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New Design for Yukon's Largest High SchoolFri, May 10th 2013, 09:00
There's a new plan for a new FH. Collins.
Officials from the Yukon Departments of Education along with Highways and Public Works unveiled a new design to replace the aging the high school.
The new design is modeled after schools built in Alberta.
The school will be built to accommodate up to 750 students.
It will also be designed to allow for additions should the French Only High School be relocated to FH Collins.
Deputy Minister of Education Valerie Royle says, the...Read More
Murder Suspect Arrested in HAINESThu, May 9th 2013, 12:20
Twenty years after he allegedly raped and killed a 92-year-old woman in a Utah retirement home, a wanted man living in Haines Alaska is behind bars.
40-year-old Stephen Ellenwood was arrested yesterday after he tried to escape Alaska State Troopers.
Megan Peters speaks for the Alaska State Troopers.
She says a number of police officers including some from Utah tried to arrest the suspect at his Haines home. When they approached the house, the suspect fled into the woods.Read More
Secure Phones for InmatesThu, May 9th 2013, 09:42
A secure inmate telephone system is being installed at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
With reasonable cause inmate calls will be recorded and can be reviewed by Corrections staff.
Trisha Ratel is the Yukon's Director of Corrections.
She says the installation of a secure phone system comes down to safety.
Ratel says up until now, Corrections Staff had no way of monitoring or catching phone calls that may have been made to victims or witnesses.
There was also no...Read More
INJURED MAN AT TRAIL NEAR CGCWed, May 8th 2013, 12:27
An unidentified man is in hospital and police are investigating an incident at a trail near the Canada Games Centre.
Police were called in to determine if a criminal investigation is warranted.
There is little known at this time including the extent of the man's injuries or what exactly happenedRead More
Blue Bins in Porter CreekWed, May 8th 2013, 10:50
Curbside recycling pickup is coming to another Whitehorse neighbourhood.
The Yukon Blue Bin Recycling Society is expanding into Porter Creek.
Graham Lang is the Society's spokesman.
He says, the decision to expand into Porter Creek comes after a successful start in Riverdale.
The Society hopes to get at least 100 households signed up for the service in Porter Creek..
Lang says if that happens, his group will be in a break even position and may even be in a position to...Read More
Liberals React To Eagle Gold No GoTue, May 7th 2013, 13:01
The leader of the Yukon's Liberal party says a delay in a major mining project should come as no surprise.
This week it was learned Victoria Gold will not commence construction on its' Eagle Gold mine this summer as previously planned.
Klondike MLA Sandy Silver says a number of industry insiders predicted a slowdown in the territory's mining sector.
Silver says the government should focus on attracting smaller and more sustainable mining projects to the Yukon.
In a written...Read More
Whitehorse Break InTue, May 7th 2013, 13:00
Whitehorse man is in custody after an overnight break in.
Police say they responded to an alarm at an unidentified Second Avenue business about 1:30 am Tuesday.
RCMP say when they arrived, a window was smashed.
A man was found inside the building with cuts on his hands.
A 47 year old man is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the accused is expected to face charges of break and enter.Read More
Draft Procedures Bylaw Comes To City CouncilTue, May 7th 2013, 12:58
Whitehorse City Council meetings could start earlier.
There's been a few sessions over the past few months which have stretched past 11 o'clock, as council deals with some heavy issues.
A Procedures Bylaw which is in the works would see the start times pushed back from 7:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
In discussing the changes, Councilor John Stricker says he's also going to bring forward an amendment to have the public get their hands on full council agendas earlier.
Other changes...Read More
Environment Yukon Watching Water LevelsTue, May 7th 2013, 12:55
Environment Yukon says it's keeping an eye on the potential of flooding in four areas as the warm temperatures settle into the territory.
Manager of Hydrology Rick Janowicz says it's been an odd spring.
He says the maximum snowpack on the higher elevations usually peaks April 1st.
However, with the cooler, wetter conditions, he says the snowpack's peak this year was May 1st.
He adds that means the snowpack is 20 percent higher with April's precipitation factored...Read More
NDP Question Airport SafetyTue, May 7th 2013, 12:52
The safety of takeoffs and landings at the Erik Nielsen International Airport in Whitehorse is being questioned by the Yukon's Opposition NDP.
Lois Moorecroft brought those concerns to the Legislature during Question Period Monday Afternoon.
Premier Darrell Pasloski says he trusts the Airport staff are complying with Transport Canada Standards.
He also wonders if Moorecroft is implying staff are breaking the law or are negligent.
Moorecroft told the house, during the...Read More