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Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

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A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Dec.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Morning commuter traffic drives over the Robert Campbell Bridge. The City of Whitehorse 2023 capital budget and provisional spending plan to 2026 include a study on the possibility of a second Yukon River crossing in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)

City adopts 2023 capital budget

Spending would total $58 million, providing other funding comes through

Morning commuter traffic drives over the Robert Campbell Bridge. The City of Whitehorse 2023 capital budget and provisional spending plan to 2026 include a study on the possibility of a second Yukon River crossing in and out of Riverdale. (Yukon News file)
A prominent member of Whitehorse’s fire department faces charges including assault with a weapon stemming from events in October. (Yukon News Files)

Whitehorse Fire training officer faces assault charge

Chris Gerrior, 36, is charged with assault with a weapon for alleged attack on woman with ski pole

A prominent member of Whitehorse’s fire department faces charges including assault with a weapon stemming from events in October. (Yukon News Files)
Darlene Jim holds naloxone and a candle at a vigil marking two drug deaths in January.. (Yukon News file)

Coroner confirms 25 toxic drug-involved deaths for 2022

At close of 2022, drug-induced fatalities match 2021 for the number of people lost

Darlene Jim holds naloxone and a candle at a vigil marking two drug deaths in January.. (Yukon News file)
A poster seen outside the Yukon legislature on May 25 reads: “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government publishes work plan on housing

36 action items in response to nine recommendations

A poster seen outside the Yukon legislature on May 25 reads: “We need homes!” (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver speaks in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon government sitting on $55M in surplus

Yukon Party criticizes lack of capital spending; Yukon NDP outlines surplus spending wish list

Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver speaks in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon Ministers Jeanie McLean (left) and Tracy-Anne McPhee (right) speak with MP Brendan Hanley and an unidentified woman at Blood Ties Four Directions on Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Yukon Ministers Jeanie McLean (left) and Tracy-Anne McPhee (right) speak with MP Brendan Hanley and an unidentified woman at Blood Ties Four Directions on Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city council is moving forward on planning for new transit routes. Public engagement on the proposed scheduled is expected in February or March 2023. (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city council is moving forward on planning for new transit routes. Public engagement on the proposed scheduled is expected in February or March 2023. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon Territorial Court found retired teacher Paul Deuling guilty of one of the five sexual misconduct charges he faced. A former student was the alleged victim in all five. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Retired Whitehorse teacher guilty of sexually assaulting student in the 1980s

Territorial court finds Paul Deuling guilty on one of five counts all sharing an alleged victim.

The Yukon Territorial Court found retired teacher Paul Deuling guilty of one of the five sexual misconduct charges he faced. A former student was the alleged victim in all five. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
A man with roses attends a vigil outside the Whitehorse shelter in January. With less public reporting, more Yukoners are learning about sudden deaths through Facebook. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Two sudden deaths in Whitehorse, Mayo: RCMP

Privacy considerations face off against the public’s right to know

A man with roses attends a vigil outside the Whitehorse shelter in January. With less public reporting, more Yukoners are learning about sudden deaths through Facebook. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
Darcy Kasper, the president of the Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017, has written an open letter to Yukon’s deputy ministers of Health and Social Services after nurses were offered retention and signing bonuses. (Marcelo Leal/Unsplash)

Exclusive bonuses for nurses leaves out other Yukon government workers: union

The president of Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017 has sent a message to deputy ministers

Darcy Kasper, the president of the Yukon Employees’ Union Local Y017, has written an open letter to Yukon’s deputy ministers of Health and Social Services after nurses were offered retention and signing bonuses. (Marcelo Leal/Unsplash)
The Yukon Advisory Committee on Missing and Murdered Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ People held a press conference in the clan room of Haa Shagóon Hídi on Dec. 13 in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

‘Pathway to justice’: New document sets MMIWG2S+ objectives in the Yukon

Lack of safe transportation and engaging men and boys added as two new priorities

The Yukon Advisory Committee on Missing and Murdered Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ People held a press conference in the clan room of Haa Shagóon Hídi on Dec. 13 in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Many pharmacy shelves are empty of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofun medication with limits in place for purchasers when it is in stock. Information on how to cut adult tablets to the proper dosage for children is also being provided. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Yukon hospital corp. advises parents on when to visit emergency room

Yukon Hospital Corp. outlines advice for families as respiratory illnesses increase

Many pharmacy shelves are empty of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofun medication with limits in place for purchasers when it is in stock. Information on how to cut adult tablets to the proper dosage for children is also being provided. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Yukon and Canadian flags flap in the wind in Whitehorse on May 31. Premier Sandy Silver met virtually with his provincial and territorial counterparts for the Western Premiers' Conference on May 26 and 27. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Silver sets federal budget wishlist with Trudeau

The premier met with the prime minister following Yukon Days in Ottawa

Yukon and Canadian flags flap in the wind in Whitehorse on May 31. Premier Sandy Silver met virtually with his provincial and territorial counterparts for the Western Premiers' Conference on May 26 and 27. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Map showing the Valleyview South area, including which parties own pieces of land in the area. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)

Valleyview South survey closes today

A survey about the future of the Valleyview South area will close…

Map showing the Valleyview South area, including which parties own pieces of land in the area. (Screen shot/City of Whitehorse)
A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Woman charged with manslaughter for 2021 death in Whitehorse

Berdina Hager, 42, arrested and charged Dec. 7

A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
A polling place sign is seen at Whitehorse City Hall. The Yukon government says it will bring forward changes to the Municipal Act that would increase the term of office for municipal councils in the territory to four years from the current three. (Yukon News file)

YG moves toward four year municipal council terms

Survey shows Yukoners favour longer term of office

A polling place sign is seen at Whitehorse City Hall. The Yukon government says it will bring forward changes to the Municipal Act that would increase the term of office for municipal councils in the territory to four years from the current three. (Yukon News file)
The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom on Nov. 28, 2022. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Yukon Supreme Court revises sentences in two child molestation cases

Conditional sentences ruled innapropriate in these two cases

The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom on Nov. 28, 2022. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Nov.…

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Yukon NDP Leader Kate White scrums with reporters in the Yukon legislature following the final question period of the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon NDP-Liberal deal approaches expiry date

Rent cap, minimum wage, paid sick leave and dental plan are among items in the agreement

Yukon NDP Leader Kate White scrums with reporters in the Yukon legislature following the final question period of the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Nov. 24. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)