Ashley Joannou

In a town built for thousands, Faro’s 400 souls dream big

Faro was once a boom town. Most of the people are long gone, but the streets and houses remain.

Yukon researchers use silicone oil to transport and preserve permafrost samples

Core samples of Yukon permafrost are on a 5,000-kilometre journey to Ottawa to be part of a permanent museum exhibit on the Arctic.

Shovel ready: Researchers to publish guide on work life balance for prospective miners

A pair of researchers from the University of Vienna travelled nearly 7,500 kilometres to get a sense of what it’s like for Yukon workers who work by travelling in and out of mining camps.

Ross River First Nation’s housing in ‘crisis,’ chief says

The chief of the Ross River Dena Council says his community is in the middle of a housing crisis.

Canada’s parliamentary poet laureate heads north

Even the most successful writers lean on the experience of others when researching an unfamiliar topic.

  • Jan 18, 2017

Yukon to bolster procurement training

Yukon College has signed an agreement to offer a diploma program in supply management training. That's the technical term for people who buy and sell stuff in the territory.

Backlog of accessibility cash available

The Yukon Association for Community Living has about $70,000 to hand out to individuals who need help improving their mobility or businesses that want to increase accessibility.

Employment standards investigating defunct ski society

The Great Northern Ski Society owes more than $13,000 in unpaid employee wages, according to the government's employment standards branch. A certificate was issued last week.

Journal belonging to one of Yukon’s oldest settlers is uncovered

A journal recounting the travels of one of the Yukon’s earliest settlers has been discovered decades after it was thought to have been lost in a fire.

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.

74 year old remains stuck in jail

Raymond Hureau has been in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre since May. The prosecutor doesn't want him there. His lawyer doesn't want him there.

Health minister critical of NDP

Health minister critical of NDP The government's health minister is accusing the NDP of taking credit for an inquest into the deaths of two women who had been treated at The Watson Lake Community Hospital.

Cheaper solar panels a boon to YG’s retrofitting project

The Yukon government is looking to double the amount of solar energy collected on the roof of its main administration building.

Federal justice committee may travel north

The federal committee saddled with looking at FASD in the justice system may be coming up to Whitehorse next month.

Guild launches its season with Myth of the Ostrich

Brian Fidler and Clare Preuss exude a remarkable amount of calm considering what they’re planning to do less than a week from now.

Three candidates vie for AFN seat

Two political veterans and one newcomer want to be the Yukon's representative at the Assembly of First Nations. The list of candidates for the Yukon regional chief was released Wednesday.

Convicted hunting guide faces Yukon charges

An American man who pleaded guilty to wildlife charges in the U.S. is now facing accusations in Yukon court. Ronald Martin, 72, from Haines is charged with more than two dozen new wildlife-related offences.

RCMP nab problem drivers

Yukon RCMP stopped more than twice as many drivers as last year as part of Canada Road Safety Week.

White Pass cancels its herbicide plans

The company was in the process of applying to spray the chemicals in Yukon, but on Friday Environment Yukon was told the application was being withdrawn.

B.C. man acquitted of cocaine charge

A Yukon judge has found a man not guilty of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She ruled there wasn’t enough proof he had ever possessed the drugs in the Yukon.