Watson Lake

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, speaks to media at a press conference about COVID-19 in Whitehorse on March 30. The Yukon government announced three new cases of COVID-19 in Watson Lake on Oct. 23. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Three new COVID-19 cases identified in Watson Lake

The Yukon government has identified three locations in town where public exposure may have occurred

 

Two doctors in Watson Lake say they are at risk of losing their housing due to a Yukon Housing Corporation policy that only allows one pet per family. (Wikimedia Commons)

Healthcare workers in Watson Lake say housing pet policy could force them to leave

The Yukon Housing Corporation has threatened evictions for having more than one pet

 

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Chris Irvin, who’s been a Watson Lake councillor for five years and has been serving most recently as deputy mayor, was elected as the southern Yukon town’s mayor in a byelection Oct. 8.

Chris Irvin reflects on new role as Watson Lake’s mayor

Councillor was pleased with support in his bid to run as mayor

 

Watson Lake councillor becomes town’s mayor

Chris Irvin takes 43 per cent of the vote in byelection

Nominations closed in Watson Lake byelection

Four candidates are running for mayor

Watson Lake to hold mayoral byelection

Residents of Watson Lake will elect a new mayor on Oct. 8.…

Watson Lake mayor resigns following fraud, forgery charges

Cheryl O’Brien is accused of defrauding the Watson Lake Riding Association

Watson Lake man charged with gun offences after break-and-enter

Alfred Magun, 60, was arrested and charged with eight offences

Tender issued for new municipal services building in Watson Lake

The building is to house a fire hall and public works shops

Logger wants YG to improve logging, biomass industry in Watson Lake

YG spokesperson said biomass could be scaled up

Watson Lake hotel takes town to court over accommodation levy

In its petition, the Big Horn Hotel & Tavern argues that the levy is, in fact, a tax

Crown, defence ask for 10 years’ parole ineligibility for Watson Lake murderer

Travis Dennis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in May for killing Andy Giraudel in 2016

Yukon man found guilty of sexually abusing two girls

The man was found guilty of three counts of sexual interference and acquitted on two others

Fire near Robert Campbell Highway prompts evacuation alert

The alert means people should be prepared to leave within two hours of an evacuation order

Sentencing hearing held for man who killed Watson Lake elder in 2016

Alfred Chief Jr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing 87-year-old Olson Wolftail in 2016

Liard First Nation launches Watson Lake shuttle service

‘We think it has a lot of potential’

Alkan Air to cancel Watson Lake flights

‘I’m not sure what kind of arrangements are going to be made’

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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 Watson Lake killing

Alfred Chief Jr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing Olson Wolftail, 87, in 2016

Gasoline tanker spills fuel after Alaska Highway crash

Highway still closed as officials investigate

Liard First Nation regains control over finances from third-party manager

As of April 1, LFN will be managing its own federal funding for the first time since September 2014