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The Whitehorse Fire Department used this burnt out space heater as an example of the sorts of situations that can result in heater fires over the winter season. In this case the heater was placed too close to combustibles. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

‘A metre from the heater’

Whitehorse firefighters issue reminder about heater safety

The Whitehorse Fire Department used this burnt out space heater as an example of the sorts of situations that can result in heater fires over the winter season. In this case the heater was placed too close to combustibles. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The courthouse in Whitehorse (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)

Yukon Supreme Court opts to not review decision on complaints by deaf student

Human rights commission will investigate only more recent complaints. Court finds this reasonable.

The courthouse in Whitehorse (Joel Krahn/Yukon News Files)
Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9, 2022. More than 3,300 people lost power during an outage on Dec. 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Hydro lines seen on a snowy day in Whitehorse on April 9, 2022. More than 3,300 people lost power during an outage on Dec. 19. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A large fire burns near the Walmart in Whitehorse on the evening of Dec. 20. (Kim Carlick Photo)

Firefighters douse blaze near Whitehorse Walmart

Chief says garbage was alight near propane tank outside store.

A large fire burns near the Walmart in Whitehorse on the evening of Dec. 20. (Kim Carlick Photo)
A City of Whitehorse compost bin in a residential area. Granger residents are being asked to put out their green bins for compost collection today, Dec. 21, after organics weren’t picked up on Dec. 20 as scheduled. (Yukon News file)
A City of Whitehorse compost bin in a residential area. Granger residents are being asked to put out their green bins for compost collection today, Dec. 21, after organics weren’t picked up on Dec. 20 as scheduled. (Yukon News file)
The federal and territorial governments are providing the City of Whitehorse with $754,000 to help offset the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on its transit system. (Yukon News file)

YG, feds to help offset COVID-19 impacts to Whitehorse Transit

A total of $754,000 coming to the City of Whitehorse

The federal and territorial governments are providing the City of Whitehorse with $754,000 to help offset the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on its transit system. (Yukon News file)
Ice fog descends over the Alaska Highway just outside of Whitehorse on Dec. 19. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Power outage affecting Whitehorse neighbourhoods, no estimated restoration: ATCO

An unplanned power outage is affecting Whitehorse residents amid an extreme cold…

Ice fog descends over the Alaska Highway just outside of Whitehorse on Dec. 19. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
A raven flies and a pedestrian strolls shortly before noon in downtown Whitehorse on Dec. 19. An extreme cold warning is expected to push through this week until the weekend. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse forecasting week-long cold snap, -54C wind chill

Very cold temperatures and wind chill values expected to push through Friday

A raven flies and a pedestrian strolls shortly before noon in downtown Whitehorse on Dec. 19. An extreme cold warning is expected to push through this week until the weekend. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A pair of F-22 Raptors that landed at Whitehorse’s airport on Dec. 13 were still there at sundown the next day. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

American fighter jets spotted at Whitehorse airport

Whitehorse’s aviation watchers were treated to a rare sight as two F-22…

A pair of F-22 Raptors that landed at Whitehorse’s airport on Dec. 13 were still there at sundown the next day. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Dec.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Morning commuter traffic drives over the Robert Campbell Bridge. The City of Whitehorse 2023 capital budget and provisional spending plan to 2026 include a study on the possibility of a second Yukon River crossing in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)

City adopts 2023 capital budget

Spending would total $58 million, providing other funding comes through

Morning commuter traffic drives over the Robert Campbell Bridge. The City of Whitehorse 2023 capital budget and provisional spending plan to 2026 include a study on the possibility of a second Yukon River crossing in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)
A prominent member of Whitehorse’s fire department faces charges including assault with a weapon stemming from events in October. (Yukon News Files)

Whitehorse Fire training officer faces assault charge

Chris Gerrior, 36, is charged with assault with a weapon for alleged attack on woman with ski pole

A prominent member of Whitehorse’s fire department faces charges including assault with a weapon stemming from events in October. (Yukon News Files)
Darlene Jim holds naloxone and a candle at a vigil marking two drug deaths in January.. (Yukon News file)

Coroner confirms 25 toxic drug-involved deaths for 2022

At close of 2022, drug-induced fatalities match 2021 for the number of people lost

Darlene Jim holds naloxone and a candle at a vigil marking two drug deaths in January.. (Yukon News file)
A poster seen outside the Yukon legislature on May 25 reads: “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government publishes work plan on housing

36 action items in response to nine recommendations

A poster seen outside the Yukon legislature on May 25 reads: “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver speaks in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government sitting on $55M in surplus

Yukon Party criticizes lack of capital spending; Yukon NDP outlines surplus spending wish list

Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver speaks in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Ministers Jeanie McLean (left) and Tracy-Anne McPhee (right) speak with MP Brendan Hanley and an unidentified woman at Blood Ties Four Directions on Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon Ministers Jeanie McLean (left) and Tracy-Anne McPhee (right) speak with MP Brendan Hanley and an unidentified woman at Blood Ties Four Directions on Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council is moving forward on planning for new transit routes. Public engagement on the proposed scheduled is expected in February or March 2023. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city council is moving forward on planning for new transit routes. Public engagement on the proposed scheduled is expected in February or March 2023. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Territorial Court found retired teacher Paul Deuling guilty of one of the five sexual misconduct charges he faced. A former student was the alleged victim in all five. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Retired Whitehorse teacher guilty of sexually assaulting student in the 1980s

Territorial court finds Paul Deuling guilty on one of five counts all sharing an alleged victim.

The Yukon Territorial Court found retired teacher Paul Deuling guilty of one of the five sexual misconduct charges he faced. A former student was the alleged victim in all five. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A man with roses attends a vigil outside the Whitehorse shelter in January. With less public reporting, more Yukoners are learning about sudden deaths through Facebook. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Two sudden deaths in Whitehorse, Mayo: RCMP

Privacy considerations face off against the public’s right to know

A man with roses attends a vigil outside the Whitehorse shelter in January. With less public reporting, more Yukoners are learning about sudden deaths through Facebook. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
Darcy Kasper, the president of the Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017, has written an open letter to Yukon’s deputy ministers of Health and Social Services after nurses were offered retention and signing bonuses. (Marcelo Leal/Unsplash)

Exclusive bonuses for nurses leaves out other Yukon government workers: union

The president of Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017 has sent a message to deputy ministers

Darcy Kasper, the president of the Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017, has written an open letter to Yukon’s deputy ministers of Health and Social Services after nurses were offered retention and signing bonuses. (Marcelo Leal/Unsplash)