James Munson

Fish truck spills load on highway

A refrigerated truck carrying more than 30,000 pounds of halibut and sockeye salmon dumped its load on the Alaska Highway Monday after its driver lost control.

Sexual assault at music festival

A 22-year-old Whitehorse resident was arrested for allegedly raping a woman during the Dawson City Music Festival this weekend.

Lottery commission tightens board expenses

Examining the expense reports, you might think Yukon Lottery Corp. officials had hit the jackpot. The 11 directors of the Yukon Lottery Corp.

Cabbie beaten at college

A taxi driver was beaten unconsciousness in his car outside of Yukon College early Wednesday morning. Paramedics were able to revive the 45-year-old man shortly after police received a call about the incident at 4:15 a.m.

A historic town comes to life

The sun was coming up and the hoedown was going strong. At first, only a couple people sought protection from the pouring rain on Saturday night at the gazebo on Dawson City's waterfront.

Skookum must make the right choice: councillor

The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation is giving Chief Eddie Skookum a chance to redeem himself after being charged with assault in the United States two weeks ago.

Coasters closing its doors

Coasters Bar & Grill is shutting down in two weeks because it couldn't pay its lease.

Massie becomes grand chief

Brooks Brook The Council of Yukon First Nations' new grand chief wants to expand the lobby's membership. "One of the priorities is to bring back the other First Nations," said Ruth Massie, former Ta'an Kwach'an Council chief.

Golden Hill begins mass equipment sell off

It was a busy week at the courthouse for construction magnate Jon Rudolph. Equipment previously owned by his company, Golden Hill Ventures Limited, will be sold in a public auction, a Yukon court decided Thursday.

Trappers salute their oldest patron

Alex Van Bibber was the Yukon's first public relations officer. In 1965, then-US senator Robert Kennedy came north to climb Mount Kennedy, named in honour of his deceased brother.

Hip hop therapy comes to Whitehorse

Stephen (Buddha) Leafloor uses hip hop to improve the mental health of northern youth. "If you talk to kids, the early hip-hop experience in the Bronx, before it got taken worldwide, was one of nobody gives a fuck about us."

First Nations struggle to breathe life into council

Joe Jack was threatened with a loaded firearm on the Alaska Highway two years ago when he tried to take his son hunting on the Koidern River near Beaver Creek. Jack, one of two candidates for grand chief at the Council of Yukon First Nations annual general assembly this week...

Two men die in weekend rollovers

An unidentified man was killed in an accident on the North Klondike Highway Thursday, forcing the highway to close for 14 hours south of Pelly Crossing.

Skookum has bail request shot down

Little Salmon/Carmacks Chief Eddy Skookum failed in an attempt to have his bail lowered in a US court hearing on Thursday. Skookum was in Haines, Alaska, on July 4 when he was arrested by police for alledgedly assaulting a woman at a motel.

Edzerza’s cause celebre comes true

For Environment Minister John Edzerza, the opening of the Yukon's newest aboriginal healing camp was personal. I can testify to you today about alcohol," said Edzerza on Thursday.

Secluded artist comes in from the lake

Alice Park-Spurr doesn't come out of the wilderness often. In the summer, she takes a 120-kilometre boat ride from her home on Tagish Lake to get to the highway.

Lost history takes on life with personal memoir

Ione Christensen stood behind a projector in a tiny log-walled room at the MacBride Museum, speaking at length about life in the long-abandoned town of Fort Selkirk.

Regulators to examine Yukon Electrical profits

The Yukon Utilities Board will investigate whether Yukon Electrical broke the rules by earning too much of a profit. As Yukon Electrical's regulator, the board decides how much money the company can make from ratepayers.

Outage shuts down the internet

A freak power outage shut down internet and e-mail service in downtown Whitehorse Monday afternoon. The outage was caused by a mainline breaker that blew at around 3:15 p.m.

Bump dinners from public bill: Utilities Consumers’ Group

A lawyer and consultants hired by the Yukon Energy Corporation are wrongfully billing the public for meals they incurred during regulatory hearings for the Mayo B project last April, says the Utilities Consumers' Group.