- Human Rights Case Wraps Up
- Sima Summit Part Two
- Leef Says Robocall Issue Dead
- MacBride Museum App
- Whitehorse Gets Shipshape
Final submissions have been made to a Yukon Human Rights Tribunal in the case of two girls who allege they were sexually harassed by their former employer in Haines Junction.
The lawyer for the Yukon Human Rights Commission was the only person to make a final submission.
The respondent, Sid Quenneville, was informed of the hearing into his alleged conduct but for unknown reasons chose not to participate and was not represented.
In her closing statements Colleen Harrington told the board the two complainants had provided enough evidence to show there was inappropriate conduct shown by Quenneville of a sexual nature.
Harrington says he should have known at the time it was unwelcome.
Both complainants were underage...Read More
The Great Northern Ski Society says it is getting closer to coming up with a solution to its funding woes.
The second part of the Sima Summit to discuss the future of Mt. Sima was held Thursday night.
Society Board Director Patti Balsillie says the 30 stakeholders on hand agreed the hill needs to become more of a community hub, and increase its fanbase in order to be successful.
Balsillie says that could mean offering a cheaper rate for their products to attract more visitors, and spark more interest.
She says it was also agreed a new operating and governance model is needed in the fall so Sima can be more efficient and smart with their expenses .
Balsillie says the Board and Stakeholders will have recommended...Read More
Yukon's MP believes the robocalls issue is over when it comes to his riding.
Ryan Leef is responding to a ruling from a Federal Court about the robocalls scandal which arose during the 2011 Federal Election.
The judge found evidence of fraud in the form of misleading robocalls, but ruled it wasn't of sufficient scale to justify overturning the 2011 election results.
Leef says the way he reads the judges ruling, the matter is closed for Yukon.
He says he does not expect the matter to go any further.
But, the eight voters who received the calls and launched the court challenge may still take the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada.
You may see a lot more people looking at their I-pads while visiting a Yukon museum this summer.
A new Yukon company has just partnered with the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, to launch an app that accentuates the visitor experience to a museum.
Interpretour for Exhibits provides everything from additional information to audio and video about the museum's exhibits.
Company President Chris May unveiled the technology at the museum on Thursday.
MacBride Museum Chair Keith Halliday says the board and staff are thrilled to be the first museum to offer this kind of technology.
Interpretour was partially funded by the Yukon's Department of Economic Development
The Canadian launch for the technology will take place...Read More
A new active living event put on by the City of Whitehorse will run on Sunday.
Get Shipshape on the Waterfront is being held in conjunction with the Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Events start with a pancake breakfast at Shipyards Park at 10:30 am.
This will replace the traditional pancake breakfast put on during a weekday by the City.
Community Engagement Coordinator Mia Lee says even though pancakes will be served during an event which promotes active participation, she says the breakfast is moving towards more healthy food.
Events include a bike safety rodeo for kids, a zumba dance party, and a yoga session lead by Ryan Leech.
Leech will also get on his bike and do some stunts at 3:30.Read More