Graeme McElheran

Building memories on the river

A lot of people in the Yukon can relate to Brett Rogers’ dream. He’s a 24-year-old guy from Ontario with a driving ambition in life…

Health department funds fundraisers

The Yukon wants to spend $22 million on state-of-the-art medical technology. But it needs a little help from its friends.

Economic forum draws party faithful

Three black suits sat on a podium, talking about economics. Two were contenders — Dennis Fentie and Arthur Mitchell, elected leaders and…

Government defends athletes’ village decisions

There’s a very good reason why an athletes’ village for the 2007 Canada Winter Games has ballooned more than 10 times the original…

Yukon politicians get ‘F’ on ethics

Yukoners have the lowest ethical expectations of their politicians in all of Canada, according to a new federal report.

Carmacks assaults keep cops busy

Carmacks RCMP had their hands full Saturday morning. Police received a distress call at about 8 a.m. from a local residence, where they found a man…

Shoddy regime crippling investment

Under the existing Yukon fiscal and regulatory regime, the territory is not a good place for companies to invest, says the Canadian Association of…

Local farmers winning battle of the fertilizers

“Know your farmer.”   Heidi Marion squinted in the sunlight at rows of vegetables growing in a tilled field where, last summer, an…

Mining expert slams government initiatives

Joan Kuyek talks about externalities. Hang on a moment — don’t flip the page. This is important.

‘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.

Government unsteady at the helm

Five days into the spring sitting of the legislative assembly, and the Yukon Party wants a week off. Why? An Easter break, said Premier Dennis…

Hardy returns for final week of campaign

As passengers exited Air North flight 506 on Friday, many wondered aloud what the fuss was about. Why were television cameras waiting to greet them…

Government’s job unfinished as legislature closes

The Yukon Party government has a lot of unfinished business on its plate as it approaches the end of its mandate.

First Nations approve hydro line proposal

The Yukon Energy Corporation has a new memorandum of understanding with Yukon First Nations to build a hydroelectric transmission line between…

Mine preparing to power up

If Yukon Energy Corp. can build it, Sherwood Copper Corp. will come. Last week, the two corporations signed a letter of intent to build and use a…

Sentencing postponed in Olson murder case

After Dean (Johns) Boucher took the blame for Robert Olson’s 2004 murder on Thursday, the court must now decide how it will treat Mark Lange.

Staffing shortage saps otherwise strong economy, says panel

Whitehorse businesses are suffering from the same problem. Staffing. “This staffing crisis is a major issue in Alberta, and we’re…

Appeal successful for accused

Haakon Anrtzen will have another day in court. The former Yukon Party MLA for Copperbelt, who resigned his seat in disgrace last year after being…

Ombudsman report repeats privacy concerns

The Yukon’s privacy legislation is outdated and ineffective, says privacy commissioner Hank Moorlag.

Land review process altered

Public reviews on land sales in the Yukon just got a lot less visible. The Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Act took effect in…