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Whitehorse council news, briefly

Some of the news that came out of Whitehorse city council this week

Low snowpack levels mean less hydro-generated electricity in 2019, says Yukon Energy Corp.

The corporation is expecting to use more liquified natural gas to make up for the difference

Whitehorse becomes first community north of 60 to have private pot shop

Triple J’s Canna Space opens its doors to first customers

Yukon government was wrong in evicting youth from a group home, commissioner finds

The health department has roughly two months to respond to recommendations

Yukon government releases terms of reference for health and social services review

Review panel’s final report will be delivered to YG in March 2020 instead of this October

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Vigil held in Penticton for the four community members slain in Monday shootings

YG did a review of NGOs over the past year, will not make findings public

“We have documentation but it’s not public documentation”

Destruction Bay motel owners abandon plans for an appeal in pantsing case

The motel co-owners filed notices of abandonment of appeal April 12

Seniors housing proposed for Range Road property

The five-storey building would feature 73 rental units

CYFN to hold election for elder and youth representatives this summer

The election will take place in Whitehorse on June 5. Nominations open next month

YG standardizes highway maintenance

A new program seeks increase the longevity and safety of roadways

Improvements planned for Whitehorse General Hospital

They include planning, design work for a new secure medical unit and Meditech upgrades

Environment Yukon nixes online harvest reporting for the 2019 season

Hunters will have to report their harvests either in-person or over the phone, as they did pre-2017

Whitehorse city news, briefly

Some of the decisions that were made this week at Whitehorse city council

Yukon Court of Appeal ups sentence of man convicted in 2016 slashing from 10 months to two years

Wesley Quash was found guilty of slashing another man’s face following a verbal confrontation in 2016

Numbers aren’t everything when it comes to chinook salmon, KDFN lands operation manager says

Brandy Mayes says the value of the fish and the teachings surrounding their harvest can’t be measured

Charges pending against man following Carcross Learning Centre lockdown

The incident, which C/TFN says also involved an alleged assault on a staff member, took place April 10

Comments from an Alaskan congressman were ‘incorrect and inappropriate,’ say Gwich’in leaders

‘Representative Young does not speak on behalf of the Gwich’in Nation’