Mr. Silver: I have a question about the Whistle Bend subdivision. During the planning stages of this development, the Liberal caucus offered the government two pieces of advice: make the lots affordable, and don’t make them the size of a postage stamp. The government ignored both suggestions.
After an extended period of time — a time when there were no government lots for sale in Whitehorse at all — we are now in a situation where there are lots that clearly missed the market demand. It comes back to poor planning. At the height of demand there were no lots available and now, as demand starts to slip, there are small, overpriced lots that the public doesn’t seem to want. It has been more than six months since the lots went up for sale and 75 percent remain unsold.
Why did the government take so long to get these lots on the market, and why are they so overpriced that people can’t afford them?Read more
Whitehorse: A national consultation on the future of 911 services in Canada is an ideal time for Yukoners to show their support for expanding services beyond Whitehorse, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver. The CRTC has appointed a Commissioner to lead the review and invited Canadians to share their thoughts on how 911 services could be improved. The findings will be presented to the CRTC by the end of May 2013.Read more
Whitehorse: It’s time for Premier Pasloski to finalize the transfer of the Top of the World Golf Course to the City of Dawson and to end the battle he started with community members, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.Read more
Whitehorse: With the opening of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse just days away, Yukon Liberal Interim Leader Darius Elias made a statement to welcome all of the visiting Arctic delegations, encourage all participants, and to cheer on Team Yukon’s athletes.Read more
Dawson City: Sandy Silver, Klondike MLA and Liberal Critic for Community Services, is drawing attention to what he is calling “a major gap in employment standards in the Yukon”.Read more
Whitehorse: A three and a half hour debate on the Yukon’s housing crisis provided plenty of opportunity for the government and Official Opposition to fight with each other and little discussion about finding solutions, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.Read more
Whitehorse:Liberal Community Services Critic Sandy Silver made the following statement today on the Ecojustice drinking water report card:Read more