- Whitehorse Man Sentenced For N.B. Crime
- 'Don't Drink And Drive,' Reminds Whitehorse RCMP
- New Culinary Program At Yukon College
- Government Questioned on Northern Housing Trust
- Golf Club Deal Still Debated In Question Period
Whitehorse RCMP is reminding the public not to drink and drive this holiday season.
Corporal Shawn Pollard said they do catch more people during check stops this time of year.
“It certainly does ramp up a little bit this time of year,” he said. “We try to be on the road as much as we can.”
Pollard added that there have been checkstops every weekend since the beginning of December and some during the week.
He reminds that if you get caught, there are a lot of consequences including a criminal record, fine and driving prohibitions.
According to Pollard, on average RCMP probably catch three or four people a week in Whitehorse.Read More
Starting in January, Yukon College will be offering a new Skills for Employment in Culinary Arts program.
The 15 credit program runs from January 5th to March 31st.
Manager of Food Services and coordinator for the Culinary Arts program Gene Batton said it will be a good program to introduce people to the basics of cooking.
“Especially for those that are thinking about pursuing the career it’s going to introduce them into it,” he said, “and expose them to this world of cooking.”
Batton added that things like the Food Network really help pique peoples interest in cooking.
The college already offers a one-year culinary arts certificate program, which is one of their more popular programs.
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Yukon's Liberals want to know where the rest of the Northern Housing Trust is going.
During the last question period of the fall sitting on Thursday, Liberal leader Sandy Silver wondered why the government was spending money on energy efficiency in homes, when the $17.5 million fund was earmarked for affordable housing in 2006.
Silver brought forward a suggestion as to where the government could spend the money.
"The Dawson daycare has completed a feasibility study for a new building. It would include affordbale housing units for staff who are not highly paid,” said Silver. “The plan would, as they say, kill two birds with one stone.”
Instead of providing energy efficient windows for everyone, Silver said the government...Read More