Government renews home electricity subsidy

The Yukon government has announced its intention to extend the interim electrical rebate until March 31, 2016. The rebate saves Yukoners up to $26.62 a month on residential power bills.

The Yukon government has announced its intention to extend the interim electrical rebate until March 31, 2016.

The rebate saves Yukoners up to $26.62 a month on residential power bills.

“Extending the interim electrical rebate is one way the Government of Yukon is helping Yukoners manage their monthly electrical bills,” said Brad Cathers, minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation, in a press release.

The Yukon Party has presented itself as theoretically opposed to the rebate in legislative debate, although it has continued to extend the program as each deadline nears.

“There is a reason it was referred to as an ‘interim’ electrical rebate, because it is an ongoing subsidy that ensures that the true cost of power is not reflected on people’s bills,” Cathers said in the legislative assembly back in 2013.

Just Posted

Woman’s death in Ross River confirmed to be a homicide, Yukon RCMP says

Maryann Ollie, 59, died on Aug. 1. She was a citizen of Ross River Dena Council.

Jack Amos adds to Yukon medal count at Western Canada Summer Games

The territory’s athletes now have six medals — one silver and five bronze

Start of the Whitehorse school year signals traffic changes

School zones in effect starting Aug. 21

Canada Games Centre tests new software

You may want to hold off on buying those punch cards

Yukonomist: Fun facts for your next violent barbecue debate about government jobs

Have you ever been at a barbecue where someone starts talking loudly… Continue reading

Yukon disc golfers compete in Trilogy Challenge

“We definitely are seeing a lot of new people starting into the sport”

Council news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Aug. 5 Whitehorse city council meeting

History Hunter: New book celebrates Yukon’s most colourful hotel

If the walls could talk, what tales they would tell. But the… Continue reading

River Trail Marathon tests runners with heat and sun

“It was very hot in the second half, but the volunteers are amazing and there is water often”

Yukonomist: If climate change was a pothole, we already would have fixed it

Paved roads are good, but I fear we have gone too far

Chili and Beans Race the perfect recipe for a rainy day

“It’s good. Especially in these conditions because you know you have a warm bowl of chili waiting”

Motive will be ‘extremely difficult’ to determine in northern B.C. deaths, RCMP say

The bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky have been found

Most Read