suites approved for Titanium Way property

Bylaw change allows for up to four caretaker suites on Marwell site

Whitehorse city council passed second and third reading of a bylaw to allow more caretaker suites at 105 Titanium Way. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Probation and conditions for Whitehorse man who assaulted minors

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon flagged for spending time alone with minors in locker room

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)
Whitehorse RCMP have arrested two men for weapons offences. (Yukon News/file)

Whitehorse RCMP arrest two men for weapons offences, searching for two more

Whitehorse RCMP arrested two men on Sept. 25, for weapons offenses including assault with a weapon

Whitehorse RCMP have arrested two men for weapons offences. (Yukon News/file)
Kayoni Dickson-Camilleri and Peter Johns each designed an orange T-shirt which was then printed and sold off as a fundraiser in support of the Comittee on Abuse in Residential Schools Society. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Shirts designed by Porter Creek Secondary students help mark day of reconciliation

Funds raised by shirt sale going to Commitee on Abuse in Residential Schools Society

Kayoni Dickson-Camilleri and Peter Johns each designed an orange T-shirt which was then printed and sold off as a fundraiser in support of the Comittee on Abuse in Residential Schools Society. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
Eileen Melnychuk is running for a Whitehorse city councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)

Eileen Melnychuk seeks city council seat

Affordability and sustainability among her top issues

Eileen Melnychuk is running for a Whitehorse city councillor’s seat in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Telek Rogan is seeking a Whitehorse city councillor’s position in the Oct. 21 municipal vote. (Photo submitted)

Telek Rogan seeks councillor seat in Oct. 21 vote

Income disparity tops list of issues for candidate

Telek Rogan is seeking a Whitehorse city councillor’s position in the Oct. 21 municipal vote. (Photo submitted)
People wait for Minister Mostyn at Monday’s meeting about garbage in Destruction Bay and surrounding communities. (submitted/Suzanne Tremblay)
People wait for Minister Mostyn at Monday’s meeting about garbage in Destruction Bay and surrounding communities. (submitted/Suzanne Tremblay)
The Orange Shirt Day T-shirt designed by Kayoni Dickson-Camilleri, a student of the Porter Creek Secondary FADS program. Several events are planned throughout the Yukon for the first day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

What’s happening in the Yukon on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Procession in Whitehorse will begin at 11 a.m. at Healing Totem

The Orange Shirt Day T-shirt designed by Kayoni Dickson-Camilleri, a student of the Porter Creek Secondary FADS program. Several events are planned throughout the Yukon for the first day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Tim Hortons staff and Special Olympics Yukon athletes pose with the giant Smile Cookie check. Whitehorse on Sept. 24. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Smile Cookie campaign raises $8,036 for Special Olympics Yukon

All the funds raised from the Smile Cookie campaign will be used for athlete programming

Tim Hortons staff and Special Olympics Yukon athletes pose with the giant Smile Cookie check. Whitehorse on Sept. 24. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Minister of Tourism and Culture Ranj Pillai discusses ongoing support for the Yukon’s tourism industry, which is being called the Great Yukon Summer Freeze, at the Yukon Visitor Information Centre on Friday Sept. 24. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

‘Great Yukon Summer Freeze’ to extend tourism discounts into winter

Rebates on tour packages, support for hotels, new liquor pricing all aimed to help tourism sector.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Ranj Pillai discusses ongoing support for the Yukon’s tourism industry, which is being called the Great Yukon Summer Freeze, at the Yukon Visitor Information Centre on Friday Sept. 24. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Yukon RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Shepard spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and announced a review would be launched into the mishandling of a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley school. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Hidden Valley parent says apology was appreciated, but more work to be done

Officials have acknowledged that errors were made in the handling of a sexual assault at the school

Yukon RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Shepard spoke to reporters Sept. 23 in Whitehorse and announced a review would be launched into the mishandling of a sexual assault investigation at Hidden Valley school. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)