Graeme McElheran

Graeme posted 248 stories to Yukon News.
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School reforms still charge user fees

TAMALE, Ghana Mohammed started following me the moment I stepped off the bus in northern Ghana. That was hardly unusual; bus stations in Africa are…

  • Apr 21st, 2007 3:00am

Environmentalism a foreign concept in Africa

KUMASI, Ghana John Kufuor, the president of Ghana, is in an enviable position. Named chair of the African Union in January, he leads the only…

  • Apr 14th, 2007 3:00am

British offer technology, French offer French in post colonial era

KUMASI, Ghana It’s been 200 years since the British outlawed slavery and triggered the demise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

  • Mar 31st, 2007 3:00am

Chiefs determined to protect their land from miners

LAKE BOSUMTWI, Ghana It was a mistake to simply hand over the Schnapps as soon as we sat down with the elders of Abonu village.

  • Mar 24th, 2007 3:00am

The deaths of illegal miners reveal a social fault line in Africa

OBUASI, Ghana Every few months Daniel Spies finds dead bodies. The managing director at AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

  • Mar 3rd, 2007 4:00am

legend of slavery omits reality in africa

It’s hard to imagine 1,000 men and women packed into these dank underground dungeons for months at a time.

  • Feb 24th, 2007 4:00am

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Journalist’s death could tarnish Ghana’s image KUMASI, Ghana During the evening of Friday February 9, 2007, Samuel Ennin was shot…

  • Feb 17th, 2007 4:00am

Government contracts outside for school advice

The Education department sole-sourced a $70,000 contract to a Victoria-based consulting company to help decide what kind of school to build in…

  • Dec 2nd, 2006 4:00am

Government balks at razing outfitter lodge

Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie refused to order the destruction of an illegal outfitter camp built on the Bonnet Plume River.

  • Dec 2nd, 2006 4:00am

Abandoned cats stalk Beaver Creek

Fifty below is no place for a kitty. But dozens of cats and kittens have been roaming Beaver Creek in freezing temperatures since a local woman…

  • Nov 30th, 2006 4:00am

Ta’an chief calls for solidarity

Ruth Massie is feeling confident. The returned chief of the Ta’an Kwach’an Council beat longtime rival Bonnie Harpe, winning a clear…

  • Nov 28th, 2006 4:00am

Venerable outdoorsman dies at age 77

Legends live on. Dick Person may be one of them. The internationally known teacher, paddler and mountaineer who called the Yukon home for many years…

  • Nov 25th, 2006 4:00am

Private health not likely in remote areas: CMA

The popular public-private health-care debate is largely irrelevant, according to the Canadian Medical Association.

  • Nov 25th, 2006 4:00am

Five new doctors in Yukon this year

The brain-drain trend of Canada’s doctors fleeing to the United States appears to be reversing, according to the Canadian Medical Association.

  • Nov 23rd, 2006 4:00am

‘Bonanza grade’ at Keno mine prompts spending push

Exploratory drill results at the Keno Hill mine site are so good, Alexco Resource Corporation is counting in kilograms.

  • Nov 23rd, 2006 4:00am

Massie returned as Ta’an chief

Ruth Massie was elected chief of the Ta’an Kwach’an Council on Monday. She took 124 votes, compared to her challenger, Bonnie Harpe, who…

  • Nov 23rd, 2006 4:00am

Government trails Vuntut Gwitchin measures

The Yukon government and the Porcupine Caribou Management Board have no plans to follow the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s lead in imposing a…

  • Nov 21st, 2006 4:00am

Doctors push incumbent Yukon Party on smoking

Unexpectedly, the bass started to thump. About 30 doctors gathered at the Yukon Medical Association’s annual general meeting moved to the…

  • Nov 21st, 2006 4:00am

Massie, Harpe square off in Ta’an election

The Ta’an Kwach’an Council is taking its second kick at the democracy can. And the usual suspects are running again.

  • Nov 18th, 2006 4:00am

Yukon Energy plans require Whitehorse diesel

If two copper mines near Minto and Carmacks start using hydroelectricity, Whitehorse’s diesel generators will be required during peak energy…

  • Nov 18th, 2006 4:00am