- Changes To Raven Recycling
- City Holding Budget Open House
- Predicting Yukon Weather A Challenge
- Air North flight attendants take job action
- Black bear spotted at Yukon College
Raven Recycling in Whitehorse said they will no longer accept non-refundable material.
The society said as of October 15th, they won't be taking items such as mixed paper, cardboard, tin, glass, plastics, styrofoam, and milk cartons.
President Jacqueline Bedard said it costs 330 dollars per tonne to process the material, and the government and city fund less than half of that.
Executive Director Joy Snyder is encouraging customers to either use P and M Recycling, the Blue Bin Society, or recycling facilities at the landfill.
Snyder said the system is broken, and changes to the recycling regime are long overdue.
It's a first for Air North.
The companies flight attendants have taken job action, and won't be providing any non-essential services in flight.
Essential services are outline by Transport Canada and include all safety procedures but not in flight services, although water will be available for passengers in flight.
President of the Yukon Employee's Union Steve Geick says, some of the sticking points in bargaining include scheduling, fully paid sick leave and vacation time.
Air North President Joe Sparling says they will bargain in good faith and treat workers fairly.
Sparling says the job action could be a little premature as there is another bargaining session scheduled for next week.
Those who frequent Yukon College in Whitehorse need to be bear aware.
Environment Yukon says a small black bear has been spotted around the campus, showing up on the front steps of the Yukon Arts Centre.
The department's Dennis Senger believes it's the same one that's been spotted around the area over the past week.
Senger says two live traps, and signs have been set up warning people of the bear.
Conservation Officers were also busy over the weekend, dealing with a grizzly bear which wandered into a live trap at Marsh Lake, and say a wounded bear in the Deep Creek area north of Whitehorse is still on the loose after being spotted on Friday morning.
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