Housing tops list of 6 priorities for Whitehorse city council


Whitehorse’s city council has set its road map for the next two years.

In a unanimous vote, councillors adopted six strategic priorities, outlined in the 13-page City of Whitehorse Strategic Priorities 2022-2024.

Housing tops the list.

Coun. Ted Laking said that sends a “huge signal to the community.”

“We’re looking at things like planning the next subdivision. We’re looking at things like streamlining, permitting and even getting commercial land out,” he said.

Housing was a central part of the mayor’s and the councillors’ campaigns during the last municipal election, in October 2021.

In the 13-page document, it states that while the city has continued to increase the housing supply, it hasn’t

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