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Hundreds in Whitehorse attend protests against COVID-19 health restrictions

Hundreds of people attended two separate protests in Whitehorse this weekend, to voice their disapproval of current public health restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.In Whitehorse, both protests were organized by an organization...

Whitehorse city council approves 4-year, $130-million capital budget

Whitehorse's city council approved a four-year, $130-million capital budget that sets aside funding to infrastructure projects including buildings, roads, the Whistle Bend pond and downtown streets. Mayor Laura Cabott said the budget allows the city to...

Accessibility should be considered when removing snow in Whitehorse, residents say

Over the past few weeks, the Yukon has received record-breaking amounts of snow. As of this week, there's about 60 centimetres on the ground.That's making it's difficult to get around the streets  — and...

Philippines typhoon hits close to home for some Whitehorse residents

Whitehorse resident Leziel Johnstone was at work when she first heard that a typhoon had reached Kabankalan, the city in the Philippines where her sister lives."I was terrified ... I just cried because at that time,...

Yukon skier heading to the 2022 Winter Olympics

Whitehorse-born cross-country skier Dahria Beatty secured a spot on the Canadian Olympic team after finishing second during the Olympic trials in Canmore last weekend."To actually have that selection locked up is definitely a big...

Frigid temperatures force Whitehorse Food Bank to close Saturday

The Whitehorse Food Bank announced they are closing to the public on Saturday due to extreme cold temperatures.  This was scheduled to be the first ever Saturday distribution. "We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone,"...

Whitehorse records snowiest December since 1980, says Environment Canada

After more than 21 days of snow, December 2021 marks Whitehorse's second snowiest on record, according to a federal meteorologist.The level of precipitation this month has been at 280 per cent of the December average, said Armel Castellan,...

2021 to go out with a bang: New Year's Eve fireworks are back in Whitehorse

Designing and planning a fireworks show takes months of preparation — just ask Warren Zakus and Kiara Adams of Midnight Sun Fireworks."It is fun, but it's an awful lot of work, too" Zakus said on CBC Yukon's noon radio...

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