Ashley Joannou

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What’s half a billion more? Federal government readies Faro mine cleanup

Cleaning up the mess left behind by the former Faro mine could cost the federal government more than half a billion dollars on top of the $350 million it has already spent, federal officials say.

  • Jun 28th, 2017 12:54pm

Bill C 17 passes second reading

Bill C-17, the federal bill that would scrap controversial changes to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, made it through second reading in the House of Commons this week.

  • Jun 26th, 2017 2:10pm

Sheepish toe thief returns pilfered digit to Dawson City by mail

Dawson City’s homesick sourtoe has found its way home. The desiccated human digit, which made national news when it disappeared last week, was mailed back to the Downtown Hotel June 22.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 12:33pm

So long, senator: Dan Lang retires

Yukon’s senator has announced he is retiring. Dan Lang told the Senate June 22 that he will be walking away as of August 15 after eight and a half years on the job.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 12:10pm

In search of one missing desiccated human toe

A thief took advantage of a five-finger discount and walked off with one of Dawson’s most famous toes.

  • Jun 20th, 2017 12:46pm

Whitehorse’s new rainbow crosswalk damaged

Whitehorse RCMP have opened a file after the city’s new rainbow crosswalk was damaged.

  • Jun 14th, 2017 12:55pm

Goeppel enters not guilty pleas

Former Liberal candidate Tamara Goeppel entered not guilty pleas to charges she is facing under the Elections Act.

  • Jun 14th, 2017 12:54pm

Spring sitting wraps up

The spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly wrapped up June 13. It was the first chance for nearly all of the Liberal MLAs to be part of a full sitting. Prior to the last territorial election Premier Sandy Silver was the only Liberal with a seat.

  • Jun 14th, 2017 12:24pm

Faro mine remediation plans take shape

After nearly two decades of caring for the abandoned Faro mine site, the federal and territorial governments are getting closer to coming up with a remediation plan.

  • Jun 12th, 2017 3:02pm

First Nation and Goldcorp spar over Coffee mine consultation

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and Goldcorp are at odds over whether there has been enough consultation on plans to build the Coffee gold mine south of Dawson City.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 1:10pm

Yukon Party gets new representative on election boundaries commission

The Yukon Party has a new representative on the territory’s electoral district boundaries commission.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 1:08pm

Environment Yukon says black substance found in Porter Creek did not reach the water

Environment Yukon says it has no evidence that contaminants found outside of a contentious property in Porter Creek reached the water.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 1:07pm

YG releases rules for its financial advisory committee

The Yukon government has released terms of reference for the committee in charge of coming up with solutions to the territory’s future financial woes.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 1:06pm

Canada Post culling underused mailboxes in Whitehorse

Canada Post is removing a dozen mailboxes from around Whitehorse because it says they’re not getting used enough.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 12:50pm

YG promises carbon tax consultations as Yukon Party pushes for GST rebate

The Yukon government says it will consult with Yukoners on the upcoming federal carbon tax but details about when that might happen are still not available.

  • Jun 7th, 2017 1:07pm

Parks Canada eyes Kathleen Lake campground expansion

A Parks Canada proposal to expand the campground at Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park may offer some relief for frustrated Whitehorse-area campers.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:13pm

Inquiry offers counselling to help families cope after testifying

As the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wrapped up its first set of Whitehorse hearings June 1, staff said plans were already in place to help families cope with the emotional toll that may have come from testifying.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:08pm

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women speak out in Whitehorse

After only one day of testimony, the chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls already knows she’ll be coming back to the territory to hear more.

  • May 31st, 2017 12:37pm

Cost of relevelling Ross River School pegged at $1.2 million

Engineers estimate it will cost another $1.2 million to repair the Ross River School only two years after the government spent nearly $2 million doing similar work.

  • May 29th, 2017 1:32pm

Yukon prepares to host first MMIWG inquiry hearing next week

Yukon prepares to host first MMIWG inquiry hearing

  • May 26th, 2017 12:44pm