Jesse Winter

Jesse posted 495 stories to Yukon News.
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Corporate aviation, Yukon style

There's a new bird in the skies over Whitehorse, but at 746 kilometres per hour, it might be a little hard to spot.

  • Jun 25th, 2014 2:00am

Champion makes last ditch offer to avoid Peel lawsuit

The chief of the Nacho Nyak Dun is offering a last-minute olive branch over the Peel watershed lawsuit, hoping the costly case can be avoided.

  • Jun 13th, 2014 2:00am

At Vanier, some changes and some stalls

A lot can change in a year. It’s been 15 months since Liam Finnegan squared off against Bishop Gary Gordon over his policy on homosexuality at Yukon Catholic schools.

  • Jun 13th, 2014 2:00am

Poor parking perpetrators beware

Ever notice how some Yukoners often have a, shall we say, special way of parking? It seems a little more haphazard than most.

  • Jun 13th, 2014 2:00am

Building a better bee box

Whitehorse's bumblebees have some new digs, thanks to a study underway by the city. Maria Leung, a Whitehorse-based biologist, is spearheading the work.

  • Jun 13th, 2014 2:00am

Firebug not to blame for latest Mayo fires: RCMP

A suspected Mayo firebug may still be on the loose, but the alleged arsonist no longer appears to be active.

  • Jun 9th, 2014 1:52pm

Whitehorse’s new mall a hit with tenants

Whitehorse's newest indoor mall is open for business, even if it's not quite finished yet. Northern Vision Development’s NVD Place had its official opening on Tuesday.

  • Jun 6th, 2014 2:00am

Teen spared cystic fibrosis death sentence

Larissa Rueckenbach and her family can breathe a little easier. After three tries, the family finally got Vertex Pharma to add their daughter to the company's compassionate care program.

  • Jun 6th, 2014 2:00am

Focusing on FASD prevention

With Yukon MP Ryan Leef's private members bill on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder debated this week on the House of Commons floor, FASD is a popular topic right now.

  • Jun 6th, 2014 2:00am

Quake wakes Yukoners

Quake wakes Yukoners Light-sleeping Yukoners got a little jolt this morning. A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit 94 kilometres southwest of Skagway and about 10 kilometres underground, according to Earthquakes Canada.

  • Jun 4th, 2014 2:00am

Suspicious house fire and death hit Kwanlin Dun hard

The Kwanlin Dun community is reeling from two traumatic incidents over the weekend. Police are investigating the death of Allan Waugh, a 69-year-old man who was found dead in his home on Friday morning.

  • Jun 4th, 2014 2:00am

Prospectors angered by Class 1 changes

Yukon prospectors are upset over government secrecy around changes to how Class 1 exploration work is regulated. Last week, Premier Darrell Pasloski and Grand Chief Ruth Massie announced that they have a rudimentary agreement.

  • Jun 4th, 2014 2:00am

Worker deaths too high: WCB

“We’ve had three deaths in 2013 and to date in 2014 we’ve had four,” said Mark Pike, chairman of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.

  • Jun 2nd, 2014 1:29pm

Mayo’s drop in centre burns down

Last Friday the community of Mayo lost one of its most important buildings. The town's drop-in centre burned to the ground in the early morning of May 23.

  • May 30th, 2014 2:00am

Watson Lakers say town ignored oil spills

A Watson Lake couple say their drinking water is contaminated with oil and gas after the municipality and the territory ignored spills on their neighbour's property for more than two years. "Our water smells like oil.

  • May 28th, 2014 2:00am

Premier and chiefs discuss mining spat

The Yukon government and Yukon First Nations are trying to strike a deal over Class 1 mining activity in the territory.

  • May 28th, 2014 2:00am

City looks to finalize parks plan

When people think of famous city parks, Vancouver’s Stanley Park or New York’s Central Park often spring to mind. But as storied as those places are, Whitehorse’s parkland would eat them for dinner.

  • May 26th, 2014 1:54pm

White River First Nation picks new acting chief

The White River First Nation has a new acting chief, who will sit until the government’s general assembly in August. The exact date has not yet been set.

  • May 23rd, 2014 8:57am

A life or death deal

Thirteen-year-old Larissa Rueckenbach stares quietly at the kitchen table. "I don't like being in the hospital," she says. "It's a little bit scary.

  • May 23rd, 2014 2:00am

American money funds Peel case, fuels conflict

Vivian Krause and Gill Cracknell don't agree on much when it comes to funding the Protect the Peel campaign, but they do concur on one point.

  • May 23rd, 2014 2:00am