Ogilvie Street sale plan sparks mayor’s meeting

Ogilvie Street sale plan sparks mayor's meeting A City of Whitehorse plan to sell two lots on Ogilvie Street sparked heated debate at city council last night, not about the sale, but about the process to approve it.

A City of Whitehorse plan to sell two lots on Ogilvie Street sparked heated debate at city council last night, not about the sale, but about the process to approve it.

Councillor Mike Gladish presented a motion to move the land disposition of 706 and 708 Ogilvie into the bylaw process. But the plan has drawn concern from some Whitehorse citizens.

Pat Ellis sent a letter to city council asking them to hold off on selling the property, and Sally Wright of the Escarpment Parks Society spoke at city hall Tuesday night asking the city to put the brakes on the sale. She wants the place protected for use as a green space.

A bylaw of this type doesn’t require public hearings, but Mayor Dan Curtis said he wants to ensure that any concerns are addressed. He will hold a special mayor’s meeting sometime in the next two weeks to allow residents to voice their opinions on the sale. A date for the meeting has not been set yet.

In the meantime, the bylaw will be brought forward for first reading at city council two weeks from now.

Just Posted

WCC did not have authority to create secure living unit, judge finds

Justice Ron Veale’s decision on petition from former WCC inmate Darryl Sheepway was released Sept. 19

Bagnell concedes Trudeau’s past decisions to wear brown and blackface were racist

‘When we do things, we might not think at first blush that it’s going to offend someone’

UPDATED: B.C. man guilty of first-degree murder in 2017 Ibex Valley homicide

Edward James Penner, 22, was given the mandatory life sentence for the 2017 slaying of 25-year-old Adam Cormack

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Updated: The Ibex Valley murder trial: what the jury didn’t hear

Some legal arguments were made without the jury present. Those details couldn’t be published until now

Commentary: How Yukon’s federal election candidates would tackle the opioid crisis

Esther Armstrong The overdose crisis continues to have a devastating impact on… Continue reading

Yukonomist: Election 2019: Almost as fun as a hockey pool

The federal election has officially kicked off, and just in time. The… Continue reading

Yukon skateboarders compete at Skate Comp 2019

The event featured nearly two dozen skaters from across the territory and beyond

VeloNorth hosts annual YXY Cross cyclocross race

The race included 92 riders — nearly triple last year’s turnout

Court news, briefly

Some recent news coming out of Yukon courts

City council news, briefly

Some of the decisions made by Whitehorse city council Sept. 9

Runners test their mettle at 37th annual Klondike Road Relay

This year’s relay included 197 teams and 1,877 runners

Yukonomist: How the Yukon saved the economy

During the Klondike gold rush, the prospect of free gold drew more… Continue reading

Most Read