Ashley Joannou

Opposition parties decry throne speech as short on details

The Yukon Liberals launched their first substantial sitting of the legislative assembly April 20 with a speech from the throne that offered few surprises or details beyond what could already be gleaned from their election platform.

Dawsonites keen on new apartment building

In Dawson City, where a lack of affordable rental apartments is a perennial problem, residents were quick to jump at the chance to move into a new multi-unit apartment building opening in June.

YG committee ponders regulations for legal pot

At least one local business owner wants to open a recreational marijuana shop once it becomes legal in the territory.

Former Yukon commissioner Jim Smith dies

One of the Yukon’s longest serving commissioners has died.

Legislative assembly’s spring sitting starts tomorrow

Yukon MLAs are set to be back in the legislative assembly tomorrow. Aside from a one-day sitting in January, this spring sitting will be a first for Premier Sandy Silver’s Liberals.

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.

Opposition wants government to move faster on contracts

The Yukon government says changes to when contracts for seasonal projects are handed out will be implemented, but not until next year.

Whitehorse firefighters pluck woman from clay cliffs

A woman who slipped and tumbled 30 metres down Whitehorse’s clay cliffs was cold but unharmed when she was rescued by Whitehorse firefighters April 3.

Electrical rebate renewed

The Yukon government has renewed the territory’s interim electrical rebate.

Tentative deal reached in Watson Lake strike

Watson Lake and the union representing 22 locked-out municipal workers have come to a tentative agreement, the Yukon Employees Union announced April 3.

Inquiry seeks participants

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will begin in Whitehorse the week of May 29.

Proposed mine near Ross River begins assessment process

Plans for a potential new mine southeast of Ross River have officially begun working their way through Yukon’s environmental and socio-economic approval process.

Silver announces super sized special warrant

Premier Sandy Silver has issued what appears to be the biggest special warrant ever to come out at the beginning of a Yukon fiscal year.

Minutes reveal scant details on Whitehorse city manager’s ouster

Minutes from the council meeting where Whitehorse’s city manager was fired provide a bit more information on where councillors stood on the decision.

Earth moves under Whistle Bend continuing care facility

Problems in the ground have halted work on two parts of the multi-million-dollar continuing care facility being built in Whistle Bend.

Watson Lake municipal employees go on strike

Watson Lake’s municipal employees are on strike. The town locked out its 22 employees this morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Whitehorse considers sole sourcing data storage

City staff are recommending that Whitehorse City Council sole-source a contract to give the city more data storage space.

Future of the Peel now in Supreme Court’s hands

The case surrounding the future of the Peel watershed has been heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.

YG says it’s trying to recruit more foster parents

The assistant director of Yukon’s family and children’s services says the territory doesn’t need more group homes, even though children as young as three are currently living in group care because there aren’t enough foster parents.

This cardboard story isn’t flat

In this day and age, everyone should be applauded for recycling. But there’s recycling and then there’s what Brian Fidler and his team have decided to do with the massive piles of used cardboard they’ve collected.