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Yukon Emergency Medical Services is hemorrhaging money. "We're (overbudget by) $480,000 with four months to go," wrote protective services director Rick Smith in a November email obtained by the News.
Liz Evans houses drug addicts, alcoholics and the mentally ill. "Sometimes they die," said the executive director of Vancouver's Portland Hotel Society. But more often, they thrive.
Whitehorse's hardest-to-house lost a champion this week. The Northern City Supportive Housing Coalition is withdrawing its proposal to build a 20-room supported apartment complex in downtown Whitehorse.
After one year in Whitehorse, John Jones is considering quitting his high-paying job, packing up his young family and heading south.
The Porcupine caribou herd is being tested for radioactivity. "It's not something we usually test for," said Yukon research scientist Mary Gamberg.
A liquid that was spilling into the Yukon River this week near Boston Pizza remains a mystery. "We don't know what it is, where it's coming from or how much spilled," said Environment spokesperson Nancy Campbell on Thursday.
Behind the grand Victorian facade at 56 Almond in Porter Creek, there's hand-drawn calligraphy, pickled Japanese plums, tatami mats and a savage massage chair shipped over from Tokyo. The smell of gobo fills the immaculate kitchen.
On Friday, a mysterious substance was discovered flowing into the Yukon River. The substance is seeping up through the soil near Boston Pizza in Whitehorse and is flowing across the ground into the Yukon River.
Dawson City's four-day arts and culture celebration kicked off yesterday, marking the 11th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).
Jessica Hickman was sick of standard theatre. So the local dancer teamed up with Whitehorse theatre junkie Sam B. Good and started writing grant proposals. Six months later, with $39,000 in arts funding, the pair held auditions.
If there are youth in Whitehorse trading sex for shelter, Chris Nash hasn't met them. The emergency youth shelter co-ordinator has been on the job for three and a half years, working for Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.
Dawson's orange alert For the last two weeks, a mysterious orange substance has been floating down the Yukon River in Dawson. "The material on the river is 'the talk' of town," wrote Dieter Weise in an email on Thursday.
Whistle Bend Way is a pricey piece of pavement. The new subdivision access corridor cost $6 million for the first kilometre. That's almost double what it cost to build the Hamilton Boulevard extension.
On Wednesday, conservation officers captured and relocated a brown-coloured black bear in the Mount Sima Road area. "In the past two weeks, we got over 40 calls about this bear," said Environment spokesman Dennis Senger.
Storing hazardous waste in the middle of a residential neighbourhood is A-OK, according to the Yukon's Environment Department. As long as you have a permit. And the residents at 15 Maple Street, in Porter Creek, have one.
The city of Yellowknife has a full-time homelessness co-ordinator. Dayle Hernblad has been on the job for six years and has overseen the construction of a youth shelter, a 32-unit transition home for men.
Shiela Alexandrovich's garden is acting a bit bipolar this summer. The organic Yukon gardener filled one of her beds with celery. And half the plants are 30 per cent bigger than the others.
On Friday, Stacey Hassard announced he was challenging the Pelly-Nisutlin MLA for the Yukon Party nomination. "I'd heard rumours that he was going to challenge me, so I asked him," said Horne.
Two registered nurses are setting up shop at the Salvation Army Chapel. The clinic will help "Yukoners who have no fixed address," said Health Minister Glenn Hart in a release Tuesday.
Doctors for the down-and-out Whitehorse's homeless may soon have their own medical clinic.