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Encyclopedia > Whitehorse, Yukon
City of Whitehorse, Yukon
Ville de Whitehorse, Yukon
Motto:
Our People, Our Strength (English)
Nos personnes, Notre force (French)
Coordinates: 60°43′00″N 135°03′00″W / 60.716667, -135.05
Country Canada
Territory Yukon
Established 1898
Government
 - City Mayor Bev Buckway
 - Governing body Whitehorse City Council
 - MPs Larry Bagnell
 - MLAs Todd Hardy
Elaine Taylor
Arthur Mitchell
Glenn Hart
Don Inverarity
Archie Lang
Jim Kenyon
Ted Staffen
John Edzerza
Area
 - City 416.43 km²  (160.8 sq mi)
 - Metro 8,488.48 km² (3,277.4 sq mi)
Elevation 670–1,702 m (2,200–5,584 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 20,461
 - Density 49.1/km² (118.6/sq mi)
 - Metro 22,898
 - Metro Density 2.7/km² (7/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
Website: City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt.hoʊɹs/) (2006 population 20,461; CA population 22,898) is the capital of the Yukon Territory of Canada. Whitehorse accounts for more than 75% of the territory's population. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Southern Yukon, including Kluane Park and the Alaska highway Licensed for use in accordance with the GFDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yukon. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Whitehorse City Council is the governing body of the city of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Honourable Lawrence Larry Bagnell, PC, MP, BA, BSc (born December 19, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Todd Hardy (born May 17, 1957) is the Leader of the Opposition in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Arthur Mitchell is the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ...


Whitehorse is located at Historic Mile 918 (current kilometrepost calibration is kilometre 1,425.3) of the Alaska Highway and is the former terminus of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway from Skagway, Alaska (although the rails are still there, the train only goes as far as Carcross now). At the head of navigation on the Yukon River, the city was an important supply and stage centre during the Klondike Gold Rush. It has been the territorial capital since 1953[1], when the seat was moved from Dawson City after the construction of the Klondike Highway. Whitehorse is in the mountain climate region, the tundra soil region, the arctic vegetation region, and the boreal cordillera ecozone. “km” redirects here. ... Map of Alaska Highway (in red) The Alaska Highway, also the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, and the Alcan Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (AAR reporting marks WPY) is a narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska with Whitehorse, the capital of Canadas Yukon Territory. ... Broadway Avenue, Skagway, May 2007. ... The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. ... A typical gold mining operation, on Bonanza Creek. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Klondike Highway is a highway that leads from Skagway, Alaska in the United States to Dawson City, Yukon in Canada. ...


The city gets its name from the White Horse rapids, which were said to look like the mane of a white horse. The rapids have disappeared under Schwatka Lake behind a hydroelectric dam, which was completed in 1958. The White Horse rapids were rapids on the Yukon River in Canadas Yukon Territory, named for their supposed resemblance to the mane of a charging white horse. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Schwatka Lake is a reservoir created by the damming of the Yukon River at Whitehorse. ... Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ...


Whitehorse is a government town, and it is the home of the main campus of Yukon College. A $45 million (CAD) multiplex centre has been built for the Canada Winter Games in 2007. Whitehorse also previously hosted the 1972, 1980, 1986, 1992 and 2000 Arctic Winter Games. Yukon College is a community college in the Canadian territory of Yukon. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Arctic Winter Games is an international biennial celebration of circumpolar sports and culture. ...

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Law and government

Whitehorse is a city under Yukon municipal legislation, and is governed by the Whitehorse City Council, a city council of six councillors and one mayor, elected every three years by eligible Canadian citizens of age 18 or older who reside within city limits. The current mayor, Bev Buckway, was elected October 19, 2006. The Whitehorse City Council is the governing body of the city of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ...


Geography and climate

Downtown Whitehorse seen from the east side of the Yukon River
Downtown Whitehorse seen from the east side of the Yukon River

Like most of the Yukon, Whitehorse has a dry subarctic climate, although with warmer winters than some Canadian prairies cities. Whitehorse experiences annual temperature average daily highs of 21 °C (70 °F) in July and average daily lows of −22 °C (−7.6 °F) in January. Record high temperature was 34 °C (93 °F) in June 1969 and the lowest was −52 °C (−62 °F) in January 1947. Whitehorse has little precipitation with an average annual snowfall of 145 centimetres (4.75 ft) and 163 millimetres (6.4 in) of rainfall. Image File history File links A shot of Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon, taken from the East bank of the Yukon River. ... Image File history File links A shot of Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon, taken from the East bank of the Yukon River. ... Regions having a subarctic climate (also called boreal climate) are characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and brief, warm summers. ... Map of the Canadian Prairie provinces, which include boreal forests, taiga, and mountains as well as the prairies (proper). ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


According to Meteorological Service of Canada, Whitehorse has the distinction of being Canada's driest city, mainly because it lies in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains. Surprisingly, despite its relative cold, Whitehorse was ranked among Canadian cities with the most comfortable climate. The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is a Canadian government agency which provides meteorological information. ... For the television series see Rain Shadow. ... The Coast Mountains are the westernmost range of the Pacific Cordillera, running along the south western shore of the North American continent, extending south from the Alaska Panhandle and covering most of coastal British Columbia. ...


