Lots out for lots

Lots out for lots Faced with a city lot shortage, people in Whitehorse are gambling for land. On Tuesday, 199 residents turned out for a city land lottery in hopes of snatching up one of 42 lots for sale.

Faced with a city lot shortage, people in Whitehorse are gambling for land.

On Tuesday, 199 residents turned out for a city land lottery in hopes of snatching up one of 42 lots for sale.

The Takhini North lots ranged in price from $90,000 for single-family lots up to $176,000 for duplex lots.

It was the biggest lottery turnout the city has seen since it starting holding land lotteries a few years ago.

“We know there’s a pent-up demand for residential lots,” said planning manager Mike Gau.

But the lots were also popular because of their location, he said.

The proximity of the land to green space, schools and downtown, drove up demand.

The city and the territory plan to make more land available in the coming year to complement lots already sold in Takhini and Ingram, said Gau.

Just Posted

Vuntut Gwitchin citizen sues First Nation over council’s residency requirement

Cindy Dickson, a VGFN citizen who lives in Whitehorse, had her nomination forms rejected for the 2018 election

Video: After a trying rookie race in the Yukon Quest, Nathaniel Hamlyn and his team are back for more

“I’m going to try to keep the team together and happy — that’s my big goal.”

The Friends of McIntyre Creek community group wants a new park

Friends of McIntyre Creek asked Whitehorse City Council on Jan. 21 to… Continue reading

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Judge dismisses Shelley Cuthbert’s defamation lawsuit after she fails to post $15k security

Cuthbert was not present in court during a brief hearing on Jan. 21

Weather cooperates for Yukon Cross Country Ski Championships

After being postponed a week, temperatures improved enough to allow racing on Jan. 19

Yukoner Michelle Phillips finishes fifth at Copper Basin 300

“So the trail was put in and then the temperatures dropped down to -40 C. It makes for a fast trail”

Editorial: Lessons learned from flushing $35 million

At multiple points in the saga of the Dawson wastewater facility someone could have stepped in

Commentary: A backwards step on saving energy

Cody Reaume Electricity demand is growing in the Yukon, but our regulator… Continue reading

Climate change training teaches youth

A four-day workshop takes place in Whitehorse this month

Most Read