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Man guilty of threatening to kill dog

Hans Blankenburg was sitting by his trailer with a loaded double-barrel shotgun when a dog ran towards him on July 25, 2009.

Visitors seek refuge in new Whitehorse hostel

A man carrying a giant cardboard box is awkwardly making his way down the basement stairs of the newly opened Lead Dog Backpacker's Inn. "Do you need a hand with that?" says Mike Tribes, one of the hostel's co-owners.

Cannor could replace Dana Naye: study

Small businesses are struggling to find loans and accounting advice in the Yukon, according to a Department of Indian and Northern Affairs-sponsored study tabled in a recent court case.

Skookum threatens radio station on voice mail

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Chief Eddie Skookum left a threatening voice mail at a local radio station after it aired comments critical of his leadership.

Era of Indian Act and INAC must end: Atleo

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo spoke to a packed house of Yukon aboriginal leaders for half an hour Tuesday morning, and didn't once mention the word 'healing.' The omission was notable.

Get Out!

Follow in the footsteps of a Canadian hero and join in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday. The global tradition continues Fox's efforts in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. The 29th annual run begins at 12:30 p..

Peel planning drags on, frustrates stakeholders

At a Peel Watershed public meeting Wednesday night, many in attendance expressed frustration that they were still being asked for their opinion.

Fentie on hospital: “What money?”

Premier Dennis Fentie won't claw back $17,600 of taxpayers' money accidentally paid to the Yukon Hospital Corporation board of directors.

Shakeup sends YECL head packing

Jerome Babyn, former general manager of ATCO-owned Yukon Electrical Company Limited, has been transferred to the energy giant’s Edmonton office.

Biker wins appeal against towing company

A biker who lost his motorcycle at the hands of a Watson Lake towing company won an appeal in the Yukon Supreme Court earlier this week.

Board wages ‘smacks of cronyism,’ says opposition

The legislature's fall sitting is still a week away, but opposition leaders are already slamming the government for bungling the overpayment of board members at the Yukon Hospital Corporation.

Restaurateurs battle over freezers, sinks and cookbook

The former owners of the now-defunct Henriette’s Taverne, Matthias Lexow and Jonathon Peterson, are suing Antoinette Oliphant, alleging she took from them more than $122,650 in kitchen and restaurant decor items.

Former Dawson City mayor can serve sentence in Ontario: judge

Former Dawson City mayor Glen Everitt will be serving his sentence for misusing public money in Ontario. Everitt, who is suffering from insomnia, depression and chronic pain, is allowed to move to Chatham.

Wine thief sought by cops

A man has been caught on tape snatching wine from the Roadhouse offsales outlet. At around 7 p.m. last Tuesday, a man in a black shirt entered the offsales, grabbed two bottles of wine and ran out.

Vandal caught pink handed

A teenage vandal was nabbed spray painting “Pinky” on the clay cliffs overlooking downtown Whitehorse Friday.

Skookum is off the hook for assault

Assault charges against Little Salmon/Carmacks Chief Eddie Skookum were dropped in a Juneau court last Thursday. Skookum was facing jail time for an alleged assault against his girlfriend in a Haines hotel room.

Dinners, rental cars and legal fees rejected by utilities board

The Yukon Utilities Board denied more than $60,000 in receipts for dinners, lawyers and consultants made by intervenors who attended this year's hearing on the Mayo B power project.

Jackie Ziehe follows the light

Artist Jackie Ziehe has a secret tool to help her find the perfect painting subjects - a helicopter. At Ziehe's newest exhibit in the Copper Moon gallery, she stands in front of a piece with blue and grey mountains towering over a winding river.

Victims aplenty during wild chase for gunman

A man outside the Hotel '98 and Flipper's Pub pulled a gun on a woman and terrified witnesses last Saturday night, say police. "They were of the belief that they were about to see someone die," said Sgt.

Deputy minister admired chamber’s spin

The senior government official overseeing the Peel Watershed land-use planning process lauded the mining lobby's media strategy, according to internal e-mails obtained through access to information.