Whitehorse

The Yukon government’s conceptual design for the Alaska Highway at Robert Service Way. (Screen shot/Yukon government)

The changing face of the Alaska Highway: improvements planned for 2022

The Yukon government will submit its plans in the next month

 

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue and Baxter Street beginning the week of Sept. 6. (Courtesy/City of Whitehorse)

One lane closed on 4th and Baxter in Whitehorse starting Sept. 6

Crews will begin working on a storm sewer extension at Fourth Avenue…

 

This City of Whitehorse map shows where a new paved trail is being installed along Range Road. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

Trail work underway at Range Road

Work to install a paved trail along part of Range Road is…

 

The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)

City seeks ideas for Whitehorse South trail plan

Charette scheduled for Sept. 2 at Shipyard’s Park

The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan. (City of Whitehorse/Screen shot)
Whitehorse downtown will play host to a Larrikin Theatre scavenger hunt on Sept. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Larrikin Theatre will host scavenger hunt in downtown Whitehorse on Sept. 22

The theme will be 18th century medicine to aline with Larrikin’s next show The Ressurectionists

Whitehorse downtown will play host to a Larrikin Theatre scavenger hunt on Sept. 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
New signs are being installed downtown to inform residents of the new speed limit to come into effect Aug. 23 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Slow speeds, more buses: changes imminent on Whitehorse roads

Get set for new speed limits, more buses on the road

New signs are being installed downtown to inform residents of the new speed limit to come into effect Aug. 23 (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse awaiting green light to relax measures at CGC, city hall

It’s unclear how city will proceed with COVID-19 rules after Aug. 4

A city council meeting in Whitehorse on Feb. 8. It is not yet clear what the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will mean for City of Whitehorse facilities and when the public will be able to attend meetings in-person. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Omar Alghabra, the federal minister of transport, announces $135 million in federal funding for work on the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse on July 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Federal cash announced for North Klondike Highway

$135 million will be spent on reconstruction and technology

Omar Alghabra, the federal minister of transport, announces $135 million in federal funding for work on the North Klondike Highway in Whitehorse on July 29. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
This map shows the road closure and planned detour via Sixth Avenue beginning the evening of June 25 and expected to end the evening of June 26. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)

Section of Fourth Avenue closed June 25 to 27

The closure is need for the work to tie-in a water main as part of the Cook Street reconstruction project

This map shows the road closure and planned detour via Sixth Avenue beginning the evening of June 25 and expected to end the evening of June 26. (City of Whitehorse/Submitted)
Israr Ahmed speaks at a vigil at the Whitehorse Mosque to honour the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on June 10. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukoners gather to honour Muslim family killed in London

Like many communities across the country, Yukoners came together to honour the Muslim family murdered in London Ontario

Israr Ahmed speaks at a vigil at the Whitehorse Mosque to honour the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on June 10. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New Whitehorse bylaw would reduce downtown speeds to 40 km/hr

If adopted, new speed limits would come into effect mid-July

Cars race past a speed limit sign on Second Avenue. Whitehorse city council is considering a bylaw that would see the speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Tables and chairs have once again returned to the concourse of the Canada Games Centre. Those visiting the CGC are asked to wipe down the tables after each use. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Canada Games Centre lifting restrictions

Some ‘self-imposed’ restrictions lifted as larger reopening plan considered

Tables and chairs have once again returned to the concourse of the Canada Games Centre. Those visiting the CGC are asked to wipe down the tables after each use. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Mike Thomas/Yukon News file
A fox runs across the street at Main Street and Third Avenue.

A new project seeks to learn more about Whitehorse fox populations

A new project to monitor and improve the understanding of urban foxes living in Whitehorse will begin this year

Mike Thomas/Yukon News file
A fox runs across the street at Main Street and Third Avenue.
Fire chief Jason Everett (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City launches emergency alert system

The city is calling on residents and visitors to register for Whitehorse Alert

Fire chief Jason Everett (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. If council moves forward with bylaw changes, eating and drinking establishments could set up pop-up patios in on-street parking spaces. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Patios may be popping up in Whitehorse this summer

City considers program for downtown restaurants and bars

Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. If council moves forward with bylaw changes, eating and drinking establishments could set up pop-up patios in on-street parking spaces. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Visitors from Ushiku, Japan visit the Carcross Desert as part of the exchange program Ushiku and Whitehorse have. The previously annual exchange has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)

Whitehorse-Ushiku sister city exchange cancelled

Officials said the exchange is cancelled due to COVID-19

Visitors from Ushiku, Japan visit the Carcross Desert as part of the exchange program Ushiku and Whitehorse have. The previously annual exchange has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19. (Submitted)
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)

Food trucks confirmed for five downtown locations

2021 menu will see grilled cheese, noodles, burgers, ice cream and donuts

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)
The site that will become a new skate park in Whitehorse is seen April 27, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
The site that will become a new skate park in Whitehorse is seen April 27, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Plans unveiled for NGO hub in downtown Whitehorse

The owners of Lumel Studios plan to build an four-storey building on their lot

Mel Baker-Johnson and Luann Baker-Johnson, owners of Lumel Studios, announced a vision for a four-story NGO Hub on their land in downtown Whitehorse on April 22. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Winterlong team brews up a little Witch Craft

Craft brewer celebrates International Women’s Day with limited-edition beer

Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)