Free Internet now available at the Whitehorse airport

Travelers waiting for their flights at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport will now be able to use the Internet – for free.

Travelers waiting for their flights at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport will now be able to use the Internet – for free.

“Airport users have indicated that this is a service that they value and we have responded,” Minister of Highways and Public Works Scott Kent said in a press release Monday. “Airport Wi-Fi service will help keep Yukoners and visitors to Yukon better connected when they travel.”

The territory’s six visitor information centres already offer free Wi-Fi.

“The service will be very useful for visitors as they plan their time in Yukon, and search for the many excellent accommodation, dining and recreation options throughout the territory,” tourism minister Elaine Taylor said in a statement.

Gone are the days when travellers couldn’t share selfies from the airport’s waiting area using free internet.

“We also hope it provides another opportunity for visitors leaving Yukon to tell their friends and relatives back home about their travels here and all the territory has to offer,” Taylor said.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Porter Creek highway shooting now attempted murder investigation

Police believe incident was “targeted and related to the illicit drug trade and organized crime”

Inuvik mayor pens letter of concern about Dempster conditions

Conditions near Eagle Plains have been “terrible” the past two summers, she says

Yukon skiers embrace experience at Winter Youth Olympic Games

Derek Deuling and Sasha Masson skied for Team Canada at the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games

‘It was terribly traumatic to lose a patient,’ nurse says during Blackjack inquest

The inquest is now happening at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Whitehorse council and staff consider low-income transit fares

The discussion leaves anti-poverty coalition members feeling optimistic

Today’s mailbox: Biomass, fire

Letters to the editor published Jan. 24

EDITORIAL: The health department needs a time-out

The information and privacy commissioner deserves to be treated better

Yukon Rivermen face tough tests on the road

The team is in the middle of its busiest stretch of the season — 10 league games in three weeks

Yukon skiers battle both rain and heavy snowfall at 2020 Haywood Western Canada Cup

“They also realize that you have to be ready for anything — extreme cold or extreme warm.”

City news, briefly

Some of the discussions from Whitehorse city council on Jan 20

Driving with Jens: Both motorists and pedestrians have responsibilities when sharing the road

Roadways are a shared-use public resource. They are meant to be shared… Continue reading

Today’s mailbox: Biomass

Letters to the editor published Jan. 17

Most Read