I have landed at Whithorse around 50 times in every month of the year over the last 31 years, most recently last week. I have never landed on 01-19 and never really needed to. I never like to see runway closures but this one really does not make much difference in my opinion. I thought it was closed years ago.
I posted this in the Western Canada forum, but thought this might be useful information for anyone transiting through Whitehorse on the way to/from Alaska. Some potentially serious consequences from a local airport management's unilateral and un-consulted decision!