Josh Kerr

Stopping mining messes before they start

If you get an old-school miner talking about the good old days they'll regale you with tales of hard days and wild nights. But once the party was over, no one stuck around to clean up the mess.

Woman gets nearly three years in prison

A Whitehorse woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for a series of crimes that included robbery, stealing a taxi and assault.

Condo market stays strong

Whitehorse condos reached record-high prices last year. Yukon Bureau of Statistics is reporting that the average condo unit in the city sold for $330,600 in the third quarter of 2012.

The bloody business of art

Many artists figuratively put their own blood, sweat and tears into their projects, but Leslie Leong did it literally. Every one of the 25 pieces in her exhibit, Blood-letting: A Rite of Purification, contains a tiny bit of her own blood.

NorthwesTel unveils $233M in planned upgrades

By 2018 almost every northerner will be able to use an iPhone in their community. That's just one of the promises NorthwesTel made when it submitted its $233-million modernization plan

Yukon could see more oil and gas exploration

Oil companies are eyeing the Yukon's energy reserves.

Cabbie gets 22 months for sexual assault

A former Whitehorse cabbie will spend the next two years behind bars for the sexual assault of one of his passengers.

Stevens Quarry clears assessors

The Yukon Environmental Socio-economic Assessment Board recommended that the quarry, located at the north end of Whitehorse, be allowed to move forward, provided a long list of terms and conditions are met.

Soccer net tragedy sparks lawsuit

The family of a girl who was killed by a falling soccer net last summer has filed suit against the Yukon government. Jaedyn Amann-Hicks, five, died after being struck in the head by a collapsible soccer net.

Embattled contractor speaks

Doug Gonder wants to set the record straight. The owner of Norcope Enterprises, who has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the Yukon government, has up until now avoided talking publicly about the case.

Mendenhall outage still a mystery

Mendenhall is one power-hungry neighbourhood. In the last year the power consumption of the tiny rural subdivision, 70 kilometres west of Whitehorse, has jumped by 15 to 20 per cent.

Questions remain about magnetite mining plans

The Yukon Water Board is holding a public hearing next week over Eagle Industrial Minerals' plan to mine magnetite out of the iron-rich tailings at the old Whitehorse Copper mine site.

WCB overruled again

The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board has been ordered to reinstate the benefits of an injured worker who it cut off over three years ago. It’s the second time the board has been told to do so.

A new Yukon record

As anyone who's ever tried to use a cellphone outside of Whitehorse knows, the Yukon is not a high-tech mecca. So it's kind of fitting that the territory's newest record label is doing things the old fashioned way.

Fight over Whistle Bend continues

A contract dispute over construction of the Whistle Bend subdivision is going back to court. Norcope Enterprises is suing the Yukon government over $2 million worth of work on the new subdivision.

Ross River wins staking appeal

The territory needs to consult with unsigned First Nation governments before a mineral claim is staked on their traditional lands, says a recent Appeal Court decision.

Bikers who brave the cold

Maybe you've seen them: brave souls dressed up like snow ninjas peddling around town in orange safety vests or propelling themselves down icy, hard-packed trails on oversized tires. Snow bikers are taking over Whitehorse.

Whistle Bend still on track

Despite problems with some of the underground infrastructure, the new Whistle Bend subdivision is still on track, says Pat Malloy, the director of land development services for the Yukon government.

Who teaches the teachers?

Brian Lewthwaite is a teacher's teacher. The professor of education from the University of Manitoba is working on a project in Dawson City aimed at making teaching more culturally responsive to First Nation students.

Territory to track residents without GPs

If you don't have a family doctor, the Yukon government wants to know. The territory has launched an online registry this week to track the number of people who don't have a family doctor.