Snow

Heavy snow load collapses a roof overhang on the volunteer fire department building in Faro at the corner of McQuesten and Ross roads, seen here on March 8. The Yukon government is prepping for more flooding in advance of snowpack melts. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

300,000 sandbags ready to go in Yukon but ‘too soon to sound the alarm’

March snow survey confirms high snowpack across the territory, while flood forecast remains murky

 

City crews continue working to clear snow off of city streets. Here they work on Pelly Road in Riverdale Feb. 14. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse council boosts snow budget; will review snow policy

City adds $450,000 to current efforts, policy to be reviewed for the long-term

 

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Snow takes its toll on City of Whitehorse

Long and short term solutions considered

 

City crews clear mounds of snow in Whitehorse in a file photo. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning on Feb. 3 for Whitehorse, Watson Lake, Teslin and Cassiar Mountains regions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Winter storm expected to drop 20 to 30 cm of snow in southern Yukon

Environment Canada advising travellers to postpone non-essential travel

City crews clear mounds of snow in Whitehorse in a file photo. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning on Feb. 3 for Whitehorse, Watson Lake, Teslin and Cassiar Mountains regions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Mayor Laura Cabott addresses reporters on Feb. 1 about the city’s plans to deal with record snowfalls. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Snow, snow everywhere: Whitehorse ramping up removal efforts

City provides update on snow removal efforts

Mayor Laura Cabott addresses reporters on Feb. 1 about the city’s plans to deal with record snowfalls. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

High-traffic roads prioritized for Whitehorse snow clearing this week

Takhini, Whistle Bend and Downtown are next on deck for service

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The sun peeks through the ice fog over the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse Monday. A break from the cold temperatures is expected by the end of the week, according to Environment Canada. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Yukon cold snap expected to last until Sunday evening

Bundle up Yukoners, a nasty cold front is moving through on the way to the east.

The sun peeks through the ice fog over the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse Monday. A break from the cold temperatures is expected by the end of the week, according to Environment Canada. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering its snow and ice control policy for the upcoming winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Major snowfall makes for great ski conditions in Whitehorse

Environment Canada says there is 58 cm of snow accumulation.

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering its snow and ice control policy for the upcoming winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon RCMP give winter driving tips to safely navigate icy and snowy roads

‘It’s once again time to shift into winter driving,’ says Inspector Rob Nason of the Yukon RCMP

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse in 2021. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse roads reprioritized for snow clearing

Priorities set for winter road clearing

Whitehorse city council has approved updates to the snow and ice policy. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse snow-clearing route could see changes

New streets could be added to priority list for plowing, sanding

City crews clear mounds of snow from a residential area in Copper Ridge in Whitehorse on March 16, 2021. The City of Whitehorse is considering changes to its snow and ice control policy ahead of the 2021/2022 winter season. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukoner Brandon Cormier strikes gold at X Games Aspen

The 24-year-old rookie won gold in the snowmobile freestyle event

Whitehorse plows have tough time keeping up with 20-cm snowfall

‘It’s hard to try and keep up while it’s snowing’