Whitehorse has been described as "pearls on a string", with its residential, industrial and service subdivisions located along the main thoroughfares that carry traffic within city limits, with large gaps of undeveloped (often hilly) land between them. The Alaska Highway is the primary roadway, with branch roads reaching additional subdivisions. One such branch road, signed as "Highway 1A" and following Two Mile Hill Road, 4th Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Robert Service Way, is the main access to downtown, Riverdale and the Marwell Industrial Area. Other branch roads (Range Road, Hamilton Boulevard, Mayo Road) access smaller residential areas and recreational facilities. Map of Alaska Highway (in red) The Alaska Highway, also the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, and the Alcan Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... The Klondike Highway is a highway that leads from Skagway, Alaska in the United States to Dawson City, Yukon in Canada. ...


Transportation

Aerial view of Whitehorse, Yukon, July 1990. The Whitehorse International Airport can be seen on the bluffs to the right of downtown Whitehorse.
Aerial view of Whitehorse, Yukon, July 1990. The Whitehorse International Airport can be seen on the bluffs to the right of downtown Whitehorse.

Whitehorse is served by the Whitehorse International Airport and has scheduled service to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Fairbanks and Frankfurt, Germany (summer months). The airport was developed as part of the Northwest Staging Route in 1941-42 and has two long paved runways. A wartime-era hangar served as terminal building from about 1960, and was replaced in December 1985 with a modern terminal; expansion of the terminal is to be completed in 2010. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Whitehorse International Airport (IATA: YXY, ICAO: CYXY) is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... Whitehorse International Airport (IATA: YXY, ICAO: CYXY) is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... For other uses, see Fairbanks (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ...


During the September 11, 2001 attacks, three aircraft approaching the United States from Asia were diverted to Whitehorse as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, including a Korean Air 747 that was feared hijacked but this was not the case — the plane was low on fuel. Many of the buildings in the downtown area below the airport were evacuated. Those who witnessed the plane's landing said that they saw the Royal Canadian Mounted Police order the crew out at gunpoint. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Korean Air (KSE: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the national flag carrier airline of Korea, with its global world headquarters located in Seoul, Korea. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... RCMP redirects here. ...

Log cabin. All buildings in Whitehorse are limited to four stories.
Log cabin. All buildings in Whitehorse are limited to four stories.

Surface access to Whitehorse is provided by a network of highways, including the international Alaska Highway connecting the Yukon with the Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta highway networks. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 505 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1916 × 2274 pixel, file size: 935 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Three story log cabin in Whitehorse, Yukon I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 505 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1916 × 2274 pixel, file size: 935 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Three story log cabin in Whitehorse, Yukon I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Map of Alaska Highway (in red) The Alaska Highway, also the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, and the Alcan Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked...


There is presently no active railway service to Whitehorse; the city is reached by the unmaintained tracks of the White Pass and Yukon Route, with the last scheduled service to Whitehorse stopping in October 1982. The White Pass Railway started scheduled service from Skagway, Alaska, to Carcross, 45 miles south of Whitehorse, in the spring of 2007 but this was disrupted by high lake water levels in August 2007. Speculation of a trans-continental rail link to Alaska includes one possible route option through Whitehorse; a report has recommended a hub at Carmacks, with a spur line to Whitehorse and on to the Inside Passage of Alaska. The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (AAR reporting marks WPY) is a narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska with Whitehorse, the capital of Canadas Yukon Territory. ... Broadway Avenue, Skagway, May 2007. ... Carcross Golden Spike Monument at Carcross, Yukon Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community and a Reserve in the Territory of Yukon, Canada on Lake Bennett and Nares Lake. ... Yukon River bridge at Carmacks Carmacks is a village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway, and at the west end of the Robert Campbell Highway from Watson Lake. ...


The Yukon River is essentially navigable, but no passenger or freight services use the river at Whitehorse. The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. ...


