Ashley Joannou

Half the Yukon now covered by staking bans

The Feb. 1 staking ban, combined with others that are already in place, means more than half of the Yukon is currently withdrawn from new staking, including all of the Kaska’s traditional territory in the Yukon.

Yukon expands availability of naloxone kits

Naloxone, the drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, will soon be available in more places in the Yukon.

Temporary shelter slated to open in downtown Whitehorse

Updated: Ten temporary shelter beds are scheduled to open this week in downtown Whitehorse and remain open until the end of April.

Weekend weather increases avalanche risk

High winds, warm temperatures and fresh snow are all part of the forecast for this weekend and that trifecta has weather watchdogs warning about increased avalanche risk in Yukon’s backcountry.

Federal money flows during minister’s visit

A federal minister was in Whitehorse this week and she opened the government’s purse strings.

Turning to tech to preserve a language

Growing up with her grandparents, Nicole Smith was familiar with a handful of Southern Tutchone phrases.

Yukon school curriculum gets a reboot

The Yukon Department of Education is rolling out a new curriculum for every student in the territory.

Soil contamination delays opening of new Salvation Army shelter

Fuel contamination downtown has delayed the opening of Whitehorse’s new Salvation Army facility.

City gives green light to micro apartment project

A proposed micro-housing project that could add 10 affordable apartments to downtown Whitehorse has gotten the go-ahead from the city.

Yukon government files its Peel arguments with the Supreme Court of Canada

The First Nations fighting the government over the Peel are confident the area will end up being protected the way the original commission intended, even if the current government doesn’t come right out and say so in its latest court documents.

Council delays vote that would give councillors first peek at agenda

Whitehorse City Council is waiting until next month before it decides whether to change when council’s agenda packages are made public.

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 kitten rescued after 30 hours stuck in a tree

Chelsea the kitten had one of her nine lives saved Jan. 17 after spending more than 30 hours trapped atop a 23-metre-high spruce tree near Kookatsoon Lake.

City staff suggest council nix potential drive thru

Staff are recommending Whitehorse City Council not allow a proposed drive-thru at the Kopper King property near Porter Creek.

Home health monitoring program gets up and running

A pilot project aimed at helping people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to use technology to stay healthier at home is about to get started in Yukon.

Friends, colleagues remember ‘feisty’ Florence Roberts

When Florence Roberts was interviewed in 2006 about her plans to run for Whitehorse City Council, she called herself “a candidate that walks the walk and talks the talk.”

Yukon’s legal aid names new executive director

The Yukon Legal Services Society, which runs legal aid, has a new executive director.

City staff suggest council nix potential drive thru

Staff are recommending Whitehorse City Council not allow a proposed drive-thru at the Kopper King property near Porter Creek.

City of Whitehorse preparing to reveal list of tax laggards

Whitehorse residents who still owe the city property taxes are being given a heads up before their names get published in the newspaper.

Ross River bridge to be fully repaired

Years after the community’s protests saved the Ross River footbridge from near certain destruction, the Second World War-era bridge will be stable enough to walk on once again.