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Phones down at five taxi companies

elephone lines are out of service at five Whitehorse cab companies, and the owner has yet to explain why.

Whitehorse mourns two killed in highway crash

Whitehorse residents have been hit hard by the loss of two young people this week. Clare Cherepak, 15, and Brendan Kinney, 20, died after a car crash on the Alaska Highway in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Committee calls for chinook fishing ban

The Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee has recommended a full closure on chinook salmon fishing this year as run numbers continue to plummet.

Yukon bypasses travel agents for flight booking

The government is piloting a program to do its own flight bookings, cutting local travel agents out of the loop.

No questions allowed at Peel pitch

Ministers Brad Cathers and Currie Dixon did not allow any questions during their presentation on the Peel watershed consultations at the Yukon Geoscience Forum this week.

Fire ban lifted

Fire ban lifted The open-fire ban over central Yukon has been lifted. The ban had been in effect over the weekend in central and northern parts of the territory.

Silver uncontested as Liberal leader

Sandy Silver has dropped “interim” from his title after running unchallenged for the Yukon Liberal Party leadership. Nominations for the position closed Friday.

Geeks gear up for YukomiCon 2.0

Hot on the heels of last summer's wildly successful event, Yukon geekdom is already getting pumped for the territory's second annual comic convention. 

Harper to visit territory next week

Harper to visit territory next week Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be back in Whitehorse this month for his 10th Yukon visit.

Staking ban in Ross River to continue to 2017

The Ross River staking ban has been extended for another two years.

Public meeting on LNG planned

The Yukon Environment and Socio-economic Assessment Board will host a public meeting next week on Yukon Energy’s plan to burn liquefied natural gas in the territory.

Businesses offered Internet with fewer fees

Mid Arctic Technology Services is eyeing some of NorthweTel's biggest Internet customers. The company has announced new plans for high volume users that do away with usage caps and overage charges.

Asp gets 15 years before chance of parole

Christina Asp has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for the second-degree murder of Gordon Seybold. In his sentencing on Friday afternoon, Judge Leigh Gower said he chose the middle ground between recommendations put forward by prosecutors and defence counsel.

Education Act amendments will lengthen school year

The Yukon government has tabled legislation to increase the number of teaching hours in Yukon schools.

Music for all the good ol’ boreal boys and girls

This week's Grand Ole Northern Opry concerts promise an ode to country music and old time radio, in the style of the Grand Ole Opry and Prairie Home Companion.

Decision imminent on Peel watershed

Talks have concluded between the Yukon government and the four affected First Nations on the fate of the Peel watershed. 

CRTC could force Internet prices down

The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission could force NorthwesTel to lower retail Internet prices.

Be wary of natural gas investment: expert

The Yukon Legislative Assembly's fracking committee is hosting experts this week to learn more about the risks and benefits of allowing hydraulic fracturing in the territory.

NorthwesTel drops overage rates

NorthwesTel drops overage rates NorthwesTel has dropped its Internet overage fees for exceeding Internet data allowances by $0.50 per gigabyte. The change affects DSL and cable Internet packages for residential and small business customers.

F.H. Collins contract confusion clarified

F.H. Collins contract confusion clarified The NDP Opposition says the premier has broken a promise by awarding a $900,000 contract for the F.