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A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on Mar. 8. In a 4-3 vote, Whitehorse city council voted to have administration first consider changes to the vehicle-for-hire bylaw around gender-based violence and women’s safety before looking at other aspects of the bylaw that could address vehicle safety. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

City of Whitehorse prioritizing gender-based violence for taxi bylaw changes

Staff directed to consider gender-based violence and women’s safety first

 

A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on Mar. 8, 2022.(Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

City of Whitehorse pulls cab company licenses over bylaw infractions

Linked companies will get chance to appeal.

 

A rally in support of efforts to improve taxi safety was held on the steps of city hall in Whitehorse on Mar. 8, 2022.(Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Rally for safer taxis held in Whitehorse

Rally follows survey in which women describe harrassment, unsafe conditions

 

Taxi safety will be the focus of a Whitehorse council and administrative roundtable discussion in early March. (Black Press photo)

Whitehorse council, administration roundtable will focus on taxi safety

Women’s organizations address council about the issue

Taxi safety will be the focus of a Whitehorse council and administrative roundtable discussion in early March. (Black Press photo)
A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)

Report details assault and harrasment in Yukon taxis

Nearly 70 per cent of survey respondents had felt unsafe in a cab

A report from the Yukon Women’s Coalition says taxis in the territory are not reliably safe transportation for women. (Black Press file photo)
A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Online survey investigates taxi safety

Two women’s advocacy groups have launched an online survey collecting Yukoners’ negative…

A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

City issued 26 taxi violation tickets in 2020: bylaw services

City council and staff addressed recent concerns regarding taxi safety on Jan. 2

A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. Whitehorse’s city staff and council have responded to concerns regarding taxi safety circulating social media and reported by the News last week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

KDFN chief expresses ‘outrage’ after citizen with appropriate voucher denied cab rides

The citizen was trying to get from Whitehorse airport to the hospital to see his dying brother

Cab classes continue to be offered, free of charge, through January

Roughly 30 drivers have taken mandatory training

Victim in alleged Whitehorse hit-and-run sues taxi driver, Premier Cabs

Vincent Charlie alleges that he continues to suffer from the impacts of the Feb. 8 crash

Whitehorse to require taxi training if council passes bylaw change

Proposal comes after women’s groups raise safety concerns

Changes proposed for Whitehorse cab companies

New rules include madatory training for drivers, hardwired cameras

Taxi driver arrested after pedestrian struck outside Salvation Army

Victim, 40, taken to hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries

Whitehorse city council to review taxi bylaw

Whitehorse city council will review its vehicle-for-hire bylaw. The bylaw was rewritten…

Three of four Whitehorse cabs had mandatory cameras switched off

Bylaw amendments proposed in wake of safety concerns

City of Whitehorse tells taxi passengers who feel unsafe to not travel alone

Suggestion criticized by advocates for placing burden of safety on passengers, not taxi companies

Take action on taxi assaults, women’s groups tell City of Whitehorse

‘Taxi cab drivers sexually assaulting women in taxis is not a new issue’