A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council at its Aug. 8 meeting as well as other city happenings.
City welcomes new family
The City of Whitehorse will provide transit passes for one year and 10-punch Canada Games Centre cards to two refugee families coming to Whitehorse.
At Whitehorse city council’s Aug. 8 meeting, council voted to provide the bus and CGC passes to members of a family of six coming from Pakistan and a family of two coming from Eritrea. Yukon Cares is sponsoring each of the families and made the request for the passes. The city has previously provided similar donations to refugee families coming to the territory.
Before voting in favour, council members voiced their support to offer the passes to the new families with Coun. Kirk Cameron describing it as a small gesture of welcome.
A total of $4,978 will be used from council’s donation account…