Jesse Winter

Elias to seek help for alcohol abuse

Yukon MLA Darius Elias says he has a problem with alcohol and is seeking help. The MLA for Old Crow was charged early Friday morning with failing to provide a breathalyzer sample after police pulled him over.

Leef touts conservation funding

The federal government has unveiled its latest plan for conserving Canada's wilderness.

Robots and astronauts collide in Carcross

Students at the Ghuch Tla Community School in Carcross got an out-of-this-world surprise last week when Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques stopped in for a visit.

Leef defends CanNor spending practices

Yukon's MP is defending the Conservative government's Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency after Canada's auditor general criticized it for not adequately measuring its effectiveness.

Building Carcross’s future

Hammer strikes ring loud inside the cabin, competing with the snarl of buzz saws and coarse shouts of professional construction workers pushing forward on a tight timeline. At least they sound like professionals.

Duty to consult a mixed blessing: report

The duty to consult is, by all accounts, an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to intergovernmental relationships between First Nations and their territorial counterparts.

Nehass wasn’t stripped, says Justice Dept.

Yukon's Justice Department disputes Michael Nehass's claims that he was stripped and forced to appear naked in a Yukon courtroom in January. "Unfortunately all I can say is that we dispute his assertion that he was stripped.

Hacking for better health

Doc McCoy, eat your heart out. We might not yet have Star Trek's teleportation, but computers today are now small enough to fit in your pocket. They know your name.

Saving songbirds’ boreal home

Imagine running for three days, non-stop, without food or water. Now imagine you round the last corner, in sight of home, but your house is no longer there.

Leef’s FASD bill a ‘good start’: advocate

The head of Yukon's fetal alcohol support society says MP Ryan Leef's private member's bill regarding the disability is a "good start.

Inmate files human rights complaint over solitary confinement

On a cold morning last January, Michael Nehass appeared in a Yukon courtroom on a TV monitor. He was shackled and pinned to the floor by jail guards in full riot gear. Nehass himself was naked, and screaming incoherently.

Vanier elections breaks voter turnout record

There's a new school council at Vanier Catholic Secondary, voted in by the highest voter turnout in the school's history during elections on Monday night.

Vanier school council election today

Six Yukon schools will be getting new school councils today. School council elections are happening across the territory this afternoon, from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Nixon signals plans to pave Dawson runway

Dawson City's airport might soon be getting an asphalt upgrade.

Assessors approve Minto mine expansion

Capstone Mining Corporation's Minto copper mine could soon be seeing a whole lot more digging. The Yukon Socio-Economic Assessment Board has recommended the government approve three new open pits.

Yukon foreign worker program unaffected by federal ban

Recent changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program won't impact Yukon businesses using similar programs offered by the Yukon government.

Six Yukon schools to see council elections Monday

Six Yukon schools will see school council elections a week from today.

More police needed in Burwash Landing: residents

People in Burwash Landing want to see more RCMP officers in their town. With the territorial government touting a $7.2.2 million budget surplus and paying to upgrade policing infrastructure...

Stacking the deck with good designs

In Ben Barrett-Forrest's world, design is everywhere. It's in the shape of the pen your barista uses to jot down your morning coffee order.

  • Apr 25, 2014

Stockdale looks back at 30 years of public life

When Dave Stockdale was a schoolboy in England, he asked a question and his classmates sniggered. The phys. ed.