Whitehorse city council

Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)

May 1 could mark the start of the 2021 food truck season

Lottery for downtown sites set for April 28

Food trucks gather on Steele Street between Front and Second for the annual Street Eats Festival in Whitehorse on August 12, 2019. (Julien Gignac/Yukon News file)
A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

First two readings passed on Whitehorse e-bike bylaw

Delegate calls on city to consider age restrictions and further regulations

A cyclist rides along the Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse on a frigid Feb. 9. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of an e-bike bylaw that would designate how e-bike riders can use city trails. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Change of plans approved for city hall

Project would see 1966 city hall demolished

Whitehorse City Hall at its Steele Street entrance. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)

City news, briefly

A look at city council matters for the week of April 12

Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)

October opening eyed for Dairy Queen

Will depend on everything going according to plan

A city map shows the property at 107 Range Road. The zoning is now in place for developers to proceed with plans for a Dairy Queen drive-thru. If plans proceed on schedule the new restaurant is anticipated to open in October. (Cyrstal Schick/Yukon News)
Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)

Drive-thru approved by Whitehorse city council at 107 Range Road

Rezoning could pave the way for a Dairy Queen

Artist’s rendering of a Dairy Queen drive-thru. At its April 13 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved a zoning change to allow a drive-thru at 107 Range Road. Developers sought the change to build a Dairy Queen there. (Submitted)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse City Council this week

Bylaw amendment Whitehorse city council is moving closer with changes to a…

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis announced Jan. 14 that he intends to seek nomination to be the Yukon Liberal candidate for Whitehorse Centre in the 2021 territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Mayor Dan Curtis listens to a councillor on the phone during a city council meeting in Whitehorse on April 14, 2020. Curtis announced Jan. 14 that he intends to seek nomination to be the Yukon Liberal candidate for Whitehorse Centre in the 2021 territorial election. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. Whitehorse city council is concerned over infrastructure funding that has yet to be approved by the Yukon government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. Whitehorse city council is concerned over infrastructure funding that has yet to be approved by the Yukon government. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse City Council this week

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Cars pass a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse on April 21, 2020. At Whitehorse city council’s Feb. 15 meeting, members were presented with a report detailing plans that could potentially see speed limits reduced from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr along Second and Fourth avenues and 30 km/hr on all other downtown streets. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Speed limit changes expected in spring

30 and 40 km/hr speed limit will be proposed downtown

Cars pass a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse on April 21, 2020. At Whitehorse city council’s Feb. 15 meeting, members were presented with a report detailing plans that could potentially see speed limits reduced from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr along Second and Fourth avenues and 30 km/hr on all other downtown streets. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. The City of Whitehorse is unable to move ahead on tendering for a number of planned infrastructure projects until the territorial government has its 2021 budget in place. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City awaits YG budget to determine project plans

Would normally begin procuring for projects in January, February

City council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. The City of Whitehorse is unable to move ahead on tendering for a number of planned infrastructure projects until the territorial government has its 2021 budget in place. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Subject lot is a proposed development at 107 Range Rd. which has Whitehorse city council considering the possibilities for drive-thrus along the Alaska Highway corridor. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Range Road drive-thru contemplated

Rezoning comes forward to council

Subject lot is a proposed development at 107 Range Rd. which has Whitehorse city council considering the possibilities for drive-thrus along the Alaska Highway corridor. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Addressing city council in new ways

Call-in or write-in options now provided to delegates

A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse City Council this week.

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
The City of Whitehorse is releasing a report detailing the public feedback received over the proposed changes to the transit system. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Transit report released

Document details survey results on modernized route plan

The City of Whitehorse is releasing a report detailing the public feedback received over the proposed changes to the transit system. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file City of Whitehorse city council meeting in Whitehorse on Oct. 5, 2020. Some procedures bylaw changes were proposed at Whitehorse city council’s Jan. 18 meeting that would see a few changes to council meetings and how council handles certain matters like civil emergencies.

City’s operating budget approved

Property owners will see 0.34 per cent rise in taxes

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file City of Whitehorse city council meeting in Whitehorse on Oct. 5, 2020. Some procedures bylaw changes were proposed at Whitehorse city council’s Jan. 18 meeting that would see a few changes to council meetings and how council handles certain matters like civil emergencies.
A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St. next to a new development in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St. next to a new development in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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)
A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St., next to a new development at 1306 Centennial St. in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. City council members were presented with a public hearing report on the proposed rezoning of the lot from the current Residential Single Detached to Residential Multiple Housing (modified) zone during the Feb. 1 meeting. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Concerns expressed over Porter Creek rezoning

Eight unit development proposed for 1308 Centennial St.

A house sits on the property at 1308 Centennial St., next to a new development at 1306 Centennial St. in Porter Creek in Whitehorse on Nov. 3, 2020. City council members were presented with a public hearing report on the proposed rezoning of the lot from the current Residential Single Detached to Residential Multiple Housing (modified) zone during the Feb. 1 meeting. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)