Philippe Morin

Philippe Morin is a reporter based in Whitehorse. Follow him on Twitter @YukonPhilippe.

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City of Whitehorse to bid for 2027 Canada Winter Games

The City of Whitehorse is looking ahead to 2027, with plans to bid on hosting the Canada Winter Games. City councillors approved the idea with a unanimous vote June 14.

Whitehorse's new fire hall is officially up and running

Firefighters in Whitehorse are now using a new fire hall. The $3.8 million project was officially opened June 17. The new building will allow quick access onto Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

Yukon 211 helpline running out of funding

A non-emergency telephone service needs more funding to continue picking up Yukoners' calls. The new service's initial funding was part of an emergency pandemic response, but advocates say it's proven valuable and should be made permanent.

School safety improvements pledged for Whitehorse after 'close calls'

A news conference about school safety evoked a traumatic childhood memory for Whitehorse mayor Dan Curtis. He recalled seeing a child die in a road accident in 1978 and said he hopes new investments can prevent similar tragedy.

Give people a chance, say landlords housing vulnerable clients in Whitehorse

Two landlords in Whitehorse say there's no risk in giving vulnerable clients a chance as tenants. A program called Landlords Working to End Homelessness has been looking for space for clients who otherwise would have a hard time finding housing.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation plans lots for new housing

A part of Whitehorse that's used mainly for nature walks is set to be developed into housing as the Yukon government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation are planning for a new residential development.

Artwork thanks every single person who worked at Yukon College

A new public piece of art in Whitehorse thanks people who played a part in Yukon College's formative years from 1988 to 2020.

Runner's challenge: Every street in Whitehorse

A Whitehorse runner has completed a challenge to run every single street in Whitehorse at least once. It took four months and about 650 kilometers.

'Fire them,' say protesters of 2 Yukon Party MLAs caught in text scandal

"It's just so crude and disrespectful," said one of the protesters who gathered outside Yukon's legislature Tuesday. The protesters say anti-bullying training is not an appropriate consequence for two MLAs who made vulgar remarks about political opponents in a group text.

Daycare spaces remain scarce in some Yukon communities

Parents in Yukon now have subsidized daycare, but in some communities there is a shortage of available space.