Ashley Joannou

Golden Age Society gets federal cash

Whitehorse’s seniors’ centre, the Golden Age Society, has received $18,000 from the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Whitehorse city council OKs the purchase of two new buses

The City of Whitehorse is getting two new buses. At its meeting Feb. 27, council approved the purchase of two new buses to be delivered sometime in 2018.

Makeshift ice bridge to West Dawson collapses

Updated: West Dawson residents are going to have to travel even farther if they want to make it into town following a collapse in the ice Feb. 25.

Air North agrees to accept responsibility and pay after spill in Old Crow

Air North has agreed to a string of conditions to avoid a possible conviction under the Fisheries Act after 1,100 litres of diesel was spilled in Old Crow more than two years ago.

YG prepares for possible court battle over Dawson wastewater plant

Before he became premier, Sandy Silver referred to Dawson’s wastewater treatment facility as the WTF. The reference to a curse word is one way someone might describe the plant that, years after being built, still doesn’t work quite right, according to the government. Now the territory is prepared to take its builder — Corix Water Systems — to court.

Goeppel to stay on as assessment board chair: Liberals

The Yukon government says it has no plans to remove a former Liberal candidate from a territorial property assessment board while she faces charges related to her election campaign.

More work planned for Dawson’s historic CIBC building

Dawson City is hoping to do more work on the old CIBC building to help preserve the historic site.

DJ and dancers deconstruct, reconstruct Tlingit songs

Two familiar acts from the Yukon arts and culture scene have come together to fuse Tlingit songs and electronic dance music into a one-of-a-kind multimedia show.

Faulty component at Whitehorse dam knocks out power to most of the Yukon

Updated: A problem with the biggest hydro turbine at the Whitehorse dam knocked out power to most of the territory for a few hours on Feb. 18.

Three new appointees named to Yukon Water Board

The Council of Yukon First Nations has filled two empty spots on the territory’s water board.

Whitehorse council votes to continue releasing council packages on Fridays

The agenda and detailed information packages that go along with Whitehorse City Council meetings will continue to be available to the public on Friday afternoons.

RCMP charge former Liberal candidate over use of proxy ballots

The RCMP have charged a former Liberal candidate in the 2016 territorial election with violating the Yukon Elections Act.

Multi million dollar renos underway at Whitehorse airport

Whitehorse’s airport is getting a facelift.

Dawson artist puts feelings to canvas

When Dawson City artist Jackie Olson starts a new piece of work her first step is to cover the entire canvas in yellow paint.

  • Feb 15, 2017

Warm, wet weather prompts road closures

Record-breaking warm temperatures had some people in Whitehorse basking in the sun over the last few days.

A broken water meter leads to a flood of bills for a Whitehorse condo corp

A Whistle Bend condo corporation is asking city council to refund more than $18,000 in water bills after its water meter was broken for 14 months.

KDFN one step closer to land registration changes

The Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Yukon government have officially signed off on changes moving the First Nation one step closer to being able to register settlement land without losing aboriginal title.

Japanese films make their Whitehorse debuts

Filmmaker Linda Ohama was at home in Canada in 2011 when news broke of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that devastated the coastal Tohoku region of Japan.

  • Feb 10, 2017

Yukon jeweller set to show at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is considered one of the “big four” fashion events in the world. Along with weeks in Paris, Milan and New York City, it’s a chance for fashionistas of every stripe to strut their stuff and for top designers to have their creations seen by an international audience.

Watson Lake employees prepared to strike

Updated: Watson Lake’s approximately 20 municipal employees are prepared to go on strike after failing to negotiate a new contract with the town.