Within Whitehorse, there are several taxi companies, as well as the city-owned Whitehorse Transit which provides bus service on weekdays and Saturdays from morning until early evening. There is a waterfront tram, known as the "trolley", which provides transport along a short rail section along the Yukon River; it is chiefly tourist-oriented and is not yet integrated into the municipal transit system. Whitehorse Transit is a city owned transit company serving Whitehorse, Yukon. ...


The city road network is adequate, although it is congested during rush hours and discussions occasionally occur as to how it might better be managed, such as designating one-way streets. There are some bottlenecks, such as the single two-lane bridge to the Riverdale subdivision; street surfaces are in fairly good condition


Education

Whitehorse has several schools as part of a Yukon-government operated public school system, and is the home of the main campus of Yukon College. Yukon College is a community college in the Canadian territory of Yukon. ...


There are three high schools (Grade 8 -12):

Nine elementary schools (Kindergarten - Grade 7):

  • Christ the King Elementary (Catholic)
  • Holy Family Elementary (Catholic)
  • Elijah Smith Elementary
  • Golden Horn Elementary
  • Hidden Valley Elementary (outside of city limits)
  • Jack Hulland Elementary
  • Selkirk Elementary
  • Takhini (pronounced TUH-KEENIE) Elementary
  • Ecole Whitehorse Elementary (partial French Immersion)

One Primary School (Kindergarten - Grade 3):

  • Grey Mountain Primary

One French First Language school (Kindergarten - Grade 12):

  • Ecole Emilie Tremblay

Specialized programs:

  • Wood St. School (programs are attended by students drawn from the high schools)
  • Individual Learning Centre (for students who have had trouble in the regular school program, and are not attending school)

The Catholic Schools of Whitehorse are attended by Catholic and non-Catholic students.


Outside of the one French First Language school, the territory does not have school boards; they do, however, have school councils for each school, composed of elected citizens (including parents of students in the school) and the administrators of the school. All teachers work directly, as Yukon Territorial employees, for the Department of Education.


Whitehorse also has Yukon College, a post-secondary institution with ties to the University of Northern British Columbia.


Sports

Whitehorse has no major junior sports teams; however, local high school teams play teams based in Alaska from time to time during a sports year. The local business community sponsors a number of local teams for baseball, hockey and soccer.


Arts and culture

Some of the tourist attractions in Whitehorse include Miles Canyon, the S.S. Klondike sternwheeler, the Yukon Transportation Museum, the MacBride Museum, the Old Log Church Museum, the Beringia Centre, Yukon Gardens, "Log Skyscrapers," the Whitehorse fish ladder, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Takhini Hot Springs, and the Yukon visitor center. A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ... The Bering land bridge, also known as Beringia, was a land bridge roughly 1600 km (1000 miles) north to south at its greatest extent, which joined present-day Alaska and eastern Siberia at various times during the ice ages. ... Pool-and-weir fish ladder at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River Fishways, most commonly referred to as fish ladders but also known as fish passes, are structures placed on or around man-made barriers (such as dams and weirs) to assist the natural migration of diadromous fishes. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or...


Whitehorse supports a thriving, vibrant art and music scene, hosting several music festivals every year. In the dead of winter the Frostbite Music festival warms things up with everything from funk to klezmer punk and much more.


Army and Air Cadet Force

An aerial view of Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Centre
An aerial view of Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Centre

Located just outside of downtown Whitehorse, Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Centre (WCSTC) offers a variety of cadet based courses and activities throughout the summer. Most of these courses last 6 weeks and are mainly leadership and adventure oriented. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 802 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An aerial view of WCSTC, taken Summer 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 802 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An aerial view of WCSTC, taken Summer 2006. ...


Communications and media

Television

Whitehorse has two local television stations, one being an ad channel and the other a community posting board, both in slideshow style format with radio in the background; also, the regional Yukon bureau of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation contributes daily to the regional pan-northern newscast that originates in Yellowknife. CBC television established a TV transmitter in Whitehorse in 1968, using the Frontier Coverage Package until Anik satellite broadcasts became available early in 1973. In addition, some local TV programs are produced for APTN. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Motto: Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Coordinates: Country Canada Territory Northwest Territories Region North Slave Region Established 1936/1937 Government  - City Mayor Gordon Van Tighem  - Governing Body Consensus government  - Legislature List of Yellowknife MPs and MLAs Area  - City 105. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Anik could refer to The Anik satellites launched by Canadian telecommunications company Telesat. ... Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, or APTN, is a Canadian television network which airs and produces programming made by, for, and about Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ...

