Josh Kerr

Housing conference kicks off Monday

Housing is a problem the government can't simply solve on its own, says Allyn Lyon, the director of community and industry partnering for the Yukon Housing Corporation.

Frisky Fresh Fish reels in customers

To the uninitiated, it might seem kind of fishy to buy seafood out of a trailer in the parking lot of an abandoned building.

Government releases water strategy

Like the resource itself, the responsibility for managing the Yukon's water flows freely between departments and levels of government.

Advocates push for wind power

Yukon Energy isn't just blowing hot air when it talks about wind power, says Hector Campbell, the utility's vice-president. "We know that there are a lot of strong wind advocates here."

Bringing Bhangra to the Boreal

Gurdeep Pandher doesn't recommend eating before his Bhangra dance class, but that warning didn't come until after I had already finished a plate piled high with curried vegetables and rice.

Rae comes North

Liberal leader Bob Rae stopped in Whitehorse this weekend as part of his cross-country tour to promote the party’s upcoming leadership convention and take some jabs at his political opponents.

Haines Junction gets 4G

Latitude Wireless hooked Haines Junction up with 4G wireless services this week. It's the third Yukon community that has had its cellular service upgraded since December.

Condo developer awarded almost $1 million on appeal

A Whitehorse contractor has been ordered to pay back almost $1 million to the owner of a condo project that it was hired to build. The Yukon Court of Appeals found that builder, Wayne Cunningham of Kareway Homes Ltd.

Bringing books to Bariadi

Many Canadian immigrants send money back home. Leonard Boniface sent a library. In January, the Mobile Youth Container Center officially opened in Bariadi, Tanzania, Boniface's hometown.

Bell Mobility class action lawsuit starts

A $6-million class-action lawsuit pitting northern customers against Bell Mobility started this week in Yellowknife.

Developer to hold condo lottery

Housing prices in Whitehorse are no longer rising at the same frantic pace that they've seen over the last few years, but demand is still high, said Jeff Barrett, the director of planning and development for Evergreen Homes.

Tagish Lake Gold Corp. to pay for safety infractions

A Vancouver-based junior mining company has agreed to pay a fine of $24,150 after it was caught ignoring the orders of Yukon safety inspectors.

Crown denied appeal in two assault cases

The Yukon Court of Appeal has rejected an application from the Crown to revisit the sentences of two men convicted of violent attacks last year.

Going Passive for a better house

Andy Lera is using some old techniques to make something new: the territory's first Passive House. The German design standard has been used in Europe for decades but has only recently been embraced in Canada.

Yukon Liquor Corp. shuts off the taps at two bars

Two Whitehorse bars are nursing a pretty bad hangover from the Sourdough Rendezvous.

Students find Peel plan pitfalls

The Yukon government's proposals for the Peel watershed are based on some spurious science, say several Yukon graduate students. "There was very little original research that's been done to back up the numbers that are in these four new concepts."

Kaska condemn Supreme Court action

The leaders of the Yukon's unsigned First Nations are lambasting the territorial government's move to try to take its dispute with the Ross River Dena Council to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Skagway hydro project down but not out

Skagway's West Creek hydro project has hit a bump in the road to development. The municipality was hoping to get the Alaska Energy Authority to pony up some cash to conduct a feasibility study of the project.

Regulator reins in NorthwesTel’s rates

For years NorthwesTel has been the only option for Yukoners when it comes to high-speed Internet services, but that's about to change.

From Russia with love for our permafrost science

The permafrost-addled stretch of Alaska Highway near Beaver Creek is a landmark that most tourists try to avoid, but not Larisa Ivanova. It's actually what the Russian civil engineer came to the Yukon to see.