Genesee Keevil

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Liberals chomping at the bit

The Liberals have a lengthy to-do list. And, if elected, they've promised to start checking it off within the first 100 days. "Our priorities will include addressing the housing crisis, safeguarding our energy future...

  • Oct 7th, 2011 9:00am

Putting First Nations first

"We need a better working relationship on government-to-government issues at all levels, but especially with our First Nations partners," said Liberal Leader Arthur Mitchell on Friday.

  • Oct 7th, 2011 9:00am

Campaigning from Vancouver General

Cherish Clarke's voice is weak and raspy. But the Takhini-Kopper King Liberal candidate is still going strong - running her campaign from a Vancouver hospital bed.

  • Oct 7th, 2011 9:00am

From dinner table debates to party politics

One minute, Arthur Mitchell was a pre-med student at University of Pennsylvania, scooping ice cream for pocket money. The next, the Liberal leader found himself at the end of the road in Atlin.

  • Oct 7th, 2011 8:59am

NDP churns up dirt in Laberge

Mike Simon made a political faux pas early in his election campaign. He was honest. "I am fresh to this level of politics and maybe a little naive," said the Lake Laberge Liberal candidate.

  • Oct 7th, 2011 8:59am

A cheque Yukoners can’t cash

The Liberals won't be investing millions of taxpayer dollars in asset-back commercial paper, said leader Arthur Mitchell. In fact, the Liberals plan to make such investments illegal.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 9:00am

Putting public servants first

There are public servants in Whitehorse too scared to hammer Liberal signs into their yard, says Arthur Mitchell. "At the door, they say they're going to vote for me," said the party leader.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 9:00am

Teen dies in dirt bike crash

Cody Kelpin died in a Vancouver hospital after losing control on his dirt bike on Monday afternoon. The 18-year-old was ripping down 12th Avenue in Porter Creek "popping wheelies" and had attempted to pass a vehicle on the passenger side just before he crashed, according to an RCMP release.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 9:00am

Libs pad teachers’ wallets

The Liberals want to give teachers’ a tax break. “Teachers regularly open their wallets to ensure their students have a good education,” said former superintendent of public schools and Liberal Mountainview candidate David Sloan...

  • Oct 3rd, 2011 9:45pm

Caring for the walking wounded

When Arthur Mitchell broke his wrist last year, he was in surgery by the next morning. "My injury was not life threatening, but it was dealt with immediately, because it was patently obvious," said the Liberal leader.

  • Sep 30th, 2011 9:00am

Homeless lessons from Alaska

When Scott Ciambor rolled into Whitehorse for this year's Klondike Road Relay, he was surprised to see tents on the lawn of the legislature. "At first, I thought it was runners camping to cut costs on hotel rooms,"...

  • Sep 30th, 2011 9:00am

Ditching digitalized staking

The Liberal Party has deleted digitalized staking from its platform. Last week, after Liberals announced they would introduce legislation allowing prospectors to stake claims online, Klondike Liberal candidate Sandy Silver took some heat.

  • Sep 30th, 2011 9:00am

Couple arrested after officer wounded

A police officer has been flown to Vancouver for medical treatment after being shot at and wounded in Haines Junction on Monday morning.

  • Sep 28th, 2011 9:00am

No birthday parties for Mump and Smoot

Michael Kennard and John Turner communicate better in gibberish. The two clowns got so good at it during their stint at New York's Second City comedy club they became known as "the poster boys of gibberish.

  • Sep 28th, 2011 9:00am

Liberals tackle trades

The Liberals would build a new trades wing at FH Collins, if elected. It would cost $10 million, said Riverdale South candidate Dan Curtis on Monday.

  • Sep 26th, 2011 9:40pm

Officer targeted in Haines Junction

A police officer was shot at in Haines Junction this morning. A member of the Haines Junction RCMP was investigating a reported break and enter...

  • Sep 26th, 2011 9:27pm

Uncommon Journeys’ end

Uncommon Journeys' sled dogs need new homes. The high-end Yukon adventure company is closing, selling all its yurts, cabins and gear and giving away more than 20 Alaskan huskies.

  • Sep 21st, 2011 9:00am

Liberals let royalties lie

The Liberals aren't going to mess with placer or hard-rock royalties. "Unlike the NDP, we have no plans to raise royalties or fees on placer miners or hard-rock miners," said Liberal Leader Mitchell.

  • Sep 21st, 2011 9:00am

Yukoners get French humour from Australia

Eva Hamburg has a phobia of bears. So, when the Australian director found out she was flying to Whitehorse to direct the Guild's current show, God of Carnage, she was "terrified."

  • Sep 21st, 2011 9:00am

Liberals draw on Outside power

The Yukon's power grid needs to be linked to the Outside, says Arthur Mitchell. This is a top priority, despite the $1-billion-plus bill, said the Liberal leader on Tuesday.

  • Sep 21st, 2011 9:00am