Krystle Alarcon

Yukon’s herbalist honcho launches field guide

Aptly named, the Aroma Borealis on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue smells like a spa - what with the soothing scents of wild roses and fire weed wafting through the air from Whitehorse's go-to herbal shop.

A cartoonist with a Yukon legacy

The political cartoonist at the Yukon News has regretfully left the territory.

Castle Rock alleges tender tomfoolery

A local company is crying foul over the city's decision to award its competitor around $867,000 to pave the Klondike Highway.

Yukon men step up to fight violence against women

The feminist community is flipping the conversation on violence against women. Too often, women are blamed for being raped, assaulted or abused, Ketsia Houde, the executive director of Les Essentielles said.

Kluane woman meets paramedics who saved her life

It was a day that paramedics, witnesses and loved ones described as one when the planets aligned just right, despite the near-death experience of a Kluane First Nation woman. Oct. 22, 2012 seemed like a normal Monday for Robin Bradasch, but her life changed at around noon.

Heat wave stokes wildfires

Firefighters are tackling three wildfires: one close to Michie Lake near Whitehorse, another near Mayo and a third near Watson Lake. Homes and cabins are 10.5 km away from the fire near Whitehorse.

Conservative pamphlet with fake braille riles residents

A Conservative Party pamphlet that touts the Canadian government's efforts to help disabled residents find jobs is being panned. The so-called "householder" pamphlet was sent out by various Conservative MPs.

Northern Vision buys Dawson City hotel

Northern Vision buys Dawson City hotel Northern Vision Development has added a fourth hotel to its portfolio - this time in Dawson City. The company announced yesterday that along with the Chief Isaac Corporation it had purchased the Downtown Hotel.

Beauty is in the eye of Vanessa Falle

A local photographer is dedicated to changing the way women perceive beauty, and she's doing it through her own lens. Vanessa Falle has launched a "beauty and glamour" photo shoot package at her studio on Main Street.

Father drowns while rescuing sons in B.C. lake

A Whitehorse man drowned near Kelowna last Wednesday after attempting to save his two sons and another boy. George Matthew Klein, 42, together with a large group of family members, had been enjoying an afternoon at Kokanee Beach Resort.

English tests affect employers and families

Local employers are complaining about English language requirements their foreign workers must pass to gain permanent residency in Canada.

Hundreds of soldiers to train in Whitehorse

Around 550 soldiers from across Canada will be training for emergency responses in Whitehorse next week for an annual military training called Operation Nanook.

Whitehorse man fined for wasted moose meat

A Whitehorse man has been fined $8,625 under the Wildlife Act for leaving a moose behind near Faro after shooting it.

Inmate attempts escape through ceiling

A man in the segregation unit of Whitehorse Correctional Centre made a failed attempt to escape by climbing up to the ceiling through an electrical shaft on Wednesday evening.

Territory proposes change to child support

Parents who collect or pay child support could possibly have it easier, depending on what the Yukon government decides after mid-August.

More Whistle Bend lots up for grabs

Over 150 lots in the second phase of the Whistle Bend subdivision will go on sale by lottery, starting Sept. 3. Although 71 lots remain up for sale from the first phase, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

First Nation to hold sexual health conference

First Nation to hold sexual health conference Around 80 youth, most of whom are First Nations, will learn about sexual health this weekend. The Kwanlin Dun First Nation is holding the Choices! Youth Sexual Health Conference starting this evening at 6 p.

Soldiers and citizens prepare for the worst

About 25 soldiers were treated at Whitehorse General Hospital yesterday - for fake injuries, that is. "Pulse 80, 'resp' 12, blood pressure 80 on 100," said one paramedic to Dr. Marc Pronovost yesterday.

Living in limbo: a temporary foreign worker’s story

Imagine being separated from your kids for seven years, losing a chance at citizenship by having your name not pulled out of a bucket and being homeless during the winter months of Alberta.

Territory opens Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The education department, which handles immigration in the territory, announced that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has approved the TFWP for Yukon employers this morning at a press conference.