  • Channel 6 - CFWH, CBC North
  • Channel 7 - CBFT-15, SRC
  • Channel 11 - CHWT, APTN

Whitehorse is served by a cable television company: WHTV (Northern Television Systems Ltd.), founded in 1958, but purchased by Northwestel as of 1 September 2007, carries 71 analog channels plus a digital service; Northwestel will invest and upgrade the system for HDTV late in 2007. As with all of Canada, direct satellite TV is available from Canada's two competing providers, Star Choice and Bell ExpressVu. CFWH is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Whitehorse, Yukon. ... CBC North is the name for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations radio and television service in the Canadian Arctic. ... CBFT is the flagship station of the Radio-Canada network in Montreal, Quebec. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, or APTN, is a Canadian television network which airs and produces programming made by, for, and about Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of orbiting communications satellites located 37,000 km (22,300 miles) above the earths surface. ... Star Choice is Canadas second direct broadcast satellite television distributor (the other being Bell ExpressVu), and is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada that provides satellite television service across Canada. ...


Radio

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... CFWH is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 570 AM in Whitehorse, Yukon. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CKRW is a radio station in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CKRW is a radio station in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CHON is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 98. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... CIAY is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 100. ... CBUF is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canadas La Première Chaîne network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CBU-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of the CBC Radio Two network in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Print

Whitehorse has two newspapers. The Whitehorse Star, founded in 1900, progressed from a weekly to twice-weekly, three-times weekly during the 1960s, ran five times per week briefly around 1980-1983, and has been published five times per week since about 1986. The Yukon News, founded in 1960, was a weekly until the late 1970s, and currently prints three times a week. Whitehorse also has periodicals for local special interests, such as L'Aurore boréale for the francophone community, and What's Up Yukon for everybody


Telecommunications

Internet service, including broadband service, is available from a number of local providers, including the cable television and telephone companies. The local telephone service provider is Northwestel. This article needs to be wikified. ...


Notable Whitehorsians

Although he grew up mostly in Dawson City, Canadian author Pierre Berton was born in Whitehorse. Robert W. Service started writing poetry when he moved to Whitehorse. Other famous people from Whitehorse include Senator Ione Christensen and actor Tahmoh Penikett (whose father served as premier of the Yukon). The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Pierre Francis Berton, CC, O.Ont, BA, D.Litt (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist. ... Robert W. Service Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer. ... The Honourable Ione Jean Christensen, CM (born October 10, 1933) is a Canadian senator. ... Tahmoh Penikett (born May 20, 1975 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) is a Canadian actor. ...


Audrey McLaughlin was leader of the federal New Democratic Party (1989-1994) during the time she lived in Whitehorse and served as federal Member of Parliament for Yukon (1987-1997). Another Member of Parliament, Erik Nielsen (brother of actor Leslie Nielsen), was the Yukon's first cabinet minister in Ottawa, and served as interim Leader of the Opposition in 1983. The rock band The Moffatts are also from Whitehorse. The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ... Erik Hersholt Nielsen, P.C., D.F.C., Q.C., LL.B., (born February 24, 1924) is a former Canadian politician and longtime Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon. ... Leslie William Nielsen OC (born February 11, 1926) is a Canadian born American comedian and actor. ... This is a list of the Leaders of the Opposition of the Yukon Territory, Canada, since 1978 when responsible government was given to the territory. ... The Moffatts were a four brother band composed of Scott, Clint, Bob and Dave Moffatt. ...


Former NHL players Bryon Baltimore and Peter Sturgeon were born in Whitehorse. Actress Amy Sloan is also from Whitehorse. Bryon Donald Baltimore (born August 26, 1952 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) is a former NHL and WHA player. ... Peter Sturgeon (born February 12, 1954 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) is a retired NHLer. ... Amy Sloan (born May 12, 1978 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) is a Canadian actress. ...


Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census: The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

• Population: 20,461 (+7.4% from 2001)
• Land area: 416.43 km² (160.78 sq mi)
• Population density: 49.1 people/km² (127.2/sq mi)
• National population rank (Out of 5,008): Ranked 186th
• Median age: 35.1 (males: 34.8, females: 35.3)
• Total private dwellings: 8,631
• Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 8,280
• Mean household income: $60,139

References: Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Footnotes: The data has not yet been released and is based on 2001 Census. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


See also

Bob Smart's Dream, a 1906 poem by Robert Service that speculates about the Whitehorse of the future Bob Smarts Dream is a poem written by Robert W. Service while he lived in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ...


References

  1. ^ The Whitehorse Interactive Traveller's Guide History->Facts->Whitehorse->The Name "Whitehorse". Retrieved on 2006-07-03.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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